When the Dixie Chicks said in 2003 that they were ashamed to be from the same state as President Bush, their records were burned, the trio's concert dates were cancelled and the women received death threats from the conservative Bible belt of America.
Yet, for reasons unknown, there is no outcry about Ted Nugent's repeated attacks against President Obama, which continued this week when Nugent compared the President of the United States to a crack addict, noted RightWingWatch.org (audio below).
While speaking to radio host Lars Larson, the NRA board member and former rocker stated, "We could never run out of examples of this president violating his oath, violating the basics of America, the basics of ‘We The People,’ expecting Constitutional representation from our elected officials, especially the top dog in office and he's violating those oaths, those vows."
It's not clear which "oaths" and "vows" Nugent was speaking of, but he continued, "It's like having a criminal so or daughter asking for more allowance so they can buy more crack. These people refuse to be accountable. Their spending ways can only be described as a drunken idiot, the waste, the corruption, the fraud, the deceit, the abuse of power, it breaks my heart.”
Oddly, Nugent made no such objection when President Bush spent $1 trillion on the war in Iraq, which his administration claimed would pay for itself.
According to Salon.com:
On March 27, 2003, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz told the House Appropriations Committee that Iraqi oil would pay for the costs of the war: “We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction and relatively soon.” In a press conference on Oct. 2, 2003, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld predicted: “The bulk of the funds for Iraq’s reconstruction will come from Iraqis—from oil revenues, recovered assets, international trade, direct foreign investment—as well as some contributions we’ve already received and hoped to receive from the international community.”