And so election 2012 was in full-swing, with every major mainstream news outlet shamelessly cheerleading in the Obama fan club. Not to be outdone in the purveyance of inflammatory invective, Ted Nugent declared: "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year." Later at an NRA convention, Ted had this to say:
“Our president and attorney general, our vice president, Hillary Clinton–-they’re criminals. They’re criminals. We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November! Any questions?”Immediately the mainstream media frantically began hunting for associations between Mitt Romney and Ted Nugent. It was Martin Bashir who came to the rescue! The big news endlessly repeated in literally thousands of news publications is that "According to the Texas Tribune" Mitt Romney actively sought Ted Nugent's endorsement in early March. The discussion then wandered off into hypocritical ponderings about whether Romney would try to distance himself from "The Nuge," and whether their close association would hurt Mitt in November.
I tried to find that original Texas Tribune article, but I could find nothing about it on the Texas Tribune website. I searched high and low across the width and breadth of the worldwide web and all I found was this tweet:
This of course led me to the msnbc tv show, which was actually the source of this news. Martin Bashir interviewed a reporter for the Texas Tribune who maintained that Ted Nugent told her that Mitt called him. So this tempest in a teapot is basically hearsay repeated on a biased show by a biased source from a lunatic ex-rocker, then endlessly repeated as though it were an incontrovertible fact.
Luckily for Mitt, the Supreme Court has already made a ruling that lifts the burden of guilt under which Mitt Romney must labor and campaign under. You see, just because one member of some organization or political party is guilty of speaking outside the boundaries of perfectly politically correct speech, does not necessarily implicate other members of that same organization or political party:
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that a federal law that allows torture victims to sue their overseas assailants does not permit suits against corporations or political groups such as the Palestine Liberation Organization.
The justices said the Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991 authorized lawsuits only against the people responsible for torture and killing.