- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Rocker-turned-Second Amendment activist Ted Nugent, who’s just taken to the campaign trail for Texas governor hopeful Greg Abbott, has already irked Democrats with his recent slamming of President Obama as a “subhuman mongrel.”

Mr. Nugent called Mr. Obama the term during an interview last month with Guns.com.

His full statement: “I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame enough Americans to be ever vigilant not to let a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America,” CNN reported.

The statements hit the media especially hard this week because Mr. Nugent was just heading out on the campaign trail with the Texas Republican, Mr. Abbott, who’s hoping to win the GOP stamp of approval for gubernatorial nominee. Democrats point to Mr. Nugent as outlandish, while Mr. Abbott’s main competitor — Democrat governor hopeful Wendy Davis — has called his decision to allow the rocker to campaign for him “repulsive,” CNN reported.

A leading staffer for Mr. Abbott, however, said Mr. Nugent draws a crowd. The campaign, for example, only had 100 people who gave a firm commitment to attend one recent event — until Mr. Nugent was announced as a special guest. The number of attendees tripled, the aide told CNN.

“On a Tuesday mid-morning at a local restaurant in Denton, Texas, that’s a lot of people,” the aide told CNN.

SEE ALSO: Rick Perry slams Ted Nugent for calling Obama a ‘subhuman mongrel’

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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