- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Rocker Ted Nugent, who just made media waves with a printed reference of President Obama as a “subhuman mongrel,” now says he’s going stop calling people names — but apparently not the name “liar.”

Mr. Nugent said in CNN: “Instead of using terms like ‘subhuman mongrel,’ I’m going to get right to the meat of the matter where our president is a liar. He lies about you can keep your doctor, period. Over and over again, he lies about Benghazi. He’s lying about the IRS.”

The Second Amendment activist then promised not to call the president any more names.

“I won’t call him names anymore. I’m going to get right down to the nitty-gritty and identify the criminal behavior by the people abusing power in the United States government,” he said, CNN reported.

Last month, Mr. Nugent called Mr. Obama a “subhuman mongrel” in a published interview with Guns.com. Several in the GOP — including Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, and Gov. Rick Perry — suggested Mr. Nugent went a bit over the top with those comments.

Mr. Nugent later issued an apology of sorts.

His apology, CNN reported: “They think I’ll be more effective if I back off that Detroit street fighter rock ‘n’ roll stage rhetoric,” he said. “I’m here to tell you that I’m going to do that because I do respect people like Gov. Perry and the great Greg Abbott and Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.”

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

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