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Ted Nugent just sort of thinking aloud about whether it would have been better if the South had won the Civil War

The Budweiser-and-buffalo-wing-stained shag carpet that is Ted Nugent has once again taken the nation's discourse and added a squealing, self-indulgent solo via this Washington Times op-ed, in which the political thinker /"Yank Me, Crank Me" singer takes Chief Justice John Roberts to task for his recent healthcare vote, using typically rational terms. Along with branding Roberts a "traitor" and a "turncoat" for refusing to strike down Obama's program, thus engineering "the ultimate demise of this great experiment in self- government," Nugent comes to the conclusion that "because our legislative, judicial and executive branches of government hold the 10th Amendment in contempt, I’m beginning to wonder if it would have been best had the South won the Civil War." Nugent adds that he is only just now beginning to wonder about that hypothetical alternative, like just sort of thinking aloud right now, because "our Founding Fathers' concept of limited government is dead" and certainly for no other reason.

Granted, there likely would be some other collateral damage to the South winning the Civil War. For example, football and Gone With The Wind would be different, and maybe some other stuff. But all of those outcomes would be worth it to Nugent if it meant defeating "Fedzilla" and all of the "Fedzillacrats," which are the sort of colorful terms that let you know you should definitely pay attention to the person who is speaking them, and perhaps inquire further about their political opinion. Anyway, much like Nugent's recent comments about being "a black Jew at a Nazi-klan rally" and his implicit threat to be "dead or in jail" should Obama be reelected, Nugent also made sure to link his latest opinions on how great it would be if the South had won the Civil War to his repeatedly professed endorsement of Mitt Romney, which Romney is no doubt already excited about, seeing his name in the paper like that.


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