TED NUGENT APOLOGIZES TO OBAMA FOR 'MONGREL' REMARK


Ted Nugent is sorry.

Sort of.

After several days of controversy surrounding his foray on the Texas campaign trail, the rocker/right-wing agitator expressed regret for using the words “subhuman mongrel” to describe President Obama.

I did cross the line. I do apologize -- not necessarily to the president -- but on behalf of much better men than myself,” Nugent said Friday in an interview with Ben Ferguson, a Dallas-based conservative talk radio host.

Nugent said he regretted “using the street-fighter terminology of ‘subhuman mongrel’ instead of just using more understandable language, such as ‘violator of… the Constitution.... the liar that he is.'”

The 65-year-old “Motor City Madman” campaigned this week alongside Texas Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott, forcing the GOP gubernatorial front-runner to defend their association after Democrats publicized some of Nugent's more pungent remarks, including the slur against the president last month at a Las Vegas trade and gun show.

An Abbott spokesman said that while the candidate did not always endorse or agree with the language Nugent used, he appreciated his “forceful [advocacy] for individual liberty and constitutional rights.”

Other Republicans, however, were quick to denounce Nugent, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Arizona Sen. John McCain and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a likely GOP presidential contender in 2016.

I will try to elevate my vernacular to the level of those great men that I’m learning from in the world of politics,” Nugent said in the call-in interview with Dallas station WBAP.


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