Sunday, April 23, 2017

N.Y. Times: 4 Hours at the White House with Ted Nugent, Sarah Palin, and Kid Rock.

Ted Nugent with Donald Trump

"David Crosby and Ted Nugent have engaged in a war of words following the ultra-conservative rocker's White House visit.

"On Thursday, Nugent and Kid Rock served as Sarah Palin's guests when the former vice presidential candidate visited Donald Trump in the White House. Nugent later posted a photo of him and Trump, which Crosby retweeted with the caption, 'This picture says it all... the two most insincere smiles in history what a pair of assholes.'

"Nugent was informed of Crosby's tweet Friday during an interview with WABC Radio's Rita Cosby and lit into the CSNY singer. 'David Crosby, he's kind of a lost soul, and he's done so much substance abuse throughout his life that his logic meter is gone," Nugent said. "His reasoning and his depth of understanding is pretty much gone, so it doesn't surprise me, I feel quite sad for the guy,' " according to Rolling Stone.

As Robert Reich says now that is real "Classy." But, then again, why would anyone think anything different about Trump's White House.

Here's Robert Reich's take:

I’m old enough to remember when John F. Kennedy invited the world’s greatest artists, writers, scientists, and philosophers to dine in the White House. The entire nation felt ennobled.

This week, Trump invited Ted Nugent, Kid Rock and Sarah Palin.

Nugent once referred to former President Barack Obama as a “mongrel.” He has said he wanted to shoot former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and called for Obama and Hillary Clinton to be assassinated. In 2012, after making a threatening remark about Obama, Nugent was the subject of a Secret Service investigation.

As Trump’s dinner guest, Nugent was asked if he regretted his comments about Obama and Clinton. He responded, “No! I will never apologize for calling out evil people.”

Sarah Palin needs no introduction. During the 2012 campaign, she accused Obama of viewing America “as being so imperfect that he's palling around with terrorists who would target their own country.”

Kid Rock, whose legal name is Robert Ritchie, rode the short-lived country-rap-rock music fad, famously arguing he was an American badass in the hit song “American Bad Ass.” He was briefly married to the actress Pamela Anderson.

When Trump gave the three of them a tour of the White House and they came to Hillary Clinton’s portrait, a member of the group asked the three to extend their middle fingers beneath the portrait, according to Nugent. They chose instead to sneer, as shown in the photo below.


One of Trump’s major accomplishments in his first 100 days has been to demean and degrade both the 0ffice of the presidency and the White House. Rather than feel ennobled, I suspect most Americans feel saddened and embarrassed.

4 Hours at the White House with Ted Nugent, Sarah Palin, and Kid Rock.