Celebrity: Ted Nugent
Ted Nugent has a history of making outrageous politically-charged remarks. During the 2008 election, he famously said during a concert that President Obama should "suck on my machine gun," and that Hillary Clinton "might want to ride one of these into the sunset." His commentary after the 2012 election really takes the cake.
When it was announced that Obama had won reelection, the aging country singer took to his Twitter account to call everyone who had voted for Obama "pimps," "whores," and "welfare brats" who want to "destroy America." Then, he continued by wondering "what subhuman varmint believes others must pay for their obesity booze cellphones birthcontrol abortions & lives," and followed that up with "Goodluk America u just voted for economic & spiritual suicide. Soulless fools." Additionally, he proclaimed during an NRA convention that "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year."
Well, Obama became president. Proclaiming that you are either going to die or be imprisoned is a bit melodramatic—even Donald Trump didn't go that far—and the stuff of people who can't come up with a decent argument to support their opinions. No one likes a sore loser, and, even more so, no one likes someone who can't keep their promises. Going on Twitter rants like that doesn't get any point across, it just makes you look old and out of touch, like an angry grandpa who's pissed because people keep running around on his lawn—but one with Internet access.
In 2013, Nugent should step away from his Twitter, stop talking about how he's "cry[ing] tears of blood" over the election, and focus on acceptance and moving on. Focus on, say, his career instead. Also, maybe he should get that "tears of blood" thing checked out. Obamacare should cover a checkup. —Tanya Ghahremani