In a column that describes “dirty Democrat politicians” as the enemies of black Americans, the right-wing rocker reels off a string of statistics he says demonstrate how ineffective Democratic policies, including Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal and Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, have been at helping African-Americans overcome poverty, crime and a lack of education.
“The truth is that the Democratic Party has been the engineer of the destruction of black Americans, and everyone knows it except the very people who need to know it the most – black Americans,” he writes.
Nugent, on the other hand, says he celebrates Black History Month “every day,” because his “fire-breathing musical career was literally launched by black musical thundergods” including Bo Diddley, Little Richard, James Brown, Wilson Pickett and more.
“There is no doubt that my 2013 tour will be the best of my life,” he writes. “With world-class virtuosos paying tribute to our black heroes nightly, it is only fitting that this year’s tour is aptly titled, ‘Ted Nugent Black Power 2013.’ Say it loud: my music is black and I’m proud!”
Nugent hasn’t been subtle about his dislike of Democrats, particularly President Obama. The rocker credited the president’s re-election last year to “pimps, whores and welfare brats,” and met with the Secret Service last year after describing his opposition to the president in violent terms. Nugent attended Obama’s State of the Union speech earlier this month without incident.