The 2014 '30 Under 30'

Congrats to this year's 30 -- check out the full list here!

Ted Nugent to be Rep. Steve Stockman’s guest at State of the Union

Texas Congressman Steve Stockman is bringing a hot date to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Tuesday.

None other than musician and staunch gun advocate Ted Nugent will be the Republican Representative’s guest.

“I am excited to have a patriot like Ted Nugent joining me in the House Chamber to hear from President Obama,” Stockman said in a statement. “After the Address I’m sure Ted will have plenty to say.”

And Nugent does tend to always have “plenty to say.” He called Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. a “traitor” in July for voting for Obamacare and told CNN host Piers Morgan to leave gun owners “the hell alone” just last week.

Considering that Obama is certain to talk about gun control in his State of the Union this year, Nugent’s attendance is bound to create controversy and distract from the President’s speech.

On another note, Stockman also announced that he will be revealing The Obama Failometer this week – a ten-foot-long billboard that will “objectively measure the failure of Obama’s economic policies” on “a scale from 1 to 1,000.” The Failometer will factor in jobs created, civilian labor force participation rate and black and Hispanic unemployment. Currently, the score is “off-the-charts” at 1,179, Stockman’s statement said.

In case you want to check out how badly Obama’s economic policies are failing, this giant structure will stand just outside Stockman’s office in the Cannon House Office Building.

 

Comments

Comments

  1. Charles Brown says:

    really? Threaten to assassinate POTUS and then be a guest at the State of the Union?

    Nugent IS The State of The Union… stupid, fanatical, armed and on drugs…

    1. Dagger says:

      You are ignorant. Nugent has never, ever done drugs. Shows how pityful you are.

    2. Peach says:

      30 Gram Steve must be looking to buy or sell……

  2. john says:

    This is a message from Rep. Stockman that he doesn’t care about children being blown to pieces by bullets. This should energize the gun control movement to take more serious steps to control guns.

    To have a man who last year was questioned by the Secret Service as a threat to the president of the United States as your guest at the State of the Union speech is an insult to our nation. This congressman must be removed from office,

    Will the right wing anti-Americans be excited when Ted the has been jumps up and yells at the president? Will this finally be the end of the tea party?

  3. Roger Mitchell says:

    I’ve heard Nugent say some really off the wall stuff but thats is his or anyones 1st amendment right until this administration decides to go after that part of the Constitution as it now sees fit to attack the 2nd and so on until its a historical memory , We all well understand how Obama feels about the forefathers and the constitution they put in place to protect the people of this country for tyrants in the future .
    ( quote ) God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.
    The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is
    wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts
    they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions,
    it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. …
    And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not
    warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of
    resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as
    to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost
    in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from
    time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
    It is its natural manure.”

    1. Ant says:

      Since Ted Nugent is now the voice of the Tea Party and GOP, it shouldn’t come as any suprise why all of you keep loosing elections……

    2. C.K. says:

      Ted Nugent is a disgrace to this country and shame on the Congressmen for inviting him to make a mockery o the pain of those who have experienced gun violence.

  4. john says:

    And I bet all you right wingers just love Ted’s music. What a joke the right wing in this country has become.

    1. Chris Couitcher says:

      After reading a few of the comments about uncle Ted it’s clear you don’t understand or care about the constitution or your rights your to hung up on bashing someone who isn’t afraid to stand up and speak his mind. That’s all you know which means your deathly afraid you have no back bone and love having someone tell what you can and can’t do when to do it and how much you can have that’s were this is heading and your are so blind. Why is ok for people to express there negative opininon about guns and there not crazy or a terrorist but if you stand up for your constitutional right your are ? I think anyone who is willing to give up anyone of our constitutional rights is crazy maybe OBama should have one of those drones watching you.

  5. Mo Joe says:

    Just what we need, another A Hole as a point man for Republicans.

  6. Gary Q says:

    Class move by Stockman. Will Nugent yell “Liar” from the gallery? God, these Republicans keep digging the hole deeper. Yes, I think Nugent is a great standard bearer for the GOP. I hope he at least has to pass through a metal detector. Didn’t he already threaten the POTUS?

  7. chris martin says:

    Too bad there aren’t more of these idiots out there running their mouths for the gop to listen to and support, the downfall of this obstructionist party would happen sooner, it will take time but hope is still alive, Thanks TED, You draft dodging pedophile, remember You bragged about this stuff, tough guy!

  8. Bruce Smith says:

    Coming from Bloomfield Hills, MI, I would have thought that Stockton was a reasonably smart man. However, based on this Nugent I am reevaluating my opinion.

  9. Juli says:

    Let’s see; Ted Nugent threatens violence against the POTUS & then Sec of State, & gets invited to the State of the Union. Is that what it takes to be an honored guest of the GOP these days? I’m just waiting for this redneck-psycho to announce his plans to run for office. You all think I’m kidding but I’m not. He would fit right in; He will say whatever it takes to get attention, he’s a pandering, shameless, publicity hog desperate to hold on to any appearance of relevance & an unhealthy obsession with firearms & a has weird, paranoid, persecution complex, who has no inner filter as to what comes out of his mouth & no sense of personal responsibility.
    OMG!!!!!!! He’s Sarah Palin !
    Yup, he’s gonna be running as the next VP, I’ll bet big $ on it.
    Did I mention I’m not kidding ?

  10. Juli says:

    Oh, I almost forgot; he’s a draft doger & a bigot.

Polititainment

Miller wants Obama to go on long vacay

President Barack Obama hopes to "be on a beach somewhere drinking out of a coconut" in 2017. Comedian Dennis Miller wants him there now.

Daily Show on ACA madness: blame Boehner

May Jon Stewart's viewership not be goldfish in remembering the full breadth of the Affordable Care Act saga. "A mediocre Scrabble hand" is but a flash point in a much larger and difficult game.

Stewart challenges McCain to 'wrong-off'
  Sen. John McCain and The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart have engaged themselves in a televised media war. McCain recently appeared on Media Buzz where he was asked if he believes Stewart is fair to Republicans. Stewart used this clip in his monologue Tuesday night and replied to the question with “does the Pope sh*t […]
Long-shot for House may be on reality TV

Nick Di Iorio may have to settle for the TV screen instead of the U.S. House floor.

Snoop Dog smoked pot in the White House

Snoop Dogg may just have officially inducted himself into President Obama's "Choom Gang." The rapper confessed -- or bragged, rather -- to Jimmy Kimmel on his Internet program "Double G News Network" that he smoked a joint in the White House bathroom back in 2013.

White House

Polls: Obama White House incompetent at managing, worse than Darth Vader

The job of the administrative branch is to, well, administer the laws. According to a new Fox News poll released on Wednesday, most Americans think that the Obama administration is failing dismally at the task.

Obama wants ‘idealism and optimism’ for millennials in face of Congressional ‘crisis,’ refuses to recognize he is part of the problem
Now that “hope and change” seems to be played out, President Barack Obama has come up with a new catchphrase for millennials – “idealism and optimism.” In a speech at a Democratic National Convention fundraiser in Seattle, Wash. Tuesday night, Obama asked young people not to give up their natural idealism and optimism because of […]
President Obama admits he does not watch the news

During a speech during a Democratic National Committee event in Seattle, Washington Tuesday night, President Obama confessed that he doesn't watch the news. Throughout the speech, Obama predictably complained about the incompetence of our "broken" Congress and urged his liberal audience to get enthusiastic about voting for Democrats in the midterm elections this fall.

Congress and the President actually take action, Obama says ‘it’s so much fun’
“Girls just want to have fun,” Cyndi Lauper belts in her famous song. Apparently President Barack Obama wants to join her. “Let’s do this more often. It’s so much fun,” Obama said at a bill signing on Tuesday. Obama gathered in White House with members of Congress to sign the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. This […]
Josh Earnest criticizes negative story for quoting anonymous sources, forgets the White House is always quoted anonymously

When White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest took a potshot at anonymous sources during a Monday briefing, he probably should have picked a meeker reporter.

Congress

Paul Ryan unveils new anti-poverty agenda

In another example of the Republican Party expanding its policy tent, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) unveiled a new poverty-fighting agenda Thursday at the American Enterprise Institute.

Cruz to Reid: Leave Ritz-Carlton, go to Border
After President Obama turned him down, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) invited Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) to join him at the border.  In response to Reid’s recent claim that the border is secure, Cruz said on Fox News Sunday that Reid’s perspective is skewed because he “lives in the Ritz-Carlton in Washington D.C.” “I would invite […]
Graham: Immigration reform crucial for 2016
Immigration reform will be crucial to the 2016 presidential election, at least one Republican senator believes. Sen. Lindsey Graham appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press’” with David Gregory Sunday morning to discuss foreign policy and the border crisis. “Senator, the crisis on the border, immigration reform. This is an international problem. But it’s also a big […]
Cruz: Obama loves to blame problems on Bush
Why won’t President Barack Obama and Congress work to end Obama’s push for amnesty at the border? Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) believes the reason stems back to the Bush era. Cruz’s argument is that Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is the reason for the surge of child immigrants from Central America seeking illegal entry into […]
Rand Paul wants to see minimum wage be 'temporary'
Sen. Ran Paul has a very different take on minimum wage from the Obamas, a point of detraction he made clear Saturday at the Reboot conference for libertarians and conservatives in the tech sector. Unlike President Barack Obama, who wants to see the minimum wage raised nationwide so people can live permanently on it, Paul argues […]