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.