Nugent: "I Say Conservatives Should Turn Up The Rhetoric"

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In a January 13 Washington Times column, Ted Nugent wrote that "[i]n the wake of violence perpetrated by a Tucson lunatic, liberals and others who should know better are calling for political rhetoric to be toned down." He later declared, "I say conservatives should turn up the rhetoric," and that "[o]nly softheaded, feel-good fantasizers from the cult of denial could believe that toning down the political rhetoric will somehow keep lunatics from doing loony things."

From Nugent's column:

In the wake of violence perpetrated by a Tucson lunatic, liberals and others who should know better are calling for political rhetoric to be toned down.

It's only those on the left who really want to tone down the political rhetoric - as in conservative rhetoric.

I say conservatives should turn up the rhetoric. When honestly identified, the hues and cries from the right are good for America, calls to get America back on track. Only those opposed to such an upgrade would find fault with such rhetoric.

Regardless of political stripes, all Americans should refuse to allow the actions of a psychotic mad dog to dictate how we conduct ourselves in the political arena, where political debate has always been spirited, hot and sometimes nasty.

Only softheaded, feel-good fantasizers from the cult of denial could believe that toning down the political rhetoric will somehow keep lunatics from doing loony things. Exhibit A: the sheriff of Pima County, Ariz.

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Conservatives need to turn up the political rhetoric if they want to defeat the liberal agenda with a conservative agenda that is based on the Constitution, small government, lower taxes and much less spending.

Conservatives have liberals outnumbered and surrounded. Don't play nice with liberal snakes. Don't let them escape. Instead, do America a favor and crush liberalism.

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