Commenting on the acquittal of George Zimmerman on charges that he unlawfully killed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent labeled Martin a "dope smoking, racist gangsta wannabe" who was "responsible for his bad decisions and standard modus operendi of always taking the violent route."
In a July 14 column for conservative news website Rare, Nugent also claimed that the decision to prosecute Zimmerman was wrongfully influenced by "the race-baiting industry [that] saw an opportunity to further the racist careers of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the Black Panthers":
Based on all evidence available to them, the professional law enforcement officers did not hold George Zimmerman on charges later that night. They saw it for what it was: cut and dried self-defense.
And so it was for a few weeks until the race-baiting industry saw an opportunity to further the racist careers of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the Black Panthers. President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, et al, who then swept down on the Florida community refusing to admit that the 17-year-old dope smoking, racist gangsta wannabe Trayvon Martin was at all responsible for his bad decisions and standard modus operendi of always taking the violent route.
Nugent also wrote that there has been a "recent surge in black racism increasing throughout Barack Obama's presidency" and that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "is rolling over in his grave that he sacrificed his life for the cause of judging people by the content of their character instead of the color of their skin, as so many of his own race carry in in self-destructive behavior while professional race mongers blame everything on racism." Nugent added, "The only racism on that night was perpetrated by Trayvon Martin, and everybody knows it."
The jury got it right, and non-racist America rejoices that there is still common sense, honesty and decency aware of identifying justice in this country. America also believes that the entire prosecutorial team should be ashamed of themselves and disbarred for ignoring the obvious and kowtowing to the pure racism that forced the politically correct lie that only black lives killed by non-blacks matter, which is why there are no headlines, no protests, no prosecutions and no Barak Obama or Eric Holder meddling in the nonstop black-on-black slaughter in their gun-free zone of Chicago.
Martin Luther King Jr. is rolling over in his grave that he sacrificed his life for the cause of judging people by the content of their character instead of the color of their skin, as so many of his own race carry in in self-destructive behavior while professional race mongers blame everything on racism. It is painful and heartbreaking to say and write this, but horrifically it is true. Blacks kill more blacks in a weekend in Chicago than the evil, vile Ku Klux Klan idiots did in 50 years. Truly earth shattering insane. And not a peep from Obama or Holder. Tragic.
The only racism on that night was perpetrated by Trayvon Martin, and everybody knows it.
Nugent frequently uses racially charged language in his role as a conservative commentator. In a February 10 column for WND, Nugent wrote that civil rights leaders Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson speak in "ebonic mumbo-jumbo." An ardent defender of the Confederate flag, Nugent wrote in a July 2012 Washington Times column, "I'm beginning to wonder if it would have been best had the South won the Civil War." Nugent has also claimed that "real America" is comprised of "working hard, playing hard, white motherfucking shit kickers, who are independent and get up in the morning."
UPDATE: Shortly after remarks by Attorney General Eric Holder stating that the Department of Justice would continue its investigation into whether Zimmerman violated Martin's civil rights were publicized, Nugent described Holder as "a blackpanther supporting blacks attacking nonblacks." On July 14, Nugent also wrote on Twitter, "The NAACP DOJ blackpanthers Obama Holder et al r pissin on MLKs grave."