Jeff Nugent: Brother Ted Nugent ‘Crossed a Line’ with Comment About Obama

February 26, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Jeff Nugent, the brother of rock musician Ted Nugent, said that his brother “crossed a line” when he referred to President Barack Obama as a “sub-human mongrel.”

“I still love him, but this time he’s clearly crossed a line,” Jeff told the Washington Post.

Jeff, a corporate executive, is close with his brother, even touring with him on occasion.

They do differ in opinion on different issues, such as gun control. 

Ted got into trouble after deploring the election of a ““communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured, subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer-gangster Barack Hussein Obama.”

He later apologized for his comments. 

“Ted has just apologized for that remark and I personally accept that and his promise to not call people names in the future. That will be hard for him but I’ll continue to offer advice and a cattle prod to help him keep that promise,” Jeff said. 

“I did not vote for President Obama but have significant respect for the office he holds – whether I agree with him or not. I have the same opinion of the overwhelming majority of our members of Congress, namely I would never vote for them. They test our ability to respect their offices. I’m offended by the way they have conducted themselves and the direction they have given our country. I’m offended by the collective leadership we have in Washington. It is no secret that their collective approval rating is in the single digits. Frankly, their actions speak louder than my brother’s choice of vocabulary.

“I’m not defending Ted one bit. When he crosses lines it offends me and I tell him directly. I’m not easily offended, but he isn’t the only one who does.”

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