Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is good buddies with rock musician and degenerate Ted Nugent. Nugent, a supporter of the Republican party and board member of the NRA, is well-known for his conservative political views and his unhinged rants against Democratic political figures like President Obama and Hillary Clinton.
An in-depth look at Huckabee’s friend Ted Nugent–courtesy of Dickipedia:
Huckabee attracted a lot of attention earlier this year “when he criticized the president and first lady for letting their daughters listen to Beyoncé’s music – which in his new book he calls ‘obnoxious and toxic mental poison.” The former governor wrote that Beyonce’s husband, Jay-Z, was “arguably crossing the line from husband to pimp by exploiting his wife as a sex object.”
According to TPM, Huckabee compared Obama allowing his daughters to listen to the “toxic mental poison” of Beyoncé’s music to buying a 12-year-old a stripper pole.
Back in January, Jon Stewart called out Mike Huckabee on The Daily Show for palling around with Ted Nugent “and for his hypocrisy when attacking Beyonce.”
Jon Blistein (Rolling Stone):
In his new book, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, Huckabee discusses the myriad differences he’s seen between those who live in the blue, coastal “bubbles” and the “bubbas” of the red flyover states. In one chapter, he uses Jay Z and Beyoncé as examples of a “culture of crude,” and describes the latter’s lyrics as “obnoxious and toxic mental poison.” While Huckabee lauded Beyoncé’s talents, he argued that the role model did not have to be “vulgar in order to set the trend.”
Stewart countered, saying he believed Huckabee was “diminishing Beyoncé in a way that’s truly outrageous.” The host proceeded to pull out his trump card: A clip from Huckabee’s old Fox News show in which he plays bass for Ted Nugent during a performance of the definitely not-G-rated “Cat Scratch Fever” (Sample lyric: “Well, I make the pussy purr with the stroke of my hand/They know they gettin’ it from me”).
Stewart said, “That ain’t about bacteria.” Then he added, “Do you see my point? You excuse that type of crudeness because you agree with his stance on firearms. You don’t approve of Beyoncé because she seems alien to you. Johnny Cash shot a man just to watch him die — that’s some gangsta shit!”
As noted by Right Wing Watch and some other news outlets, the seemingly avuncular former governor and presidential hopeful appeared to enjoy performing that sexually explicit song Cat Scratch Fever alongside the vulgar Nugent on his Fox News program.
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The Religious Right’s Obsession With Beyoncé: It’s Not Just Mike Huckabee (Right Wing Watch)
Huckabee Says He Played Clean Cut Of Dirty Nugent Song, Forgets There’s Video (Talking Points Memo)
Huckabee Claims He Didn’t See Nugent Controversy Coming (Crooks and Liars)
Jon Stewart Calls Out Mike Huckabee For Palling Around With Ted Nugent (Crooks and Liars)