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Ted Nugent

Bankrupt Detroit ...

It's the Liberals' Fault!

7/20/2013 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Motor City Madman and die hard conservative rock legend Ted Nugent is "shattered but not at all surprised" that his beloved Detroit has filed for bankruptcy -- telling TMZ, the liberals have been sabotaging the city for decades.

You'll recall, the City of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection Thursday ... the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history ... and Nugent is utterly devastated.

He tells us, "Liberal democrats took hold of the greatest, most productive city on earth and turned it into a bloodsucker excuse-making hell. Liberals seem to think that what Mugabe did to destroy the breadbasket of Africa in Zimbabwe is somehow a desirable model."

He might be on to something ... considering Detroit's last Republican mayor left office in 1962, but the fact is it's a much more complicated issue than simply liberals vs. conservatives (for example, the decline of the American auto industry wasn't exactly Detroit's fault).

Nugent adds, "If allowed to continue, our President will do the same to the whole country. Heartbreaking and tragic."

Yeah, the Obama part doesn't make any sense.

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31.

Willa329    

Some of you are really stupid but Nugent is your king...He stated (it's on record) that if Obama became President for a second term that he would move out of the country..... I for one will help this redneck douche bag pack.

397 days ago
32.

karri    

TMZ... learn the facts.. The auto industry had nothing to do with Detroit's demise.... It was the PUBLIC UNION PENSIONS!! The Unions got very greedy years and years ago, and now it's coming back to bite them in the ass..

397 days ago
33.

Dave    

Ted.....shut the hell up.

397 days ago
34.

Areader    

Ted Nugent is a Right Wing lunatic!

397 days ago
35.

Dan    

Ted is 100% right!!! In 1960... Detroit was the economic Mecca of the U.S.. In 1962 it elected a Democrat mayor and city council. It has been under Democrat control 100% since. I lived their in 1980's when Coleman Young was the mayor. He was as corrupt as they came.
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The Obama part doesn't make any sense? Really? Only to people who refuse to see what he is doing. 7 trillion in debt in 5 years. Our dollar being devalued under his Treasury Dept that is printing money at a record pace with nothing backing it. ObamaCare, Bailouts, Giving billions to other countries. Yet you say you it doesn't make any sense? It makes perfect sense.

397 days ago
36.

Sashatree    

Harvey, you've stooped to a new LOW. Nugent is nothing more than a tragically stupid 'half assed has been" who should be shunned by society for his hateful and ignorant bs.

397 days ago
37.

Steven W    

I am all for gun ownership. Now Nutty Nugent take one of yours and do Earth a favor and put it to your head. You are an idiot !!

397 days ago
38.

Darren    

This guy scares me. His view is too narrow minded and simplistic. Here is my counter point: I live in a major city that is very liberal and democratic, and we rank high economically. To be honest, I have been disappointed with both Democrats and Republicans. All this hate talk gets us no where. So many people are not really well versed on the issues. They only get bits and pieces from the media and gossip, and then take a stance on something they really don't understand. Please, take the time and school yourselves before speaking.

397 days ago
39.

Jordan    

When will Ted Nugent keep his Campaign Promise to be in Jail or dead if Obama was re elected?

397 days ago
40.

Theyhateme    

Doesn't this guy have a klan meeting to attend or something?

397 days ago
41.

Mr. Clean    

Cat scratch fever went to ole Ted's head!

397 days ago
42.

Umm ok...    

The Obama comment is right on. The people in this city have voted Democrat for 50+ years and implemented every democrats dream situation of pro-union, anti-corporation, pro-welfare state policy while promising big pensions and benefits to their demanding, complaining and unproductive government employees. Let's see, Obama is out spending money faster than any President in history, he is pro-union, he is anti-corporation, he has had more people need to sign up for food stamps than any other President and he keeps growing the size of our government bigger and bigger but yet can't even properly implement his healthcare take over.

397 days ago
43.

Buck Boy    

Teddy would be so much happier with a penis in place of that toothpick.

397 days ago
44.

mom in midwest    

Nugent is just a crazy old codger. He likes killing stuff, nuff said.

397 days ago
45.

superchicken    

He's absolutely right. I would suggest that the success of the car industry set off the fat and happy liberal culture. The real problem hit when the car industry changed course .. private industry has to adapt; public institutions don't and therefore choose the easiest course. He is absolutely correct in comparing Detroit to the USA. A culture of debt, printing money and overspending with no possible way to fiscally support it over the long term.

397 days ago
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