TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Ted Nugent

Bankrupt Detroit ...

It's the Liberals' Fault!

7/20/2013 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0719_ted_nugent_article_tmz
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.

156 COMMENTS

No Avatar
76.

Swins    

He's right. And the Obama thing makes perfect sense. Obamacare and the associated costs, are going to cost billions. Unfettered immigration, trillions.

I've started cutting back employee hours and will have mostly part time employees from now on. I can do that and keep my company going or l spend an extra 600k in the first year of Obamacare and have to close the following year. Obamacare has already made premiums jump 32% for the same level of Insurance that I buy already because I durance companies are bracing for having to absorb uninsurable people.

371 days ago
77.

Thetruthhurts    

More media crap

371 days ago
78.

Catman    

Hey Ted, didn't you promise to be dead or in jail by now if Obama was re-elected? Quit shooting off your redneck mouth if you can't back it up.

371 days ago
79.

JayneManning    

Yeah....cuz Detroit was doing so well before Obama...

371 days ago
80.

kimkow    

He is dead right and the comment that made the most sense is the comment about obama....he is hell bent on destroying America and all that it stands for. Detroit is just the beginning. That POS potus has got to get out of our White House.

371 days ago
81.

Quechee    

TMZ says that the decline of the auto industry wasn't Detroit's fault. Yes it was.....via the Detroit auto unions spending the industry out of business.

371 days ago
82.

abby    

Ted, crawl back in your hole.

371 days ago
83.

deuces    

I see T M Z trying to make all your commentsthe hateful ones. OK don't try commenting the truth or something nice it wont get posted. Truth is TMZis full of spit.

371 days ago
84.

peterthiele    

Uncle Ted is truly an American ICON. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is missing him and will not be complete without Ted Nugent.

Mark my words, Detroit is the first big city to go BUST and will not be the last. Inflated pensions that are not funded will choke more cities. If you don't understand this, read about it!

371 days ago
85.

Barb    

If the posters on this site who blame the unions for the auto industry's (and others) demise and for the plight of the common worker, just wait until they experience the effects of the Right To Work law - when their standard of living plummets. They will wish they had a union to protect them.

371 days ago
86.

EnquirerLover    

As far as am concerned Obama is what's wrong with all the world! Every leader wants to be idolized like him. But guess what? This man has done nothing but change laws and smile for cameras. Where are his solutions? He is bringing nothing to the table except a conference call from JAYZ. I have not and wIll not be impressed with Obama. From the time Enquire revealed the truth about the then presidential hopeful. He was out in my books.

371 days ago
87.

Julies    

Ted Nugent is a very Simple man.

If he loves Detroit, why hasn't he lived there in decades or didn't choose to raise his kids there?

His knowledge of Detroit's troubles and how they happened could fill a thimble. Stick to killing defenseless animals, Ted. It's possibly the only thing you can do successfully.

371 days ago
88.

UNLV1990    

Ted is correct, there is a large population in this country that is socialist or soft communist. The unions are what wrecked Detroit and this was due in large part to excessive pension obligations in the auto industry and public sector. This along with declining revenues has led to Detroit failing. In Vegas, we had a democrat legislator collecting over $250K per year in retirement benefits from the city. Wake up, your city is next.

371 days ago
89.

Likesgossip    

Oh Ted, go shoot something.. Preferably something that sits on Detroit's City Counsel.

370 days ago
90.

BigMunKnee    

Tell it Ted,...tell it like it "T....I.....IS"!!! Let's take an excerpt from the accompanying article. The last Republican was out of office, FIFTY-ONE YEARS AGO!! And for the last 30+ years, D-Town has been in the,...analytically-speaking, CRAPPER!! NObama's campaign slogan was "CHANGE"; well SOMETHING's gotta' change in D-Town, or bankruptcy will be it's LEAST CONCERN!! You're going to see the Independent Separatist City of Detroit, by FORCE if they can't get that messed straightened out,....and straightened out SOON!!! Detroit is a LECH on the state of Michigan, and even moreso,...the entire COUNTRY of the United States!!!

370 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web