Ted Nugent is at it again.
The aging rocker on Monday compared the Obama administration to Nazi Germany in an interview just days after he issued an apology (of sorts) for calling the president a “subhuman mongrel.”
Nugent’s comments came on the Dennis Miller radio show Monday. In audio captured and shared by Media Matters, the stand-up comedian turned conservative commentator insisted that Nugent’s rhetoric needed to be dialed back and that Nazi-comparisons went too far.
“I just don’t agree at all,” Nugent said in response. “There was an incrementalism to what happened in Germany and other places historically, where they came in slowly, and they started, you know, the power struggle between the different races, and the power struggle between different elements of society, and they incrementally worked their way in, and I think that’s what Obamacare is, that’s what I think most of what he represents.”
“I really believe that what we see with the IRS can be compared accurately and historically to the early maneuvers of people like jack booted thugs, like the brownshirts. I really believe that and I think that you are being too soft on them,” he continued.
“I think he really wants to destroy America,” Nugent added, insisting the president wants to start “a war between the haves and the have-nots, when the haves have because they try really hard and the have nots don’t have because they don’t try as hard.”
Miller pushed back hard against Nugent’s take, insisting Obama’s “not a Nazi.”
“I think about the 6 million Jews rounded up and thrown into ovens, and then I think about a guy who’s mismanaging the country, but God – it’s not within a million miles of being [the same.]”
Nugent has been under heightened scrutiny in the last week as he hit the campaign trial alongside Texas Attorney General and likely Republican gubernatorial nominee Greg Abbott. After Nugent’s apology Friday, Abbott appeared eager to move on from the controversy.
“I believe Ted Nugent recognized his language was wrong and he rightly apologized,” Abbott said in a statement according to the Texas Tribune. “This is not the kind of language I would use or endorse in any way. It’s time to move beyond this, and I will continue to focus on the issues that matter to Texans.”