Ted Nugent has behaved abominably. He should offer a direct, sincere, and unqualified apology for his loathsome remarks, and he should offer that apology directly to President Obama. Republicans should forcefully and unequivocally condemn Nugent for his remarks, and should refuse to campaign with him. I don’t care how many votes it costs, and I have a very hard time believing that it will cost many.
Or, to quote Peter Wehner, “[t]his one isn’t hard.”
UPDATE: More on this issue from Timothy Stanley, who rightly says that he is embarrassed by Ted Nugent. Other right-of-center folks should feel the same way–I know that I do–and should work on policing our own to reduce the possibility of similar embarrassments plaguing the right in the future.