Commentary | Ted Nugent’s post-election Twitter rant has been one of the biggest stories on this site this week, with a country divided revealed in the comments on Dan Evon’s earlier post on Nugent’s remarks.
Ted Nugent, as hateful as he comes off to the left, seems to speak honestly for many on the right in the wake of the election. Makers and takers, conservative media fumed, the productive class and the entitlement class seemed to decide the vote on Tuesday in the minds of many.
And Ted Nugent and his ilk are right, it would appear — there are very well makers and takers in this country, a productive class of makers and an angry, lazy, selfish bunch of takers … it just seems that we actually have our media narrative on the issue, at least among conservative talking heads, all wrong.
The very voters Nugent seems to speak for in his rant — and let’s be frank here, angry conservatives — are largely concentrated in certain states.
And the so-called red states, which consistently swing for candidates that decry welfare and listen religiously to voices like Rush Limbaugh about makers and takers, are the most likely to take more money from the big federal kitty than they put in.