Rocker and gun advocate Ted Nugent has found a new cause in the Tea Party. Nugent went on Fox News' Hannity Friday to defend the movement and launched an attack on President Barack Obama.
"Everybody I hang with, the ranchers, the farmers, the cops, the teachers, the plumbers, everybody I hang with," said Nugent. "They want to be a productive member of society and then they see an administration that is spitting on the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Ten Commandments, the Golden Rule."
"So, we the Tea Partiers, we the people who are speaking up," he continued.
"I'm going to quote my hero, Dr. Martin Luther King. 'We who engage in non-violent direct action are not the cause of tension, but rather, bringing to the surface a tension that already exists,'" he said.
"That's the job of we the people to be watchdogs and whistleblowers. The government works for us. They are absolutely out of control."
"The Tea Party, what I stand for, what you stand for, Sean, one big A-word: accountability," Nugent told Hannity.
"You, Sean Hannity and Fox News, represent by word and deed the pulse of the most productive and conscientious members of this American dream across the board and I bring you a salute and a thank you," said Nugent.
The 61-year-old rocker is also an outspoken advocate of the Second Amendment. In a recent Washington Times column, Nugent blasted Obama and the four Supreme Court justices who dissented in a landmark case that overturned gun laws in cities like Chicago.
"With the Mao Zedong fan club in the White House, a clueless, rookie president hellbent on spending like a maniac as unprecedented debt piles up all around him, and every other imaginable indicator of an America turned upside-down, it comes as no surprise that this insane level of madness has metastasized into a Supreme Court where the Bill of Rights is being trashed by clueless, dangerously insulated old people intentionally disconnected from the real world, where the possession of a firearm often means the difference between life and death for good, innocent Americans every day of the year," wrote Nugent.
This video is from Fox News' Hannity, broadcast July 2, 2010 and uploaded to YouTube on July 3, 2010.