The general election hasn't even officially started yet, but the 2012 races as already scaled some pretty lofty heights of ridiculousness.
Confronted with criticism (and a possible Secret Service investigation) over his violently-tinged comments about the president, Ted Nugent not only isn't backing down, he's turning up the heat and adding names to his list. Nugent appeared on the Dana Loesch radio show yesterday to say that he stands by his speech to the NRA and that "It was 100 percent positive." (We're not sure which part he thought was more positive: The part where he's dead or the part where he's in jail?) He also called Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi and Debbie Wasserman Schultz "sub-human" — one of The Nuge's favorite insults — and then topped all of that off by saying "See, I’m a black Jew at a Nazi-Klan rally, and there are some power-abusing corrupt monsters in our federal government that despise me because I have the audacity to speak the truth to identify the violations of our government."
That wouldn't be so bad, of course, if he didn't also throw in that he's just saying what Mitt Romney wants to, but can't: “Mitt Romney knows what I’m saying is true. He puts it in the words for him, I put in the words for me." The Romney campaign's only response was that people need to be "civil," but it takes a special talent to suggest that government officials have their heads cut off and somehow turn yourself into the victim.