Ex-Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese posted on Facebook, “Damn it, Ted Nugent. I had some amazing times with your music and at your shows 30 plus years ago. I will always appreciate those times, but now you can go f*ck yourself.” Nugent just appeared at a Donald Trump rally and frequently rips Joe Biden.
Dave told a fan, “Habitual line stepper. 🤣. I’ve just had it up to my eyeballs with people that make life uglier for everyone because they feel so correct with their ‘opinion’ being the right one for everyone.”
Kiss bassist and vocalist Gene Simmons and former talk show host and politician Jerry Springer took part in a debate over whether President Joe Biden is too old to run again for U.S. president during a recent episode of “Piers Morgan Uncensored.”
Gene Simmons opens up on the matter
Biden is now 80 and he became the oldest living president the day he was sworn into office. He would be 82 at the start of a second term, and 86 at its end. Asked by host Piers Morgan if Biden should be able to run again for president at his age, Simmons said:
“No, I don’t think so. And that doesn’t mean that I agree or don’t agree with the politics. Politics aside, there should be a test to find out if somebody has their wits about them, number one. You’re talking about the most powerful person on Earth. And also to find out whether or not somebody is absolutely nuts. There should be a qualification, a medical qualification and psychological qualification that somebody in charge isn’t just going to go nuts and go like that or fall down the stairs when they try to go up on Air Force One.”
Gene also suggested that the public no longer votes for the best candidate, picking personality over policies and therefore believes Biden’s age might put people off.
“Look, let’s call it for what it is,” Simmons said. “I’m on both sides of the fence about all sorts of political issues, so you can’t call me a rabid Democrat or conservative or liberal or any of that. I’m everybody’s worst enemy ’cause I simply vote on the issues. But let’s call it the way it is. The masses, I don’t believe for a second, vote on political platform. They wouldn’t be able to explain to you anything. It is invariably and intrinsically, and other big words like gymnasium, the cult of personality. When people saw Nixon with his five o’clock shadow before any of you were born — it was a TV debate between Kennedy and Nixon — and he had the five o’clock shadow.”
“Nobody remembers what they stood for or who was a Democrat; they just didn’t like that guy who looked like Uncle Joe who’s drinking a little too much. So when people watch [former U.S. president Donald] Trump, who we both know, they have their perception, and when people watch Mr. Biden, and we’ve all seen him on TV and stuff, unfortunately, sometimes turning around to shake hands with people who aren’t there or mumbling words. That doesn’t mean I agree or don’t agree with the politics. People will judge this following political battle based on personality. I have not met regular people who’ve been able to explain to me what the different political platforms are. So I believe Mr. Biden is in deep trouble [if he runs again].”
Gene added: “I just wanna say one one last thing very quickly. If I was on the other side, Mr. Trump’s side — and I may not be, actually; I have lots of problems with him — somebody is gonna put together a greatest hits of Mr. Biden falling off bicycles, falling on the stairs, and not even talk about politics — not even talk about politics. And that person will win.”
According to NPR, a recent Associated Press poll found that, despite Biden’s lengthy list of legislative accomplishments and his party’s historically strong showing in last year’s midterms, just 37% of Democrats want the incumbent Democrat to run for reelection, with many voters saying Biden’s age is a factor.
Biden, who works out five days a week, is fit and healthy, according to his recently completed annual physical. Dr. Kevin O’Connor said in his summary of the exam that “the president remains fit for duty, and fully executes all of his responsibilities without any exemptions or accommodations.”