Dave Mustaine spoke with the Fox Business program, Kennedy, recently, about the upcoming elections and why people need to get involved if they want to see change.
“I think that right now it’s so hard to look at all the different candidates and try and figure out, what are they really about? I mean, if you peel away the veneer, who are they? It was funny, when (Marco) Rubio had that meltdown and he started to get into the name-calling stuff and you see who he really is capable of being.”
Mustaine added: “I think that the way that the whole process is right now, it’s, like, who do you vote for? This is the lesser of two evils, you know. And you hear all these celebrities that are saying, ‘Well, if (Donald) Trump gets elected, I’m moving to…’ ‘If Hillary (Clinton) gets elected, I’m moving to…’ and it’s, like, if you don’t like the way the political process is going, then do something about it. Get involved. Change it.”
This isn’t the first time Mustaine has weighed in on a political debate. He’s had some very interesting things to say in the past. In particular about President Obama; “Back in my country, my president is trying to pass a gun ban,” Mustaine told his audience in Singapore. “So he’s staging all of these murders, like the Fast and Furious thing down at the border and Aurora, Colo., all the people that were killed there. And now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple.”
He was also in the small but vocal group to say that President Obama was born outside of America: “Why hasn’t somebody moved to impeach this man?” Mustaine demanded. “With all of the proof about his birth certificate being fake. And you see the signs in Kenya that say ‘the birthplace of Barack Obama.’ Hello?! C’mon, guys. How stupid are we right now?”
In October 2011, the Daily Beast reported; that as Occupy Wall Street protests were raging across the country, Mustaine railed against what he saw as the President’s inappropriate support for the populist movement, calling Obama the most divisive president we’ve ever had. “I’ve never, in my 50 years of being alive, listened to an American President try and turn one class of people against another class of people,” he said in October 2011. “I’ve never—never—heard a President say, ‘Go down and join the protesters down at Wall Street,’ knowing that there are Nazis down there.” Mustaine was also angry that the protests were costing taxpayers extra money for the increased security in downtown Manhattan.”
(Fox Business interview was transcribed by Blabbermouth)