arma virumque cano (et alia)
I just learned that Nugent went to high school in my home town, Arlington Heights. I graduated from HS in 1970, he in 1968. He went to the catholic school, while I went to the public school.
I've heard from other people who knew him that he was a real jerk even back then.
He uses hyperbolic rhetoric, but note this: How listening to him makes you feel is how the language on your side makes us feel. If your side would show willingness to make meaningful deals, it would calm down the talk on both ends.
Thanks for demonstrating my point.