Ted Nugent Under Investigation Following Comments on Barack Obama
Move over Dave Mustaine, someone’s taken over as the engineer of the Crazy Train and has already run it off the tracks. In fact, said conductor Ted Nugent is now under investigation by the Secret Service for a peculiar comment during a speech supporting Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
The ‘Cat Scratch Fever’ guitarist / singer spoke to the crowd at a National Rifle Association (NRA) convention on Sunday, April 15. “If you don’t know that our government is rubbing its ass with the Constitution, you’re living under a rock someplace. And that there’s a dead solider an airman or marine, a seaman, a hero of the military that just got his legs blown off for the U.S. Constitution, and we got a President and Attorney General who doesn’t even like the Constitution.”
What put Nugent on the radar of the Secret Service however, was sparked by the following quote about President Obama:
“If Barack Obama becomes the President in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”
Regardless of whether you support Romney or Obama in the 2012 election, one must admit that Nugent’s decision to air that comment in a public forum wasn’t too bright a decision. Although the quote in question doesn’t have a definite meaning as to why Nugent feels like he would be dead or in jail, the Secret Service isn’t taking any chances.
As an anonymous Secret Service agent tells New York Magazine, “We are aware of [Nugent's comments], and we’ll conduct an appropriate follow up.”
The video of Nugent’s comments, which is posted below, was featured by Right Wing Watch Blog on its YouTube page. As you can imagine, the video has inspired much online debate and as of this posting is 50/50 with “likes” and “dislikes.”