Democrats are aghast after Ted Nugent, in reference to the need to defeat the Dems in November, said “we need to take these sons of bitches out!”
Oh wait, that was said by Jimmy Hoffa Jr. at an event attended by President Obama, and it was directed at the Tea Party (Obama later said he was “proud” of Hoffa). So “take these sons of bitches out” is an acceptable election metaphor. An unacceptable election metaphor was used by Ted Nugent, and apparently the Secret Service is now involved:
The U.S. Secret Service is looking into a violent rant by “Catch Scratch Fever” rocker Ted Nugent in which he denounced President Barack Obama and his top advisers as “evil” and urged National Rifle Association members to help “chop their heads off in November.”
“I’ll tell you this right now: If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year,” Nugent said. “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November. Any questions?”
Nugent, speaking at the organization’s annual gathering over the weekend, praised NRA members but warned that if they did not “get everybody in your lives to clean house in this vile, evil, America-hating administration, I don’t even know what you’re made out of.”
“If the coyote’s in your living room, pissing on your couch, it’s not the coyote’s fault. It’s your fault for not shooting him,” he said. He also denounced the administration as “criminals” and said a Democratic victory in November would mean “we’ll be a suburb of Indonesia next year” — an apparent reference to Obama’s boyhood time there.
The MSM and Beltway liberals (pardon the redundancy) are wondering if Mitt Romney will publicly call out and denounce the offensive and vulgar entertainer. Will Mitt even get so disgusted that he’ll ask the Super PAC that supports his campaign to send back Nugent’s million dollar campaign donation? Wait — dammit!… sorry, I got my people mixed up again.
Below is the clip in question of Nugent at the NRA convention. Maybe The Nuge could have softened it up a bit by instead saying “we need to put ’em in a ‘Stranglehold’ in November.” No? Yeah, you’re right. The NYT headline the next day would have read “Ted Nugent encourages rabid right-wing throng to asphyxiate political opponents, Romney yet to denounce Motor City Madman”:
Update: Nugent doubled down this morning:
“I spoke at the NRA and I will stand by my speech. It was 100 percent positive,” Nugent told the Dana Loesch radio show today. “It’s about we the people taking back our American dream from the corrupt monsters in the federal government under this administration and the communist czars he’s appointed.”
“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, particularly Eric Holder and the president and Tim Geithner, ad nauseam,” Nugent told Loesch.
“I have never in my life threatened anyone’s life. I’m incapable of threatening anyone’s life. Because I’m about positive change, my entire speech, all my articles,” he later added.
Nugent also had choice words for Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as well as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, both of whom he referred to as “varmints.”
“Varmints are sometimes clever, but they are really easy to outmaneuver,” he said. “If you just listen to Wasserman Schultz, just watch the lady talk, listen to her words, examine her voting record. Listen to Nancy Pelosi, this sub-human scoundrel … these government monsters are so out of control. I’m using my First Amendment.
“The job of we the people is to spotlight cockroaches, and come November we’re going to stomp them at the voting booth,” he said.