It’s no secret that Ted Nugent supports republican candidates for president, and also that he wants to be allowed to own all the guns. But while speaking at a recent NRA event, he went a bit far in terms of violent rhetoric. And by “a bit far,” I mean “threatened to shoot the president in the head if he doesn’t like the outcome of the election.”
He was pretty clear about it, too. When discussing the upcoming election (and how much President Obama hates the U.S. constitution), Nugent said this:
If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year.
Now, what could that possibly be interpreted to mean? I guess the Nuge could have a nervous breakdown and end up dead or in jail that way, but I’m pretty sure he was talking about killing the president. And he wonders why some liberals don’t think people shouldn’t be allowed to have hand guns.
I don’t know the ins and outs of the secret service, but I’m assuming they take threats like this seriously, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Ted Nugent was put on some sort of watch list for this. It also seems somewhat hypocritical for him to talk about how much he loves the constitution and American democracy, and then threaten violence if people don’t vote for who he wants them to vote for. I guess Nugent land operates based on different logic than the rest of the world.