Ted Nugent renowned American guitarist, musician, and activist, is under media attention for his political remarks. Ever since he said he would be "dead or in jail by this time next year" if President Barack Obama is re-elected, he has earned himself a lot of criticism and plenty of limelight.
Ted Nugent talked about the controversy triggered via his statements very candidly in an interview with conservative radio show host Dana Loesch. These remarks were made during an interview at the National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis. Ted Nugent was comparing Obama and his administration to "coyotes" that needed to be shot and encouraging voters to "chop” heads off in November." He was referring to the democrats when he said voters to chop their heads off. For some these statements turned out to be very offensive and as a consequence the Secret Service is after him to gauge why he ended up giving such a statement.
Huffington Post has covered this piece of news extensively in an article that said that, Dan Amira of New York Magazine has also reiterated that the Secret Service will investigate the threatening comments made against the president by Ted Nugent.
Several political activists and critics have started sharing their opinions about the statements made by Ted Nugent. Michael Keegan, president of People for the American Way shared his take on why Ted Nugent must have shared such comments. He said, "We don't expect moderation from Ted Nugent" "But we do expect a major presidential candidate liketo rebuke a prominent supporter for spewing hate-filled and violent rhetoric against the President of the United States." Mitt Romney is also getting a lot of media attention solely because he has been endorsed by Ted Nugent. Nugent endorsed Mitt Romney for president in March this year.
The Florida congresswoman tweeted about the matter and said, "Romney surrogate Ted Nugent's comments about Pres. Obama are vile & beyond the pale -- and the Romney campaign should denounce them immediately"
Mitt Romney whilst addressing the National Rifle Association said that President Barack Obama is not protecting gun owners. He said, "We need a president who will enforce current laws, not create new ones that only serve to burden lawful gun owners"
This isn’t the first time Ted Nugent has shared his candid political views, earlier this year at a Republican event in February, 2012, Nugent said, "The whole world sucks, but America still sucks less”