At an NRA function in St. Louis, Ted Nugent shot off at the mouth about President Obama. His statements were not only out of line, but borderline criminal. “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November." This could be interpreted as a threat to the president. It is unlikely to happen, but the point remains that he was way out of line. Making statements like that takes away from the supporters of the NRA who were there hoping to hear a motivational speech in support of Mitt Romney. Nugent may be singing "Good Morning America," but America says you are not our native son! Maybe he is just suffering from a bit of "Cat Scratch Fever" and the delirium has taken control. Either way, as the path toward the election continues forward, stay tuned. We have not heard the last of the senseless drivel or seen the last of the ridiculous headline grabbing antics from the political arena.
Nugent said, “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year." Also this: "Our president, attorney general, our vice president, Hillary Clinton — they’re criminals, they’re criminals.” Nugent may have thought his statements would help gain support from Romney, but Romney is trying to avoid the backlash and distance himself from the rock superstar. This is standard protocol in the political arena. Candidates seek out support from people that they feel will boost their ratings with voters only to discover that people that are famous really don’t care what the politicians’ objectives are-they are there to suit their own goals -- headlines.
In response to questions about his comments, Nugent told radio host Dana Loesch, "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. I spoke at the NRA and will stand by my speech. It's 100 percent positive. It's about we the people taking back our American Dream from the corrupt monsters in the federal government under this administration, the communist czars he has appointed."
Stay tuned, folks. We are in for a bumpy ride. When we see speakers at public functions behaving this way, it makes the entire process look bad. Freedom of Speech gives each individual the right to speak their mind, but it does not mean that if they do so in such a disgusting fashion it will be supported, accepted or tolerated.
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