WASHINGTON, April 18, 2012 — Shock rocker Ted Nugent did it again at the NRA convention over the weekend, calling the President of the United States despicable names and saying, “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” (See last video at end of the column.)
Nugent, who endorsed Mitt Romney earlier this year, unleashed his stream of insulting, abusive language while speaking on a panel discussion before an enthusiastic crowd.
He capped off his invective, explaining that was why those at the convention had to go out and work to elect GOP presumptive nominee Mitt Romney.
In fact, he suggested that the solution to the Obama presidency is to “chop their heads off in November.”
And what did Mitt have to say about this vilification of the President, the Vice-President and Secretary Hillary Clinton, all who were included in his attack? Not much.
His spokeswoman Andrea Saul released this statement from the Romney campaign: “Divisive language is offensive no matter what side of the political aisle it comes from. Mitt Romney believes everyone needs to be civil.”
This is about as wishy-washy as Romney’s comment when Rush Limbaugh trash-talked the Georgetown student, calling her a slut. Remember what Mitt said then? “I’ll just say this, it’s not the language I would have used.”
But the Secret Service is taking Nugent’s words very seriously, saying, “We are aware of it, and we’ll conduct an appropriate follow up.”
Nugent claimed on the Dana Loesch Show yesterday that he is buddies with the Secret Service guys and looks forward to seeing them, maybe doing a little hunting or barbecue.
While Nugent is laughing off a Secret Service investigation and doubling down on his attacks on President Obama, the Democrats who have called upon Mitt Romney to issue something stronger than his wimpy words that we should all just get along.
In fact Dems have released their own video of Romney’s excited acceptance of the Nugent’s endorsement of his candidacy, including some 2008 videos of Nugent’s vulgar, with expletives deleted, depiction of what Obama could do with Nugent’s gun.
If Nugent isn’t worried about what the Secret Service thinks of his nasty rhetoric, is he even a teeny bit worried about what Romney might think? Not in the least. As Nugent told Dana Loesch:
“I think Mitt Romney’s already denounced my guitar playing because it’s too sexy. Mitt Romney knows what I’m saying is true. He puts it in the words for him, I put it in the words for me.”
A word to Mitt Romney, who is so afraid of the Right Wing of the Republican Party that he will say or do anything to get their votes: If you lie down with dogs, Mitt, you will get up with fleas.
So start scratching.
Catherine is also a contributor to broadcast, print and online media.
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