Ted Nugent has been under fire as of late for some particular comments he made about the 2012 election at a National Rifle Association convention - and that's putting it mildly. Nugent, who has been an outspoken critic of President Obama for some time, went over the line with his most recent comments in the eyes of many.
At the convention, Nugent was discussing his disapproval of the current actions of the government. He specifically mentioned the Supreme Court, and his feeling that some of the Justicies fail to understand the constitution. During this discussion, he said this about President Obama:
"If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year."
And that's what really stirred the pot. Many labeled the comments as "violent rhetoric," and slammed Nugent for "inappropriate" comments. No matter what side of the aisle to sit on politically, it's hard to deny that the comments at the least engender some sort of violent imagery.
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"King of All Media" Howard Stern, no stranger to controversy himself, has weighed in on Ted Nugent. Here's what the shock jock had to say on his Sirius XM morning show:
I love that guy. He’s nuts…He’s one of those guys who kills deer, so he thinks he’s like, a tough guy...During the Vietnam War, he admits that he peed his own pants and s**t his pants for a week and went down there and got out of the draft. If he’s so tough, why don’t you go in the f***ing military…He talks about fighting for his freedoms. Who is he fighting,...deer? I mean who is he fighting? As far as I know he’s fighting deer…Why doesn’t he sign up for Afghanistan?...He should be playing Cat Scratch Fever at some fair, which is probably what frustrates him most...Just a big p**sy with a f***ing gun.
Stern and Nugent aren't strangers, either. Nugent has appeared on some version of the Howard Stern show numerous times and debated a wide variety of topics:
As far as Nugent goes, he has a meeting with the Secret Service on his schedule. He said there's nothing to worry about. "I’ve never threatened anybody’s life in my life," he said. "I don’t waste my breath threatening.”