Ted Nugent has never claimed to be one to mince words or play nice and his latest statements concerning President Obama show he has no intentions of changing. The Motor City Madman and board member of the National Rifle Association recently spoke out on his feelings about President Obama’s healthcare plan and the actions of certain Supreme Court justices about how they handled the situation. His explicit rantings also attracted the attention of Secret Service Agents who are now investigating the musician for his remarks against the President. According to their reports, the comments were more along the lines of veiled threats that possibly indicated an attempt on the President’s life.
Nugent, who recently endorsed Mitt Romney as a candidate for President, said he has never threatened the President’s life. Voiced his opinion, yes, but made verifiable threats, no. Nugent gave a speech at a National Rifle Association convention earlier this year where he claimed that the Supreme Court’s decision to upheld Obama’s healthcare package makes him wonder if it wouldn’t have been better for the country if the South had won the Civil War. Comments like this, plus the one’s made against Obama, have brought many of Romney’s supporters out into the open claiming the candidate should avoid having his name associated with Nugent.
No matter whether he is endorsing Romney or not, it is highly unlikely Nugent is going to quiet down. He has been a vocal activist for gun rights ever since his emergence onto the music scene in the 60’s and 70’s. His outspokenness has gained him enemies over the years, but he has never backed down once he was openly supported an issue. After doing an interview with Dana Loesch, Nugent was said to have tweeted that he never had problems with the Secret Service, they were buddies and he helped to pay their salary. Obviously he is not too worried about the situation.