Mitt Romney Called On To Rebuke Ted Nugent For "Extreme & Violent" Words
Yesterday I posted a clip featuring has-been rocker and Romney backer Ted Nugent using threatening language to speak about the president. Today People For The American Way called on Romney to denounce Ted Nugent.
People For the American Way today urged presidential candidate Mitt Romney to rebuke longtime NRA board member Ted Nugent for remarks he made at the NRA annual convention on Saturday. Nugent, who endorsed Romney in early March, called on NRA members to vote for Romney and denounced the “vile, evil, America-hating” Obama administration. He finished his remarks with a call to cut off the heads of Democrats this fall: “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November.”Right Wing Watch has posted another clip from Nugent's appearance at the NRA Convention. Nugent appears to be calling for the president to be shot.
It isn’t the enemy that ruined America. It’s good people who bent over and let the enemy in. If the coyote’s in your living room pissing on your couch, it’s not the coyote’s fault. It’s your fault for not shooting him. […] We’re Americans because we defied the king. We didn’t negotiate or compromise with the king. We defied the emperors. We are patriots. We are Braveheart. We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November. Any questions?
UPDATE: New York Magazine is reporting that the Secret Service is looking into Nugent's comments. Of note is another of Nugent's implied threats: "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year."
UPDATE II: Right Wing Watch reports that Romney only got Nugent's endorsement after agreeing to demands that he never allow any new gun laws.
It was on a phone call with the candidate earlier today that Nugent gave his blessing. He talked to Romney by phone while he was at a sporting goods store in Michigan "celebrating the orgy of guns and ammos and bows and arrows and camouflage clothing and hunting and fishing and outdoor family supplies." Before endorsing him, Nugent demanded that Romney pledge there would be no new gun laws or restrictions on Second Amendment rights in his administration. Romney obliged. Nugent also warned Romney about the "out of control" U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. "These are not Ted Nugent demands," he said. "They're logic demands. They're 'we the people' demands. They're right over wrong, good over bad."