By the Left Coast Rebel
The left today is claiming that 70's rocker Ted "The Nuge" Nugent threatened Obama's life (or something) at the ongoing NRA national convention. Obama's vile hand-picked DNC spokeshole Debbie Waz-her-name Schultz is on it (and demanding a retraction from Romney!), as is the Soros-spawn troll site Think Progress.
I watched the video. It's incendiary. Nugent is passionate and uses pretty bombastic terminology. I'll leave it you to decide if he in any way threatened the President (despite the rants of the shrieking commies at Think Progress, I am certain that he did not).
Judge for yourself (pertinent portion starts at 3:30):
For accuracy, I transcribed pertinent sections of the NRA/Nugent video...
@ 3:33 "If that dead marine isn't worth it to you do demand that the enemies in the White House are ousted then you probably ought to just move to France; it's that serious."
@ 3:50 "If you don't know that our government is wiping its ass with the Constitution, you're living under a rock some place."
@4:06 "We've got a president and attorney general that who doesn't even like the Constitution... we have four Supreme Court justices that don't believe in the Constitution."
@5:00 "If Barack Obama becomes President in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year."
@7:50 "We need to ride into battlefield and chop their heads off in November"
Are Nugent's remarks helpful? No. Would anyone here have said something like this either? Nope. Nevertheless, if you actually watch the video (instead of scanning misleading headlines) Nugent says that he will either be dead or in jail if Obama wins re-election. That sounds crazy; especially so considering Romney shares a lot in common with Obama's political philosophy. But that's what Nugent said. He didn't threaten Obama's life. Period.
Updated: Per a comment dropped by RightKlik here, Bryan Preston at PJ Tatler provides context to Nugent's "I'll either be dead or in jail by this time next year" quote:
It’s obvious from the clip that Nugent was making a comment about what Obama would do in his second term. Nugent is a well known gun rights activist. He was at the NRA convention, where gun rights are on everybody’s mind. A fair reading of his comment is that he expects Obama to come after guns if he wins a second term, and that as an outspoken gun rights activist, Nugent expects the president to come after his own guns. Nugent, one would presume, wouldn’t turn his guns over and would therefore end up in jail for defying the government, or dead a la Ruby Ridge if he doesn’t surrender to arrest.
That jail or dead part may be a bit on the paranoid side, but seeing Obama as a threat to the Second Amendment isn’t. Obama is a threat to the Second Amendment. The president has promised the Brady bunch that he’s working on gun control “under the radar.” His ATF ran Fast and Furious, running guns to Mexico with bloody consequences for two Americans and hundreds of Mexicans, while top administration officials denounced American gun rights as the cause of much of Mexico’s gun violence. The president has gone around Congress on immigration, and has used the power of the federal bureaucracy to go after industries that he doesn’t like. He is no friend of the right to bear arms. Obama openly dislikes the Constitution as a charter of “negative rights.” Nugent leads up to the jail or dead comment hammering on the left’s disrespect for the Constitution and the rights it was written to protect.
Updated x2: I have a theory; these people are actually this stupid: The White House, lamestream media and Democrat party (one and the same, of course) are trying to manufacture a Rosen-like story to rile up their wacko base. It's pretty obvious that's what they are trying to do but I don't think it will stick.
Updated x3: What did I just say? So predictable. If over half the nation weren't so frightfully ignorant... well, nevermind.