(VIDEO) Ted Nugent Threatens Obama's Life at NRA Convention?

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.

30 comments:

  1. Over the top commentary from Ted to be sure. Insensitive and ill-chosen words yes, but not nearly equal to some of the over the top stuff that comes from the left. That does not excuse Mr. Nugent from accountability for his choice of words.

    But as you point out, it's not a threat on Obama's life. The 'dead or in jail' part could be a commentary on his expectations of the impacts of Obamacare. The chop off their heads bit seems like it's being used as an opportunity to do what the left tried to do to Sarah Palin in light of the Giffords shooting.

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    1. Agreed, Dean. Ill advised choice of words for sure but threatening Obama's life? Not hardly.

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  2. Elected Dem officials have said far worse.

    BTW, don't entertainers get a free pass? A la Bill Maher?

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  3. Ted's comment was OVER THE TOP, and it did nothing to help the cause if you will. Such is the essence of my posting at RN USA.

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  4. 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.

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/04/17/did-ted-nugent-really-threaten-the-president/

    We should be slow to judge when the left comes after one of our own. Nugent may be a little nutty at times, but in this instance, his advocacy of 2nd Amendment rights is defensible.

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    1. RK - that's good context and goes in an update, thanks.

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  5. Shoots, what's said of Palin and Cheney makes this PALE in comparison. However, Libtards feel democratically elected representatives in republics are under the duress of "political terrorism" as if they don't do what the will of the people wants, they lose their jobs so this would be considered a threat.

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  6. Is libtard in Webster's dictionary? :)

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  7. So let's get this straight:

    If a person who is a supporter of the NRA, believes in the Second Amendment, and wants limited government, speaks ill of our current Coward in Chief, this means our Coward in Chief is in danger, and the one speaking is a real threat?

    Interesting.

    Long live the State-run Media!

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    1. You got that right. I am consistently amazed at the fear and flinch-producing effect the Second Amendment of our Constitution brings about in those who say they believe in our Constitution.

      Consistently amazed.

      It's as if the Second Amendment is the grotesquely deformed cousin we have that is kept in a locked room upstairs and none of us wish to talk about lest others will think we really don't love him.

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  8. Hell, with what some of us believe and have written here in the blogosphere, an Obama second term with the NDAA and PATRIOT Act in his back pocket could mean some of us may be dead or in jail.

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  9. Threat? Pullease....if it is does this make him a racist too?

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  10. The left will use anything to try and get the nation's focus of Obama obvious failure to do anything worthwhile in the last 3+ years.

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    1. The left will use anything to try to shut us up and shut us down.

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  11. I am beginning to view the whole left right paradigm as a 180 degree difference of ideologies that somehow find themselves at the same ending reference point.

    Look to the results rather than the hyperbole,platitudes, and overheated rhetoric of both ideologies.

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  12. Will use 'anything'. This is not just 'anything'. This is rampant paranoia. Maybe if you looked at some media other than what you automatically believe, you would know that the president is in fact quite a bit softer on guns than W. Bush. I guess the fact that Nugent has said things such as 'Obama should suck on my machine gun' just vanishes when convenient.

    As far as shutting down speech, that too is paranoia. You people screech about your freedoms being taken away. There is no evidence of it. What do you think 'liberal' means, in the English language? Do you imagine in your fever dream that the founding of this nation was a conservative action? Every term is turned around to mean the opposite of its real meaning.

    As far as the president's performance, he's saved the country from catastrophe. You people can't find your ass with both hands.

    "Left Coast Rebel", again, your language is corrupt. You aren't a rebel. You are a reactionary. You don't even quite know what you're reacting against, you have a straw man that most actual people's views do not fit at all.
    The lack of education here is simply depressing.

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    1. Big words for a small man. I'm so afraid I think I wet myself.

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  13. Well i have to live on a fixed income, and he hasent done shit to help me, befor he came to office i had a few bucks left over every month to buy some ammo, now i have had to sell most of my guns just to eat every month, obama dosent have a clue, i would like to see him try to support himself and his wife on $1124.00 a month, at least uncle ted is in touch with real people and if any of you grew up watching 8 mm movies of fred bear like ted and i did you would know where he gets his feeling of real fredom, because that was when we were really free.

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    1. Uncle Ted is a has-been Rockstar and still has way more money than the Obama's! Until just a couple years ago...and for many years the Obama's were just scraping by- then Senator Obama had a couple best-selling books and they made some money.
      President Obama has never threatened the rights of gun-owners, not once!
      Uncle Ted is a macho idiot! I know from where I speak. I was one of his bodyguards in the 80's, when he was famous. Scrawny lil fella that talks incessantly on his big guns and bows and knives...and 'skinnin' critters...and killing all manner of woodland creatures...and on and on!

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    2. "President Obama has never threatened the rights of gun-owners, not once!"

      Oh, really?

      http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/07/11/obama-s-new-gun-control-regulations-exclusive.html

      It all starts with tightening regulations.

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  14. I must wholeheartedly concur w/ the last comment from "ufraideeo"! I am amazed by the amount of energy you Right-Wing-Nuts expend to rationalize and 'sanitize' the diatribes of even your most insane and indefensible members!
    I don't know who's crazier? Nugent or those attesting his 'sanity'!?
    When is violent, hateful, anti-any POTUS, speech conveyed in the Public-Sector OK?? Answer: Never.

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  15. Also let me say if you dont think theirs some thing wrong in this country, then think about this, i live in vermont, where any law abideing citizen can carry a firearm in any manner, it is in vermonts constution, i was a law inforecment officer hear, but when i tryed to apply for a right to carry permit in NH. THE LIVE FREE OR DIE STATE. their applacation states that if your a convicted fellon or a resedient of the state of vermont you will be denied, well i hate to tell you NH. Your not liveing free, stupid shit like this needs to stop.

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  16. "It all starts with tightening regulations." More fantasy and paranoia. Would you rather it be that any madman can go to the 7-11 and pick up an Uzi? (Oh wait, here y'all are as apologists for Ted Nugent)
    You're trying to make 'regulations' into a per se bad thing. Typical lack of thought, let alone reflection.

    firetalker gets a check from the gov't, relies on it to eat but supports the GOP? Do you know what Rmoney's druthers in this regard? Did your check go down automatically 'when Obama got in'? Don't try and lie to me about it, I get Social Security myself. I think it should have gone up in accordance with the cost-of-living but are reasons for that to be laid at the executive branch's door? Look it up.

    Like I said, y'all can't find your ass with both hands.

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  17. "Would you rather it be that any madman can go to the 7-11 and pick up an Uzi?"

    heh...well, considering that I can go into a 7-11 and buy a pack of smokes, (which kill more folks than an Uzi, statistically), I think it would be more than allowable to peddle Uzi's at my local 7-11.

    Anyhoos, the purchase of a firearm is a Constitutional right. I hardly expect you to understand that.

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    1. Looks like Nugent has the nuts and fruits on the loose!

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    2. Ya got that right Tim. On all the variants I might add.

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    3. Nuts and fruits? Because I speak highly of our Constitution?

      Tim, take me off your blogroll. I'll thank you now for doing so.

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    4. Ufraideeo was the nut and the fruit I was referencing :). We patriots are all "nuts" for the Constitution because we know that is our only true hope today...

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