Secret Service intends to ‘follow up’ on Ted Nugent’s comments about Obama

We told you this morning about the curious comment that rocker Ted Nugent, a Mitt Romney fan, made at an NRA convention in St. Louis:

”If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”

Here’s the context of Nugent’s remark, made in the midst of a tirade against the Obama administration and the U.S. Supreme Court:

The U.S. Secret Service, which is having problems of its own, pronounced itself curious by what exactly Nugent meant. From USA Today:

“We are aware of the situation and we’re conducting an appropriate follow up,” said Brian Leary, a Secret Service spokesman.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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388 comments Add your comment

Aaron Burr V Mexico

April 17th, 2012
4:51 pm

Yes, and then they’ll hire a prostitute for him when they high five him.

Nanjing03

April 17th, 2012
5:02 pm

That is a rather lame reason to “launch an investigation.” The Secret Service and the FBI should have heard or read some of the crapp slung around about GWB and John McCain at Code Pink and MoveOn.org rallies and on forums on-line just a few years ago. (My guess is that the Secret Serice is looking for a little “party action” and decided to make Ted their “go-to” man).

chkdr

April 17th, 2012
5:05 pm

they better clean up their own back yard first!!

stan

April 17th, 2012
5:09 pm

Nugent is irrelevant, I thought he was dead

CHRIS CURLEY

April 17th, 2012
5:11 pm

TED SOUNDS LIKE HE’S RUNNING FOR OFFICE…&…MAYBE HE NEEDS TO!!!

Dan

April 17th, 2012
5:11 pm

Does that video have edits or is it a single take? I thought I detected several jumps in the video — one, immediately after Ted says “…in jail by this time next year.” (Maybe it was just me.) I’m not saying that anything of importance was cut out, but who can be sure? Of course, stan is correct: Nugent is irrelevant. Let’s hope those in his audience think the same.

ATLER

April 17th, 2012
5:12 pm

Who is Ted Nugent……. whoever he is, he can die now because Obama will be back in Nov for a 2nd term.

honested

April 17th, 2012
5:14 pm

Poor ted.
I guess it is hard to have spent 3 times as much of one’s life as a has been than the short stint in which one was relevant……except maybe to kooks.

Ghost

April 17th, 2012
5:16 pm

Ah yes, compassionate conservatism….

Concerned Christian

April 17th, 2012
5:17 pm

Not just about President Obama, doesn’t this man know that WORDS have power and he could be speaking death upon himself. Be careful what you say, God hears everything.

Old devil

April 17th, 2012
5:18 pm

When in doubt, he whips it out. The SS indeed had a “Free for all” in Cartagena!

Love the Democracy

April 17th, 2012
5:18 pm

I’m surprised he didn’t die during the Bush years. His career died long before that.

RUSS

April 17th, 2012
5:19 pm

IF HE IS ATLER WE WILL BE IN THE DOD HOUSE FOR SURE.

RUSS

April 17th, 2012
5:21 pm

IF HE IS ATLER WE ARE IN DEEP DOG POO. JIMMY CARTER CAN DIE NOW KNOWING HE IS NOT THE WORST PRESIDENT THIS COUNTRY HAS HAD. OBAMA IS HANDS DOWN.

Tim

April 17th, 2012
5:24 pm

People need to understand that their idea’s are not so important that it requires the murder of any elected offical. This is not the wild west and there are processes for change that do not rquire killing anyone. Mr Nugent many others needs to get some anger management help.

Blackberry Cobbler

April 17th, 2012
5:26 pm

This nation and the world would be better off if there were more like Ted Nugent.

Why is it ok for the liberal Dems to say disparaging things about Bush, Palin, etc. and we never hear a word of it in the media. Yet, remarks by Rush, and Ted Nugent, etc. get plastered everywhere?

Obama is not a threat to this country. We are stronger than the harm he can do in 4 or even 8 years. The real threat to this country is the proliferation of it’s citizenry that seem stupid enough to but a man like this in the Oval Office in the first place. I don’t worry about Obama– I worry about the nut cases that voted for him.

RickDemo

April 17th, 2012
5:26 pm

Slow day … Jim…I thought more happened today than this….Keep up the good work…Jim

OBAMA 2012

April 17th, 2012
5:29 pm

He is making terroristic threats on the United States President, lock his ass up and throw away the key!

bo

April 17th, 2012
5:33 pm

sounds liek a good reason to vote for Obama

Lily

April 17th, 2012
5:34 pm

Ted should shut up and play music. I’m sick of entertainers of ALL political viewpoints running their mouths. Nugent is one of the worst offenders, too.

TampaGator

April 17th, 2012
5:36 pm

Obama will most likely be re-elected. People like Ted Nugent are helping it become more of a fact each day. People like him, the “patriots” who wrap themselves in “the constitution” and then make the kind of statements he made in those sound bites, make it very important that intelligent people get out and vote this November…be it for republicans or democrats……as we simply have to keep people like this down in their hateful gutter…..and don’t let them come up too much to rujn the clean air most of us breath. They are some scary, un-American people desquising themselves at patriotic Americans who love “the Constitution.” This place that Nugent wants you to go to is where the Hitler types thrive in and come from…. a place where the fears of unintelligent, over-emotional, and down and out people are taken advantage of in order to create pure hate in the name of patriotism….the type of hate that spewed forth from this man’s sick mind and mouth. Shame on him. Shame on those in the audiance that were shaking their heads at him in agreement. Shame on you if you back such unintelligent, hateful filth.

Tex Gfield

April 17th, 2012
5:37 pm

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Tex Gfield

April 17th, 2012
5:38 pm

They should go right ahead. When they get fininshed whoring and raping the American taxpayer that is. Losers. Ted rocks. Obama sucks.

GaBlue

April 17th, 2012
5:40 pm

Poor, poor Nuge. Bless his heart! A talented musician whose fame skyrocketed during the free-for-all of the drug and sexual revolution, he lived the dream, enjoyed all the perks, and created a few songs that (admit it or not) remain all-time rock & roll classics! The fortune he amassed enabled him to purchase the country home he always wanted, and affords him time now, in his later years, to pursue — well, anything he feels like pursuing when he wakes up each morning!

I’m sure he’s also got excellent health coverage for himself and his loved ones, too.

But yet, having everything just isn’t enough, without a big fat daily mouthful of HATE. Right, Mr. Nugent? Bless your tiny, shriveled little syphillis-eaten heart! WE’LL PRAY FOR YOUUUUUUUU!

TampaGator

April 17th, 2012
5:42 pm

No matter if you like of dislike Obama……you don’t make threats on the life of the President of the United States. It is not a joking matter. I hope they arrest extremist, right wing back end and make an example out of his threatening comments. It is OK to disagree with the President, and I have disagreed with both Obama and Bush (the last one) and spoke up about it with friends and other people in conversations. But, even though I deeply disliked Chaney and his leading Bush into bad decisions (which his father would have never made, I believe), I would never say the kinds of things Nugent said….under the veil of being a supporter of the U.S. Constitution. Mr. Nugent needs to go back and read the Constitution again…..or maybe for the first time….before he runs at the foaming mouth like this again. But we all know what this is really about…..don’t we?

TampaGator

April 17th, 2012
5:43 pm

Tex…..

how does that gutter water taste? Real good, huh? Yum…Yum…….

Neshnev

April 17th, 2012
5:51 pm

He gimme cat scratch fever, ne ne ne ne.

Scalabrini Ortiz

April 17th, 2012
5:52 pm

Effin’ senile moron. That anyone listens to this idiot saddens me.

GaBlue

April 17th, 2012
5:56 pm

Hey, is Mike Huckabee still giving the Nuge a forum for this nastiness on his show? I’ll never forget watching them jam together doing Cat Scratch Fever…. O.M.G. Yes, Pastor/Gov Huckabee sang the correct lyrics. Aaaaaah! My EARS! Too surreal. Truly.

Keep doing this GOP

April 17th, 2012
5:58 pm

The ” A Team” wasnt involved in that mess in Columbia . That was some B teamers that can easily be replaced.

I have a feeling Mr. Nugent is going to have Les Paul tattooed on his butt.
Hello, Mr Nugent, this is the A team.

Ben

April 17th, 2012
5:59 pm

He made a statement that a lot of people agree with. He didn’t directly threaten the President. Also, didn’t Barbara Streisand and Alec Baldwin say the same thing about George Bush? Did they start an investigation relating to them?

DannyX

April 17th, 2012
6:01 pm

Celebrity Republicans are a riot!

They should get them all together for a talk. Mel Gibson, Victoria Jackson, Ted Nugent, Kirk Cameron and Stephen Baldwin should all get together and talk about how Obama is ruining the country.

It would be a riot!

seeME

April 17th, 2012
6:05 pm

I am sick of these irrelevant, has-been racists, posing as Republicans, using the most popular President in modern time (”rock star ” BARACK OBAMA) in their desperate effort to get attention. Michelle Bachman, Ted Nugent, Carl Rove, Buy-A-Heart Dick Cheney, Sean Hannity etc. have all observed Sarah Palin get book deals etc for talking-point bashing this great President. They refuse to acknowledge, or discuss intelligently, how their party’s greed and satanic behavior drove this country to the economic brink. They, and self-loathing racists like them, instead want to drown the country in anti-Obama hate because they hate to marinate in the fact that a Black man and his wife have out-performed them in a country that’s designed to give whites a head start. Oh well, nutty, self-hating, self-loathing prune/pale face, gun-worshipping Ted Nugent, and the underachieving racist whites like him, need to get OVER their insecurities and jealousy of President Obama (and other successful Blacks). And Ted, if you want to “die” or go to “jail” dummy keep asking God for it. You’ll get just what you ask for. If you wasn’t such a devil you’d know that! This country deserves a better shot than making a mysterious, greedy, chronically lying, and evil Mormon (who believed Blacks and people of color were “cursed” until he was in his thirties) like Mittens Romney a President. lol. Get a life and a less hateful imagination, Ted. You will die and destroy your musical legacy with your ignorance!!!!

James

April 17th, 2012
6:06 pm

Seriously, who is Ted Nugent. OK, you say rocker, but does he actually have any hit songs? I have never heard of him.

DannyX

April 17th, 2012
6:11 pm

“He made a statement that a lot of people agree with.”

You are absolutely right. Many Republicans would like to see Obama assassinated if he wins a second term, thanks for being honest.

“Also, didn’t Barbara Streisand and Alec Baldwin say the same thing about George Bush? Did they start an investigation relating to them?”

Um, no they did not. If you have some secret recordings of them saying the same thing please post a link.

This is Mrs. Norman Maine

April 17th, 2012
6:14 pm

Take him down!!!!!!

Liberals are Liars

April 17th, 2012
6:14 pm

The Secret Service should investigate the entire staff at Media Matters and MSNBC for the hate and violence comming from these organizations and it’s employees on a daily basis.

Love the Democracy

April 17th, 2012
6:19 pm

Here are some other “quotes” from Mr. Nugent that I’m sure Mitt Romney would love as his theme music:

Well I don’t know where they come from
But they sure do come
I hope they comin’ for me
And I don’t know how they do it
But they sure do it good
I hope they doin’ it for free

I make the p***y purr with
The stroke of my hand
They know they gettin’ it from me
They know just where to go
When they need their lovin man
They know I do it for free

Yep. I’m sure Ann Romney would love a photo op with this Republican stalwart.

Liberals are Liars

April 17th, 2012
6:20 pm

seeME, is mini-me. CAUTION ANGRY NEGRO Syndrome.

Liberals are Liars

April 17th, 2012
6:20 pm

seeME, is mini-me. CAUTION ANGRY NEGRO Syndrome.

Robert the Liberal

April 17th, 2012
6:21 pm

Mr. Nugent should be judged by his military record and his marital background.

Shine

April 17th, 2012
6:22 pm

Ole Ted should be endorsing Obama as Romney is a gun grabbing extremist!

Liberals are Liars

April 17th, 2012
6:22 pm

What about the liberals that made threats to Bush. And none of them were investigated. WHY?

Love the Democracy

April 17th, 2012
6:27 pm

Liberals are Liars is a liar.

Since Mr Obama took office, the rate of threats against the president has increased 400 per cent from the 3,000 a year or so under President George W. Bush, according to Ronald Kessler, author of In the President’s Secret Service.

3d

April 17th, 2012
6:27 pm

Don’t worry. Al Sharpton’s on the way.

Reality

April 17th, 2012
6:27 pm

B, O’Bama is a nice’ clean cut looking man with a nice clean cut looking family, and he makes a great speech.BUT THATS WHERE IT ENDS. He is a politician from the most corrupt state in the country. Other than being black he absolutly NOTHING in common with the black citizens of America. He was not raised in a project homes. He has not suffered any hardships as many blacks have. AND HE LIES!

DannyX

April 17th, 2012
6:31 pm

“He is a politician from the most corrupt state in the country.”

Obama is not from Georgia.

Peter

April 17th, 2012
6:32 pm

Maybe Ted will tell us how we pay for the Bush WARS that BANKRUPTED America ?

Slow Hand

April 17th, 2012
6:37 pm

Apparently some of you are idiots who did not watch the video clip. Nor do you know anything about Ted Nugent. He is an avid hunter and strong supporter of the right to bear arms. His comment about being in jail or dead is NOT a threat against President Obama. There is a growing concern amongst gun enthusiasts that this current administration would love to do away with the Second Amendment; and if re-elected will do every thing they can to achieve that goal. Ever hear the phrase “They can have my guns when they pry them out of my cold dead fingers!”? This is what he was referring to. If time came when agents showed up @ his house to confiscate his guns he’s willing to put up a fight that will either leave him dead or overtaken and jailed.

Look before I leap...

April 17th, 2012
6:38 pm

“What about the liberals that made threats to Bush. And none of them were investigated. WHY?”

Because the Secret Service is an ultra-liberal organization that has been secretly plotting for over 50 years to smuggle in a Kenyan, provide false documents regarding his birth and college records, maneuver him into the highest office in the world so he could destroy American democracy and create a Utopian socialist state where he would be dictator for life!!

And it all would’ve worked had the agents not been entrapped by female agents of the LDS in Cartegna.