Ted Nugent Threatens President

Dinosaur rocker Ted Nugent threw his support behind Mitt Romney at the National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis this weekend by apparently threatening the life of President Barack Obama and encouraging NRA members to commit acts of violence.

Aging rock star Ted Nugent urged NRA members to “chop their heads off in November”, referring to Democrats in general and to President Barack Obama in particular. “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year,” Nugent said. “If you can’t go home and get everybody in your lives to clean house in this vile, evil America hated administration, I don’t even know what you’re made out of.”

While his sentence construction and word choice posed some translation problems when attempting to render his words into English, the Secret Service found the has-been musician’s language threatening enough that they want to interview him.

Mitt Romney’s campaign was quick to distance itself from Nugent. Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said “Mitt Romney believes everyone needs to be civil”, which isn’t exactly saying Romney disagrees with or even disavows Nugent’s violent outburst.

The NRA made it’s position clear by adding this latest diatribe to their Ted Nugent shrine page on the NRA Web site.