Big surprise, the left has come out swinging about comments made by the Motor City Madman, Ted Nugent at the National Rifle Association (NRA) convention in St. Louis over the weekend. Funny, no one in the audience gasped or booed...because they took it in context, something the left only does when it suits them.
Nugent talking at the NRA convention:
Some of the "threatening remarks" included, "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year." Nugent feels the same way many, if not most, hardcore conservatives feel about the current administration. They know they have lost many of the freedoms they had prior to Bush and Obama's presidencies and they believe that it could progress to the point that anyone deemed a threat to this administration could be jailed indefinitely without due process (now possible under NDAA). No one balked at that statement because they all know it is a possibility. Maybe they could get mad about their rights being trampled on in Houston? Undercover TSA agents riding on the city buses, able to search any bag at anytime. Oops, another right bites the dust. No biggie, only that pesky 4th Amendment.
Another comment, "We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November." Really, does the left seriously believe that Nugent, who has always made comments like this and never done a thing, is suggesting conservatives chop the heads off leftists? Hmm, perhaps since he mentioned November and all, he meant in the voting booth? Or is that too tough of a stretch?
As long as the left is going after people spouting "dangerous rhetoric," where is the article on Think Progress, etc. on Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan's comments about white people? Among his dangerous comments on Monday night he said, "We know your origin in the world and we know how long you were set to live and unless you change, your end has come." Black Panther Party?
Nugent talked to conservative pundit Dana Loesch and said, "I've never in my life threatened anyone's life. I'm incapable of threatening anyone's life, because I'm about positive change." Regardless, there's already a petition to make Mitt Romney denounce Nugent's comments. Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said "Divisive language is offensive no matter what side of the political aisle it comes from. Mitt Romney believes everyone needs to be civil."
The always delightful DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz sent out an email that said, "Mitt Romney must condemn Nugent's violent and hateful rhetoric immediately, as it has no place in our political discourse or this campaign," ...and by the way, please donate. The excuse by some for holding Romney responsible for Nugent's comments? "The right tried to make the left responsible for Hilary Rosen's comments, so we can do it too!"
The left is jumping for joy that Brian Leary, a Secret Service spokesman said, "We are aware of the situation and we're conducting an appropriate follow up." They shouldn't get so excited. If they felt he was truly a threat, he would be in jail right now. They said they were going to ask him what he meant by his comments, he will explain it to them, they will take it for what it is, and in context, and it will be over. Legally at least. Media-wise, it will be driven into the ground until something else comes along for them to latch onto.
Dana Loesch talks with Nugent:
DC Decoder says the tweets on the subject can be broken into three categories:
- Ted Nugent is still alive?
- Ted Nugent is more of a threat to music than politics.
- This doesn't even make the list of Top Ten Crazy Ted Nugent Moments.
Â© Margie Wilson-Mars 2012