Ted Nugent – pushing the limits of free speech
Ted Nugent might have gone a little too far.
It has been recently reported that Nugent stated “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year,” he said angrily at a NRA convention. “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November.” He then told his audience of proud gun-owners that if they failed to “clean house in this vile, evil, America-hating administration, I don’t even know what you’re made out of.” These statements have caused quite a ruckus, and presidential candidate Mitt Romney is stuck in the middle because Nugent has given Romney his support and Romney stating last month that “It has been fun getting to know Ted”.
First of all, Nugent lost his mind right around the time he was in that “supergroup” Damn Yankees, and has been steadily getting worse, and we won’t even get into how he got out of the Vietnam draft or about an underage Hawaiian girl. He reminds me of old crazy uncle Ted – the one that didn’t get invited to the family get togethers because he scared the little kids, and has no problem spouting off anytime because that switch between his mouth and his brain has burned out a long time ago. He is harmless because most people just shake their head and say “Whatever you say, Ted”. And the only way to get him to shut up is to just ignore him and hope he eventually runs out of steam because acknowledging him just eggs him on.
And Ted isn’t alone – an income avenue for more and more washed up media people (Janine Turner and Victoria Jackson) is getting on the right wing band wagon and getting on Fox News to promote some website their nerdy cousin helped them set up. And we are all allowed to voice our views, especially when the profession we have chosen no longer has no use for us, and good luck to all those people who use Tea Party philosophy and whatnot to recapture some of the fame and glory they once had.
As for Ted, these statements are a grab for attention. The Secret Service will probably investigate, but will write him off as “touched” and in need of a prescription of Klonopin or a joint. Kids don’t know who he is, and parents are trying to forget him because they got married due to little Johnny being conceived in a stadium bathroom while Ted was belting out “Cat Scratch Fever”. This is the only way he has to stay relevant, and isn’t that what we all want to be at the end of the day?