Ted Nugent threatened Obama/Clinton and McCain will join him on stage

John McCain is set to speak at the NRA annual meeting with Ted Nugent four days before the Kentucky primary on May 16th, 2008. McCain's campaign has kept this appearance low-key so far. Maybe we can put down our primary swords and join together to get this into the open!

Why would we want to do this? Well because Ted Nugent is a nut-job!

Why might McCain be reluctant to have himself officially listed on the NRA's event? The answer may well be his concern about being associated with Nugent who, less than one year ago, held up two machine guns at a concert and--in one of the most brazen displays of violent rhetoric by a well-known pundit ever caught on video--threatened the lives of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sen. Diane Feinstein, Sen. Hillary Clinton, and Sen. Barack Obama.

Please check out Jeffrey Feldman's Frameshop post.

The concert video link has some choice quotes:

These are some of the violent lines Nugent shouts at the cheering crowd in the video clip:

"Hey, Obama! [holds up machine guns] You might want to suck on one these you punk...Obama, he's a piece of s--t!"
"Hillary! [holds up machine guns] You might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless b---h!"
"Hey Diane Feinstein! [holds up machine guns] Ride on these you worthless whore!"

This is something I think should be talked about, and I hope our primary excitement doesn't give McCain a free pass.

Tags: John McCain, NRA, Ted Nugent, Violence (all tags)

Comments

8 Comments

Re: Ted Nugent threatened Obama/Clinton

Let's make "Maverick" take on a new meaning for McCain!

by Paranoid Humanoid 2008-05-15 10:24AM | 0 recs
Motor City Madman!

The Nuge!!

Sweaty Teddy!!

Don't forget all the terrible things that Teddy has said about Mexican immigrants and African-Americans (he even dropped the n-word in some interview, which got him kicked off a "family values" tour or something).

by DPW 2008-05-15 10:33AM | 0 recs
Re: Motor City Madman!

Yeah, he said he was a "bigger n* than Russell Simmons" in a Beastie Boys zine interview.   The way the world is going, we need to put odds on who will pay him to be an analyst first:  FOX or CNN.     I mean, Rove, Ari Fleischer and Ollie North are getting paid, so why is he missing out on the gravy train?

by drowsy 2008-05-15 11:50AM | 0 recs
Re: Motor City Madman!

I was actually referring to a radio interview in Denver where he basically said that people shouldn't be offended by his use of words like "jap" and "n*gg*r" because they are "just words."

He's the Ann Coulter of rock and roll.

by DPW 2008-05-15 12:38PM | 0 recs
Re: Ted Nugent threatened Obama/Clinton

Interesting also is the extra sexualization of the threat with regard to the two women.  The word "ride" has some clear connotations here.  That man needs a good shrink.

by proseandpromise 2008-05-15 10:35AM | 0 recs
I remember that.

Ted is a psychopath.  You think Randi Rhodes was bad?  This guy makes her seem like Emo Phillips.

by Dracomicron 2008-05-15 10:44AM | 0 recs
Yes Ted is a nut job

When I was in college, my boyfriend took me to see him in concert. After the first set, there was an intermission. Upon his return for the 2nd set, he climbed on top of a tall amplifier/speaker and stood there clothed only in an animal skin loin cloth. He then jumped off which caused his animal skin flaps to fly up giving me an and everyone else an eyeful - yes, it was a loin cloth missing it's loin. He landed right in front of us too, yeesh. It was the only time in my life I've ever had front row tickets to a concert, and that's what I got, lol.

by phoenixdreamz 2008-05-15 11:17AM | 0 recs
Re: Yes Ted is a nut job

My first concert was a Nugent/Kiss concert in 1987. As the Nuge's set opened, he jumped over the drum set. It was a pretty awesome jump. He's an idiot but puts on a hell of a show.

by DPW 2008-05-15 12:40PM | 0 recs

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