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Ted Nugent: "I Will Be Dead Or In Jail" If Obama Is Re-Elected [UPDATE]

By Chuck Sudo in News on Apr 17, 2012 3:50PM

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Rocker, noted conservative and speaker of "self-evident truth and irrefutable logic" Ted Nugent already endorsed Mitt Romney for President last month, while saying some things about President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that would have landed an average man on the Secret Service's watch list by now.

The Motor City Madman—emphasis on "madman"—spoke at the National Rifle Association's annual convention over the weekend and urged attendees to vote for Mitt, and added he would not tolerate another four years of an Obama administration.

"If Barack Obama becomes the President in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year," Nugent said over the weekend, urging each person to get a "couple of thousand" people to cast their ballot for Mitt Romney.

"If you can't galvanize and promote and recruit people to vote for Mitt Romney, we're done," Nugent said, at one point adding, "We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November. Any questions?"

Nugent, who freely exercises his right to bear arms and call the president "a piece of shit" who should "suck on his machine gun" at concerts, accused the government of "wiping its ass" with the Constitution. He only endorsed Romney after extracting a promise from the former Massachusetts governor that he would not propose any gun laws if elected. We miss the days when he sang only of "Wang Dang Sweet Poontang."

Nugent's comments from the NRA convention are below.

[Update] 1:10 p.m. And the Secret Service is investigating Nugent's remarks. A Secret Service spokesman confirmed to New York magazine's "Daily Intel" blog, "We are aware of it, and we'll conduct an appropriate follow up."

If the Secret Service's self-evident truth and irrefutable logic concludes that Nugent's remarks are a threat to the president, that is a Class D felony that carries a prison sentence of five-to-10 years.

There has been precedent in this over the years. Most recently Brian Dean MIller, a Dallas man upset with Congress' passage of health care reform, was charged in 2010 with making threatening remarks to President Obama after he posted an ad on Craigslist calling for Obama's death. Later in 2010 Michael Stephen Bowden, a 77-year-old veteran who kept loaded guns at his bedside, was arrested with threatening to kill Obama because "he is not doing enough to help African Americans." (Bowden is white.)