Ted Nugent: I'll Be 'Dead or in Jail' if Obama Wins

Secret Service is looking into it

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 17, 2012 10:35 AM CDT

(Newser) – Let's see, Ted Nugent said something controversial at the NRA convention. It wasn't the line about living under a government that is "wiping its ass with the Constitution," the comparison of four Supreme Court justices to a "stoned hippie," or even the plea to Republicans to "chop (Democrats') heads off in November." It was this one:

  • ”If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”

What does that mean exactly? The Daily Intel wonders whether Nugent just threatened to assassinate the president: "Were not sure how else to take this remark from the nutjob guitarist." Sure enough, the Secret Service tells the bog that it's aware of the remark and will "conduct an appropriate followup." The Hollywood Reporter has more, including Nugent's real favorite to win the Republican nomination.

Ted Nugent speaks in a 2010 file photo.
Ted Nugent speaks in a 2010 file photo.   (Getty Images)
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