While Ted Nugent's renown might have come from his influential guitar pyrotechnics in the mid 1970s, these days he's probably just as well known for his outspoken political beliefs. And, indeed, in light of the upcoming U.S presidential election, Nugent's controversial remarks may have landed him in a spot of bother; specifically, he's in trouble with the U.S secret service following some inflammatory comments made about Barack Obama at a National Rifle Association convention:
"If Barack Obama becomes the President in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year. We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November. It's good people who bent over and let the enemy in. If the coyote's in your living room pissing on your couch, it's not the coyote's fault. It's your fault for not shooting him."
Nugent also offered the following warning to NRA members: "get everybody in your lives to clean house in this vile, evil, America-hating administration, I don't even know what you're made out of." He also claimed that a democratic victory in November would mean "[America will] be a suburb of Indonesia next year" in reference to the time that Barack Obama spent in that country as a boy.
Secret service spokesperson Brian Leary has responded to Yahoo news in regard to Nugent's outburst: "We are aware of the incident and we are conducting appropriate follow-up."
Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for Mitt Romney, the presidential candidate that Ted Nugent is endorsing, has been quick to distance the campaign from Nugent's inflammatory remarks: "Divisive language is offensive no matter what side of the political aisle it comes from. Mitt Romney believes everyone needs to be civil."
You can watch the Motor City Madman (whose old school nickname takes on a new meaning in light of these recent comments) ranting and raving at the following location.