Ted Nugent stood by his controversial comments about President Barack Obama and Democrats made over the weekend, telling conservative radio host Dana Loesch on Tuesday that he had been unfairly targeted for saying he would “either be dead or in jail” by next year if Obama is reelected.
“I’m a black Jew at a Nazi-Klan rally,” the rock star complained to Loesch. “And there are some power-abusing, corrupt monsters in our federal government that despise me because I have the audacity to speak the truth.”
Nugent continued: “I spoke at the NRA and will stand by my speech. It’s 100 percent positive. It’s about we the people taking back our American dream from the corrupt monsters in the federal government under this administration, the communist czars he has appointed.”
The Secret Service is reportedly investigating Nugent in the wake of his Saturday tirade at the NRA convention in St. Louis. Nugent’s hits include the 1977 classic “Cat Scratch Fever.” He has endorsed Mitt Romney for president.
Later in the radio interview, Nugent went after Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who condemned Nugent’s remarks on Tuesday as she called on Romney to answer for the rocker’s rhetoric with a DNC petition and web video.
“Wasserman Schultz is such a brain-dead, soulless idiot,” Nugent told Loesch. “I could not be more proud that this soulless, heartless idiot feebly attempts to find fault with Ted Nugent, because I am on the right track and she just encourages me to stand stronger.”
Nugent also compared Wasserman Schultz and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to “varmints.”
Nugent also weighed in on Mitt Romney’s campaign’s response to his remarks. Romney himself has not commented, but campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul deemed Nugent’s words “offensive.”
“I think Mitt Romney’s already denounced my guitar playing because it’s too sexy,” Nugent said. “Mitt Romney knows what I’m saying is true. He puts it in the words for him, I put in the words for me.”
Listen to the whole interview below:
by Nick Wing