Mr. Nugent Goes to Washington (for the State of the Union)

Feb 11, 2013 3:39pm
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In an effort to attach faces to their push for stricter gun control laws,  President Obama and congressional Democrats have invited victims of gun violence to his State of the Union address Tuesday night in Washington.

Texas Rep. Steve Stockman, a Republican, is bringing a guest, too:  Seventies rock star turned National Rifle Association darling Ted Nugent.

“I am excited to have a patriot like Ted Nugent joining me in the House Chamber to hear from President Obama,” Stockman said in a statement released Monday morning.  “After the Address I’m sure Ted will have plenty to say.”

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That’s assuming Nugent can hold his tongue during the speech. Either way, it won’t be the first time President Obama’s played to an ornery crowd.

Nugent and President Obama have some history, too.

In April, 2012, the Secret Service called Nugent in for a talking-to after he delivered some unnerving comments at an NRA convention in St. Louis, Mo.

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

After meeting with Nugent a few days later, the Secret Service declared the situation “resolved.” And that may be so, but his self-imposed deadline has not yet passed.

On Election Night, the “Cat Scratch Fever” singer had the claws out for President Re-Elect Obama.

First there was Mad Nugent:

— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent) November 7, 2012

 

Then, a few minutes later, Sad Nugent:

— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent) November 7, 2012

 

Who knows which “Nuge” we’ll see, or hear, tomorrow night? You’ll just have to watch ABC NEWS LIVE STATE OF THE UNION COVERAGE, beginning at 8:50 p.m. EST, to find out.

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