Military (Obama) Cancels Ted Nugent Performance

Comment By Bob L.
Sun.04-22-2012

I can not believe how much this Country has become a nation of Cowards since Obama has become President, he said there was going to be change, and people wanted it, so now it has come back to bite them in the ASS by splitting this Country so much that they do not want to work together (infighting).

Here is another case of some one saying or going against Obama, and he does not like any one who goes against what he wants, or what he is doing to this Country, you can see it every time he does not get his way in the Washington circle of DEMOCRATS, or Republicans who go against him.

So much of what Ted Nugen said was blown so far out of proportion that you would think that he was on his way to DC to literally cut off their heads, not cut off the way for them to get reelected by saying vote for people who love this Country and the US Constitution.

This shows what Obama will do to get what he wants in his Change We Need.

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Military Cancels Ted Nugent Performance Citing Violent Rhetoric About Obama

By The Hollywood Reporter
Sat.04-21-2012

Getting the boot from Fort Knox is the latest wrinkle in a controversy that began last weekend at an NRA convention and led to a visit from the Secret Service.

Citing inflammatory language while expressing his displeasure with President Barack Obama, the military has uninvited rock star and conservative political activist Ted Nugent from performing at Fort Knox in Kentucky, according to the U.S. Army post’s Facebook page.

“After learning of opening act Ted Nugent’s recent public comments about the president of the United States, Fort Knox leadership decided to cancel his performance on the installation,” it’s Facebook posting says.

So far, the June 23 concert remains on the Fort Knox schedule, with REO Speedwagon and Styx listed as “co-headliners,” but army personnel said they will grant requests for refunds in light of their decision to nix the opening act.

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The cancellation is the latest wrinkle in a controversy that has engulfed Nugent since last weekend when, speaking at an NRA convention, the rocker said that he would be “dead or in jail” if Obama is reelected in November.

Also referring to Obama and Democratic candidates in general, he told the NRA faithful: “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November.”

Use of the violent metaphors earned Nugent a visit from Secret Service agents on Thursday. He said Friday on his website that he had with them a “good, solid professional meeting concluding that I have never made any threats of violence toward anyone.”

A spokesman for Fort Knox told TheBlaze.com that having Nugent perform “would be a conflict of interest since the military has the obligation to be apolitical.”

Such a claim, though, seems dubious when it comes to choosing entertainers, who oftentimes show their partisanship. At its website, for example, Fort Knox is touting an appearance this month by comedian Jay Phillips who is supportive of Obama through his Twitter activities. And Ludacris has performed at U.S. Army bases even after the 2008 release of his pro-Obama song “Politics As Usual,” which calls Hillary Clinton, who was running against Obama at the time, a “bitch” who is “irrelevant.” The ultra-partisan song also called President George W. Bush “mentally handicapped” and says that Sen. John McCain “don’t belong in any chair unless he’s paralyzed.”

Fort Knox personnel did not return calls or emails requesting clarification on their “obligation to be apolitical” in their entertainment selections.

Comments at the Fort Knox Facebook page have been running about 3-1 against the decision to boot Nugent from the concert.

“He is such a supporter of the troops. Such a shame that he was canceled for expressing his freedom of speech. This is America, if you have not forgot,” one commenter wrote.

“I thought that freedom of speech was one of the very same things that our military fought for. When Obama said he was going to change the military, he did. He made them cowards. Shame on you Fort Knox,” said another.

And on the flip side: “Anyone who threatens a U.S. president like that should not be allowed on a military installation. No matter which party he affiliates himself with. Good decision.”

Email: paul.bond@thr.com

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