published Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Nugent: Send Obama to Cuba

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    Ted Nugent performs at Track 29 as part of his GreatWhite American Buffalo tour.
    Photo by Jason Dunn

Ted Nugent wants President Barack Obama to move to Cuba.

Nugent, who performed at Track 29 on Tuesday night as a part of his Great White American Buffalo tour, addressed “everybody addicted to freedom out there” as he called on people to vote against Obama in the presidential election.

“Let’s see if in November, we can’t [tick] off the [jerks] in Washington, D.C.,” he said. “Let’s send Barack Obama down to Cuba. They’ve already got socialism down there — just move down there. You’re [screwing] up my country.”

Nugent, who said he has been visiting Chattanooga since 1967, also told the crowd he was playing America’s soul music.

“You can’t have this music in France,” he said. “You gotta have a Constitution, you gotta have an attitude.”

Kelly Cheek, one of the concert’s attendees, said he thought Nugent was toned down on Tuesday.

“I was expecting a lot more than what he did tonight,” Cheek said.

Michael Walker said he wasn’t really surprised by Nugent’s comments

“This is the best concert I’ve seen,” Walker said. “You come here expecting this kind of thing.”

Nugent, a former member of the band The Amboy Dukes and Damn Yankees, is known for his outspoken stance on conservative issues, and recently has been in the news because of the controversial statements he made.

In April, he received a visit from the Secret Service after stating that if President Barack Obama is re-elected, he will “either be dead or in jail this time next year,” during the National Rifle Association’s annual convention. He formally endorsed Mitt Romney for president in March.

Nugent also made comments earlier this month to a Florida newspaper stating that he believed Obama is “everything wrong with America.”

about Rachel Bunn...

Rachel Bunn is originally from Ellijay, Ga., and graduated from the University of Georgia with degrees in magazines and history. While at UGA, she wrote for the student magazine UGAzine, served as news editor for the student newspaper, The Red & Black, and spent a semester studying British history at Oxford University in Oxford, England. She has previously worked at The Rockdale Citizen in Conyers, Ga., and The Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the ...

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