Democrats are trying once again to make shock rocker Ted Nugent's endorsement of Mitt Romney into a campaign issue. On Monday night, DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz called on Romney to denouce Nugent, whose endorsement Romney earned after a conversation with the musician earlier this year.
Nugent delivered predictably incendiary comments at the NRA convention over the weekend, leading to the DNC denouncement. Right Wing Watch reports:
Nugent called President Obama a criminal and denounced his “vile, evil America-hating administration” which is “wiping its ass with the Constitution.” Taking it a step further, he said that “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” “If you can’t galvanize and promote and recruit people to vote for Mitt Romney, we’re done,” he continued.
with a call to cut off the heads of Democrats in November: “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November. Any questions?”
Democrats circulated stories of Nugent's Romney endorsement when it happened, now Wasserman Schultz is calling on Romney to explain himself once again.
"Mitt Romney surrogate Ted Nugent made offensive comments about President Obama and November’s elections this weekend that are despicable, deplorable and completely beyond the pale. He called the Administration 'vile,' 'evil' and 'America-hating,' and said much worse," she said. "Yet what have we heard from Mitt Romney and the Republican Party, who should be outraged that someone representing them is using language like this to make a political point? Absolutely nothing."