Evening News Quickie and Open ThreadPosted: April 17, 2012 Filed under: 2012 presidential campaign, Mitt Romney, SDB Evening News Reads | Tags: Chris Christie, minimum wage, Ted Nugent 10 Comments
Good Evening, I am starting to work on my morning post and thought I would do a quick evening news round-up. Of course it is nothing like the post Boston Boomer has written today, that woman is on fire…shez smokin‘.
Did you hear that Romney supporter Ted Nugent…symbolic of the redneck, heavy metal, deer hunting vote, has threatened the life of the President.
So … Ted Nugent Threatened to Assassinate President Obama? [Updated: Secret Service Is On It] — Daily Intel From New York Magazine…
We’re not sure how else to take this remark from the nutjob guitarist and Romney-endorser: “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”
Update: A spokesman for the Secret Service tells us, “We are aware of it, and we’ll conduct an appropriate follow up.”
TRENDING: Nugent threatens death if Obama wins in November – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs
“If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year,” Nugent said, according to a video posted on YouTube by the NRA. “If you can’t go home and get everybody in your lives to clean house in this vile, evil America hated administration, I don’t even know what you’re made out of.”
He accused the government of “wiping its ass with the Constitution you’re living under a rock some place” and labeled members of the Obama administration, including the vice president, attorney general and secretary of state “criminals.”
“We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November. Am I, any questions?” Nugent said.
This is not the first time Nugent has vividly espoused his views. In fact, the NRA has a section of its website devoted to some of his statements, including profanity-laced comments and threats directed at then candidates Obama and Hillary Clinton during the last election cycle.
Responding to the comments from Nugent, who announced his support for the former Massachusetts governor in March, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said “Divisive language is offensive no matter what side of the political aisle it comes from.”
“Mitt Romney believes everyone needs to be civil,” she added.
Ugh…I don’t really know what to make of Ms. Saul’s statement, does that mean Romney is not denouncing Nugent’s statement outright? It sounds a bit like she is tiptoeing on the fence there…doesn’t it?
In other news, comedians are getting estimates on the cost of fat suits…Christie Would Listen if Romney Asks Him to Be Running Mate – ABC News
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said today he’s “not looking to become vice president,” but left the door open to a conversation about being Mitt Romney’s running mate if the presumptive GOP nominee comes calling.
“I love this job (governor) and I’m not looking to do it (vice president),” the governor said.
“But I also think it is extraordinarily arrogant for you to say you won’t even listen to the nominee of your party – especially for me. It’s someone who I’ve been supporting since last October vigorously around the country – that I wouldn’t take a call from Mitt Romney,” Christie told reporters at a press conference here.
He continued, saying if “Mitt Romney calls and wants to discuss it with me, I will sit down and talk with Gov. Romney about it.”
And lastly this:
Raise the Minimum Wage – Bloomberg
Here’s an unhappy observation about the minimum wage: Congress last increased the rate in stages in 2006, topping it out at $7.25 an hour in 2009, or $15,080 a year.
That amount, when adjusted for inflation, is actually lower than what a minimum-wage worker earned in 1968 and is too meager to offer anyone the chance to climb out of poverty, let alone afford basic goods and services.
All I can say to that is…No Shit!
This is an open thread, post what you like!
These are just in on Memeorandum:
Catholic Bishop Claims Obama Is ‘Following a Similar Path’ To Hitler | ThinkProgress
Secret Service, military personnel brought as many as 21 women to Colombia hotel, investigators say – The Washington Post
“The karma of not paying” — subject of an essay I working on. We’d never know about the stupids of the SS MCP.
Those asshat SS agents could have put the life of the pres in danger. THAT is unacceptable. I would say the same thing if the Prez were GWB.
Catholic bishops should STFU. How many child rapiers did that freak Bishop cover up??
I”m fed up with creepy religious men mouthing off — Didn’t Christ say that anyone who is sin free could throw the first stone? I doubt there is one single Bishop who is sin free. All are in the job because they play politics.
Yes! I couldn’t agree more with this choice.
Atrios – THE ONE TRUE WANKER OF THE DECADE – Tom Friedman.
I knew you would be posting that link Ralph…thanks.
Wow, what number was David Brooks?
Sounds like Christie knows he doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of being re-elected in NJ
He got a bit of a lift from his “consideration” of whether to run for president or not, so I imagine he thinks getting his name out there as a Veep possibility may help once again.’
Also, he has to get the public’s attention away from the release of the report which showed he’s a big fat liar. He said the report said there would be huge cost overruns if the third tunnel under the Hudson River, partially begun, was to be completed. So Christie played the big brave cost cutter and refused the something like 80% funding from the Feds.
The report actually pointed out the project was coming along on budget, but would probably cost a couple million –or was it billion…– under budget. Christie has screwed up NJ commuters into NYC for generations to come. What a lying loser!
Question. If Ted Nugent wasn’t a loudmouth coward who pops up from time to time with some stupid conservative shit (but I repeat myself), would he be totally forgotten, or only remembered as a drug addict and sexual predator?
Romney doesn’t kick Nuget under the bus for this because it wasn’t as horrible as stating the truth about about millionaire’s wives.
I just heard the Ted Nugent comments again. I didn’t notice before that Nugent think Hillary Clinton is “our vice president.”
What a dolt.