Musician Ted Nugent has added a fresh chord to his harmony of negative comments against President Barack Obama.
In an interview with the New Times Broward-Palm Beach, Nugent was asked what rock bands would represent Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney.
"Out and out politicians are anathema to rock-n-roll, so I hesitate to attempt to connect the two," he replied. "But on important issues, I am saddened to admit that Obama represents everything bad about humanity and Romney pretty much all that is good. It is really that stark."
Nugent's disdain for Obama entered the public sphere in mid-April. At a National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis, he blasted the president's administration as "vile," "evil" and "America-hating."
"If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year," Nugent added.
Those comments raised the eyebrows of law enforcement officials, prompting the U.S. Secret Service to investigate his remarks. Both sides convened, with Nugent describing the meeting as a "good, solid, professional, gathering."
"The Secret Service interview of Ted Nugent has been completed," agency spokesman Brian Leary told Reuters on April 20. "The issue has been resolved. The Secret Service does not anticipate any further action."
Nugent's anti-Obama fervor resurfaced in July, when he used a Washington Times column to express his outrage against the Supreme Court's upholding of Obama's health care law. He slammed Chief Justice John Roberts' decision as a "traitor vote," casting it as evidence that the U.S. would have been better off if "the South won the Civil War."