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Ted Nugent to meet with Secret Service over Obama comments

Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News
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Ted Nugent addresses a National Rifle Association convention in 2011. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Ted Nugent said he will meet with the Secret Service on Thursday to discuss his controversial comments about President Barack Obama.

"I will be as polite and supportive as I possibly can be, which will be thoroughly," Nugent told Glenn Beck on Wednesday.

During a National Rifle Association convention last weekend, Nugent said, "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year."

The U.S. Secret Service said on Tuesday that it was aware of Nugent's comments and would investigate.

"The bottom line is I've never threatened anybody's life in my life," Nugent said on Beck's radio show. "I don't threaten, I don't waste breath threatening. I just conduct myself as a dedicated 'We the people' activist because I've saluted too many flag-draped coffins to not appreciate where the freedom comes from."

The gun-loving "Cat Scratch Fever" singer has not apologized for the incendiary talk but added: "I'm not trying to diminish the seriousness of this, because if the Secret Service are doing it they are serious."

On Wednesday, a defiant Nugent sounded off on the backlash.

"This is the Saul Alinsky 'Rules for Radicals' playbook," Nugent said Wednesday on a CNN radio show. "The Nazis and the Klan hate me. I'm a black Jew at a Nazi Klan rally. There are some power-abusing, corrupt monsters in our federal government who despise me because I have the audacity to speak the truth--to identify the violations of our federal government--in particular Eric Holder, the President and Tim Geithner."

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