The U.S. Secret Service is investigating comments made by rock singer Ted Nugent at an NRA convention this past weekend.
Nugent, in his remarks, reaffirmed his endorsement of Republican front-runner Mitt Romney, and said, among other things, that,"If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year." He then referred to members of the Obama administration as "criminals, and said that, "We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November."
Democrats quickly seized upon Nugent's comments and demanded that the Romney campaign disavow Nugent's remarks, which it did, even though Mr. Nugent's comments were not uttered at a Romney campaign event.
Contrast the way the Democrats have responded to Mr. Nugent's comments and the way they've responded and/or haven't responded to the incendiary remarks made by the rap artist, Common, and the New Black Panther Party, and various other left-wing radicals and radical groups.
In 2000, the rap artist, Common, released an album that included a song of praise about a cop-killer who escaped prison and is now living under political asylum in Cuba. In 2007, Common composed a poem that included threats to kill police officers and a call to "burn" then-President George W. Bush - although Common's defenders claim that the "burning" of Mr. Bush was metaphorical - yeah, right.....
Nevertheless, Common was rewarded for his artistic genius when he received an invitation to attend a poetry event at the White House last year, which prompted former New Jersey state trooper Sal Maggio to comment to Fox News: "A man like this who proposes violence toward police... shouldn't be let into the White House."
White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, however, defended the invitation.
"[Common] is within the genre of hip hop and rap in what's known as a conscious rapper," said Carney.
"Conscious rapper"..... Ahem......
The New Black Panther Party recently put out a bounty on the head of the night watchman who shot Trayvon Martin. New Black Panther members also threatened to respond with violence and to engage in a bloodbath, and yet - not surprisingly - the Justice Department, President Obama and the Left did not even utter a peep.
And so, while the Secret Service is investigating Mr. Nugent, the New Black Panther Party is free to do, and say, as they please. And Common, the artistic genius and "Conscious rapper", receives an invitation to the White House....