The way Ted Nugent sees it, it will be him versus President Obama at the State of the Union speech on Tuesday.
Nugent, the pro-gun, anti-Obama rock musician, who’s been invited as the guest of Republican Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas, will talk to the media before and after the address, but has already taken to Twitter to offer a preview of sorts.
Nugent has called Obama an “evil, dangerous man who hates America,” according to one report.
He also invited Obama to “suck” on one of his rifles at a concert.
Stockman, who served one term in the 104th Congress, and returned to Congress this year, called Nugent a patriot and said in a statement that Nugent will have a lot to say.
Stockman’s staff will also live-tweet the president’s speech using the hashtag #youlie, which is a reference toRep. Joe Wilson’s comment from a 2009 Obama speech to a joint session of Congress when the congressman called out, “You lie.”
The reason? According to Stockman’s office: “Debunking myths and fact-checking the president live and in real time.”
As for Nugent, his website has a blurb announcing that he’ll attend the speech, appearing next to a photo of the rocker, guitar strap over his shoulder and saluting.
Updated: February 11, 2013 | 6:52 p.m.
February 11, 2013 | 6:12 p.m.