Guitar legend Ted Nugent has been invited to Obama's State of the Union address as the guest of freshman Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX). The latter made headlines this year by promising to impeach the president for enacting new gun laws.
Nugent stands a good chance of being Obama's most hostile audience member. In 2012 he was investigated by the Secret Service for threatening the president when he said, "if Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year."
In January 2013, Nugent suggested he was willing to start another revolutionary war, telling a gun show audience that "if you want another Concord Bridge, I've got some buddies." In the same speech he called Obama "an evil dangerous man who hates America."
Progressives on Twitter have been branding Nugent's invitation a PR "disaster" for the GOP, and calling on John Boehner to intervene and prevent the guitarist from attending.
Posted 3:30pm PST.