TIME.com (@TIME) August 16, 2012
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine is on the receiving end of massive ridicule after making nutty on-stage comments linking President Obama to the recent gun massacres in America.
On tour in Singapore, the outspoken birther conflated the Wisconsin and Colorado tragedies with the federal government’s deadly Operation Fast and Furious.
Back in my country, my president is trying to pass a gun ban so he’s staging all of these murders. The ‘Fast and Furious’ thing down at the border. And Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there. And now, the beautiful people at the Sikh temple.
As video of the incident spread, Mustaine was pilloried universally for his comments.
In a bit of musical profiling, criticism of Mustaine soon spread to include conservative guitarist Ted Nugent, with some even drawing a line to Mitt Romney and the GOP.
What's this fuckery? I thought Dave Mustaine was a sane ginger. Does he want to form an all-douche band with Ted Nugent or something?—
Miggie Blancmange (@mulatta) August 17, 2012
It's unfair how the Republicans have the support of all the sensible rock stars like Dave Mustaine, Ted Nugent and Kid Rock.—
Allan Mott (@HouseofGlib) August 17, 2012
First Ted Nugent, now Dave Mustaine. Damn, Romney is going to dominate the "Currently hooked on Meth" voting block.—
William K. Wolfrum (@Wolfrum) August 16, 2012
I wonder when Dave Mustaine & Ayn Rand are going to do a "very special acoustic show" for the Romney/ Ryan ticket.—
psychedelicatessen (@MentalRiot) August 16, 2012
Breaking: Romney/Ryan hire Dave Mustaine as campaign spokesman…—
Patrick McConnell (@PatrickMcConnel) August 16, 2012
Any truth the to the rumor that Romney is going to drop Paul Ryan from the ticket and go with Dave Mustaine?—
Darrin Navarro (@Hypersquared) August 16, 2012
We’re not expecting to catch Mustaine headlining at Romney rallies any time soon.