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Monday
Aug202012

Hank Williams Jr.: Obama Is 'a Muslim' Who 'Hates the Military'

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Controversial country star Hank Williams Jr., who caused a stir last year when he compared Barack Obama to Hitler, is at it again.

At the Iowa State Fair, Williams bashed Obama to a crowd saying, "We've got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the U.S. and we hate him!"

To make his anti-Obama message known, Williams recently released a 10-disc album titled Old School, New Rules. There is no subtlety in the country star's politically charged song lyrics that boast "Hey Barack, pack your bags, head to Chicago, take your teleprompter with you so you'll know where to go."

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Tuesday
Oct042011

Singer Hank Williams Jr. Compares Obama to Hitler

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- “Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood,” singer Hank Williams Jr. said in a statement issued Monday evening.

Williams was responding to ESPN pulling his song “All My Rowdy Friends,” from the Monday Night Football broadcast, featuring the Indianapolis Colts facing off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in response to some rather pointed language about President Obama that Williams used earlier in the day.

On Fox & Friends, Williams expressed chagrin that Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, played golf with President Obama, which he compared to “Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu … In the shape this country is in?”

One of the anchors, Brian Kilmeade, responded that he didn’t understand the analogy.

“I’m glad you don’t, brother, because a lot of people do,” Williams said.  “They’re the enemy.”

When asked who the enemy was, Williams said, "Obama.  And Biden.  Are you kidding?  The Three Stooges.”

Williams went on to bemoan how “polarized” the country is.  On that note, anchor Gretchen Carlson pointed out that he had just compared the president to Hitler.

“Well that’s true.  But I’m telling you like it is,” Williams said.

In a statement, ESPN -- a sister organization of ABC -- said: “While Hank Williams, Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to Monday Night Football.  We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight’s telecast.”

“All My Rowdy Friends” has been the theme for Monday Night Football since 1991.

Williams said in his statement Monday evening: “My analogy was extreme -- but it was to make a point.  I was simply trying to explain how stupid it seemed to me -- how ludicrous that pairing was.  They’re polar opposites and it made no sense.  They don’t see eye-to-eye and never will.  I have always respected the office of the President."

“Every time the media brings up the tea party it’s painted as racist and extremists -- but there’s never a backlash -- no outrage to those comparisons,” Williams said.  “Working class people are hurting -- and it doesn’t seem like anybody cares.  When both sides are high-fiving it on the ninth hole when everybody else is without a job -- it makes a whole lot of us angry.  Something has to change.  The policies have to change.”

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