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Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Posted on: October 4, 2011 8:22 pm
Edited on: October 4, 2011 9:24 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

After some rather unfortunate remarks about Barack Obama, John Boehner and Hitler, ESPN yanked Hank Williams Jr.’s iconic Monday Night Football intro on Monday, and for now, we don’t know what kind of future Williams’ music has on MNF.

And after releasing a somewhat-stubborn statement Monday evening that said he was just trying to make a point, he’s released another less-stubborn statement saying, well, maybe he shouldn’t have said it in the first place.

From Williams’ web site: “I have always been very passionate about Politics and Sports and this time it got the Best or Worst of me. The thought of the Leaders of both Parties Jukin and High Fiven on a Golf course, while so many Families are Struggling to get by simply made me Boil over and make a Dumb statement and I am very Sorry if it Offended anyone. I would like to Thank all my supporters. This was Not written by some Publicist.” 

This was a little more conciliatory than his previous statement when he intimated that he couldn’t understand why people who have differing views could ever play golf together. Then, he compared Obama and Boehner playing golf together to Hitler and Benjamin Netanyahu hitting the links together.

ESPN had no comment on whether Williams' song would be used on future telecasts.

In case you haven’t seen it, here’s where all the controversy started.

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Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2011 3:40 am

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Political Correctness gone amok as usual.  Our society is doomed.

Since: Aug 17, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2011 2:56 am

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Sounds good to me. Can't wait for Monday night. All my rowdy friends will be coming over.

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 2:35 am

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Good point IloveNY.

Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 2:14 am

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

And your point?

Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 2:09 am

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Mitypup, it's outrageously offensive to say Obama is "a national socialist." First, "national socialist" means "Nazi." Second, Obama is not even a socialist. He has not nationalized any sector of the economy. Socialism is when the government directly runs a sector of the economy, absorbing any profits and losses. Regulating industry is not socialism! For example, mandating health care companies to spend a certain percentage of premiums on patient care is not socialism! Mandating food processors have certain safety stanards is not socialism! Mandating banks keep a certain percentage of capital on hand is not socialism! All those regulations are merely designed to protect the consumer in a capitalistic economy.

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 2:04 am

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Whenever the majority of these idot bloggers agrees with someone, they're probably wrong.  Hank, you apologized but most people didn't feel it was heart-felt, so you apologized again; now maybe you can get your career and some of that money you lost back.  Good luck and be good.

Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2011 1:46 am

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

You know, I'm really sick and tired of hearing how anyone that says anything negative about Obama is a racist, a redneck, a hillbilly, etc, etc, etc...  I remember hearing how electing him was going to be a huge step towards moving away from the racism of the past that this country sadly exhibited for so long.  It seems to me it's done nothing but get worse.  Idiots on the right slinging racial epithets at Obama and his supporters; idiots on the left calling anyone and everyone that criticizes Obama, intelligently or not, racists.  This country is going down the tubes quickly and no one on either side seems to give a crap.  Personally, I don't like Obama and will gladly vote against him in the upcoming election next year.  Why?  Not because he's black.  Have you looked around?  Don't tell me everything going on was inherited from Bush either, it's done nothing but get progressively worse since Obama took over.  Sad thing is, whomever I'll be voting for will probably not do much better.  Bush spent money like it was going out of style, and Obama followed suit, only he kicked it into overdrive.  Neither side cares what's good for the country any more, only what will please their base and staying in power.  Our founders had some really great ideas to make an amazing country and it's taken us just over 200 years to screw it up. 

Since: Jan 30, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 1:23 am

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Some people have trouble comprehending what they read, so I'll break it down for you... HW Jr. did not compare Obama to Hitler. What he did state, however, that Obama and Boehner playing golf together (and expecting them to come together on political issues) is akin to Hitler and Netanyahu coming together to try and work out their differences. Is the statement strong? Obviously. Does the comparison have any merit? Yes -- the point he was making was that those two just are not going to come together and compromise. Would substituting Ahmadinejad in place of Hitler make much difference? Other than getting rid of the name Hitler, no, the point is unchanged. I can see it now, however... "Hank Williams, Jr. declares that Obama is a Muslim."

Since: Dec 2, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 1:18 am

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Why is it only those who dare to say something that may seem hateful about Obama must be punished and derided? Yet nothing was said or done when people such as....say....Vice President Biden calls people in the Tea Party bomb throwing terrorists? Or must I also bring up comments that the Royal Higness LOrd Obama has also said? Hypocrites one and all. It is sad to see Hank apolgizing. Frankly, I think way too much is being read into his comment to begin with. At least a simpleton such as myself merely read it as saying that it was odd that 2 people that one would think would be the last 2 people one would expect to see together. It was not so much as he was saying that OBama was Hitler. (Though he is indeed a national socialist.)

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 1:16 am

Hank Williams Jr. releases another statement

Lost in all of this is the fact that Hank is right.  Nobama, Boner and their lackeys need to get their collective heads out of their arses and get someting done for this country.  BUt, this is not a political website, so I'll leave it at that.  I'm with ya, Hank, even if your analogy was a poor choice of words.

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