Hank Williams Jr. Responds To Controversial Obama Analogy In New Song
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Singer Hank Williams Jr. posted new song called “Keep the Change” on his website Monday in response to the controversial comments he made last week about President Barack Obama.
The new song takes a swipe at ESPN, who pulled Williams’ well-known Monday Night Football theme song after his comments, and Fox News, who “asked for my opinion and twist it all around.”
Williams appeared on Fox News last week and used an analogy to Adolf Hitler when talking about Obama.
“It’d be like Hitler playing golf with [Israeli PM Benjamin] Netanyahu,” Williams said of the president’s golf outing with House Speaker John Boehner.
“Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade told Williams that he didn’t quite understand the analogy.
“Well, I’m glad you don’t, brother,” Williams said. “Because a lot of people do. They’re the enemy.”
When he was asked to clarify who he was referring to, Williams said, “Obama! Biden!”
In that same Fox News interview, Williams told show hosts that he like Herman Cain because he was “the one that makes the most sense.”
At one point during the song, Williams sings “you keep ‘Fox and Friends’ and ESPN out of your homes too.”
Among the other notable quotes in Williams’ song: “This country is sure as hell going down the drain” and “we know who to blame.”
And after referring to the country as the “United Socialist States of America,” Williams sings “I’ll keep the USA and y’all can keep the change,” an apparent reference to President’s 2008 campaign slogan.
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