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.”

LINK: Listen To The New Song Here

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.

What do you think about Williams’ comments in his new song?  Share your thoughts in the comments section…

  • Bill

    It was a foolish analogy, a better one would have been the Palestinian leader instead of Hitler. I don’t dislike Obama but I don’t see what the big deal was here, it never should have gotten blown out of proportion (and would not be surprised if F&F had something to do with it). The first time I read what the analogy was is here, and I am surprised it was as tame as it was – I figured he said something really equating the two!

  • DanTe

    I heard Hank was porking Whoopi.

  • floyd bannister

    i love my country. even when we had a republican president i still loved my country. mr. williams, if you don’t like the way it’s being run now, vote him out. more people voted for obama then voted for mccain. it’s that simple. but i can guarantee you this. he won’t be president forever and that’s the way it should be. be happy that you’re living in the free world. many, many people don’t. mr. williams doesn’t like president obama and that’s his right and privilege. i just think he’s mistaking who the president is right now with who america is. america is more than one man. america is all of us.”we the people”

  • caleb goldfarb

    A true American hero.

  • Blarthomore Bogus

    He is no redneck since he has never spent a day in the fields picking cotton. He is a typical multi-millionaire “True Believer” who only need a Brown Shirt to go with his Tea Bagger arm band. What do you expect from a white Southern boy who has nothing in common with the working class people who buy his music?


    Ugandan born, Indonesian bred, 110% NOT American…Barack HUSSEIN Obama!!!

  • done with USA

    People dont like hearing the truth…the man has a right to have an opinion. He didnt threaten Oba,as life or anything, he just doesnt like him as a president. I know a lot of people who dont like Obama. O.B.A.M.A. One Big @ss Mistake America

  • Rachel

    This story is ridiculous and completely one sided. Hank Jr. has always been one to say what he thinks. He went to “Fox and Friends” to talk about his daddy’s newly released songs, not politics. Don’t ask a question you don’t want to hear an answer to.

  • greg

    This is his right under the constitution, who here is better off with this president?

    • Joe E. Watson

      You’re an idiot.

  • norma

    Creey redneck

  • nick

    Man ppl are so stupid. He DIDN’T compare obama to hitler. He said that the 2 were so different it would be like hitler and netanyahu, complete opposites. Its amazing how man people don’t understand such a simple statement. I voted for obama, but this is another example of the liberal media blowing things out of proportion

  • george

    i do not know why anyone is surprised by this… here is a man who is so dumb, he makes Forrest Gump look like a rocket scientist….

    • Joe E. Watson

      Crazy Redneck?! You give the dumb arse too much credit…

  • Summer Bun

    Unapologetic lil prick….

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