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Hank Williams Jr.

My Obama Comment Was 'Misunderstood'

10/3/2011 5:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Hank Williams Jr. has just released a statement regarding his controversial statements on Fox News Channel this morning -- claiming he was simply "misunderstood" when he compared Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.

Williams Jr. says, "Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood. 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."

He continues, "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.”

Williams Jr. adds, "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… 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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31.

Alice    

If the *******gers are so concerned aobut working class people why are they NOT in the protest against Wall Street? Not a peep out of them so they are likely funded by the dirt bags.

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32.

Rockachaw    

Hey Hank
the tea party is lead by very wealthy people who want to privatize all public services so that they can charge whatever they want for them rip us working people off while they get wealthier.

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33.

MARGETALICA    

WMD FEED BAGGERS THINK APPLE BOTTOM JEANS ARE PART OF THE FOOD GROUPS TO USE THE SNAP CARD FOR TEA BAGGERS BUY APPLES TO MAKE HARD CIDER ....IT'S AMERICA PEOPLE !

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34.

Straight Talkin Texan    

Nope, Hank, you weren't misunderstood. You said something stupid (I watched/heard it), and now people are responding to your stupidity. Reminds me of a saying: Best to keep your mouth shut when you're ignorant rather than flap your lips and SHOW you're ignorant.

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35.

MARGETALICA    

WHEN OBAMA HAD HIS GAY BOY PALS RUBBED OUT BACK IN CHI TOWN - TO ME THATS MORE OF A BACKWARD HICK THAN ANYTHING HANK EVER DID TO ANYONE...

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36.

j    

Very accurate and funny take on Obama...watch this:

Mr. President, Mr. President (catchy)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBOMjZU-aCE

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37.

Buzz    

Funny when BUSH WAS COMPARED TO HITLER BY HOLLYWOOD LIBERALS AND THE MEDIA..NOTHING WAS SAID, CAUSE THEY SAY ITS FREE SPEECH..
Turn the tables, and People are OUTRAGE...WHY?
Its okay for Liberals in SOCIETY to Say what the Hell the Want, But. Someone like Hank Williams Jr. to say what he wants and he is a BAD GUY.
This COUNTRY is really ONE SIDED..and ITS SUCKS. That is why we are in the Mess we are IN today.
And until BRAIN DEAD PEOPLE WAKE UP and Realize it, we will continue to go down the TUBES.
STOP LISTENING TO THE NEWS HOUNDS out HERE and Get a CLUE.

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38.

Tm8    

I personally know Hank. He's not racist, he gives money and fish that he catches to his BLACK neighbors in Alabama. He pays their bills if they are low on money. I voted for Obama, Hank is very intelligent, has a great heart, is extremely talented, and I agree with him completely.

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39.

Keith    

Ah, so the liberals come out... It is ok for the liberals to compare the Tea Party to lynchings, racism, and other things, but God forbid if someone turns it around on them. It just goes to show you that if you are a liberal, it is ok to insult, put down, use racist comments, and in general, be s$$holes. But if a conservative makes a comment along the same lines against liberals... God help us!!! When will there be equality? when will the liberals listen instead if putting down conservatives??? I think never... That is the only way the liberals can save their base of support... Instead of working towards a common goal, let's spread hatred, anger, and racism... Review your history liberals... you will be surprised... anti-civil rights??? anti-unions??? look it up... you will be surprised!!!

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40.

MARGETALICA    

I wonder how many ss numbers Hank JR has...

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41.

Paul F    

Bush was routinely referred to a*****ler. Google it, there are images all over the web - the left has used this vitriolic language for a decade.

Sorry lefties, your idiots just make you all look dumber when they over-react like this.

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42.

MARGETALICA    

Only dinks like SEAN Penn Alec Bald-balls -people that beat up and abuse women are the only Americans that can enjoy freedom of speech...We know the drill!

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43.

I am Spartacus    

Its about time that crappy song was pulled. Hank Williams Jr sucks and is so full of himself. And those bringing up free speech, no one is denying him of free speech. But just like he has the right to say it, ESPN has the right to pull him.

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44.

Sonja    

Oh Bull****! You said it you meant it. It's always been the way of 'the other side' to go for the most insane, insulting comments when it comes to "President" Obama. From day one the slander and mud has been slung.. pure unadulterated bigotry and racism... period. Of course when Bush started the war on Iraq if you so much as questioned it you were .. "with us or against".. "if you aren't part of the solution you are part of the problem" , " if you don't like it 'leave'" .. you are "unAmerican, unPatriotic .. blah blah blah! Hey I know.. just like when the Dixie Chicks spoke out against Bush and everyone boycotted them and burned their CD's maybe now all those same people should boycott and burn all of Hanks CD's... Right? .. because to speak against our president is American .. right?? Right???

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45.

graybear    

LOL. In any other country his stupidity would have caused him to be arrested for treason. In this one the government can't touch him but he is out of work for being stupid in public. THAT is the way the First Amendment works. Can you say Dixie Chicks. LMAO.

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