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Hank Williams Jr.

My Obama Comments Were 'DUMB'

10/4/2011 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Hank Williams Jr.
is kinda, sorta, quasi backing off his horrible Obama-to-Hitler comparison -- calling the statements he made on Fox News "dumb" -- and apologizing for offending people.

Williams released a NEW statement on the matter -- saying, "The thought of the leaders of both parties jukin [sic] and high fiven [sic] on a golf course, while so many families are struggling to get by simply made me boil over and make a dumb statement."

He adds, "I am very sorry if it offended anyone. I would like to thank all my supporters. This was not written by some publicist.”

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136.

Sherry    

Mr.Williams could have simply used the analogy oil/water which would have been understood by anyone. Sadly he preferred to showboat in front of the FOX cameras. Sometimes - "It is better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt"

The argument could be made that Hitler and Netanyatu have much in common. They both have an identifiable group to demonize and blame for the ills of the nation. Fascism's ideology, propaganda and politics is to rid itself of the troublesome group and reclaim an idealized vision of the pure glorious nation.

The saddest part of this story is that the US political system has become so polarized and broken that a Democratic President and a Republican Speaker of the House would be criticized for doing their job; actually talking to each other.

927 days ago
137.

Henry    

First, he looked and sounded like the "a typical," beer swilling, crazy red neck. But looks aside, he is an American, and as such, he was voicing his god given rights to Freedom of Speech!

Now, I agree with what he was talking about, namely having John Boehner, the Republican leader? of Congress, Golfing with President Obama (Democratic Party Leader), and Vice President Joe Biden (Democratic Party 2nd in command).

Think about it, do you go golfing with your adversaries at work? Your challengers/competition in school? They went out golfing, along with drinking, joking, high-fiving, and even patting each other on the ass after a "hole-in-one!" Having a grand-old-time, while a good number of people in this country are unemployed, having to beg, borrow and steal to feed their kids, and these guys are having a round of golf instead of working on the solution.

Regarding his comparing them to Hitler and Israel's leader Bibi Netanjahu is concerned, it was over the top. But I can see where he was going with it, when you take into account where he lives, and the environment he was raised in.

As far as the National FELON League is concerned, when they start getting serious about criminals, and criminal behavior on the field, then they can take a firm position on Hank Williams Jr.

Hank Williams Jr., should not lose his job over exercising his rights to freedom of speech, no matter what ANYONE thinks! Stifle his rights now, and your stifling your own rights in the future!

927 days ago
138.

Telka    

People spouting 1st Amendment rights all the time really tests my nerves. They all seem to want to have rights without consequences. Yes Jr had a right to say what he said but ESPN had a right to not like and not want to be affiliated with him anymore. So all you first amendments screamers, walk up to a woman and call her a "B", a Hispanic a "S", Black a "N", Irish a "M" or an Italian a "D" and see if your rights protect you. I'll send flowers.

927 days ago
139.

Flann    


Is he dating Bombshell McGee?

927 days ago
140.

jennifer    

haha. im laughing at the fact that most of you think he is famous for his football song? hank is bad ass.

927 days ago
141.

val    

everone has said SOMETHING that didnt come out as suitable
i do when im nervous i usually can make a miserable
statement he apologized let it go.

927 days ago
142.

Bobbie    

He never said Obama wa*****ler. He compared one pairing to another pairing. When we say comparing two people/places/situations/things is like comparing apples to oranges, we are not calling one person/situation/thing/place an apple and the other an orange.

927 days ago
143.

E    

I am sick of people doing things and then apologizing. You are not sorry. You are actually sorry it turned out this way and sorry you were dropped from a job (ESPN). Say what you mean and mean what you say. and the fact of the matter is...you are not sorry for offending those who you offended. Be a man about it already. You are entitled to your opinion, but be careful, because there just may be a consequence for your banter.

927 days ago
144.

Bob    

Land of the free my a$$. You can't have an opinion nowadays without "offending" someone. I thought his analogy was funny. I laughed. People need to grow a thicker skin. Babies!

927 days ago
145.

Melissa    

No one in this country has the right NOT to be offended, Hank doesn't care if some hypocrite whack jobs don't like him, it would not be the first time, Hank wins in this one. He has the money and the fans and he will continue to sell out concerts without your forgiveness. You don't matter!

927 days ago
146.

june estep    

Hank can say any thing he pleases. We live in America. CSpan is over reacting and guess football isnt for the tough guys anymore. little politically correct spandex wearing flat earth, monkey decendant, Godless, word meisters want to see us all dancing thier tune. Bet the guys on the team feel sickened but cant say so. I heard Hank's comments. It was an analagy and nobody was called names. Bohner (sp) could have just as easily been interpreted the "Hitler".....so, too bad if we cant speak our minds anymore. Hank, write a new song about this and lets kick some politically correct hind end. Love you forever and never stop being in the thick of things for all you are worth. The awful names the lying left has called the tea party members would mean all of them should be fired. sorry, dont want to see that happen either. FREEDOM !!! For those college educated, please look up analogy; no one was called a name.

927 days ago
147.

ELI    

Hank is OK!


H1TLER TOOK ALL THE GUNS AWAY FROM THE JEWS; THEN HE KILLED THEM!

NOBAMA WANTS TO TAKE ALL THE GUNS AND POCKET KNIVES AWAY FROM THE U.S. CITIZENS; THEN HE WILL KILL US!

927 days ago
148.

Enjolie    

They only appologize when they see that a consistent check is now only a memory. LOL!

927 days ago
149.

Melissa    

Enjolie, he has a constant paycheck without Monday Night Football, he makes millions a year that has nothing to do with MNF. Just because you do not know who he is, is not relevant to those that do. He sells out arenas.

926 days ago
150.

Melissa    

@Kiko, if that was the case, then I guess it is ok, is that what you are saying?

926 days ago
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