Originally posted on Busted Coverage  |  Last updated 10/4/11

You know him from Monday Night Football and, um, well, Monday Night Football. Hank Williams Jr. had a couple hits before the Internet existed, became an enraged Republican/Tea Party/angry white guy. Yesterday he let it all fly on Fox & Friends where he likened President Obama to Hitler. The day ended with ESPN pulling his MNF opener and Twitter blazing hot with NSFW tweets.

Luckily, those tweets were still pouring in this morning.

Of course Hank released a statement later in the day to clarify his words.

“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.  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.”

“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.” – Hank Williams, Jr.

In other news, the sun came out this morning.

[@hankjr]


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