During a Friday concert, Hank Williams Jr. made a comeback on his take on Obama as president. Hank Williams Jr. called Obama a Muslim president who hates the United States. Apparently fans received the comments with applause and cheers.
If only a year ago, Hank Williams Jr. was explaining how Obama and Hitler are alike on “Fox and Friends”, the country singer is back at it with new comments. The Des Moines Register writes that near the end of a concert in Iowa, at the State Fair Grandstand, Hank Williams Jr. had other reasons to complain about Obama being president.
The Des Moines Register writes that Hank Williams Jr. told his audience: “We’ve got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the U.S. and we hate him”. The newspaper’s reporter notes that the crowd cheered the controversial comments.
It’s not exactly breaking news Hank Williams Jr. is blunt when talking about his discontent with Obama. The country music star released last month an album that takes every opportunity to blast at Obama. “Hey Barack pack your bags, head to Chicago, take your teleprompter with you so you’ll know where to go” read the lyrics of “Take Back Our Country”, one of the tracks on the new album.
Last month, Hank Williams Jr. was sat down by “Rolling Stone” to talk about his new album and deep discontent with the Obama administration. “We’ve got a President that does a call to the Koran or Mecca or whatever” the country star told the magazine. He also added “it’s kind of obvious” that Obama hates America. “I guess when you take a tour, a world tour, to apologize for America” he explained.
But Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan got their own share of cease-and-desist requests from artists too. Paul Ryan said at one point his favorite band was Rage Against The Machine. Tom Morello slammed the politician as “the embodiment of the machine our music rages against”. Tom Morello argues Paul Ryan’s got a lot of rage but it’s against women, immigrants, workers, gays, the poor and the environment.
The Silversun Pickups and the Mitt Romney campaign had a bit of an awkward confrontation. The Mitt Romney campaign was accused of using one of the band’s songs without approval. “We’re nice, approachable people. We won’t bite. Unless you’re Mitt Romney!” reads the band’s statement.