Skip to comments.Hank Williams Jr. Likens Obama To Hitler In Uncomfortable Fox and Friends Interview
Posted on 10/03/2011 11:43:05 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
Country music singer Hank Williams Jr. compared President Obama to Adolph Hitler in an awkward interview Monday morning on Fox and Friends. Williams called the golf summit the president had with Speaker of the House John Boehner one of the biggest political mistakes ever. It would be like Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu, OK?
Williams appeared on the program to share his thoughts on politics, but the segment got weird early on as the country music star curiously sulked with his arms crossed.
Anchor Gretchen Carlson asked Williams who he liked in the GOP race, which he replied Nobody. A shocked Steve Doocy exclaimed, Nobody!?
This triggered Williams to bash Obama and Boehners golf game and compare the president to Hitler. All three Fox and Friends anchors sat nonplussed in utter bewilderment.
Yeah, I dont understand that analogy, actually, responded a perplexed Brian Kilmeade.
Well, Im glad you dont, brother, because a lot of people do, Williams snapped. You know, theyre the enemy. Theyre the enemy. Kilmeade was thrown for a loop. Whos the enemy?
Obama! Williams thundered.
Following the bizarre interview, Carlson disavowed the comparison of the president to the Nazi leader. I just want to say that we disavow any of those comments or analogies that hes made, at least Im going to say that, disavow the analogy between Hitler and the president.
Watch Williams interview with Fox and Friends below:
Obama is nothing like Hitler.
He’s like Mussolini.
Country music: 3 chords and the truth. :-)
Maybe even Conservative entertainers should keep their mouths shut. This helps nobody, nothing.
Their squirming at his comments are very telling. I’ll say it again: Fox is not conservative. They are just less liberal than CNN.
At least he didn’t say Zero should be beheaded.
The man doesn’t mince his words. I respect that.
Hank Williams Jr - Red, White and Pink-Slip Blues
—This helps nobody, nothing.—
I’m not so sure, either way. Reminds me of a certain wall street comentator’s floor rant that gave us the TEA party.
Sometimes you need someone to say out loud that the emperor is wearing no clothes.
But I WOULD be a lot more comfortable with him comparing Obama with Mussolini. He’s really not very much like hitler (though his followers, in their attitudes, are very similar to hitler’s followers).
I just want to say that we disavow any of those comments or analogies that hes made,”
...I wonder how many time this little a-hole “disavowed” comments made about Bush. And they were waaaay worse than Hitler comparisons.
I heard him drop the ‘H’ bomb this morning.
Ah yes, reminds me of a nursery rhyme.
Whistle why you work,
Hitler is a jerk,
Mussolini bit his wienie,
Now it doesn’t work.
How many people would know who Mussolini was?
“Maybe even Conservative entertainers should keep their mouths shut. This helps nobody, nothing.”
yeah but some conservatives will push him to run for office and after the election they’ll blame Karl Rove for his loss.
Are you ready for some FUBO?
How many times was Bush compared to Hitler on TV??
Hundreds? No controversies about those.
“But I WOULD be a lot more comfortable with him comparing Obama with Mussolini. Hes really not very much like hitler (though his followers, in their attitudes, are very similar to hitlers followers).”
Communists hate the nazis. They’ll say over and over how much they hate the nazis.
So just call them communists.
In the new “sensitive” and politically correct Amerika, a better analogy would have been a cute little, fluffy bunny playing hide and seek with Wile E. Coyote. Always keep it within the realm of rainbow farting unicorns.
Yeah, brush it off like they do. Hank Jr. is close enough for all this SOB is doing.
one corporatist is like another...
The Economic System of Corporatism
One thing for sure that he said was a fact. That “they’re the enemy”, meaning Obama, his administration, and his cohorts the libs. If you don’t think so, you haven’t been paying close enough attention.
“Are you ready for some FUBO?”
Ol’ Hank’s heart is in the right place, but he should stick to the music.
He puts on a HELL of a show by the way.
It’ll be interesting to see how much “media” play this gets, vs. celebrity after celebrity equating Bush with Hitler, calling him a baby killer, openly calling for his assassination, producing a fantasy movie of his killing, etc.
I’m guessing Hank Jr is not long for his MNF gig... He’ll be fired by week’s end.
—How many people would know who Mussolini was?—
There’s the rub. If I were Ann Couolter I might, in a live interview, compare him to Hitler in the same way williams did. That is, with a non-political analogy (like golf). Then when they call me on it I’d say, “HAHAHAHA, Did I say Hitler?! Laugh, snicker, snort!! I mean’t Mussolini!”
And then explain the tangible similarities. And they are legion.
Hes like Mussolini."
To get even more directly to the point, we can also say that his economics are "fascist economics".
That requires a knowledge of history... something Americans tend not to have.
Fox News is becoming a microcosm of modern U.S. society, all isolated up there in NYC. The people working there are inundated with liberal orthodoxy from grade school through college. They drink at the same bars with the other unwashed liberal fools after work. It was a matter of time before Fox was transformed into a mirror of its surroundings.
Save Fox News by moving its operations to Lincoln, NE. Somewhere in the middle of the country, so to speak.
Precisely. I realized, in late 2009, that Obama was starting to look like Mussolini not only in the way he spoke, but in his policies. And there is no “Godwins law” for Mussolini.
If more americans educated them selves on Mussolini, this theme would get legs. But, if more people bought WIN buttons during the Ford administration, maybe Carter wouldn’t have been elected. Heck, I’d like to buy the world a Coke, and teach it harmony...
I heard Perry has a Hank William’s CD.
Godwin’s rule applied to television.
Waylon Jennings & Hank Williams Jr - The Conversation:
We say Grace and we say Ma’am
If ya aint into that
we dont give a damn
A country boy can survive ~
Obviously not many, otherwise they'd understand that the economic goals and policies of Obama and the economic policies followed by Mussolini are very much the same. The US economy has morphed toward fascism and the last wall against it, Liberty, is being predictably eroded by the administrative organs of the regime (see: EPA, Dept. of Energy, Boeing, Gibson Guitars, Comcast(NBC purchase). This coming election is "IT". It will be Liberty or Fascism.
Oh great, you know the sissy eunuchs at ESPN are sure to fire him for this.
Yeah, most of the idiots in this country probably think Mussolini is the guy down the road that has the pizza parlor. Now, even they know who Hitler was. I think it was great how Hank tweaked the Fox and Friends crew. They were all looking for off-stage clues as to what to do. Kilmeade looked like he was about to soil his drawers. it was a little over the top, but then that’s Hank Wlliams Jr. They had to know that going in.
Carlson is more wrong and Hank is more right.
Crony socialism IS fascism.....solyndra, general electric, etc., etc.
Works for me.
Enemy of the State works for me also.
Good job Hank!
Of course, I am sure the small percentage of FR Rhinos will attack Hank in 3, 2, 1 ......
However, most on FR will not mind a bit. Count me in as one of those.
Well some similarities.
He wants a civilian defence force.(SS and SD)
He coddles muslims (Grand Mufti of jeruselem) Obama Muslim Brotherhood.
Obama wants a false flag. Hitler the Riechstag Fire.
Hitler blamed the jews and 6 million were killed.
Obama Blames comservatives and would not mind 25 MIllion of us dead. Bill Ayers words.
Obama anti 2nd amemdment.
Hitler first thing done was ban all weapons..
There are alot of similarities.
Well, if it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, looks like a duck and sounds like a duck, maybe, just MAYBE it is a duck!
Mussolini. Sure I know mussolini. They serve that at Olive Garden.
This triggered Williams compared the president to Hitler.
You know, theyre the enemy. Theyre the enemy.
As the overpaid Fox news celebrities and beauty model talking heads, stood gawking..
Are you ready for some Hitler?
National Socialist Party?
Here come Barry, Valerie and Michelle
To get this Nazi party started
The czars are getting ready
Constitution’s out of sight
All my Fascist foes
Are comin’ over tonight.....
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Limbaugh got canned for crossing the pc line also.
Anyhow, I get his analogy. He was saying that he found the idea that people who would have been mortal enemies, “Hitler and Netanyahu”, would act chummy together to be unseemly and repugnant. He sees them as two faces of same coin, playing some sort of game with the public. He probably should have used better words to express his disgust. But, Hank Williams has never been one to mince words.
All things considered, this was a terrible interview for Hank Williams. It started off very stand-offish and continued in that manner for the rest of the interview. This is a morning show with light weight hosts, not really intended for serious or combative politics. So, his demeanor on this occasion was out of place. If his intent was to promote his career or his father’s music, he probably did neither a great service.
Regardless, I like Hank Williams and I think his honesty is refreshing. Even though I may agree with his general critique of our current political leaders, he probably should have chosen a different venue to make these remarks. It will be interesting to see if this causes him a problem with his NFL gig.