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Hank Williams Jr. Apologizes -- Again -- for Obama-Hitler Comparison
Reuters ^ | 10/4/2011 | Tim Kenneally

Posted on 10/04/2011 5:12:03 PM PDT by South40

Sounds like Hank Williams Jr. is ready for some apologizing. Wait, make that a lot of apologizing.

The clearly chastened country singer has offered yet another mea culpa, after a comment he made comparing Pres. Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler prompted ESPN to pull his intro from "Monday Night Football."

Also read: ESPN Pulls Hank Williams Jr. Intro From "Monday Night Football"

In the apology, published on the singer's web site, Williams admitted that his comment was "dumb," adding, "Sorry if it offended anyone."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


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1 posted on 10/04/2011 5:12:05 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Hanks FIRST mistake was APOLOGIZING to these liberal Politically Correct pieces of horsecrap!
Get the frig OVER IT! He did NOT call OBAMMY “Hitler!”
Obammy is far more akin to Mussolini than Hitler anyway!


2 posted on 10/04/2011 5:14:38 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: MagUSNRET

Your right. To compare Obama to Hitler is an insult to Hitler. Hitler did not need a prompter, nor did he go around begging people to pass his bill, or bow to leaders of other countries.

Hitler was a very evil man. But Obama is no Hitler.


3 posted on 10/04/2011 5:17:31 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: South40

C’mon, Hank. Don’t apologize to these a-holes for exercising your right to free speech. My God! Spit in their eye!

Right now the NFL is deep into supporting Susan G. Komen fund collection, a great deal of which goes to fund the every-day, premeditated torture and mutilation deaths of thousands of unborn and newly born babies in our country. No need to apologize!

You and Rush are two great examples of the lefty asshats ruining another previously good industry: NFL.


4 posted on 10/04/2011 5:17:32 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: South40

Y’should’s just let us handle it, Hank ... WE’D’a got it straightened out without you watering yourself down.


5 posted on 10/04/2011 5:18:02 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: South40

Yesterday I did I LIKE on his multiple Fakebook statements (LIKES outnumbered DISLIKES by 2,3 to 1 there.) It looks like I’m going to have to NO LIKE today.


6 posted on 10/04/2011 5:18:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: South40

Sounds like Ted Negent needs to have a long talk with Hank about appeasing leftists. Then they need to go kill an animal for food!


7 posted on 10/04/2011 5:18:55 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: South40

It was not a comparison of OBama, but a contrasting analogy between Hitler and Netanyahu.


8 posted on 10/04/2011 5:19:00 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: South40

Ole Hank made his first mistake. Apologizing.


9 posted on 10/04/2011 5:19:48 PM PDT by dforest
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To: South40

I’m glad he said it on Fox News after Ailes said Fox was on a course change.


10 posted on 10/04/2011 5:20:40 PM PDT by Politics4US
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To: South40

If I were Hank (and I’m not, if you haven’t noticed), I would apologize, yes siree, and explain that I really meant not Hitler, but Idi Amin.


11 posted on 10/04/2011 5:21:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: South40

It is a mistake to EVER apologize to the professionally malcontent. Do NOT feed the rats! You just get more rats, and STILL get a dirty bite!


12 posted on 10/04/2011 5:21:17 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: MagUSNRET

Well, Hank likes his job and figures it is worth groveling for, can’t say I blame him, lots of good money for just singing a song. Still, it would have been fun if he told espn to eff off, in fact, I would pay at least 5 bucks to see that, and I will bet thousands, maybe millions, of others would too. Hank, think about it next time, we will get a collection for you and you won’t miss out on any booty.


13 posted on 10/04/2011 5:21:50 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: South40

F888. DONT APOLOGIZE. The country is divided enough with the low polling for Klownie the Kenyan. Sheesh dude...grow a spine.

If I said that on TV, I would even beg Rush Limbaugh to get me on his show and I’ll recite the same phrase with music in the background..


14 posted on 10/04/2011 5:22:14 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: South40

The apology is unfortunate—say what you mean and mean what you say. You can’t un-ring a bell. Apologizing does nothing other than make Hank Jr. appear wishy-washy. I don’t think he is. I suspect his agent probably explained how much of his earnings are at stake.


15 posted on 10/04/2011 5:22:55 PM PDT by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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To: South40
I listened to the sound bite. It seemed that he was comparing the Obama/Boehner meeting with good versus evil. Not directly comparing Obama to Hitler. Just us vs the enemy. I mean, after all, Obama recently referred to us as the enemy, didn't he?
16 posted on 10/04/2011 5:23:47 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: South40
The "media" Nazis are going to milk this for all it's worth. Americans are never going to hear the end of it.

"Never apologize. It's a sign of weakness." - Captain Nathan Brittles

17 posted on 10/04/2011 5:24:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you always tell the truth, you won't have to remember what you said.)
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To: South40

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeP6CpUnfc0&feature=related


18 posted on 10/04/2011 5:25:46 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: South40

I hope Hank learned his lesson. NEVER apologize for anything you say or do to a liberal. Why?

Because they don’t apologize for ANYTHING too. And they are never wrong regardless. They really stink.


19 posted on 10/04/2011 5:26:33 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: South40

Is there anybody, anywhere, on any platform, from our side that will REFUSE to apologize?? It’s sickening.

Hank...go back to ‘catchin’ these fish like they’re goin’ out of style’ and ‘drinkin’ this homemade wine’

‘Country State of Mind’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ESqnaYyu4M


20 posted on 10/04/2011 5:29:10 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Pro-Life, Pro-2nd Amendment, Pro-Israel, Pro-Free Market, Pro-Low Taxes,..Perry 2012)
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To: South40

Say it ain’t so, Hank...


21 posted on 10/04/2011 5:29:32 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: South40

I Goggled Bush/Hitler and got (About) 4,550,000 hits....


22 posted on 10/04/2011 5:29:50 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: South40

if that is the way he feels, why is he apologizing? do people have a right to their opinions?


23 posted on 10/04/2011 5:30:46 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: South40

Well, if the Dems themselves acknowledge that Obama is too much like Bush.

And the Dems themselves say that Bush is Hitler...

Then I let you decide.


24 posted on 10/04/2011 5:34:08 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: South40

It is interesting to me that EVERYONE has jumped to the conclusion that Williams intended to refer to Obama as the “Hitler” side of the analogy and not “Netanyahu”.

It is reminiscent of when Al Capp was sued by Joan Baez when he introduced the comic character Phony Joany. His defense: why would anyone assume that I had Miss Baez in mind?!

Perhaps Williams missed a trick by not apologizing to Boehner for referring to him as “Hitler”! :)


25 posted on 10/04/2011 5:34:34 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: South40
Let's face it, guys. Hank Williams pussed out. There are a few country singers with the stones to buck the PC crowd (Charlie Daniels comes to mind), but Ole Hank ain't one of 'em. He's going to lose more support by caving than he ever would have lost by standing his ground.

Dumb move, dude. Real dumb ...

26 posted on 10/04/2011 5:35:11 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: South40

some day maybe the pubies will stop apologizing to the communists.


27 posted on 10/04/2011 5:37:37 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: South40

He should write a song about it. I bet it goes viral in less than 24 hours.

But I can honestly say this Hank did no wrong, I saw it on FNF and he was suckered in by Gretchen.


28 posted on 10/04/2011 5:38:50 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Sarah Palin and John Bolton--- 2012)
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To: South40

Remmeber the quote; “Never Complain, Never Explain”. That is exactly what Hank should have done.


29 posted on 10/04/2011 5:43:30 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: MagUSNRET

Who knows how he may have been threatened?


30 posted on 10/04/2011 5:43:43 PM PDT by Paperdoll (I Like Herman Cain!)
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To: South40

Never apologise , it’s a sign of weakness: John Wayne “The Shootist”.

Then again maybe Hank is smarter than Natalie Maines.


31 posted on 10/04/2011 5:44:44 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: South40
Idiot. He should have said "How dare you assume Obama was the one I was comparing to Hitler!!"

Followed by "methinks thou doth protest too much..."

32 posted on 10/04/2011 5:51:39 PM PDT by null and void (Day 986 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: IronJack
A country boy won't survive...with this PC crapola.

Like spittin' beechnut in his own eye.

33 posted on 10/04/2011 5:53:26 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: South40

How did it get to be that the corporate arse kissers of Hussein got to castrate Hank Jr.? Ted Nugent never apologizes.

nd last month that giant liberal has-been Tony Bennett blamed us for 9/11—you know, like Hussein’s pastor, and no one in the media or his record company gave a damn.

The double standard is disgusting.


34 posted on 10/04/2011 5:59:47 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: IronJack

I hate your post. Because it is true. Dammit.


35 posted on 10/04/2011 6:16:01 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: South40

Until we start standing up to people, we will continue to lose. These leftists DO NOT represent “the people”. And if there are people who are offended, they should have the backbone to respond properly and expect that their feeling may be hurt.


36 posted on 10/04/2011 6:23:22 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: cableguymn

Obama ain’t done and has not completed his agenda. (Hitler? At the outset also had very popular support.) Obama has already changed the war trajectory for the mid east ... to the benefit and advantage of the muslims. It all could well boil down to a attempt at the final solution in their eyes.

All thanks to the Obama, muslim pResident of the US of A!


37 posted on 10/04/2011 6:28:27 PM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: laweeks

http://www.lifeissues.org/AbortionBreastcancer/komen/index.htm


38 posted on 10/04/2011 7:00:42 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (So how did Charlie Weiss get to be on Dancing With The Stars?)
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To: the_Watchman

If Williams has said that it was like Netanyahu playing golf with Hitler,rather than the other way round no one in the commie media would have peeped.


39 posted on 10/04/2011 7:01:08 PM PDT by John Valentine
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To: South40

Never apologize. It's a sign of weakness.

Captain Nathan Brittles


40 posted on 10/04/2011 7:29:03 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: South40

Since conservatives are too stupid to know what to say when falsely accused by some RAT scumb@g, here is a clue. Tell them that anyone with a brain can see that he didnt compare Obama to Hitler, that he won’t apoloize, and that if they dont like it they can go straight to He||.


41 posted on 10/04/2011 7:50:00 PM PDT by Hacklehead (Had enough?)
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To: Psalm 144
Do NOT feed the rats! You just get more rats.

--------------------------

I agree with that Psalm 144.

Countdown until Zer0 leaves Office: 472 days as of October 5, 2011.

TPJ2
Barry BFB 'Bad For Business' Obama -- Untethered from reality with Zer0 accountability, Zer0 transparency, Zer0 responsibility.

Hope and Change.... Tragic.


42 posted on 10/04/2011 9:41:17 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: South40

Now Hank will need to get back in the good graces of those on the left by changing his song to “Are you Ready for Some Communism?”


43 posted on 10/05/2011 6:22:59 AM PDT by MtnClimber (Obama unemployment equals dependence on government.)
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To: South40

I like Hank, and I like what he said while on TV with the faux three stooges....

What I do not understand is...why do so many of these people make admirable and bold statements and then apologize?????

Is there a trend here?

Are they being systematically threatened somehow? Do they all lack the courage of their convictions? If so, are they too disappointed and surprised (at themselves).

Smell something “fishy” in all of this, folks?????

Semper Watching!
*****


44 posted on 10/05/2011 6:29:57 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: South40

Apologize to who? Anyone who was offended by his comments is not going to believe for a moment that his apology is sincere. Anyone not offended by the remarks may well be offended by the apology. Lose/lose all around.


45 posted on 10/05/2011 6:32:20 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: South40

Apologize to who? Anyone who was offended by his comments is not going to believe for a moment that his apology is sincere. Anyone not offended by the remarks may well be offended by the apology. Lose/lose all around.


46 posted on 10/05/2011 6:32:36 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: MtnClimber

I wonder how many lefty entertainers lost their gigs because they equated Bush with Hitler.

Hypocrites.


47 posted on 10/05/2011 6:48:52 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: the_Watchman
It is interesting to me that EVERYONE has jumped to the conclusion that Williams intended to refer to Obama as the “Hitler” side of the analogy and not “Netanyahu

Nice catch. I listened to the clip again and you're right. He never said Obama was Hitler in that analogy.

I guess the important thing is everyone, including the media (and myself), just naturally assumed he was.

That says something in itself

48 posted on 10/05/2011 6:55:54 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: South40; holdonnow
Speaking as a person who occupies a free mansion in Mark Levin's mind, albeit while wearing a tank top, and boxers, eating messy licorice, dribbling it all over my fat belly, while sitting in a lounge chair in front of a el-cheapo old 17 inch CRT monitor in my parent's basement with moldy rugs and broken florescent lighting, I think that Mr. Williams' analogy was perfectly understandable and apt.

Evil is greatest when it takes on the most banal of appearances. That is what Hank meant, so I interpret his remark and follow-up.

Hannah Arendt coined the phrase "banality of evil" when reaching for a way to describe Hitler's minister Adolf Eichmann during his trial for war crimes.

Obama is the enemy, and he could easily be a Hitler-type. That was a Gothic backdrop of a Roman Temple he used when accepting the nomination, and Obama made a extra effort to speak at the same place in Germany Hitler did. Obama rose and rules through Nazi Propaganda Minister Goebbels-like mass propaganda, imaging, big lies. Yes Obama is not Hitler, not a leader able to marshal his nation into a genocidal frenzy and fortunately there remains strong forces opposing Obama's gathering of yet more power.

Hitler was not the biggest mass murderer, that would be Mao, via starvation, and Stalin too killed more than Hitler.

NO example in History is "unspeakable".

I believe that it is very important to use Hitler and the Nazis in thoughtful examples, as a way remembering that great evil can arise in the highest of cultures, in a modern western nation.

49 posted on 10/05/2011 7:19:51 AM PDT by bvw
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To: bvw
I believe that it is very important to use Hitler and the Nazis in thoughtful examples, as a way remembering that great evil can arise in the highest of cultures, in a modern western nation.

In my younger days, I always wondered how a technologically advanced educated society like 1930s Germany could fall for a Hitler.

Now I know how it could happen. It is happening before our very eyes.

ESPN will be cancelling my contract shortly.

50 posted on 10/05/2011 7:26:50 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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