Thursday, July 12, 2012
– Hank Williams continued going off against President Obama, this time in a Rolling Stone
interview, in which the singer charged the president "hates America in the first place."
Williams, who released a new disc, "Old School, New Rules," on Tuesday, previously got into hot water when he knocked the golf game between the president and House Speaker John Boehner, saying, "It'd be like Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu." That caused ESPN to permanently drop Williams from doing its Monday Night Football theme after 22 years.
In the Rolling Stone interview, Williams was feisty and minced no words when it came to President Obama.
Williams was asked about the song Keep the Change, where he sings "I'll keep my freedom / I'll keep my guns / I'll keep my money / and my religion too ... I will keep my Christian name and you all can keep the change."
Writer Patrick Doyle asked what he meant about the Christian name idea. "You know, we've got a President that does a call to the Koran or Mecca or whatever. That's what I meant. That's exactly what I meant. I won't be changing my name to whatever. That's exactly what I meant."
When asked of his opinion of Obama, Williams said, "I mean, it's a zero. If I was at my office and I could get to my Internet and list the things like where our economy is - you don't want to go there with me. I mean, the guy is the worst. Giveaway programs, hates America in the first place, forget about the flag."
As for why Obama hates America, Williams said, "We have borrowed ourselves into our poor grandchildren. Now my opinion has gone down. It was pretty low to start with. It's really gone down since then. I mean, there's a whole lot of us out here, we flip the tube off when that guy comes on. We're not listening and we ain't watching."
Doyle persisted, "Yeah but, why do you think he hates America?" Williams said, "Oh, you know I don't know. I don't know about that but it's kind of obvious. I guess when you take a tour, a world tour, to apologize for America. He did that, you know?
"Which tour was that?" Doyle asked.
You know, "We're sorry." Going on a world tour saying, "We're going to be be even with everyone else, we only have 6 percent of the population." Yeah. I wouldn't be going to the duck blinds with any of those guys. It was some of the greatest inspiration I ever had that because that song of mine, "We Don't Apologize for America," there's a guy named Marcus Luttrell that was a lone survivor of the Navy Seals, and he said, "I want to thank you for writing that because every military person in this country is going to buy that song." That's the ones that I care about. Barack and his? I could care less. I'm writing for the ones that mean something to me. Oh, we're pulling in here. Adios, cousin!"