Sep 4 2012
Hank Williams, Jr: “We’ve got a Muslim for a President who hates cowboys, hates cowgirls, hates fishing, hates farming, loves gays, and we hate him.”
Hank Williams Jr. repeated his anti-Obama tirade at a concert in Texas on Sunday. Performing at the Stockyards Music Festival, the country singer went on an extended rant about the sorry excuse for a president currently squatting in the White House.
Dallas News The 63-year-old singer attacked Liberal politicians, who he told to “move to Mexico” at the end of “We Don’t Apologize For America.”
Williams released that straw man anthem in wake of October’s kerfuffle in which he compared President Obama to Adolph Hitler on Fox & Friends. ESPN responded by yanking “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” off Monday Night Football, and on Sunday, Williams added a line in the new song “Keep the Change” telling ESPN to take a hike.
His mix of redneck politics and music has long been a big part of his appeal to some fans. Williams is one of country’s most versatile showmen, as he reminded the crowd with his bold fusion of Southern rock, folk, blues and piano boogie.
Williams headlined the 10-hour event, which took place on two stages at the North 40, a dusty dirt field near Billy Bob’s Texas where Willie’s Picnic has also been staged. Pat Green played a sundown set highlighted by his version of Joe Ely’s timeless “All Just to Get to You,” and Merle Haggard followed with songs by Lefty Frizzell, Johnny Cash, and his own classics including “Mama Tried.”
At 75, Haggard is still in near-perfect voice, as he showed with his mellifluous reading of “Pancho and Lefty.” And he’s still almost as conservative as Williams, as he reminded fans with his hippie-baiting 1969 hit “Okie from Muskogee.”