Hank Jr. yanked from his MNF gig, for good reason

Hank Williams Jr. ain’t ready for some politics.

I like the man’s music. I thought he provided a perfect hard-driving opening for Monday Night Football, and so did ESPN and ABC. He had the gig for 20 years, until he opened his mouth yesterday and said some things too damned stupid to let him continue.

Rule of thumb, Bocephus: When the crew at Fox News are so appalled at what you’ve said about Barack Obama that their jaws drop and they all but beg you to reconsider, you may have gone too far.

And please, spare me the violin concerto about Junior’s freedom of speech being violated.

Two words:

Dixie.

Chicks.

Their mistake, so to speak, was to tell an audience in 2003 that “just so you know, we’re ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas,” which is some 60 million dead people and two or three attempted genocides short of comparing him to Adolph Hitler. And as a consequence, their work was permanently banned from almost every country music station in the country.

I hope this doesn’t become a career boost for Williams, but I can imagine it happening. I can imagine DJs putting his songs on air because of what he said, rather than despite it. I can imagine him becoming a martyred hero in certain eyes, and that reality is more troubling than what some in-over-his-head, not-so-bright, trying-to-live-up-to-a-stereotype entertainer had to say on national TV.

– Jay Bookman

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Guy Incognito

October 4th, 2011
8:05 am

I always prefer the original MNF theme anyway

USinUK

October 4th, 2011
8:06 am

any when they say “he knows a little about politics” – the mean just that … a VERY LITTLE

USinUK

October 4th, 2011
8:09 am

holy crap. that was just … painful.

Midori

October 4th, 2011
8:10 am

morning US :)

“painful” doesn’t quite describe it :lol:

and he called Obama and Biden the 3 Stooges. :lol:

He sounded kinda intoxicated to me :lol:

Union

October 4th, 2011
8:12 am

Holy…. Well not really sure what to say except…. What an idiot!

Union

October 4th, 2011
8:13 am

That’s why I stick with comedians for all my political insight.

USinUK

October 4th, 2011
8:14 am

Midori – 8:10 – well, I wasn’t going to say that … (although, it does make me wonder if he’s posted here before – there are a few righty posters that sound a lot like he did in that video)

USinUK

October 4th, 2011
8:15 am

… cue the numpty brigade “you’re just skeered of Hank Williams, Jr” in 3 … 2 … 1 …

Bosch

October 4th, 2011
8:16 am

Who is surprised at this nasty redneck??? He probably needs the money and what best way to get attention than with such a shocking dumb ass statement???

Midori

October 4th, 2011
8:19 am

Hi Boschie :)

you guys have a good day. off to put food on my family :)

Normal

October 4th, 2011
8:20 am

Well, when the Dixie Chicks were banned, I quit listening to Country Radio, I was appalled that they were victimized for exercising their right to free speech. It was a complete over reaction. And I may be a little prejudice, but I do think the Chicks are a lot cuter than Bocephus.

USinUK

October 4th, 2011
8:20 am

BOSCH!!! just the guy I wanted to see …

want to hear the latest about the Wondermutt – it will make you think you’re raising possible mascots for Mensa …

so, 2 weeks ago, she decided to attack the bag where I keep our paper and plastic recycling – we knew she chewed up a plastic milk bottle – what we didn’t know is that she ate about 1/3 of it

fast forward to this weekend – she threw up so much on Friday that we no longer have a rug in our living room and continued to be ill all weekend – early Monday morning, she finally threw up a piece of plastic, so they XRay’d her and found not only 2 blockages, but a paperclip, as well!

£2,000 later … surgery last night – she’s on the mend today (was standing and wagging her tail when the mister went to see her at the vet this morning)

this has been an unsolicited testimonial for PET INSURANCE!!!

Doggone/GA

October 4th, 2011
8:20 am

“and he called Obama and Biden the 3 Stooges”

Did he really? I can’t view videos here…but someone should probably let him know there are 3 kinds of people in the world: those who can count and those who can’t ;-)

USinUK

October 4th, 2011
8:21 am

Normal – 8:20 – more coherent, too.

Guy Incognito

October 4th, 2011
8:25 am

“PET INSURANCE!!!”

Single Payer, UnU?

-jk….glad to hear your doggie is doing better:-)

Dr. Pangloss

October 4th, 2011
8:25 am

At http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnhKpdgHSO8 you can see Hank Jr. romanticizing slavery and treason. Like most rednecks.

carlosgvv

October 4th, 2011
8:25 am

Hank claims he was just making an analogy and the public misunderstood. Maybe, but I suspect that he was high on something and his true hate-filled feelings came out. Unfortunately, some public figures never learn and it’s just a matter of time before some other celebrity makes a public fool of themselves.

USinUK

October 4th, 2011
8:26 am

Guy – :lol: – now, that’s funny.

thanks – it was a long, scary weekend.

Peadawg

October 4th, 2011
8:27 am

Was is exaggerated? Yes. But hold on while I get out the world’s smallest violin. :roll: Political correctness strikes again!!!!!

poison pen

October 4th, 2011
8:27 am

USinUK

” Midori – 8:10 – well, I wasn’t going to say that … (although, it does make me wonder if he’s posted here before – there are a few righty posters that sound a lot like he did in that video)”

USinUK, I’m sure glad that there are all sweet & kind lefties on here, snark, snark…

JR, Is a jerk to be sure, it seems that once you get money & fame it goes to your head.

Doug K

October 4th, 2011
8:28 am

Reminds me of the famous last words of a jazz drummer great Buddy Rich.
When the nurse came in and asked Buddy “Are you allergic to anything?”
He replied “Yes…Country Music” .

JohnnyReb

October 4th, 2011
8:29 am

I have never been a fan of Hank Jr, his big mouth and redneck ways have always been a distraction. He has shown his behind, so to speak, on more than one occasion; his latest foot-in-mouth is not surprising. He and Roseanne Barr should be locked in a small room.

Thomas

October 4th, 2011
8:30 am

it provides a certain insight into the minds of folks who get upset at what the dixie chicks, some country fool named bocephus, or u-2 for that matter say or do. god gave them a voice and most likely didn’t feel compelled to provide them a brain as well-

poison pen

October 4th, 2011
8:31 am

Normal

October 4th, 2011
8:20 am

” Well, when the Dixie Chicks were banned, I quit listening to Country Radio, I was appalled that they were victimized for exercising their right to free speech. It was a complete over reaction. And I may be a little prejudice, but I do think the Chicks are a lot cuter than Bocephus.”

Normal, It was their right to say what they wanted to say, and it was also the rights of the DJ’s to not play their music.

Granny Godzilla

October 4th, 2011
8:31 am

Good Lord Alimighty.

Was that man dropped on his head or what?

Jay

October 4th, 2011
8:32 am

“He and Roseanne Barr should be locked in a small room.”

Fair enough, Johnny. Who’dya think would come out alive?

Jay

October 4th, 2011
8:33 am

Actually, Granny, he kind of was. A long while back he fell off a cliff and almost died.

JohnnyReb

October 4th, 2011
8:33 am

Keep Up the Good Fight!

October 4th, 2011
8:34 am

Funny how some demand “personal responsibility” but if responsibility is taken by some they play victim and claim “political correctness”.

Guy Incognito

October 4th, 2011
8:34 am

“it was a long, scary weekend.”

Had one like it last May. Both our babies got sicker than……well you know. Took the big boy (145lbs) a week to get it out of his system. His niece (only 90lbs) did a little better

carlaroqs

October 4th, 2011
8:34 am

@jay- “And please, spare me the violin concerto about Junior’s freedom of speech being violated.” zinggggg….”… which is some 60 million dead people and two or three attempted genocides short of comparing him to Adolph Hitler…” zingerrrrrr … .”…and that reality is more troubling than what some in-over-his-head, not-so-bright, trying-to-live-up-to-a-stereotype entertainer had to say on national TV.” zingiestttt!! ummmmmm, would that be two, three, or….four stoogie zingers? love it Jay!! tell ‘em again.

George P. Burdell

October 4th, 2011
8:34 am

Just have to say I don’t disagree with you on this on at all Jay. And, you are correct in saying that the fact that this could help his career is really the most troubling part of the whole mess.

ragnar danneskjold

October 4th, 2011
8:35 am

I think we can all agree that leftists cannot tolerate conservatives expressing political opinions. And surely we can all agree that Obama playing golf with Boehner is like Hitler playing golf with Netenyahu.

USinUK

October 4th, 2011
8:35 am

hey poison – saw your first post from downstairs – we are SO in agreement!!! :-)

Peadawg

October 4th, 2011
8:38 am

Yawn. I’ll wait until Jay posts something actually newsworthy.

All this political correctness pissing and moaning is annoying.

Senior citizen

October 4th, 2011
8:38 am

I like what Zennie Abraham of the SF Gate said about the incident and Williams’ liking of Herman Cain

“Then Williams save a shout out to GOP Presidential Candidate Herman Cain saying he’s the only one who “makes the most sense.”

Which, if you think about it, has some twisted logic to it. A ultra-right wing racist white guy loves a black guy who hates muslims and comes off as self-hating at points. So for Hank Williams to like Herman Cain is just part of the whole, idiotic, stupid, craziness of the GOP today.

Stonethrower

October 4th, 2011
8:38 am

His record sells will go thru the roof now and the radio stations in the red states will give his songs plenty of play. That was a good move for him. What’s the big deal? Joe Wilson’s, “You lie!” was a lot worse and it didn’t hurt him at all.

stands for decibels

October 4th, 2011
8:39 am

from downstairs, but shockingly, it’s actually on-topic here:

So how do you feel about Ros[ie] O’Don[nnell]? She is on every single day and several times in re-runs.

huh? GLL, I had to look this up, but she was on The View from 9/2006-4/2007, and was basically booted from the show for her politics.

Where are you seeing her on your TeeVee these days, that is anywhere near as prominent as HWJr.’s weekly MNF appearances for the last twenty years?

ragnar danneskjold

October 4th, 2011
8:40 am

I would threaten to quit watching MNF, but since I have not watched a complete football game since 1982, my threat would be hollow.

Granny Godzilla

October 4th, 2011
8:40 am

Jay,

Now I feel sad for the poor man.

Bill Orvis White

October 4th, 2011
8:41 am

So the man speaks the truth and he gets hammered for it. Gimme a break. The man notices a pretty lady and then tells it like it is. We’re lacking real men in this world and when one comes out acts like a real man, the liberal media goes after him and tries to destroy him.

With socialistic health care, confiscatory taxes and gun control, there was a guy named Adolph who did the same thing as Hussein Obama and we all know how that turned out. There isn’t much difference between these two “leaders.” Why should this man be fired for speaking the truth?

BTW, Hank is on the Cain Train with me, Roosevelt and millions of others. What’s the big deal here? I pray Herman wins this thing and Hank plays at his inauguration after The Oath is correctly performed.

Amen,
Bill

ragnar danneskjold

October 4th, 2011
8:41 am

Heck, now the leftists will probably go after Ray Stevens.

kayaker 71

October 4th, 2011
8:42 am

At the risk of offending all of you liberal pundits on this blog, Hank Jr., in his own way has expressed his displeasure with our sitting “president”. He is but one of a chorus of critics who have finally realized that Bozo is, as the Thin Man puts it very well, a cross between Affirmative Action and the Peter Principle. His approval is in the tank with most every segment of those who put him into office and he knows it. Were William’s comments a bit strong? Probably. Are they shared by a large number of the electorate….probably. Will Williams be back on MNF. In a New York minute.

ragnar danneskjold

October 4th, 2011
8:42 am

I am broadly unfamiliar with the ouvre of Mr. Williams, Jr. Could anyone recommend some of his works for me to add to my mp3s?

SOUTHERN ATL

October 4th, 2011
8:43 am

No respect for the President of the U.S….This is just plain sad but we have seen and heard it many times before with the Tea Party.

Mick

October 4th, 2011
8:43 am

Bocephus acknowledges that the country is deeply polarized, then proceeds to make his contibution to make it more so. Not the sharpest tool in the shed, even all his rowdy friends have a lick more sense…

Granny Godzilla

October 4th, 2011
8:44 am

Kayaker 71

Bozo?

I’m really tired of that crap.

USNC

October 4th, 2011
8:45 am

he can say whatever he want because of the constitution! if you don’t like hank jr. and our type, you can leave us country people alone. we don’t like or need you anyways.

travelingman141

October 4th, 2011
8:45 am

“said some things too damned stupid to let him continue.”

Hey Jay, you and Hank have something in common. But he is a lot better person than you’ll ever be.
But that could be said about anyone that is a leftist like yourself.

D. Richard

October 4th, 2011
8:47 am

Looks like Tuesday mornings are for the loons around here…..

Good Little Liberal

October 4th, 2011
8:48 am

From downstairs, just in casr you missed it

Jay

How many Mom’s have I had that are Nancy Pelosi would be a better question. But I’ve had several pieces that I was DP on HBO. Also the BBC, The NHK, (won an international award for that one)The ABC, TV Monte Carlo, etc. etc. etc. I made my living as a DP for many years and since I was working out of Atlanta, I managed to land some great jobs, and low and behold, it wasn’t because my momma was Nancy Pelosi.

Her daughter is a train wreck. She takes a decent Video Camera into a crowd but is too lazy to use anything but the onboard camera mics. Her pacing is horrible, her story telling ability wouldn’t get her a job at GPTV. .

Quality is credibility. It ios the oldest standard in the books and by that standard, she is a joke.

No More Country Music for a While

October 4th, 2011
8:49 am

….and he has on a Alabama hat….too bad for the Tide!

Good Little Liberal

October 4th, 2011
8:50 am

Say somethinmg bad about the president and lose your job.

USA!! USA!! USA!! USA!! USA!! USA!! USA!! USA!! USA!! USA!!

USinUK

October 4th, 2011
8:51 am

“Say somethinmg bad about the president”

more like say something thoroughly offensive and be called out for it.

it’s called personal responsibility

Good Little Liberal

October 4th, 2011
8:53 am

USinUK

So how is this differnt than every two bit dictator that has ever lived . . . . oh yea, at least they didn’t kill ole Hank.

Freedom of speech? Well that depends. Isn’t that what the constitution says?

USinUK

October 4th, 2011
8:54 am

GLL – Freedom of speech doesn’t mean freedom from responsibility.

particularly in the world of broadcast, a $60 billion industry

Shawny

October 4th, 2011
8:54 am

Cant watch MNF anyway. Comes on too late. Flippin left coasters.

Good Little Liberal

October 4th, 2011
8:54 am

Sort of like Freedom of religion . . . Well that depends.

I weep for my country.

kayaker 71

October 4th, 2011
8:55 am

Granny,

As I became pretty tired of all of the negative rhetoric that liberals such as you fostered on our previous president. You and others like you reveled in calling Bush 43 some pretty vile names….. even put out a movie on how to kill him. Is that not a bit Hitleresque? Well, it’s coming around to bite you on your probably very pretty derriere, my friend. I cannot think of a better way to describe this sorry excuse for a president.

Granny Godzilla

October 4th, 2011
8:56 am

Good Little Liberal

Here’s a kleenex

Now blow.

D. Richard

October 4th, 2011
8:56 am

GLL – how exactly was Hank Jr’s freedom of speech infringed upon? He said what he wanted and continues to be a free man, with no repercussions faced from his government.

AmVet

October 4th, 2011
8:56 am

Just another typically arrogant, hateful, far right-wing POS.

Rabid and ignorant as hell.

The perfect new-age Republican.

USMC

October 4th, 2011
8:57 am

“Hank Jr. yanked from his MNF gig, for good reason”–JAY

Wow, I actually agree with Jay Bookman this morning!

It was clearly right for Hank to get the YANK! :-)

I never liked that horrible Monday Night Football theme song, yuck!

Now if only Jay would hold Liberal “ARTISTS” to the same standard and condemn them when they make unacceptable comments in the media… I won’t hold my breath. :-)

deegee

October 4th, 2011
8:57 am

In that interview, I thought Hank Jr. looked and sounded like it was the first interview on Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab. Did you see him looking at his watch? I hope he sobers up.

Normal

October 4th, 2011
8:57 am

Normal, It was their right to say what they wanted to say, and it was also the rights of the DJ’s to not play their music.

Poison,
I disagree. The air waves are public domain. Private radio stations could play their music with the proviso that they don’t agree with their statements, but to ban them is censorship, plain and simple. You have to respect a persons right as an American citizen, to say what’s on their hearts, wether you agree with them or not. To just shut them out is being a Commie.

ragnar danneskjold

October 4th, 2011
8:58 am

Lots of funny essays about our funny president in today’s WSJ, led by the Bret Stephens article,
online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204524604576608690389452476.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

Normal

October 4th, 2011
8:58 am

USMC,
I got mine yanked yesterday too…it was fun! :D

Question of the Day

October 4th, 2011
8:58 am

If old Hank’s statement is true and this country is run the same way that Hitler dictated then why do most on the right call the President a “Socialist”?

Brad Steel

October 4th, 2011
8:58 am

…a cross between Affirmative Action and the Peter Principle.

Come on kayaker, drop the buttoned-up code language say what you really want to. Call Obama articulate but still a thug. Drop the the thin veil use the word you know you want to use.

It’s the south. You have Bosephus and southern outlaw brethren (wink) on you side. He said Hitler because he couldn’t use the word he want to.

Come on kayaker stand up for Hank Jr. Don’t let the liberal media keep you down!

Mick

October 4th, 2011
8:59 am

**I weep for my country.**

No one is weeping for you..

I’m with granny g. what’s the matter yaker did you not receive an education beyond the fifth grade? Your childish name insult negates anything remotely intelligent that you might accidently cough out…

Granny Godzilla

October 4th, 2011
8:59 am

kayaker 71

Yes, I bashed Bush and I have apologized. And I do so again.

It was stupid and childish of me. I learned the hard way that it
diminished not only anything I posted but it diminished me as a human being and I am ashamed of some of what I said.

I still struggle with it, but I will continue to work to improve.

I hope and pray you can find your way to do so as well.

USMC

October 4th, 2011
9:01 am

“I got mine yanked yesterday too…it was fun!”

Uhhh, I think I will pass on commenting on that one, Normal.

But based on your enthusiasm, I am happy for you that it all worked out. :-)

Jm

October 4th, 2011
9:01 am

Oh dear

What are this wall st occupiers up to today?

Smokin some hash in the park…

NPR was funny

“we’re anti corporate!”

“but aren’t you using the mcd’s bathroom and broadcasting your events via verizon?”

“well yeah”

USinUK

October 4th, 2011
9:03 am

GG – 8:56 – spoken like a true Granny :lol:

poison pen

October 4th, 2011
9:04 am

SOUTHERN ATL

” No respect for the President of the U.S….This is just plain sad but we have seen and heard it many times before with the Tea Party.”

How about some video to prove your point.

stands for decibels

October 4th, 2011
9:05 am

NPR was funny

“we’re anti corporate!”

“but aren’t you using the mcd’s bathroom and broadcasting your events via verizon?”

“well yeah”

Boy, talk about misrepresenting… the NPR interviewer didn’t ask that questions. The guy being interviewed asked it of HIMSELF. He recognized how difficult it is to get anything done without working through the system. He HIMSELF said that they use the bathroom at McD’s, and hook up to the media via Verizon.

Sheesh.

AmVet

October 4th, 2011
9:05 am

The greatest headline so far?

Are You Ready For Some Führer?

I hope this doesn’t become a career boost for Williams, but I can imagine it happening.

Not a snowball’s chance in hell.

Why?

Because exactly unlike the Dixie Chicks, his music has, for the most part, been completely irrelevant and, frankly horrible, for along time now. Probably ever since he switched to the dark side.

Becoming a Republican almost always is the kiss of death when it comes to creativity and artistic talent.

See Ted Nugent…

stands for decibels

October 4th, 2011
9:06 am

(”question.” singular. sorry.)

poison pen

October 4th, 2011
9:07 am

Question of the Day

” If old Hank’s statement is true and this country is run the same way that Hitler dictated then why do most on the right call the President a “Socialist”?”

Webster is your friend.

Joe the Plutocrat

October 4th, 2011
9:08 am

once you get past the fact that the comment was made by a drug/alcohol addled, born on third base, no-talent, has-been, never relevant, redneck trubador, cartoon character; I question the move. I saw the clip, and if I may be so bold as to speak for “Junior”; I think he was referring to the concept that the President of Israel would golf (socialize) with history’s best-known anti-semite. that said; ABC/ESPN was justified by the very same “freedom” that (in theory) allows losers like Hank, Jr. to blather and warble as they see fit. I did find his use of the word “enemy” far more disturbing than the reference to Hitler. and c’mon, we’re talking about marketing Monday Night Football? this isn’t exactly Meet the Press.

poison pen

October 4th, 2011
9:09 am

AmVet, I don’t like ted’s music or JR’s either, but they both have made millions in their heyday, what about you?

Mick

October 4th, 2011
9:09 am

amvet

**See Ted Nugent**

Right on, another pompous jerk…hey not a bad act title for little bocephus and tedly – the pompous jerks…

Richard

October 4th, 2011
9:09 am

Sorry Jay, I’m not with you on this.

(But first, to the people who are going to claim he’s exercising his first amendment rights, get over it. The First Amendment protects Williams from the government, not ESPN. ESPN is a private organization that can fire him for basically anything.)

Williams did not compare Obama to Hitler, he compared Obama playing golf with a conservative to Hitler hanging out with the Israeli Prime Minister. That’s an illustration of polar opposites, not a comparison of Obama to Hitler.

In today’s world though, everything is offensive to somebody.

Williams’ mistake wasn’t what he said. His mistake was going on tv and talking about anything which these days is bound to get you fired.

Walt Kowalski

October 4th, 2011
9:11 am

What is sad is it seams we can no longer even talk about ideas….. Hank thinks we should just hate each other Hatfield–McCoy style.

ByteMe

October 4th, 2011
9:11 am

and c’mon, we’re talking about marketing Monday Night Football? this isn’t exactly Meet the Press

MNF is expected to be “family friendly”, so — just like Limbaugh being kicked off of ESPN for being a racist jerk on-the-air — controversy is to be avoided.

poison pen

October 4th, 2011
9:12 am

Joe, Do you find it disturbing when the libs have used it a few times? just aksin…

Despairado

October 4th, 2011
9:13 am

Like politicians, you have to play to your constituency and the Dixie Chicks just aren’t certain people’s cup o tea. That said, I’m leaning with your comments, Jay, about Hank’s songs being given much more air time over those particular air waves. But it has nothing to do with racism (I felt compelled to get that one out of the way early on for the benefit of the right wingers of the far right persuasion) mind you. No. It purely boils down to patriotism and showing respect to the president especially during war time because we are fighting terrorists around the world and our president is protecting us. Anyway, I used to not care much for this style of country music that folks like Hank Jr. brought us what with all the whining (it just reminds me too much of Republicans crying in the beer after losing to Obama) and wailing and feeling sorry for oneself until I heard them Dixie Chicks. They aren’t like that. They’re good singers too.

kayaker 71

October 4th, 2011
9:13 am

Granny,

In this world of polarized politics, rhetoric has a way of defining a lot more than decency. We have become much more than a difference of opinion and more like a chasm between the thoughts of opponents. Same thing with the race debate. When my favorite actor states that the Tea Party has become racist, I am not sure what to say. He is entitled to his opinion, as we all are, however I think he is dead wrong. Is he really serious or is he speaking as a black man, finally pushed to the point of frustration?
I’ll make you a deal you can’t refuse. I will stop using disparaging language against our president for one week and see how the liberal bloggers respond. If their tone settles down so that we can all have a dialogue free of “inappropriate” name calling, we’ll make it last awhile. I am sure that Bookman will cooperate but it won’t be nearly as much fun.

ragnar danneskjold

October 4th, 2011
9:13 am

If we buy into the leftist spin, that Hank Williams was comparing Obama to Hitler, we would have to disagree with Mr. Williams’s argument. Solyndra and “Fast and Furious” are clearly more akin to the works of a Mussolini.

Call it like it is

October 4th, 2011
9:14 am

Who cares? Opinions of musicians Hank, U2, Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, members of SAG, anything by Michael Moore and anything said on the VIEW means nothing to me. Hank is a dumb old redneck and why he was even ask that question is beyond me. Why would the general public even give a rats a** on his opinion about Obama. You can find plenty of hate and rhetoric on both sides of the aisle.

With that being said, I wonder if the same people who are going after this idiot, went after Kanye West with the same vigor as when he blamed Katrina on Bush.

AmVet

October 4th, 2011
9:15 am

Jm totally misrepresenting something, stands?

Tell me no!!!

What a joke…

Granny Godzilla

October 4th, 2011
9:16 am

Kayaker 71

“I’ll make you a deal you can’t refuse. I will stop using disparaging language against our president for one week and see how the liberal bloggers respond.”

Deal.

And thank you.

HDB

October 4th, 2011
9:16 am

ragnar danneskjold

October 4th, 2011
8:35 am
I think we can all agree that conservatives cannot tolerate progressives expressing political opinions, either!

Works both ways……..

carlosgvv

October 4th, 2011
9:16 am

Granny

Bush got us into two useless wars that have cost a great many lives and much money. There is an excellent chance that, in the years to come, it will be realized that all the soldiers we have lost in Iraq and Afghanistan have died for NOTHING. Bush deserves all the bashing he can get from you and then some. Please don’t apologize as you were right the first time and have nothing to apologize for.

USinUK

October 4th, 2011
9:17 am

poison – 9:12 – fwiw, I find it disturbing when ANYone uses that comparison.

when everyone is “hitler”, then no one is.
when everyone is a “nazi”, then no one is.

it totally diminishes what they both were, what they stood for and what they did to the jews, gypsies, gays, and the mentally/physically handicapped.

Jm

October 4th, 2011
9:18 am

Sfd I was paraphrasing given I’m using an iPhone

Yes, the interviewee said those things himself

End result, the same, they look ridiculous

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

October 4th, 2011
9:19 am

The hypocrisy on the left has no limitation. The slime that has come from many mouths on the left including what I’ve read on here about previous Republican presidents, candidates and conservatives in general has often exceeded anything Hank Williams Jr. had to say.

Jm

October 4th, 2011
9:19 am

Sfd to add

If I coulda gone to the web and gotten the direct interview or podcast I would have

Not feasible

SOUTHERN ATL

October 4th, 2011
9:20 am

Mick

October 4th, 2011
9:21 am

**The hypocrisy on the left has no limitation**

Why just the left? “We are all part of the same hypocrisy senator”…