Contact Us

Hank Williams, Jr. Says America Has ‘Committed Economic Suicide’ in Re-Electing President Obama

Hank Williams Jr.
Rick Diamond, Getty Images

It looks like ultra-conservative country music star Hank Williams, Jr. hasn’t warmed up much to President Obama in the wake of his victory Tuesday over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. The staunch hunter and gun rights supporter took to Twitter Thursday morning (Nov. 8) to predict financial doom and gloom for America as a result of the president winning a second term.

Williams, Jr. — who has made no secret of his disdain for the sitting president — tweeted, “America has committed Economic Suicide. Remember my song ‘This Country’s Sure as Hell Goin Down the Drain’. – HWJR.”

Several songs on Williams’ most recent album ‘Old School, New Rules’ are aimed directly at the controversy that erupted last year when his music was pulled from Monday Night Football after an interview on Fox & Friends in which he compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler. The singer’s deep-seated dislike for the Commander-in-Chief apparently stems from his belief that Obama is a secret Muslim bent on destroying America.

“I mean, the guy is the worst,” Williams said in an interview in July. “Giveaway programs, hates America in the first place, forget about the flag… You know, we’ve got a President that does a call to the Quran or Mecca or whatever.”

Williams reiterated that opinion from the stage at several subsequent concerts; once in August at the Iowa State Fair, and again in September at a concert in Texas, where he told the audience, “We’ve got a Muslim for a President who hates cowboys, hates cowgirls, hates fishing, hates farming, loves gays, and we hate him.”

Next: See Hank Jr.'s Mug Shot

More From Blake FM

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://blakefm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 101.9 Blake FM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on 101.9 Blake FM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!