Okay, so this is the thing making the wires hum right now.
While appearing on Fox News, country-singer Hank Williams Jr. compared Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner’s “bipartisan golf outing” with President Barak Obama as a huge mistake. Here, specifically, is what he said:
“It’s like Hitler playing golf with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu,” the country singer said of the bipartisan golf game.
That’s it. An offensive image? Sure. But an analogy, not a direct comparison of Obama to Hitler, necessarily. It’s open to interpretation. Williams clarified himself later by issuing this in a statement:
“Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood. My analogy was extreme — but it was to make a point.”
And that’s the extent of what he said.
For that, ESPN, owned by the libs at ABC/Disney, had pulled Williams’ signature Monday Night Football theme, “Are You Ready For Some Football?,” based on his country hit, “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,” from Monday’s football broadcast. And if it weren’t for public outcry, he’d have already had the theme permanently removed … which ABC/Disney/ESPN hasn’t ruled out just yet. They’re just testing the waters to see if they can get away with it.
Williams Jr.’s theme was first released in 1984 and adopted as the Monday Night Football theme song in the late 1980s. So it’s been the theme of the show for close to a quarter-century, and only the second theme in the show’s history, save for a brief period in the 1990s when ABC experimented with having artists other than Hank Williams Jr. cover the song, including Amy Grant, of all people! I can’t find the list anymore.
Anyway, whatever happened to freedom of speech? Or at least being consistent about what’s off-limits?
Because Democrats are comparing Republican politicians to Hitler. All the time. And they never get called on it. Not like this.
Doubt me? Here’s a video where Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker is compared to Hitler because of his budget proposal that included limiting collective bargain rights for public employees paid by the taxpayer.
And when Republican President George W. Bush was in office, if you listened to liberals, you would have thought his middle name was Hitler. Here’s a not-even-close-to-comprehensive list that does offer close to 75 celebrities, politicians and other organizations who have compared Bush to Germany’s WWII dictator.
Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has also been compared to the mastermind of the Jewish Holocaust. For cutting taxes.
The list is much, much longer. Basically, if you’re a Republican, there’s a Democrat waiting in the wings to compare you to Hitler.
But none of them lose their jobs over it. Real consistent there, libs!