Hank Williams Jr. doubles down on Obama in new song

by Jack Minor–


Once again, Hank Williams Jr. has taken aim at President Barack Obama with a new song where he tells the President to “pack his bags.”


The latest song, “Take Back our Country” from his new album “Old School, New Rules” is played to the tune of “Mind Your Own Business” and “Move it on Over,” which were written by country music legend Hank Williams Sr. who also appears in the song with his son, affectionately known as Bocephus.


In an apparent salute to the Tea Party, Williams says several times, “Don’t Tread on Me,” an apparent reference to the Gadsden flag used in the American Revolution.   He goes on to criticize the EPA noting that under current rules it would be very difficult to build projects such as Boulder Dam.


Bocephus has some choice words for the President, telling him to head back to Chicago.


“Hey Barack, pack your bags, head to Chicago. Take your teleprompter with you so you’ll know where to go,” he said.


This is not the first time Hank Jr. has expressed his opposition to President Obama. During the 2008 election, Bocephus wrote a song entitled “McCain Palin Tradition” based on his 1979 song “Family Tradition.”


Last year, the singer was kicked off of ESPN after a statement on Fox and Friends, where he said Obama and House speaker John Boehner’s famed golfing diplomacy “would be like Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu. Not hardly. In the shape this country is in?”


This prompted him to write a song titled, “Keep the Change” where he took the network to task.


“So Fox and Friends, want to put me down,

Ask for my opinion, then twist it all around,

Supposed to be talking about, my father’s new CD,

Well two can play that gotcha game, just wait and see

Don’t tread on me,”


In a recent interview with Rolling Stones, Bocephus said his opinion of Obama has gotten worse since Obama was elected in 2008.


Bocephus was asked about the statement in “Keep the Change” where he seemed to criticize Obama’s statements where he criticized Americans who were religious and believed in the Second Amendment.


“I’ll keep my freedom
I’ll keep my guns
Try to keep my money
And my religion too

Try to keep on workin’
Try to keep on smilin’
I will keep my Christian name
And y’all can keep the change”


Williams said, “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.”

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