President Barack Obama is in full swing campaigning for re-election. At a fundraiser event on Tuesday in Dallas, the president predicted he’d win again although an ABC/Washington Post poll suggests the majority thinks he’ll be a one-term president.
Whatever the case may be, it should come as no surprise that opponents, critics and the like will continue taking even more jabs at him. The most notably recent one comes from country singer Hank Williams Jr., who compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler on Monday morning’s Fox and Friends, calling the president and Vice President Joe Biden “the enemy” and commenting that House Speaker John Boehner and the president’s golf game was like “Hitler playing golf with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu”.
As a result of his comments, however, ESPN pulled his track, “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight”, which was recreated and served as the opening to Monday Night Football since 1991, from Monday’s game. The network issued the following in a statement:
“While Hank Williams, Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to Monday Night Football. We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight’s telecast.”
Williams, in turn, issued a statement of his own:
“Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood. My analogy was extreme — but it was to make a point. I was simply trying to explain how stupid it seemed to me — how ludicrous that pairing was. They’re polar opposites and it made no sense. They don’t see eye-to-eye and never will. I have always respected the office of the president.”