Alec Baldwin Defends Obama, Calls Hank Williams Jr. "A Senile, Racist Coot"

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See also "Hank Williams Jr. on Obama: 'Muslim President Who Hates U.S. and We Hate Him.'"

Hank Williams Jr. hates Barack Obama. And he also made it abundantly clear this past weekend that he's not fond of Muslims, homosexuals, or anyone who isn't a cowboy.

But the former Monday Night Football theme song singer and longtime advocate of ignorance and bigotry hasn't said anything about Alec Baldwin, who called Williams "racist" on Twitter last night.

"I think we need to call Hank Williams Jr what he is," Baldwin tweeted. "A broken-down, senile, racist coot."

Harsh words, but do you agree? Take our poll after the cut.



Baldwin's tweets were reactionary, an emotional response to Williams's fact-less rant at the Stockyards Music Festival in Texas this past weekend.

According to the Huffington Post, Williams shared his homophobic, anti-Islamic views with a rowdy crowd of misinformed voters.

"We've got a Muslim for a President who hates cowboys, hates cowgirls, hates fishing, hates farming, loves gays, and we hate him," he bellowed.

Just one week earlier and spoken like a true right-wing extremist, Williams accused Obama of being anti-military before declaring that the president "hates the U.S."

Despite several attempts, New Times could not reach Williams for comment.

So we here at Crossfade are asking you ... Is Hank Jr. really a "racist coot"? Or just a goddamn gun-totin', truth-tellin' patriot?



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