Skip to comments.Hank Aaron said Republicans were Klansmen...why wasn't he fired
Posted on 04/30/2014 4:52:30 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron compared Republicans that oppose President Barack Obama to the Ku Klux Klan.
...Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way hes treated, Aaron told USA Today Sports. Aaron continued: The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts.
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Since December 1980, he has served as senior vice president and assistant to the Braves' president. He is the corporate vice president of community relations for TBS, a member of the company's board of directors and the vice president of business development for The Airport Network. On January 21, 2007, Major League Baseball announced the sale of the Atlanta Braves. In that announcement, Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig also announced that Aaron would be playing a major role in the management of Braves, forming programs through major league baseball that will encourage the influx of minorities into baseball.
No outcry to fire this old man, whom everyone knows is apparently carrying a giant chip on his shoulder, from HIS job for comparing Republicans to the KU KLUX KLAN??!!
Or is that the kind of speech we applaud now?
Another thing: I grew up LOVING Hank. Watched his record breaking home run and treasure that memory.
I don’t judge people by the color of their skin.
Looks to me like Donald Sterling DOES. And so does Aaron.
If so, both of ‘em are wrong, but only one is being punished.
Because Hank is old school?
Doesn’t he own some car dealerships? The car companies should take those away from him.
BMW’s I think...those nasty Germans.
Watched him hit his record home run. Trivia question: Who caught it?
The guy in the bullpen.
I remember the guy’s first name was Tom...something like “Smack”....utility infielder, I think 74 was his rookie year. Am I right?
I know Al Downing pitched it and Bill Buckner was the outfielder trying to catch it.
Yeah...I don’t see the Germans saying much about being bad to a race of people.
Maybe Hank teamed up with the BMW folks ‘cause he doesn’t like Israel... LOL.
A Braves pitcher named Tom House. In the bullpen.
Tom House. Not a bad relief pitcher.
The Braves had stationed pitchers to retrieve the ball should Aaron have hit a home run.
One of the earliest admitted users of steroids in MLB.
This is no surprise. The rules are ALWAYS different for liberals.
The rules are not different, we just decline to play the game. There is an old saying, when they say it is not about the money, it is about the money. Another one says money talks, BS walks. Sterling was given the heave ho becuase the sponsors were going to pull out, taking the money with them. The Braves would fire Hank Aaron in a minute if they saw an empty stadium, and knew it was because of his statements. The Braves would fire him in a minute if they knew that people would boycott their sponsors, and then their sponsors would pull away from them.
The problem is that what I spelled out will never happen. Becuase the same people who say they are outraged will go right through the turnstile at the next game, or watch on TV upping the ratings and advertising revenue.
Want the same result that Sterling got, stop using, attending, or watching the product put out by any company that sticks in your craw. If there are enough of us, as we say there are, then you will see results.
Do we want to get into the game, then we should act like it. When the whole Mozilla incident went down, I suggested that our side pick out a liberal CEO any liberal CEO and boycott that company until he was fired. Keep doing it until the other side cries uncle. That is what our opponents are doing, and the big corporations believe they mean it and it will cost them money, so they dance to their tune. If we want them to dance to our tune, we need to slap them around a little to show we mean it too.
I will use myself for example. I have been a Mets fan my whole life, right back to my first memories in the late 60’s. Last year Bill Maher became a minority owner of my favorite team. Since that day I have not watched one second of a Mets game on TV or at the stadium. I could not support a team that had this lowlife as an owner, no matter how small a piece. Unfortunately I might be a minority of one, since the team seems to not have noticed. Now if every body in the area who considered themselves a conservative did the same, they would notice and get rid of Bill Maher.
Aaron expressed the established racism.