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Hank Aaron Compares Obama Opponents to KKK: They Wear 'Neckties & Starched Shirts' Instead of Hoods
Breitbart's Sports ^ | April 8, 2014 | Tony Lee

Posted on 04/09/2014 11:29:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

On the 40th anniversary of his momentous 715th home run that broke Babe Ruth's MLB home run record, which is the most meaningful in all of sports, Hank Aaron equated Republicans who oppose President Barack Obama's policies to the KKK.

Aaron implied that conservatives are racists who now wear "neckties and starched shirts" instead of hoods.

In an interview with USA Today's Bob Nightengale on Tuesday, "Hammerin' Hank" lamented that the country has not progressed far enough on race relations, saying that though the nation has a black president, "President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he's treated."

"We have moved in the right direction, and there have been improvements, but we still have a long ways to go in the country," Aaron said. "The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts."(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: baseball; hankaaron; kkk; obama; racecard; racism

1 posted on 04/09/2014 11:29:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Its not the black thing. Its the poopy thing.


2 posted on 04/09/2014 11:32:26 PM PDT by FreeperCell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

great ballplayer. political dope


3 posted on 04/09/2014 11:32:35 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My understanding is that Hank Aaron was the victim of a deluge of bigotry and racism when he broke Babe Ruth's record.

Rather than well-earned praise, he instead got spat on, cussed out, etc.

If he wants to return bigotry with bigotry, then I'm OK with that.

I just wish that all of the blacks that have experienced little or no racism, and have gotten all of the favors they have from a government filled with black and white bureaucrats, would stop it with their completely hypocritical and unjustified whining and thoughtless and bigoted claims of white racism.

4 posted on 04/09/2014 11:35:42 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Steroids can really mess up a brain.


5 posted on 04/09/2014 11:36:39 PM PDT by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t care what friggin color he is. I hate what he is doing to America, he hates it and doesn’t even try to hide it.


6 posted on 04/09/2014 11:37:10 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whatever, Hank. Pay your taxes!


7 posted on 04/09/2014 11:37:24 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Guess Hank Aaron has conveniently forgotten the KKK were Democrats


8 posted on 04/09/2014 11:38:44 PM PDT by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Aaron might want to look into which political party the KKK were part of. Kind of make him look dumb now.


9 posted on 04/09/2014 11:42:11 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: kingattax

Speaking of “dope”, if he were an active athlete in any decades later than the 70s, the question of “doping” would be raised, throwing his HR “legitimacy” into question.


10 posted on 04/09/2014 11:46:08 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

You’re OK with Aaron taking the low road?


11 posted on 04/09/2014 11:47:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mark Levin mentioned that Aaron probably did this on behalf of his brother in law David Scott (D-GA).


12 posted on 04/09/2014 11:48:39 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So it’s whitey’s fault again???

Yawn.


14 posted on 04/09/2014 11:50:27 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Republican1795.

15 posted on 04/09/2014 11:52:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Olog-hai
You’re OK with Aaron taking the low road?

Good point. As someone who feels similarly to him, I would add to what he says that I hope Hank can get over the bitterness and find peace. Hank couldn't even stay in the same hotel with his team because of security for the death threats. The bodyguard stayed in a room registered to him and he stayed in the room registered to the bodyguard. When they had specific descriptions of people pledged to kill him, the team would scan the crowd for them from the dugout. Hank told his teammates not to sit next to him, in case the nut did manage to get a shot off.

16 posted on 04/10/2014 12:01:07 AM PDT by InMemoriam
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

fuha


17 posted on 04/10/2014 12:04:57 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: InMemoriam

Every celebrity gets hate mail.

Aaron also had plenty of adoring white fans, including the two that escorted him, gleefully, around the bases when he broke the record.

He’s a dope and a juicer in my book. F him.


18 posted on 04/10/2014 12:10:16 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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To: kingattax

I thought he was already dead...: )


19 posted on 04/10/2014 12:16:16 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only sane criticism in regards to skin color would be to solely blame Obama for being such a lousy black president.


20 posted on 04/10/2014 12:21:48 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: jsanders2001

we need to drag out an old ballplayer who can compare obozo supporters to some ridiculous group.

hank needs to crawl back into the dugout and be quiet.


21 posted on 04/10/2014 12:23:13 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like an old timey straw-boss keeping ‘em on the plantation even after they’ve been read the Emancipation Proclamation. Some people just do not want the responsibilities of liberty and freedom.


22 posted on 04/10/2014 12:28:59 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Aaron was one of the all-time greats, and he had every right to be bitter and angry over the death threats and disgusting behavior he was subjected to when he neared and then broke Babe Ruth’s 714 HR mark. But it was a long time ago, the gaggle of thugs threatening and insulting him were in no way representative of the US then or now. He’s letting that experience distort his perception of reality and that’s a real pity - sometimes age doesn’t bring wisdom, especially when a person hangs on to decades-old anger.


23 posted on 04/10/2014 12:34:16 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

H. Aaron, idiot.


24 posted on 04/10/2014 12:43:13 AM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: FreeperCell

The buzz word was “civility” when liberals are burned by well founded conservative critics.Ironically, they used the lack of civility charge to try to smear Sarah Palin with blame for the shooting of the Arizona Congressman by that nut case(Who turned out to be a rabid leftist) But cries for civility are never heard when egregious smears like this one come from their own ranks


25 posted on 04/10/2014 12:51:24 AM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What an asshole.


26 posted on 04/10/2014 1:05:33 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well I've been called a Redneck Gun loving Bible Thumper, A Russian Putanista, and a Racist....among others...so I guess kkk is another one to add to the list.

Any more it seems we should be honored to hold so many titles...just means we're keeping the Liberals and those with their mindsets busy. Amazing how often they simply resort to name calling.....but then they so seem to lack language sufficient to express their opinions.

(BTW...It's soooo nice seeing you again....FR is lucky to have you as you know quite well. (Tried, tested and proved!)

27 posted on 04/10/2014 1:16:52 AM PDT by caww
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yawn, ...another misinformed, angry black man heard from, but he is part right. We only like conservative black men.


28 posted on 04/10/2014 2:02:01 AM PDT by pallis
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To: kingattax

Hanks shows once again that color trumps everything with some folks.


29 posted on 04/10/2014 2:50:54 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: caww
Well I've been called a Redneck Gun loving Bible Thumper, A Russian Putanista, and a Racist....

....knuckledragger, mouthbreather, ne'er do well, cretin, hump scratching throwback, republican, and......in a tip of the hat to Lord of the Rings......"one of those tub thumping Lake People"

30 posted on 04/10/2014 3:10:38 AM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hank sounds hammered.


31 posted on 04/10/2014 3:35:30 AM PDT by Old Yeller (In Latin, the word sinister means left. Which is appropriate for left-wingers.)
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To: jospehm20

Sharpton to Cummings to Aaron play ball.


32 posted on 04/10/2014 3:51:04 AM PDT by magua
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama is half as black as I am.


33 posted on 04/10/2014 3:56:49 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: kingattax

OK

I’ll compare Obama and Hank Aaron to Adolf Hitler; the resemblance is uncanny.

I’ll compare Obama and Hank Aaron to the 9/11 hijackers; I can’t tell them apart.

I’ll compare Obama and Hank Aaron to Charles Manson; I can discern no differences between them.

Opinions are like butts; everyone has them, and some stink.


34 posted on 04/10/2014 4:04:53 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey Hank, Democrats of old bought their slaves with their own money.

Present day Democrats buy their slaves with taxpayer money.

And I will respect Obama when he starts respecting the Constitution. Oh, and he could try being truthful for once. His mendacity doesn't welcome any respect. The content of Obama's character is total BS.

35 posted on 04/10/2014 4:06:14 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hammerin’ Hank flames out at the end of life as an ignorant racist fool.


36 posted on 04/10/2014 4:15:26 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Wow, prying into the heart of their issues?


37 posted on 04/10/2014 4:40:52 AM PDT by jughandle ( "We have the right to debate and disagree with any administration!" -HRC)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hank, unfortunately, is totally ignorant of his roots. His comments about the KKK show this. The KKK arose three times in our history, and all three times when either the blacks (Republicans then, freed by Lincoln) we’re in control. They had the majority vote in the slave states at that time, in SC the local armed militias were all black...whites would not join. They joined the KKK instead. In the other two instances, the Republicans were in control giving blacks rights they deserved. The Democrat whites turned to the KKK to oppose these efforts. Too bad blacks today are ignorant of their history...a history they mistakenly throw in our faces daily (as Hank has done). It is not a sign of political ideology, it is a sign of ignorance...once again the schools have failed us teaching people an alternate history.


38 posted on 04/10/2014 5:46:08 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Olog-hai
It would be better if he didn't take the low road, but in his case I give him a pass.

What he accomplished sports-wise was amazing, and he did it after Jackie Robinson had broken the color barrier. The response was basically: Well we let you play the game, but you shouldn't have broken any of our records.

He's probably got a really huge chip on his shoulder and so let him rail away.

He picked a perfect target: the lifeless, dead body of the Republican Party.

39 posted on 04/10/2014 8:06:57 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: kingattax

> we need to drag out an old ballplayer who can compare obozo supporters to some ridiculous group.

hank needs to crawl back into the dugout and be quiet.

Hank seems to be making comments based soley based on protection of his own race without regard to his character, performance, and history. Go figure. MLK would be pissed at HA.


40 posted on 04/10/2014 8:15:00 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

I was there at the ballpark when Hank hit that record breaking homerun. I was a kid but I remember him hitting it and rounding the bases. That’s been a LONG time ago. I was just a kid and my dad took me to the game. It was in a stadium in Atlanta and it was the Atlanta Braves vs the Los Angeles Dodgers. I remember him hitting the home run then everybody going nuts while they flashed 715 on one of the scoreboards. Don’t remember much more than that ho.


41 posted on 04/10/2014 8:23:40 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

> we need to drag out an old ballplayer who can compare obozo supporters to some ridiculous group.

hank needs to crawl back into the dugout and be quiet.

Hank seems to be making comments based soley based on protection of his own race without regard to Obama’s character, performance, and history. Go figure. MLK would be pissed at HA.


42 posted on 04/10/2014 8:25:52 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like Aaron thinks all white people should have been sent to the ovens after the Civil War. He has traded in his baseball cards for the race card. In his defense, the media and democrats have done a remarkable job of demonization for him to follow. So long Hank.


43 posted on 04/10/2014 8:28:31 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

No, that’s not who he is targeting.


44 posted on 04/10/2014 1:13:20 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

KKK Terrorist Arm of the Democratic Party

By Frances Rice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bEOiDjdhF4&feature=share

History shows that the Ku Klux Klan was the terrorist arm of the Democrat Party. This ugly fact about the Democrat Party is detailed in the book, A Short History of Reconstruction, (Harper & Row Publishers, Inc., 1990) by Dr. Eric Foner, the renown liberal historian who is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University.

As a further testament to his impeccable credentials, Professor Foner is only the second person to serve as president of the three major professional organizations:
the Organization of American Historians, American Historical Association, and Society of American Historians.
Democrats in the last century did not hide their connections to the Ku Klux Klan.

Georgia-born Democrat Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan wrote on page 21 of the September 1928 edition of the Klan’s “The Kourier Magazine”: “I have never voted for any man who was not a regular Democrat. My father … never voted for any man who was not a Democrat. My grandfather was …the head of the Ku Klux Klan in reconstruction days…. My great-grandfather was a life-long Democrat…. My great-great-grandfather was…one of the founders of the Democratic party.”

Dr. Foner in his book explores the history of the origins of Ku Klux Klan and provides a chilling account of the atrocities committed by Democrats against Republicans, black and white.

On page 146 of his book, Professor Foner wrote: “Founded in 1866 as a Tennessee social club, the Ku Klux Klan spread into nearly every Southern state, launching a ‘reign of terror‘ against Republican leaders black and white.” Page 184 of his book contains the definitive statements: “In effect, the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic party, the planter class, and all those who desired the restoration of white supremacy. It aimed to destroy the Republican party’s infrastructure, undermine the Reconstruction state, reestablish control of the black labor force, and restore racial subordination in every aspect of Southern life.”

Heartbreaking are Professor Foner’s recitations of the horrific acts of terror inflicted by Democrats on black and white Republicans. Recounted on pages 184-185 of his book is one such act of terror: “Jack Dupree, a victim of a particularly brutal murder in Monroe County, Mississippi - assailants cut his throat and disemboweled him, all within sight of his wife, who had just given birth to twins - was ‘president of a republican club‘ and known as a man who ‘would speak his mind.’”

“White gangs roamed New Orleans, intimidating blacks and breaking up Republican meetings,“ wrote Dr. Foner on page 146 of his book. On page 186, he wrote: “An even more extensive ‘reign of terror’ engulfed Jackson, a plantation county in Florida’s panhandle. ‘That is where Satan has his seat,‘ remarked a black clergyman; all told over 150 persons were killed, among them black leaders and Jewish merchant Samuel Fleischman, resented for his Republican views and for dealing fairly with black customers.“

Frances Rice is the Chairman of the National Black Republican Association


45 posted on 04/15/2014 5:48:08 PM PDT by Dqban22
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