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Hank Aaron compares Republicans and other Obama opponents to KKK
NY Daily News ^

Posted on 04/10/2014 3:16:13 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA

Hank Aaron, who was celebrated Tuesday night in Atlanta on the 40th anniversary of breaking Babe Ruth's all-time home run record, compared Obama critics to the KKK as he opened up about the state of race relations in an interview with USA Today. The Braves legend, who told the newspaper he still has the bigoted letters and death threats he received during his pursuit of one of baseball's most cherished records, said that little has changed despite the decades that have passed. "The biggest difference is that back then they had hoods," Aaron said. "Now they have neckties and starched shirts."

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FU Hank
1 posted on 04/10/2014 3:16:13 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Hank. I look to you for my ideal of an all around great hall of fame baseball player. Your take on politics shouldn’t even be worthy of being published in any form.
Go shag some balls Hank , you’re way over your head.


2 posted on 04/10/2014 3:22:39 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Dear hank,

Thanks for letting us know that your view of politics is clouded by your own racism.

Baseball, basketball, and hockey players are best for that. I have not paid for you to open your yap aboput things, outside of your selected field of expertise.

Since you are the racist, let’s all burn your baseball cards, if any still exist.


3 posted on 04/10/2014 3:25:14 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Red in Blue PA

Dear hank,

Thanks for letting us know that your view of politics is clouded by your own racism.

Baseball, basketball, and hockey players are best for that. I have not paid for you to open your yap aboput things, outside of your selected field of expertise.

Since you are the racist, let’s all burn your baseball cards, if any still exist.


4 posted on 04/10/2014 3:25:44 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Vaquero

Using Hank’s “logic”, he must be a member of the Black Panther Party since I have not heard a peep out of him criticize the knockout game from blacks.


5 posted on 04/10/2014 3:28:22 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"FU Hank"

Hank funny you mention the KKK. It is made up of mostly RATS. Remember Robert Bird? He was the grand dragon.
Now please tell me just what the RATS have done for black people?
Yet they keep believing every lie the RATS promise them.
That is plantation Hank.
FU HANK FU

6 posted on 04/10/2014 3:29:26 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Deodorant and Common sense. The ones who need it most don't use it. . . . .)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"The biggest difference is that back then they had hoods," Aaron said. "Now they have neckties and starched shirts."

And they're still Democrats, Hank, all of 'em.

7 posted on 04/10/2014 3:30:12 AM PDT by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: Red in Blue PA
The KKK and the SLAVERS are/ and were DEMOCRATS.
8 posted on 04/10/2014 3:31:47 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Terry L Smith

“Since you are the racist, let’s all burn your baseball cards, if any still exist”.

Uh, no need for you to go to all that trouble. Everyone should send their Hank Arron and Willy Mays cards to me and I’ll dispose them for you :)


9 posted on 04/10/2014 3:33:30 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: Terry L Smith

Should change his name to Hank Erron


10 posted on 04/10/2014 3:34:40 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

*Yawn*

Do they ever get tired of being parrots?


11 posted on 04/10/2014 3:35:52 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Who was sitting in the stands, Hank?


12 posted on 04/10/2014 3:41:09 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Red in Blue PA

So Hank, any white person with legitimate criticism of Obama is racist...?

His skin color makes him beyond reproach ?

Thanks for exposing yourself as a idiot and tool....


13 posted on 04/10/2014 3:47:20 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

So Hank Aaron is saying that Martin Luther King, a Republican, was also a member of the KKK?


14 posted on 04/10/2014 3:48:49 AM PDT by TonyM
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To: Red in Blue PA

I used to think highly of Hank but his skin color is the most important thing to him.


15 posted on 04/10/2014 3:50:19 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Popman
Stacey Dash must also be a member of the KKK then.....


16 posted on 04/10/2014 3:51:28 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Well Hank, in my mind you went from an American hero to a bigoted pinhead.

I spit on you.


17 posted on 04/10/2014 3:51:55 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: caver

Aaron will definitely hurt his reputation with those statements. I am disappointed that he stooped to that level.


18 posted on 04/10/2014 3:52:50 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Red in Blue PA
.. and a few hours later

the Braves' American Flag catches fire.

19 posted on 04/10/2014 3:53:50 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
She is a Conservative even though she is posing with Beckel.....


20 posted on 04/10/2014 3:54:12 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Progov

He is like a lot of other celebs. They open their mouth and show how much a racist and/or liberal they are. They also show just how uninformed they are too.


21 posted on 04/10/2014 3:55:00 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Mia Love.....another member of the KKK. Who knew?


22 posted on 04/10/2014 3:55:44 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Like a Hollywood idiot, only in his case a sport’s idiot.


23 posted on 04/10/2014 3:56:21 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
As Karl Rove would say ‘a very inartful comment’.
24 posted on 04/10/2014 3:57:05 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Red in Blue PA

kearnyirish2 compares Hank Aaron to Louis Farrakhan.

kearnyirish2 compares Hank Aaron to Adolf Hitler.

kearnyirish2 compares Hank Aaron to Jeffrey Dahmer.

Blah blah blah; why not?


25 posted on 04/10/2014 3:57:32 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Perhaps Hank can name one thing his Blackness did to make America better and then make his racist claim.

Pray America wakes up


26 posted on 04/10/2014 3:58:55 AM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 order here: http://braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: SharpRightTurn
He is stupid

Thinks 6% of Baseball players is racist

They are being replaced by Latin players who play baseball not NFL or NBA not racism.

The guy worked for the Braves and didn't know that fact.

27 posted on 04/10/2014 4:00:18 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: scooby321

sorry Black baseball players represent 6%.


28 posted on 04/10/2014 4:01:13 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Mister Da

“Well Hank, in my mind you went from an American hero to a bigoted pinhead.”
______________________________________________
I consider that remark to be about as on the spot as any could be.


29 posted on 04/10/2014 4:01:57 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Red in Blue PA
Blacks are more racist than Whites

~ Larry Elder, The Ten Things You Can't Say In America

30 posted on 04/10/2014 4:05:05 AM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Ok Henry,\Sooo you aren’t some hero,
just a biased negro.


31 posted on 04/10/2014 4:05:17 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I gave up watching FOX news. Whenever I tuned in, it was that moronic “The Five” ? Fatso Beckel? and brainless Colmes? was just too much to watch.


32 posted on 04/10/2014 4:06:45 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Red in Blue PA

This should spark the usual outbreak of GOPers and even conservatives falling all over themselves about the Civil War, Dixiecrats, Colin Powell (well, maybe not anymore), etc... to prove they aren’t “racist”.


33 posted on 04/10/2014 4:16:54 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Red in Blue PA
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34 posted on 04/10/2014 4:27:36 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

And, of course, the senile old fart misses the fact that the KKK was overwhelmingly DEMOCRAT!


35 posted on 04/10/2014 4:27:38 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"The biggest difference is that back then they had hoods," Aaron said. "Now they have neckties and starched shirts."

Senator Byrd where are you, and what party were you in and what rank where you in the KKK?


36 posted on 04/10/2014 4:31:17 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
said that little has changed despite the decades that have passed

What black people thought was going to happen when the "freedom struggle" was won is, I think, very different than what white people thought was going to happen.

This is why (most) white people are so satisfied with the results of the 1960s - why the most lily-white schools in the country graduate seniors who know more about Harriet Tubman and MLK that they do abut George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, for example. (Most) white people thought, and still think, that the removal of legal segregation and the funding of white education for black children a) was the purpose of the "freedom struggle" and b) entitled America to declare "mission accomplished".

I think both of these are profound misunderstandings of what blacks expected to happen, in fact were told by the whites who inspired and instructed the "movement" would happen - and looking at the results of 60 years of social policy innovations, there may be something to their view of the matter.

37 posted on 04/10/2014 4:41:20 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: caver
They also show just how uninformed they are too

Is Hank Aaron uninformed?

The premise of the "civil rights movement" was that dismantling legal segregation and education of black children with white children would improve the circumstances of the descendants of African slaves living in America.

Was that premise correct, or incorrect?

38 posted on 04/10/2014 4:46:49 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

There’s no fool like an old fool. He should have retired from baseball and shut up about politics, since he obviously doesn’t know that the KKK was a Democrat organization.


39 posted on 04/10/2014 4:49:02 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Mister Da
Well Hank, in my mind you went from an American hero to a bigoted pinhead.

To those who have followed his career, this is not out of character....

40 posted on 04/10/2014 4:50:07 AM PDT by awelliott (What one generation tolerates, the next embraces....)
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Maybe if Hank had some knowledge he would have known the undisputable fact that the KKK is nearly all Democrats.

History and facts sux sometimes.


41 posted on 04/10/2014 5:03:36 AM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: Red in Blue PA

+1


42 posted on 04/10/2014 5:10:10 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Red in Blue PA

Two reasons not to care about what Hank thinks (and there are more than two)
1. Hitting a ball over a fence doesn’t make you an expert on anything other than hitting a ball over a fence.
2. Babe Ruth is the true HR king. He actually had MANY more home runs than the number recorded. The reason why is that HRs were hardly even being accounted for until he started to become a phenomenon for hitting them. I’ve read that his actual number of homers was probably over 800. So Babe is still the man, and he always will be. Just saying...


43 posted on 04/10/2014 5:13:13 AM PDT by RightInJersey
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To: Red in Blue PA

There is no comparison between Aaron & Ruth. Aaron had 12364 at bats hitting 755 hr’s, while
Ruth had 8399 at bats hitting 714 hr. Of course Aaron’s comparison of the GOP with the KKK is off the charts. Poor Hank is probably suffering dementia in not recognized that the RATS WERE the KKK.


44 posted on 04/10/2014 5:14:42 AM PDT by kenmcg
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To: Diogenesis

Just finished a 600 page book in the history of South Catolina. I cannot imagine why a black would vote for a Democrat. These people are ignorant, and particularly ignorant of their heritage that they continue throwing In our faces.


45 posted on 04/10/2014 5:32:54 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Obama has single handedly set race-relations back 200 years!


46 posted on 04/10/2014 5:43:34 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Wealthy black man says white people are keeping him from being wealthy


47 posted on 04/10/2014 5:44:27 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Jim Noble

I’m not sure what your point is? My point is that either Hank is a racist or he doesn’t really know a thing about politics and what the liberals are doing to him and his people.


48 posted on 04/10/2014 5:48:49 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: cdcdawg

You say this as though speaking the truth is a bad thing. If I were you I would reconsider my own thoughts on the matter and try to understand why I think that way. Oh, and nice with the Colin Powell reference. You couldn’t think of Mia Love or any other black conservative? Only one who has fallen out of disfavor with conservatives because he is not a conservative? A rather pathetic attempt overall.


49 posted on 04/10/2014 5:50:10 AM PDT by Seabeejas (h)
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To: RightInJersey

Simply not true that Ruth had major league home runs that were not accounted for and had over 800. Completely false


50 posted on 04/10/2014 5:55:07 AM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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