Hank Aaron, baseball’s Hall of Fame member, had the audacity to compare Republicans - who are opposed to President Barack Obama and his policies – to the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). Hank Aaron, who is now 80-years-old, chose the 40th anniversary of his former record-breaking 715th home run in baseball to bash conservatives opposed to the president, according to a CBS report on Tuesday. When Aaron bashed an incredibly huge percentage of Americans with his extremely negative view of a segment of fellow-Americans, he was speaking to USA Today.
Aaron believes that Republicans are hindering Obama’s job performance when they disagree with the president and his policies – while many others believe that expressing opposing views has everything to do with Freedom of Speech and absolutely nothing to do with an alignment with the KKK.
One can only wonder to what Aaron would compare persons who disagreed with other presidents in the past - who wee white men. But then again, Hank Aaron may only see color when he bashes Americans who have an opposing view to a president's.
Aaron, when speaking to USA Today, said that Obama – as a black president – is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all the Republicans’ treatment of the two-term African-American president.
Quite inappropriately engaging in the race-baiting level of a person like Al Shaprton, Aaron said that the bigger difference is that back then they had hoods – now they have neckties and starched shirts!
While people have come to expect such sensationalist comments from the likes of Al Sharpton, it is shocking for people to learn what is really in Aaron's heart. On the surface, he has been thought - by many - to have been way above that type non-productive racist verbosity.
The Hall of Famer went on to say that the United States needs to improve a lot in regard to race relations. It's utterly baffling that he would use such hate speech to make the point - especially when the anniversary being celebrated in relation to Aaron is only about sports.
Ironically, after bashing contemporary conservatives as being like KKK members, he went on to complain about racist letters he got way back in the day. Perhaps those racist letter writers back in the day sensed the racism that Americans have now learned grumbles in his heart.
Needless to say, the antiquated baseball great lost a lot of adoring fans since making the remark about Americans being like KKK members just because they don't agree with Obama. Most notably, conservative talk show hosts including Mark Levin and Michael Savage were obviously shocked, offended, and emotionally-crushed to learn what’s in Aaron’s heart regarding conservative Americans who disagree with their president.
Many believe that for an iconic-American who has done so very well for himself in the United States, he should have more respect for the country and the people in it - than to insult them in such a manner. Yet, there are those that say he has a right to express his heart-felt opinion about his fellow-Americans. However, it's extremely disappointing to learn what the man thinks of so many of his fellow-Americans after all this time.
Unfortunately, he will be remembered for his KKK comment as long as he is remembered for his baseball career - because words like his stick.