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Hank Aaron: Republicans Are the New Ku Klux Klan


hankOn the 40th anniversary of hitting #715 to break Babe Ruth’s home run record, Hammerin’ Hank Aaron also lost me as a lifelong fan by comparing Republicans who criticize the policies of Barack Obama to the Ku Klux Klan. Way to go Henry – you’re one of the greatest, most courageous, steroid-free, Hall-of-Famer’s of all time. And an old fool.

by Rodney Lee ConoverForget that the KKK, Jim Crow, Segregation and slavery are all Democrat institutions – I wonder what else is going through Hank Aaron’s dugout? He says he’s kept the hate-filled, racist letters – some with blatant death-threats he received while making his run at Ruth’s record? So tell me, did they sign those letters with their Party affiliation, because I got news for you, Bad Henry: Bull Connor was a Democrat. So was George Wallace, Robert Byrd and Lyndon “I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years” Johnson.

And shame on the USA TODAY, where Mr. Aaron gave his ignorant views on American politics and history. They headlined the piece “Hank Aaron’s grace a beauty to behold..”

Read this and tell me if you behold any grace:

“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 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. The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts.”

I’m sick about this Hank – you let me down. I count, buddy, because I represent the people who hated the people who hated you. If it weren’t for people like me – Republicans – there might still be the KKK, Jim Crow, Segregation and as far as I’m concerned – the modern welfare state is no different than slavery.

But keep perpetuating the lie that Republicans are the racists? You’re a role model no more. Jerk.

hank2Well, at least you didn’t cheat like McGwire, Sosa and Bonds, those traitors. You know, Hank Aaron always looked to me like a guy that could maybe hit a one-bouncer off the wall in the alley if the wind was blowing out – but he’d get up there and just jack it out of the park like nothing. Three Gold Gloves, too.

Gave hope to scrawny kids like me… damn.

… Okay, you’re forgiven. I’m back.


Viva Hank Aaron.


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