Hank Aaron: Obama House GOP Critics Like KKK in “Neckties and Starched Shirts”

Hank Aaron: House GOP Critics of Obama Like KKK in "Neckties and Starched Shirts"
Hank Aaron: House GOP Critics of Obama Like KKK in “Neckties and Starched Shirts”

Famed slugger Hank Aaron, speaking on the anniversary of his record-breaking home run, told USA Today that congressional Republicans are an updated version of the Ku Klux Klan.

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

Hank Aaron added, “We are not that far removed from when I was chasing the record.” He noted that the percentage of black baseball players had declined since he played. He said,  “If you think that, you are fooling yourself. A lot of things have happened in this country, but we have so far to go. There’s not a whole lot that has changed.”

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  • pelmo

    Did Hank Aaron and all the other bashers of the GOP ever consider, that if President Obama became a Statesman instead of a politician; not only would he accomplish more, but would do it on a bi-partisan vote. Everything that the GOP says and does, was used not only by the democrats but by the president himself, during Bush’s term.
    Instead of staying in Washington and wheeling and dealing behind the scenes, the president goes around the country and starts bashing the GOP at every turn, and then expects them to work with him.