Hank Aaron was a great hitter. When I was young I didn’t get to many baseball games but I remember one in St. Louis. I was sitting in the bleachers in left field. Behind us was the scoreboard. It stuck up about a hundred feet above the field. Aaron hit a ball over the top of it. I was, and still am, impressed.
But Aaron has decided that he should comment on politics. Last week he said this:
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.”
His comments have caused no end of comment so he has found it necessary to clarify what he meant. The reporter who first exposed Aaron’s comments defends him:
I talked to Hank earlier today and Hank is very upset with this entire situation,” Moore said on ESPN’s Outside the Lines. Moore said that “Hank feels he has been taken totally out of context here,” and there is the “big focus is on that statement he didn’t make that the Republican party is analogous to the Ku Klux Klan, which he never said.”
“He is very bitter about this situation,” Moore said. “This just opens up old wounds that he would rather not deal with.”
Poor baby plays the victim card and the race card and then tries to walk it back. He singled out the Republican party and later tries to say he didn’t. He lies just like President Obama.
The article in Breitbart also says,
Nightengale also said that Aaron had just broken his hip and gotten the Congressional Medal of Honor and was “very close to President Barack Obama and this stuff is just close to his heart.”
My guess is Aaron’s support of Obama has to do with skin color alone. His opposition to the GOP is based on their opposition to his ‘Man’.
Nightengale apparently meant the ‘Congressional Medal of Freedom’. The Medal of Honor is reserved for warriors.