Conservative talk radio host Mark Levin blasted Hank Aaron on Wednesday for suggesting that those who oppose President Barack Obama were like yesterday’s KKK members and said he was going to get rid of his expensive Hank Aaron baseball card that he prized.
“I reject this race hustling. I reject this balkanization of this great nation. To say what he said about basically Republicans who are trying to stop Obama from destroying the economy, from turning our constitutional system on its head, is outrageous!” Levin said, according to The Right Scoop. I don’t care how many damn home runs he hit and I don’t care what his name is!”
On the 40th anniversary of his 715th home run, Aaron said that the country has not progressed far enough on race relations and said, of Republicans who oppose Obama, “The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts.”