Strike Out

"Hank Aaron Compares Republicans That Oppose Obama To KKK," CBS's Atlanta affiliate reports, in which a legendary athlete taints his later years via an ugly political slur, and declares half his fans racist:

Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron compared Republicans that oppose President Barack Obama to the Ku Klux Klan.

Speaking to USA Today Tuesday on the 40th anniversary of his then record-breaking 715th home run, the 80-year-old Aaron said that Republicans are hindering Obama’s job performance.

“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,” Aaron told USA Today Sports.

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

Aaron stated that there is still room for improvement for race relations in the U.S.

Hammer, heal thyself:

Similarly, Democrat President Woodrow Wilson could not be reached for comment.

Update: "I idolized @HenryLouisAaron as a kid, but sir, I'd like to chat with you re: history, Democrats & the KKK," tweets Allen West. Much more at Twitchy.