After defending President Obama, baseball legend receives hate mail

 

A week after baseball legend Hank Aaron’s comparison of Obama’s GOP critics to the Ku Klux Klan, the Hall of Famer is now receiving hate mail. 

During an interview with USA Today, the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves told the publication: “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.”

It was those remarks that caused a wave of hate mail to the Braves headquarters. 

Jim Wheeler says comments about reinstating slavery out of context

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Last week, a North Carolina GOP official resigned after calling blacks lazy during an interview on The Daily Show. Not to be outdone, Nevada Republican Jim Wheeler said that he’d vote to re-institute slavery if that’s what his constituents wanted him to do.

When a video of Wheeler saying this surfaced, he said his comments were being taken out of context.

From Raw Story:

“If that’s what they wanted, I’d have to hold my nose, I’d have to bite my tongue and they’d probably have to hold a gun to my head, but yeah, if that’s what the citizens of the, if that’s what the constituency wants that elected me, that’s what they elected me for,” he said. “That’s what a republic is about.”

GOP leaders meet to impeach President Obama

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Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is at the head of a group of GOP leaders meeting to impeach President Obama.

The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya and the national healthcare law are some of the issues Dewhurst is bringing to the forefront of the impeachment talks.

From USA Today:

Dewhurst’s comments were made during a recent Tarrant County Tea Party forum and were first reported on Twitter by a reporter for the Texas Observer.