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Endgame: 61% of Americans, including Democrats, donít think Redskins should change their name
Hotair ^ | 09/25/2013 | AllahPundit

Posted on 09/25/2013 7:54:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Via Paul Bedard. I’m using “endgame” ironically, of course. The liberal intelligentsia is patient, my friends. They know what’s right for America. If they need to wait awhile until America realizes it too, well, that’s the price of enlightenment.

They convinced the country that there’s an unwritten right to abortion in the Constitution, but somehow the fight over “Redskins” is over? The fight has just begun.

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Per the crosstabs, that 70 percent of Democrats who say “Redskins” isn’t offensive is comprised of 49 percent who say it’s definitely not offensive versus 21 percent who say it’s “probably not.” Democrats are also one of only two demographic groups (postgraduates are the other) that reach double digits — 13 percent — who say the name’s “definitely” offensive. Hmmmm. Room to grow?

As for the separate question of whether they should change the name, feast your eyes:

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Again, it’s Democrats in the lead on opposition, albeit verrrrry tepidly. Look again, though, at the numbers for gender and age. Women are less inclined to say the team should change its name than men, and famously liberal younger voters are less eager to see it happen than their elders. Is there an obvious explanation for those stereotype-defying quirks that I’m missing? I’d never have guessed.

Exit question: If you’re part of America’s broad and deep “keep the ‘Redskins’” consensus, what’s better for your cause? That the ‘Skins continue to play like crap, leaving the media with little to talk about except RGIII’s knee and this already-played-out topic, or that the ‘Skins turn things around, leaving the media to concern-troll about how having a Super Bowl contender with this name gives the league a black eye publicly?


TOPICS: Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: racism; redskins
I wonder if anybody of Celtic descent should be offended with Boston's basketball team.

Any Brown skinned American offended by the Cleveland football team?

Maybe Native Americans should be offended with Cleveland's baseball team...

1 posted on 09/25/2013 7:54:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Any Brown skinned American offended by the Cleveland football team?

Any fan of good football should be offended by the Cleveland football team.

2 posted on 09/25/2013 7:55:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

But ESPN does, and that’s all that matters.


3 posted on 09/25/2013 7:56:20 AM PDT by txrefugee
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4 posted on 09/25/2013 7:57:03 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Just goes to show you: 11% of this country has its head up its a$$.


5 posted on 09/25/2013 7:59:31 AM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If F$U still allows their fans to say, “Scalp ‘Em, Noles” then they should keep the Redskins.


6 posted on 09/25/2013 8:00:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

What about Twerking and Mylie? That;s important, too, you know.


7 posted on 09/25/2013 8:02:13 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: SeekAndFind
The famed killers from the sea, the Vikings, are embarrassed by Minnesota's 0-3 record, including the loss to the pathetic Browns, and want their name back. From now on the football team will be known as the Minnesota Scandinavian Social Welfare System.
8 posted on 09/25/2013 8:02:55 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Why is our military going to be used as Al Qaeda's air force in Syria?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Even the spelling/grammar Nazi's should be offended!


9 posted on 09/25/2013 8:04:02 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Native Americans have NEVER been offended by such trivial mascot names, including Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves, Golden State Warriors, Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins, etc., etc..

Looks to me that the gravy train of playing the black race card is coming to an end, and the race-baitors in media and gov’t need to find a fresh group to claim discrimination. They've been working on this for years.

10 posted on 09/25/2013 8:04:43 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: dfwgator

FSU actually has the permission of the Florida Seminole tribe to use the name (and the tribe actually gets licensing fees from the deal). Good move by the college to make sure all the whiners are shut up.


11 posted on 09/25/2013 8:20:15 AM PDT by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Focusing on team names allows the Sharptons and Jacksons of the Native American civil right movement to raise money without having to explain their utter disregard for all of the social ills facing Native Americans.
Liberals get to feel good about themselves without having to address the fact that their big government philosophy (which has been tried to the nth degree with NA) fails when put into practice.

If the Redskins changed their names would 1 Native American be better off?


12 posted on 09/25/2013 8:39:04 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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I’m a Dallas Cowboys fan and don’t want the Redskins to change their name.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said, “If one person is offended, we have to listen.” No you don’t! You tell the person to shut up and get a life.


13 posted on 09/25/2013 8:42:09 AM PDT by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: SeekAndFind

The other 39% aren’t sure what NFL means.


14 posted on 09/25/2013 8:43:46 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: fungoking

Would anybody be offended if they call themselves the WhiteSkins?


15 posted on 09/25/2013 8:50:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

They are still the Deadskins to me.


16 posted on 09/25/2013 9:16:10 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SeekAndFind

Add me to that 61%. The whole argument is silly.


17 posted on 09/25/2013 9:53:34 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The District of Corruption team should be called the Redtapes.


18 posted on 09/25/2013 10:21:50 AM PDT by Rockpile
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To: SeekAndFind
Unless the NFL is willing to PAY for most of the cost of the name change and logo change, we won't see Redskins owner Dan Snyder change the name and logo.
19 posted on 09/25/2013 2:24:42 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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Don’t think that will be happening. The NFL excels at getting others to pay for it’s operations, such as taxpayers paying for stadiums, it’s minor league system mainly consists of colleges, etc. At the corporate level, the NFL is a nonprofit entity. Whatever the NFL wants, it gets.


20 posted on 09/25/2013 2:37:57 PM PDT by Fair Paul
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