Skip to comments.Redskins say name ‘respectful,’ suggest Senate Dems don’t have all the facts
Posted on 05/24/2014 11:53:12 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The Washington Redskins responded Saturday to Senate Democrats saying the nickname is a racial slur and must be changed, saying it is respectful to Native Americans and suggesting the lawmakers dont have all of the facts.
In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, team President Bruce Allen wrote: Our use of Redskins as the name of our football team for more than 80 years has always been respectful of and shown reverence toward the proud legacy and traditions of Native Americans. [ ]
The three-page lettertitled The Truth about the Redskins Name and Logoreferences research that the term Redskins originated as a Native American expression of solidarity.
It also notes that the teams logo was designed by Native American leaders and cites surveys that Native Americans and Americans as a whole support the name, including a 2014 Associated Press poll that showed 83 percent of Americans favored keeping the name.
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On the list of 1,000 problems in America that might be worth time in the Senate to discuss....I’d rate the Redskins at problem #12,459 (ahead of fixing the Saint’s quarterback issue for sure). Maybe they could work on status of a defined ‘slacker’ or identify more swamp land in Louisiana to convert into national park status.
DemonRATS don’t need facts. They go by the emotional appeal and how many votes they can get by pandering to their base.
Good heavens. With all the problems in this country, the Senate has to stick its nose into the name of an NFL team? Time to put these critters on part-time - they have way too much time on their hands. And,this letter was a nice smack down to the busy bodies.
Take my away my healthcare choices if you must, but freaking don't mess with my football team's mascot name...
I agree with you.
The dems have all the facts .. the real truth is THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT FACTS. They only care about THEIR AGENDA.
THE AGENDA is to shame people into doing what the dems want; on the pretense that people are RACIST if they don’t comply.
You’re correct .. “they don’t know what they’re up against”.
How dare they challenge this living tribute the the nativest of Americans!
It really is starting to resemble the middle east. The Arab despots constantly use us and Israel to distract from their disastrous policies. Liberalism is failing on every level and they need a constant distraction as well.
Democrats hate Indians.
The football coach at WA State has a new book out about Geronimo. I think the book is meant to explain his coaching philosophy, but I couldn’t help but relate it to the Redskin name kerfluffle.
This is one of those "important issues that Americans care about" that Pelosi said Congress needs to be focusing on instead of wasting time investigating Benghazi
Senate Dems do not want the truth or the facts, they just want their way.
Most people on the warpath about are White Liberal Democrats!
Does that mean we have to change the State of Oklahoma’s name, too?!
Quote from definition — The state’s name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning “red people”.
Screw the Demorats. The Redskins owners should quit using a name the honors native Americans then.
Fund a name that honors another ethnic group; how about Vikings?
I guess the senate has nothing to do, like address the murder of vets, so they do more important things like protest the name of a football team.
I suggest The Washington Huns.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. In a truly post-racial society, team names would be jokes. Redskins, Whiteys, Jungle Bunnies, Yellow Peril—they’d all be acceptable and the more PC by today’s standards, the funnier they’d be. Indians would be proud of teams named “the Warriors” rather than needing others to be upset on their behalf.
Hypersensitivity to any suggestion of offense means that the problem isn’t being solved; rather it’s getting worse.
Don't be lulled into thinking they aren't busily at work. Everything they do is designed to increase their control over the People. These type issues used to look asinine - today, they scare me every bit as much as the overt attacks against Freedom.