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Redskins say name ‘respectful,’ suggest Senate Dems don’t have all the facts
Fox News ^ | May 24, 2014 | (With AP)

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 don’t 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 letter—titled “The Truth about the Redskins’ Name and Logo”—references research that “the term ‘Redskins’ originated as a Native American expression of solidarity.”

It also notes that the team’s 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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TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: 113th; harryreid; liberlagenda; nfl; politicallycorrect; washingtonredskins
If they think that the leftist Senate Dems care about the truth, then they don’t know what they’re up against.
1 posted on 05/24/2014 11:53:13 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

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.


2 posted on 05/24/2014 12:00:29 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Olog-hai
Anything to distract the American people's attention from Benghazi, ObamaCare and the VA scandal
3 posted on 05/24/2014 12:01:04 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Olog-hai

DemonRATS don’t need facts. They go by the emotional appeal and how many votes they can get by pandering to their base.


4 posted on 05/24/2014 12:01:48 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


5 posted on 05/24/2014 12:01:58 PM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: Olog-hai
Oh yeah.

Take my away my healthcare choices if you must, but freaking don't mess with my football team's mascot name...

6 posted on 05/24/2014 12:02:20 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Catsrus

A diversion.


7 posted on 05/24/2014 12:02:39 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Olog-hai; All

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”.


8 posted on 05/24/2014 12:04:46 PM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: MY AMERICA, "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Olog-hai

How dare they challenge this living tribute the the nativest of Americans!


9 posted on 05/24/2014 12:05:31 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Cowboy Bob

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.


10 posted on 05/24/2014 12:12:47 PM PDT by StevieRay20
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To: Olog-hai

Democrats hate Indians.


11 posted on 05/24/2014 12:14:00 PM PDT by bikerman (Imagination is more important than intelligence)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


12 posted on 05/24/2014 12:17:03 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Catsrus
Good heavens. With all the problems in this country, the Senate has to stick its nose into the name of an NFL team?

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

13 posted on 05/24/2014 12:20:35 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Olog-hai

Senate Dems do not want the truth or the facts, they just want their way.


14 posted on 05/24/2014 12:52:31 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Olog-hai

Most people on the warpath about are White Liberal Democrats!


15 posted on 05/24/2014 12:57:06 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Olog-hai

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”.


16 posted on 05/24/2014 1:04:50 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Olog-hai

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?


17 posted on 05/24/2014 1:10:46 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: pepsionice

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.


18 posted on 05/24/2014 1:10:54 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I suggest The Washington Huns.


19 posted on 05/24/2014 1:34:57 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Olog-hai

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.


20 posted on 05/24/2014 1:36:29 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Catsrus
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.

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.

21 posted on 05/25/2014 3:36:20 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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