Skip to comments.Democrats Pressure Washington Redskins to Change Name
Posted on 03/23/2013 6:43:30 AM PDT by IbJensen
Here we go again. Actually, it's an ongoing effect by those who embrace political correctness to the point way beyond stupidity. The Washington Redskins professional football team has been pressured by people and organizations for years who feel the use of the name "Redskins" is derogatory, offensive, insensitive, racist, and whatever other label you want to throw at it. Now, the Democrats are stepping up the attack as well.
As reported in The Hill, Democrats in the House of Representatives have introduced a bill that would "prevent the term 'Redskins' from being trademarked." Why, you ask? It's simple. These Democrats want the Washington Redskins to drop the name.
The Non-Disparagement of American Indians in Trademark Registrations Act of 2013 is co-sponsored by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), and comes days after a federal trademark panel heard arguments over whether the team name was a slur. The panel could potentially overturn the team's trademark, which would erode profits by allowing other businesses to sell apparel and goods featuring the Redskins name.
Earlier this month, Norton said the team "should consider" a new name.
Nobody would let a comparable name to blacks stand," Norton said, adding that she thinks the team will eventually be forced to make a change.
Here's the real problem. As noted in the story, there are "renewed calls in Washington politics and media for the team to change the name." But notice, the sentence specifies "Washington politics and media." Where's the public outcry. Let's listen... All I hear are crickets. That's because this is NO outcry.
All of these PC efforts are just ridiculous. The story also points out that numerous high school teams use the Redskins name. And these are coming under attack too. But it's not from local residents. It's from legal groups and left-wing organizations who want to tell the public how to think, and force teams to change all under threat of lawsuit.
To see how ridiculous this has become, just look at the oped in The Washington Post. The headline reads, "The Redskins name is really valuable, and really offensive. Heres how to fix it." So, he says the name isn't just offensive, but it's "really" offensive. Wow... really? The only example the author cites is from another left-wing writer. That's hardly a plethora of evidence.
If people want change, they will demand it. It's as simple as that. Let the Washington Redskins be the Redskins. Let's move on to something more important like the budget, the debt, taxes, jobs, national security, or a host of other issues that are actually important.
It is highly doubtful the Democrat Party will ever get back to any level of sanity. Unfortunately for them and America, they've slipped under the swamp.
They are over run by progressives, marxists, alinskyites, homosexuals, lesbians and the welfare recipients they've created.
If they are to get credit for anything, its they have figured out how to relate to the dumbed down populous their public education system has created. They dont ever solve problems, they figure out ways to get those dumbed down masses to believe they are doing something, and when you have almost 50% of the population standing there with there hands out, looking for cookies, you have figured out how to maintain lifelong power, while never accomplishing anything.
And just look at the two colossal imbeciles who run the legislative end of this evil machine: Hairy Reed and Nutsy Pelousy!
Democrats like pushing the homo agenda, so how about the Washington Pillowbiters?
I’m applying pressure to the Democrats to change their name as well. I’m even giving them a choice:
or, if they just want to keep it simple:
The Redskins (being the only organization in DC with cojones), should tell the dim-bilb-carts to shove it up their smelly Collective Obamas.
So a farmer can’t trademark a brand of redskin potatoes?
I bet they wouldn’t have any problem with them using the ‘Washington Crackers’ though.
Will I still be able to buy Redskin Potatoes?
How about the D C Fudge Packers, or the Washington Butt Pirates? I could even go for the Political Poofters.
To provide more honest branding with the city, how about the Washington Parasites or Washington Drones.
All fine suggestions.
...and all kidding aside, any private corporation (and that’s what the Washington Redskins are) has tremendous equity in their brand, trademark, etc...so will we as taxpayers have to pay the recompence due the team owners? Or will the owner just have to lose the equity that has built up over many decades? (not that I care so much for Daniel Snyder, it’s the point...)
Good summation of the state of Democrat insanity. Fundamentally its all about power and control. The Democrat Way is built around a base of power crazed elitists who control all the key institutions in society. They are then in a position to dole out endless government largesse in return for votes from the legions of takers who who are conditioned to have a sense of entitlement. It’s an incestuous system for sure.
Naturally the elites have a vested interest in maintaining their power as that power ensures the continuation of their cushy and secure jobs in government, academia, and the legal establishment. One reason Dems fight so hard for this system is that to lose an election could mean the loss of their own job security.
You gave the Dems credit for figuring out how to maintain lifelong power. I give them credit for playing to win. Repbulicans will never effect any significant change until they have a change of mindset and unapologetically go on offense.
The Washington Diversities...
No. And you can’t get redskin peanuts either!
Obamunists...The American Obamunist Party
"And you can't use Washington Brownskins either!" said the useless non-voting delegate from the City-State of Washington, D.C.
Washington Millionaire Mud Wallowers
Raiders and Buccaneers are problematic also. They were just people trying to survive. Actually the gays will probably be pushing, (oh sorry), for a name in the NFL for promotion purposes.
Change the name to the Washington Red Brigade. Billy the Bomber Ayers would approve.
Eleanor Holmes Norton is a finger wagging liberal scold.
Years ago there was a movement in D.C. among black fathers to set up a separate school for boys to teach them values of real manliness, honor, & Christian virtue. Norton crashed their initial meeting and declared “Wherever the menfolk are gathered, the matron will appear!” She then labeled the men `sexist’ for favoring single sex schooling and warned them not to proceed.
When then speaker Newt Gingrich defeated a House measure to give her the vote, Norton said she would confront him in the hallway and kick him in the shins.
What can we say when the voters of Washington State elect a Prince Valiant look alike like Patty Cake Murray to represent them and the nation........
There's a reason all the Democrat women are such dogs!
The truth is, most American Indians DO NOT CARE about the use of this type of name for mascots or sports teams. It is the very vocal minority who demand to get their way that get the attention. These people need to get a life. Right now they live to just get attention from Big Media.
If the the name is such PC Kryptonite, who the heck else would want to use it in the first place?
Let the legislation pass. Then the Washington Redskins organization should tell the PC police to go p!$$ up a rope.
Will we be able to always fry the French?
When I get a sunburn do I have to refer to it as “skin of color”?
I would suggest Fudgepackers but Packers is too close
Black coffee will soon be verboten. We’ll have to order it “African American”.
“And you cant get redskin peanuts either!”
But,,,, redskin peanuts are a favorite snack of mine. Boiled in salted water, and eaten using chopsticks. Wonderful!
I'd like to submit for consideration:
You could go with PooPushers...
[Black coffee will soon be verboten. Well have to order it African American.]
If the beans are from Columbia will it be Hispanic (non white) coffee?
Damn, I take my coffee black...err colored.
In some parts, if you want black coffee, you order it “plain”. In other parts, you ask for it “black & barefoot”.
I agree. The should change the first part of their name and become the Landover Redskins, which is where they actually play. Move whatever offices and facilities they may have in DC to Maryland. And if Maryland doesn’t like, move to Virginia.
Obviously the NCAA has been doing this for years at the college level...that’s the NCAA headquartered in Inianapolis, Indiana.
Nobody would let a comparable name to blacks stand,” Norton said”
Wait, I thought you couldn’t call them blacks, but this biotch does. You cannot call them ‘colored people’, yet the NAACP has that in their title. What a bunch of PC hypocrites!
Either the Redskin Peanuts, or the Libranazis
The Washington Bitch-Set-Me-Ups
Redskins -> Ratskins
I hear that the people in Dallas say it should be the “Washington Whoosies”. Just sayin....
Is this what we are paying the big bucks to those public servant buffoons on Capitol Hill to do? Harass and bully professional sports teams?
In some parts, if you want black coffee, you order it plain. In other parts, you ask for it black & barefoot.
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When I first ordered Black Coffee in the ‘South’ it would be black but like syrup as the waitress (or whoever) would think since I was not going to take cream or milk I must want more sugar to ‘kill the bitterness?’....
Never did get a real reason why some people think sugar is essential in Coffee or Tea....Still have to order Iced Tea ‘Unsweetened’, otherwise one may get a glass of syrup labeled sweet tea.
Bloomberg would have a ‘field day’ in points south.
About the Redskins ....
Used to really think it Ironic when those two ‘pillars of PC’, Ted Turner and Jane (UGH) Fonda (I’m STILL not fonda jane) would sit there doing the ‘Atlanta Chop’ while watching a baseball game...
The Washington Tax and Spenders would be a cool name.
Black coffee will soon be verboten. Well have to order it African American
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If only the ‘average’ Black person would study up on what the Africans really ‘think’ about American Blacks, they would NOT want to be called ‘African Americans’.
And I mean PAST the fact that the Africans sold the Africans to slavers, am talking ‘modern times’.
In the same respect, a lot of ‘Irish Irish’ think of us Americans of ‘Irish descent’ as Yanks with an Irish name - bring your money but leave your ‘bad habits’ at home.
I guess if you dig deep enough the ‘original Irish that fled to the Americas’ would be considered having given up the ‘mother land’.....no matter how bad or the reason including those indentured by the British etal.
Excellent! Conveys the core values of our Nation's Capital.
Call the Redskins the Washington Reds and replace the Chief with the feathers on the helmet with a red flag?
Inventing a problem you think you can solve is an old trick.
There was a new restaurant that, before it opened, was asked to change its name. The name, you ask? C.O. Jones. People (3, to be exact) complained it was derogatory. They never changed the name, and never opened. Welcome to Connecticut.