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Pelosi: Redskins should change name
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Posted on 10/28/2013 3:20:43 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Pelosi: Redskins should change name By Bob Cusack - 10/28/13 06:00 AM ET

Rep. Nancy Pelosi believes the Washington Redskins should find a new name.

In an interview with The Hill, the California Democrat said it “probably would be a good idea if they change the name.”

The House minority leader is the latest politician who has embraced a name change. President Obama earlier this month said he would “think about changing” the team name if he owned the football team.

Pelosi noted that when she was growing up in Baltimore, the city didn’t have a football team.

“So one of the first songs I ever learned in my whole life was, ‘Hail to the Redskins.’ I didn’t have the faintest idea what I was saying, but I’ve known it forever,” she said.

Pelosi noted she has been focusing on other issues, but is aware that Native American groups have criticized the name as a slur.

Other politicians who have called for a change include Reps. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.) and Dels. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and Eni Faleomavaega (D-A.S.).

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a civil rights hero, told The Hill in March that the Redskins should consider a name change.

Redskins owner Dan Snyder has said he will never change the name.


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: 113th; americansamoa; bettymccollum; california; dansnyder; districtofcolumbia; eleanorholmesnorton; enifaleomavaega; georgia; johnlewis; minnesota; nancypelosi; nfl; oklahoma; pelosi; redskins; thehill; tomcole; washingtonredskins
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What utter nonsense.........
1 posted on 10/28/2013 3:20:43 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

How about the All Blacks after my favorite rugby team!


2 posted on 10/28/2013 3:25:15 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Sub-Driver

I agree they should change the name. Drop the Washington part I find that offensive.


3 posted on 10/28/2013 3:25:41 AM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!! (this post approved by the NSA))
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To: Sub-Driver

Stick to it Dan Snyder.

Tell all of these people who are so interested in kissing someone’s butt to shove off.


4 posted on 10/28/2013 3:25:54 AM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yes, because that’s clearly the most important thing for Americans to concern themselves with, the name of a football team. It ranks right up there in importance with the inappropriate violence displayed in Tom and Jerry cartoons.


5 posted on 10/28/2013 3:26:41 AM PDT by RC one
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To: Sub-Driver

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hail_to_the_Redskins


6 posted on 10/28/2013 3:27:27 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Sub-Driver

From ‘53 to ‘84 there were the Baltimore Colts. C’mon Nan, you’re telling the world what a fossil you are if you can’t claim any of that era as ‘when you grew up’. You’d have to be from ‘35 or earlier...


7 posted on 10/28/2013 3:27:51 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Dan Snyder should make large campaign contributions to all these libtards...and when they criticize HIS teams name, ask for his money back....

That would shut their moronic pieholes up and expose them for the hypocrites they truly are...


8 posted on 10/28/2013 3:28:49 AM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Were I the owner(s) of the Redskins, I’d send Madam Pelosi and engraved invitation to bid for the team, or tell her to STFU.


9 posted on 10/28/2013 3:33:11 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: DYngbld

Who asked politicians to weigh in on such matters? As if the lawmakers in Washington have nothing else to do, nothing more important on their plate, like reducing the debt?
Who cares what these people think anymore and I am not saying that because I detest this particular Democrat but because they’re dealing with the trivial and not leading the nation forward.


10 posted on 10/28/2013 3:34:21 AM PDT by Netz
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To: Sub-Driver

just a symbolic attack on established old Washington

have some grit and tell them to shove it


11 posted on 10/28/2013 3:36:04 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Sub-Driver
Nancy:
You were half right about "ZERO-DON'T-CARE"
It got passed (By RATS ONLY) but we still don't know what all is in it.
So now you chime in about the Redskins. Nancy they are talking about potatoes. Red Skin taters.
Now go back in your BUT UGLY HOLE! ! ! ! !
12 posted on 10/28/2013 3:37:29 AM PDT by DeaconRed (We have the most corrupt administration EVER. We need leaders that will help us get rid of the scum)
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To: RC one
It ranks right up there in importance with the inappropriate violence displayed in Tom and Jerry cartoons.

Yeah, and don't forget our first exposure to suicide bombers, that inept villian, Wiley Coyote. Huh...funny, in retrospect, he was a ROP looking kind of character.

13 posted on 10/28/2013 3:37:51 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Sub-Driver

Pelosi and Lewis SHOULD and COULD resign.


14 posted on 10/28/2013 3:45:26 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: All

Pelosi was looking out her Capitol Hill window and saw
“smoke signals.”

So she took down the message....and is telling everybody to “change the name.”

Rotfl.


15 posted on 10/28/2013 3:46:59 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Sub-Driver

Sure and in the interests of accuracy democrats should change their name to the National Socialists


16 posted on 10/28/2013 3:53:41 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: DYngbld

Yeah, the “D. C. Redskins” could work...


17 posted on 10/28/2013 3:56:12 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: DYngbld

I think those little red skin potatoes should change their name too.


18 posted on 10/28/2013 4:00:52 AM PDT by RightLady
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To: Sub-Driver

Re-name the ‘skins after Pellousy: The Washington Botoxed Harridans. . . .


19 posted on 10/28/2013 4:07:29 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: Salgak

Add Pink to the uniform full time, and call them The Komen Killers.


20 posted on 10/28/2013 4:13:21 AM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: Salgak

I have a compromise. We leave the “redskins” name and put a potato on the helmet.


21 posted on 10/28/2013 4:13:59 AM PDT by bleedblue
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To: RC one

“Yes, because that’s clearly the most important thing for Americans to concern themselves with, the name of a football team.”

Just smoke & mirrors to distract Americans from the ongoing collapse of their way of life. As football is just bread & circuses for the masses, politicians may as well pretend it is important...


22 posted on 10/28/2013 4:16:30 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Sub-Driver
She graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame, a Catholic all-girls high school in Baltimore in 1958... and she was born in 1940...and the Baltimore Colts moved from Dallas to Baltimore in 1953.

Her claim that her home town of Baltimore didn't have a pro football team was another peeloser lie.

We have to pass it, then try to enroll people to find out what is really in it.

23 posted on 10/28/2013 4:20:44 AM PDT by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nancy, are the KC Chiefs next?


24 posted on 10/28/2013 4:20:45 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: duckman

....if they win this, sure is


25 posted on 10/28/2013 4:24:22 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: USS Alaska

Even worse. The lesbian garden gnome Barbara Mikulski went to the same high school.


26 posted on 10/28/2013 4:27:02 AM PDT by Palio di Siena (Obama loves the USA like OJ loved Nicole)
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To: Sub-Driver

Montag813: Redskins need to change their O-line.


27 posted on 10/28/2013 4:30:34 AM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: Salgak

The Washington Jack-’O-Lantern Grimace Faces


28 posted on 10/28/2013 4:40:19 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Sub-Driver

Nancy, why don’t you change your name for “Former Congresswoman”


29 posted on 10/28/2013 4:49:38 AM PDT by McGuyver (Happiness is failing the GSR Test)
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To: Sub-Driver

This Redskins flap is an attempt to distract from the numerous scandals of the 0bama regime and the ongoing fiasco of 0bamacare.

Nothing more.

I note on other threads that even the communists at “60 Minutes” recognize that Benghazi was a disastrous failure by the 0bama regime.

But Nazi Pelosi wants to talk about a football team.


30 posted on 10/28/2013 4:49:38 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: DYngbld

Good idea, they aren’t even in Washington.


31 posted on 10/28/2013 4:54:17 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Dr. Ursus

Always co moonity mind it.


32 posted on 10/28/2013 4:56:10 AM PDT by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not just selectively for Democrats.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I agree with Pelosi.

And to honor those who came up with this fantabulous idea, they should change it to the Washington Foreskins.

33 posted on 10/28/2013 4:58:14 AM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Sub-Driver

The name of a football team doesn’t bother me (FREE SPEECH), but the sight of the Wicked Witch of the West makes me nauseous. She should be forced to wear a mask, to cover the unsightly distraction!


34 posted on 10/28/2013 4:59:56 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: Sub-Driver

Since it has been proven that American Indians were not the first ones here, I suggest:

The Washington Post-Clovis Asian Migrants

It’s historically accurate and de-mythologizing at the same time. It should satisfy RATs who love de-constructing things.


35 posted on 10/28/2013 5:00:29 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: R. Scott
Good idea, they aren’t even in Washington.

Exactly Washington has a team, the Sea Hawks. Baltimore is close enough to DC to share an airport (BWI) they are close enough to share a football team. Move the the Redskins to Tulsa, Oklahoma could use a football team.

36 posted on 10/28/2013 5:03:32 AM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!! (this post approved by the NSA))
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To: Sub-Driver
I didn’t have the faintest idea what I was saying

No change there, then!

37 posted on 10/28/2013 5:04:37 AM PDT by relictele ("An elective despotism was not the government we fought for..." - James Madison)
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To: Sub-Driver

Move the team to Los Angeles, Mr. Snyder!


38 posted on 10/28/2013 5:55:01 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Washington Tea Party

Remember, in Boston, they wore Indian garb.....


39 posted on 10/28/2013 6:06:39 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Sub-Driver
GBC's advice to the Redskins...

Keep the name, change the owner.

40 posted on 10/28/2013 6:14:17 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: bleedblue

Why doesn’t anyone stand up (so I will) to defend one of my favorite snick-snacks?
What joy to open a new can of REDSKIN peanuts. Will they be next in the P/C race to logic oblivion? NO WAY.


41 posted on 10/28/2013 6:38:04 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf
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To: Sub-Driver

Fightin’ Whities!


42 posted on 10/28/2013 6:44:13 AM PDT by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Washington Brazil Nuts. Go Toes!


43 posted on 10/28/2013 7:01:47 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just call them the “Reds”.


44 posted on 10/28/2013 7:03:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s rename Nancy.


45 posted on 10/28/2013 7:09:16 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: McGuyver

If nancy could get her own team in the NFL they would be called the “Socialist StretchSkins”!


46 posted on 10/28/2013 7:15:29 AM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: Sub-Driver

Redskins: Pelosi should change her name..


47 posted on 10/28/2013 7:37:36 AM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: duckman

How about Nancy’s Golden State Warriors??? There are numerous Indian inspired nicknames which have to be on the chopping block, as well as Redskins, if the liberals are going to push this issue.


48 posted on 10/28/2013 8:14:06 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Sub-Driver
Indianapolis should change it's name too, and about 1000 other cities.

Idiocracy.

49 posted on 10/28/2013 8:15:24 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is news. The soulless, evil uber leftist Pelosi agrees with the stupid, made up liberal attack on the Redskins name? Really?


50 posted on 10/28/2013 9:38:05 AM PDT by pgkdan
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