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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 didnt have a football team.
So one of the first songs I ever learned in my whole life was, Hail to the Redskins. I didnt have the faintest idea what I was saying, but Ive 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.
How about the All Blacks after my favorite rugby team!
I agree they should change the name. Drop the Washington part I find that offensive.
Stick to it Dan Snyder.
Tell all of these people who are so interested in kissing someone’s butt to shove off.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
just a symbolic attack on established old Washington
have some grit and tell them to shove it
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.
Pelosi and Lewis SHOULD and COULD resign.
Pelosi was looking out her Capitol Hill window and saw
So she took down the message....and is telling everybody to “change the name.”
Sure and in the interests of accuracy democrats should change their name to the National Socialists
Yeah, the “D. C. Redskins” could work...
I think those little red skin potatoes should change their name too.
Re-name the ‘skins after Pellousy: The Washington Botoxed Harridans. . . .
Add Pink to the uniform full time, and call them The Komen Killers.