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Harry Reid: Redskins should change name
thehill.com ^ | December 19, 2013 | Bob Cusack

Posted on 12/20/2013 8:33:57 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Wednesday that the Washington Redskins should change their name.

In an interview with The Hill, Reid said, “I think [Washington Redskins owner Dan] Snyder is so shortsighted on this.”

He added, “We live in a society where you can’t denigrate a race of people. And that’s what that is. I mean, you can’t have the Washington Blackskins. I think it’s so shortsighted.”

Earlier this year, Snyder said he would never change the name. Asked for comment, a spokesman for the Redskins referred to the letter Snyder wrote to the team's fans earlier this year on the name controversy

The three most powerful Democrats in Washington — President Obama, Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) — have now urged the Redskins to rethink their mascot.

Pelosi told The Hill in October that it “probably would be a good idea if they change the name.”

Obama, meanwhile, told The Associated Press this fall that he would think about changing the name if he owned the team.

Reid noted that other sports teams have changed their controversial monikers, including the Washington Wizards. The professional basketball team used to be named the Washington Bullets.

Other members of Congress who have called for the Redskins to change their name include Reps. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) and Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) and Dels. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and Eni Faleomavaega (D-American Samoa).


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 113th; harryreid; nfl; redskins
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1 posted on 12/20/2013 8:33:57 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Nope! Just make a Potato the team mascot! Problem solved.


2 posted on 12/20/2013 8:35:43 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“We live in a society where you can’t denigrate a race of people."

denigrate... isn't that a word that should be changed as racist? And what is he talking about... whites, especially males, are dumped on all the time.

3 posted on 12/20/2013 8:36:09 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Change it to the Washington Pajama Boys.


4 posted on 12/20/2013 8:36:23 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I agree, the name is offensive.

They should drop the “Washington” from the name.


5 posted on 12/20/2013 8:36:34 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Dims must be driven from public life, entirely.

They should have no say in anything, ever.


6 posted on 12/20/2013 8:36:38 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The Little Dictator, Harry Reid.

Mitch finally called him a dictator.

I guess that’s progress.


7 posted on 12/20/2013 8:36:57 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Shut up Harry! When Americans want any crap out of you, we’ll unscrew your head and dip it out. You worry about the mascots in Nevada and let Washington worry about its mascot.


8 posted on 12/20/2013 8:38:04 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all my fellow Americans. "Whatever" to everybody else!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hiw about they change it to the Washington Brave Redskin Seminoles?


9 posted on 12/20/2013 8:38:17 AM PST by Rennes Templar (If you like your disease, you can keep it.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Make Hairy Reed the team mascot. Dress him up in a girly man costume and let a Rottweiler chase him around the field.


10 posted on 12/20/2013 8:38:32 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: All

Note to Harry Reid: Right after you re-name the ACA to CommieCare.


11 posted on 12/20/2013 8:39:06 AM PST by BipolarBob
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Obama’s latest poll numbers must really be bad!


12 posted on 12/20/2013 8:39:31 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Rennes Templar
New name: “Dingy Harry's Horrible Heroes”
13 posted on 12/20/2013 8:39:50 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I have to admit that this years record of the Redskins pretty much denigrates the name of the team, although that has no bearing on the Indians.

Harry Reid can KMA.


14 posted on 12/20/2013 8:40:44 AM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

If it denigrates a “people”, where was Harry’s outrage years ago when they were also called Redskins. What hypocrites liberals are.


15 posted on 12/20/2013 8:41:12 AM PST by rjones42
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Has Harry Reid weighed in on the offensive name of the Nevada-Las Vegas Running Rebels? Why doesn’t he talk about a major university in his own state, which is honoring rebellion, and could be said to honor the Confederacy with such a name.

Also, why are government officials talking about Indian nicknames so much recently? Don’t they have anything better to do, than stick their nose into areas which are none of their business???

I’m no big fan of Dan Snyder or the Redskins, but, I think Dan Snyder knows better how to run his football team than does Harry Reid. Which includes whatever nickname he gives to the team he owns. Sheesh.....


16 posted on 12/20/2013 8:41:47 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego (H)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Libs think they are on a roll after going after DD.
Who else is next?


17 posted on 12/20/2013 8:41:53 AM PST by Sasparilla
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Libs think they are on a roll after going after DD.
Who else is next?


18 posted on 12/20/2013 8:41:54 AM PST by Sasparilla
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Reid should change his name which is a synonym now for a dirtbag politician.


19 posted on 12/20/2013 8:42:21 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This is definitely the beginning of a planned, coordinated attack - nothing these scumbags talk about isnt pre-planned months in advance


20 posted on 12/20/2013 8:42:46 AM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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Hey Harry Reid:

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21 posted on 12/20/2013 8:42:53 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Obama, meanwhile, told The Associated Press this fall that he would think about changing the name if he owned the team.

And then said that if he owned a team, it would look like the Redskins.

22 posted on 12/20/2013 8:43:01 AM PST by stormhill
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To: NormsRevenge
Mitch finally called him a dictator.

You mean Mitch, "I love the Tea Party" McConnell? It thought KY already primaried his a$$. Why is he still pretending?

(Obviously I know they haven't had the primary election yet.)

23 posted on 12/20/2013 8:43:52 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals can afford for things to go well, to work, for folks to be happy. They'd be out of work.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Shaddup, Harry!

It's none of your damn business.

24 posted on 12/20/2013 8:44:09 AM PST by stboz
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To: Tailgunner Joe
How about 'Washington Reidskins' --- Perfect name for the DC elitist cretins to behold.
25 posted on 12/20/2013 8:44:11 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
We live in a society where you can’t denigrate a race of people.

Agreed. That's bad manners and should be discouraged.

And that’s what that is.

Classic example of the logical fallacy of Begging the Question. Doesn't prove his claim, just states it as a fact and expects us to agree.

26 posted on 12/20/2013 8:47:12 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They could be the “DC Thugs”. Then they would embody the character of the town the represent. Yea, the Washington DC Thugs. It fits.

Or....

The Politicians
The Takers
The Felons
The Shysters
The Nannies
The Ninnymuggins
The Redasses
The Commies (That might be offensive to libs)


27 posted on 12/20/2013 8:47:55 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals can afford for things to go well, to work, for folks to be happy. They'd be out of work.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I guess Harry doesn’t like the fact that the team’s name actually is referring to the Congress!


28 posted on 12/20/2013 8:48:14 AM PST by vette6387
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Harry Reid is from Nevada. Nevada means "snow-capped" in Spanish.

Snow is white.

Ergo, Harry Reid is a vicious racist.

29 posted on 12/20/2013 8:54:00 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Washington Redskins should change their name”

How about the Landover Redskins or the DC redskins?


30 posted on 12/20/2013 8:54:24 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Maybe Harry Reid should stick to his own state. After all, UNLV is a GOVERNMENT school, and their nickname are the [slavery loving] REBELS. In case that was too subtle, the colors are Confederate grey and slave-blood red.

I’m offended!


31 posted on 12/20/2013 8:55:56 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

How about the Washington FUBOs?


32 posted on 12/20/2013 8:56:26 AM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The only reason they should change their name would be their play on the field is embarrassing to American Indians.


33 posted on 12/20/2013 9:00:14 AM PST by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Beagle8U
>> Just make a Potato the team mascot!

HELL NO!!!!!

Do NOT, EVER, give in to the leftists. The leftists don't give a rat's ass about a football team's name. The leftists' only goal is to make you SUBMIT.

Yes, you, personally.

The leftists want you groveling at their feet, and will take any opportunity to compel you to do so, in ways large and small.

Hail to the Redskins!


34 posted on 12/20/2013 9:00:23 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: Ingtar

Not as embarrassing as the Cowboys are to real Cowboys.


35 posted on 12/20/2013 9:01:33 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Ingtar

If real Cowboys were like the football team, all of their cattle would get stolen during the cattle drive.


36 posted on 12/20/2013 9:02:20 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: NorthMountain

That wouldn’t be giving in to them, it would be poking them in the eye!


37 posted on 12/20/2013 9:02:31 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: Beagle8U
Um ... No.

Any change to the name or its reference (to American Indians) ... is tantamount to admitting that the leftists are right about it being offensive, and is an act of submission to them.

Calling the team "Landover Redskins" would be a poke in the eye.

38 posted on 12/20/2013 9:04:48 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: Proud2BeRight

Washingtons of GaySins.


39 posted on 12/20/2013 9:06:08 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Washington Senators is the most offensive name I can think of and that was already discarded in baseball.


40 posted on 12/20/2013 9:08:58 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: NorthMountain
"Do NOT, EVER, give in to the leftists. The leftists don't give a rat's ass about a football team's name. The leftists' only goal is to make you SUBMIT."

There it is - the Modern World summed up in 3 sentences! I couldn't agree more.

41 posted on 12/20/2013 9:11:27 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon (center)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Made in Washington DC.... Great for those Hog Fans..


42 posted on 12/20/2013 9:11:54 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: tflabo
Harry Reid needs some nice, fresh, happy decorations for his hospital room:


43 posted on 12/20/2013 9:15:32 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Reid you total idiot “Redskins” is not even close to “Blackskins”

Gawd these people are stupid


44 posted on 12/20/2013 9:24:26 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Obamacare: We told you so)
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To: Beagle8U

Football with starchy goodness.


45 posted on 12/20/2013 9:39:56 AM PST by christx30 (Freedom above all.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

How ‘bout those UNLV Rebels?? His district.


46 posted on 12/20/2013 9:44:26 AM PST by pfflier
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So should his party.


47 posted on 12/20/2013 9:46:13 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Wednesday that the Washington Redskins should change their name.

I agree.

My choice would be the San Antonio Redskins.

48 posted on 12/20/2013 9:55:51 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: dfwgator

Hey, even the ‘Aints showed up this last weekend.


49 posted on 12/20/2013 10:04:27 AM PST by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: NorthMountain

Well said!! Glad to see someone else ‘gets it’!


50 posted on 12/20/2013 10:21:55 AM PST by pgkdan
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