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Redskins fire back against Harry Reid, senators on name change
The Washington Times ^ | May 23, 2014 | By John Solomon

Posted on 05/23/2014 3:14:50 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The Washington Redskins took on Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Friday, telling Majority Leader Harry Reid that his efforts to orchestrate a campaign to force a team name change were misguided and failed to recognize the name’s “deep and personal meaning.”

“I hope you will attend one of our home games, where you would witness first-hand that the Washington Redskins are a positive, unifying force for our community in a city and region that is divided on so many levels,” team President Bruce Allen wrote Mr. Reid.

The letter offered several rebuttals to arguments that Mr. Reid and other Democratic senators made in a letter earlier this week asking the NFL to force the team to change its name because they considered it racially offensive.

Mr. Allen argued the Redskins‘ name “originated as a Native American expression of solidarity” and that the team logo was designed by Native Americans in 1971.

He also noted that 90 percent of Americans in one poll didn’t find the team name offensive, and that an Associated Press survey earlier this year found 83 percent of Americans supported keeping the team name.

“What policy or issue generates 83 percent to 90 percent support is this era of negativity and division?” he asked.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2014; liberals; progressives; redskins; whiteboysvsinjuns
If these pinhead Senators are so worked up over the name of an NFL team, they can buy the team and change it. They are almost all millionaires and billionaires. Until then, they should STFU. Period!
1 posted on 05/23/2014 3:14:50 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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Letter to Dingy Harry (PDF):

http://media.washtimes.com/media/misc/2014/05/23/the-truth-about-the-redskins-name-and-logo.pdf


2 posted on 05/23/2014 3:16:05 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

harry reid is a turd-tossing monkey.


3 posted on 05/23/2014 3:17:59 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The other 10% is white sissy boys!


4 posted on 05/23/2014 3:18:15 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
That's a rather powerful letter.  I agree with the Redskins name, and support them keeping it as long as they like.

Evidently Native Americans (or whatever the PC term is these days) do too.  Gotta love it!


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5 posted on 05/23/2014 3:20:10 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Redskins vs. Senators as a mascot? No question of which is better.


6 posted on 05/23/2014 3:21:05 PM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Henry Reid and Co.: tyrant wolves dressed up as do-gooder sheep.


7 posted on 05/23/2014 3:21:08 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Shoulda signed it “EAT GUANO HARRY”,
Bruce


8 posted on 05/23/2014 3:22:18 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Response should have been short and to the point for Reid to understand it. Something like:

Stuff it, Senator. We have no intention of changing the name to suit YOU Liberals.


9 posted on 05/23/2014 3:24:22 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good on the Redskins!


10 posted on 05/23/2014 3:25:19 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
If these pinhead Senators are so worked up over the name of an NFL team, they can buy the team and change it. They are almost all millionaires and billionaires. Until then, they should STFU. Period!

Excellent point.

Hey, a D.C. American OR National League Conference football team should start up and have it called the PINHEADS, with their mascot "Zippy."

11 posted on 05/23/2014 3:25:50 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Since when is this the business of the U.S. Senate?

We have a Marine jailed in Mexico and no letters have been sent!

GO TO HELL HARRY REID!


12 posted on 05/23/2014 3:27:19 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Three Virginia Indian tribes not offended by Redskins
13 posted on 05/23/2014 3:28:43 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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Retired Native American Chief Would Be Offended If Redskins Did Change Name
14 posted on 05/23/2014 3:30:55 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The original naming was serendipity. They were in Boston playing in Fenway. The owner wanted something with red in it like the Redsox. At the time the coach was a Native American (or at least claimed to be), so he hit on the name Redskins. Then, they left Boston for Washington.


15 posted on 05/23/2014 3:31:47 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Reid and the rest of the democrat scum don’t even deserve a response to their complete idiocy.
They should be roundly ignored and lambasted for the incompetent, no-nothing clowns that they are.


16 posted on 05/23/2014 3:33:09 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Invite Reid to watch practice. Invite him to take a few snaps during a few full scrimmages.

Make a tackling dummy out of what’s left.


17 posted on 05/23/2014 3:33:36 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
GO REDSKINS!
18 posted on 05/23/2014 3:35:48 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He forgot to add “bite me”


19 posted on 05/23/2014 3:37:38 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Commies should show solidarity with other reds.


20 posted on 05/23/2014 3:40:13 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Only the fake Native Americans like Ray Halbritter and Elizabeth “Dances with Fractions” Warren seem to be concerned about the name.


21 posted on 05/23/2014 3:41:41 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

During the Spanish Inquisition, those with wealth became targets for the unscrupulous. A way to avoid persecution was to hire an uncloistered monk to live in your home and swear to your piety. He might eat a lot of food and drink a lot of wine, and pester the servant girls, but that was a small price to pay.

I mention this because a modern equivalent for a sports team would be to cut a deal with an Indian tribe. They provide a non-ceremonial logo and name, as well as some other copyrighted graphic designs, and some other gratuities, totalling maybe a few thousand a year, and the team is home free.


22 posted on 05/23/2014 3:43:16 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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If I was the team President, I'd tell Reid to focus on the nation's real problems, like Benghazi, IRS Scandal, etc.

And I'd have the Koch brothers standing next to me.

23 posted on 05/23/2014 3:46:25 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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24 posted on 05/23/2014 3:47:56 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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Oh, yeah, white boy. Lots of Indian tribes would just STAND in line waiting for their Redskin money. Does the word casino bring any hint to you that your plan is utterly, totally stupid?
25 posted on 05/23/2014 5:03:39 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is what the Democrats do..they create meaningless distractions while they burn down the country!


26 posted on 05/23/2014 5:10:23 PM PDT by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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Not all tribes have casinos, white boy.


27 posted on 05/23/2014 5:22:29 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Elizabeth Warren claiming to be an Indian is offensive.

Why do democrat senators think they have a right to be involved in everything? Their arrogance is offensive.


28 posted on 05/23/2014 5:31:45 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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Stop calling each other “white boy”. This thread is about the Redskins. You should be using “pale face”.


29 posted on 05/23/2014 5:32:02 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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30 posted on 05/23/2014 5:55:47 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The letter offered several rebuttals to arguments that Mr. Reid and other Democratic senators made in a letter earlier this week asking the NFL to force the team to change its name because they considered it racially offensive.

Reid and all the Senators are nothing more than bullies. They would rather bully someone they do not like than take action to reduce the number of people on food stamps, to reduce the number of people on disability, to cooperate on Benghazi, to get rid of Obamacare, to reduce the number of people who have even stopped looking for work, to take a common sense approach to our disastrous foreign policy, to take care of our veterans at least as well as the foreign prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

Instead they pick on a football team because they themselves have decided that they do not like their name. They ignore the real business of our country to force their way into something that is NONE of their business!

31 posted on 05/23/2014 6:39:22 PM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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Hairy Reed could care less about the Redskins. He understands the how to get his base energized on some very contrived and idiotic issue. Things his base can wrap their mind around.

Benghazi, Fast & Furious, IRS Nazism, and the like are to complicated and confuse them. Dem leaders know this all to well.


32 posted on 05/23/2014 7:31:55 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

HTTR bump!


33 posted on 05/23/2014 8:22:46 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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