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Hypocritical Dems Rail Against 'Redskins', Raise Money at Dinners Honoring 'Indian Killer'
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Posted on 08/02/2014 11:07:12 AM PDT by chessplayer

The media are furious.

The Poynter Institute, which keeps an eye on all things journalistic, is maintaining a list of media people and institutions who have decided they are so enraged by the idea of calling the Washington Redskins the …well, you know..….that they will no longer participate in this heinous practice.

Then there’s a furious Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Says the Senator from Nevada of the team’s owner, Dan Snyder:

Snyder says it’s about tradition. I ask, what tradition? A tradition of racism. That’s all that that name leaves in its wake. The writing is on the wall. It’s on the wall in giant, blinking, neon lights.

So. Understanding all this?

If you guessed we’re on our way to visit a particularly spectacular cavernous cave of liberal hypocrisy, you would be right. We’ll start with the politicians and move on to the media and all that insufferable, hypocritical self-righteousness. And yes, we’ll take a look at some of these Native American activists - stunningly blatant hypocrites as well.

But there is another name out there not associated with sports - yet both more famous and powerful. A name entwined - with big money at stake - not only with modern Democrats but current-day America: Andrew Jackson.

Yes, that Andrew Jackson. The seventh president of the United States, the hero of the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812. The man whose statue sits directly across from the White House in LaFayette Park, and whose familiar image graces the twenty dollar bill, not to mention a portrait in the White House itself. The man who is seen by historians as the co-founder (with predecessor Thomas Jefferson) of the modern day Democratic Party.

But alas Jackson is also the man whose military career had him savaging Indians from the Creek Indian War of 1814 to the Florida Seminoles in 1818 - and more. Jackson was directly responsible for an episode in history known as the “Trail of Tears.”

So?

So if all these media types - not to mention Senator Reid and his 49 Democrat Senate colleagues, the Patent Office and Native American activists are so offended by the name of a football team - what must they think of someone who is credited with the responsibility for inflicting what today’s activists clearly see as the mass murder of Indians? The hypocrisy here is deep and thick. Let’s wade through the muck.

Andrew Jackson today is routinely celebrated and honored by Reid’s Democratic Party - for Big Money. Jackson’s name - in conjunction with co-founder Thomas Jefferson - is used repeatedly to raise big bucks for Democrats with a parade of “Jefferson-Jackson Day” fundraisers across the nation. Including - make that starting with - Harry Reid.

Now take a deep breath and think like a leftist.

Aside from seeing Jackson as an “Indian killer”, the Left scorns Thomas Jefferson. As here in this 2012 New York Times op-ed by one Paul Finkelman. Finkelman is described in the Times as a “visiting professor in legal history at Duke Law School, is a professor at Albany Law School and the author of “Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson.” Professor Finkelman’s piece described the co-founder of the Democratic Party as “the Monster of Monticello.” He says Jefferson was a “creepy, brutal hypocrite” who “was always deeply committed to slavery, and even more deeply hostile to the welfare of blacks, slave or free. His proslavery views were shaped not only by money and status but also by his deeply racist views, which he tried to justify through pseudoscience.”

OK. Got it.

So what we have here with Jefferson and Jackson, in the view of the Left, are two racists, a slaveholder and an Indian killer. (Jackson too owned slaves, but since no football teams are named for slaves we’ll let it slide.)

In 2010, the headliner of the Clark County, Nevada Jefferson- Jackson dinner was former Vice President Al Gore. It also featured - Harry Reid.

The 2007 dinner featured “Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden and John Edwards.”

But there’s more here - and it involves the Native American community itself.

A contributor to the DSCC - whose chairman was participating in an event named for “Indian Killer” Andrew Jackson? That would be Jacqueline Pata, the executive director of the National Congress of American Indians. Really.

Then there’s Suzan Harjo. Ms. Harjo is a longtime Native American activist described in Slate as the “driving force” behind the effort to have the Patent Office strip the Redskins of the rights to their own trademark. Ms. Harjo is a contributor to the Democratic National Committee’s DNC Services Corporation, this being the party that is raking in cash from all over the country at multiples of multiples of events named for the man reviled by Native Americans as an “Indian Killer.” Really.

So in other words, so-called Native American activists are giving money to a party that raises money honoring “Indian Killer” Andrew Jackson. Ya gotta love it.

And oh, yes? Remember the enraged Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington State? She who serves - you can’t make it up - as a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and once served as the chairman? Senator Cantwell, a native of Indiana (hmmm) spent some time back in May of this very year addressing, yes, the Indiana Slaveowner/Indian Killer - oops - Jefferson/Jackson Day Dinner. Really.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: andrewjackson; biasbyobmission; dingyharryreid; washingtonredskins
Wow. Jackson instigated his version of the 'Bataan Death March' on Indians, yet libs, even Native-American libs, have no problem honoring him and making money off his name.
1 posted on 08/02/2014 11:07:12 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

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2 posted on 08/02/2014 11:11:43 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks chessplayer.
We’ll start with the politicians and move on to the media and all that insufferable, hypocritical self-righteousness. And yes, we’ll take a look at some of these Native American activists - stunningly blatant hypocrites as well.

3 posted on 08/02/2014 11:12:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: chessplayer

Cleveland, your next. Then Atlanta, then Tallahassee. They won’t stop until the “Native Americans” are no longer offended. Hmmmm. What about the Seminole Casinos? Yatta Hey MF? :>}


4 posted on 08/02/2014 11:14:08 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: chessplayer

Absolutely correct! The only defense democrats can raise is that most are far too ignorant to even be aware of the history. Morons should not be allowed to vote.


5 posted on 08/02/2014 11:15:00 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want 0bama to make history - First to be IMPEACHED and REMOVED!)
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To: chessplayer
'Rat slave owners and known Indian Native American genociders are celebrated?
6 posted on 08/02/2014 11:15:48 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: chessplayer

Desperation City . . . when they get all hot and bothered over a non-issue like this, the polls must really look lousy

But hey, Dems, way to stick to the Nation’s top priorities


7 posted on 08/02/2014 11:18:42 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Get rid of "birthright citizenship" Out of room . . . no mas)
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I have sometimes wondered why liberals do not criticize Jackson for his actions. And why they have these Jefferson-Jackson Day dinners. How can they honor Jackson that way?

And with all that’s happening in the world, why are so many Democrats focused on the issue of American Indian nicknames of sports teams?????? Is that really a pressing issue for the federal government????

Can’t we just say that Dan Snyder knows how to run his football team, including what name to have for it, better than Harry Reid and other liberals?? And leave it at that???


8 posted on 08/02/2014 11:45:31 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: chessplayer

“The Indian Guide”
There was a hunter that liked to go big and unusual game hunting. He heard about an Indian hunting guide that was the best ... the guides nickname was Shortcake.

Shortcake lead the man on many successful hunts, and one year he went back to see Shortcake for another hunt. When he knocked on the door, only Shortcake’s wife came to the door. He asked for Shortcake and his wife said “Shortcake not here.”

The he asked well where is he, and Shortcake’s wife said, “Squaw bury shortcake”.


9 posted on 08/02/2014 2:54:54 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives.)
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***Wow. Jackson instigated his version of the ‘Bataan Death March’ on Indians,***

The devil is in the details. When the Indians were told to vacate to Oklahoma, the rich Indians took their black slaves and went by ship and steamboat to Oklahoma Territory.
Those who did not go were trying to negotiate a better deal when Cherokee chief John Ross was kidnapped, and the kidnappers sent their own delegation to sigh the removal treaty, feeling they had done the best for their people. They also realized they would probably be murdered by the other Cherokees once they were in Oklahoma.

Once these Cherokees went, by the trail of tears, there was a mini civil-war between the Cherokee factions.

During the Big CIVIL WAR, the followers of John Ross joined the Yankee side.
The followers of STAND WATIE joined the Confederates.


10 posted on 08/02/2014 3:31:33 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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