[Rushtalk] Liberal Insanity

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Thu Mar 21 22:10:35 MDT 2013


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Democrats Pressure Washington Redskins to Change Name

By Bobby Eberle March 21, 2013 12:36 pm
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Here we go again. Actually, it's an ongoing effect by those who 
embrace political correctness to the point way beyond stupidity. The 
Washington Redskins professional football team has been pressured by 
people and organizations for years who feel the use of the name 
"Redskins" is derogatory, offensive, insensitive, racist, and 
whatever other label you want to throw at it. Now, the Democrats are 
stepping up the attack as well.

As reported in 
<http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/289407-lawmakers-introduce-bill-to-void-redskins-trademark>The 
Hill, Democrats in the House of Representatives have introduced a 
bill that would "prevent the term 'Redskins' from being trademarked." 
Why, you ask? It's simple. These Democrats want the Washington 
Redskins to drop the name.

The Non-Disparagement of American Indians in 
<http://www.gopusa.com/theloft/2013/03/21/democrats-pressure-washington-redskins-to-change-name/?subscriber=1#>Trademark 
Registrations Act of 2013 is co-sponsored by Del. Eleanor Holmes 
Norton (D-D.C.), and comes days after a 
<http://www.gopusa.com/theloft/2013/03/21/democrats-pressure-washington-redskins-to-change-name/?subscriber=1#>federal 
trademark panel heard arguments over whether the team name was a 
slur. The panel could potentially overturn the team's trademark, 
which would erode profits by allowing other businesses to sell 
apparel and goods featuring the Redskins name.

Earlier this month, Norton said the team "should consider" a new name.

"Nobody would let a comparable name to blacks stand," Norton said, 
adding that she thinks the team will eventually be forced to make a change.

Here's the real problem. As noted in the story, there are "renewed 
calls in Washington politics and media for the team to change the 
name." But notice, the sentence specifies "Washington politics and 
media." Where's the public outcry. Let's listen... All I hear are 
crickets. That's because this is NO outcry.

All of these PC efforts are just ridiculous. The story also points 
out that numerous high school teams use the Redskins name. And these 
are coming under attack too. But it's not from local residents. It's 
from legal groups and left-wing organizations who want to tell the 
public how to think, and force teams to change all under threat of lawsuit.

To see how ridiculous this has become, just look at the oped in 
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/01/14/the-redskins-name-is-really-valuable-and-really-offensive-heres-how-to-fix-it/>The 
Washington Post. The headline reads, "The Redskins name is really 
valuable, and really offensive. Here's how to fix it." So, he says 
the name isn't just offensive, but it's "really" offensive. Wow... 
really? The only example the author cites is from another left-wing 
writer. That's hardly a plethora of evidence.

If people want change, they will demand it. It's as simple as that. 
Let the Washington Redskins be the Redskins. Let's move on to 
something more important like the budget, the 
<http://www.gopusa.com/theloft/2013/03/21/democrats-pressure-washington-redskins-to-change-name/?subscriber=1#>debt, 
taxes, jobs, national security, or a host of other issues that are 
actually important.
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