From Politico.com: “Harry Reid to Dan Snyder: ‘Writing is on the wall’”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid — a vocal opponent of the Washington Redskins name — took to the floor Wednesday and continued to slam the team’s owner in light of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s decision to cancel the team’s trademarks.
“The Redskins no longer have trademarks. They are gone,” the Nevada Democrat said. “Daniel Snyder may be the last person in the world to realize this, but it’s just a matter of time until he is forced to do the right thing and change the name.”
“Snyder says it’s about tradition. I ask, what tradition? A tradition of racism. That’s all that that name leaves in its wake,” Reid continued. “The writing is on the wall. It’s on the wall in giant, blinking, neon lights.”
“The Redskins no longer have trademarks. They are gone,” Reid said. “And so, as I understand the law, if the presiding officer wants to use the name Redskins to sell some shirts, you can do that.”
Reid, again calling the team’s name racist noted there are 27 Native American tribes in his state and added that the issue was “extremely important” to the Native American population across the country and praised his colleague, Washington Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell who he called a leader on the issue for her efforts in calling for the team’s name to change.
Harry Reid thinks a sports team named “Redskins” is racist; highly offensive.
He has basically threatened Washington team owner Dan Snyder that “the handwriting is on the wall” and he needs to dump decades of team history.
Makes me wonder… when Prince Harry gives approval (through his inaction) for King Barack to slaughter people overseas… isn’t it interesting that he uses… … … wait for it… … … Apache helicopters and… … … Tomahawk cruise missiles.
Hmmm. Harry, talking about name changes.