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June 12, 2013 - 10:10 pm

Pass the hanky

A top Republican messaging shop may be holding a focus group asking questions about the name of the Washington Redskins, but National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell seems to have already developed his own justification for the name. In a letter responding to members of Congress who have urged Goodell and Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to change that name, Goodell said that it remains “a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect,” USA Today reports.

Deadspin has a full copy of the letter, addressed to Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN), the co-chairs of the Congressional Native American Caucus. It is courtesy copied to eight other members of Congress who, along with Cole and McCollum, sent Goodell a letter calling for a name change in May. In the letter, Goodell cites the “overwhelming majority” of Americans who view the name positively and multiple Native American tribal leaders who have said they have no problem with it. The name is honorary and worth preserving, Goodell argues, because “the most recent detailed survey of Native Americans, conducted by the independent and highly respected Annenberg Public Policy Center, found that fewer than 10% considered the name objectionable.”

With all that is going on in this country the fact that taxpayer paid labor was wasted on this nonsense should be an impeachable offense. And the same people that didn’t find the Kermit Gosnell trial newsworthy won’t shut up about the name of a football team.

Unamused by the political overreached, Goodell fined Congress $100,000 and suspended Reps. Cole & McCollum for the 2013 season.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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I will not be offended if they want to call themselves White skins. Although I suppose complete diversity sensitivity would require something more like Caucasian skins, or European-American skins.

I'm also fine with Clubbed Baby Seal Skins. But that does have a certain awkwardness to it; and I suspect it might not easily fit on a uniform. But it would be spiffy to hear a sports report about the Clubbed Baby Seal Skins beating the life out the Cardinals.
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The Progressives wear their 'feelings' on their sleeves. Touchy Feely stuff.
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