Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Senator Harry Reid refuses to attend Redskins game until name changed


The Washington Redskins will lure in hundreds of thousands of fans this season for home games. But United States Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) won't be among them. Well, at least not until the Redskins change their nickname.

Here is the letter Reid sent to Washington team executive Bruce Allen after the latter defended the team name in an original letter addresses to Reid back in May.

Dear Mr. Allen:

I received your letter and invitation to attend a Washington, D.C. football team event.

During my time in the United States Senate, I have worked to right many of the injustices endured by Americans throughout the country. Among the most egregious in the history of our country are those injustices inflicted upon American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. This is personal for me. I represent 27 tribes as the Senator from Nevada and have worked to protect their homelands and their sovereignty. I have a duty to ensure that the United States uphold centuries-old treaty and trust obligations towards Native Americans, and I take this responsibility very seriously.

I will not stand idly by while a professional sports team promotes a racial slur as a team name and disparages the American people. Nor will I consider your invitation to attend a home game until your organization chooses to do the right thing and change its offensive name.

Sincerely,
Harry Reid

Via For the Win

21 comments:

  1. Good, glad Dingy Harry won't be attending any games. That will make room for one more person who really cares about the team and the game. Harry and his cronies in DC should worry more about the peoples business that they have seriously forgotten about. Give me a freaking break!!!

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  2. thats a BIG win for the Redskins! Maybe we should change the name of the senate to something he won't want to be part of.

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    1. Best suggestion in ages.

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  3. Yeah, that will get Snyder's attention ;)

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  4. BEST EWS I HAVE EVER HEARD, NOW IF HE WOULD ONLY AGREE TO STOP ATTENDING THE SENATE

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  6. Glad to hear ole' racist Harry wont be attending. the same guy who had to apologize to the President of The United States for racist comments is so worried about my and others native American Heritage, Please don't fight for me racist Harry, I don't want to be part of your agenda to create stability in your senate cause because you slandered the president three years ago. What a joke of a senator. White man stand up for Red man, hmmm but don't like black man, go figure. F'N LOSER!

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  7. I can't abide football or the Redskins but if Harry Reid won't come to games because of the name, I might just change my mind.

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  8. That works for me! Who cares if he won't go to a game? Apparently Senator Reid thinks that whether or not he attends a game will make a difference.Inflated ego.... From a life long season ticket holder, WE DON"T CARE...

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  9. As if Harry was gonna attend a Washington Redskin game in the first place, Hate the Redskins, not because of their name but because I'm an Eagle fan. I'm 50 % American Indian. Harry Reid can suck an Arrow!

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  10. Glad to hear Reid won't be attending. Cleaner air without him. Been to over 40 countries and the USA has the best to offer. But are we losing our freedoms to this politically correct clown circus. Keep the team name changes, anti-gun and other rant OUT! Just let us watch our games in peace for a few hours.

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  11. Why does he think anyone would care?

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  12. Dingy, crooked, out-of-touch and the beneficiary of corrupt voting....of course everyone should listen to this demented man. Can't wait for him to be replaced and we no longer hear his faint voice and his stupid, biased, unintelligent comments.

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  13. can someone please, please send these comments to his office?

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  14. Does not want to go to the games anyway since he would have to pay for a ticket. He came to the senate as an average person and now is a multi millionaire. Did not know the senate paid that well

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  15. Who in the hell invited him anyway so just for that I am not going to vote for a democrat until he is out of office. What a ficken idiot that is why the government is so screwed up.

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  16. AMEN! A SENATOR WHO HAD TO APOLOGIZE FOR HIS RACIST REMARKS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT,THINKS ANYONE REALLY GIVES A CRAP. HE NEEDS TO SPEND HIS TIME EARNING HIS OVERPAYED SALARY ATTENDING TO THIS COUNTRIES NEEDS INSTEAD OF ATTENDING BALL GAMES AND WRITING STUPID LETTERS ABOUT THE REDSKINS NAME. EARN YOUR PAYCHECK HARRY.

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  17. Thank God know he finally do his job

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