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Harry Reid to Redskins’ owner: He’s throwing a few blankets to the Indians
Red Alert Politics ^ | March 28, 2014 | Melissa Quinn

Posted on 03/29/2014 3:34:57 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) weighed in on Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder’s new foundation to help Native Americans on Thursday and slammed the controversial owner for ‘throwing a few blankets at the Indians’ to get a nice tax break.

Reid made the comments about Snyder’s decision to create the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation in an interview with The Washington Post.

“Dan Snyder, he’s got a great new deal,” the Senate Majority Leader said. “He’s going to throw a few blankets to the Indians and get a tax deduction for it.”

In the late 1700s, Europeans fighting in the French and Indian War distributed blankets infested with smallpox to Native Americans as a way to combat their enemy.

Reid went on to slam Snyder, who has refused to change the name of his team despite many calls to do so — including one from President Barack Obama. Saying the controversial Redskins owner was on the “wrong side of history,” the Nevada senator said it wasn’t a matter of if the team’s name will be changed, but when.

“I think the name will be changed within the next three years,” Reid said. “You know, I may slip a year or two, but I think it’s just a question of time. Because Native Americans are organized. We have Native Americans who now are not all poor. We’ve got these Indian gaming establishments who have money, who are going to help with this. And Dan Snyder’s not the only person in the world with money.”

Reid went on to reference the Washington-area basketball team, the Washington Wizards. Formerly the Washington Bullets, the team changed its name in 1997 because of its violent overtones.

“We’re all used to the Washington Wizards,” the Senate Majority Leader said. “And I don’t know what [the Redskins] will change the name to, but we’ll get used to it.”

In an attempt to silence critics calling on Snyder to change his team’s name, the owner announced the creation of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation earlier this week. The organization will attempt to help Native Americans in need.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: dansnyder; districtofcolumbia; harryreid; indians; nativeamericans; nevada; nfl; pc; redskins; resthomeman; senility; wheresmydroolcup
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1 posted on 03/29/2014 3:34:57 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Wow...classy.


2 posted on 03/29/2014 3:39:04 PM PDT by EEGator
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3 posted on 03/29/2014 3:39:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Look who’s talking! Iirc Reid has a few lucrative campaign arrangements with the Indiana. Is he pulling a Lee?


4 posted on 03/29/2014 3:40:21 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

just change the name to the Washington Foreskins.


5 posted on 03/29/2014 3:41:30 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: hoosiermama

IndianS


6 posted on 03/29/2014 3:41:39 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The Redskins could follow Reid’s advice and become the Capitol Crooks.


7 posted on 03/29/2014 3:44:13 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Hairy’s hitting verbal homeruns one per day right now. One of these days he’s going to say something to inspire one of his own security detail to chop him in the throat and end the carnage.


8 posted on 03/29/2014 3:44:45 PM PDT by lurk
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To: EEGator

Just think of Harry Reid out trolling...like some do on the internet


9 posted on 03/29/2014 3:46:19 PM PDT by dennisw (Lenovo)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Somebody needs to give Harry a blanket infected with smallpox.


10 posted on 03/29/2014 3:47:49 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I think this is an example of how you cannot appease the liberals.

Here Snyder is attempting to do something positive for the Indian community. He’s trying to show he is sensitive to American Indians, in spite of liberal opinion that the Redskins name is racist and offensive.

The liberal reaction? They are sh***ng all over him. Instead of any positive praise, the liberals are heaping abuse on him.

Halfway measures, or symbolic measures, to try to mollify the liberals, just don’t work. They are still vultures who will never be happy, no matter what Snyder does.


11 posted on 03/29/2014 3:49:03 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Why do liberals stick their nose into others business so often?

Aren’t there more important issues for them to stick their noses into, besides the nicknames of sports teams?????


12 posted on 03/29/2014 3:51:09 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“He’s going to throw a few blankets to the Indians and get a tax deduction for it.”

Says the guy who throws a few bucks ($31,000) from his PAC to his grand daughter for “gifts for his staff and supporters.”


13 posted on 03/29/2014 3:51:31 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

When the controversy starts he will deny he ever said that.


14 posted on 03/29/2014 3:52:16 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
“In the late 1700s, Europeans fighting in the French and Indian War distributed blankets infested with smallpox to Native Americans as a way to combat their enemy.”

Just a hair split but that should read Native Canadians. The Hudson Bay Company gave out the smallpox infested blankets. No real case of that being done has ever been found in the pre US. From the never miss an opportunity to bash America, even if it's wrong department.

15 posted on 03/29/2014 3:54:17 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I should add that later stories blaming the US Army for giving out those blankets during our Indian wars were found to be BS.


16 posted on 03/29/2014 3:57:03 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) weighed in on Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder’s new foundation to help Native Americans on Thursday and slammed the controversial owner for ‘throwing a few blankets at the Indians’ to get a nice tax break.

Every time that loathsome creature takes a breath, he is wasting good air. May the bird of paradise fly up his nose.

17 posted on 03/29/2014 3:59:24 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: hoosiermama

I didn’t know he had arrangements with the Indiana. Isn’t he supposed to represent the people of Nevada?

(Yes, I know you were trying to say Indians, ha-ha.)


18 posted on 03/29/2014 4:01:40 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: hoosiermama
Is he pulling a Lee?

I dunno. Did he sell a house at a loss to a campaign contributor?

19 posted on 03/29/2014 4:02:42 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thick thumbs on I phone makes lots of mistakes. Lol. (Always blame it on the thumbs )


20 posted on 03/29/2014 4:03:45 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: smokingfrog

Unfortunately for us, Harry is old enough to have been immunized.


21 posted on 03/29/2014 4:03:47 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: dalereed

Of course the Indians of North America are embarrassed at the name “Washington Redskins”.

They really don’t want the name of the city, Washington, associated with the noble and heroic designation of their collective race, the North American indigenous people from pre-Columbian times.

The Great White Father that was the symbol of Washington, DC, did not do all that well by the real living redskin Indians.


22 posted on 03/29/2014 4:04:08 PM PDT by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: Stormdog

I thought it was $17,000, but maybe I’m wrong.


23 posted on 03/29/2014 4:04:51 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: hoosiermama

I hope you’re not driving. :-)


24 posted on 03/29/2014 4:06:14 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thinking more. About being against guns while he works with organized crime to smuggle them into the country. Substitute whatever you want that applies to Reid instead of guns. That’s pulling a Lee in my book. But the real estate deal would probably net him a few million on the side


25 posted on 03/29/2014 4:09:22 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Nope just laying on couch listening to TV in other room


26 posted on 03/29/2014 4:11:35 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It originally was, but I believe yesterday they revised that figure upwards


27 posted on 03/29/2014 4:12:21 PM PDT by chae (The Lannisters send their regards--Game of Thrones)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Wow. I never thought anyone could make a sympathetic character out of the Boy Owner.


28 posted on 03/29/2014 4:15:47 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: chae

He should offer to change the name for money.


29 posted on 03/29/2014 4:16:16 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Leave the name and change the mascot to potatoes. Then the current mascot can chase the new mascot around the field and try to smash him. .... Variation on the sausage races !

He should make it a joke and laugh at his critics


30 posted on 03/29/2014 4:20:00 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Hannity covered it last night. With a little more research its more than doubled and has stimulated even more research into his slush fund.

Hannity questioned if this would be the beginning of the end for Dirty Harry.
Investigatingd corrupt D politicians seems to be in vogue right now!


31 posted on 03/29/2014 4:23:08 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: hoosiermama

I’m still waiting for Reid to return the money he took from Jack Abramoff.


32 posted on 03/29/2014 4:24:53 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; ThomasMore; ken5050; seekthetruth; ...
The owner made the usual stupid mistake of trying to placate Reid, the libs, the race-baiters and the media by setting up the Indian blanket ploy.

The owner is so politically naive that he evidently doesn't know that snakes like Reid & Company are never satisfied with with a bone thrown their way, they want the whole body. Snyder just gave them more raw meat to sink their fangs into....and the owner is worse off than before he tried to buy the whole bunch of attackers off with a lame effort at "good works".

Snyder should have told them all to pound sand right at the onset of the fray...and then he should have taken off on a cruise on his new $70 million, 224 ft. yacht, the "Lady Anne".....laughing all the way to the Caribbean and his off-shore banks.

Leni

33 posted on 03/29/2014 4:33:03 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How did Harry’s fellow Mormons treat the Native Americans?


34 posted on 03/29/2014 4:34:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Reid will never return any money. He originally said he would return the $17,000 but now its much larger. Now expect him to just shuffle money from another of his campaigns fund/contributors


35 posted on 03/29/2014 4:37:52 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I like another freeper's idea -

KEEP the name.

Change the mascot to a potato...

36 posted on 03/29/2014 4:40:57 PM PDT by GOPJ (Save Your Country , Fire A Democrat - freeper molso209)
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To: dfwgator

Oooo Good one! That should be worth several points!


37 posted on 03/29/2014 4:41:07 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This punk is really a nasty little lump, isn’t he?


38 posted on 03/29/2014 4:42:21 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: EEGator

and get a tax deduction for it.”

Yes, and we all know that Harry Greed doesn’t to for tax deductions (or for legislating profits on land deals either).


39 posted on 03/29/2014 4:43:03 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“Why do liberals stick their nose into others business so often?”

Because of their overwhelming arrogance.


40 posted on 03/29/2014 4:45:56 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Lazamataz

Indeed he is, and I think he’s gotten to the point where he’s actually hurting them more than he’s helping.


41 posted on 03/29/2014 4:47:33 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Reid trying to divert attention from his blatant, criminal diversion of campaign funds to his family.


42 posted on 03/29/2014 4:55:37 PM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

What a load of crap. The fuss they’re all making over this...


43 posted on 03/29/2014 5:03:38 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Snyder is a multi-millionaire. Snyder needs to send a huge campaign contribution to the person running against Reid when Reid is up for reelection.


44 posted on 03/29/2014 5:13:58 PM PDT by Dave278 (Keep your change I will keep my freedom!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Sports teams are really missing a bet here by not seeking out tribal endorsements. That is, they could affiliate with an Indian tribe, leasing commercial tribal artwork designed by tribal artists just for this, with no religious or cultural significance.

Likewise, they could use words adapted from the tribal language for a sports team. The bottom line for a minor league team would be some royalties to the tribe, and in return any complainers could be told to complain to the tribe, which would accomplish nothing.


45 posted on 03/29/2014 5:15:57 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Are these native Americans as well spoken and intelligent as Obama?


46 posted on 03/29/2014 5:26:36 PM PDT by Honcho
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To: MinuteGal

Reid should be dealing with his own dirty laundry, ya think?


47 posted on 03/29/2014 5:57:33 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: logic101.net

May I use your Harry Greed
You are welcome to use:
Hill/Billy
FerretCON
And/1Or
BLANK o vitch


48 posted on 03/29/2014 5:57:53 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: EEGator
It is despicable Harry Reid attack to Redskins’ owner. It is diffamatory and racist to affirm that “He’s throwing a few blankets to the Indians.”< /p>

According to the article “In the late 1700s, Europeans fighting in the French and Indian War distributed blankets infested with smallpox to Native Americans as a way to combat their enemy. “

That was a murderous biological war, but, Why to inculpate the Europeans in general and not the real culprits? This event is best-known for the use of biological warfare when the British Army at Fort Pitt infected the besieging Native Americans with smallpox using blankets.

With the arrival of the Europeans to America, also arrived new pathogens and diseases, among them, smallpox was the main culprit for the great mortality among the Native Americans.

The first successful smallpox vaccine to be developed was introduced by English Physician, Edward Jenner, in 1798. By 1800, Jenner's work had been published in all the major European languages. Jenner, developed a vaccine against the smallpox by using the cowpox pathogen as an agent.

At the beginning of the 19th century Spain set a milestone in medical history for the control of contagious diseases. The Spanish Crown sent Spanish America an expedition commanded by Francisco Javier de Balmis, with the mission to spread the vaccine throughout the Spanish Empire, first to the Canary Islands and on to Spanish Central America. While his deputy, José Salvany, took vaccine to the west and east coasts of Spanish South America, Balmis sailed to Manila in the Philippines and on to Canton and Macao on the Chinese coast. He returned to Spain in 1806.

As American historian, Dr. Philip Wayne Powel, points out in his book, “The Tree of Hate”, as soon as a vaccine was available, “an enlightened Spanish government sponsored very early use of vaccination against smallpox, precisely because the disease was so dangerous to the Indian population.”

Along with the gospel, the Spaniards brought the western medical knowledge to America. There was never any attempt of genocide of the Indians on behalf of the Crown, to the contrary. As historian Salvador de Madariaga indicates, “the Spanish Crown constantly reiterated its paramount interest in the natives, this has been a constant feature of the regime, even in its worst days and in the worst governed parts.”

Spain founded 23 universities and colleges in colonial America, something without parallel in the history. Thousands of schools, hospitals, hospices, orphanages, mental asylums, and leper colonies throughout Hispanic America were founded under the initiative of the Crown of Spain, the Church and many Spaniards who came to the New World, and once they became wealthy and decided to remain, they donated great amounts of money for the maintenance and upkeep of charitable works that would benefit the people; institutions that were open to everyone, Spaniards, Indians, Mestizos and Blacks

49 posted on 03/29/2014 6:29:12 PM PDT by Dqban22
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To: Dqban22; LucyT; WildHighlander57; null and void; onyx; Nachum; MinuteGal

Very informative information. May I suggest you put it on a thread of its own with source links so it will be easier to share

Fight ignorance with knowledge! What a novel idea!


50 posted on 03/29/2014 6:51:30 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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