Skip to comments.Harry Reid to Redskins’ owner: He’s throwing a few blankets to the Indians
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.
Look who’s talking! Iirc Reid has a few lucrative campaign arrangements with the Indiana. Is he pulling a Lee?
just change the name to the Washington Foreskins.
The Redskins could follow Reid’s advice and become the Capitol Crooks.
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.
Just think of Harry Reid out trolling...like some do on the internet
Somebody needs to give Harry a blanket infected with smallpox.
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.
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?????
Hes 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.”
When the controversy starts he will deny he ever said that.
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.
I should add that later stories blaming the US Army for giving out those blankets during our Indian wars were found to be BS.
Every time that loathsome creature takes a breath, he is wasting good air. May the bird of paradise fly up his nose.
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.)
I dunno. Did he sell a house at a loss to a campaign contributor?
Thick thumbs on I phone makes lots of mistakes. Lol. (Always blame it on the thumbs )
Unfortunately for us, Harry is old enough to have been immunized.
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.
I thought it was $17,000, but maybe I’m wrong.
I hope you’re not driving. :-)
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
Nope just laying on couch listening to TV in other room
It originally was, but I believe yesterday they revised that figure upwards
Wow. I never thought anyone could make a sympathetic character out of the Boy Owner.
He should offer to change the name for money.
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
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!
I’m still waiting for Reid to return the money he took from Jack Abramoff.
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.
How did Harry’s fellow Mormons treat the Native Americans?
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
KEEP the name.
Change the mascot to a potato...
Oooo Good one! That should be worth several points!
This punk is really a nasty little lump, isn’t he?
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).
“Why do liberals stick their nose into others business so often?”
Because of their overwhelming arrogance.
Indeed he is, and I think he’s gotten to the point where he’s actually hurting them more than he’s helping.
Reid trying to divert attention from his blatant, criminal diversion of campaign funds to his family.
What a load of crap. The fuss they’re all making over this...
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.
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.
Are these native Americans as well spoken and intelligent as Obama?
Reid should be dealing with his own dirty laundry, ya think?
May I use your Harry Greed
You are welcome to use:
BLANK o vitch
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
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!