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 )
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