One would think that the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Internal Revenue Service, Benghazi, Iraq and Obamacare merited more attention, but the Washington Redskins name change ruled the day in the nation’s capital Wednesday, after the U.S. Patent office denied the team’s trademark.
“Snyder says it’s about tradition. I ask, what tradition? A tradition of racism. That’s all that that name leaves in its wake,” Harry Reid said. “The writing is on the wall. It’s on the wall in giant, blinking, neon lights.”
“Really, Harry? So since the Redskins didn’t do what you wanted them to do you somehow got the Patent Office to revoke the Redskins trademark,” Herman Cain said.
Cain went on to say that a poll showed that on only nine percent of Native Americans found the name offensive. He then suggested the team change its name to the “Washington Reidskins.”