” The Washington Redskins issued a scathing response to two lawmakers Monday after they called for the team to change its controversial name.
Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., told NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a letter that the league is on the “wrong side of history” in allowing the Redskins to keep their name, which some see as a slur.
“ It is, in fact, an insult to Native Americans,” Cantwell and Cole wrote.
But the team fired back in a statement, saying that Cantwell – who chairs the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs – has better things to do with her time.
“ Senator Cantwell should be aware that there are many challenges facing Native Americans, including an extremely cold winter with high energy bills, high unemployment, life threatening health problems, inadequate education and many other issues more pressing than the name of a football team which has received strong support from Native Americans,” the statement said. “Surely, with all the issues Congress is supposed to work on such as the economy, jobs, war and health care, the Senator must have more important things to do,” the statement said.”
It’s no wonder our government is so screwed up when we have politicians that can’t even do the jobs that they are paid for now presuming to speak for the tribes of North America even though only nine percent of “native American’s” find the name Redskins offensive .
They obviously have too much time on their hands and need to be sent home to learn something of the real world problems that haunt their constituents , problems that are apparently invisible from the Ivory tower of Capital Hill .
Read more here and while you are at it Reason has a lengthy piece on the subject from last October .