HART: Redskins get scalped by Obama’s bureaucratic O-bots

Published: Friday, June 27, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

Our country has ongoing problems: trillions in deficit spending, Benghazi , swapping a deserter for five Taliban leaders, systemic unemployment, the IRS, the NSA targeting U.S. citizens, etc. And now Obama cannot seem to get his Shiites together in Iraq .

With all these big issues, what did this administration come out with last week? The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office went after Redskins owner Dan Snyder for refusing to change the name of his team to something more pleasing to them.

The government says it has a right to deny trademark protection if a registered name is “scandalous, contemptuous or disreputable,” and it ruled that "Washington Redskins" is. So I am wondering: Is "Washington" or "Redskins" the word that is contemptuous and disreputable?

The Washington Redskins NFL team has been around 80 years, but is it only under this administration that the term has become an offensive racial slur?

Are my Atlanta Braves next on the chopping block? Might they replace Chief Noc-A-Homa with an African American kid getting into Yale with a 1,000 SAT score? Nothing says “equality” like preferential treatment.

Making the case for Redskins being a slur, Patent Office officials said the name represents “racism, conquest and cultural imperialism.” It sounds like someone has spent some time in a college faculty lounge.

If this troubling trend where folks use their interpretation of history to harangue others to do things their way continues, where does it end?



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