Because he apparently has nothing better to do with his time, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said on Wednesday that he believes the NFL should follow the lead of the NBA in fighting racism by forcing the Washington Redskins to change its name.
Sen. Reid applauded the swift action taken by NBA commissioner Adam Silver in the aftermath Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s comments becoming public. He then questioned how long it will take the NFL to do something about the franchise that “bears a name that inflicts so much pain on Native Americans.”
On radio this morning, Glenn played Sen. Reid’s remarks from the Senate floor and could not help but question the Senate Majority Leader’s mental health.
“We know that Harry Reid is really one of the worst human beings to ever walk the planet… I say this with as much love as I can currently muster for Harry Reid: I think there is something wrong with him… There is also the possibility that he has so deeply lost his soul that he just doesn’t know up from down anymore,” Glenn said. “He is now trying to go after the NFL because of the NBA. Here is your slippery slope.”
Sen. Reid said he is wondering whether the NFL has paid attention the NBA’s “decisive action” against Sterling. But Glenn could not help but point out Sen. Reid’s murky history with racially tinged language. You may recall the Senator referred to President Obama as a "light skinned" African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”
“Harry, good thing you are on the right side of political power because you are not too far from crazy talk yourself,” Glenn said.
Like so many others who have called for the Redskins to change their name, Sen. Reid points to a so-called deep-seated offense the term causes. As Glenn and his team demonstrated last fall, however, that is simply not the case:
“Why don’t you help the people on the reservations by freeing them? Why don’t you stop with your rhetoric about the Redskins and care about the healthcare on the Native American reservations,” Glenn asked disgusted.
“He does not care at all about righting any of the wrongs,” Stu responded. “It has nothing to do with that for him.”
Ultimately, as Pat pointed out, it is unclear why the Senate Majority Leader feels the need to weigh in on such a trivial issues when the country is on fire.
“What is the Senate majority leader talking about this bull crap for anyway,” Pat concluded. “You care about the name of a football team?!”
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