While it may have come as a surprise to many when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six trademark registrations owned by the Washington Redskins pro football team, Rush Limbaugh saw it coming months ago.
Limbaugh told his radio listeners Wednesday that he mentioned on his show January 9 that the Obama administration would target the Redskins specifically through the Patent and Trademark Office. And make no mistake about it, Limbaugh emphasized, the office, as part of the executive branch, acted on Obama's orders. (Audio after the jump)
Here's Limbaugh describing why he expected this would happen (audio) --
By the way, I want to remind you, ladies and gentlemen, you can go and look it up on the Quick Hits Page at RushLimbaugh.com, January 9 of this year, may I read to you what was posted? -- "How the Feds will go after the Redskins," and then the quote from me -- "The way the Feds are going to get the Redskins is the federal trademark office, and I was going to spend some time on that today. " I ended up not getting to it that day on January 9 of this year, just back from the traditional two-week break between Christmas and New Year's, and Kathryn and I, we sometimes go to Hawaii and I remember reading show prep and getting ready for the return to action here at the EIB Network and I came across that while away. And I didn't, I ended up not getting to it and I'm going to have to track it down now. But I just want you to know and I want it on the record that we predicted this very thing back on January 9th, 2014.
Washington Post today, "Redskins patent office decision cheered by lawmakers as 'landmark' " decision -- "Lawmakers cheered the decision by the [U.S.] Patent and Trademark Office to cancel the [Washington] Redskins' trademark registration, saying the ruling should finally convince the National Football League to reverse its decision to stick with the name deemed offensive by Native Americans."
Now I want to add one thing here before we get to the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll -- this is not the Patent and Trademark Office, this is Barack Obama. One of the things in reporting out of Washington that has happened during this administration, this is the executive branch, all of this stuff is coming out of the executive branch, all of this, well, tyranny, it's all coming from the executive branch, and Obama owns the executive branch. He is the executive branch. But yet it's never reported that way -- it's never, 'The Obama administration today canceled the trademark ownership and registration of the Washington --', no, the Patent and Trademark Office, a nameless, faceless bunch of geeks! Wrong! Barack Obama's administration did this! Barack Obama's administration lied to you about keeping your doctor. Barack Obama's administration has basically erased the southern border of the United States and is allowing anybody in. Barack Obama's administration is doing all of this and they're just now getting up to full speed. It's not the Patent and Trademark Office, that's just the location of the implementation. The thinking, the intellectual firepower, the desire, the instructions, the orders, the power to do this is coming right out of the White House.
Does anyone believe that a Patent and Trademark Office bureaucrat acted unilaterally on this without the green light from another office, one shaped oval?