Remember that time the Obama administration took a courageous stand against the face of evil and racism in our time? Me neither. No, instead the Obama Administration has contented itself with throwing down the gauntlet in the face of an NFL team.
If the Redskins want to move back to the District of Colombia, they need to cave and change their allegedly racist name. According to The Hill:
The Obama administration will likely block Washington, D.C., authorities from building a new stadium for the NFL's Washington Redskins because of objections to the team’s name.
The National Park Service (NPS) owns the land under the 54-year-old Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, a venue two miles east of the Capitol that hosted the Redskins from 1961 to 1996. Some city leaders want to demolish the current stadium and build a new one to lure the football team back from suburban Maryland.
But Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, whose department includes the NPS, told D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser in April that, unless the Redskins change their name, the Obama administration would not work to accommodate construction of a new venue, according to The Washington Post.
In a letter a month later, a local NPS official told Bowser the agency opposed the idea of building a new stadium.”
It’s important to note that the Redskins “controversy” is almost entirely driven by media activism, birthed mainly by the arrogant elitists at The Washington Post and enthusiastically pushed by the left-wingers that dominate sports journalism. (They’re the kind who sneer that fans who just want to enjoy football are “on the wrong side of history.”) There is no groundswell of public outrage and most Native Americans don’t care
But the Obama administration officially has adopted a tougher stance with the Washington Redskins than he has the holocaust-denying, soon-to-be nuclear powerhouse of Iran.
Moreover, the Redskins new stadium would have been built in Washington, D.C., which is overwhelmingly black, and the people who worked in that stadium would have been overwhelmingly black. However, instead of helping the people who were instrumental in his election and re-election, while faring far worse under his economic tutelage, than any other demographic group, other than teenagers, Obama has decided that facing down the scourge of “Redskin-ism” is a bigger priority.
But he did sing “Amazing Grace.” So, there’s that.
Conveniently, King Putt didn’t believe hosting his adopted hometown Chicago Blackhawks (very racist) after their last Stanley Cup Championship on the federal lands of the White House constituted any kind of problem. Not holding my breath that he’ll do any 180 this time around either.