Anyhow, it’s comforting to know that in the midst of a massive IRS scandal that makes Watergate look like child’s play and the disintegration of the Obama administration’s foreign policy in Iraq, our government is focusing on the issues that really matter: the names of professional sports teams.I personally don't freaking care about the name of the Washington Redskins, but I do care that government's taking sides in what is basically a boutique argument about political correctness. In any case, it's a horrible precedent.
At least people are cheerfully mocking this on Twitter with the hashtag #NewRedskinsName. My favorites so far:
Let's get rid of all references to Native Americans and rename them the Washington Elizabeth Warrens.
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) June 18, 2014
My vote for the new DC NFL team name. Via: https://t.co/cj4CBwbnQs pic.twitter.com/wP58YOXBH7
— John Scalzi (@scalzi) June 18, 2014