May 1, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie
Excerpted from WASHINGTON EXAMINER: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s rush to drag the Washington Redskins into the race-charged debate over the lifetime ban of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is getting some pushback from another prominent Democrat: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
While Reid thinks the Redskins’ name is akin to the racist ranting of Sterling, McAuliffe, who once ran the Democratic Party, said there is no comparison and thinks government officials should just butt out of the debate.
“Governors should not be telling private sector businesses what to do with their businesses,” he said on the Washington radio station WTOP during its “Ask the Governor” program Wednesday.McAuliffe said that Sterling had “a history and a pattern” of racism that the NBA acted on. “I would not compare the two.”
The Redskins have two training facilities in Virginia, one in Richmond and the other in Ashburn.
His comments clashed with Reid, who had his own anti-Redskins rant Wednesday, taking to the Senate floor — where major bills and treaties are normally discussed — to call the name just as racist as Sterling’s comments. Keep Reading