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Rush Limbaugh: “Only Politically Correct Jerks Offended by Washington Redskins Logo”

July 6th, 2013 at 8:17 AM
By Zach Powell

Rush Limbaugh inserted himself in to the debate surrounding the Washington Redskins logo during his afternoon radio program last week, and didn't hold back his feelings on the subject.

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“So these change advocates [i.e. those who are urging Dan Snyder to change the offensive name of his D.C. NFL team] are nothing but a bunch of liberals who are, in truth, seeking to empower the federal government with more power over everybody [ed's note: sound familiar?] … Well, the fact of the matter is, our society is NOT that offended by it, and DOESN’T think that it’s that big a deal, as evidenced by Redskins sell-outs and high TV ratings. So the advocates, the people who don’t like the Redskins names are just a bunch of PC jerks."

Washington has faced mounting pressure to change their name from all directions lately.  Rush's comments come on the heels of a Native American group, the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, labeling NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as a "coward" for supporting the Redskins name. 

Limbaugh isn't a stranger to creating controversy in NFL circles.  The right-wing commentator was added to ESPN's Monday Night Football announcer team but resigned after only a few weeks when he made several racists comments regarding former Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb, who was playing for the Philadelphia Eagles at the time.

Tags: Donovan McNabb, Football, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Roger Goodell, Rush Limbaugh, Washington, Washington Redskins

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