Washington’s football team is in a bit of a quandary. After ruling that their name is a racial slur, the US Patent and Trademark Office canceled their trademark registrations, an action leaving them without a name. Fortunately for them, anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist has a potential solution.
According to BuzzFeed, Norquist told them last year that “This is a great idea. The former Redskins can be the Ronald Reagans on winning years and the Nancy Reagans on losing years. Unless that gets us in more trouble elsewhere.” He added, “However, this should not distract from our ongoing efforts to trade DC statehood for [‘Reagan’] naming Rights,” and called the notion “fun to consider.”
Yes, that’s right folks. Grover Norquist feels like the Washington Redskins should become the Washington Reagans. In my not-so-humble opinion, they should be called the Washington Congressional Republicans; that way, nothing will ever get through their defensive line, although I leave you to ponder their questionable and ultimately self-destructive offensive tactics. Or perhaps the Washington Tea Partiers would be better still; everything about their 2013 season was a disaster, and everything about the Tea Party is a disaster. Both require large sums of money from wealthy patrons to function. The glove fits. They could even swap mascots for Uncle Sam dressed up as the Mad Hatter (I want full credit for this when it happens, folks).
But the Washington Reagans?
Maybe their mascot could be Reagan in a Superman costume (and if you get this reference, kudos to you).
Norquist has been on a bit of quest lately to name everything after Ronald Reagan; he started the Reagan Legacy Project in 1997 and also founded the Americans of Tax Reform, a badly named anti-tax advocacy group that was created at Reagan’s request in 1985.
— Natalie Johnson (@nataliejohnsonn) June 18, 2014