Surprise: Anti-Redskins ‘Indian’ Leader an Obama Fundraiser

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 at 7:27 am

Always follow the money whenever Obama is involved in something. He recently injected himself into the so-called “controversy” over the name Washington Redskins. But guess what? This guy may not even be a legitimate Indian.

The American Indian leader spearheading the campaign to change the name of the Washington Redskins is not a legitimate member of the tribe he leads, according to a New York State Assemblywoman, but rather an Obama crony who is raking in casino money and paying back only small stipends to his tribe members.

Oneida Nation Representative Ray Halbritter, who is also the CEO of Oneida Nation Enterprises, is not recognized in his position by the Grand Council of Chiefs governing the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy. Halbritter is not a legitimate member of the Oneida tribe, Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney told The Daily Caller.

He is not even technically an Oneida. There is not a drop of Oneida in him,” Tenney said.

Halbritter traces his lineage back to a woman who lived on traditional Iroquois Confederacy land, but as a non-member of the Six Nations.

As Elizabeth Warren might say, what difference does it make?

Halbritter ancestor Lucy Carpenter’s expulsion from the Six Nations, according to the 1885-1940 Census Rolls, invalidates Halbritter’s claim to one-fourth Oneida heritage on his mother’s side, according to Tenney.

“He has no ancestry in the Six Nations but he has a lot of powerful friends in D.C.,” Tenney said.

Halbritter attended a January 27, 2012 fundraiser with President Obama in Washington, D.C. with 70 Indian leaders. The $15,000 to $35,800 fundraiser raised up to $2.5 million for Obama’s re-election campaign.

Such revelations will no doubt be met with yawns from the media. That or accusations of racism. It sure won’t stop their current crusade. Bob Costas was unavailable for comment.

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4 Responses to “Surprise: Anti-Redskins ‘Indian’ Leader an Obama Fundraiser”

  1. nickless on 15/15/13 at 11:14 am

    Interesting then that The Empty Suit saw fit to raise this issue’s profile by weighing in on yet another nontroversy (a la ‘police acted stupidly’ and ‘if I had a son he would look like St. Trayvon.’). Pushing another cause for a crony?

  2. Buford on 15/15/13 at 3:18 pm

    So the Oneida tribe is ticked off about the “Redskins” name? Guess what blowholes, I EAT with silverware named for you boneheads. My Indian ancestors made it all the way to the East Coast while your lazy ancestors were content to squat and go no further. If the Bering Strait hadn’t disappeared, you’d still be Chinese. The Washington Redskins were named after real American Indians, not after you Yellow-thin-skinned wannabe injuns.

  3. walt on 15/15/13 at 3:44 pm

    what do you except from a muslin -liberal-asshole!!! pay backs are hell and king ass O and his liberal friends have it all in Chicago banks and getting more. what name doe’s he like , like him the Washington crooks leave them the REDSKINS and impeach the muslin O