(WHAS11 Political Blog) -- The United States Patent and Trademark Office's decision to cancel six trademarks of the National Football League's Washington Redskins has prompted a conservative organization to suggest an alternate name, “The Washington Tea Party.”
The government stripped legal protections from the Redskins name after it ruled it was disparaging, in violation of the trademark code.
Calling the controversy a "trivial, politically motivated fight," Larry Ward, Chairman of Constitutional Rights PAC, said the Tea Party name "is the perfect representation of the fight of the American people against political correctness and government intrusion."
"Which name do you think the left will find more offensive: 'The Redskins' or 'The Tea Party?' the group asked in a news release.
The patent office decision comes after 50 Democratic Senators urged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last month to pressure Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to change the name.
“The writing is on the wall, on the wall in giant, blinking neon lights,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada)