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RGIII: Americans ‘Held Hostage By The Tyranny Of Political Correctness’
http://washington.cbslocal.com ^ | 05-01-2013 | Staff

Posted on 05/01/2013 6:55:21 AM PDT by Red Badger

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III took to Twitter on Tuesday to complain about the “tyranny of political correctness” he believes is holding American culture “hostage.”

“In a land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness,” the NFL player wrote on his official Twitter account. He followed up the post with a definition of the word, writing: “Tyranny- ‘a condition imposed by some outside agency or forceThe Twitter commentary comes as some are pushing the NFL to change the Redskins team name due to the racial implications of the Native American moniker. Additionally, NBA player Jason Collins garnered an abundance of media attention in the past week after coming out as the first openly gay player on a major, professional American sports team.

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Griffin’s post incited numerous politically-tinged criticisms.

“Tyranny? Do we share a common reality?” one person tweeted back to RGIII. “Loyalty to local racist named team fading…fading,” wrote another.

The Redskins quarterback and 2011 Heisman Trophy winner responded to the backlash on Tuesday evening, writing, “If we speak..we say it the wrong way If we do not speak we are cowards….”

Related: D.C. Councilmember: Call Them ‘RedTails’


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: char; nfl; redskins; rg3; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 05/01/2013 6:55:21 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Perdogg

NFL Ping!..............


2 posted on 05/01/2013 6:55:42 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Red Badger

Time to stand up, folks.


3 posted on 05/01/2013 6:57:18 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Red Badger
D.C. Councilmember: Call Them ‘RedTails’

If this keeps up, I'm thinking they should name them the "Thin Skins".
4 posted on 05/01/2013 6:59:53 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: skeeter

Laura Ingraham played Hail to the Redskins. I said “Hey, that’s the theme from Blazing Saddles”!


5 posted on 05/01/2013 7:00:02 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Red Badger

Maybe RG3 is the country’s best hope.


6 posted on 05/01/2013 7:00:04 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Red Badger

RGIII is right! PC is meant to silence dissent while they who made the rules of what is PC or not PC can forge ahead with their agenda


7 posted on 05/01/2013 7:01:48 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

As a German-American the name Redtails offends me.


8 posted on 05/01/2013 7:03:27 AM PDT by BobinIL
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To: Red Badger
Hail to the Redskins (HTTR)! And unoffended!
9 posted on 05/01/2013 7:03:35 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Red Badger

“Red Tails”

That’ll get the hawks all upset.


10 posted on 05/01/2013 7:03:37 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Red Badger
I wonder if the Commiss is testing the first-round draft picks when he hugs them on stage. Maybe one will get a certain excitement.
11 posted on 05/01/2013 7:03:47 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: Red Badger

...just another conservative black speaking up, saying what he believes and being pummeled by diversified,cultured,tolerant,all knowing,understanding,political correct,media.


12 posted on 05/01/2013 7:03:55 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Also as a consumer who felt I was cheated out of $40.00 after watching Redtails I am offended.


13 posted on 05/01/2013 7:05:07 AM PDT by BobinIL
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To: BlueStateRightist

Remember, it was a child that shouted that the Emperor had no clothes when all others were too afraid. Someone has to start the process. : )


14 posted on 05/01/2013 7:06:32 AM PDT by MWestMom ( "I will not sit quietly and let [the president] shed the constitution." Senator Rand Paul)
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To: Red Badger

Cheers for Robert Griffin. Don’t let the bastards wear you down!


15 posted on 05/01/2013 7:07:15 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Red Badger
The Twitter commentary comes as some are pushing the NFL to change the Redskins team name due to the racial implications of the Native American moniker.

What does a potato have to do with Native Americans?

16 posted on 05/01/2013 7:10:28 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Red Badger

Believe redskins were originally a Boston team, and the moniker refers to a type of bean popular in the region....

YMMV


17 posted on 05/01/2013 7:11:23 AM PDT by petro45acp (It's a fabian thing.....how do you boil a frog? How's that water feelin right about now?)
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To: Red Badger

Hooray for RGIII!!!

It’s well passed time for people to stand up and tell the whiners, “TOUGH! I don’t care what you don’t like! Nothing is changing here!”


18 posted on 05/01/2013 7:11:36 AM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Love it. If forced to change the name, I second the Washington Thin Skins. Thin-skinned PC types have more to do with DC than the Tuskegee Airmen who were affilated with Alabama.


19 posted on 05/01/2013 7:12:42 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: Red Badger

Wow!

RGIII is impressive as a young hard working and intelligent QB. In spite of his heritage, he obviously doesn’t feel the destructive sense of entitlement so many young people due.

Now, he dares to dip his oar into the vile PC waters of America.


20 posted on 05/01/2013 7:17:56 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (I'm afraid to go visit any American college because of all the foreign students with bombs.)
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To: Red Badger
Americans ‘Held Hostage By The Tyranny Of Political Correctness’

God bless RGIII! A profile in courage as he channels Dr. Ben Carson's primary point at the National Prayer Breakfast .... "The PC Police are out there in force … at all times" ... and that's NOT GOOD for our Nation.

Long live the Redskins!

21 posted on 05/01/2013 7:21:06 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: headstamp 2
A D.C. Councilman suggested Red Tails.

Hmmm, if you don't like THAT suggestion then you're obviously a racist... (Coming soon to an editorial near you.)


22 posted on 05/01/2013 7:23:33 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Red Badger

Yes, but there is no freedom because of PC.


23 posted on 05/01/2013 7:23:44 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Grampa Dave

As an Eagles fan, bravo RG3! These guys will all have to stand up to this crap together. Athletes for freedom of conscience. Power in numbers. What will the NFL do then? Fire them all? I am sure the rainbow wrist-bands or shoes will be mandatory at some point for a few weeks in the season just like the pink stuff. This is the issue republican candidates have to embrace in order to sway minorities from the democrat party.


24 posted on 05/01/2013 7:25:16 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Red Badger

First the Fighting Sioux, now the Redskins.


25 posted on 05/01/2013 7:30:57 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Grampa Dave

I could care less about football, RG3, however is pretty awesome. He verbally smacked down Bob Parker for questioning if he was an “authentic brother, or a corn ball brother” Implying he cant be black as a conservative with a white fiancée.


26 posted on 05/01/2013 7:50:00 AM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: Red Badger

RGIII, come play for the Cowboys. Cowboys don’t mind having a football team named after them.


27 posted on 05/01/2013 7:53:17 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Red Badger

Wow. Does RGIII know what he’s getting himself into with tweets like that?


28 posted on 05/01/2013 8:23:37 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: MWestMom

Exactly. The only cure for a rabidly Marxist black man is a unapologetic conservative black man. Him being a popular professional athlete is a bonus.


29 posted on 05/01/2013 8:37:08 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Red Badger
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III took to Twitter on Tuesday to complain about the “tyranny of political correctness” he believes is holding American culture “hostage.”

RG III wow....I yes you don't the play for the WASHINGTON REDTAILS...

REDTAILS?? Are their TAILS going to be WHIPPED EVERY GAME?

30 posted on 05/01/2013 9:15:07 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul in 2016)
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To: BobinIL
As a German-American the name Redtails offends me.

As a baboon the name Redtails offends me.

31 posted on 05/01/2013 9:27:13 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Red Badger

The libs would never suggest that the New Zealand’s All Blacks national rugby team change its name because they would tell them to FO.


32 posted on 05/01/2013 10:02:23 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Pontiac
What does a potato have to do with Native Americans?

True... change the helmets with a picture of a RED Skin potato.

They are the only sporting team named for a vegetable...

33 posted on 05/01/2013 10:52:07 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul in 2016)
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