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Obama open to name change for Washington Redskins
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Posted on 10/05/2013 7:32:42 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama open to name change for Washington Redskins

Associated Press JULIE PACE 5 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says that if he owned the Washington Redskins, he would "think about changing" the team name, wading into the controversy over a football nickname that many people deem offensive to Native Americans.

Obama, in an interview with The Associated Press, said team names like the Redskins offend "a sizable group of people." He said that while fans get attached to the nicknames, nostalgia may not be a good enough reason to keep them in place.

"I don't know whether our attachment to a particular name should override the real legitimate concerns that people have about these things," he said in the interview, which was conducted Friday.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barry; namechange; nfl; redskins; soetoro; washington; washingtonredskins
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Never mind..........
1 posted on 10/05/2013 7:32:42 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Why doesn’t that Kenyan Bastard resign and let an American be president...and I don’t mean Slow-Joe!


2 posted on 10/05/2013 7:33:57 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Sub-Driver

What business is that of his?
I am sure Dan Snyder will do just what Obama wants (Extreme Sarcasm).


3 posted on 10/05/2013 7:34:58 AM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-The Ultimate Terrorist Weapon.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I seriously wonder if this guy actually does anything except play golf and watch ESPN.


4 posted on 10/05/2013 7:35:01 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Redleg Duke

Hasn’t OBayMe stepped in enough feces yet?


5 posted on 10/05/2013 7:35:38 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Sub-Driver

Barak has spoken.
So let it be written,
So let it be done.


6 posted on 10/05/2013 7:35:42 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Sub-Driver

He will soon. I think there is a provision in Obamacare that if any Redskin gets a concussion, the team becomes property of the Obama regime. Ok I made that up, maybe.


7 posted on 10/05/2013 7:35:48 AM PDT by kushnejz
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To: Sub-Driver

Next thing you know, he’ll cancel all of the Redskins games — you know, what with the shutdown and all ...


8 posted on 10/05/2013 7:36:14 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’d change the team name to “Redspears”, then double down on the Native American imagery. Do what Florida State does and pay a tribe to be the official mascots of the team. Cram it back in the faces of the complainers - because the real issue is that DC is a 90% black city, and shutting out black activists and scammers entirely from any connection with the team is the best form of revenge.


9 posted on 10/05/2013 7:37:30 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Sub-Driver
Get back to WORK, you lazy, shiftless Muslim CREEP!

Names of Football teams isn't ANY OF HIUS DAMN BUSINESS!!

10 posted on 10/05/2013 7:37:41 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Sub-Driver
many people deem offensive to Native Americans.

That would be elitist liberals in their ivory towers who want to destroy all identities and differences. Nothing can than be celebrated.

11 posted on 10/05/2013 7:38:01 AM PDT by Bayard
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To: Sub-Driver
wading into the controversy over a football nickname that many people deem offensive to Native Americans.

False. Few people think it's offensive.

12 posted on 10/05/2013 7:38:08 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Obama, said team names like the Redskins offend “a sizable group of people.”

A president named Obama offends an entire nation.


13 posted on 10/05/2013 7:40:12 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

How about the Washington SittingBullSh1t


14 posted on 10/05/2013 7:40:32 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama says that if he owned the Washington Redskins....

If Obama owned the Redskins,they'd be bankrupt in the first place......

15 posted on 10/05/2013 7:40:37 AM PDT by massmike (Why doesn't Obama just declare Syria a "chemical weapons-free zone"?)
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To: Sub-Driver
Comrade Leader has Spoken!!!

How about the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium!!!?!?

Who showed the Giants last week who were in charge, like an Indian Chief?!!? I have lots of Arrowheads I found just walking in the Kansas Prairie.

Does that bother you Comrade Leader?

16 posted on 10/05/2013 7:41:03 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Sub-Driver

Really? He never held a real job in his dope smoking life. Everything his way or no way. This Socialist, Communist, Fascist idiot needs to be impeached.


17 posted on 10/05/2013 7:41:13 AM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sick leftist socialist kook


18 posted on 10/05/2013 7:41:42 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver

He suggests the Washington Islamists.


19 posted on 10/05/2013 7:41:44 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Sub-Driver

Leaving aside the obvious question of who asked him, I’m sure glad he’s got nothing better to do during the government shutdown he created than worry about the name of Washington’s NFL team.


20 posted on 10/05/2013 7:41:44 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (My PV2 is my hero.)
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To: KC_Lion
“Giants” is offensive to the vertically-challenged people of America. Change it now! /sarc.
21 posted on 10/05/2013 7:42:47 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Stormdog

Good point, never in my life would I have expected someone so named to be president...it is an affront to every citizen no matter their name.


22 posted on 10/05/2013 7:42:48 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m open to a change in who sits in the Oval Office.


23 posted on 10/05/2013 7:42:57 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Sub-Driver

There is not a substantial number of people who demands the change. If you ever have been to a pow wow or gathering you will see many natives wearing redskins jackets chief jackets braves you name it. This is just a few malcontents.


24 posted on 10/05/2013 7:43:12 AM PDT by waxer1 (A Republic if you can keep it--Benjamin Franklin. Well we lost it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

They could always call them the Washington Redlines ... but then they would get constantly stepped over, rubbed out & moved around.

(So what else is new?)


25 posted on 10/05/2013 7:43:38 AM PDT by mikrofon (Redskins BUMP)
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To: Sub-Driver

If he had a football team it would be named like Trayvon....


26 posted on 10/05/2013 7:43:40 AM PDT by freebilly (Creepy and the Ass Crackers....)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama looking desperately for a legacy, might as well be going after the Redskin name. ACA is and will be a disaster hung around his neck.


27 posted on 10/05/2013 7:43:41 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: massmike

The Washington Red-Ink


28 posted on 10/05/2013 7:43:46 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Great timing Barry..glad you have your priorities in order.

We were all on pins & needles waiting breathlessly about what you think we should do about the shutdown, debt ceiling & the Washington Freakin Redskins! What a complete failure this guy is.


29 posted on 10/05/2013 7:44:47 AM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: Absolutely Nobama; Thunder90; 4everontheRight; ABG(anybody but Gore); Abbeville Conservative; ...

NFL PING

FReepmail Perdogg to be added to, or to be taken off the NFL Ping list...
30 posted on 10/05/2013 7:45:08 AM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Sub-Driver
Miami "Heat" is offensive. Global warming should be a top priority of this administration. And Barry honored the squad in DC. /sarc.


31 posted on 10/05/2013 7:45:08 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Sub-Driver

How about “The Washington Casino Operators”


32 posted on 10/05/2013 7:45:12 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why is he being asked about this and why should we care what his opinion is on this? It’s time the press stops polishing his knob and starts doing their job. Gahhhh!


33 posted on 10/05/2013 7:46:50 AM PDT by JimSp
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To: GeorgeTex
What business is that of his?

When you imagine yourself to be an absolute monarch, then everything becomes your business.

34 posted on 10/05/2013 7:48:01 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: onedoug

The Washington Reds

The Washington Barrycades

The Washington Tootie-Fruities

The Washington Wookies

The Reggie Loves

The Washington Bitch-Set-Me-Ups


35 posted on 10/05/2013 7:48:35 AM PDT by twister881
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To: rainee

He should’ve just stfu & deferred the question to Lizzy Pocahantas Warren.


36 posted on 10/05/2013 7:50:31 AM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: central_va

Washington Opressors


37 posted on 10/05/2013 7:50:46 AM PDT by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: GeorgeTex

Snyder is an idiot democrat. Who knows what he’ll decide to do.


38 posted on 10/05/2013 7:51:45 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: savedbygrace

If I owned the team, for spite I would rename them the Washington Elitist Liberal Hacks.

I would change all the sections of the stadium to different failed liberal policies. Private boxes would have names like Wilson, Fulbright, maybe add some Soviet names in there for contrast.

Food would all be no salt vegan fare. There would be no whistling allowed. Ticket sales would be lowest to highest prices based on minority status. Blacks would pay 2 bucks.a ticket, women 3, Hispanic 4 and so on. All game tickets for white Christian males would start at 500 dollars. If you do own a box, a certain percentage of your box for each game has to have minorities, which goes up if the Elitist Liberal Hacks make the playoffs.

Every player gets paid the same and must have Obamacare. The team no longer has to provide insurance since they only carry 45 players. Sucks being in the players union.


39 posted on 10/05/2013 7:51:47 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: Sub-Driver

When is he going to tell New England to change their mascot because it’s offensive to Democrats?


40 posted on 10/05/2013 7:53:33 AM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Good grief! Brown skin wants to rename the Red skins.

If I had a football team, I'd name it “The Conroe Crackers” or “Flighty Whiteys”....how’z bout the “Houston Anglos”.

Man on man, I can just keep on goin.

Hep me, Hep me out y'all.

Ok, one more for I go......Texas Pale Faces.

41 posted on 10/05/2013 8:02:19 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Sub-Driver
He's right for a change. Let me suggest a few more apropos alternative names...
  1. Washington Tyrants
  2. Washington Bureaucrats
  3. Washington Slavers
  4. Washington Overlords
  5. Washington Overseers
  6. Washington Dominators
  7. Washington Freedom Killers
  8. Washington Smotherers
  9. Washington Inertias
  10. Washington Fedbloats
  11. Washington Usurpers
  12. Washington Fedbugs
  13. Washington Oppressors
  14. Washington Fedcoats
  15. Washington Snoops
  16. Washington Taxers

42 posted on 10/05/2013 8:02:34 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Sub-Driver

Da Washington Playas


43 posted on 10/05/2013 8:03:00 AM PDT by NCcatdaddy
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To: Sub-Driver

Fine. Sounds like a fair trade. Give Soetoro The Redskins and let The Redskins’ front office run the country.


44 posted on 10/05/2013 8:03:21 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
You forgot Washington Foreskins.

;^)

5.56mm

45 posted on 10/05/2013 8:04:52 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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Please donate today!!

Let's finish this Thon quickly
so Jim can fully recover without
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Thank you!!

46 posted on 10/05/2013 8:05:16 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Who says it’s any of his f’n business?” +1


47 posted on 10/05/2013 8:05:25 AM PDT by OKSooner (What's the NCAA gonna do, suspend OSU from the first half of its first game next season?)
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To: onedoug

“He suggests the Washington Islamists.”

Every time the quarterback drops back to throw the bomb, “Homeland Security” locks down the stadium.


48 posted on 10/05/2013 8:05:25 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Sub-Driver

Best answer I ever saw was on FR a couple of weeks ago. Change the Indian Head to a potato...problem solved. Next.


49 posted on 10/05/2013 8:06:53 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, as if Obama’s basketball knowledge is going to be useful to an NBA team. God help such a team.


50 posted on 10/05/2013 8:07:55 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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