Skip to comments.Obama: ‘I’d think about changing’ Washington Redskins team name
Posted on 10/05/2013 10:12:00 AM PDT by tobyhill
President Obama became the latest, and most high-profile, figure to weigh in against the Washington Redskins name, saying he would consider changing it because it offends many Native Americans.
If I were the owner of the team and I knew that there was a name of my team even if it had a storied history that was offending a sizeable group of people, Id think about changing it, Obama said in an interview with the Associated Press published Saturday.
It was the first time Obama, a big sports fan who roots for teams from his native Chicago, had been asked his opinion publicly on the controversy surrounding the name of Washingtons professional football franchise.
Team owner Daniel Snyder has said he will not change the name of the team, which has been called the Redskins since George Preston Marshall owned the franchise in Boston in 1933. Marshall moved the team to Washington in 1937, and it has since become one of the National Football Leagues most profitable franchises.
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Nobody asked you, Barry.
i’d think about the ass-who you’regona get soon, president jackwagon.
When will King FUBO demand that the NAACP change its name?
I’d think about legally changing my name to Barack Obama from Barry Soetoros if I were you, Barry, since you never bothered doing so.
Blackskins? With gold grillz?
Please send the gangbanger prez down to iran, where he belongs.
Already posted...several times today.
I’d think about changing who is sitting in the Oval Office but unfortunately, the foreigners and freeloaders voting in my country these days now have me severely outnumbered.
Call them the Washington Trayvons.
Yes, they should be called the Washington ‘White Devils’.
This would fit well with Barry’s thinly veiled Black Liberation Theology hatred of white people.
I don’t believe he’s a big sports fan who roots for Chicago teams.
In one interview, he said he was a big White Sox fan, but couldn’t name a favorite player, past or present.
He said he went to White Sox games at “Cominskey Park”, he pronounced it with an “N” in it. Any real baseball fan knows that the White Sox played at “Comiskey Park”, which has no “N” in it.
You have no say in the name so STFU. You should not even have time to make statements like this while we are in a stalemate on our budget. Do your job!
Who are the sizeable group of people offended by this name? Liberals who aren’t even football fans in the first place????
And when all word references are removed about Indians, they will be forgotten. Then, the res will be absorbed, as they are semi-autonomous nations.
Their people will be ‘collateral damage.’
That, and lily-white non-native American bedwetters
That’s like the WWII movie where the German spoke perfect English and gave people wrong directions into enemy territory or in circles.
Just like it, in fact. Was that “Patton” or “The Battle of the Bulge”?
He stuck his foot in mouth again. Most popular sports team in Chicago is the Blackhawks.
Odumbo would deploy that powerful thinking tool he flits around with in his vacant noggin.
should be a heck of a buzz if you mix Skittles and cough syrup with Gatorade
Excerpt: “Tribal leaders in Virginia not offended by Redskins nickname”
Obama seems to be out of step with America.
Reminds me a bit of the liberal meltdown over the Obama rodeo clown. These liberals never go to a rodeo, and have no idea what a rodeo clown is or what he does. Yet these liberals are going to tell the rodeo assoications how to run their business.
I don’t care much for Dan Snyder but am happy to see he won’t give in to political correctness.
You may remember that the owner of the Washington Bullets gave in to PC, and renamed his team the Washington Wizards. Couldn’t take the whole bullet violent imagery, and had to be politically correct.
He is feeding his lapdogs (read the entire alphabet network media) something to raise a fuss over, to distract the dumbed down public from his criminal thuggery which the pirate Roberts endorsed.
It was ok because they had no fire power.
He will change it to The Washington Progressives!!!
How’s about we change them to the Undocumented Kenyans?
Washington Foreskins sounds about right!
They need a new name?
How about the Washington Traitors?
Or the Kenyan Mulattoes?
Or maybe the Washington Blueskins?
Or even the Presidential Thinskins?
I had my thread on this pulled because there was another one. I love FR, but I wish they merged threads instead of just dumping them.
Washington Down Lows
Barky thinking on making life difficult for them if they don’t?
Hey, Sh*thead, let’s change the name of the Blackhawks too while we’re at it....?
Question:Why can’t you circumcise Obama?
Answer:There’s not end to this pri*k....
Quit watching espn and work on the gub mint shut down ya freaken moron.
if I was the author of a ‘healthcare plan’ that was offending ‘a sizeable group of people... i’d think about changing it’.
Obama prefers the Washington Foreskins
I got yer multi-sensitivity name right here:
the Washington Carpet Munchkins
Be like DC politicians!
“Washington Brown-nosers” seems apt.
That 'sizable group' happens to be non-native American liberals.
Tribal chairman of the San Carlos Apaches answered it succinctly a while back:
"They must be city Indians."
First let us see your academic records to establish standing. U are a nobody POS.
This fool wil change the name of The United States of America if we let him.
Yep, to the Islamic Republic of America.
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