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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.
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Why doesn’t that Kenyan Bastard resign and let an American be president...and I don’t mean Slow-Joe!
What business is that of his?
I am sure Dan Snyder will do just what Obama wants (Extreme Sarcasm).
I seriously wonder if this guy actually does anything except play golf and watch ESPN.
Hasn’t OBayMe stepped in enough feces yet?
Barak has spoken.
So let it be written,
So let it be done.
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.
Next thing you know, he’ll cancel all of the Redskins games — you know, what with the shutdown and all ...
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.
Names of Football teams isn't ANY OF HIUS DAMN BUSINESS!!
That would be elitist liberals in their ivory towers who want to destroy all identities and differences. Nothing can than be celebrated.
False. Few people think it's offensive.
“Obama, said team names like the Redskins offend “a sizable group of people.”
A president named Obama offends an entire nation.
How about the Washington SittingBullSh1t
If Obama owned the Redskins,they'd be bankrupt in the first place......
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?
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.
Sick leftist socialist kook
He suggests the Washington Islamists.
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.
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.
I’m open to a change in who sits in the Oval Office.
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.
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?)
If he had a football team it would be named like Trayvon....
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.
The Washington Red-Ink
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.
How about “The Washington Casino Operators”
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!
When you imagine yourself to be an absolute monarch, then everything becomes your business.
The Washington Reds
The Washington Barrycades
The Washington Tootie-Fruities
The Washington Wookies
The Reggie Loves
The Washington Bitch-Set-Me-Ups
He should’ve just stfu & deferred the question to Lizzy Pocahantas Warren.
Snyder is an idiot democrat. Who knows what he’ll decide to do.
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.
When is he going to tell New England to change their mascot because it’s offensive to Democrats?
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.
Da Washington Playas
Fine. Sounds like a fair trade. Give Soetoro The Redskins and let The Redskins’ front office run the country.
“Who says it’s any of his f’n business?” +1
“He suggests the Washington Islamists.”
Every time the quarterback drops back to throw the bomb, “Homeland Security” locks down the stadium.
Best answer I ever saw was on FR a couple of weeks ago. Change the Indian Head to a potato...problem solved. Next.
Yeah, as if Obama’s basketball knowledge is going to be useful to an NBA team. God help such a team.