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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.