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Old 10-06-2013, 01:08 AM  
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Obama Flaps His Lips About Redskins Name...

President Barack Obama says if he was owner of Washington Redskins he’d think about changing team nickname


The issue of the Washington Redskins' nickname is a hot-button topic, in a city that loves to debate hot-button issues.

President Barack Obama has some serious things to worry about, like the government being shut down. But the Associated Press, during an exclusive interview, squeezed in a queston to Obama about the Redskins' nickname and the idea that it is offensive and should be changed. And Obama gave an interesting answer:

"(P)eople get pretty attached to team names, mascots," Obama told the Associated Press. "I don't think there are any Redskins fans that mean offense. I've got to say that 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, I'd think about changing it.

"But I don't want to detract from the wonderful Redskins fans that are here. They love their team, and rightly so – even though they've been having a pretty tough time this year. But I think – all these mascots and team names related to Native Americans, Native Americans feel pretty strongly about it. And I don't know whether our attachment to a particular name should override the real, legitimate concerns that people have about these things."

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is among the other powerful people who has said that it might be time to think about changing the Redskins' team name.

Many people in Washington are attached to the Redskins name and the history behind it. It's a bit surprising during this time of more important political turmoil in Washington that Obama would offer a potentially unpopular opinion on another controversial issue.

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UPDATE: On Saturday evening the Redskins released a statement from Lanny Davis, attorney for the team, on Obama's comments:

“As a supporter of President Obama, I am sure the President is not aware that in the highly respected independent Annenberg Institute poll (taken in 2004) with a national sample of Native Americans, 9 out of 10 Native Americans said they were not bothered by the name the ‘Washington Redskins.’ The President made these comments to the Associated Press, but he was apparently unaware that an April 2013 AP poll showed that 8 out of 10 of all Americans in a national sample don't think the Washington Redskins’ name should be changed.

"The Redskins respect everyone. But like devoted fans of the Atlanta Braves, the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Blackhawks (from President Obama's hometown), the fans love their team and its name and, like those fans, they do not intend to disparage or disrespect a racial or ethnic group. The name ‘Washington Redskins’ is 80 years old - its history and legacy and tradition. The Redskins’ fans sing 'Hail to the Redskins' every Sunday as an expression of honor, not disparagement."


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Old 10-07-2013, 06:58 PM   #31
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:02 PM   #32
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Snyder, I assume? Well, I have the advantage of having lived in the DC area for most of the time he's owned the Redskins, meaning I get to hear about all of his self-centered hijinks in the news every time they happen, which is often, so I already know that he's a whiny mercenary douchebag. On top of that, he doesn't even consider the arguments or the people involved or talk to anyone about it except to say, in essence, "No, never, go away".

I just really can't stand the guy. He's the Justin Beiber of the NFL ownership world.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:05 PM   #33
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Snyder, I assume? Well, I have the advantage of having lived in the DC area for most of the time he's owned the Redskins, meaning I get to hear about all of his self-centered hijinks in the news every time they happen, which is often, so I already know that he's a whiny mercenary douchebag. On top of that, he doesn't even consider the arguments or the people involved or talk to anyone about it except to say, in essence, "No, never, go away".

I just really can't stand the guy. He's the Justin Beiber of the NFL ownership world.
sounds like he makes your skin red....
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:09 PM   #34
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:47 AM   #35
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Why the f*** would you take the time to talk about something like this now?

Because he was asked?


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But the Associated Press, during an exclusive interview, squeezed in a queston to Obama about the Redskins' nickname and the idea that it is offensive and should be changed.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:49 AM   #36
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Why does this turd feel it necessary to weigh in on everything?


He was asked....
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:51 AM   #37
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You guys sure are riled up about absolutely nothing. Your hatred for Obama is making you absolutely insane.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:24 AM   #38
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You guys sure are riled up about absolutely nothing. Your hatred for Obama is making you absolutely insane.
I would say they are way past the completion stage of the process.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:26 AM   #39
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I don't really see a ton of outrage over his comments in this thread.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:36 AM   #40
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I don't really see a ton of outrage over his comments in this thread.
there isn't....that's just how libs work...
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:44 AM   #41
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:50 AM   #42
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:31 PM   #43
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This could go for other teams as well..

I mean, just look at any horse and you can see the shame on their faces
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