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Washington Redskins....... Obama says change the name.
« on: October 05, 2013, 11:56:36 AM »

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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.


http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA_REDSKINS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-10-05-10-21-17

In the middle of a Government shutdown.....  Obama is worried about Political Correctness.

The man is not a leader.
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Re: Washington Redskins....... Obama says change the name.
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2013, 12:38:32 PM »

Sheesh!   8*
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Re: Washington Redskins....... Obama says change the name.
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2013, 05:14:43 PM »

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA_REDSKINS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-10-05-10-21-17

In the middle of a Government shutdown.....  Obama is worried about Political Correctness.

The man is not a leader.


He had to cancel yet another trip (vacation) so he has little to keep him occupied......

Personally, I don't believe he has the intellegence to worry about anything.
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Re: Washington Redskins....... Obama says change the name.
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2013, 12:47:12 AM »

Maybe he wished he had a son that looked like an Indian or something along that line...

Its clear he doesn't know what to do now that he isn't campaigning for anything.
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Re: Washington Redskins....... Obama says change the name.
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2013, 06:29:02 PM »

The owner of the team is doing the right thing. Telling everyone complaining to get bent!

Who is next the Florida State Seminoles?
The Kansas City Chiefs?

Just more PC BS.
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Re: Washington Redskins....... Obama says change the name.
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2013, 07:02:49 PM »

My goodness, Obama's call for the name change is about as ridiculous as the folks making this a political correctness issue.

Atlanta Braves - and every minor league team with the same name
Cleveland Indians
Atlanta Hawks
Golden State Warriors
Chicago Blackhawks
Too many college programs of similar nature

Just one of those things IMO that to waste time and effort on such an issue is silly.
 
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Re: Washington Redskins....... Obama says change the name.
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2013, 11:19:58 PM »

Actually, the name that should be changed is Obama.  But then what really is his name???
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