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President Obama

Redskins Name is Offensive

... I'd Probably Change It

10/5/2013 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Congress might be shut down ... but President Barack Obama found time to dive into the debate over the Washington Redskins name -- telling a reporter he would "think about changing" the team name because it offends people.

The Prez was asked about the issues renewed controversy over the past few months ... and proclaimed nostalgia isn't a good enough reason to keep the name.

Saying if he were team owner ... there'd be serious discussion about changing it.

However, Barack doesn't think fans of the name are being racist -- they're just passionate for team history.

Obama joins a growing movement of people once again pushing for the change -- including NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Name change or not ... the Redskins still suck this season.

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181.

BB not bb    

Indians are weird. They say they don't like the name even though it is a compliment, like calling a team the Vikings or the Patriots or the Saints. The reason is they think it is not enough respect. They want more respect so they get mad over a little respect.


I think they should leave the name alone. People like to remember the Indians. if it weren't for these little reminders, they might be forgotten altogether. Obama should get back to work and not worry about what teams are doing either.


He is not the Commander in Celebrity, he is the Commander in Chief. He is not acting like a chief but like a busybody.

380 days ago
182.

Tiffany    

OMG. Get over yourself, Obama.

380 days ago
183.

Observer    

Mr. President....
We've had ENOUGH of your 'CHANGES'.

* Benghazi...

* Bail Outs...

* Green Projects went BROKE wasting our money...

* Obummer-Care...

* Gas Prices $1.85 Gal. Now $3.53 Gal...

* 20 weeks Unemployment now 37 weeks...

* Poverty rate: 16% HIGHEST since 1965...

* Food Stamps UP by 11 THOUSAND people per day under Obama watch. That's 1 in 6 Americans.

* 'Doubled the debt' of this country's ENTIRE history in just 4 years!....

* 7 of 8 jobs created are PART TIME...

* Changed the 40hr work week to 29 for ObamaCare....

* Hundreds of Companies dropping work hours for employees...

* 54% of Americans now make LESS than $54,000 a year...

* More Billionaires CREATED Under Obama, more POOR people created Under Obama's watch...

* More than 8 Million people STOPPED looking for work....
*
There is NOT enough space on TMZ to list allllll the DESTRUCTIVE things this President is doing to this country, yet those still IGNORANT to the facts, will keep going the 'OLD' cool route... Obama.
*
WAKE UP AMERICA!
The Stats are there.... you just have to PAY ATTENTION.

380 days ago
184.

tucker    

Worry about doing your job, Obama YOU offend ME.

380 days ago
185.

Deesker    

I normally don't post but I live near D.C. Go to hell you idiot. The name is never going to change. God help this country.

380 days ago
186.

Lindy    

They should change it to Red Necks...that is who is watching............

380 days ago
187.

jyelway    

obama needs to worry about the problems that matter and not worry about a football teams name,he would change the name of the redskins but wont change the hell he has us in,to me he just needs to quit as pres and do something else because he sure cant run this country

380 days ago
188.

UnSub    

Doesn't he have work to do? ... oh yeah. #GoToWorkObamah

380 days ago
189.

Comanchegurl    

How about something that makes sense or is relevant like the Washington lay-abouts!!! The Washington do nothings!!!! Or the Washington liars, cheaters

380 days ago
190.

Maybeso    

WHY YOU RACIST ALWAYS BLAME THE PRESIDENT
WHEN CONGRESS & THE SENATE PASSES LAWS. OBAMA ONLY SIGNS OR VETOES.....BY THE WAY THE HOUSE OF CONGRESS IS MAJORITY WYTE SO GET MADE AT YOUR OWN FOR SANDUSKY RAPING THE COUNTRY SINCE THE YOUR FOREFATHERS.

380 days ago
191.

Kelly Rollins    

Once Obama owns a professional team, he can chime in then!

Hopefuly he doesn't get involved so he doesn't screw up the Redskins like he's done to America!

380 days ago
192.

bart    

YOUR NAME BARACK IS OFFENSIVE TIME TO CHANGE IT TO MORON

380 days ago
193.

SEAN    

OBAMA OFFENDS THE WHOLE COUNTRY...TIME TO CHANGE HIM

380 days ago
194.

sbeth    

this dude doesn't realize the NFL is NOT Congress

380 days ago
195.

Nikky    

I think Obama can go suck a dick i love the Redskins i was and i am i big fan so there name is meaning 2 my family so **** off Obama

380 days ago
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