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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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226.

CelebJustice    

Oh geez... just STFU. I find YOU offensive.

361 days ago
227.

NOT ELMO    

Name change or not ... the Redskins still suck this season..................... Who's to blame

Congress
64%
Prez O
36%

Total Votes: 82,739 *Poll Results

361 days ago
228.

TheMasterChimp    

This guy named Barry that hates America. It is kind of obvious that most our nation hates him even more.

361 days ago
229.

Hockeyaddict    

You Obama are the worst thing that could have happened to America. Pack your bags and go home...to Kenya!

361 days ago
230.

NOT ELMO    

THE REPUBLiCLOWNS in CONGRESS Don't Care About AMERiCA & That SECRET CONVERSATiON Between MiTCH MCCONNELL & RAND PAUL Where They Said They Will NOT NEGOTiATE NO Matter What & That They Will WIN This, Reminds Me Of THE SECRET CONVERSATiON ROMNEYSiA Thought HE Was Having in THE 47% ViDEO........THE REPUBLiCLOWNS in CONGRESS are Still Getting Their $2OO,OOO.OO Dollar a Year Paychecks While POOR AMERiCANS Suffer BiG Time--- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsMfg0E2Ekc

361 days ago
231.

Angel07    

To mr Obama Obamanation Your hope and change Has left us with cope and exchange We are coping with your abusive powers And are forced to watch our healthcare and jobs be devoured. If its not good enough for you Then it should NOT be passed thru! Why should you get quality healthcare And everyone else's be impaired? We have to cope with making ends meet While you spend our money up there on easy street. Your eyes can't be that closed To all of the problems you have posed We can't afford you any longer We need someone to make our country stronger Take our economy and jobs to hart And stay off the golf course and golf carts Listen to the tax payers And not the system players Your obamanation Has resulted in deflation We all have our doubts That we can afford all of your handouts Your healthcare and free phones Has stripped this country to the bone Wake up and smell the roses Before we see more foreclosures I can't afford a higher tax rate While you sit there and dictate You and your policies need to go away The price for you and them are too much to pay It's time to listen to the tax payers Act like a leader instead of a golf player Important things need to be done Besides you perfecting your hole in one You have blood on your hands Because of your stand down command A murdered ambassador and others And one lie led to another Blamed on idiotic protests Swept under the rug and no arrests Never a display of any concern And no honest information was ever returned The obamanation you have created is Overrated, hated, inflated, deflated, sedated, underrated, irritated, debated, dictated, And we are ready for you to be vacated Go away and give our country a chance To move forward, grow and advance $50,000 debt on everyone head Some debt somewhere needs to be shed It doesn't take a scholar To realize we need every dollar To stay here and take care of us What is all the fuss? Stop giving away our money You are not the Easter bunny Start acting accountable And reduce our debt from insurmountable I'm just a little old grandmother But even I can tell you've made mistake after another. I shouldn't be expected to pay For someone else to play If they want things Get a job and see what that brings I have always worked and paid my way By your rules I can't afford to play.

361 days ago
232.

TheMachine1    

I do not disagree with his statement but it is a trivial issue compared to NSA spying on all Americans with no warrant and drone killings thousands of people around the world.

361 days ago
233.

Boston617    

TMZ Sports... "We suck at Photoshop!"

361 days ago
234.

BB not bb    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sywLXEPdVNY


Indian chief has dream of Obama and asks for interpretation. I can interpret this dream. it means that Obama pretends to be interested in and care about American Indians when he doesn't. He is a big phoney and he does it out of fear for his own power over the nation. The men in the suits with sunglasses are secret service agents who probably know the power that Indians have and they want to keep it in check. They support the president's desire to meet with the chief. Maybe some are in white to show they mean well.

Obama practices Islamic teqiya, which means lying for the sake of spreading Islam. Islam is spiritual death to all people. It is spiritual slavery. The people in white could also represent Islamic members of the secret service. Muslims tend to wear white.

361 days ago
235.

BB not bb    

I've lived in towns that are named after Indian words and I love it. It makes me feel closer to the land. It is a connection that goes back centuries. Why should every remnant and memory of Native Americans be taken away? I feel they allowed other people to move to their land in good faith, and we owe them a debt of gratitude.

361 days ago
236.

marie    

You suck TMZ

361 days ago
237.

NOT ELMO    

--TAKE THAT ROMNEYSiA AND THE REPUBLiCLOWNS iN CONGRESS-- Who's to blame

Congress
64%
Prez O
36%

Total Votes: 87,120 *Poll Results

361 days ago
238.

Yurra Knutz    

You want to see redskin... check out that Cleveland Indian logo... YIKES!!!

361 days ago
239.

liberal racist    

it was an ass**hole reporter question

361 days ago
240.

ragu4u    

I think the G.O.P. offered up a name but the prez balked at the sound of ..."Prairie ******s"!

361 days ago
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