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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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286.

Gib    

Get rid of the controversy and let's play football. Change the teams name toRedNecks! Who is going to be offended now.

188 days ago
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Five5Sixer    

Actually, I find the entirety of the president's name offensive. The last name reminds of me of the World Trade Center disaster; the middle name reminds me of one of most horrific dictators of the 90s/early 2000s, and the first name reminds me of the demonic character in Mortal Kombat 2 of whom people's button mashing skills were incredibly abused upon..

I propose he change his name to Jerome Eugene Bronschweiger.

183 days ago
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Jo Ann Brooks    

If you are going to change the name of the Redskins football team because you believe it to be racial, then I suggest they change the name of the Whitehouse. That can also be interpreted as racial!

181 days ago
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