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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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LStoner    

There is nothing out there to support this as of yet. The only thing that shows up in a search is other places that shared TMZ's article. I think the jury is still out on this one. Can't believe everything on the Internet. Bonjour! But no, I don't find it offensive. I agree, poll some Native Americans.

351 days ago
32.

Sherron    

We Americans are offended about every damn thing. We have grown into a nation of wuzzes!! Whine, whine, whine, it's sickening!

351 days ago
33.

kp    

Obama - is this offensive! Go F*** yourself and get back to work.

351 days ago
34.

Cartman    

Obama's first and second names are offensive and he should change them immediately.

351 days ago
35.

CathyJ    

How about changing his name to douche-bag? Wait...too late!

351 days ago
36.

FutureNJhousewife    

White people love to punish other white people, and blame minorities. I seriously doubt Native Americans are sitting around being butt hurt about this.

351 days ago
37.

Jeems    

Shouldn't King Obama work on hope and change and not the NFL? Either way, he might be a cool dude and his wife has a big fat juicy ass that Beyounce gets to suck and lick on, I didn't vote for him

351 days ago
38.

HRH Prince Michael    

Firstly, How the most Godless, Corrupt, and Disastrous career-politician feels about the name
"Redskins", is irrelevent. In all honesty, unless you
are an ENROLLED tribal-member, how ANYONE else feels about the name is truly not relevant.
Nonetheless: Native-Americans, Latino-Americans, and Pacific-Islander Americans, are
inarguably the most oppressed and minimized
groups -by design- in "America".


Secondly, due to the fraudulent and dirty-war tactics waged directly against the Children and
Grand-Children in the SOVEREIGN House of David, an official SENTENCE is pending for
The U.S. Pharaoh, Eric "Lil Reno" Holder, Gov.
Nixon, Gov. Fallin, and Senator Claire McCaskill,
and their ENTIRE families. Fight a dirty war,
PAY the dirty COST.
The Declaration of 2008:
www.all4webs.com/q/f/love4yahweh
The Final Declaration (2009)
www.all4webs.com/x/w/all4yahweh
HRH Prince Michael of The House of David
www.flickr.com/photos/72265268@N08

351 days ago
39.

Questdelsangraal    

I find the name Obama offensive maybe you should change it to something more suitable like Mary.

351 days ago
40.

SNAFU    

It's a name, get over it. The children s Sticks and Stones rhyme apparently doesn't cut it anymore.

351 days ago
41.

Miara    

I am from Native American Indian heritage - and this is absolutely not an offensive name. You have bigger things on your plate, OB

351 days ago
42.

WhoAmi    

What a JACKOFF he is. all he's doing is trying to rile up and cause MORE racist problems....now with the Indian people. This has NOTHING to do with any racism towards anyone. RUSH LIMBAUGH said he's waiting for obama to say something like this, and he was RIGHT AGAIN...he did. God help us, he's a complete ass and a divider.

351 days ago
43.

blockboy970    

White ppl dnt care that Indians feel bad look what they did to them...I hate crakkkers

351 days ago
44.

tracey254    

Barak Obama offends people too..... I think we should change him! What an ass!!! Try doing your job and worry about the big stuff- which you haven't taken care of and stop worrying about this stupid crap!!!

351 days ago
45.

blockboy970    

It wouldn't b get over it if the team was called Washington crackkkers....it always get over it whn it not them...yall a disease on this earth

351 days ago
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