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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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46.

Sandra     

None of his business!!! Much fuss about nothing and the name should not change!!!

348 days ago
47.

GOLLY    

OF course TMZ will cover this. because we all know this is within the thirty mile zone and has to deal with hollywood.

Being politically correct is anti-freedom of speech, and anti-freedom of expression which makes it anti-American.

348 days ago
48.

blockboy970    

One more thing now I no why yall stink...its the hate that spills from your pores...have a great day

348 days ago
49.

jobeth79    

As a native American, the name does not bother me but OBAMA now that douche bag bothers me. He needs to keep his nose out of it & go back where he came from!!!

348 days ago
50.

Hank    

Shut your trap Mr President and work on getting everyone back to work!

348 days ago
51.

GOLLY    

Obama is a divider not a uniter. He was a community organizer which is just pushing the "Us vs. Them" mentality. This is the reason his is a bad president. The president needs to be a uniter not a divider, after all it is called the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, not the divided states of America (which this president would prefer)

348 days ago
52.

karri    

KNOW YOUR HISTORY MR. PRESIDENT!!! The term "red skin" was used to talk about their strength, loyalty, and fierceness...it's a compliment!! Will the PC group just STOP! Our county is becoming a bunch of wusses...

348 days ago
53.

.    

This idiot should be more concerned about fixing this country than him worrying about a stupid football team name that might butthurt people.

348 days ago
54.

Rob    

This fool wants to control EVERYTHING. The government should be OUT of the business of private individuals. Obama won't be happy until the government decides EVERYTHING.

348 days ago
55.

blockboy970    

I'm glad we not united this is prophecy..by the way if Obama should go back where he came from it would only be right for u to do the same...the cave..

348 days ago
56.

blockboy970    

Obama this Obama that whaaa whaaa whaaa..fN babies real ppl no what's really going on yall been liars an savages since the begining.Now trying to play the blame game. Hahahahaha

348 days ago
57.

Woot    

"However, Barack doesn't think fans of the name are being racist -- they're just passionate for team history."
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It's going to take time, like all things have. But I believe eventually it will come to pass. Relax, everyone. We all just want to get along, don't we?

348 days ago
58.

blockboy970    

We are in the last days ain't no President gon b able to help yall out..its like Malcolm said the chickens are coming home to roost. If there's a such thing as reincarnation is rather come back a toothless an legged crack an heroin addict with a lisp tha a devil.

348 days ago
59.

Gary Wells    

Don't you guys get that by focusing on BS like this all the stuff that REALLY means something doesn't get looked at at all? Sheeh

348 days ago
60.

JMBeezee    

F this president and everyone else in Washington! Why does the media love this asshat?

348 days ago
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