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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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91.

ODownLowsFlaccidSphincter    

In homage to Obama and his bi-racial geneology, the Redskins should change their name to the following:

THE SKUNKS

353 days ago
92.

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...

* '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.

353 days ago
93.

Tim    

How much longer do WE have to put up with guy??? Someone Please help the USA...If I wanted Socialist I would live in Russia.......Wake up people the novality has worn off ... Right?

353 days ago
94.

Chuck    

Goodell and the other morons (like Obama) who want a name change are being so stupidly PC that it becomes funny. Obama need to try doing his job and stay out of those kind of silly comments.

353 days ago
95.

angelise    

Indians may be losing but, the last thing that bothered them was their name! Indians were warriors even if the lost or won, ALWAYS, so the name is fitting! Duh!!!!

353 days ago
96.

tgrfan42069    

he would probably rename them the gay pride.i mean really the pc in this country is out of control.this team has been called the redskins for a long time.suddenly its time to change the name.i get so sick of the "its 2013 so (insert what ever cause you are for here)"

353 days ago
97.

Liz    

Well, if his Royal Anus has his way, he'll see that it's changed! What a freeking creep he is!

353 days ago
98.

JiLL1    

So Obama really hasn't been doing nothing but playing golf. He's been working on this very impt issue

353 days ago
99.

dri    

obamas name is offensive...who ares about this....get this phkn country in oreder........he is the most offensive president ever elected.......

353 days ago
100.

jdranetz    

How about the Washington Injuns (disambiguate from Asian Indians) Or the "Hekawis" (from F-Troop).
Washington "Scalpers". Having multiples meanings; higher prices, exorbitant taxes, etc.

353 days ago
101.

Thetruthhurts    

All theses Obama haters hahaha. BESTS PRESIDENT EVER!!!

353 days ago
102.

Jah36    

Political correctness run amok. When is this Country going to return to sanity?

353 days ago
103.

Nekru    

Does President Enward have nothing more important to worry about? Like how UNAFFORDABLE the ACA is?

353 days ago
104.

phil osopher    

Dear Prez,
STFU, you can't even run the damn country but you can stick your nose into the Redskins' business.
I voted for you and can't stand you. You lied to us, went back on your word AND more than half the country feel your doing a SH*tty job. The first Black American elected as President and what do you do, YOU F**KED US OVER AND OVER AND OVER ............AND OVER!!!!

353 days ago
105.

PT    

What, no "Oakland Blackskins"? Dang.

353 days ago
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