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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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106.

Crabby    

who gives a fukc what this azzhole fukcwad had to say?

385 days ago
107.

Rob    

Just seeing the prez pic is offensive. Worst prez the US as ever had and that dude can't tell the truth to save his life he is like a little school kid that blames everyone else foe what
has gone wrong on his watch. Hey Obama if the Red Skins are offensive do what you always do and tell everyone is Bushes fault.

385 days ago
108.

Deelight    

I think YOU Mr President should be changing other things!

385 days ago
109.

Jwalters05    

I find your name, Barack Obama offensive....Change It!

385 days ago
110.

Davis    

Go away Barry with your stupid nonsense. We have soldiers being shot up in other countries and whats old Barry doing ? Putting in his two cents about the name of a football team. Doing you have any important things to do Barry ? What a waste of time you are Barry. Enough said......Davis

385 days ago
111.

laceyJ    

Does he not have more important things to worry about at the moment?

385 days ago
112.

son_of_sam    

PRESIDENT OBAMA I FIND YOUR NAME OFFENSIVE!!!!

385 days ago
113.

ShellyB    

Five years without a budget, douche. Do your ****ing job.

385 days ago
114.

blockboy970    

Hey stupid white people...did u ever think things might not b going your way not because of who is president but because your just a plan ole good for nothing loser...a zero. Idk jus somthing u might wanna look into.

385 days ago
115.

N8astay_N8    

"BREAKING NEWS" really TMZ?!? this DEFINITELY IS NOT breaking news!

385 days ago
116.

Sandra Anne    

This is no surprise. He has nothing better to do? Shame on all of you who voted for him 2 times. He is a disgrace to this country. The world is laughing at us.

385 days ago
117.

blockboy970    

Crackers that are doing well in life I doubt have the time to b on here complaining bout a blackman that's making there life terrible..so I basically think the ppl on here who have so much to say are the same kind that dnt wash there hands after using the bathroom then wants to shake everybody's hand...or the ones the make love to the dogs..u ppl disgust me.Lmao

385 days ago
118.

staggerinn    

What a pos

385 days ago
119.

Rob    

I wish he would play golf all day every day the more he is out playing the less he can hurt us. Go play golf and leave the running of the US to the grown ups that know what they are doing and I don't mean the House or the Sen let the people of the US tell Washington whats best for us we know bc we live it every day. How do the people in the Washington bubble know whats best for us and if they did they would not be making these law that go against what the people want all they do is look out for there best intrests.

385 days ago
120.

blockboy970    

You are a rash in the buttcheeks of history

385 days ago
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