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    Re: Should Obama butt in changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Yeah, Obama has already butted in with his opinion that the Redskins should change their names.

    I'm going to support the new name, the Washington Tea Party Animals.
    How about the Washington Semi-Automatics?
    Or the Washington NRAs?
    You could rotate the name for all the special gun donors.
    And their AAA team could be the Coeur d'Alene Aryans.

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    Re: Should Obama butt in changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

    Yes, through Executive Order.
    Last edited by a351; 10-07-13 at 10:52 PM.

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    Re: Should Obama butt in changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    How about the Washington Semi-Automatics?
    Or the Washington NRAs?
    You could rotate the name for all the special gun donors.
    And their AAA team could be the Coeur d'Alene Aryans.
    The NFL already has a team that is related to the Aryans, the Minnesota Vikings.

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    Re: Should Obama butt in changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Yeah, Obama has already butted in with his opinion that the Redskins should change their names.

    I'm going to support the new name, the Washington Tea Party Animals.
    Why are you butting into Redskins' private business?
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    Re: Should Obama butt in changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I am thinking we have enough problems facing this country so should the President butt in?
    No, he should not be involving himself in this.

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    Re: Should Obama butt in changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Yeah, Obama has already butted in with his opinion that the Redskins should change their names.

    I'm going to support the new name, the Washington Tea Party Animals.
    That's not what he said. However, he was asked the question, and he answered it. I know the wingnuts go apoplectic every time the man dares draw a breath, but JHC on a cracker, the dude's not allowed to answer a direct question?

    In Conservaland, the uppity President isn't allowed to have an opinion, and if he breaks that rule, he'd better not dare share it when asked.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Should Obama butt in changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Who said he was going to butt in? And what's it to you? Are you a skins fan? Why are you butting into the affairs of the team and fans and the President?
    He's already involved himself in this. The one thing I really don't like about today's age is president's lowering themselves to late night talk show appearences and getting involved with stupid stuff like a NFL name.

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    Re: Should Obama butt in changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    How about the Washington Semi-Automatics?
    Or the Washington NRAs?
    You could rotate the name for all the special gun donors.
    And their AAA team could be the Coeur d'Alene Aryans.
    Kudos on that last one.
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    Re: Should Obama butt in changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    That's not what he said. However, he was asked the question, and he answered it. I know the wingnuts go apoplectic every time the man dares draw a breath, but JHC on a cracker, the dude's not allowed to answer a direct question?

    In Conservaland, the uppity President isn't allowed to have an opinion, and if he breaks that rule, he'd better not dare share it when asked.
    I disagree here. The president is allowed to have an opinion, but what he says carries weight because of his position and thereefore (in the professional world) he needed to just excuse himself from that question.

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    Re: Should Obama butt in changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

    The fact that in the middle of a shutdown, and the whole issue in Syria still happening, the AP finds it appropriate to ask and that they'll likely get a response is troubling. But I don't blame him for answering a question asked to him. Especially in the hedging manner in which he answered. I just don't think we should've had a presidential and news environment that would make a reporter think that kind of question at this moment was in any ways reasonable.

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