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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    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.
    I don't see any reason the president should feel obligated to silence himself when asked his opinion on a current event.
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    Re: Should Obama butt in changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    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.
    He was asked the question in an AP interview and he gave his opinion as a sports fan much as you or I would. I don't see why so many people have a problem with it. The fact that they're appearing more on late night talk shows says less about the Presidents and more about the transformation of the entertainment and TV industry IMHO.
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Should Obama butt in changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I don't see any reason the president should feel obligated to silence himself when asked his opinion on a current event.
    Again, it's called being professional. Something Obama has not learned to be. What's next, answering a reporter's "incredibly urgent question" of "what sitcom do you like watching Mr. President?". Gimme a break.

    The Mickey Mouse reporting and the unprofessionalism of the president is astounding. For the most part, I hated almost every decision Bush made, but he was far more professional than Obama is.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    He was asked the question in an AP interview and he gave his opinion as a sports fan much as you or I would. I don't see why so many people have a problem with it. The fact that they're appearing more on late night talk shows says less about the Presidents and more about the transformation of the entertainment and TV industry IMHO.
    Again, Mickey Mouse reporting. The presdient has been turned into an entertainment stooge.

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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?
    The president should butt out. The only people who view redskin as a racial slur are butt hurt pc-tards who have nothing else better to do than whine about a sports team( they are not fans of) calls themselves.
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    Re: Should Obama butt in changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Again, Mickey Mouse reporting. The presdient has been turned into an entertainment stooge.
    Yeah, God forbid the President has sports teams and TV shows he likes to watch and someone wants his opinion.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

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    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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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?
    Wake up and smell the roses, he already has butted in.
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    Re: Should Obama butt in changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Why are you butting into Redskins' private business?
    Because I own part of Fed Ex Stadium, I own shares in Fed Ex.

    And before Fed Ex I knew Jack Kent Cooke personally. Those were the days, front row seats at the Forum for The Cream, Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Jethro Trull, Deep Purple, Eagles.

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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?
    Yeah, I read that he weighed in. *shrug* In this case, I'd have to say, "Who cares?"

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

    No. But he can voice his opinion. Doesnt do much to just speak your opinon. But actually get directly involved, na he shouldnt do that.


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