Obama Wants To Rename Washington Redskins

Tyler Durden's picture

Presented with little comment but to ask what next? The New York Mediums? The Oakland Privateers? The Cleveland Beiges? The Atlanta Cowards?

 

The President explains his reasoning at 19:50...

 

Via AP,

President Barack Obama says that if he owned the Washington Redskins, he would "think about changing" the team name, wading into the controversy over a football nickname that many people deem offensive to Native Americans.

 

Obama, in an interview with The Associated Press, said team names like the Redskins offend "a sizable group of people." He said that while fans get attached to the nicknames, nostalgia may not be a good enough reason to keep them in place.

 

"I don't know whether our attachment to a particular name should override the real legitimate concerns that people have about these things," he said in the interview, which was conducted Friday.

 

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the president appeared to come down on the side of those who have sharply criticized the football team's name, noting that Indians "feel pretty strongly" about mascots and team names that depict negative stereotypes about their heritage.

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moroots's picture

Thanks for keeping your eye on the important issues facing our country, President Debt Bro!

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

 

Divide et impera is the MOST important issue for those in power.  Why else do you think TPTB selected such a divisive president? 

"Divide et impera, the reprobated axiom of tyranny, is under certain (some) qualifications, the only policy, by which a republic can be administered on just principles." In Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch by Immanuel Kant (1795), Appendix one, Divide et impera is the third of three political maxims, the others being Fac et excusa (Act now, and make excuses later) and Si fecisti, nega (when you commit a crime, deny it).

Elements of this technique involve:

    creating or encouraging divisions among the subjects to prevent alliances that could challenge the sovereign
    aiding and promoting those who are willing to cooperate with the sovereign
    fostering distrust and enmity between local rulers
    encouraging meaningless expenditures that reduce the capability for political and military spending

Historically, this strategy was used in many different ways by empires seeking to expand their territories.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divide_and_rule

I am more equal than others's picture

 

 

 

I would like to rename the president to 'impeached' or 'resigned' and now former president.

Skateboarder's picture

Is this nigga serious....

*shakes head and walks out of room*

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

 

 

The Washington GLTB Rainblow Coalition Team Members (Only Voluntary, Except in a National Emergency)

WGLTBRCTM(OVENE).  That is the proper name for the DC football team.

TruthInSunshine's picture

NerObama is such a fitting nickname for zero.

He is narcissistic enough to actually screw around with PC shit like this while the nation is on fire. People should pitch in to buy him a fiddle to play, too.

knukles's picture

Didju all hear the 49ers in order to be more sensitive, diverse and inclusive have signed a quadriplegic running back?

Pegasus Muse's picture

Barry Hussein O'Blamer needs a new name that better descibes his natural je ne sais quoi.  

Barry the Ass Wipe works for me.   

max2205's picture

Baltimore Rappers...oh wait, that's racist

smlbizman's picture

washington tryvons...cause if o'asshole had a team......

chunga's picture

Everything in Washington blows no matter what you call it.

The Alarmist's picture

We'll call them the K-Street Kickin' Krew ....

GetZeeGold's picture

 

 

Glad to hear the President has his finger on the pulse of America.

krispkritter's picture

This retard makes other retards think he's retarded.  

I want a new Amendment. Any time a POTUS' approval rating goes below 50%, we get to hold a lottery for an average citizen to replace their ass and they lose their bennies and SS protection.  I don't care if they put in the "Ain't Nobody Got Time fo Dat!" lady.  Anyone would make this POS look inept...

Can't wait for the Tampa Bay Sailor Boys.  That's right up his 'alley' if you get my drift...

Manthong's picture

I would think about changing the name too, but not to assuage racial touchiness, but just to have a moniker that is more fitting.

How about the “Washington Brigands”? .. or “The Bandittis”?

Maybe “The Swinging Slimy Swindlers”.

mjcOH1's picture

Is there any NFL bylaw that would preclude the Washington Cocksuckers as a name?   It's just a natural fit.

NoDebt's picture

Forgive me if I'm out of touch, but I don't hear anyone complaining except Obama.  Where are all these Native Americans protesting the names of these teams?

Midas's picture

Has Barack axed Elizabeth Warren about her thoughts on the matter?

derek_vineyard's picture

isnt there a soccer team in europe named the blackies or blacks?  do we send our troops there to hang those guys?  O will certainly get congressional approval and bi-partisan support for such a clearly exceptional action.

maybe he could tie a strike on the soccer team with passage of a new debt ceiling--he'll get every vote.

Midas's picture

You know, I think I did.  If you don't mind I'll start using that and not give you credit.  ;)

 

The only advantage of the axe spelling is it sets up the punchline for the joke about the African-American ask murderer.

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

You go right ahead. Hep yo'seff. ;-)

palmereldritch's picture

In keeping with the legacy of Obama’s NWO employers' forefathers and their genocidal corralling of the North American aboriginal, the new name will be,

The Washington FEMA Campers

zhandax's picture

No one has gone for the obvious?  The DC Drones?

thisandthat's picture

Washington Blowers, then - with an intern for mascot?

torak's picture

"Ohhhh, Monicaaaa....where are youuu."

Rick Blaine's picture

All joking aside (well, almost), I wouldn't be surprised if he tried to get them named after himself...in one form or another...

"The Washington Community Organizers"

"The Washington Obamanators"

"The Washington Cosmonauts"

 

On a side note, I'll be at Heinz Field next Steelers' home game protesting their incredibly offensive team name.

Real Estate Geek's picture

It's a bit long, but I suggest, The Washington Manchurian Candidates.

perchprism's picture

 

How 'bout something simple and to the point?

 

Washington Bandits

Washington Traitors

Washington Cocksuckers

Washington Cornholers

Washington Thieves

Washington Self-Serving Bastards

 

Pure Evil's picture

Come on everybody, the most obvious names would be:

The Washington Communists

The Washington Marxists

The Washington Stalinists

The Washington Leninists

The Washington USSR

The Washington Soviets

The Washington Cloward-Pivens

The Washington Flaming Ohomos

Cacete de Ouro's picture

The Washington WTC7'ers...who collapse in a neat heap in the middle of the field (before the game has begun)

(With apologies to the 49'ers)

DanDaley's picture

You forgot:

 

The Kenyan Ursurpers 

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

Or the Washington Sellouts!

Just ask Goldman Sachs, the AMA, the American Trial Lawyers Assoc., Elliott Mngt., Cooperative of American Physicians, Merck, GE, AFL-CIO, National Assn of Realtors, Podesta Group, New York Life, Every Republican is Crucial PAC, Koch Industries, Southern Poverty Law Center, EXXON Mobil, Chevron, Wellpoint, etc.....

 

Lost My Shorts's picture

You are on the right track.  There are lots of names that are a lot scarier than Redskins:

Washington Pacmen

Washington PowerElite

Washington Insiders

Washington Graft

Who's better at of out-of-touch football?

4 wheel drift's picture

All joking aside (well, almost), I wouldn't be surprised if he tried to get them named after himself...in one form or another...

rb:

if so, the choice is simple & obvious.... 

 

The Washington MUSLIMS 

 

the inclusion of narcissist, arrogant, tyrant, inept & arsehole also come to mind... but that would be too long

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Washington Brownstones, Brownsteins, Redshields*, Mulattos, or... Pigskins**?

* English for Rothschilds

** Note that the skin color of pigs is damn close to that of 'honkies'. And are DC politicians not insatiable and not afraid to get 'down & dirty', like pigs?

funthea's picture

Baltimore Rapers. There, fixed it for ya... oh wait...

PontifexMaximus's picture

.......je ne sais plutôt rien de tout....fixed it for you

GMadScientist's picture

"... have signed a quadriplegic running back?"

And he'll still pick up a blitz better than the last guy.

fleur de lis's picture

Obama is a bigger sissy than Carter. I know this is an understatement but there is something really wrong with him. 

Diogenes's picture

Did you just figure that out?

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

In spite of lots of Neocon brainwashing, Carter was NOT a "sissy". He was a VERY intelligent, educated and caring human being (and ex-USN nuclear sub officer) who was too damn honest and too Christian (in the TRUE sense) to be acceptable to the NWO fascists/ oligarchs.

And most of the Amerikun sheeple were/are too damn stupid and uninformed to know that.

/ Now feel free to 'junk' me, now that I've ruffled your feathers. It IS (or used to be) the Fight Club, after all. /s

zhandax's picture

OK, I feel free to junk you.  You are full of shit.  Carter was a semi-useful flawed tool.  Over-educated, bought into the ponzi, delusional idiot.  And the maintainers of the status quo still trot him out to try to spew their bullshit occasionally.  It is painful listening to it.  Someone unfamiliar with the role he is tasked with might feel sorry for him.

4 wheel drift's picture

-lol ....   never mind that shit mongo....

 

he was a commie....

 

what else anyone needs to know....