- Posted October 5, 2013 by
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No need to Change the name Redskins
President Obama jumped into the loud obnoxious debate over the Washington NFL mascot, Redskins. Well he stuck his toe in there. He basically said that if he were owner of the team he would think about changing the name, not that he necessarily would. So if he owned the team and did not change it would that make him a hateful racist? Actually do not answer that question because it is stupid, and dumb to ask about anyone who took the same position.
So because of all the "blah blah blah, they should change their name because it is so offensive to native Americans" nonsensical, we want to make an issue out of a non-issue war chant, I did a little bit of research. And when I mean a little bit, I mean hardly any because it does not even take that long to come to a very overwhelming conclusion.
Anybody can do it. Try it. Google it. "Redskins polling."
You will find article after article after article after article that says the mascot "Redskins" enjoys overwhelming support from all people no matter how you break them down into their little groups to find one, even one, that the majority of would say "OMGosh that name is so horrible and needs changed."
Obama says teams names like "Redskins" are offensive to a "sizable group".
Really? What sizeable group?
Americans in general? Nope. 79% of Americans are in favor of the Redskins keeping its name. Only 11% said it should be changed and the other 10% did not know or did not care.
How about people actually living in Washington D.C.? No, polling there in that very liberal bastion shows 61% like the name and 67% want to keep the name. Only 28% said it should be changed.
How about native Amerians, the "Redskins" themselves? The most recent polling I could find was admittedly published in 2004 but here it is: 90% say the name Redskins is acceptable, 9% say it is offensive, and 1% had no answer.
So how about breaking down native Americans into some smaller groups. Well, only 8% of those over the age of 45 find it offensive and only 10% of those under 45 find it offensive. So what is this? The younger generation is a whole 2% more offended by it?
All of this makes the media coverage and opinion articles about problems with the name Redskins and the need to change it laughable. Not just laughable, but hilarious. Once again we have the few, and when I say few, I mean one in ten trying to tell the other nine how things should be. They are inventing a problem that is not even a problem and the media pushes it with their scathing rants about how insenstive team over Dan Snyder is.
How about this liberal media: Stop asking him about it. As a matter of fact stop asking anybody about it. Why do you insist on asking everybody about everything until you find the one person that is offended by something?
OOoooo ABC News found that back in 1992 when the Redskins won their last Superbowl 20 years ago that a full 89% of Americans wanted to keep the name Redskins so 79% is a ten point drop in that time.
Wow. Big deal. So all of the campaigning, griping, yelling, bitching, moaning, complaining, and telling everyone that they are horrible people for supporting such a racist name in the last 20 years you got 10% less people wanting to keep the name, which is not to say that those 10% changed their mind, but simply do not care either way. Well you might be on pace to get to a 50/50 tie in opinion in 60 years, but I doubt it. I wonder how many more native Americans are offended by the name than they were from ten years ago in 2004 when only 9% were.
Seriously, you obnoxious liberals in the media are making an issue about nothing. Stop trying to convince everyone else just because you want to make a difference somewhere. Make a difference somewhere else that actually matters. Well you can keep trying to convince, but I get to keep calling you out as overthinking over sensitive baffoons.
Why am I blaming the media? Because of such titles like "Redskin name change not as easy as it sounds" by ESPN. Even the title is stated like everybody and their dog wants the name to change and it will be a fight. And then of course from "The Progessive" we have "Redskins Need to Get Rid of Name". For what? 11% of total Americans?
Oh and the liberal professors at universities that are trying to over sensitize the young to just about everything and turn them into weeping pansies. Their argument? "Native Americans are offended by the word so we need to defend them from being demeaned."
Only 9% guys, but you will be sure not to tell them that. Sorry President Obama, 9% is not a sizable percentage.
And the small group of natie Americans that are actually trying to get the name "Redskins" changed - who are they? They are called the Native Indian Movement. Huh? And this whole time I was being told "Indian" was offensive and it should be "Native Amerian".
I guess the politically correct babies were wrong about that one too - like they are about pretty much everything else.