President Barack Obama decided to offer his opinion on the controversial subject known by its name as the “Washington Redskins”.
For years since the team got its name, a handful of native Americans have picketed outside the stadium stating that the name is derogatory.
I have been a Washington Redskins fan since 1983, when I had a chance to meet Joe Jacoby, Russ Grimm, Jeff Bostic, a.k.a. the “Hogs”.
I have never heard a single fan ever express their disdain for the name. I own a 45 recording of “Hail to the Redskins” and still sing when the team scores.
Instead of butting in where his opinion doesn’t matter, shouldn’t the President focus on re-opening the government? Once again, his priorities seem focused on appeasing small interest groups rather than solving big picture problems.
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