Redskins’ attorney: “President Obama has better things to worry about” than the team’s name, no?

posted at 9:21 pm on October 7, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

A quick addendum to Jazz’s post from the weekend, covering President Obama’s rather inauspicious offering of his two cents on the Great Debate of Our Time. The Redskin’s attorney, Lanny Davis, was most distressed about the president’s comment that, “If I were the owner of the team and I knew that the name of my team, even if they’ve had a storied history, that was offending a sizable group of people, I’d think about changing it,” seeing as how the majority of Americans do not seem particularly offended about the name, and that there are other sports team that might be deserving of similar scrutiny:


He’s unaware of the data. He’s expressing an opinion. He happens to be wrong in not knowing about the data. If he knew about the data, I’m looking forward to him saying, ‘You know, now that I know from Lanny Davis about the data, I favor the Washington Redskins because there is not a sizable group [offended], by my own criteria.’ So I don’t know why he spoke out at a time like this, but I’m glad that he’s using that criteria, by that criteria, no name change is necessary. … President Obama has better things to worry about, but he should look at the Chicago Blackhawks who won the Stanley Cup and he’s never said a word about them.

I might merely suggest that, if President Obama would care to offer more presidential opinions about the welfare of Native Americans, he might begin by doing more than just paying some annual lip service to the top-down government control that keeps too many Indian reservations in perpetual states of third-world-like poverty.


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Redskins’ attorney: “President Obama has better things to worry about” than the team’s name, no?

Maybe his golf game … but other than that?

Nah …

ShainS on October 7, 2013 at 9:25 PM

I have to say it was BRILLIANT to hire Lanny Davis to do the dirty on the lefty media over this.

I love it when THEY go after their own.

BWWWWHWHAHAHAHAHAAA.

PappyD61 on October 7, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Sure, change it- from the Washington Redskins to the D.C.G.F.Y..

M240H on October 7, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Redskins’ attorney: “President Obama has better things to worry about” than the team’s name, no?

No, not really. Haven’t you been paying attention? He has nothing *but* free time what with full employment, balanced budget, no debt and world peace.

kim roy on October 7, 2013 at 9:33 PM

“If I were the owner of the team and I knew that the name of my team, even if they’ve had a storied history, that was offending a sizable group of people, I’d think about changing it,”

Sounds like a threat to me ,
a possible SpiteHouse takeover+bailout of the Redskins on the way I think.

burrata on October 7, 2013 at 9:33 PM

“President Obama has better things to worry about” than the team’s name, no?

Hey Hussein has healed the planet, slowed the tides and lowered the oceans, given 7 new states and won Nobel and Oscar prizes,
what more do you want from him?
Let the guy just eat his waffle OK ?!

burrata on October 7, 2013 at 9:37 PM

America wanted President Kardashian and they got President Kardashian.

txhsmom on October 7, 2013 at 9:39 PM

How about the Washington Cornball Brothers?

abobo on October 7, 2013 at 9:40 PM

At least the Redskins can gather a group of eleven without raising flags. Freedom of assembly shot all to hell.

egmont on October 7, 2013 at 9:44 PM

How about calling them Washington Thinskins Mr Prez ?

burrata on October 7, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Hopey The Fence Post Juctice Warrior Turtle,

has his nose up everyone’s *ss, and
has to stick his nose,in every place
that he should not!!!

canopfor on October 7, 2013 at 9:45 PM

A sizable group of people is offended at Obama calling himself “President of the United States”. Maybe he should consider changing that.

(not until Biden resigns first, though)

malclave on October 7, 2013 at 9:46 PM

The ONLY people offended by the name DO NOT WATCH FOOTBALL.

John the Libertarian on October 7, 2013 at 9:47 PM

…JUGEARS!
…STFU !!!

KOOLAID2 on October 7, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Must be a good gig for Lanny Davis, because he’s on the outs now. No cabinet position for Davis, so he turns to the private sector and now singing an opposite tune he’s been singing for the last 5 years.

Who knew…

Praising Davis for speaking the truth, is like praising a thief who stops stealing.

Hog Wild on October 7, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Me thinks,Hopey picked the wrong fight,
since Lanny Davis is a LeftTard!!

canopfor on October 7, 2013 at 9:53 PM

The welfare queens agitator cannot stop from opining on everything under the sun and on national TV none the less… But that is the only thing he can do and knows how to do… Just talk, and talk, and talk… and 99.999% of his talk is just plain dumb…

mnjg on October 7, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Having been born in America, Texas at that, I consider myself to be a native American and I honestly have to say I am not offended by the name at all. People need to stop allowing themselves to be offended by words. This is nothing but the kind of faux outrage that killed political correctness in the first place.

Ellis on October 7, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Cats around the world, or at least a sizable number, are purring in outrage about the Detroit Lions name.

I understand white people might actually move back into the city in protest. Wait. No they won’t.

patman77 on October 7, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Lanny Davis will resign to run the Clintoon Campaign of 2016; he is a dyed in the wool Clintonista so any criticism he has of Øbama is null and void as it applies to Hillary.

ExpressoBold on October 7, 2013 at 9:56 PM

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canopfor on October 7, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Must be a good gig for Lanny Davis, because he’s on the outs now. No cabinet position for Davis, so he turns to the private sector and now singing an opposite tune he’s been singing for the last 5 years.

Who knew…

Praising Davis for speaking the truth, is like praising a thief who stops stealing.

Hog Wild on October 7, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Or Lanny has it on reliable authority that the GOPe will nominate anoint Christie Creme in 2016, which will ensure us eight years of President Hillary.

Myron Falwell on October 7, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Sad to say … he isn’t that Lanny Davis.

Look it up.

BD57 on October 7, 2013 at 9:59 PM

So, whats Hopey’s Next Target,

the Confederate Flag!!

canopfor on October 7, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Lanny Davis will resign to run the Clintoon Campaign of 2016; he is a dyed in the wool Clintonista so any criticism he has of Øbama is null and void as it applies to Hillary.

ExpressoBold on October 7, 2013 at 9:56 PM

It’s a classic Clinton political pivot. Make their side look more moderate and reasonable in comparison.

Myron Falwell on October 7, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Sad to say … he isn’t that Lanny Davis.

Look it up.

BD57 on October 7, 2013 at 9:59 PM

BD57:Are you sure sure,it does look like him:)!
===============================================

Monday, Oct 7, 2013 08:30 AM EST
Repugnant man defends repugnant team: Lanny Davis loves Redskins’ name!
******

Who do you call to confront the president when he calls your sports team’s name racist? Why, Lanny Davis, of course

http://www.salon.com/2013/10/07/repugnant_man_defends_repugnant_team_lanny_davis_loves_redskins_name/singleton/

canopfor on October 7, 2013 at 10:06 PM

I’m looking forward to him saying, ‘You know, now that I know from Lanny Davis about the data, I favor the Washington Redskins because there is not a sizable group [offended], by my own criteria.’ So I don’t know why he spoke out at a time like this, but I’m glad that he’s using that criteria, by that criteria, no name change is necessary.

even democrats realize that every opinion 0bama offers is driven by what the polls say, or what he thinks they say, instead of actual principles.

chasdal on October 7, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Or Lanny has it on reliable authority that the GOPe will nominate anoint Christie Creme in 2016, which will ensure us eight years of President Hillary.

Myron Falwell on October 7, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Good point. Clinton disciple can yank the line now.

Hog Wild on October 7, 2013 at 10:10 PM

the name of the team was never offensive until the liberals decided it should be and tried to convince natives they should be outraged. It’s a football team for crying out loud, they’re not out to offend people, they’re out to play a frigging game. People who wring their hands and twist their panties over it are insane. want a different name, buy your own team.

scalleywag on October 7, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder should tell Obama, “Let’s talk after you convince your hometown Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks to change their name”.

PatMac on October 7, 2013 at 10:18 PM

So O’Bozo wants to tell a private franchise how to run its business while he closes down the Smithsonian and arrests octogenarians for visiting a WW II memorial cause he can’t play nice with others, and cause, well, math is hard.

Priceless.

WryTrvllr on October 7, 2013 at 10:23 PM

President Obama has better things to worry about,

like 4 Americans being killed by his jihady bretheren while he gets his beauty sleep before partying ?

burrata on October 7, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Look it up.

BD57 on October 7, 2013 at 9:59 PM

.
Yeah, it’s the same Lanny; if you have “evidence” to the contrary, link it.

ExpressoBold on October 7, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Remember when Lanny was the only talking head in Washington willing to defend the Mark Rich pardon? Carville, Brazile, even Begala wouldn’t get near that.

Ted Torgerson on October 7, 2013 at 10:37 PM

This may be Lanny Davis’ most amusing gig yet. The lobbyist/lawyer and former Clinton White House counsel whom many recall for his pathetic television appearances and near-brawls during Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign has been under plenty of scrutiny and plain old make-funnery already for his client list. Past

Yep. Same one.

Barred on October 7, 2013 at 10:42 PM

The IRS will be at the door in the coming months.

djaymick on October 7, 2013 at 11:01 PM

He happens to be wrong in not knowing about the data.

Why should this issue be different than any other?

xblade on October 7, 2013 at 11:07 PM

I might merely suggest that, if President Obama would care to offer more presidential opinions about the welfare of Native Americans,

Yeah, well he’s concerned, all right. Remember three years ago, he DID send a “shout-out to Dr Joe Medicine Crow” (and also thanked staffers), before he got around to mentioning the massacre of US troops and an in-utero child by an Islamic psychopath down in Fort Hood…

bofh on October 7, 2013 at 11:12 PM

I think the Cincinnati Reds should change their name, so as not to offend Communists. (As if their play in September and October were not offensive enough.)

VastRightWingConspirator on October 7, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Something befitting the city. Like the Washington Unconstitutionals?

smoothsailing on October 8, 2013 at 8:14 AM

Interesting FACT, the original name-change (in Boston) from Boston Braves to Redskins was done simply because of a change in playing venue – to Fenway Park – home of the Red SOX. When the team moved to D.C. their coach (a Native American, BTW) – completed the NA-association of the name – as an HOMAGE to Native Americans – not an insult.

PJ Emeritus on October 8, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Better things to do? No, actually, he does not. Adults do those. He is the community agitator. Agitator for $, that is what he does. The most expensive community agitator the world has ever known. The most successful ever.

bour3 on October 8, 2013 at 2:32 PM

How about the Washington R-words

rjoco1 on October 8, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Washington Barrycades

Colony14 on October 8, 2013 at 8:34 PM