President uses R-word in reference to Washington’s football team
Obama says "Redskins" — guess he's not evolved on that one just yet.
— Greg Krieg (@GregJKrieg) August 20, 2013
Sorry, Slate. Either President Obama didn’t bother to read your piece explaining why the name “Redskins” should be retired for good, or he just wasn’t compelled to follow Slate’s lead and refer to Washington’s NFL team as the Washington _____. No, the president went ahead and said the R-word right in front of the TV cameras today when he met with members of the ’72 Dolphins at the White House.
Poor Slate. RT @StevenTDennis: Random note: Obama said the word "Redskins" today. In the context of the 1973 Super Bowl.
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) August 20, 2013
An analysis of the footage seems to indicate that no one was shocked or offended. To be safe, though, it might be time to revisit those alternative nicknames.
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National Review has posted the shocking video.