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PC Police Blast RGIII for "Tyranny" Tweet
WorldNetDaily ^ | May 1, 2013 | Staff Writer

Posted on 05/01/2013 8:43:55 AM PDT by WXRGina

Amid pressure to change the nickname of his team, Washington Redskins star quarterback Robert Griffin III has ignited a digital firestorm from the left by pushing back against the “tyranny of political correctness.”

In a Twitter message, he declared: “In a land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness.”

The controversy arose as Washington, D.C., Council member David Grosso prepared to introduce a non-binding resolution calling on the city’s beloved team to change its “derogatory, racist name.”

Griffin followed his original tweet a short time later with a definition of tyranny, calling it a “condition imposed by some outside agency or force,” such as “living under the tyranny of the clock” or “political correctness.”

Twitter followers erupted:

“Loyalty to local racist named team fading … fading,” wrote Bryan Weaver.

Josh Wheeler said: “Tyranny? Do we share a common reality? Get real. RT.”

@lalndonmccool wrote, “God you make it so easy to hate you”

Said Aaron Nagler: “Oh shut up. RT.”

But Griffin also received considerable support: “As a Seahawks fan, I gained a lot of respect for @RGIII today,” said one in the conversation.

Continuing the provocative Twitter dialogue, Griffin added: “If we speak … we say it the wrong way If we do not speak we are cowards.”

He later concluded: “Hate is strong. But love is even stronger. Appreciate the support people. I’m out for the night.”

At Hot Air, blogger Allahpundit said: “I wonder what they’ll do if Hillary gets elected in 2016 and the big-government gravy train keeps on rolling. Frankly, it’s long past time that the ‘Washington Capitals’ became the ‘Washington Socialists.’

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1 posted on 05/01/2013 8:43:55 AM PDT by WXRGina
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To: WXRGina

I’d suggest to these critics of RG3’s comments to consider today’s increasing intrusiveness and aggressive attitude of the government while pretending GW Bush is still president.


2 posted on 05/01/2013 8:48:07 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: WXRGina
I gotcher tyranny right here, pal!

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3 posted on 05/01/2013 8:48:23 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: WXRGina

The reaction proves his point!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 05/01/2013 8:48:50 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: I want the USA back

Yep!


5 posted on 05/01/2013 8:49:36 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: null and void

Spot-on!


6 posted on 05/01/2013 8:50:07 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

I’ll wait to hear exactly what RG3 leaves on the record once he “clarifies” his tweets (as they often do), but if he was really rejecting leftist political correctness - well I’ve gained a lot of respect for him. And this is coming from a Dallas fan (living in DC). RG3 is an impressive individual and if he stands up against this PC nonsense, whether it’s the liberal wailing to rename the team or the fact that Christians are condemned for speaking their beliefs, then it will be hard for me to not cheer for this guy.


7 posted on 05/01/2013 8:51:49 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: WXRGina

Old Japanese saying -
“Loose nails are pounded down”


8 posted on 05/01/2013 8:53:56 AM PDT by llevrok (2013: America is in a cold civil war.)
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To: WXRGina

9 posted on 05/01/2013 8:57:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: I want the USA back

It is the ultimate irony of the PC Crowd!


10 posted on 05/01/2013 8:58:21 AM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: WXRGina

What is wrong with that guy? Everybody knows left-wing tyranny is good!


11 posted on 05/01/2013 8:59:16 AM PDT by doyle
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To: WXRGina

Mr Griffen (who has talent) says something.

The politically correct crowd (possessing no talent whatsoever) yells and screams.

Why not just tell the crowd to shove it up their very smelly collective Obamas?


12 posted on 05/01/2013 9:01:56 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: skeeter
If I remember right, some tribes took the time to state that they had no problem with the name.
The race baiters, the malcontents, the political incompetents are the only ones who have the time and the tiny minds to pursue this.
13 posted on 05/01/2013 9:03:07 AM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: WXRGina

I can’t wait for RGIII to tweet: Old, doughy, white political pundits that constantly cry “racism” don’t speak for me.

Wait...is that 140?


14 posted on 05/01/2013 9:03:56 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: publius911

Redskins is racist, because everybody knows if your skin is reddish in color, you are inferior, and therefore pointing that out is bad.

That appears to be what liberals think. So much of what we call “racist” is really the result of liberals thinking everybody else is inferior, and therefore thinking is isn’t nice to insult the inferior species by pointing out their inferiority.

In the real world, a name which honors a class of people by associating something loved to that name should not be considered an “insult”.


15 posted on 05/01/2013 9:10:15 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: a fool in paradise

Oh, perfect! What a creepy movie/story that was! Now, they walk among us.


16 posted on 05/01/2013 9:14:04 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina
Bravo to you Mr. Griffin.

RGIII is a true man, a thinking man, and a true American.

I'll be pulling for the Redskins to win a lot more this year; maybe even take another trip to FedEx Stadium as well.

17 posted on 05/01/2013 9:18:53 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Keep your eyes on Jesus. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Perhaps they should just change their mascot to a big, redskin potato.


18 posted on 05/01/2013 9:18:59 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: WXRGina
@lalndonmccool wrote, “God you make it so easy to hate you”

Racist.

19 posted on 05/01/2013 9:19:40 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: All

Hurrah for anyone in sports saying such truth!!!


20 posted on 05/01/2013 9:36:46 AM PDT by veracious
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To: WXRGina

It’s funny when people get upset about the Redskins, but not the Ravens.

The raven is from the Crow family and is a black bird.

One of the derisive words for blacks is Crow. Guess they haven’t figured that out yet.

Not really relevant, just pointing out the stupidity of PC.
You can make almost anything offensive.


21 posted on 05/01/2013 9:36:47 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: WXRGina

What would you expect from white liberal racists?


22 posted on 05/01/2013 9:50:25 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: WXRGina

RGIII is another slave who escaped the plantation, and will be tracked down and dragged back by any means necessary.


23 posted on 05/01/2013 10:12:25 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: WXRGina

RGIII can have any opinion, as long as it’s politically correct.

Are Native Americans really damaged by the name of a football team?


24 posted on 05/01/2013 10:15:47 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: WXRGina

Nobody hates homosexuals. That’s the false charge they raise. This man can play football and do whatever he wants.

However, don’t expect people to applaud. Sodomy is still a disgusting thing and from a religious view, sinful.

I won’t inhibit anyone, but I won’t approve either as I wouldn’t for adultery, theft, or pedophilia, lying, gossip or any other ugly act.


25 posted on 05/01/2013 10:17:51 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: WXRGina
When sports teams are named for groups of people it is because they are great warriors, such as Trojans, Raiders, Vikings, Seminoles, etc. Nobody names their teams for cowards. The Redskins were named that because American Indians have the reputation for being fierce warriors. Once again, the DC counsel betrays its ignorance.

(The exception that proves the rule is Ohio State naming itself after a nut.)

26 posted on 05/01/2013 10:24:29 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: WXRGina

As a Cowboys fan, I learned to hate everything Redskin. However, in this case, I’ll make an exception. RG III has gained my respect. If this is true then he needs our support and respect. He’s standing up to the PC Nazis in the most PCM city on earth. His parents raised him right.

Oh, btw, screw renaming the Redskins. Leave them alone. Personally, I like the name.


27 posted on 05/01/2013 10:37:37 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: WXRGina

As a Scandinavian, I’m not offended by the use of name Vikings. I’m sure that it was selected to honor their seamanship and political innovation. (/sarcasm).


28 posted on 05/01/2013 11:08:21 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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