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Redskins Star QB RGIII Blasts ‘Tyranny of Political Correctness’ — The Left Freaks Out
The Blaze ^ | Apr. 30, 2013 8:38pm | Jason Howerton

Posted on 04/30/2013 8:21:01 PM PDT by Mozilla

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III on Tuesday complained about the “tyranny of political correctness” currently holding Americans “hostage.” His comments, posted on his official Twitter account, come as some people are demanding the Redskins change their team name because of its “racist” meaning.

“In a land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness,” Griffin tweeted. The comment may seem innocent, but it was enough to send the left into a frenzy, as noted on Twitchy.

Several of the criticisms hurled at Griffin seemingly accuse the QB of not knowing the definition of “tyranny.” Because they failed to understand the meaning behind his words, Griffin later felt compelled to explain to outraged Twitter users that “tyranny” has more than one meaning. He also followed up with a fitting quote following the angry response to his tweet: “If we speak..we say it the wrong way If we do not speak we are cowards….”

All that being said, Griffin also found a lot of support from other Twitter users.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: athletes; chat; football; politicalcorrectness; redskins; rg3
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To: txrefugee
A stellar young man from a fine family. ...

Dang! I was hoping to adopt him. Or, have him adopt me.

51 posted on 05/01/2013 12:00:53 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: Mozilla
Bravo RGIII!!!!!
52 posted on 05/01/2013 1:10:30 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq He could sure play that axe. RIP anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Mozilla
Political correctness is the attack on the 1st Amendment that the left chose.
Tell it like it is folks.
53 posted on 05/01/2013 1:17:11 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: notted
I may become a Redskins fan, and living in Texas, that could mean my life.

As an longtime “fanatic” of the Dallas Cowboys, I understand your pain...

...but(SSssssssh ) ...the more I hear about him, the more I like him, too. SSssssssh )

54 posted on 05/01/2013 2:19:04 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: Mozilla
The comment may seem innocent, but it was enough to send the left into a frenzy, as noted on Twitchy.

Sounds like fun to me.

55 posted on 05/01/2013 2:25:20 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Army Air Corps

Sounds like RGIII just read Jonah Goldberg’s book The Tyranny of Cliches - How the Left cheats in the war of ideas.

Great book as was Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism which still has the distinction of best book cover ever.


56 posted on 05/01/2013 2:39:19 AM PDT by A'elian' nation
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To: A'elian' nation
I do not follow pro ball any more, but had heard the name. Had to have a look at the guy.

 photo redskins-robert-griffin-iii-fiancee-rebecca-liddicoat.jpg

57 posted on 05/01/2013 2:56:07 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: RobbyS

I’m sorry, I was overtaken by a fit of political correctness and not wanting to offend. In colloquial conversation with my kids, we refer to Indians as Indians or American Indians as contrasted with Asian Indians. Nonetheless, I think Redskins is a good team name, obviously what the name is attempting to convey.


58 posted on 05/01/2013 3:47:35 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Mozilla
An iron curtain of political correctness has descended upon America...

He was a likeable player before these comments. I hope he has a long career.

59 posted on 05/01/2013 3:51:08 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Mozilla

This guy can play for me anytime!


60 posted on 05/01/2013 3:58:28 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Mozilla

That quote nails it.


61 posted on 05/01/2013 3:59:48 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Mozilla

Will Obama call him? No. Too busy calling Jason Collins.


62 posted on 05/01/2013 4:30:53 AM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: tips up

Perhaps Obama was asking for a date.


63 posted on 05/01/2013 5:14:53 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Mozilla

Good for you, RG3. Skol from Viking Country.


64 posted on 05/01/2013 5:18:54 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Mozilla

RGIII- “military brat”. graduated HS a year early. Entered college at 17. BA political science. One year toward masters. An athlete with a brain


65 posted on 05/01/2013 6:05:58 AM PDT by capt B
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To: Mozilla

That ratty lookin’ hairdo aside, I knew I liked that kid!


66 posted on 05/01/2013 7:19:43 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: capt B
BA political science. One year toward masters.

Most poli-sci profs are flaming Marxists- how did he manage to avoid the indoctrination?

67 posted on 05/01/2013 7:27:23 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: yldstrk

I think it was the Roanoke expedition, lead by John White, who came up with the name. The local indians painted themselves red ocre, so it was not really about their skins tones. Sp the RedSkins adorn themselves in red uniforms, which are a king of second skin.


68 posted on 05/01/2013 11:57:11 AM PDT by RobbyS
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To: JimRed

The military influence.


69 posted on 05/01/2013 11:58:09 AM PDT by RobbyS
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To: Mozilla; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Good for RGIII.

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


70 posted on 05/01/2013 7:51:15 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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