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Greer apologizes to Obama, calls many GOPers 'racist'

One year ago, when President Barack Obama gave his first back-to-school speech to the nation's schoolchildren, then-chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, Jim Greer, accused him of using "taxpayer dollars to indoctrinate America's children to his socialist agenda."

Now, Greer is facing fraud and money laundering charges and has been thrown under the bus by the state GOP, which has accused him of living the high life on party money. And so he's had a change of heart.

"In the year since I issued a prepared statement regarding President Obama speaking to the nation's schoolchildren, I have learned a great deal about the party I so deeply loved and served,'' Greer said in a written statement. "Unfortunately, I found that many within the GOP have racist views and I apologize to the President for my opposition to his speech last year and my efforts to placate the extremists who dominate our party today. My children and I look forward to the presiden't speech."

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former friend of Jim Greer

Open comment to Jim Greer: be careful about the lies you tell. You may be pissing off those who know what you did when your wife wasn't around, if you know what I mean!

Bloggy Bayou

Update to RPOF Self-Inflicted Foot Assassination (AKA: What's Up With Your Great Toe?)

http://www.practicalstate.com/?p=2442

Cheers

stuntmanmike

Bloggy is right again.

Nona

BIG SURPRISE
GOP = RACISM

Gary7

He could have added xenophobes, homophobes, and Islamophobes to the list.

BeauB

Hey Jim, don't be intimidated by anyone who threatens blackmail. That's weak, and the least of your worries.

However, your admission regarding the blatant, and obvious RACISM in the GOP, while not surprising, is nice to hear since it confirms, once again, that ANYONES rights can be stripped away, if the wrong people in the wrong party, stay in office. Here in Florida, there is a long line of would-be criminals waiting to take your place in the GOP.
The party simply breeds corruption.

Ron Murray

Again another man who can't do the right thing honestly, now he wants to be vindictive and "become" truthful.

A coward in every sense of the word.

Will C.

GOP full of racist...shocking!

Mark

Good Lord. He gets in trouble and decides to play the "race" card like a liberal. I guess he is hoping that he'll get a pardon from Obama with this apology. Spineless wonder. I guess he is a true lily livered liberal. Sickening.

evan

The Republicans and their tea party 'friends' pushed racist arguments against this president before he took office. Their rallies with the nazi images, the bogus challenges of Obama's religion and birthplace and their oppostion to everything (even proposals they used to support) are garbage no previous president ever had to put up with.

I don't know if they are racists or just sore losers who lost the 2008 election badly, but they would be howling if anyone had behaved towards one of their presidents this way.

It would be nice if one of them owned up to the Republicans' despicable behavior BEFORE being charged with crimes... but a late apology is better than none.

evan

PS, yes I know the name "tea party" came up after Obama took office but the obnoxious personal attacks started during the campaign.

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