Guy Who Freaked Out About Obama Talking to Schoolchildren Was Just Appeasing the Racists

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Last September all hell broke loose when President Obama delivered an address to schoolchildren across the country about the importance of hard work and responsibility — or, if you were Jim Greer, the chairman of the Florida GOP at the time, BRAINWASHED THEM WITH HIS SOCIALIST IDEOLOGY. With Obama set to hold another socialist-brainwashing session at a school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, today (chilling sample line: "The farther you go in school, the farther you'll go in life"), can we look forward to some more of Greer's insane rants? Sadly, no. Because in the last year — perhaps sometime around the time he was arrested for stealing $200,000 from the party — Greer had an epiphany of sorts about the Republican Party. Or maybe he was just brainwashed by Obama.

"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 [sic] speech."

Oh, yeah. Definitely brainwashed.

Greer apologizes to Obama, calls many GOPers 'racist' [Naked Politics/Miami Herald]