I know the beltway weenies don't want us saying mean things about the
John Birch Tea Party crowd so it's nice to see some truth coming out of a former GOPer instead. Especially about race relations.
Former Florida GOP Chair Jim Greer sez:
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."
The TeaBirchers will say that he's a corrupt man and shouldn't be listened to and I agree that corrupt people aren't afforded much leeway, but since I've seen the same things that he observes I have to agree with the man. The TeaBirchers are trying to neutralize the word "racism" itself by constantly bringing it up and putting a phony spin on it like the Breitbarts and Dr. Laura's have been doing. Schlessinger repeated the N-word over and over again for a few reasons, one of them being the idea that if she repeats it enough the word will lose the racist meaning that it brings.
That obviously backfired and she was forced to quit her job. but as we've watched incident after racist incident including the FOX News New Black Panther fetishism occur---there is no denying what our eyes tell us we see. I'm sure we'll see some pushback against Greer by the TeaBirchers soon enough even though he's already been disgraced.
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