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What About the Children?! Edition

Jim Greer
Keep the kids home from school! Lock your doors! Write your congressman! We have to protect our children! No, not from swine flu — from the president!

Jim Greer, chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, wins the prize this week as either Right Wing Wingnut in Chief or Best Exploiter of Feigned Outrage for Short-Term Political Gain. Either way, his and others attempts to block President Barack Obama’s planned back-to-school speech to kids next week hits a new low in cynical crapitude.

Here is Greer’s press release, issued earlier this week:

As the father of four children, I am absolutely appalled that taxpayer dollars are being used to spread President Obama’s socialist ideology. The idea that school children across our nation will be forced to watch the President justify his plans for government-run health care, banks, and automobile companies, increasing taxes on those who create jobs, and racking up more debt than any other President, is not only infuriating, but goes against beliefs of the majority of Americans, while bypassing American parents through an invasive abuse of power. …

President Obama and the Democrats wouldn’t dream of allowing prayer in school. Christmas Parties are now Holiday Parties. But, the Democrats have no problem going against the majority of American people and usurping the rights of parents by sending Pied Piper Obama into the American classroom.

I’m kinda at a loss here.


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