Indicted ex-GOP boss Greer assails ‘racist views’ in party, won’t name namesby George Bennett | September 14th, 2010
Since then, Greer’s been ousted as party chairman and indicted on six felony counts.
Monday, as Obama prepared another address to students, Greer said he’s learned that “many within the GOP have racist views.” He blamed his heated 2009 statement on an attempt “to placate the extremists who dominate our Party today.”
Greer declined to name any of the racists he was trying to placate.
“No names, but committee consists of people who fought me on outreach and I had to discipline state members who promoted racists (sic) comments which I was also fought on too,” Greer said via text message.
Here’s Greer’s Monday statement:
“In the year since I issued a prepared statement regarding President Obama speaking to the nation’s school children, I have learned a great deal about the party I so deeply loved and served. 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 President’s speech.”
And here’s Greer’s original 2009 statement on President Obama’s speech:
“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.
“While I support educating our children to respect both the office of the American President and the value of community service, I do not support using our children as tools to spread liberal propaganda. The address scheduled for September 8, 2009, does not allow for healthy debate on the President’s agenda, but rather obligates the youngest children in our public school system to agree with our President’s initiatives or be ostracized by their teachers and classmates.
“Public schools can’t teach children to speak out in support of the sanctity of human life or traditional marriage. 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.
The Democrats have clearly lost the battle to maintain control of the message this summer, so now that school is back in session, President Obama has turned to American’s children to spread his liberal lies, indoctrinating American’s youngest children before they have a chance to decide for themselves.”
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