September 8th, 2009
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Republican Party of Florida says Obama will "indoctrinate" schoolchildren with "socialist ideology"

Florida RNC Chairman Jim Greer appears on CNN September 07, 2009.
Florida RNC Chairman Jim Greer appears on CNN September 07, 2009.

Schoolchildren across the 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."

-Republican Party of Florida on Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 in a press release

The Truth-O-Meter says: PANTS ON FIRE

Pants on Fire

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  1. linda from south dakota

    no one ever siad the children were FORCED to watch thios,, anyone ever think they may want to listen>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????!!!,,omg when will people ever grow up,,, ummmm

    September 8, 2009 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  2. Randolph Carter, the finger-chompin' Obamabot

    Brought to you by the folks who advocate school prayer and teaching "intelligent design" as science. Have a nice day!

    September 8, 2009 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  3. Annette

    " liar, liar pants on fire" you got it!

    September 8, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  4. James Casey

    I just watched the speech. I didnt see any thing wrong in what Pres. Obama had to say, Im proud I let my daughter watch. Way togo Mr Pres. keep up the good work!!!

    September 8, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  5. Face reader

    This boy needs serious mental help.

    September 8, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  6. Kirven Dunham

    This was about race, pure and simple. These white conservatives did not want their kids to see and hear a black president.

    This Jim Greer even went beyond that. Once his statements about this speech turned out to be a lie he said that the speech was altered because of him. That's right. He made the black man change his speech.

    September 8, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  7. rick

    That's what the Republicans are good at , telling LIES. They have no solution to the problems they created so they have to spread lies and put fear in people.

    September 8, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  8. Jimmy the Greek

    I wonder if CNN with use the Truth-O-Meter on Obama's healthcare speeches??

    You know... the part where Obama has repeatedly said, "I GUARANTEE ... if you like your insurance plan you can keep it. If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor".

    REALLY?? How is Obama going to guarantee Americans get to keep their work-sponsored health insurance plan if the employer decides to cancel the insurance and force everyone to the Government Option??

    PANTS ON FIRE, Mr Obama.

    September 8, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  9. Anthony

    LOL Obama 10 Republicans NOTHING!!!!!! Get some ideas, or he will be president 8 years. Calling the man names will not win you back the majority, it just makes you look like sore losers, and racists. The other side won, its thier turn, get over it and find some solutions to the countries problems.

    September 8, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |