What topic was the GOP and teapartiers up in arms about a year ago? Anyone remember?
That's right — the fact that Obama was going to be making a speech in front of schoolchildren in Philadelphia, a speech to be live telecast to kids throughout the nation. According to the right wing at the time, it was part of Obama's plan to "indoctrinate" our kids. I blogged about it here.
Are we any further along in having reasonable "controversies"?
But there is this interesting twist:
The man who led the charge against Obama last year is not only facing corruption charges, but he is welcoming the speech and charging his party with racism.
"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," said Jim Greer, the former Florida state party chairman in a written statement, per the Miami Herald. "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.
So, there is hope…