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Obama indoctrinating students with 'socialist ideology'?

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September

We thought it was just going to be a hey-kids-stay-in-school-and-work-hard speech. But obviously, we've been had. Critics are pouncing on President Obama's plans to give a back-to-school speech Tuesday, with Jim Greer, the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, calling it a plan to spread "socialist ideology."

"As the father of four children, I am absolutely appalled that taxpayer dollars are being used to spread President Obama's socialist ideology," Greer said in this statement. "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 Americans' children to spread his liberal lies, indoctrinating Americans' youngest children before they have a chance to decide for themselves."

The Cato Institute says, "Hey, Obama, Leave Those Kids Alone."

The St. Petersburg Times Politifact.com site rated Greer's statement "Pants on Fire" on its Truth-O-Meter. Read more reaction on our sister blog The Buzz.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:34am]

    

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