Republican Lawmaker Says Obama’s Back-to-School Address Is Attempt to Spread Socialism to Schools

September 2, 2009 - 5:19 PM
Florida's Republican Party chairman is objecting to President Barack Obama's plans to give a back-to-school address next week, saying Obama's real motive is to indoctrinate students with his "socialist ideology."
Tallahassee, Fla. (AP) - Florida's Republican Party chairman is objecting to President Barack Obama's plans to give a back-to-school address next week, saying Obama's real motive is to indoctrinate students with his "socialist ideology."
 
Obama plans to address students across the nation on Tuesday with a message about staying in school, working hard and achieving educational goals.
 
Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer issued a press release Tuesday slamming the plan. The release quotes Greer saying he is "absolutely appalled that taxpayer dollars are being used to spread President Obama's socialist ideology" and "liberal propaganda."
 
The White House said Greer has nothing to worry about. Spokesman Tommy Vietor said Obama has no plans to give a policy speech to school children.