Florida's school children are getting a lesson in how the political winds affect the political backbone today. Last year, Jim Greer, then the chair of the Florida Republican Party, was happy to, as he says now, "placate the extremists who dominate" the GOP and publicly accuse President Obama of orchestrating a socialist plot by addressing the nation's public schools via video. Today, he's apologizing for ever saying any such thing, and calling members of his former party racist. "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." Jim Greer Greer Apologizes To Obama For GOP Racism, Recants Critique Of Socialist Indoctrination School Speech | TPMDC Thats a far cry from a year ago, when some of the silliest, shrillest over the top rhetoric was employed by a variety of Republicans about the President indoctrinating students. Of course, that was perhaps a preview of just some of the invective to come Obamas way over the next year. Of course, now we have Newt Gingrich deriding Obama, calling him a con man,and a Kenyan, anti-colonialist worldview. Jim Greers apology a start to atone for GOPs hysterical verbal excess | Daily Loaf -------------------------------- Will minorities forget how the right has treated this president?