Thursday, September 3, 2009

Liar, Liar

PolitiFact, the truth-seeking website at the St. Petersburg Times, takes apart the Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer’s latest bit of lunacy (see below).

In ruling on Greer’s statement, we wondered whether we should give him latitude for legitimate commentary on Obama’s speech. But he crossed a line when he said that Obama intended to discuss “plans for government-run health care, banks, and automobile companies” and other policy matters not germane to education. That is factually incorrect, and the party could not offer any support for the statement. For raising the specter of socialist ideology and indoctrination, the party takes its claim to an additional, absurd level. We rate the Republican Party of Florida’s statement Pants on Fire!

What a shock.