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(NPR)   Republican outreach efforts to minorities have been so successful lately that not a single one of them needed to attend yesterday's March on Washington celebrations   (npr.org) divider line 120
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2013-08-29 10:07:26 AM  
There are people there who might remember who was on the wrong side of the police barricade.  Probably best you don't remind them by pretending it's all good now.
 
2013-08-29 10:09:25 AM  
Fear of a Tea Party Primary Planet.
 
2013-08-29 10:15:25 AM  
I was assured by Joe Walsh that I feel like he do, and also that the problems the minority community faces are all internal, so civil rights are over.

I was also infromed that the ONLY BLACK SENATOR TIM SCOTT (removes hat, *musical flourish*) was not invited to speak, which makes Democrats the real racists because everyone knows MLK was a Republican and civil rights knows no party.

I also wonder why anyone (*cough*...Boehner and Cantor...*cough*) would decline an invitation to speak. Must be the Democrat plantation handouts welfare reparations voter fraud #DEFUND race-baiting race-pimping big government tax-n-spend-ery.
 
2013-08-29 10:19:15 AM  
Not a single minority attended?
 
2013-08-29 10:21:05 AM  
That's some fine reporting by NPR, not bothering to note the non-invite extended to our one black US senator (who had no problem with that).

Also, Congress is on recess now - most of them are in their home districts doing constituent service and schmoozing. Washington wasn't the only place where observances were held yesterday.

At another point, Carter recalled the electoral boost he got from photo ops with the civil-rights icon's wife Coretta and his father Martin Luther "Daddy" King Sr:

Somehow, Carter failed to recall the electoral boost he got from photo ops with Lester Maddox.
 
2013-08-29 10:26:22 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Fear of a Tea Party Primary Planet.


Is that like Planet Hulk?  Planet Derp perhaps?
 
2013-08-29 10:39:28 AM  

Diogenes: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Fear of a Tea Party Primary Planet.

Is that like Planet Hulk?  Planet Derp perhaps?


Planet Bulk?
ethansuplee.tripod.com

memecrunch.com
 
2013-08-29 10:40:03 AM  
Bah - first one was "The Incredible Bulk" from the Mallrats credits.
 
2013-08-29 10:42:33 AM  

Diogenes: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Fear of a Tea Party Primary Planet.

Is that like Planet Hulk?  Planet Derp perhaps?


BIzarro World
 
2013-08-29 10:46:57 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Diogenes: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Fear of a Tea Party Primary Planet.

Is that like Planet Hulk?  Planet Derp perhaps?

BIzarro World


Indeed.
 
2013-08-29 10:56:41 AM  
I think it was a missed opportunity for Republicans, they could have at least tried to frame the arguments that they are trying to promote freedom as they see it, instead all we heard was a steady drumbeat of calls for minimum living wages and condemnation of restriction access to voting. On the other hand, it might not have gone over so well to have a Republican speaker booed by tens of thousands of people, so maybe it was the right call.
 
2013-08-29 11:00:45 AM  
But I thought I heard that MLKjr was a republican. What's up with that?
 
2013-08-29 11:00:51 AM  

nmrsnr: I think it was a missed opportunity for Republicans, they could have at least tried to frame the arguments that they are trying to promote freedom as they see it, instead all we heard was a steady drumbeat of calls for minimum living wages and condemnation of restriction access to voting. On the other hand, it might not have gone over so well to have a Republican speaker booed by tens of thousands of people, so maybe it was the right call.


They're not capable of that sort of proactive, strategic thinking.  Simply because they don't perceive a problem.
 
2013-08-29 11:02:07 AM  
Especially interesting that no repubs showed up, considering that, as we all know, MLK was in fact a republican.
 
2013-08-29 11:03:32 AM  

nmrsnr: I think it was a missed opportunity for Republicans, they could have at least tried to frame the arguments that they are trying to promote freedom as they see it, instead all we heard was a steady drumbeat of calls for minimum living wages and condemnation of restriction access to voting. On the other hand, it might not have gone over so well to have a Republican speaker booed by tens of thousands of people, so maybe it was the right call.


News flash: lots of Republicans support raising the minimum wage.

thinkprogress.org
 
2013-08-29 11:05:33 AM  
Well, there was a lot of "those * folks" present.
they were probably too nervous to go.

* Police presence.
 
2013-08-29 11:07:02 AM  

Serious Black: nmrsnr: I think it was a missed opportunity for Republicans, they could have at least tried to frame the arguments that they are trying to promote freedom as they see it, instead all we heard was a steady drumbeat of calls for minimum living wages and condemnation of restriction access to voting. On the other hand, it might not have gone over so well to have a Republican speaker booed by tens of thousands of people, so maybe it was the right call.

News flash: lots of Republicans support raising the minimum wage.

[thinkprogress.org image 321x426]


Just none of the vocal ones or the ones in actual office.
 
2013-08-29 11:08:10 AM  

Gulper Eel: Also, Congress is on recess now - most of them are in their home districts doing constituent service and schmoozing. Washington wasn't the only place where observances were held yesterday


So, SO difficult to get on a plane.

Your excuse-o-meter broke.
 
2013-08-29 11:09:26 AM  
Nearly a million minorities with no job. Who has time to go stand around on a Wednesday? Jobless welfare leeches, that's who!

/official right wing response
 
2013-08-29 11:10:45 AM  
In fairness, there were an awful lot of blah people there.
 
2013-08-29 11:10:53 AM  
Why should they? The GOP has become a local and regional party playing on conservative white folks that minorities are terrible people.
 
2013-08-29 11:12:07 AM  

Rich white people problems.


www.addictinginfo.org

"There is not anyone with the allotted time for that consideration."
 
2013-08-29 11:12:17 AM  

mediablitz: Gulper Eel: Also, Congress is on recess now - most of them are in their home districts doing constituent service and schmoozing. Washington wasn't the only place where observances were held yesterday

So, SO difficult to get on a plane.

Your excuse-o-meter broke.


Especially after they specifically acted to exempt the FAA's air traffic controllers from sequestration and prevent them from being hit with any flight delays.
 
2013-08-29 11:12:24 AM  
Republican outreach efforts to minorities have been so successful lately that not a single one of them needed to attend yesterday's March on Washington celebrations

So? No one give a shiat about some democrat rally, why would they attend.
 
2013-08-29 11:17:01 AM  

Serious Black: News flash: lots of Republicans support raising the minimum wage.


Unfortunately not the ones in office. They keep telling me that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs.
 
2013-08-29 11:17:17 AM  

Gulper Eel: That's some fine reporting by NPR, not bothering to note the non-invite extended to our one black US senator (who had no problem with that).



Well NPR isn't part of the right-wing nutjob outrage machine, so you can't expect them to report everything that right-wing nutjobs are pretending to be outraged about at any given moment.

And their coverage is certainly better than, say, Drudge's outright lying.
 
2013-08-29 11:19:13 AM  
Republicans LOVED the civil rights movement, that's why they've been working tirelessly to enact laws that will ensure another one is necessary!
 
2013-08-29 11:19:26 AM  
Throw in yesterday's fiesta of Fox News coverage of the march and you have all the evidence you need that minority outreach means about as much as the "laser focus on jobs"
 
2013-08-29 11:19:59 AM  
Why can't Glenn Beck hold another MLK rally already, so conservatives can remember the words of tolerance and love that Martin Luther King espoused without having to be near those people?!
 
2013-08-29 11:20:45 AM  

Serious Black: News flash: lots of Republicans support raising the minimum wage.


That shows 50% of republicans support raising the minimum wage from poverty level to poverty level.
 
2013-08-29 11:20:49 AM  

Aristocles: Republican outreach efforts to minorities have been so successful lately that not a single one of them needed to attend yesterday's March on Washington celebrations

So? No one give a shiat about some democrat rally, why would they attend.


So... You're admitting the GOP is racist and black issues are limited to Democratic concern?
 
2013-08-29 11:21:57 AM  
In before a troll requires someone to post the congressional breakdown of the Civil Rights Act.
 
2013-08-29 11:22:28 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Fear of a Tea Party Primary Planet.


Welcome to the Hoverdome.
 
2013-08-29 11:24:26 AM  
I thought it was Democrats, not Republicans that were racists back then. The modern Republicans could have capitalized on that.
 
2013-08-29 11:25:07 AM  

Serious Black: News flash: lots of Republicans support raising the minimum wage.


News Flash From Reality:Republican voters will tell pollsters that they support raising the minimum wage, but will vote for politicians who would do nothing of the sort.
 
2013-08-29 11:26:07 AM  

Umeraken Ideut: Xxxxxxxxxx: Republican outreach efforts to minorities have been so successful lately that not a single one of them needed to attend yesterday's March on Washington celebrations

So? No one give a shiat about some democrat rally, why would they attend.

So... You're admitting the GOP is racist and black issues are limited to Democratic concern?


If you're going to respond to trolls, at least limit your comments to the quality ones.  Don't have conversations with people who are just half-assing it.
 
2013-08-29 11:26:18 AM  

DarwiOdrade: Not a single minority attended?


Between this and the Putin headline, I'm getting the sense that a lot of today's submissions came from Farkers for whom English is not their first language.
 
2013-08-29 11:27:35 AM  

coeyagi: In before a troll requires someone to post the congressional breakdown of the Civil Rights Act.


ManRay: I thought it was Democrats, not Republicans that were racists back then. The modern Republicans could have capitalized on that.


F*ck, really bro?
 
2013-08-29 11:27:35 AM  

Gulper Eel: That's some fine reporting by NPR, not bothering to note the non-invite extended to our one black US senator (who had no problem with that).

Also, Congress is on recess now - most of them are in their home districts doing constituent service and schmoozing. Washington wasn't the only place where observances were held yesterday.

At another point, Carter recalled the electoral boost he got from photo ops with the civil-rights icon's wife Coretta and his father Martin Luther "Daddy" King Sr:

Somehow, Carter failed to recall the electoral boost he got from photo ops with Lester Maddox.


The House is pretty much working toward building support for repealing Obamacare.

Yes, I can certainly see there were more pressing matters to attend to.
 
2013-08-29 11:28:10 AM  

Aristocles: Republican outreach efforts to minorities have been so successful lately that not a single one of them needed to attend yesterday's March on Washington celebrations

So? No one give a shiat about some democrat rally, why would they attend.


Wasn't it a Republican rally in 1963?
 
2013-08-29 11:30:01 AM  

coeyagi: coeyagi: In before a troll requires someone to post the congressional breakdown of the Civil Rights Act.

ManRay: I thought it was Democrats, not Republicans that were racists back then. The modern Republicans could have capitalized on that.

F*ck, really bro?


Of course. People are idiots and cover up their ears the moment the Southern Strategy becomes a topic at hand.
 
2013-08-29 11:30:02 AM  

Aristocles: So? No one give a shiat about some democrat rally, why would they attend.


 At least you admit that equal rights for minorities is something for which Republicans have no concern whatsoever.
 
2013-08-29 11:32:09 AM  

un4gvn666: Aristocles: So? No one give a shiat about some democrat rally, why would they attend.

 At least you admit that equal rights for minorities is something for which Republicans have no concern whatsoever.


not attending some democrat rally =/= having no concern for minorities
 
2013-08-29 11:32:13 AM  

Arkanaut: Wasn't it a Republican rally in 1963?


Besides race, it was about jobs, unions, and peace.  So yeah, definitely a Republican rally - fer sure.

/King was not a Republican
 
2013-08-29 11:32:18 AM  
Let's make sure we politicize the event too. That will help.
 
2013-08-29 11:33:38 AM  

Dr Dreidel: everyone knows MLK was a Republican


Biff_Steel: But I thought I heard that MLKjr was a republican. What's up with that?


urbangirl: Especially interesting that no repubs showed up, considering that, as we all know, MLK was in fact a republican.


Not just a Republican - a REGISTERED Republican!

Which of course means that his voter registration form must be available somewhere for our perusal.

How bout it, guys?  Anyone wanna rise to the challenge?
 
2013-08-29 11:33:45 AM  

ManRay: I thought it was Democrats, not Republicans that were racists back then. The modern Republicans could have capitalized on that.


They try to all the time, but it doesn't show one's party in such a great light when you have to go back 50+ years for the last time it did anything good for civil rights.
 
2013-08-29 11:34:20 AM  

Aristocles: un4gvn666: Aristocles: So? No one give a shiat about some democrat rally, why would they attend.

 At least you admit that equal rights for minorities is something for which Republicans have no concern whatsoever.

not attending some democrat rally =/= having no concern for minorities


Its only a Democrat rally because no Republicans come
 
2013-08-29 11:36:09 AM  
I'm genuinely surprised no Tea Party groups tried to make their own event. It was the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. How easy would it have been to go beyond the "MLK was a Republican" claim and argue that they are there to carry on his dream for Jobs and Freedom through opposing Obama?
 
2013-08-29 11:36:40 AM  

Disposable Rob: ManRay: I thought it was Democrats, not Republicans that were racists back then. The modern Republicans could have capitalized on that.

They try to all the time, but it doesn't show one's party in such a great light when you have to go back 50+ years for the last time it did anything good for civil rights.


Well, back then it was a national party, and the southerners - Dems and GOP - voted like the bigots they were.  And the Northerners, with a slight edge to the Dems - voted like decent f*cking human beings.  However, now the GOP is a regional Southern / Flyover State bigot party, so essentially they're saying "wow, we used to be a lot better than we are now. See, if you just factor in our entire history from Abe to 1964, we're not all bad, we've only started sucking MASSIVE dick after that point!"
 
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