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(Roll Call)   GOP, Yesterday: Why didn't only Black Republican Senator get invited to MLK event yesterday? Reality, Today: Organizers invited him, he declined   (blogs.rollcall.com) divider line 91
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2013-08-29 03:50:32 PM
Rather pathetic.
 
2013-08-29 04:00:24 PM
How's that minority outreach going, GOP?
 
2013-08-29 04:02:13 PM
I predict blame will be pinned upon that pernicious rapscallion The Overzealous Staffer
 
2013-08-29 04:06:06 PM
Yeah, but he wasn't invited to speak, so clearly the Democrat party is afraid of conservative black leaders and until Allen West is president Obama is the real racist.

/amidoinitrite?
 
2013-08-29 04:09:16 PM

nmrsnr: Yeah, but he wasn't invited to speak, so clearly the Democrat party is afraid of conservative black leaders and until Allen West is president Obama is the real racist.

/amidoinitrite?


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2013-08-29 04:09:51 PM

nmrsnr: Yeah, but he wasn't invited to speak, so clearly the Democrat party is afraid of conservative black leaders and until Allen West is president Obama is the real racist.

/amidoinitrite?


Scott would have spoken truth to powers in a similar way that Republican Martin Luther would have, so the Democrat Party, afraid of a strong conservative black, chose to throw him under the back of the bus
 
2013-08-29 04:25:43 PM
I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.
 
2013-08-29 04:26:33 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I predict blame will be pinned upon that pernicious rapscallion The Overzealous Staffer


Except that they sent the invitation to all members of congress and none of the GOP showed up.
 
2013-08-29 04:26:49 PM
As a liberal I should be more upset that no Republicans spoke. They probably would have looked like assholes.
 
2013-08-29 04:27:25 PM
Oh look. Another lie from the right.
 
2013-08-29 04:27:45 PM
I was hoping Herman Cain would have shown up with pizza for all
 
2013-08-29 04:28:54 PM

monoski: I was hoping Herman Cain would have shown up with pizza for all


Mmmm....pizza.
 
2013-08-29 04:29:01 PM
NOT ONE PERSON CALLED THIS.

//and by not one person, I mean almost everyone who doesn't eat paste, troll for a living, have 37 ALTs and... well, you know the type.
 
2013-08-29 04:29:58 PM
 
2013-08-29 04:30:17 PM
I didn't read the article, what is going on in here.
 
2013-08-29 04:30:27 PM
GRAHHHHH! THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!!111!!

Actually, he was invited.

*waddles over to another topic* GRAHHHHH! THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!!111!!
 
2013-08-29 04:30:58 PM

Serious Black: When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) declined to speak at the March on Washington 50th anniversary rally Wednesday, he was choosing instead to meet with a North Dakota oil and gas lobby group.

Ladies and gentlemen, the second most powerful Republican in the House of Representatives.


But But But Obama - Las Vegas - Fundraising - Benghazi - Rose garden - Acts of Terror - HURR DURR POTATO!
 
2013-08-29 04:31:02 PM
As the nation's first gay black Senator from the South, I'm shocked to find out he declined to come.
 
2013-08-29 04:31:34 PM

nmrsnr: Yeah, but he wasn't invited to speak, so clearly the Democrat party is afraid of conservative black leaders and until Allen West is president Obama is the real racist.

/amidoinitrite?


For the people that actually believe stuff like this and don't bother to read the article:

"Much of the speaking program was created based on those who were able to confirm availability to attend the event, and thus were able to speak at the event," the source explained.
 
2013-08-29 04:31:56 PM
Other than Obama... were there any Dems there? TFA mentions Angus King, but he's an independent.

/devil's advocate
 
2013-08-29 04:36:44 PM

Wendy's Chili: Oh look. Another lie from the right.


Republicans said he wasn't invited to speak. The people organizing the event asked if he would be able to be there before they had decided on the speakers. He said no, because he had already committed to something else back in his home state. So knowing that he said he was not going to be available they never sent him a request to speak. In other words, he was not invited to speak.

Do I need to get a bureaucrat up in here to explain that technically correct is the best kind of correct?
 
2013-08-29 04:38:16 PM

Grungehamster: Wendy's Chili: Oh look. Another lie from the right.

Republicans said he wasn't invited to speak. The people organizing the event asked if he would be able to be there before they had decided on the speakers. He said no, because he had already committed to something else back in his home state. So knowing that he said he was not going to be available they never sent him a request to speak. In other words, he was not invited to speak.

Do I need to get a bureaucrat up in here to explain that technically correct is the best kind of correct?


Why not?
 
2013-08-29 04:38:56 PM

Grungehamster: Wendy's Chili: Oh look. Another lie from the right.

Republicans said he wasn't invited to speak. The people organizing the event asked if he would be able to be there before they had decided on the speakers. He said no, because he had already committed to something else back in his home state. So knowing that he said he was not going to be available they never sent him a request to speak. In other words, he was not invited to speak.

Do I need to get a bureaucrat up in here to explain that technically correct is the best kind of correct?


Try again:

FTFA:

The invitation, sent Aug. 8 from the Coalition for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, appears to have been a form letter to all members of Congress, with invitees listed as "Representative" rather than by name.

Within a day, Rachel Shelbourne, a staff assistant to Scott, had replied to the email with the following message:

"Thank you for extending to Senator Tim Scott the invitation to the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28th. Unfortunately, the Senator will be in South Carolina during this time, so he will be unable to attend the event. Please do, however, keep him in mind for future events you may be hosting."

 
2013-08-29 04:41:25 PM
Only the good talkingpoints die young.
 
2013-08-29 04:42:59 PM

theknuckler_33: Other than Obama... were there any Dems there? TFA mentions Angus King, but he's an independent.

/devil's advocate


Clinton or are you asking for current office holders
 
2013-08-29 04:44:27 PM

coeyagi: The invitation, sent Aug. 8 from the Coalition for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, appears to have been a form letter to all members of Congress, with invitees listed as "Representative" rather than by name.


OH MY STARS A MAIL MERGE???

That's offensive. How would Little Congressprincess know that he's special??
 
2013-08-29 04:44:48 PM

monoski: I was hoping Herman Cain would have shown up with pizza for all


I would have LOVED to see Cain at this.  He's possibly the ONLY recent republican who would have found an audience there.
 
2013-08-29 04:45:39 PM
Luckily, it doesn't matter if the fact-oriented community has found out this is a lie, you'll be seeing this claim on facebook reposts for the next year.
 
2013-08-29 04:46:13 PM
This is why all those "How's that minority outreach coming, GOP?" jokes aren't even that funny anymore. That fact that none of the GOP leaders even showed up after being invited shows there is no minority outreach in the GOP. They've decided there is no way minorities will vote for them (and it's definitely not the party's fault) and they aren't even remotely trying.
 
2013-08-29 04:47:28 PM
If a GOPer spoke, it wouldn't of been good....
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...no one likes the truth.....
 
2013-08-29 04:48:37 PM

coeyagi: Grungehamster: Wendy's Chili: Oh look. Another lie from the right.

Republicans said he wasn't invited to speak. The people organizing the event asked if he would be able to be there before they had decided on the speakers. He said no, because he had already committed to something else back in his home state. So knowing that he said he was not going to be available they never sent him a request to speak. In other words, he was not invited to speak.

Do I need to get a bureaucrat up in here to explain that technically correct is the best kind of correct?

Try again:

FTFA:

The invitation, sent Aug. 8 from the Coalition for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, appears to have been a form letter to all members of Congress, with invitees listed as "Representative" rather than by name.

Within a day, Rachel Shelbourne, a staff assistant to Scott, had replied to the email with the following message:

"Thank you for extending to Senator Tim Scott the invitation to the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28th. Unfortunately, the Senator will be in South Carolina during this time, so he will be unable to attend the event. Please do, however, keep him in mind for future events you may be hosting."


He was invited to attend, not invited to speak. However he was invited to attend and had already said he would be out of town that day so they knew when asking who would like to speak that he was unavailable and as such didn't bother to contact him.

I'm saying if someone wants to say they were telling the truth by saying he wasn't ask to speak they are technically correct. Sort of like a teacher who doesn't ask a kid to help clean the chalkboard because he was absent that day.
 
2013-08-29 04:48:48 PM

DamnYankees: Rather pathetic.

 
2013-08-29 04:49:04 PM

monoski: theknuckler_33: Other than Obama... were there any Dems there? TFA mentions Angus King, but he's an independent.

/devil's advocate

Clinton or are you asking for current office holders


Well, it's not like there were any former Republican officeholders there, so the distinction shouldn't really matter, but yea, I was pretty much referring to current congress critters.
 
2013-08-29 04:49:09 PM

what_now: coeyagi: The invitation, sent Aug. 8 from the Coalition for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, appears to have been a form letter to all members of Congress, with invitees listed as "Representative" rather than by name.

OH MY STARS A MAIL MERGE???

That's offensive. How would Little Congressprincess know that he's special??


I guess that's the crux of the issue with Paste Eaters Inc. (GOP).  He didn't get a "special" invite so that he could turn that down too.
 
2013-08-29 04:50:07 PM
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2013-08-29 04:50:21 PM

Fark You I'm Drunk: This is why all those "How's that minority outreach coming, GOP?" jokes aren't even that funny anymore. That fact that none of the GOP leaders even showed up after being invited shows there is no minority outreach in the GOP. They've decided there is no way minorities will vote for them (and it's definitely not the party's fault) and they aren't even remotely trying.


That's the joke.  There never was any "minority outreach".
 
2013-08-29 04:51:41 PM

DeltaPunch: GRAHHHHH! THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!!111!!

Actually, he was invited.

*waddles over to another topic* GRAHHHHH! THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!!111!!



You know for a while, I was convinced that the Republican party is doomed because they're always so outraged about everything, half of them ought to die of heart attacks at an early age.

But then we had to go ahead and pass Obamacare and give them some decent healthcare...
 
2013-08-29 04:57:21 PM
No one even questions "ONLY BLACK SENATOR".

One. There is ONLY ONE.

White priviledge wins again...
 
2013-08-29 04:59:19 PM

Fark You I'm Drunk: This is why all those "How's that minority outreach coming, GOP?" jokes aren't even that funny anymore. That fact that none of the GOP leaders even showed up after being invited shows there is no minority outreach in the GOP. They've decided there is no way minorities will vote for them (and it's definitely not the party's fault) and they aren't even remotely trying.


Well, they are trying to STOP minorities from voting. That kind of an outreach...
 
2013-08-29 05:00:48 PM
<I>Republican Martin Luther</I>

He wasn't a Republican or Democrat. Damn, tired of constantly reading this misinformation.
 
2013-08-29 05:01:02 PM

Tricky Chicken: I didn't read the article, what is going on in here.


Catering decisions for your mother's gang bang party.
 
2013-08-29 05:02:03 PM

mediablitz: White priviledge wins again...


You misspelled privilege.  Your message is invalid.

/spelling bee champion privilege
 
2013-08-29 05:02:46 PM

mediablitz: No one even questions "ONLY BLACK SENATOR".

One. There is ONLY ONE.

White priviledge wins again...


Not that it makes the situation much better, but that won't be the case any more in about a month and a half.

/Two. TWO Black Senator's Ah Ah ah!
 
2013-08-29 05:03:03 PM

mediablitz: No one even questions "ONLY BLACK SENATOR".

One. There is ONLY ONE.

White priviledge wins again...


This is an interesting question.  There are about 11% African-Americans in the country.  One would naturally assume that there should be, on average, that many AAs in any given profession.

But I would just say look at the numbers of AAs who have advanced degrees, own businesses, etc.  Those in politics would probably be comparable.

I am not saying it's a "good" thing, by no means.  I am just saying it shouldn't be unexpected.

It all goes back to education, investing in urban rejuvenation, etc.  You know, sh*t the GOP cares naught about.
 
2013-08-29 05:06:06 PM

Captain Dan: mediablitz: White priviledge wins again...

You misspelled privilege.  Your message is invalid.

/spelling bee champion privilege


gall durn tablet!

*turns on spell check*

gall durn it!!!
 
2013-08-29 05:06:35 PM
The invitation, sent Aug. 8 from the Coalition for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, appears to have been a form letter to all members of Congress, with invitees listed as "Representative" rather than by name.

Within a day, Rachel Shelbourne, a staff assistant to Scott, had replied to the email with the following message:

"Thank you for extending to Senator Tim Scott the invitation to the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28th. Unfortunately, the Senator will be in South Carolina during this time, so he will be unable to attend the event. Please do, however, keep him in mind for future events you may be hosting."


I'm just wondering how many "future events" he expected the Coalition for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington to be hosting. Did he think there'd be weekly 50th anniversaries?
 
2013-08-29 05:07:32 PM

Ring of Fire: As a liberal I should be more upset that no Republicans spoke. They probably would have looked like assholes.


"You people need to look at the conservative values of MLK and get off the Democrat plantation. Only then will you be able to cast off the thuggery that your kind is known for. Put down your Justice 4 Trayvon signs and worry about justice for George Zimmerman who was a political prisoner who did nothing more than put down a rabid dog. The real injustice in this country is the degradation of the white male as anything but comedic foil Also pull your pants up. I will be over here awaiting my accolades, or if anyone would like to break into a dance number."
 
2013-08-29 05:08:17 PM

SomeoneDumb: The invitation, sent Aug. 8 from the Coalition for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, appears to have been a form letter to all members of Congress, with invitees listed as "Representative" rather than by name.

Within a day, Rachel Shelbourne, a staff assistant to Scott, had replied to the email with the following message:

"Thank you for extending to Senator Tim Scott the invitation to the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28th. Unfortunately, the Senator will be in South Carolina during this time, so he will be unable to attend the event. Please do, however, keep him in mind for future events you may be hosting."

I'm just wondering how many "future events" he expected the Coalition for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington to be hosting. Did he think there'd be weekly 50th anniversaries?


That's stock language for "this is not a snub". Which it doesn't seem like it was, considering he was attending a different MLK event.
 
2013-08-29 05:09:28 PM

cameroncrazy1984: How's that minority outreach going, GOP?


They're winning more folks over every day!

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2013-08-29 05:10:56 PM

mediablitz: No one even questions "ONLY BLACK SENATOR".

One. There is ONLY ONE.

White priviledge wins again...


To be fair, there would have been two, but the other guy got a promotion in 2008. Oh, and he spoke at the event.
 
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