Nation's only current African-American Senator not invited to MLK anniversary event

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    Nation's only current African-American Senator not invited to MLK anniversary event

    Noticeably absent from the speaker line-up at the Let Freedom Ring event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington today: the nation’s only black Senator, Tim Scott.

    Scott, a Republican Representative appointed by S.C. Governor Nikki Haley earlier this year to fill former Sen. Jim DeMint’s seat in the U.S. Senate after he retired, was not invited to participate in the historic event.   African-American leaders who did receive an invitation to speak at included Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) – who participated in the original March – Martin Luther King III, MSNBC host Al Sharpton and movie stars Jamie Foxx, Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker.

    Typical naked partisanship by the blindly partisan Obama Administration. As predicted, the event is used to divide us further, for political purposes. Vapid liberal celebrities and race-hustlers are featured...  

     
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    sad but there is truth to it.

    “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.”
    âۥ Socrates

     
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    In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:

    Typical naked partisanship by the blindly partisan Obama Administration. As predicted, the event is used to divide us further, for political purposes.



    What garbage you spew...the antithesis of what Dr. King stood for.

    You feel divided because you are on the fringes of rational thought and logic...not due to anything the admin has done.

    So drop the veil and don't view every imagined slight as an attack upon your person.

     

     
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    sad but there is truth to it.

     



    No, there really isn't.

     

     
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    There have been marches and speeches going on for a week to commemorate the event.

    The guy you say was left out was a featured speaker on the 8/26 event.

     

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/march-on-washington-50th-anniversary-events_n_3786091.html

     
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    There have been marches and speeches going on for a week to commemorate the event.

    The guy you say was left out was a featured speaker on the 8/26 event.

     

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/march-on-washington-50th-anniversary-events_n_3786091.html




    Oops!

     

    "Faux, misplaced outrage" is CLC's default position.

     

     

     
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    Damn some people have no internal vision and get mighty nasty when someone sheds light on their beliefs faults.

     


    Yes, dbags get mighty irritated when told how dbaggy they and their hateful views really are.

     
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    I guess womp womp is the sound of a sheep chewing cud. lol

    Damn some people have no internal vision and get mighty nasty when someone sheds light on their beliefs faults.

     

    CLC got caught in a lie and/or egregiously foolish oversight. No need to cry him a river.

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    lol What "lie" was caught?

    Was he at the "let freedom ring event"?

     
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    The Hill:

    Black conservatives are rankled by the liberal flavor of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

    They contend the left is appropriating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory and willfully understating the degree of progress the United States has made in overcoming the egregious racial injustices that characterized an earlier era.


    They also argue Americans aren’t hearing the right message from leaders — mainly Democratic and liberal — who will celebrate the anniversary from the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday.
    Modern-day civil rights activists, in league with the Democratic Party, de-incentivize personal responsibility and economic independence.

    “I believe Dr. King would be saddened by the way that some of these leaders are telling Americans that they are victims and their only hope for a better future is a government handout,” Mia Love said. “It does nothing but keep black Americans dependent.”

     


     

     

     
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    The message Melanie Campbell is very troubling; equating Justice Thomas to a KKK member,... nice very nice.  The walk event should have been looking up not down into gutter politics.

     

    Melanie Campbell, CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, said minorities have made progress over the past 50 years but added, “We have not arrived.”

     

    “Today, racism and inequality does not manifest itself in a white sheet, Jim Crow laws, poll taxes or barking dogs,” she said. “But the dogs are still biting in other ways. Today, there are no white sheets. But there are judges in black robes in the U.S. Supreme Court who struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, opening the floodgates in many states to pass more voter ID laws to block people of color and young people from voting, with the goal of ensuring we never see another black man elected to the president, or woman, of the United States of America.”



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    CLC got caught in a lie and/or egregiously foolish oversight. No need to cry him a river.

     



    lol What "lie" was caught?

    Was he at the "let freedom ring event"?

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    You aren't going to fool anyone.

    "lol"

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    That's the difference in you and I. I don't need to fool anyone!

     
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    It was confirmed that event organizers invited several republicans and all declinded, including Eric Cantor and John Boehner.  Canto declined due to plans to be in North Dakota, Boehner because he opted to speak at a Congressional observance of the day.  George Bush Sr and Jr were invited but declined because of Sr health, Jeb Bush was invited in his place but also declined.  And as noted Tim Scott spoke at the official event the RNC organized on 8/26.  Not sure why he wasn't invited back for the proceedings two days later given that all the other GOPers who were asked declined.  

     
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    It was confirmed that event organizers invited several republicans and all declinded, including Eric Cantor and John Boehner.  Canto declined due to plans to be in North Dakota, Boehner because he opted to speak at a Congressional observance of the day.  George Bush Sr and Jr were invited but declined because of Sr health, Jeb Bush was invited in his place but also declined.  And as noted Tim Scott spoke at the official event the RNC organized on 8/26.  Not sure why he wasn't invited back for the proceedings two days later given that all the other GOPers who were asked declined.  



    he's black

     
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    It was confirmed that event organizers invited several republicans and all declinded, including Eric Cantor and John Boehner.  Canto declined due to plans to be in North Dakota, Boehner because he opted to speak at a Congressional observance of the day.  George Bush Sr and Jr were invited but declined because of Sr health, Jeb Bush was invited in his place but also declined.  And as noted Tim Scott spoke at the official event the RNC organized on 8/26.  Not sure why he wasn't invited back for the proceedings two days later given that all the other GOPers who were asked declined.  

     



    he's black

     

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    Deval Patrick is black and is a two term elected governor, the only back governor in the country and he wasn't there to speak either.  It must a conspiracy.  

     
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    In response to DamainAllen's comment:

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    It was confirmed that event organizers invited several republicans and all declinded, including Eric Cantor and John Boehner.  Canto declined due to plans to be in North Dakota, Boehner because he opted to speak at a Congressional observance of the day.  George Bush Sr and Jr were invited but declined because of Sr health, Jeb Bush was invited in his place but also declined.  And as noted Tim Scott spoke at the official event the RNC organized on 8/26.  Not sure why he wasn't invited back for the proceedings two days later given that all the other GOPers who were asked declined.  

     

     



    he's black

     

     

     

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    Deval Patrick is black and is a two term elected governor, the only back governor in the country and he wasn't there to speak either.  It must a conspiracy.  

     

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    But, he was there.  He had an invitation.

    BOSTON -- Gov. Deval L. Patrick will travel to Washington on Saturday to attend a rally to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's famed "I Have A Dream" speech and march on Washington.

    He just din't make the short list for speakers.

     
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    There have been marches and speeches going on for a week to commemorate the event.

    The guy you say was left out was a featured speaker on the 8/26 event.

     

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/march-on-washington-50th-anniversary-events_n_3786091.html



    Let's up pack this a bit.  Here's the event:

    August 26

    Event: Republican National Committee Commemorative Event
    Where: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE
    When: August 26, Noon to 2 p.m.
    Sponsored by: RNC
    Register: RSVP by August 21 to KQHartsfield@rnchq.org due to limited seating.
    Details: Big names include RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.).

     

    Here are the room capacities for the club:

    http://www.capitolhillclub.org/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=345414&ssid=247819&vnf=1

    You will note that 250 people is the most who can attend.

    You might also note that this was an event put on by the RNC, not the larger organization.

    So, compare and contrast that to the real 50th celebration, where Scott was not invited.

    I think you can see how oyur point begins...to...fall...apart.

     
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    In response to UserName99's comment:

     


    There have been marches and speeches going on for a week to commemorate the event.

    The guy you say was left out was a featured speaker on the 8/26 event.

     

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/march-on-washington-50th-anniversary-events_n_3786091.html

     



    Let's up pack this a bit.  Here's the event:

     

    August 26

    Event: Republican National Committee Commemorative Event
    Where: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE
    When: August 26, Noon to 2 p.m.
    Sponsored by: RNC
    Register: RSVP by August 21 to KQHartsfield@rnchq.org due to limited seating.
    Details: Big names include RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.).

     

    Here are the room capacities for the club:

    http://www.capitolhillclub.org/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=345414&ssid=247819&vnf=1

    You will note that 250 people is the most who can attend.

    You might also note that this was an event put on by the RNC, not the larger organization.

    So, compare and contrast that to the real 50th celebration, where Scott was not invited.

    I think you can see how oyur point begins...to...fall...apart.




    Just stop already.  Scott was every bit welcome at the event as Deval Patrick.  It took place on the Mall, for free.

    And why don't you take a look at who sponsored the event.  You won't find the DNC or this adminstration's name listed.  The King family foundation put on the event and they can invite anyone they want to speak.

     
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    It was confirmed that event organizers invited several republicans and all declinded, including Eric Cantor and John Boehner.  Canto declined due to plans to be in North Dakota, Boehner because he opted to speak at a Congressional observance of the day.  George Bush Sr and Jr were invited but declined because of Sr health, Jeb Bush was invited in his place but also declined.  And as noted Tim Scott spoke at the official event the RNC organized on 8/26.  Not sure why he wasn't invited back for the proceedings two days later given that all the other GOPers who were asked declined.  

     

     

     



    he's black

     

     

     

     

     

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    Deval Patrick is black and is a two term elected governor, the only back governor in the country and he wasn't there to speak either.  It must a conspiracy.  

     

     

     

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    But, he was there.  He had an invitation.

     

    BOSTON -- Gov. Deval L. Patrick will travel to Washington on Saturday to attend a rally to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's famed "I Have A Dream" speech and march on Washington.

    He just din't make the short list for speakers.

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    At question was the invitation to speak, not whether Deval was there.  Nothing stopped Tim Scott from attending the event just as Deval Patrick did, even though Deval wasn't invited to speak.  

     

     
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    In response to skeeter20's comment:

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    In response to UserName99's comment:

     


    There have been marches and speeches going on for a week to commemorate the event.

    The guy you say was left out was a featured speaker on the 8/26 event.

     

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/march-on-washington-50th-anniversary-events_n_3786091.html

     



    Let's up pack this a bit.  Here's the event:

     

    August 26

    Event: Republican National Committee Commemorative Event
    Where: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE
    When: August 26, Noon to 2 p.m.
    Sponsored by: RNC
    Register: RSVP by August 21 to KQHartsfield@rnchq.org due to limited seating.
    Details: Big names include RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.).

     

    Here are the room capacities for the club:

    http://www.capitolhillclub.org/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=345414&ssid=247819&vnf=1

    You will note that 250 people is the most who can attend.

    You might also note that this was an event put on by the RNC, not the larger organization.

    So, compare and contrast that to the real 50th celebration, where Scott was not invited.

    I think you can see how oyur point begins...to...fall...apart.

     




    Just stop already.  Scott was every bit welcome at the event as Deval Patrick.  It took place on the Mall, for free.

     

    And why don't you take a look at who sponsored the event.  You won't find the DNC or this adminstration's name listed.  The King family foundation put on the event and they can invite anyone they want to speak.

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    Fun fact:   The Capital Hill Club (full name National Republican Club of Capital Hill) where the RNC held the event has been sued multiple times for racial discrimation of black employees, 3 times in fact since 2010.  

     
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    In response to UserName99's comment:

     


    There have been marches and speeches going on for a week to commemorate the event.

    The guy you say was left out was a featured speaker on the 8/26 event.

     

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/march-on-washington-50th-anniversary-events_n_3786091.html

     



    Let's up pack this a bit.  Here's the event:

     

    August 26

    Event: Republican National Committee Commemorative Event
    Where: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE
    When: August 26, Noon to 2 p.m.
    Sponsored by: RNC
    Register: RSVP by August 21 to KQHartsfield@rnchq.org due to limited seating.
    Details: Big names include RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.).

     

    Here are the room capacities for the club:

    http://www.capitolhillclub.org/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=345414&ssid=247819&vnf=1

    You will note that 250 people is the most who can attend.

    You might also note that this was an event put on by the RNC, not the larger organization.

    So, compare and contrast that to the real 50th celebration, where Scott was not invited.

    I think you can see how oyur point begins...to...fall...apart.

     




    Just stop already.  Scott was every bit welcome at the event as Deval Patrick.  It took place on the Mall, for free.

     

    And why don't you take a look at who sponsored the event.  You won't find the DNC or this adminstration's name listed.  The King family foundation put on the event and they can invite anyone they want to speak.

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    keep moving your argument.  It still doesn't make sense.

    so, I guess by leaning on the King foundation putting on the event, you are backing off your nakedly wrong assertion that Scott was invited, but just to speak at another event?

    what a maroon.

     
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    Re: Nation's only current African-American Senator not invited to MLK anniversary event

    In response to A_Concerned_Citizen's comment:

    Sen Scott had better things to do, like stay home in S Carolina.

     

    And based on an email exchange obtained by CQ Roll Call, the South Carolina Republican did receive an invitation to attend the festivities commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.’s delivery of the famous “I Have a Dream” speech.


    The invitation, sent Aug. 8 from the Coalition for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.


    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.”

    http://blogs.rollcall.com/wgdb/tim-scott-declined-invite-to-attend-march-as-spectator/



    Ouch!  So the headline here should be.......Black Republican Senator Skips King Event

     

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