Republican leaders asked to speak at March on Washington anniversary, declined

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    Is there such a thing as mass hysteria where millions become so enthralled with an ideology that they all delude themselves to the point of collectively disconnecting with reality.

    YES...thats exactly how Obama won the election back in 08'.




    I thought it was the 'free stuff'.  Make up your mind.

     

     

     
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    Is there such a thing as mass hysteria where millions become so enthralled with an ideology that they all delude themselves to the point of collectively disconnecting with reality.

    YES...thats exactly how Obama won the election back in 08'.

     




    I thought it was the 'free stuff'.  Make up your mind.

     

     

     



    No...that was 2012.

     
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    Re: Republican leaders asked to speak at March on Washington anniversary, declined

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    There are so many lies coming out of the Republicans these days that I have to consider that they aren't "lies" and that they truly believe the garbage they are spitting out.

     

     

    Perhaps a psychologist could weigh in here...if there are any on this board.

    Is there such a thing as mass hysteria where millions become so enthralled with an ideology that they all delude themselves to the point of collectively disconnecting with reality?

     

     




     

    I'm no psychologist but the way they form their arguments is often that they are some kind of victim or matyr.

    They create these scenarios in which they attempt to show some kind of slight or injustice visited upon themselves and try and exploit it as how unfair the world in general is and libruls in particular.

    And even when that perceived 'injustice' is proven to be nothing but a figment of their fevered imaginations, they refuse to believe reality and instead tunnel further down the rabbithole.

    It's scary really.



    Well said doctor.  I think there are categories to bucket them into:

    1. The ignorant - e.g Palin or Bachman, who seems to misunderstand the idea of fact vs fantasy.

    2. The deluded - Louis Gomert for example , and others too numerous to be named


    3. The monomaniacal -Hannity, Limbaugh et al

    4. The liars - those who know better and lie for political gain - The Boehner's, McConnells, and the Cantor's in the party.

     
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    Re: Republican leaders asked to speak at March on Washington anniversary, declined

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    You are a vicious hater of Republicans, arent you? That GOP kid who stole your lunchbox in first grade really messed up your head.


    You think political parties are evident in small children?!  Really?!

    Hilariously sad.

    Except maybe the insinuation that "gop kids" are bullies and thieves and go around stealing lunch boxes.  Your slip is showing.

     

     

     

     
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    Re: Republican leaders asked to speak at March on Washington anniversary, declined

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    Is there such a thing as mass hysteria where millions become so enthralled with an ideology that they all delude themselves to the point of collectively disconnecting with reality.

    YES...thats exactly how Obama won the election back in 08'.



    More fantasyspeak from the land of the fever swamps.

    As some say, the lie often sounds better than the truth, doesn't it...?

     

     

     
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    Is there such a thing as mass hysteria where millions become so enthralled with an ideology that they all delude themselves to the point of collectively disconnecting with reality.

    YES...thats exactly how Obama won the election back in 08'.

     



    More fantasyspeak from the land of the fever swamps.

     

    As some say, the lie often sounds better than the truth, doesn't it...?

     

     

     




    He was being ridiculous, so was I...relax Matty.

     

     
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    Re: Republican leaders asked to speak at March on Washington anniversary, declined

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    ABC News:

    Republican Party officials reached out to organizers of this week’s March on Washington commemoration with a series of suggestions for possible GOP speakers, but several of the people they recommended were never contacted with invitations to speak, according to Republican National Committee officials.

    Miscommunication and lack of coordination appear to have played a role in at least some of the invites not going out to Republican office-holders. Event organizers say they assumed Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., couldn’t attend, based on a failure to RSVP to an earlier, more general invitation. But his office says he was never actually invited to speak, and he may have been able to attend if he was formally invited.

    More than half a dozen different prominent Republicans were invited to speak, but several of the invitations went out quite late in the planning. All sent their regrets.

    Regardless of the motivations, the result was that an ostensibly non-partisan program on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial took on a political edge. Heated comments on affirmative action, gun rights, and racial discrimination in law enforcement echoed from the podium, with none of the 30-plus speakers – a list that included all three living Democratic presidents — representing a Republican point of view.

    That’s not a tone that members of the King family and other groups involved in organizing the day wanted. And Republican Party officials, intent on reaching out to minority voters and with a large television audience tuning in to the 50th anniversary events, say they didn’t want the GOP to go unrepresented, either.



    It's the embarrassing Wellstone memorial service/progressive rally all over again. Progressives know no shame.

     
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    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/28/1234584/-Republican-leaders-asked-to-speak-at-March-on-Washington-anniversary-declined?detail=email

     

    Why don't the republicans like black people?

     

     



    Because they can vote.

     

     



    Well, the republicans are doing what they can to stop that..................

     



    Right...showing an ID is the same as Jim Crow....whatever you say, moonbat.

     
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    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/28/1234584/-Republican-leaders-asked-to-speak-at-March-on-Washington-anniversary-declined?detail=email

     

    Why don't the republicans like black people?

     

     



    Because they can vote.

     

     



    Well, the republicans are doing what they can to stop that..................

     

     



    Right...showing an ID is the same as Jim Crow....whatever you say, moonbat.

     




    Well..no..it's not the same thing quite..but it is unnecessary and addresses a problem that simply doesn't exist except in the minds of some right wingers who lost the Oval office. A bunch of people who refuse to acknowledge that perhaps the majority of Americans simply don't agree with their policies so instead they blame a fictitious boogy man( voter fraud) for their shortcoming.

     

     
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    ...and you know what Al..as the story becomes clearer in the news reports it seems that none of the Republican congressmen ( and women) even attended the event. Why would that be? Why would not ONE singe republican attend an event commemorating equal rights in this country?

    "It is not down in any map...trueplaces never are...." ( Melville)

     
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    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/28/1234584/-Republican-leaders-asked-to-speak-at-March-on-Washington-anniversary-declined?detail=email

     

    Why don't the republicans like black people?

     

     



    Because they can vote.

     

     



    Well, the republicans are doing what they can to stop that..................

     

     

     



    Right...showing an ID is the same as Jim Crow....whatever you say, moonbat.

     

     




    Well..no..it's not the same thing quite..but it is unnecessary and addresses a problem that simply doesn't exist except in the minds of some right wingers who lost the Oval office. A bunch of people who refuse to acknowledge that perhaps the majority of Americans simply don't agree with their policies so instead they blame a fictitious boogy man( voter fraud) for their shortcoming.

     

     



    Insider Wall Street trading doesnt exist , either. If no one ever investigates it. 

    Voter fraud has been a huge problem historically, especially in big city Democratic machines like the crooked Chicago machine that the President came from.

    "a problem that simply doesn't exist ". A problem that doesnt exist: showing an ID to vote....not a problem, unless you are are trying to commit voter fraud.

    Poll show 80% of Americans agree with a basic ID requirement to vote.

     
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    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/28/1234584/-Republican-leaders-asked-to-speak-at-March-on-Washington-anniversary-declined?detail=email

     

    Why don't the republicans like black people?

     

     



    Because they can vote.

     

     



    Well, the republicans are doing what they can to stop that..................

     

     

     



    Right...showing an ID is the same as Jim Crow....whatever you say, moonbat.

     

     

     




    Well..no..it's not the same thing quite..but it is unnecessary and addresses a problem that simply doesn't exist except in the minds of some right wingers who lost the Oval office. A bunch of people who refuse to acknowledge that perhaps the majority of Americans simply don't agree with their policies so instead they blame a fictitious boogy man( voter fraud) for their shortcoming.

     

     



    Voter fraud is real, and the left just keeps denying it, as it is all on their side of the ledger.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/297461/reality-voter-fraud-john-fund

     

     
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    ...and you know what Al..as the story becomes clearer in the news reports it seems that none of the Republican congressmen ( and women) even attended the event. Why would that be? Why would not ONE singe republican attend an event commemorating equal rights in this country?

    "It is not down in any map...trueplaces never are...." ( Melville)

     



    It really does speak volumes that not a single republican in Congress attended such a historic event concerning civil rights in this country. 

     



    An event that was more like the Paul Wellsotne memorial service/ progressive rally.

    you are in serious denial if you think republicans were invited. I mean, really.

     
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    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/28/1234584/-Republican-leaders-asked-to-speak-at-March-on-Washington-anniversary-declined?detail=email

     

    Why don't the republicans like black people?

     

     



    Because they can vote.

     

     



    Well, the republicans are doing what they can to stop that..................

     

     

     



    Right...showing an ID is the same as Jim Crow....whatever you say, moonbat.

     

     




    Well..no..it's not the same thing quite..but it is unnecessary and addresses a problem that simply doesn't exist except in the minds of some right wingers who lost the Oval office. A bunch of people who refuse to acknowledge that perhaps the majority of Americans simply don't agree with their policies so instead they blame a fictitious boogy man( voter fraud) for their shortcoming.

     

     

     

     



    Insider Wall Street trading doesnt exist , either. If no one ever investigates it. 

     

     

    Voter fraud has been a huge problem historically, especially in big city Democratic machines like the crooked Chicago machine that the President came from.

    "a problem that simply doesn't exist ". A problem that doesnt exist: showing an ID to vote....not a problem, unless you are are trying to commit voter fraud.

    Poll show 80% of Americans agree with a basic ID requirement to vote.

     




     

    "Wah, wah, wah... I don't care that every study ever conducted on voter fraud shows the opposite, I just know it's a big problem because the echo chambers tell me so."



    Show me these supposed studies that show "no" voter fraud.

    i won't hold my breath.

     
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    Re: Republican leaders asked to speak at March on Washington anniversary, declined

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    ...and you know what Al..as the story becomes clearer in the news reports it seems that none of the Republican congressmen ( and women) even attended the event. Why would that be? Why would not ONE singe republican attend an event commemorating equal rights in this country?

    "It is not down in any map...trueplaces never are...." ( Melville)

        It really does speak volumes that not a single republican in Congress attended such a historic event concerning civil rights in this country.        An event that was more like the Paul Wellsotne memorial service/ progressive rally.

    you are in serious denial if you think republicans were invited. I mean, really.

     

     




     

     

    Still can't come to grips with reality, can ya spanky?

    Heh, heh, heh.... you are freakin HILARIOUS!!!!



    Well, it looks like the republicans weren't invited after all.

    http://abcnews.go.com/politics/t/blogEntry?id=20112153

     

     
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    Well, it looks like the republicans weren't invited after all.

     

     

     

    http://abcnews.go.com/politics/t/blogEntry?id=20112153

     

     

     




     

     

    You are one seriously self-delusional dolt.

     

    From your source:

    Event organizers say they assumed Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., couldn't attend, based on a failure to RSVP to an earlier, more general invitation.

    More than half a dozen different prominent Republicans were invited to speak... . All sent their regrets.

    Organizers did invite several prominent Republicans – including both Presidents Bush, former Gov. Jeb Bush, former Gov. Mike Huckabee, House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Sen. John McCain – to speak. They also reached out late in the planning process to the office of Rep. James Sensenbrenner, a veteran congressman from Wisconsin who has been prominent on voting-rights and sentencing-reform issues.

    All of those invited declined, however, with the two former presidents citing health concerns, and the others pointing to scheduling conflicts.


    Sen. Scott’s office did respond to the request to attend the event by noting that he would be in South Carolina that day and would be “unable to attend.”

     

     



    Consider the source, and read the whole article.

    from another article:

    "But aides to some GOP congressional leaders said they received formal invitations only in recent weeks, making it too late to alter their summer recess schedules."

    so, I guess if you invite who you want to speak in March, and then belatedly send out invitations to republicans a couple of weeks before the event in August, you are covered, at least if you are a liberal.

     
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