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the only African American serving in the United States Senate, wasn't invited

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Sen. Tim Scott, R.-S.C., the only African American serving in the United States Senate, wasn't invited to the event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's march on Washington, though a host of Democratic luminaries spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.“Senator Scott was not invited to speak at the event,” Greg Blair, a spokesman for the South Carolina lawmaker, said in a statement to the Washington Examiner. “The senator believes today is a day to remember the extraordinary accomplishments and sacrifices of Dr. King, Congressman John Lewis, and an entire generation of black leaders. Today’s anniversary should simply serve as an opportunity to reflect upon how their actions moved our country forward in a remarkable way.”


Sen. Tim Scott wasn

So why wasn't the only Black Senator invited to the biggest Black event of the year?
 

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Sen. Tim Scott wasn So why wasn't the only Black Senator invited to the biggest Black event of the year?[/FONT][/COLOR]
I think some are judging men and the event by the color of one's skin rather than the content of their heart.

I see Senator Tim Scott politics and rather harsh dogma as rather off-putting to the nature of the gathering. it would be like inviting Allen West to speak....

Which brings me to my question- was Senator Scott barred from attending or not invited to SPEAK. Right wing bloggers says not invited and other say not invited TO SPEAK.

There is a difference.... :peace
 

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I think some are judging men and the event by the color of one's skin rather than the content of their heart.
I think this event has been hijacked by Socialist Liberals and Tim Scott wasn't invited because he doesn't embrace that bulls***.

I see Senator Tim Scott politics and rather harsh dogma as rather off-putting to the nature of the gathering.
Off-putting to the nature of Black Marxism. This event has nothing to do with Martin Luther King's message.
 

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Off-putting to the nature of Black Marxism. This event has nothing to do with Martin Luther King's message.
In that case I suspect Tim Scott would be happy not to be invited to speak. He ain't no black Muslim, he's Christian.
 

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I think this event has been hijacked by Socialist Liberals and Tim Scott wasn't invited because he doesn't embrace that bulls***. Off-putting to the nature of Black Marxism. This event has nothing to do with Martin Luther King's message.
I am old. I remember the Speech in 'real time'. Back in the day MLK was called everything but white- he was a commie, an anarchist, a race baiter, and a criminal agitator.

Your rhetoric would fit right in. Though I have to laugh that you divide the Marxism by race... you are having trouble seeing past skin color?
 

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He wasn't their kind of people I suppose...
 

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He wasn't their kind of people I suppose...
Politically you are KEYrect. Then again few who were heartily endorsed by the Tea Party this last election cycle were invited to speak. ;)

Words, deeds, actions count here, not mere skin color.

Then again, did Louis Farrakhan speak? :peace
 

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Politically you are KEYrect. Then again few who were heartily endorsed by the Tea Party this last election cycle were invited to speak. ;)

Words, deeds, actions count here, not mere skin color.

Then again, did Louis Farrakhan speak? :peace
Ahh, Calypso Louie... I miss that firebrand...
 

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I don't miss him at all, but you do get the point...... don't you?
i got the point alright, but let me ask you this -- Would our country have been better served with a bi-partisan celebration in the spirit of racial harmony or what we got, the turning of race into a political issue pitting those all inclusive, sympathizers of minority struggles Democrats versus them damned cold hearted, cold blooded, angry White Republican Devils?
 

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i got the point alright, but let me ask you this -- Would our country have been better served with a bi-partisan celebration in the spirit of racial harmony or what we got, the turning of race into a political issue pitting those all inclusive, sympathizers of minority struggles Democrats versus them damned cold hearted, cold blooded, angry White Republican Devils?
You left out 'old' and 'dying off' in the silly vilification of Cons... :roll:

It would be GREAT for a bipartisan celebration, but sadly it seems like the Cons are not interested in a meeting of the minds, but rather a demigoading of the issues.

Look at the posters 'upset' over Sen Scott not being invited to speak- each used the race card- an act they deplore (when convenient).

MLK's message was content of heart over color of skin and yet for these Cons the issue was the skin color of a Tea Party favorite's political heart.

THAT was my point, these cons focus on skin color over message.... I'd opine some on the radical right are not interested in bi-partisanship and as long as they put skin color before heart I don't feel anyone should shift closer toward them.

The term is 'meet in the middle' not everyone run to one side of the boat- that is how the ship of state capsizes... :peace
 
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you sure he wasn't invited? if he wasn't it may be because the NAACP gave him an "F" on civil rights ...

also, from a Washington Post story:

Not a single Republican elected official stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday with activists, actors, lawmakers and former presidents invited to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington — a notable absence for a party seeking to attract the support of minority voters.

Event organizers said Wednesday that they invited top Republicans, all of whom declined to attend because of scheduling conflicts or ill health. ...

Michael Steele, the first black Republican lieutenant governor of Maryland and a former Republican National Committee chairman, said event organizers told him that they were having difficulty attracting Republican speakers. He faulted GOP leaders for not making time to attend.

“It’s part of a continuing narrative that the party finds itself in with these big deals for minority communities around the country and how they perceive our response to them,” he said.


trust me, after the Christie-Obama photos together, no Republican wants to be seen in a photo with Obama or even be anywhere near him ... also, if you're a Republican and you want to appeal to the right wing nuts, a substantial part of the GOP base, you don't want to be seen supporting civil rights ...
 

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You left out 'old' and 'dying off' in the silly vilification of Cons... :roll:

It would be GREAT for a bipartisan celebration, but sadly it seems like the Cons are not interested in a meeting of the minds, but rather a demigoading of the issues.

Look at the posters 'upset' over Sen Scott not being invited to speak- each used the race card- an act they deplore (when convenient).

MLK's message was content of heart over color of skin and yet for these Cons the issue was the skin color of a Tea Party favorite's political heart.

THAT was my point, these cons focus on skin color over message.... I'd opine some on the radical right are not interested in bi-partisanship and as long as they put skin color before heart I don't feel anyone should shift closer toward them.

The term is 'meet in the middle' not everyone run to one side of the boat- that is how the ship of state capsizes... :peace
I bet you really see it that way, don't ya?

I will say this, the GOP has made plenty of mistakes, and you can't blame them for what a handful of whackadoodles might crayon on a posterboard but to characterize them as you have giving the impression that the Dems are the fair minded ones, I'm sorry...That's just disingenuous.
 

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I bet you really see it that way, don't ya? I will say this, the GOP has made plenty of mistakes, and you can't blame them for what a handful of whackadoodles might crayon on a posterboard but to characterize them as you have giving the impression that the Dems are the fair minded ones, I'm sorry...That's just disingenuous.
If you refer to your little diatribe the answer is no, if you mean my post and where the Radical Right has pulled my former political party then yes, yes I do believe what i posted. Howsomever I didn't say fair minded, but I'd say FAIRER minded. ;)

Again look at the title of this thread and the posts the Cons put in it.... race and skin color is what they concentrated on in a lame attempt to take a little bit of wind out of a national celebration.

And to be clear, I never mentioned the race baiting whackadoodles with crayon posters at Con events.... YOU did.

No Sir, I think I can restrict my examples to elected Cons in Congress, with a generous helping of State politicians of the TP persuasion... :)
 

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I am old. I remember the Speech in 'real time'. Back in the day MLK was called everything but white- he was a commie, an anarchist, a race baiter, and a criminal agitator.
Oh, I'm sure there were plenty of bigots who opposed MLK. So what's your point?

Your rhetoric would fit right in. Though I have to laugh that you divide the Marxism by race... you are having trouble seeing past skin color?
I see we have a two minute expert in our midst. ;)

The truth is, Marxism is all encompassing on the Left, and if you've spent more than two minutes reading my remarks, you'd understand that.
 

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Sen. Tim Scott wasn

So why wasn't the only Black Senator invited to the biggest Black event of the year?[/FONT][/COLOR]
Because he's a Far Right political hack who opposes everything Dr. King stood for in his life. That perhaps is one reason.
 

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I think this event has been hijacked by Socialist Liberals and Tim Scott wasn't invited because he doesn't embrace that bulls***. Off-putting to the nature of Black Marxism. This event has nothing to do with Martin Luther King's message.
This is what you posted, not exactly a lengthy essay and doesn't take more than 30 seconds to read.

You don't seem to know who or what Dr. King stood for- he would be THE socialist liberal of today, no hijacking involved. :roll:

Why did you use skin color to describe Marxism? Again you are clueless on what Dr. King stood for or said....

Three sentences, one using race to define a political movement that is far more than black....

Sir your post didn't require 30 seconds- much less the time we have spent on it now. :roll:
 

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66% of the country opposed King in 1963. Even JFK didnt want the march.
I'm talking about his message in general. I hate marches of any kind. They make me nervous.
 

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I'm talking about his message in general. I hate marches of any kind. They make me nervous.
What was his message and how does it relate to today.
Maybe because of people like Jesse Jackson, who was there the day he was shot, have turned the civil rights movement into a cottage industry of race and division.
 

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What was his message and how does it relate to today.
His message was judging and being judged based on the content of character, not skin tone. The fact that I was a white male, under 40 yrs old, and a local law firm wouldn't touch me when I inquired about pressing charges for discrimination, tells me that we've gotten nowhere since 1963. The fact that I had the misfortune of having standing in line while waiting to file a Medicaid claim and my wife and I were serenaded by a black man singing ditties about how HIS president is black, told me that we've gotten nowhere since 1963. The fact that every black liberal I'm aware of found George Zimmerman guilty BEFORE he was found innocent, tells me we've gotten nowhere since 1963.

These fools from last night have no idea what MLK was trying to achieve.
 

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His message was judging and being judged based on the content of character, not skin tone. The fact that I was a white male, under 40 yrs old, and a local law firm wouldn't touch me when I inquired about pressing charges for discrimination, tells me that we've gotten nowhere since 1963. The fact that I had the misfortune of having standing in line while waiting to file a Medicaid claim and my wife and I were serenaded by a black man singing ditties about how HIS president is black, told me that we've gotten nowhere since 1963. The fact that every black liberal I'm aware of found George Zimmerman guilty BEFORE he was found innocent, tells me we've gotten nowhere since 1963.

These fools from last night have no idea what MLK was trying to achieve.
You, and me are not in a "protected" class.
I tried suing a former employer for wrongful discharge.
Had I been black, it would have been a no brainer with all the supporting documentation I had.
Or a woman, or disabled.
I tried to use the angle that I was fired because I could not adjust my schedule due to school. I was going to college at nights and the guy I went to work for at a government contractor assured me it would not be a problem.
Untill I told him a few times that I could not stay late. He had a habit of approaching us at 4:30 and wanting us to stay late.
Refusal had always been an issue. I knew that because I worked for him before, but was assured he would be ok with me saying no.
So I turned down another job offer and went to work for him out of loyalty.
3 days before my 90 day probation was up, he fired me.
Not a damn thing I could do about it.
 

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Because he's a Far Right political hack who opposes everything Dr. King stood for in his life. That perhaps is one reason.
Dr. King was a Republican.
 
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