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Old 08-29-2013, 11:49 AM   #21
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:14 PM   #22
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They started going out "on a rolling basis" 4 or 5 weeks ago.

I take that to mean they had an A list they mailed to, gave a certain cut off for RSVP, then roll over to the B list, gave a certain cut off and so on. So some of them likely only got 1 week notice.

And the only one with an overall view of who was attending was likely the event coordinator.

If they truly wanted bipartisan representation, someone in charge of the guest/speaker list would have picked up the phone and called the RNC and said "hey dude, just FYI, you've got nobody attending this deal".

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That's the impression I got as well. I can imagine that they were thrilled not to have any Republicans on the stage.
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:34 PM   #24
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:30 PM   #25
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was Jay-Z there?
No he was busty acting like a victim somewhere.

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Old 08-29-2013, 05:57 PM   #26
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was Jay-Z there?
Guy drops the N-word like it's his name.
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Had to turn off the TV... Fox was making more sense than anyone else.

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Was Oprah there?


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Old 08-29-2013, 08:35 PM   #29
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That's the impression I got as well. I can imagine that they were thrilled not to have any Republicans on the stage.
It wouldn't surprise me if the RNC failed to realize they were opening themselves up to a bunch of petty criticism for not having a few token politicians posing for pictures at this event.

However, I also can totally see the event organizers silently cackling at having contrived a situation to avoid having any high-profile Republicans in attendance.

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Was Oprah there?
According to the article AoG linked:

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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.”

The event organizers didn't completely exclude Republicans from the event — former President George W. Bush, for instance, received an invitation, but he couldn't attend as he is recovering from surgery — but the slate of speakers was filled with names such as former President Clinton, Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Foxx and others.
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It wouldn't surprise me if the RNC failed to realize they were opening themselves up to a bunch of petty criticism for not having a few token politicians posing for pictures at this event.
Are they really that stupid?
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However, I also can totally see the event organizers silently cackling at having contrived a situation to avoid having any high-profile Republicans in attendance.
Are your boyfriends really that dishonest?
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Sorry Republicans, But Sen. Tim Scott Was Invited To the March On Washington

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I shouldn't even be entertaining your retarded post, but the only black senator in the United States wasn't invited

http://washingtonexaminer.com/sen.-t...rticle/2534830

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http://www.politicususa.com/2013/08/...ashington.html

He was invited but turned it down dufus.

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Sen. Tim Scott's office claimed that he wasn't invited to the March on Washington event yesterday, but the truth is that every member of Congress including Scott was invited weeks ago.

The latest in Republican false meme creation began when ABC "Benghazi emails" News reported, "The only African American serving in the Senate, Republican Tim Scott, wasn't invited to partake in the festivities today, a spokesman confirmed to ABC News." This statement was also reported by the Newscorp owned Wall Street Journal, which was then quoted by The Washington Post.

But according to the event organizers, this isn't true. Roll Call broke with the mainstream media tradition of taking a Republican's word for it by actually asking the organizers of the event if Republicans were invited. In an email statement, a spokesperson for the event said, "This was truly a bipartisan outreach effort...All members of congress were invited to attend and the Republican leadership was invited to speak. Majority Leader Eric Cantor's office was very helpful in trying to find someone to speak at the event. Making this commemoration bi-partisan was especially important to members of the King family, too."

In fact, organizers of the event were desperately trying to find Republicans who would be willing to come and speak to the crowd of 100,000.

Organizers tried to find Republicans to come and speak, but Tim Scott claims that he wasn't invited.

It appears that the Republican senator from South Carolina isn't being honest.

It isn't that Republicans like Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) were not invited to the event. The truth is that Republicans as a group decided that they wouldn't attend. The Republicans were invited. Republican leaders were offered a chance to speak, and they said no.

Tea Partyin' Tim Scott could have shown some real courage by defying his party and attending the event. He could have shown the world that progress has been made even in red state South Carolina. He could have demonstrated real leadership. Instead, his office decided that the best thing for the nation's only African American senator to do was to play to the Obama hate/collective Republican persecution paranoia by claiming that he wasn't invited.

For Tim Scott, pretending that his invitation "got lost in the mail" was a better political option than attending the event and reminding the tea party folks back home that he also is black.

Sen. Scott could have attended. He just didn't want to.

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So two articles have been posted with conflicting claims. They're both short on actual facts or documentation, they each are just repeating statements made by individuals, some named and some not named.

Why do you automatically believe one and not the other?
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So, was Mr. Tim Scott, whom we've all known for a while now, actually invited or not?
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So, was Mr. Tim Scott, whom we've all known for a while now, actually invited or not?
We know one thing for sure.... And that is that he was definitely maybe invited.
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We know one thing for sure.... And that is that he was definitely maybe invited.
I think we should definitely consider the possibility of outrage.
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