Why Sen. Scott wasn’t invited to MLK event summed up in devastating nutshell

Devastating truth.

As Twitchy reported, Sen. Scott (R-S.C.), the nation’s only black senator, was not invited to speak at Wednesday’s March on Washington.

Bingo.

Twitchy readers should not have been surprised, sadly. You see, according to the tolerance brigade, he doesn’t count since he doesn’t have the right letter next to his name.

The Left incessantly cries “racist” at everything. In fact, it’s a case of “methinks they doth project too much.” Here are a few reminders of actual racism from the Left:

Actor Nick Searcy, who has no patience for the racist Left, points out something else. Conservative actress Stacey Dash was once again attacked; this time for quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

An exit question for the president:

Related:

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‘Nothing more than a Dem convention outtake’: Drudge, others blast exclusion of Sen. Tim Scott from MLK event

‘Shut up white b*tch’: Stacey Dash quotes MLK Jr., gets attacked for ‘calling blacks negro’

Because racist! Actor James Woods slams Obama, race-baiters with one hilarious pic

‘Waiting to race-bait’: Nick Searcy, others blast lefty ‘Justified’ fan Terry McMillan

‘Truth!’ Dem treatment of black conservatives summed up in a pic; Racist libs prove it

  • Clete Torres

    So much for MLK’s “…nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

    We know where the left’s priorities lie, and character is nowhere to be found.

    • Clayton Grant

      It is truly sad that some people put party affiliation above all else. If Sen Scott is a token, isn’t Pres Obama as well?

    • nickdqwk

      If I may, Sen Scott was indeed judged by the content of his character, as it is that he actually has character.

      • Clete Torres

        Well done. That character thus precluded his invitation.

    • nickdqwk

      If I may, Sen Scott was indeed judged by the content of his character, as it is that he actually has character.

  • MNWoman

    If Senator Scott had spoken at the event, he may have talked about personal responsibility, making the most out of opportunities and the importance of education.

    These things have no place in the liberal agenda.

  • DV S1EOG

    They completely destroyed yesterday’s event by making it a partisan political event. I could never really know what MLK would think/say, but I have a feeling that he wouldn’t be too pleased about what took place yesterday, and what has been taking place in this nation since his death.

    • mickeyco

      I don’t know why you “could never really know what MLK would think/say”. Everyone else & his brother have told us what he would have said this week.

      • David Roberts

        Are they psychic?

    • mickeyco

      I don’t know why you “could never really know what MLK would think/say”. Everyone else & his brother have told us what he would have said this week.

    • 24fan

      Hearing a little of it on yesterday nights news, i felt no cheer or happiness instead it felt like hitler and his raising emotion from his “master race”

    • 24fan

      Hearing a little of it on yesterday nights news, i felt no cheer or happiness instead it felt like hitler and his raising emotion from his “master race”

    • Ignatz

      [They completely destroyed yesterday’s event by making it a partisan political event.]

      Who? All the Republicans who were invited and didn’t attend?

      • DV S1EOG

        No, all of the speakers who had to place current political talking points into their speeches. This was an event to celebrate MLK’s speech and all of the change that had come about since that speech. It was used as a Democratic party rally instead of a celebration of the change that was inspired by MLK>

        Also, all of the Republicans that were invited, apparently were invited with short notice. This was an event that was most likely planned for the past couple of years, there is no reason that they were short noticed. That was another political move. You give short notice invitations knowing that those people will not be able to attend then you get a bunch of talking sheep to push the narrative that the Republicans blew off the event.

        • Ignatz

          [Also, all of the Republicans that were invited, apparently were invited with short notice.]

          They were given exactly the same notice as everybody else. They just decided to use that as an excuse.

          • DV S1EOG

            Do you have verifiable proof of this? Do you have the emails that were sent and their timestamps? How about proof of when invitations went out in the mail? Were they invited individually or was it a basic group invite? The only black Senator didn’t get a personal invite, why is that? I bet Oprah, Clinton, Carter and Pres. Obama all received personal invites.

      • William Kent Jenkins

        oh look a new troll

  • Richard Jefferies

    Nick, the Democrat party despised MLK in 63 too.

    • Mr_Wrestling_XIII

      Apparently the parties switched sides or something… lol

      • Richard Jefferies

        Nope, the Democrats are the same as they ever were. Before the Civil War they used non-voting slaves at 3/5 to a person to gain more representation in congress, now they are using them again to control the reigns of power. Democrats are forever using blacks, but at least in 1860 blacks didn’t have a choice.

        • Ronald Green

          The 3/5’s compromise was actually promoted buy the New England States because they were afraid the Southern States would be able to out vote them in the House if they were allowed to count each slave as part of the population.

        • Mr_Wrestling_XIII

          True that!

  • Jd1367

    “…will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the parenthetical letter that appears after their name”

  • fcalsnoe

    What a disgraceful event and ugly mark on history.

  • http://www.AverageBro.com/ ab

    A better question: Why didn’t Speaker Boehner or Eric Cantor show up? They were both asked and declined to speak.

    • addalled

      The invite was made too late. Probably on purpose.

      • http://www.AverageBro.com/ ab
        • addalled

          What you are talking about is an “form letter” invite to “attend”…not an invite to speak.

          Canton was only invited at the last moment: “…House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) received an invitation to attend 12 days ago..”

          http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republicans-absent-from-march-on-washington/2013/08/28/43b807ac-1010-11e3-8cdd-bcdc09410972_story_1.html

          • Ignatz

            So he said he couldn’t ATTEND, but they should have thought he’d be available to SPEAK?

          • addalled

            Senator Scott would have attended. “Representative” declined.

          • David Roberts

            ????

        • QueenB

          Ok, let’s go with what you are saying. Fine. Explain to me why on earth a black actor and a black talk show host was invited to SPEAK and the ONLY black Senator was not? I mean seriously bro, you don’t see how ridiculous it is that the ONLY black Senator in this country wasn’t allowed to speak? You really don’t get that?

          • QueenB

            And let’s not forget that the ONLY black Supreme Court Justice was not invited to speak. Oddly enough, the “JustUs” brother sure were.

          • Ignatz

            He wasn’t invited to speak because he already said he wouldn’t be there.

          • addalled

            Riiiight. I’m sure they would have invited a Republican to speak. Surrrrre they would have.

          • Ignatz

            They invited many of them. All declined.

          • addalled

            To attend..not speak.

            With a form letter.

            Addressed to “Representative”

            How sincere.

          • http://www.AverageBro.com/ ab

            For the same reason Ted Nugent is invited to Tea Party rallies and black liberals aren’t. Because Foxx, like Nugent, in an entertainer sympathetic to the cause. All the singers and dancers on yesterday’s program should have stayed home, using your logic.

          • addalled

            The MLK event is not supposed to be partisan. Too bad you think it should be.

          • http://www.AverageBro.com/ ab

            I give up. Why am I talking to a brick wall expecting intelligent discussion in the first place? Silly me.

          • addalled

            Yes. I knew you would have no response to that because you know it is absolutely correct.

          • Gary

            Scott’s office said he was not invited. Do you have inside info his office does not have? You want an intelligent discussion, support your accusation.

          • http://www.AverageBro.com/ ab

            Scott’s reps were quoted in the story. You know, the one you obviously didn’t read.

          • QueenB

            Well, if you aren’t going to have the ONLY black SCJ speak or the ONLY black Senator speak, then yes, absolutely. At least you admit it was more of a DNC rally than an event to honor the memory of MLK Jr. and his I Have A Dream speech.

          • http://www.AverageBro.com/ ab

            I said nothing about it being a DNC rally. I spoke to your point about Foxx.

          • Michael Rice

            And you ignored this –
            “The MLK event is not supposed to be partisan. Too bad you think it should be.”

            Wait you responded, with this –

            I give up. Why am I talking to a brick wall expecting intelligent discussion in the first place? Silly me.

          • QueenB

            “Because Foxx, like Nugent, is an entertainer sympathetic to the cause”. What exactly is the “cause” at an event to honor MLK Jr. where you would not invite the only black senator and the only black SCJ to speak? A DNC rally.

    • QueenB

      Why two white guys didn’t show up with about 12 days notice is a better question than why the ONLY black Senator wasn’t even invited? Really?

      • http://www.AverageBro.com/ ab
        • addalled

          A form letter invite to SENATOR Scott addressed to “Representative”. That’s what he got.

          • Ignatz

            And he declined.

          • addalled

            “Representative” declined. Addressing a black Senator as “Representative” is racist.

            Senator Scott would have loved to speak.

          • Ignatz

            Yeah, ok. Holy crap.

          • William Kent Jenkins

            Easy there you might crack your EGG

        • Gary

          Live wire? That’s your source? What about Scott’s staff?

          • http://www.AverageBro.com/ ab

            Nice job of reading idiot. Scott’s staff is quoted in the article.

    • GrindingMills

      They claim (along with Pelosi and Reid) that they already participated in the congressional event last month. In reality, I think Boehner, Cantor and McConnell didn’t show so that everyone can point out the hypocrisy of the left for not having any Republican (or at least RINO) speakers. Well played.

      Little known fact, McConnell was on the stage at the MOW.

      • http://www.AverageBro.com/ ab

        Yeah, that makes no sense at all. They didn’t show because it simply wasn’t important to them. Cantor was lobbying in the Dakotas. Boehner was just off work. Stop making excuses for them.

    • anjullyn

      The best question: Why did they only recently get invited after most everyone would know Congresspeople make their schedules months ahead.

      • http://www.AverageBro.com/ ab

        The other speakers (Fudge, Castro, O’Malley, and Edwards) who are elected officials were given the same advance notice. They made it. Because it mattered to them. Boehner and Cantor both declined because it didn’t. Scott also declined. http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/tim-scott-didnt-speak-at-mlk-event-because

        • anjullyn

          Sorry, you’re wrong.

          • http://www.AverageBro.com/ ab

            No proof, but I’m the wrong one. Ok.

          • alanstorm

            Read it again. He was invited as a spectator.

          • http://www.AverageBro.com/ ab

            Yes, initially. When he said he had something else to do, they didn’t invite him to speak. Why would you? Scott told them he had more important matters back home. End of story. Tim Scott isn’t making a big deal out of this. Why are you defending him when he wasn’t even offended?

  • Steve_J

    Why would a conservative Republican be invited to the Democrat convention preview?

  • anjullyn

    I heard Juan Williams make the most feeble excuse for why the Senator wasn’t invited. They wanted to keep invitees to those who were ELECTED. Scott was APPOINTED, therefore he isn’t really a Senator (my words). But Jaime Foxx and Chris Tucker are more important than just a black appointed repub. senator.

    • IBXNJ

      Tim Scott was ELECTED as a member of the House of Representatives then was appointed to fill a vacancy in the Senate by Gov Haley.

      • anjullyn

        Hey…I’m not the one saying it. The excuse was he wasn’t ELECTED as a Senator. I think it stinks.

  • rambler

    The dems can’t tolerate people of character.

    • Dee

      LOL, yep, Sen Scott doesn’t know how to “twerk”

      • rambler

        :)!

  • rambler

    The dems can’t tolerate people of character.

  • Moonbeam

    Fox Guests Battle Over Why Black GOP Senator Not Invited to Speak at MLK Rally

    Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) was appointed to replace the recently-retired Jim DeMint, thus leading to pundits like USA Today’s DeWayne Wickham to conclude that he was rightfully excluded due to his “appointed” status, rather than being an officially “elected” senator. Conservative critics have countered that he was excluded due to his conservative politics; which would have been presented in stark contrast to the vast majority of liberal speakers.

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/fox-news-guests-battle-over-why-black-gop-senator-not-invited-to-speak-at-mlk-rally/

    • nc

      Aruana, I have already posted this on two other threads, but obviously it bears repeating:

      What do think would happen if a Conservative pundit/political analyst “concluded” that a black senator was “rightfully excluded” from a major civil rights event because of his “appointed” status? He would be FIRED ON THE SPOT. And we would hear endless stories how the culture of the GOP cultivated this attitude.

      Do you deny it?

      • Ignatz

        [What do think would happen if a Conservative pundit/political analyst “concluded” that a black senator was “rightfully excluded”]

        If he worked for FOX, he’d be given a promotion.

        • idalily

          Bull.

          • Ignatz

            Why? Look at who they DO make pundits.

          • idalily

            You mean people who are bigoted and biased and nasty like Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz? People like that? Oh, wait, that’s MSNBC!

    • wwbdinct

      What are you doing posting on Twitchy Cariboob?????

  • Moonbeam

    Fox Guests Battle Over Why Black GOP Senator Not Invited to Speak at MLK Rally

    Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) was appointed to replace the recently-retired Jim DeMint, thus leading to pundits like USA Today’s DeWayne Wickham to conclude that he was rightfully excluded due to his “appointed” status, rather than being an officially “elected” senator. Conservative critics have countered that he was excluded due to his conservative politics; which would have been presented in stark contrast to the vast majority of liberal speakers.

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/fox-news-guests-battle-over-why-black-gop-senator-not-invited-to-speak-at-mlk-rally/

  • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

    Jamie Foxx? The openly racist actor who stated that “black people are the most talented people in the world” to the applause of a racist NAACP audience? That Jamie Foxx?

    • Cajun

      and who also said what could be better than being able to shoot a bunch of white folks. funny how this almost hub-cap thief crackhead, made it to where he is on idiot whites watching that hip-hop so-called comedy BS he made with the Wayans and Jimmy “the black pole-dancer” Carey?

  • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

    Jamie Foxx? The openly racist actor who stated that “black people are the most talented people in the world” to the applause of a racist NAACP audience? That Jamie Foxx?

  • Dee

    Sen Scott is exactly the kind of human being MLK was trying to produce! If King was alive and had a choice between ONLY Scott speaking, or ALL those other clowns – he wouldn’t have chosen Scott alone. Poor Martin, turning in his grave.

  • walterc

    No invite for any Black that leaves the plantation.

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    Former Sen. Mo Cowan, a black Democrat who only left office last month, also did not speak yesterday. Aside from being *appointed* to the Senate (like Cowan was), what civil rights accomplishments does Scott have that makes him worthy of speaking?

    • Cajun

      And what has Sharpton done to “make him worthy of speaking”? Did you actually think about what you wrote before you wrote it? You think because you have NYC in your avatar that anyone thinks you have one shred of knowledge on any subject, other than appeasement of liberal brainwash foolishness?

      • JoeMyGodNYC

        Regardless of your opinion of Sharpton (mine isn’t very high either), he is indisputably a longtime leader of the civil rights movement. Sen. Scott, on the other hand, actively works to disenfranchise the voting rights of his own people.

        • wwbdinct

          Please prove that Sen. Scott is actively working to disenfranchise the voting rights of his own people. Sharpton has made himself a very wealthy man off of the misery of his own people – he’s a civil rights fraud.

        • shimauma

          by “disenfrancising” you mean expecting someone show a valid ID as a US citizen before they vote? GOD FORBID!!!

        • OLLPOH ~ America

          He doesn’t do a thing for civility.period.’nuff said!

        • Michael Rice

          Long time leader? Right, lie and accuse white people fo things they did not do is being a leader now. Ok.

    • shimauma

      He made it to his political position without relying on the color of his skin.

    • GaryTheBrave

      He was duly elected to the House seat he resigned to take the Senate seat. Now you’ll claim he’s like Palin by quitting.

  • Guest

    Racism has now become distorted…or has it become more clarified.
    The only black Senator (Republican) is barred by a half-black president (Socialist)
    from speaking at the MLK 50th. Anniversary celebration.

    • OLLPOH ~ America

      You say (Socialist) we say Modern Day Communist Saul Alinski Black Liberationist Separatist ‘Marxist’…

      • Guest

        concerned about bandwidth….

  • neoface

    Scott was not invited because he is MLK Jr.’s dream, and this event was to use MLK’s dream to sell Obamacare and push gun control. Hasn’t Oprah done enough damage to this country by giving us Obama????

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    The Washington Post reports: “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.

    • wwbdinct

      Yeah – I’ll really believe the “event organizers”…LOL. Oh and BTW – Tim Scott IS an elected official. He was elected to be a congressman before he was appointed to Senator. Seems like everyone on the left has a case of selective memory.

      • JoeMyGodNYC

        All of the invited GOP leaders have acknowledged being invited. Do try to keep up.

        • wwbdinct

          Who? Boehner and McConnell? That’s it? Please. Yet still no comment on the fact that Scott IS an elected to office Republican……hmmmmm?

  • http://funkpunkandrollmuhfucka.tumblr.com/ BadMan84

    It’s sad. And they’re trying to say “no look we invited Republicans” but oddly enough they’re quiet on the treatment they gave to Sen. Scott.

  • Still Determined

    SC Sen. Scott WAS invited to the event – he just wasn’t invited to SPEAK. but he WAS invited. And he, like all the other Republican representatives declined to attend.

    • Joe

      The ORIGINAL story was he was not invited TO SPEAK! That is true!

      If the only black US Senator was a progressive do you believe they would not have been invited to SPEAK? Governor O’Malley of Maryland was invited to speak!

  • Christopher Fasano

    Why was Clarence Thomas not invited?

    • JoeMyGodNYC

      No members of the judiciary at any level were invited. http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/march-on-washington-speakers-95998.html

      • OLLPOH ~ America

        So, Eric Holder was the DOJ, MLK Celebration ‘Crasher’ Speaker?

        • JoeMyGodNYC

          Eric Holder is not a member of the judiciary. Maybe you should Google that word.

    • Still Determined

      It was a public event – he didnt need an invite to attend.

      • Christopher Fasano

        You’re correct. What I should have said was neither he or Sen. Scott were invited to speak. Only progressives and race hustlers were.

        • Still Determined

          The GOP Leaders were also invited to speak – they all declined. Boehner, Cantor, etc. It really is best just to stick to the facts.

          • Christopher Fasano

            Good idea. Where exactly do you get your facts from?

          • Still Determined

            Many different sources – hopefully to factor out inherent biases and blind eyes to things. The source is not as important as the receiver – an open mind questioning what comes in.

          • Markward

            Post your sources if you don’t mind.

  • Dixie_Sugarbaker

    So if it isn’t racist for the Democrats to dislike Scott or Thomas because of their politics, why is it considered racism for anyone to dislike Obama’s politics?

    • Kimihiro Watanuki

      You hit it out of the ball park with this comment. Bingo!

  • CrashFroelich

    Racism means a white person has accurately called out the lies of a non-white liberal. Tolerance means listening to everything a liberal has to say without rebuttal. Diversity means people of all faiths, creeds, colors, and ethnicities witlessly mouthing the same progressive slogans in unison. Free speech means you state any opinion you want as long as it isn’t offensive to liberals. Bipartisanship means Republicans pick up the soap when Democrats drop it. Civility means not telling embarrassing truths about liberals.

  • Mickey O’Brien

    The Republicans seem to have quite a collection of “tokens” these days. And many are Conservative too.

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    Senator Scott:
    Thank you again for the Truth sir!
    We The People were not represented at this Celebration. We witnessed those that continue to polarize and separate America!
    God Bless You Sir!

    • Kimihiro Watanuki

      I’ll give him my vote when he comes up, and I think a lot in SC will. They love what he has to say.

  • waltermitty2012

    You should see how the stooges at Tall Pile of Manure (a.k.a. Talking Points Memo) are responding.

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/tim-scott-didnt-speak-at-mlk-event-because#comment-1022453237

    • Dee

      I try to avoid the Leftie sites because it gives me naseua to see how stupid, racist, and brainwashed they are… but I clicked on it. Now I need to hurl! It was what I just described above, on steroids.

      • waltermitty2012

        My bad.

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    Hmm. As it turns out, Sen. Scott WAS invited and turned them down. “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://www.mediaite.com/online/senator-tim-scott-turned-down-invitation-to-50th-anniversary-of-mlk-speech/

    • Joe

      NO ONE said he was not “invited”! Damn you people can’t you read?
      The original story was he was not invite “TO SPEAK”!
      As a governor from Maryland who no one ever heard of except near Maryland was INVITED TO SPEAK and did!

      If Scott had been invited to speak I am sure he would have taken the historic opportunity.

      • Markward

        But this is Joe, who is a hack.

  • Judy Taylor

    The left has defiled the memory of MLK. They betrayed themselves, again, as crass opportunists. Oprah, Jamie Foxx, Jesse, Al…the “celebrity” president was right at home. Tim Scott, on the other hand is far too good for this crowd.

  • michael s

    Here’s something very interesting.
    http//newsone.com/2702987/republicans-absent-from-march-on-washington .

  • Ignatz

    Actually, an email confirms that Senator Scott WAS invited to attend and declined. Perhaps this article should be updated. He was not invited to speak because he had already declined an invitation to attend.

    From the email obtained by Roll Call: “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/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    • Joe

      “He was not invited to speak because he had already declined an invitation to attend”

      Where did you make that up from? Do you believe if the only US Senator was a black progressive they would not have been invited to SPEAK?

      Your making stuff up to excuse liberal RACISM which they are not even covering up any longer.

      • Ignatz

        Where did you make that up from?]]

        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, 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.”

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

        • Markward

          Invitation to attend is not invitation to speak. But please, keep spinning.

          • Banned_by_KBTX

            Scott was given the opportunity to sit at the back of the rally.

        • michael s

          It goes to the selective usage of words that is in full effect here. It doesn’t matter that the evidence is provided. the twitchy agenda must be accomplished. Any other time the twiychy vultures wouldn’t even care about ,something they call a liberal event. Was any member of the CBC invited to speak at glenn Beck’s event?

          • Markward

            So, going to get back about how you supported the smearing of Zimmerman, hack?

          • michael s

            to quote the peter gabriel album SO

        • Joe

          Dude! I said he was not invited to SPEAK! EVERYONE was “invited” to attend.

          Go play your newspeak somewhere else not with me.

    • JoeMyGodNYC

      You don’t seriously expect Twitchy to correct themselves, do you?

      • michael s

        EXACTAMUNDO

        • Markward

          Considering you’re a racist hack, you shouldn’t be commenting about lying.

          • michael s

            who mentioned the word lying?

  • Joe

    This word play is disgusting. The original story was “he was not invited to speak” as the only black US Senator.
    Now the pigressives, to cover up their racism, leads their stories with “he WAS invited”. Yes fo course he got the required invite to ATTEND!

    BIG DIFF!
    Who believes if the only black US Senator was a liberal socialist, they would not have been “invited to speak”?

  • ICOYAR

    This will not be sustainable. The Left is an “organization” of chaos and disorder. Like it happened all throughout history, they, having no solid foundations to stand on, will eventually collapse horribly, and the end result will NOT be pretty.

  • Joe

    Many of you are saying he “WAS invited”. No one ever said he wasn’t! The story was he was not invited TO SPEAK! And he wasn’t! As a nobody governor form Maryland was invited TO SPEAK and did.

    Does anyone believe if Senator Scott was invited to SPEAK he would have turned down such an historic opportunity?

  • cscape

    what about our 1 and only African-American Supreme Court Justice….. and how about General Powell and Condi Rice…… They ought to have been speakers, and not Pop Stars

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    Bill O’Reilly has apologized for getting it wrong about the MLK celebration. Don’t hold your breath for Twitchy to do the same. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W7Ng1Qpurw

    • WilliamAmos

      Maybe you should apologize ?

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/08/29/rnc-recommended-several-speakers-for-march-on-washington/

      Spicer said that the list included Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), the only black U.S. senator; former Rep. J.C. Watts (R-Okla.), who for several years was the only black Republican House lawmaker; and T.W. Shannon, the 35-year-old African-American speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives and a member of the RNC’s “Rising Stars” program launched recently to highlight the work of younger and minority conservative GOP activists and elected officials.

      • JoeMyGodNYC

        Uh…”Spicer declined multiple requests to provide a copy of the e-mail sent to event organizers.” Heh.

      • JoeMyGodNYC

        Uh…”Spicer declined multiple requests to provide a copy of the e-mail sent to event organizers.” Heh.

    • WilliamAmos

      Maybe you should apologize ?

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/08/29/rnc-recommended-several-speakers-for-march-on-washington/

      Spicer said that the list included Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), the only black U.S. senator; former Rep. J.C. Watts (R-Okla.), who for several years was the only black Republican House lawmaker; and T.W. Shannon, the 35-year-old African-American speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives and a member of the RNC’s “Rising Stars” program launched recently to highlight the work of younger and minority conservative GOP activists and elected officials.

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    Bill O’Reilly has apologized for getting it wrong about the MLK celebration. Don’t hold your breath for Twitchy to do the same. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W7Ng1Qpurw

  • David Roberts

    He is treated by the Liberals like all Black Conservatives are. Do they realize that, that is racist?

  • Guest

    Senator Tim Scott Turned Down Invitation to 50th Anniversary of MLK Speech

    The Senate’s only black lawmaker wasn’t invited to speak at Wednesday’s 50th anniversary March on Washington, because Tim Scott’s office declined an invitation to attend the ceremony as a spectator, according to a source connected to the event.

    “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.

    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, appears to have been a form letter to all members of Congress, with invitees listed as “Representative” rather than by name.

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/senator-tim-scott-turned-down-invitation-to-50th-anniversary-of-mlk-speech/