Skip to comments.Should Tim Scott really have been at the march? Much of his agenda is at odds w/modern civil rights
Posted on 08/30/2013 3:56:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Sure, zero Republicans may have turned out for Wednesdays march commemorating Martin Luther King Jr., but the march organizers were the Real Racists for failing to invite South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott, the only African-American in the Senate, conservative talking heads tried to claim today.
Well, as it turns out, Scott was in fact invited to attend, but declined. Thank you for extending to Senator Tim Scott the invitation, a aide responded to the invitation, according to emails obtained by Roll Calls Emma Dumain. Unfortunately, the Senator will be in South Carolina during this time, so he will be unable to attend the event.
So outrage repealed, right? Turns out he was invited all along.
Of course not. Maybe he was invited to attend but he should have been invited to speak, some conservatives responded. Sen. Angus King, a white guy from Maine, got a speaking slot at the march yesterday. Sen. Tim Scott got a form letter, TownHall editor Kevin Glass tweeted.
Actually, maybe he shouldnt have. USA Today columnist DeWayne Wickham came under fire for saying this on CNN today: Hes one of 50 Senators. And hes appointed not elected.
I dont know Scott so I cant speak to the content of his character (Im sure hes a decent guy), but the content of his political agenda is pretty clearly at odds with that of the modern civil rights movement. Yes, hes black, but as Joan Walsh noted, The fact is, the organizers were reaching out to national GOP leaders, and Scott is not one of them. His hostility to everything the Congressional Black Caucus stands for also makes him an unlikely and provocative choice as speaker.(continued)
(Excerpt) Read more at salon.com ...
So this guy gets to judge whether a black politician is "black enough" now?
This guy is NUTS. MLK only wanted there to be equality and equal opportunity for people of color. The democrats have now chained them to a life of government servitude.
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Damn, kicked out of his race by a white guy.
Well gee,,,,is this author suggesting that MLK didn’t seem room at the table for people with views that were different than his? What a twisted and disrespectful interpretation of King’s work.
“..The democrats have now chained them to a life of government servitude.”
And they insult all minorities by doing that, acting as if they canNOT make it w/o the govt..
Also, I wonder if Tim Scott was invited at the last minute like some of the others, who had a previous commitment at ANOTHER MLK event.
I would agree that Tim Scott’s agenda is, in fact, at odds with “modern civil rights,” given that what passes for the civil-rights movement nowadays is all about gimme-gimme-gimme.
There Salon, helped you clarify the title mo bettah, dog.
MLK would be at odds with at odds with todays “civil rights” movement.
The 4-6 people who read Salon are mostly pedophiles along with most of the staff.
I saw that, too.
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