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Old 08-28-2013, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Surprise: Tim Scott Not Invited to Speak at Let Freedom Ring Ceremony - Daniel Doherty
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:55 PM
 
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I guess they dont like the content of his character
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:00 PM
 
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Didn't know he was entitled to speak there.

There are lots of prominent blacks without an invitation to speak. Were they snubbed too?
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:03 PM
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Location: Walt Disney World
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Were any conservatives invited to speak?
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:07 PM
 
Location: San Jose
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Were any conservatives invited to speak?
I believe Boehner and Cantor were invited but declined due to 'scheduling conflicts'.
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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Scott was invited to the event but not to speak as he is not a Congressional Leader.
Boehner, Cantor Turned Down Chance to Speak at March Anniversary (Updated) | Goppers

Speaker John A. Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the House’s two most senior Republicans, were invited to speak at the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington — but declined. “They asked a long list of Republicans to come,” Bond continued, “and to a man and woman they said ‘no.’
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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Katzpaw killed the thread LOL
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:35 PM
 
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Scott was invited to the event but not to speak as he is not a Congressional Leader.
Boehner, Cantor Turned Down Chance to Speak at March Anniversary (Updated) | Goppers

Speaker John A. Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the House’s two most senior Republicans, were invited to speak at the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington — but declined. “They asked a long list of Republicans to come,” Bond continued, “and to a man and woman they said ‘no.’
Where is you outrage, OP, that every single prominent Republican that was invited to speak declined??? (I bet we never see the OP in this thread again.)
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Fredericktown,Ohio
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Terrible decision by Boehner and Cantor they should have had the day marked on their calender and showed up and spoke. I can see the Bush boys declining with their father being in bad shape and who knows when it will his last day. Bond makes a good point of how are {R}s going to reach out to blacks when they give them the cold shoulder on a very important day for their race. The leaders blew this one.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:53 PM
 
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Surprise! Nobody really cares about Tim Scott.

Granted, he isn't known for being a disgraced Colonel with a penchant for saying idiotic things like Allen West, but really, who is paying the slightest attention to what Scott thinks?

Now, if you had said Connie Rice should be welcome, I'd agree with you. Not only is she one of few republicans who can discuss the issue of civil rights seriously, she's also a great public speaker in general (she was, by far, the best speaker at the 2012 RNC convention as one example)
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