GOP Leadership Declined Invitation to Speak at MLK Dream Commemoration – I Wonder Why?

boehner_cantorFor the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic “I have a dream” speech, a lot of people, including the current and former presidents, were invited to speak. Featured appearances by Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and President Obama were listed on the website officialmlkdream50.com, in addition to many other current and former politicians who were extended a request to join the celebration of this historic occasion.

If you look at who showed up and who didn’t, it is kind of telling about who knew they were welcome there and who wasn’t. In fact, it gives a crystal clear representation of who has been working to keep Dr. King’s dream alive, and who has been fighting to leave it eternally unfulfilled.

To be fair, George W. Bush declined, citing a recent heart surgery procedure. I’ll cut the guy some slack; that’s a legitimate reason to not attend and he did release the following statement on his Facebook page, probably through a staffer:

Office of George W. Bush
Dallas, Texas
August 28, 2013

STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH

Laura and I are proud to join our fellow Americans in commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech.

When Reverend King came to Washington, D.C., in the summer of 1963, his purpose was to hold our Nation to the standards spelled out in the Declaration of Independence. He called all of us to live up to that document’s fundamental promise and the underpinning of our founding – that all of us are created equal and endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights. From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, with thousands gathered around him, Dr. King looked out over the American capital and uttered simple, powerful words that changed the hearts of millions. The dream he had spread a message of hope, justice, and brotherhood that took hold in the hearts of men and women around the world.

Our country has come a long way since that bright afternoon 50 years ago; yet our journey to justice is not complete. Just to the East of the Lincoln Memorial, where President Obama will speak on Wednesday, stands the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. There on the National Mall our President, whose story reflects the promise of America, will help us honor the man who inspired millions to redeem that promise.

Dr. King was on this Earth just 39 years, but the ideals that guided his life of conscience and purpose are eternal. Honoring him requires the commitment of every one of us. There’s still a need for every American to help hasten the day when Dr. King’s vision is made real in every community – when what truly matters is not the color of a person’s skin, but the content of their character.

Laura and I thank the King family and all who work to carry on the legacy of a great man and the promise of a great Nation. May we continue to march toward the day when the dignity and humanity of every person is respected. And may God continue to bless America.

But what about other members of the GOP, specifically those currently holding office? I’m going to single out Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor here. Last time I checked they were in good health, and even though they’re on August recess, I’m pretty sure they could have taken time out of their schedules to attend. In fact, Eric Cantor’s district is only about an hour outside of Washington, DC – depending on what time of the day you decide to drive in.

So why were they and the rest of the prominent members of the GOP noticeably absent? Other than posting some incredibly laughable photos on Facebook (seen here and here) with short statements about how they supported equality for all Americans, they declined to attend. Perhaps they knew that they would have struggled to give their speeches through a chorus of boos, or maybe they knew how incredibly hypocritical it would be for them to show up considering their party’s current opposition to pretty much everything Dr. King stood for.

A lot of people like to say that “both parties are the same,” but when you have all of the high-profile members of one party completely absent from the 50th anniversary celebration of one of the biggest events in United States history, I think it illustrates that there are indeed some very stark differences between the two.

When you have politicians paying lip service to a man they would oppose if he was preaching his message today, while quietly working to undo everything he fought for, that is the epitome of hypocrisy. While they post Facebook messages like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker did today, ironically praising a man who died while in Memphis to support the right of public workers to unionize, you can’t help but think Dr. King would be spinning in his grave.

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  • Ybart

    Their conscience convicted them!

    • Bill Wilson

      There’s a first time for everything.

  • People like BONER and Cantor have nothing but sheer contempt for those less fortunate than them.

  • NoBama

    Thought it was funny Obama kept saying “we” in his speech even though he’s not African American. Since his mom is white doesn’t that make him “White Black”, “Black White”, African Caucasion”, “Caucasion African”, “Blite”, or”Whack”? And African Americans keep claimin him as one of their own. He’s the biigest liar and fraud ever!!

    • Kevin

      He won you stupid idiot, get over it!

      • NoBama

        Won’t get over it until he’s out of office and voting rights are taken away from the dumb asses who voted for him. Especially the ones who voted for him twice. What were they thinking? No wonder this country is in such trouble and the future looks so, so bleak.

      • Charlie

        I worked 20 years as election inspector in NYS, never saw a case of voter fraud because there has been none. Pres Obama won twice, a black man, get over your self !!

      • sleep

        He is white. Period.

      • Spinnaker

        Sleep — You, NoBama, and others only claim that the President is white so that you can hide your overt racism. But the white hoods give you away every time.

      • gemma liar

        “there U go again” ( to quote SAINT Reagan,,,the pres who outsourced JOBS and OUR DEBT to china/asia) there U go again QUOTING FACTS!!! U should be ashamed of urself! :))

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Gee I think the country looks a helluva lot better than it did in January 2009. Or did you forget it was the GOP and Dubya that threw our country into a recession? SOrry buttmunch, but in a democracy, EVERYONE gets to vote (or should), not just the “right” people.

      • James Faehr

        So you think there is aright to vote ?

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Yes, there is a right to vote and EVERYONE has it (or should have it).

      • Susan Barmon

        you mean dumb asses like you who love the corporate sponsorship of Congress and totally vote against your own best interests?. Why is it your narrow visions and hatred always cause people like you to vote against your own best interests? Perhaps its your ignorance and prejudice and i would bet little education because the republicans are hell bent on ruining that too and they are succeeding. Too bad for you.

      • sleep

        Oh look Susan is crying HATRED again. A veiled “racism” complaint. Pay attention dummy, and get over your white guilt. I have none. Blacks are where they are today because of their actions. Nobody else’s. And when the poorest, least educated, most rapidly reproducing people hold the voting power, there’s no doubt we will be a 3rd world country in no time. Look at the world bleeding heart.

      • gemma liar

        I cannot disagree with what U write,,,,,,,, I will ADD that the blacks are still persecuted: by white racists and by the BLACKS who still enslave their own people for PROFIT,,,,its the individual who MUST rise above all blockages in THEIR own path to TRY to succeed. Asians are also blocked ( less but still shunned occasionally) and we don’t hear at all about Asian problems,,,Asian shootings,,,Asian unemployment,,,Asian “ebonics”(??),,,,, because they are smart enough to persevere. The blacks are like any other small group who finds it easier to say ” im a victim” and play the lazy card upon that. NO ONE doubts or disputes that the BLACK American got f*cked harder than anyone. They still get F*CKED and one reason is they do NOT align themselves with great American success stories such as OBAMA,,,,MICHAEL JORDAN<<< OPRAH,,,,DENZEL WASHINGTON,,, or any /all of the HARD working blacks who RESISTED the inane "peer pressure " of the idiots in the HOOD who wanna be TOUGH and bad ass ( and broke and incarcerated and addicted). What chaffs me is the crap the repubs ( see: new john birch scumbag Christian right) who talk equality and then do what they can to ( financially) capitalize upon the lemmings who follow superstition ( see: religion) by screwing women,,,,bitching about a CONSTITUTIONAL LAW ( abortion) and suppressing voter rights as the crunch the numbers and see that MOST of the suppressed voters are minorities TIRED of being F*CKED and vote liberal instead of regressive. That's as bad as the thugs in the HOOD shooting each other. That's as bad as the BIG wealthy companies BUYING congressmen and governors to make Certain the vote is tilted in THEIR favor so they can make MORE MONEY. Did U know that 73% of FOOD STAMP recipients are either UNDER 13 yrs old or OVER 65??????? ( funny: ya' Don't see that on FOX "news")

      • Eric

        You should be thanking Obama, as it is obvious you missed the boat on a higher education!

      • Doug

        If anyone should loose their voter rights it is people like you who fail to acknowledge facts. How many people can you PROVE voted for him twice. This is America where YOU the accuser have the RESPONSIBILITY and burden to prove your accusations. IF you can’t, you prove you are full of shit and have no clue to what you are talking about. Just how many people have been charged with voting twice?

        You really need to read the law on the housing loans Clinton signed, THAT REPUBLICANS voted for. They were not designed to give those loans to people who could not afford them, it did not MAKE IT UNLAWFUL not to lend to unqualified people and IF YOU WOULD READ THE BILL, you would see it SPECIFICALLY says, for those QUALIFIED! Bankers chose to lend after realizing they could sell the loans and make hedge fund bets that the loans would fail, thus making them more money off the bets than off the mortgages themselves..

        You do KNOW the cellphone program some ( you I am sure) refer to as OBAMA Phones was signed into law under George Bush? It was an extension of the rural telecommunications act signed before Obama was even a Senator!

        The unemployment rate HAS NEVER counted those that gave up looking! Just how do you count something you can’t see????????????

        As far as what has Obama done for America, GOOGLE “Obama accomplishments” as there are just too many to mention that you have ZERO clue of. I am willing to bet, you can’t even give the proper name to the healthcare law!!!!

        Just wondered, are you in 8th grade? You have very little knowledge of truth and facts of the past 10 years.. Stay in high school and accept the chance to repeat 10th grade….

      • gemma liar

        doug,doug,doug– U are obviously a very baaaad person! nasty fella: giving actual facts to ignorant low IQ trash who don’t WANT the truth,,,,bad bad boy dougie!!

      • Bob

        One name for you. Sarah Palin.

      • gemma liar

        I have a very very sexy 5’6 136 lb NATURAL DD cup girlfriend,,,,and I will still f*ck sarah palin as she is sexy AND wealthy!!

      • dennyhawk

        Thats mighty American of ya!!! “voteing rights taken away”

      • Kyle House

        And so you finally admit that you are an idiot and Non human with your above statement NoBama. At least you did something good in life for a change! To say the things that you have here shows that you are not just an idiot but a bigot and a traitor to our Nation and It’s Values, Laws, and Rights. So with that image and truth revealed please exit our Nation so that those of us who do care for those things and more will be able to repair the harm you and those like you have done over the years.

      • Spinnaker

        NoBama – You should be careful of what you wish for when it comes to voting rights. If governments ever require an IQ test, you’ll be out of luck.

      • gemma liar

        he will suppress IQ tests unless they are ordained by a CHRISTIAN church,,,of HIS choosing

      • gemma liar

        voting rights taken away from those who don’t vote your way,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I love seeing small dicked creeps such as U tell the truth occasionally– hows that Hillary T shirt fitting U now??? MMmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    • Pipercat

      Stop texting from behind the wheel….

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Stop texting period. You are an idiot, NoBama.

      • Nobama

        Big surprise. Start name calling since you your comments have been proven to be false. All you Obama supporters make me laugh.

      • Susan Barmon

        Not nearly as much as your ignorance.

      • Miguel

        Is it name-calling when it provides an accurate description?

      • gemma liar

        ONLY IF u ARE HANNITY OR MICHELLE ( no tits and pissed off about it) MALKIN

      • gemma liar

        NOBAMA laughs at comedy by ron Jeremy…… NOBAMA thinks a manila folder is a Filipino contortionist here ILLEGALLY so he is working with TEA PARTY brainiacs to have ALL manila folders deported. NOBAMA thinks that the flintstones is a Christian truth documentary. AND,,,,,, NOBAMA thinks ( thinks???) that weapons of mass destruction actually exuited and GW BUSH’s policies ( and subsequent 4400 PLUS deaths of OUR soldiers ) were GOOD 4 America as NOBAMA still doesn’t know WHY GW BUSH?CHENY were NOT at the republican natl convention!!! LETS ALL HEAR IT FOR nOBAMA!!!

      • Brian O’Connell

        Nobama means that an opposable thumb means you’re against evolution.

    • JJD

      Wow. This is Laughable.

      One If a person s descended from a white, and black parent, they have the right to categorize as they choose.
      Two do you think that him saying “we” is wrong? I mean Martin Luther King Jr didnt fight JUST for Africans to be able to vote. He fought for the right for ALL men and women, of all races to be able to vote. And even then, it was not just about voting, but as well as jobs.

      So harkin on Obama just because he identifies as African American is one of the stupidest things in the world

      Hell, I said it once, and I will say it again, if a White man whose family was from Africa became president, he could legitimately call himself an “African American” Nothing to do with Color. At all. So get over it.

      Stop judging him on what he calls himself, and judge him on his policies.

      • Nobama

        Ok. What policies? All he has done is add more debt to the deficit than all other presidents combined, instead of bringing America together he has done all he can to push them apart, caused tensions between black and white, rich and poor etc., and just totally ruined America’s reputation across the world. Blame him for the first 4 years but it’s the voters I blame for his second 4. There is not one thing he can say he’s done for the country since he’s been in office. Can you? Just hope we can survive his stupidity.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        You mean the debt that Dubya piled on when he started two unfunded wars off the books and on a Chinese credit card? Or an unfunded Medicare D drug benefit that was a giveaway to the pharmaceutical industry? Or how his administration looked the other way while Wall Street took us to ruin because they don’t like “gummint regulation” of any kind? Or the Wall Street bailout which started UNDER BUSH??? That debt?

        I got news for you. The rest of the world likes us once again. Bush pretty much ruined our global reputation.

        And how are we NOT better? The stock market is up. The housing market is recovering. We have a 7.5% unemployment rate instead of 10%. You just don’t want to admit it because you are convinced Obama is a failure when it’s the Republicans and the right that have failed us time and again.

      • Nobama

        You must watch MSNBC. Only reason the stock market is up is because the Fed is pouring in $85 billion a month into the economy. This is money that has no gold to back it up. Once this stops lets see how the market crashes again. The Wall Street/Banking problem started with Clinton’s policies of ordering banks to lend money to anyone who wanted to buy a house. How stupid was that? We spend $2 billion a year on cell phones for the needy. Are you kidding me? Only reason the unemployment rate is cited as 7.5% is because we no longer count people who have quit looking for a job because they can make more money getting handouts. The TRUE unemployment rate is really around 20%. Oh yes we are loved again. Tell that to Russua, all the Arab countries, China, North Korea etc. Wish I lived in the fantasy world you are obviously living in.

      • drklassen

        NO money has gold behind it. Hasn’t for a LONG time now. And what’s so magical about “gold”?! Basing your monetary system on a finite resource is stupid when you realize that money is just “stored labor”.

      • Eric

        …and again, it seems that you’ve heard of certain programs for the 1st time while Obama has been in office, so your simpleness forces you to think he created the programs…please check your facts, as you are now beyond the level of idiot with your posts!

      • Pipercat

        Right President, wrong policy. The policy in question is the repeal of the Glas/Stegall act. That little act of folly is the reason Goldman, Citibank and AIG, all were involved in the little bubble.

      • gemma liar

        you might want to NOT bring up facts to rightwingers unless U are investing in alka seltzer which they MUST buy to salve their aching tummies by reading these

      • Pipercat

        Hey, a little agita might do them some good. I do think however, some of these guys should invest in Metamucil and add some extra fiber to their diet!

      • gemma liar

        hey NOBAMA smallDICKED LOSER,,,,,,,,,,,, THE MARKET IS UP—- PERIOD,,,,,, take a look at CORPORATE profits– at ALL TIME HIGHS: I guess OBAMA is one hell of a socialist.and don’t blame CLINTON for what happened DEEP into GW bush’s watch: and BUSH signed the medicare BS which screws elderly,,,and BUSH created ( created???) no jobs,,,,, “trickle down economics”,,,,also youir boy BUSH eviscerated the psot office– which WAS self sufficient: now BUSHs policy has them being laid off & collapsing, BRING BACK REPUBLICAN FISCAL sense!!! Clinton: surplus and peace,,,,BUSH: 2 wars ( 1 needed I say) and biggest deficit ever. PRAISE JEEEESUS!

      • D Lowrey

        Myself…no cable…but am more than happy to watch RT and Al Jazeera which isn’t controlled by baggers and those who enjoy their fundamentalist garbage in one syllable or less

      • gemma liar

        vote republican,,,, the tea party provides us with such clowns: we need the levity!

      • Susan Barmon

        I guess facts are not your thing. Obama has spent less and brought the deficit down. FACT. Obama did not put 2 wars on a credit card driving us deeper into debt. George Bush did. FACT. Obama did not let cause the financial sector and the pandering to corporations and banks to tank the mortgage market. Bush did. FACT. Obama saw that Osama Bin Laden was killed, FACT. Obama would like to reduce the debt further with healthcare. FACT. Why is it we are the richest most industrialized nation that has turned healthcare into a profit motive? And heaven help you if you need to find out what a medical procedure costs or you don’t have insurance. You may hate Obama. That is your right. And it is even your right to spew the the outrageous lies that you are spewing. But don’t confuse your hatred and prejudice with the FACTS. You need heaven to help you with some hard truths.

      • sleep

        WHAT A SHOCKER!!….someone doesn’t like Obama so they are PREJUDICED!!! Same B.S. cry baby article every time from you loser LIBS. Here’s a task for you…show me a super LIb state that isn’t bankrupt..then we will talk.Bleeding heart losers.

      • Miguel

        Washington state. Next question – show me a red state that isn’t morally bankrupt.

      • Sams__Computer

        We aren’t saying anyone is prejudiced – But Republicans do say they Are! -AND- Republicans go much, much more viral than admitting their prejudiced – If some folks would keep up with facts & evidence they’d know that Republicans often admit they’re a bunch a Racists from The Party of Stupidity – If you don’t know this I encourage you to go back to school or at least come out of your closet. Your ignorance is obvious because you haven’t kept up with Truths. When you made that “SHOCKER” Post you exposed your stupidity. It’s surely not a smart thing to post comments that are not based on facts.

        Please do yourself a favor and keep up with what the Republicans are saying about themselves today. They’re at war with each other with Racists name calling etc. Plus don’t you think it’s Telling that Republicans did not accept any of the many invitations to the “I Have a Dream” Event? Bill O’Really has already apologized for saying they were not invited. Like Bill, you should say you’re sorry for not being armed with the facts.

        LAST BUT NOT LEAST – You Said Quote:

        Show me a super LIb state that isn’t bankrupt..then we will talk.Bleeding heart losers.

        OK! You asked and Yea Shall Receive – The most Super-Duper Progressive/Liberalized State in the Union is California. It’s controlled by Democrats & We are rolling in money. Plus we’re helping the poor & middle-class with Social Security, Medical, Medicare, ObamaCare – We’re doing fantastic, but of course you’re locked up in that darn closet cut off from all the information that’s out there for you to just see for yourself! So kick open that closet door of knowledge and be enlightened. For your own benefit, not mine.

        Take Care Everyone!

      • gemma liar

        funny how the imploding repubs WANTED christie to run,,,,,til he thanked our president for helping his state.

      • Sams__Computer

        Hi Liar! – You hit the Nail Dead Center – The Republicans & TeaBaggers are repulsed by Christie the Human Being who was just Being Human – i.e. Christie did the correct thing – When any President comes to his peoples aid. Christie was also showing his disgust for the extremist haters who expect him to Hate that Hated Black Man in a White House, even while he was there to help New Jersey’s people during that huge storm “Sandy!”

      • Brian O’Connell

        Of course, the moment Christie couldn’t milk the camera for attention, he went right back to bashing on Obama. Now in unrelated (but still related) news, Louisiana repugs actually blame Obama for Katrina. Seriously.

      • Sams__Computer

        Right Brian – And they blame, attack & obstruct Obama & “WE The Progressive People,” for simply wanting America to move forward with some progress, some much needed change – RepubliCan’ts are on the wrong side of History. They want to move our dear Country backward to the Dark Ages of Corporate-Capitalist-Slavery. We of all colors being the slaves with Them retaking their SlaveMaster Roles. The Tea-Fools are from the Dark Side of Mars -VS- The Christie’s & The Karl Rove Bush’s GOP, they know it, and that’s why we’re witnessing their Un-Civil-War. They are self-destructing as we speak – Right Now. I’m saying Thanks!

        Christie is attacking The Tea-Idiots. Christie vs. Rand Paul, Sarah (death panel) Palin & the rest of those nuts who – We should all Thank! We owe the Tea-Nuts a Huge debt of gratitude because “WE The People” could of never achieved all the damage to the GOP as the numbskulls who call themselves The Tea Party! We must not stop this wonderful fight to their own deaths. In fact I do my best to bait them to continue this deadly fight.

      • gemma liar

        where were U and your tea bag party when BUSH turned a SURPLUS into the BIGGEST deficit EVER????????? the defense rests

      • fairmont66

        there was a study done on states that are the richest and states that are the poorest and guess what it said.They listed ten states poorest and richest.All but one of the poorest states were red and all but one of the richest were blue.

      • gemma liar

        you are an asshole for bringing up facts!!!! U are a mean spirited person for SHOWING the truth to all of these small dicked tea party LOW IQ sniveling pseudo-Christians,,,,, FOX “news” doesn’t show facts and its “the most watched cable show(s) around,,,, ( according to pontiff O’reilly) so U need to go to confession and get absolved by some tax free creep such as OSTEEN ( PS,,,,I love U as I also am an asshole and a meannie!!!)

      • pirogue

        you need a hug

      • regressive white trash reli

        enjoy the %5% GDP and November 321,000 jobs created amid the highest stockmarket EVER– and the receding unemployment (5.875%)
        **********************************************************
        “Benghazi”

      • drklassen

        The deficit has been shrinking under Obama.

        Although, considering the economy, I’d have to say that’s NOT a good thing. But there it is.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Why is that not a good thing? Isn’t that what conservatives have been whining about? And tell me how the economy is worse than January 2009? or October 2009 when the unemployment rate hit 10%.

      • drklassen

        I think you misunderstood my comment. The fact that the deficit is shrinking IS what con’s want. But when the private sector isn’t spending, and the government isn’t spending (and cutting, meaning laying off workers) that’s a Bad Thing.

        We need to boost the economy. That means, the government SHOULD be spending, not cutting. Spending on rebuilding the infrastructure the con’s let decay would be great!

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Yes, we should but the GOP won’t have any part of it. The only thing they like spending on is war. Had the public sector not been decimated, the unemployment rate would be about 6.5%. But, according to Mitt Romney, people who work for the government aren’t “the American People.”

      • Eric

        I repeat, a true idiot. Maybe you should check your facts before you post. After you’re done, then you should consider getting hooked on phonics. PLEASE STAY IN SCHOOL!

      • tommyd

        Not one single thing you said in this post is true. Stop watching Fox News and get your news from a legitimate news source.

      • D Lowrey

        Like the budget surplus the government has had the past few months? Yeah…you’re right…nothing like being a success just like your hero jr bush doing everything to destroy this country and leaving his mess for Obama to clean up. Nice dictionary you’re reading from the Faux BS publishing company.

    • Joseph Martin

      Well i guess that ‘NoBama’ was speaking for all the teaparty racist and haters who atleast had the grace to STFU and stay out of a day they don’t understand. Now like it or not Obama is the PRESIDENT of THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA. As Tea party people so often say America love it or move out. Maybe texas would like you the rest of us don’t.

    • Spinnaker

      As you must be painfully aware by now, your racism is growing less and less popular in America. Your circle of old, white-hooded friends is growing smaller by the day. Rather than try to change your pathetic excuse for a mind, we will simply wait you out. You and yours will be gone soon enough.

    • Eric

      You are truly an IDIOT!

      • straightbastard

        Eric, buddy, if enough people call you an idiot, maybe you are, or you need to re-think your position.

    • LibMom

      WE means every single one of us. Americans…nay humans. Idiot.

    • erymph

      obvious troll and threadjack. 0/10

    • louis

      its not that the African Americans chose him. its that white America disowned him and he basically had no where else to go (racially speaking). i love African Americans. they are much more loyal to members of their race, and have no problem scooping him up, and they only ones who truly fight back against the crap that goes on today. if cops show up at the same time in a white neighborhood and a black neighborhood, and each group grabs one citizen and begins beating the shit out of him. the blacks will jump the cops and the whites will stand their and watch as they make up excuses for the cops doing it. Whites worry about themselves, and blacks seem to have a much better sense of community in their own communities.

      • louis

        and yes I am white, but was raised in a mostly black Pittsburgh neighborhood.

    • blill

      Funny? You probably would not find it funny if Obama said he was white because of his mom. You’re a racist!

    • motozztop

      So if he claimed he was white you would agree? He is obviously not going to be accepted from the jump off by some. Are you one of those who will not accept him no matter what? Of course there is who cares really what someone says who used the pseudonym NoBama?

    • Suz deMello

      (a) he identifies as black, and (2) his remarks were addressed to ALL AMERICANS…of whom he is one no matter how many teabagging idiots out there think he was born in Kenya.

    • D Lowrey

      What’s next…you’re actually going to believe Obama was born in Hawaii?

      • Brian O’Connell

        They’ll just say Hawaii is not just not a state, but an island in middle earth, populated by hobbits.

    • Ekaterina Kaverina

      He is mixed race as is nearly everybody else and you are an aardvark.

    • fairmont66

      one question: Were you born stupid or did you just practice it till U got it right?!

  • Harry dwyer

    Boehner is a Boner!

  • erymph

    and the troll successfully takes over the discussion, changing it from “why were there no Republicans at the March” to yet another repetitive attack on/defense of Obama thread.
    and why WERE there no Republicans there? really? not even one? surely there had to have been at least ONE…

    • Pipercat

      Well, DC is a black neighborhood….

  • sleep

    Obama was voted into office because the country saw an opportunity to vote in a minority president. He is a smooth talker. He has zero credentials. They will next vote in Hillary because it’s an opportunity to vote in a woman. She has no credentials. We keep importing 10 million poor people from Mexico every year, and you losers think you are helping. We hand out welfare to everyone, and that’s good for the nation? You idiots need to look at California for your future. Horrible schools, horrible crime rates, gangs, beat up neighborhoods, COMPLETE BANKRUPTCY.

    • gemma liar

      AND,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, your “LOGIC” extrapolates into PALIN was credible as a candidate??? VOTE REPUBLICAN!!! we need T cruz and where O where is that chic from massachusets who was SOOOOO qualified U clowns listened to her??

    • Brian O’Connell

      While Palin passed building the “Highway to Nowhere” in Alaska, yeah, keep flailing those pom poms.

  • motozztop

    I read someone’s blog, post, or whatever that emphatically stated they were not invited? So what’s the truth?

    • BlueStateLady

      They were invited; they just all declined to attend.

      • gemma liar

        they would’ve look silly either LYING or getting BOOOOOED for TRYING 2 tell some semblance of truth which would contradict their VOTING records,,,,, FUNNY how the “great amercian” GLENN “littledick” BECK wasn’t there,,,,mustve been drinking

  • Suz deMello

    Why didn’t the invited pols participate? BECAUSE THEY’RE STUPID.
    They seem to WANT to lose elections, instead preferring to stack the deck by changing voting laws. Though I am a Democrat, I believe we need another party or two for balance, so it really is a shame that someone or something has been eating the brains of Republican politicians.