Its been confirmed that every top Republican politician in Washington D.C. declined to attend the Martin Luther King commemorative celebration yesterday. After being found out they are using the excuse that the reason behind the snub is that “the only sitting black (GOP) US Senator,” Republican Tim Scott was not asked to speak at the event. But Tim Scott WAS asked and declined stating that he would be out of town.
“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.
Not only does that show another very ugly side of the GOP it cuts dead in it’s tracks the outrageous propaganda that right-wing sites like Breitbart and otherare putting forth the GOP meme that yesterday was just another “Democratic dog-and-pony show of race hustlers,”
Martin Luther King was a great man and yesterday was a day to remember He helped usher in the greatest change in American history and changed millions of lives for the better and he was ultimately was killed for standing up for those rights.
Instead of celebrating and remembering the greatness of Dr. King, the GOP uses it as a petty partisan bitch fest.
Because thats where obviously the 2012 Tony Award nominations took place from this year because only in an alternate universe would they and could they snub Broadway legend Angela Lansbury and her chance to win a record-breaking sixth Tony Award for her role as a Southern political doyenne in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, which Angela received critical acclaim.
Now one must wonder who was so much better than Lansbury to knock the grand dame of the theatre out of the running? Well none other than Condola Rashad (daughter of Cosby mom Phylicia) for the very, very short-lived Stick Fly.
But that’s not all! The snubs kept on coming this morning when the Tony noms were announced and also NOT nominated was the revival of Godspell led by Weeds star Hunter Parrish (and now Corbin Bleu), the Alan Rickman-topped comedy Seminar, and The Mountaintop, last fall’s high-profile drama starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett and also alas *gasp* Bernadette Peters (Follies)!
But the biggest surprise snub of this years Tony’s? (Get ready to clutch those pearls boys)
Ricky Martin and Elena Roger in the Broadway revival of Evita.
Nothing, Zip, Nada!
Oh the gay theatrical humanity of it all!
As for who was nominated….
Oh really who am I kidding. After seeing the list of those who were snubbed does anyone really care who was nominated?
Oh the theatrical travesty of it all.
Bernadette Peters, “Losing My Mind,” Kennedy Center “Follies”