Republican leadership “totally bummed” that no one told them about 50th anniversary of King speech

29 Aug

WASHINGTON–one day after failing to attend any of the several 50th-anniversary celebrations of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, “I Have a Dream” speech, leading Republicans today said they were “totally bummed” about it and blamed the White House for not telling them about the anniversary.

“No one is more committed to civil rights than I am, at least within ten feet of this desk, not including you,” said Rep. Eric Cantor (R–VA) in an interview with a reporter. “I kept asking the administration, ‘When’s the anniversary? Have you scheduled it yet? What exactly is this the anniversary of?'”

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R–KY) was equally upset at the White House. “How could we possibly know when the 50th anniversary of the August 28, 1963 march would take place?”

In an effort to rebuild bridges with the African-American community, House Speaker John Boehner today introduced the “Reconciliation Criminal Justice Bill,” under which “citizens of all races and ethnicities would no longer be menaced by scary black criminals.”

5 Responses to “Republican leadership “totally bummed” that no one told them about 50th anniversary of King speech”

  1. Jon Awbrey August 29, 2013 at 10:28 am #

    They didn’t get the memo …

    They never will …


  2. digger666 August 29, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    Reblogged this on digger666 and commented:
    The really sad part of this is it’s near credibility.


  3. danielwalldammit August 29, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    I half expected to see Glenn Beck try and claim the legacy.


    • twissblog August 29, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

      If Glenn Beck doesn’t speak for today’s African-American community, who does?


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