As activists fasted for the 22nd day at the National Mall to urge Congress to act on immigration reform, House Republicans were busy holding a two-hour committee hearing a few blocks away on whether President Barack Obama (D) has “encroach[ed] into Congress’ sphere of power” on immigration reform. Show More Summary
So yeah, about that whole "expanding the tent" thing.... how's that workin' out for ya'?!?If nothing else, the Republican National Committee has gotten people thinking about Rosa Parks.Of course, the RNC also gave its political opponents...Show More Summary
The Republican National Committee backtracked on Sunday after sending out a cringeworthy tweet meant to honor Rosa Parks on the 58th anniversary of her arrest after refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man in Alabama. The tweet,...Show More Summary
RNC Tweet Backfires: Once again, the Republican National Committee is trying to rewrite history. In a poorly worded tweet meant to honor the mother of the Civil Rights movement, Rosa Parks, on the anniversary of her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus to a white passenger, the RNC lauded her for [...]
Sunday was Rosa Parks Day, and the Republican National Committee honored the civil rights hero in the best way they knew how: Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism. http://t.co/... — @GOP Naturally, this...Show More Summary
If racism ever were to end, you'd expect the civil rights leaders to be the first to know. So it was kind of shocking for Al Sharpton to discover from the Republican National Committee that racism ended. Sharpton then engaged in some silly, Walter Cronkite-style mockery of the GOP for jumping the gun on everlasting, universal racial harmony in the United States.
The Republican National Committee's proclamation honoring Rosa Park's "role in ending racism" is continuing to receive the scorn and derision it richly deserves. As it turns out, the GOP's attempt to literally whitewash American history...Show More Summary
On Black Friday, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) was promoting a t-shirt in its online store that read “Happy Holidays is what liberals say” on the front and “Merry Christmas” on the back. Four days later, the item appears to have vanished. In its place is a decidedly less partisan version that simply reads [...]
(CNN) – As the Republican National Committee has been working to expand its outreach to African-Americans, it now finds itself playing defense after a well-intentioned but unpolished tweet honoring the legacy of Rosa Parks seemed to ignite some backlash. The RNC on Sunday, commemorating the day Parks was arrested in 1955, sent out a tweet […]
Throw the confetti and drop the balloons: Racism in America is over. Or at least that was the impression given by a poorly phrased tweet over the weekend from the Republican National Committee, which lauded civil rights icon Rosa Parks for "ending racism." Today we remember Rosa Parks' bold stand and her role in ending racism. Show More Summary
The Republican National Committee can't help itself. No matter how many times and in how many ways it's amply shown that it can't get it right on race, it still keeps bumbling along. Its latest bumble is to try and capitalize on the exalted name of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. Show More Summary
A tweet about Rosa Parks has led to a GOP controversy. On Sunday, the Republican National Committee posted a tweet that implied the civil rights leader ended racism. The message sparked outrage from numerous people who pointed out that racism is far from over. Show More Summary
Check out the headline: GOP Credits Rosa Parks For ‘Ending Racism’ BY IGOR VOLSKY ON DECEMBER 1, 2013 AT 12:10 PM ThinkProgress The Republican National Committee celebrated the 58th anniversary of Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, by proclaiming in a tweet that racism has ended: Racism, of course, [...]
Can you see why this is worth scoffing at, other than that it's a tweet from the Republican National Committee?First, you have to be enough of a douchebag to act like you don't see that "ending racism" is a process and that a personShow More Summary
On Sunday, the Republican National Committee tweeted out an ill-advised tribute to civil rights icon Rosa Parks, praising the late activist for "her role in ending racism." The message was widely mocked by Twitter users who pointed out that the end of racism was news to them.
1. "Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism," tweeted the Republican National Committee's official account. 2. There's a generous interpretation of this tweet: Rosa Parks' bold stand played a role in the ongoing and perhaps … Continue reading ?
It was fifty-eight years ago today that Rosa Parks refused to change seats on a Montgomery, Alabama bus, effectively ending racism forever. At least that’s what the Republican National Committee seems to believe via this ill-advisedShow More Summary
Sunday is the 58th anniversary of Rosa Parks' arrest. The Republican National Committee took to Twitter to celebrate the civil rights icon: @GOP/Twitter It's a weirdly phrased tweet, given that racism is still a huge problem in America, and elsewhere. Show More Summary
Those of you in search of good news this weekend may be delighted to hear that racism ended. That's according to the Republican National Committee's tweet Sunday morning, which congratulated civil rights hero Rosa Parks on the anniversary of her seminal protest for "her role in ending racism."
While the National Democratic Congressional Committee has launched a campaign to spread talking points to liberals anticipating a fight with "crazy tea party cousins" over the holiday, the National Republican Congressional Committee has launched a web store full of holiday-themed political clothing and accessories... just in time for Black Friday shopping.