The Republican National Committee couldnâ€™t contain itself on announcing the dedication of Frederick Douglassâ€™ statue in the Capitol Hill Rotunda, quick to make first dib claims on the legendary abolitionistâ€™s Republican roots.
In a bizarre first, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) actually spoke publicly about another African American. So-called â€œlistening sessionsâ€ with community leaders kicked off in Cleveland, OH. And RNC Chair Reince Priebus (whose name oddly conjures up strange inflections of a 1990s rapper) found his way onto the Tom Joyner Show alongside the normally boisterous Roland Martin who asked cookie-cutter â€˜why-Republicans-hate-Black-folksâ€™ questions as Joyner and Sybil Wilkes gawked on.Â The transcript, frankly, doesnâ€™t do a whole lot of justice for anyone who was there.
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