WASHINGTON — A solitary reporter has learned that Senator Tim Scott (R/TP-South Carolina) plans to address the National Action to Relive the Dream March on August 28 on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream” speech.
When he was appointed to the Senate earlier this year to fill the unexpired term of former Sen. Jim DeMint, Scott was the only African-American serving in the United States Senate.
But when the solitary reporter informed The Rev. Al Sharpton, one of the organizers of Wednesday's March, of Sen. Scott's plans, Rev. Sharpton pulled the plug, canceling the long-planned celebration.
“Tim Scott is a traitor to his race,” Sharpton intoned. “If Martin were alive today and fell peacefully asleep and a demon got into his head and told him that Tim Scott would be usurping his place, it would be such a ferocious nightmare that Martin would flee straight back to the Birmingham Jail, where at least he would know what to expect.”
President Obama, who had planned to participate in the March, will, instead, visit the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland, to encourage its 40,000 employees to ramp up their efforts to find out what Americans do in their spare time.
An anonymous spokesman for Sen. Scott, a Tea Party darling, said that the Senator will appear at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday anyway to address his loyal followers in the Tea Party, if he can figure out who they are.