In the early to mid-century, there was a fictional character named “Jim Crow.”
Jim Crow and other performances featuring white men in blackface captivated white crowds up until the mid-20th century.
Now blackface is back in the spotlight after a photograph emerged Friday from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page. It shows one man in blackface standing beside another figure in a Ku Klux Klan robe.
Note: This does make the Northam ads against Gillespie that showed minority kids getting run down by a dude in a truck with a confederate flag seem kind of rich.
While blackface is considered “clearly racist” now, it was once celebrated.
Of course, Liberals do this all the time, and it’s considered funny.
Northam is claiming that while he did once use blackface to dress up as Michael Jackson (can he can still do the moonwalk?), he is not the one in the yearbook picture, “When my staff showed me the photo in question yesterday, I was seeing it for the first time. I did not purchase the EVMS yearbook and I was unaware of what was on my page” –Governor Northam.
So, he essentially apologized Friday for not being in the picture? What?
The problem for Ralph is that his party and the idiot progressive left has dog-whistled racism at every turn, and there is so much egg on their face, they may have to have his head. Just this week, the moronic team of CNN’s Andrew Cuomo and Don Lemon said that MAGA hats are a symbol of racism. Megyn Kelly had to resign just mentioning that dressing up for Halloween in blackface was okay. The Florida
Ralph Northam’s governorship is experiencing a post-election abortion, but after his fellow Dems set him aside, they will “make him comfortable” and “have a conversation” to decide how they will kill his political career.— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) February 2, 2019
I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the
hurtthat decision caused then and now,” he said. “This behavior is not in keeping with who I am today and the values I have fought for throughout my career in the military, in medicine, and in public service. But I want to be clear, I understand how this decision shakes Virginians’ faith in that commitment. – Ralph Northam
Late Friday, calls for his resignation began to come in, including former governor Terry McAuliffe (D), state Senate and House Democrats, Virginia’s legislative Black Caucus and Planned Parenthood.
The clown show of national Democratic hopefuls also weighed in—pressure built from
Living on the Shore, I have met Mr. Northam many times at everything from town halls to oyster roasts, and while I disagree with him on policy, he is as far away from being a racist as anyone that I know. The photo is 30 years old, and while offensive to sensitive current progressive eyes weaned on the premise of constant wussification, identity politics, it is really just kind of goofy. Southern white boys get the irony and joke, sorry.
What is more troubling is the question of why this is only coming out now. Who was holding this? Certainly, running for State Senator and eventually Lieutenant Governor, it would have appeared during those campaigns. Why now? Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax is far more progressive, more pro-abortion, and more indebted to Planned Parenthood, so for Liberals, even if Northam is ousted, it’s still a win. If Republican Jill Vogel had won, odds on the photo probably would never have surfaced.
The cruel reality is that Northam will find that his so-called friends in the Democratic party are nothing but a bunch of back-stabbing, illiterate weasels who will throw him under the bus as fast a possible, hoping the stain won’t stick to them. He will get to feel what it is like to be a white, male conservative in Liberal America, and will have to endure the inane and vapid slings and arrows of the American Progressive Left.
While the Mirror has issues with some of the Governor’s policies, it also understands that in reality, he hasn’t broken any laws (unlike Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton
The Republicans and fearful Democrats will pounce, but Northam should not resign over this. He should give the double-Bronx salute, and let them try and impeach.
This can only occur if offense against the Commonwealth occurs by malfeasance in office, corruption, neglect of duty, or other high crime or misdemeanor.
So it goes.