When images surfaced of Governor Northam’s yearbook photo, showing someone in blackface standing next to another person in KKK garb, the first reaction of the Mirror, was to defend our homeboy. It was just a picture, a joke from 30 years ago. In the meantime, Northam has become the poster boy for liberal double-standards.
This began with the cringe worthy interview on CBS news, where the first statement was, “You’ve had a tough week.” You think?
Next came a NY Times editorial stating why Northam should remain in office. Reading between the lines, it’s mainly because he’s a Democrat and not Republican. Don Beyer, Democrat from Northern Virginia spilled the beans when discussing Attorney General Herring, who was also seen in blackface:
Then, Northam announced his apology tour, or healing tour, or listening tour, or whatever it is. Let’s call it what it really is — a clutching onto power tour. As all this unfolded, it became apparent that Ralph Northam and his
But let’s walk this back.
His “rough week” began when he came out swinging, vowing to fight for third-trimester abortions, and later on radio, almost laughingly sanctioned the murder of babies born alive after surviving an abortion. The child would be kept “comfortable,” he said, while doctor and parent(s) debated the next steps. How is this not first-degree murder? He kept bringing up that he was a pediatrician, which made his statements even more morally bankrupt.
So much for do no harm.
What made it seem even worse for Shore folks, it that is sounded like he was just mouthing the talking points that his overlords in Northern Virginia wanted to hear–to be sure he was really on their side.
After the infanticide, his racism enters the picture. He first apologized for “the decision [he] made to appear as [he] did in this photo”, yet the very next day he backtracked, saying that he must have confused posing for that photo with another time he wore blackface for a Michael Jackson dance contest. That’s believable. Not.
After the state attorney general, Mark Herring also admitted to wearing blackface years ago, and Lieutenant Governor Fairfax became embroiled in sexual assault and rape accusations, Northam felt it was safe to go ahead and fudge the truth by denying that he was even in the picture (even though students chose the pictures that ended up in the yearbook). He also pledges to remain on the job.
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How disgusting is that? It reeks of pandering.
When it’s all said and done, Mr. Northam has been exposed as a racist, panderer, believer in infanticide, someone who plays fast and loose with the facts, is a puppet of Northern Virginia power brokers, and generally not very sharp.
But, to his credit, he’s still there. However, that is mainly because Democrats would rather have a racist who is going to promote the Planned Parenthood agenda rather than a Republican, and the African American coalitions have come out in support of Northern, either because they now have him by the short hairs, or they would rather have a racist they know than one they don’t.
So it goes.