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  • Gov. Northam's 'pay to stay' deal with black leaders: Democrats in Virginia speak the same language

    02/12/2019 6:34:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/12/2019 | M. Catherine Evans
    That blackface/KKK photo on Governor Northam's yearbook page won't be a problem for Virginia's black leaders as long as he meets their demands.  The audacious "I am not going anywhere" Northam is wheeling and dealing with the race-baiters here in Virginia to save the Democratic Party and his own "white privileged" skin.  Forget post-birth abortions.  The only way the little ones will have a chance in Virginia with Democrats in charge is if they are allowed to vote. With alleged rapist Lt..Gov Fairfax out of the running, the NAACP, black clergy, and various black legislators in Virginia are stuck with Northam, and...
  • Northam Calls Slaves ‘Indentured Servants from Africa’

    02/10/2019 6:37:02 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 259 replies
    ntknetwork ^ | 2-10-19 | NTK Staff
    "Just 90 miles from here in 1619, the first indentured servants from Africa landed on our shores in Ole Point Comfort," Northam said Embattled Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam (D-VA), referred to people that came to America as slaves from Africa as “indentured servants from Africa” during an interview with CBS News’ Gayle King on Sunday. Northam sat down with King for his first interview since the Virginian-Pilot published a photo from Northam’s medical school yearbook showing “two men, one in blackface and one in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood, on the same page as the governor.” King asked...
  • Black Virginia voters feel betrayed, left in no-win scenario [Northam/Fairfax/Herring]

    02/10/2019 5:20:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 10, 2019 | Errin Haines Whack
    Eva Siakam’s choice to campaign for Ralph Northam in 2017 was a simple one: He was a Democrat and endorsed by Barack Obama, America’s first black president. But sitting in a stylist’s chair at Supreme Hair Styling Boutique in Richmond on Friday, she shook her head in disgust when asked about revelations that Northam wore blackface 35 years ago. “I really believed in him,” said Siakam, a 28-year-old student. “To find out that he dressed up in blackface is disappointing. He’s shown his disdain for black people.” Black voters who factored prominently in the 2017 election that helped Northam become...
  • Ralph Northam theory: Wife was his date then and was under the KKK outfit?

    02/10/2019 1:32:18 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 45 replies
    EEE | 10 FEBRUARY 2019 | EEE
    Is it possible that the person underneath the KKK outfit was Northam's wife (his date then?) Northam was too tall to be under the outfit, so he had to be in blackface. So who was under the KKK hood?
  • State Capitol Janitor Frank Surprised to Find He’s Virginia’s New Governor

    02/10/2019 9:10:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Peedmont ^ | 2/10/19 | The Peedmont Staff
    RICHMOND, Va. — Explaining that he had no idea he was even in the line of succession to become the leader of the Commonwealth, Frank Donahue, the State Capitol’s head janitor, arrived at work to discover that he was now Virginia’s governor, sources confirmed Thursday. “This is all a shock to me,” Donahue remarked. Despite having spent the past seven years making sure the bathrooms outside of the Senate Chamber are clean, he is now poised to become the state’s governor due to his noticeably clean background. “I had overheard about the stuff Northam, Fairfax, and Herring were going through,...
  • Reeling from blackface furor, Northam vows to ‘take a harder line’ on Confederate monuments

    02/09/2019 8:25:01 PM PST · by blueplum · 86 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09 Feb 2019 | Katelyn Caralle
    Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says that he wants to take down Confederate statues and monuments in the state. “I will take a harder line,” Northam told the Washington Post amid a scandal stemming from a racist photograph on his medical school yearbook page. “If there are statues, if there monuments out there that provoke this type of hatred and bigotry, they need to be in museums.” Northam is facing calls to resign ...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: ‘I Haven’t Heard Anything’ About Fairfax Rape Allegations

    02/08/2019 3:53:11 PM PST · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Published 2 hours ago on Feb 8, 2019 | Peter D'Abrosca
    A New York Congresswoman claimed that she has not heard anything about the sexual assault allegations against Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax. “I look forward to looking into the scenario, but I haven’t heard anything about this,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez when confronted by cameras in the halls of Congress. Earlier in the video, she contradicted herself, saying that she had “not looked at all into the situation,” implying that she knew about the allegations. That might make sense, given that she’s been busy trying to shove her “Green New Deal” down the throats of unwilling Americans, but the Fairfax...
  • Official: Gov. Northam tells staff he's staying

    02/08/2019 1:38:12 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 40 replies
    MSN ^ | 2-9-19 | MSN
    RICHMOND, Va. — A senior official in Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's administration says the governor has told his top staff that he does not plan to resign over a racist photo despite intense pressure to step down. The official says Northam told his Cabinet during a Friday afternoon meeting that he intends to stay. The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Northam has faced widespread calls to step down over after his medical school yearbook page with a racist photo surfaced last week. It shows one person in blackface and another...
  • Amid Scandal, Northam Surrenders to Virginia’s GOP on Tax Cuts

    02/08/2019 6:52:50 AM PST · by conservative98 · 12 replies
    NR ^ | February 8, 2019 | JIM GERAGHTY
    Virginia’s ongoing scandals of racist yearbook photos and resignation demands are starting to have repercussions on the state’s taxes and spending. The 2017 federal tax cut signed into law by President Trump capped the amount of state and local taxes that could be deducted, which could add up to a higher tax bill to some Virginians. This year, Virginia Republicans wanted to cut taxes to offset that by raising the standard deduction on state income taxes. This morning Democratic Governor Ralph Northam and Republicans in the state legislature announced they had worked out a deal on tax cuts. In addition...
  • Another Virginia Official Has a Yearbook With Blackface Photos: GOP legislative leader defends self

    02/08/2019 6:19:15 AM PST · by billorites · 51 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 7, 2019 | Scott Calvert & Jon Kamp
    RICHMOND, Va.—A top Republican Virginia lawmaker was forced to defend his role editing a college yearbook with photographs of students in blackface, as the state’s political crisis spread to both parties Thursday. Senate Majority Leader Thomas Norment served as managing editor of the 1968 yearbook at Virginia Military Institute that included the blackface photos and racial slurs. Gov. Ralph Northam, Democrat, faces calls to step down following the emergence last week of a photo from his medical-school yearbook that showed a person in blackface and another in Ku Klux Klan garb. Mr. Northam said he wasn’t in the picture, after...
  • James Comey calls for removing Confederate statues in Richmond amid blackface scandals

    02/07/2019 7:24:47 PM PST · by conservative98 · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | 9:53 PM ET, Thu February 7, 2019 | Kate Sullivan, CNN
    Washington (CNN)Former FBI Director James Comey called Thursday for the removal of Confederate statues in Virginia's capital in the wake of blackface scandals involving top statewide elected officials, in an op-ed for The Washington Post. "Expressing bipartisan horror at blackface photos is essential, but removing the statues would show all of America that Virginia really has changed," Comey writes. "There is no doubt that Virginia's leaders need to be held accountable for their personal history, but every Virginia leader is responsible for the racist symbols that still loom over our lives," Comey writes.
  • Republican state senator in Virginia challenges report he edited yearbook with blackface picture

    02/07/2019 3:31:23 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 42 replies
    foxnews ^ | 2-7-19 | Gregg Re
    The slew of scandals rocking Virginia state government expanded to the Republican Party on Thursday as a local newspaper confirmed that State Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment was one of the editors of a 1968 Virginia Military Institute (VMI) yearbook that contained numerous racial slurs and at least one blackface picture. In response, Norment, 72, suggested he was the victim of a smear campaign intended to distract from the multiple allegations of past racism and sexual assault surrounding the state's highest-ranking Democratic officials. The Virginian-Pilot reported first reported that Norment was the managing editor of The Bomb, which included a...
  • Virginia looks to Black Caucus for cues in political turmoil

    02/07/2019 7:53:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 7, 2019 | Alan Suderman
    With Virginia’s top three elected officials engulfed in scandal, fellow Democrats were rendered practically speechless, uncertain of how to thread their way through the racial and sexual allegations and the tangled political implications. […] Everyone in Richmond, it seemed, was waiting Thursday for Virginia’s Legislative Black Caucus to respond. The caucus has been calling for Northam’s resignation over the past week but was silent about the latest developments. “We’ve got a lot to digest,” the group’s chairman, Del. Lamont Bagby, said Wednesday. …
  • Dems cared about sexual politics a few months ago. Now they want Fairfax's accuser to shut up

    02/07/2019 7:30:26 AM PST · by knighthawk · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 07 2019 | Tucker Carlson
    We have still more news to bring you from that chaotic developing nation formerly known as the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of Wednesday night, Virginia's three highest ranking public officials, all of them Democrats, are embroiled in potentially career-ending scandals, and it seemed to come out of nowhere just last week. First, you'll remember, Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam casually endorsed infanticide while defending a Democratic bill to legalize abortion right up to the minute of birth. Then just hours after he said that, a little over a day, I think, Northam was found to have a picture of man wearing...
  • CNN: Sadness, disbelief and disgust: Virginia politics plunges deeper into chaos as Dems worry

    02/06/2019 11:58:21 PM PST · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | February 6, 2019 | Dan Merica and Ryan Nobles
    Virginia politics descended further into chaos on Wednesday, and Democrats in the capital grew more dismayed by the possibility that a trio of scandals involving their top three statewide officials had laid waste to years of work building up the Democratic Party in the commonwealth. The controversies have created a pseudo-standoff between scandal-plagued Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring, all of whom are fighting to hang on to their jobs as public outrage grows around each of them. None of them wants to resign first, creating a scenario where all of them could hold...
  • Mark Herring said Ralph Northam should resign for wearing blackface in college. Then Herring

    02/06/2019 5:56:12 PM PST · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 6, 2019 | Eugene Scott
    If the governor of Virginia should resign from office for wearing blackface, then so should the state’s attorney general, by his own logic.
  • I'm a Virginia conservative, and I don't think Northam should resign over the blackface photo

    02/06/2019 2:04:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/06/2019 | Daniel Payne
    Gov. Ralph Northam’s now-infamous blackface-KKK yearbook photo may soon end his career. A large swath of the public, including many prominent liberals, progressives, and Democratic politicians, are demanding that the Virginia Democrat step down. Even notable institutions like the editorial board of the Richmond Times-Dispatch immediately called for Northam to step aside. Northam now claims he wasn't actually in the 1984 picture. If it's later proven that he is in the photo, he should absolutely resign for lying while in office. Regardless, Northam admitted to dressing in blackface to impersonate Michael Jackson. But that offense, from more than three decades...
  • “F— that b—!” – Fairfax said to have used horrible language in private meeting about his accuser

    02/06/2019 12:12:15 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 33 replies
    DNC vetted then NBC ^ | 2-6-19 | nbc
    .@NBCNews has learned that Fairfax used profane language in a private meeting Monday night while referring to the accuser, Dr. Vanessa Tyson. Two sources say Fairfax said of Tyson: “F--- that b----.” Fairfax appears to reference the comments in his new statement.
  • Virginia attorney general admits to wearing blackface at 1980 college party

    02/06/2019 9:20:23 AM PST · by conservative98 · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 12:05 PM EST, Wed February 06, 2019 | Dan Merica, CNN
    Richmond, Virginia (CNN) Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring admitted Wednesday that he appeared in blackface at a 1980 party, further plunging Richmond into chaos as Democrats here struggle to overcome a trio of scandals rocking their three top statewide elected officials. Herring said Wednesday that he wore blackface as a 19-year-old to dress up as a rapper at a party.
  • In Ralph Northam, Democrats Find The Shoe On The Other Foot

    02/06/2019 4:39:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2019 | Sheriff David Clarke (Ret)
    I have an admission to make. I am thoroughly enjoying watching the gotcha tactics of race politics the American left, Democrat Party, and the liberal media frequently use against adversaries backfire and strike one of their own: Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. Typically, the stories we hear about white people appearing in blackface are when a conservative or Republican politician is discovered to have done so many years ago at a frat party or Halloween Party in a sophomoric attempt to be funny. This gotcha tactic—the left’s new weapon of political warfare—works on the reality that if you go back far...