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https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/06/democrats-virginia-northam-fairfax-1148291

 

 

RICHMOND, Va. — Democrats couldn’t react fast enough to the racist photo in Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s old yearbook showing one man dressed as a Klansman and another in blackface.

But a newly surfaced sexual assault allegation against the man who would replace Northam if he resigns — Justin Fairfax, the state’s African-American lieutenant governor and a rising star in the party — has left Democratic national figures and Virginia lawmakers at a loss for words.

 

The back-to-back stunners in Richmond exposed fault lines in the Democratic Party coalition that were unimaginable just five days ago. And with the state’s political hierarchy in the balance, the stories triggered a potential collision of two powerful forces in Democratic politics — the battle to combat racism and the movement to stop sexual harassment.

Swift to condemn Northam on Friday, Democratic presidential hopefuls ducked for cover on Tuesday. Sen. Bernie Sanders clung to an apparent cellphone call in the Capitol to avoid a reporter’s questions about Fairfax. Other Democratic senators — who both condemned Northam and said it was imperative to “believe the woman” when Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was accused of sexual harassment — have gone silent, too.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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It gets better.  At least CNN correctly identified the VA AG as a Democrat.

 

Virginia attorney general Mark Herring, third in line for governor, wore blackface in college

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring admitted he wore blackface to dress up like a rapper at a college party in 1980, throwing even more political chaos into a state whose governor is ensnared in his own blackface scandal, and whose lieutenant governor is accused of sexual assault.

 

Herring, a Democrat, is third in line to the governor's office.

Just four days ago, Herring had said "it is no longer possible" for Gov. Ralph Northam to remain in office because of revelations that Northam's 1984 medical school yearbook page contained a photo of a man in blackface, and another man dressed as a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/06/virginia-attorney-general-mark-herring-wore-blackface-in-college.html

 

 

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So the next one is a Republican...

 

You can not make this stuff up.


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15 minutes ago, Bill & Katya said:

It gets better.  At least CNN correctly identified the VA AG as a Democrat.

 

Virginia attorney general Mark Herring, third in line for governor, wore blackface in college

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring admitted he wore blackface to dress up like a rapper at a college party in 1980, throwing even more political chaos into a state whose governor is ensnared in his own blackface scandal, and whose lieutenant governor is accused of sexual assault.

 

Herring, a Democrat, is third in line to the governor's office.

Just four days ago, Herring had said "it is no longer possible" for Gov. Ralph Northam to remain in office because of revelations that Northam's 1984 medical school yearbook page contained a photo of a man in blackface, and another man dressed as a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/06/virginia-attorney-general-mark-herring-wore-blackface-in-college.html

 

 

I dont see the big deal in puting on blackface if the characters you are portraying are black, long as in the Govoners case it was not accompanied by a klansmen.

 

If i wanted to dress up as ...say Cedric the entertainer. then being black would be an accurate portrayal.  If the AG was in character as a black rapper then. Big freaking deal.

 

Was it sexist when Robin Williams portrayed  Mrs Doubtfire ?  Everybody has gone from one extreme to the other on race 

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I am sure that most people outside the bubble do not care less, but when you set a standard well...

 

Live by the sword die by the sword.

 

So far 2 Blackface and 1 #MeToo, wonder what next?


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8 minutes ago, Nature Boy 2.0 said:

I dont see the big deal in puting on blackface if the characters you are portraying are black, long as in the Govoners case it was not accompanied by a klansmen.

 

If i wanted to dress up as ...say Cedric the entertainer. then being black would be an accurate portrayal.  If the AG was in character as a black rapper then. Big freaking deal.

 

Was it sexist when Robin Williams portrayed  Mrs Doubtfire ?  Everybody has gone from one extreme to the other on race 

Two words...Cultural Appropriation

 

The deal with the AG is interesting considering he was calling for Northam's resignation just days ago for basically doing the same thing.  I suppose he, the AG, may come out tomorrow or Friday and say he was mistaken.


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1 minute ago, ALFKAD said:

I once moonwalked in college, so am not running for office now. 

I would be more worried about your ANTIFA membership.


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37 minutes ago, ALFKAD said:

I'll know soon.  Sent in my application two weeks past.  

Must be in administrative processing.


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More details of Justin Fairfax's issues quite gory.


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52 minutes ago, Boiler said:

More details of Justin Fairfax's issues quite gory.

Please elaborate.


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Things she was allegedly made to do are not family friendly.


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5 minutes ago, Boiler said:

Things she was allegedly made to do are not family friendly.

I see, sounds like deviancy.

 

 


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17 hours ago, Bill & Katya said:

I see, sounds like deviancy.

 

 

Oh it is trust me and it is wrong no matter who you are.

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