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Less Than a Year Ago These Prominent DEMOCRATS Called for Northam’s Resignation

Let’s travel back in time to February 2019.

As I get older it is harder and harder to recall what happened an hour ago, let alone 11 1/2 months ago.

But at that time many prominent Democrats, including several presidential hopefuls were calling for Governor Ralph Northam’s immediate resignation.

Do you remember the Northam “blackface” controversy?

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I do, barely…

This man, who was in attendance in Virginia on Monday, remembers.

Here is what some said about it, with several calling for his resignation.

I will follow with some more info and links dating back to that time.

From WTVR.com:

During a press conference, the governor denied his involvement in the image but admitted later to participating in a Michael Jackson dance contest where he wore blackface.

The Democratic Party of Virginia also called for Northam’s resignation in a statement.

“We stand with Democrats across Virginia and the country calling him to immediately resign. He no longer has our confidence or our support,” Democratic Party of Virginia Chair Susan Swecker said in the statement.

The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus wrote in a statement that they were amplifying their call for the governor to resign.

“Another moment should not pass before we hear Governor Northam do the honorable thing and resign,” the statement said

Various Democratic presidential candidates also weighed in, including California Sen. Kamala Harris, who wrote on Twitter on Friday: “Leaders are called to a higher standard, and the stain of racism should have no place in the halls of government. The Governor of Virginia should step aside so the public can heal and move forward together.”

“It doesn’t matter if he is a Republican or a Democrat. This behavior was racist and unconscionable. Governor Northam should resign,” former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and Democratic presidential hopeful wrote on Twitter.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said “Hatred and discrimination have no place in our country and must not be tolerated, especially from our leaders — Republican or Democrat,” in a tweet, adding that he “must resign.”

“Ralph Northam should resign,” said presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg in a statement to CNN. “I have high regard for Lieutenant Governor Fairfax, and he will serve Virginia well.”

New York Sen. Kristen Gillibrand on Friday night called for him to leave office.

“There aren’t two sets of rules for our friends and our foes: Right is right and wrong is wrong. Americans deserve to be respected by their leaders, and racism cannot be excused in our government or anywhere else. Having seen the photo, I believe Governor Northam should resign,” Gillibrand said on Twitter.

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker also called for Northam to step down.

Booker wrote on Twitter, “These images arouse centuries of anger, anguish, and racist violence and they’ve eroded all confidence in Gov. Northam’s ability to lead. We should expect more from our elected officials. He should resign.”

Eric Swalwell, a California congressman who is considering a run, joined with those calling for Northam’s ouster.

“No, you can’t wear a black face or a white hood and lead a state. Not now and not ever,” he tweeted. “But we are merciful people. Governor Northam should step down, seek forgiveness, and through good deeds earn the respect of the African-American Community.”

“We all know that no single person is irreplaceable, and the Governor needs to search deeply to determine whether he can both continue to lead and obtain the forgiveness of those who he has hurt. I suspect the answers to these questions is ‘no’ – which is why I would counsel him to resign,” presidential candidate John Delaney said.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii said if Northam, “cannot win back the trust of his constituents, he must resign.”

National Democrats

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared to support calls for Northam’s resignation without explicitly calling on him to do so, saying on Twitter that she was joining her colleagues in Virginia “calling on Governor Northam to do the right thing so that the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia can heal and move forward.”

“Northam must resign, and those who try to help him stumble past this deserve scrutiny,” New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. “If you can’t understand how painful + eroding this is to American society, let alone the state of Virginia, take some time to read up this weekend.”

And late Saturday night, 2016 Democratic nominee for president and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton tweeted that Northam must resign.

“This has gone on too long. There is nothing to debate. He must resign,” she wrote.

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I wonder how many of those prominent Democrats are changing their tune now that Northam is trying to take away gun rights?

We had a couple of articles in February 2019, which were follow ups and reactions to the story.

The above stories will open in a new tab, if you click them, but here are some highlights…

Ileana Johnson reported on unsatisfactory conditions in Virginia schools, courtesy of Governor “Blackface” Northam.

Virginia is an interesting educational and political study in how to destroy a formerly well-off state with tolerance and multi-culturalism dictated by politicians from Richmond and Washington, D.C. It is a microcosm of the civilization suicide that is taking place in Europe.

Virginia is not very far behind the Seattle School District that sent a letter recently to teachers asking them to bless Muslim students in Arabic during Ramadan. Virginia obsesses over accommodating those who will not give an inch in their quest to be a specially protected class.

The Guardian wrote that “Virginia students learn in trailers while the state offers Amazon huge tax breaks.” And the unhappy teachers went on strike in January 2019 to express their dissatisfaction with what they saw as low pay, $9,000 less than the national average, while the state of Virginia was so generous to Amazon. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/27/virginia-teachers-strike-amazon-tax-breaks?CMP=share_btn_fb The Washington Post published data from the National Education Association that the average K-12 teacher earned $58,353 in 2016-2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2018/03/05/how-much-or-little-teachers-earn-state-by-state/?noredirect=on

According to the Guardian, “more than 22,000 students in Fairfax County [the third richest county in America] receive their education in cheaply constructed plywood trailers, often with visible signs of green mold, like those parked next to the baseball fields next to McClean High School.”

McClean is a rich area in NOVA where the average homes cost over a million dollars. The property tax base to help fund public schools is thus very large.

Quoting school board member Ryan McElveen, the Guardian wrote, “Our staff often likes to say that Fairfax Public schools is the largest trailer dealer on the east coast. We own 820 trailers, more than any other entity on the entire east coast.”

Gov. Ralph Northam proposed to increase the education budget by approximately $270 million. Teachers objected to Northam’s proposed $750 million expenditure to lure Amazon to build its second HQ in Virginia, while classrooms were overcrowded, necessitating the use of trailers.

Read the Rest…

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From SD Wells…

Burn the scarecrow. All the POTUS-wanna-be Democrats are out in full force condemning Virginia Governor Ralph Northam for being a racist KKK supporter who should immediately step down from his pedestal in the name of racial equality. Although Northam is on the team of current Democrat-Socialist-Communist politicians that want to take over the United States and dismantle the Constitution while wiping out the entire middle class, the front-runners must make an example of this “traitor” while they have the chance. It’s called burning the scarecrow, only this time, the scarecrow is one of their own (but it doesn’t matter to them).

Most of the heavy-hitters who came out to “burn” SCOTUS Bret Kavanaugh and ruin his career, family, and life, are seemingly immensely offended by Northam’s medical college yearbook picture, where he stands with a friend, both dressed up in the most offensive costumes imaginable. First, Northam admitted being in the photo (either in the BlackFace costume or in the KKK hood and robe) but then, after speaking with his advisers, recanted the whole thing, including his apology (and mass media immediately deleted all of his admissions), saying he wasn’t even in the photo. Sorry, it’s too late for you now racist Ralph. Hey, and let’s all NOT forget that it was Northam who won his Governorship by telling everyone it was his opponent Gillespie who was the racist, when it was really actually Coon-Man himself!

The proverbial “cross” has been burned in the political “church yard,” and Northam is getting crucified on it. He’s finished in politics. Washed up. Done. He’s a racist freak, and all his psychopath cohorts want his “head on a stick” for getting caught.

Elizabeth Warren, the “compromised” Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Hillary Clinton, and even Planned Parenthood (who gave Northam millions for his campaign) are saying the racist images are “deeply disturbing,” all while they all LOVE the new law in New York allowing healthy new born babies to be exterminated as they’re exiting the womb.

Yet, still, these violent-loving “Demoncrats” claim hatred and discrimination “have no place in our country and must not be tolerated, especially from our leaders.” They certainly did NOT miss the assembly of freaks who celebrated the signing of the new infanticide law in New York. They all support the mass murder of children in the womb, but claim they’re against hatred and discrimination. WTF?

The ULTIMATE IRONY is now trending on Twitter: #HillaryBlackFace

Here comes the ultimate irony and the most blatant hypocrisy you may have ever seen in your life. Hillary Clinton dressed up with her scumbag husband and accused rapist, Bill “Slick Willy” for what looks like a costume party or Halloween affair, and Hillary wore the liberal-offending BlackFace that she’s now condemning soon-to-be-ex-Governor Ralph “BlackFace” Northam for wearing. Oops. Busted.

All these political hacks are “all in” for socialism, which means total tyranny and population reduction through the murder of babies; massive, intolerably high income tax; border elimination; total gun confiscation; and free, chronic-sick-care-medicine for all (which includes mass forced vaccinations).

Read the rest…

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Northam is an idiot who has even drawn the ire of his own party.

It would be interesting to interview all of those prominent Democrats NOW to see if they have changed their tunes.

Now that Northam is after guns, I bet they have.

No worries America.

All Northam really did was encourage Virginians to buy more guns and ammo.

Funny how that works.

Northam is a useful idiot of the right and doesn’t even know it. 🙂

Dean Garrison is Publisher of DC Clothesline and DC Dirty Laundry

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