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Virginia Democrats say they are “honored” that Gov. Ralph Northam is speaking at their virtual state convention that runs from June 19 through June 21.
Given allegations of systemic racism sweeping the country, this is a massive turnaround because back in February 2019, the Dems were demanding that their fellow Democrat step down after a yearbook photo emerged that allegedly showed him either in blackface or wearing a Klan robe.
After a flurry of coverage, the mainstream media ultimately dropped the scandal because it didn’t comport with its agenda.
As an aside, the late New York City talk show host Bob Grant, who pioneered conservative radio before it was cool and before syndication was a thing, often opined that when it comes to matters of race, liberal are the ultimate hypocrites.
— Virginia Democrats (@vademocrats) June 18, 2020
Full statement demanding that Governor Northam resign immediately. pic.twitter.com/XEf0H6HvOf
— Virginia Democrats (@vademocrats) February 2, 2019
Northam apologized for the offensive imagery, but later backtracked and claimed neither photo was him. Northam somehow acquired the nickname “coonman” while in college and also admitted to wearing blackface on several other occasions.
Northam held on to his job somehow, and – presumably as part of a backroom deal with party power-brokers with that in mind – has been busily rubber-stamping the far-left’s agenda in the state legislature, including doing away with voter ID. In November 2019, Democrats took control of both houses of the state legislature for the first time in 20 years.
Included among the Democrat speakers are Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax (accused of sexual harassment) and state Attorney General Mark Herring (who admitted to wearing blackface in college). At one point, a scenario existed that all three were going to be forced to step down.
A Republican, House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox would have then become governor in order of succession under the state constitution however, and the Democrats had no intention of letting that happen.
Sleepy Joe Biden, among other liberal politicians, is also scheduled to deliver (or in his case, try to deliver) an address at the online event.
Northam’s “honorable” speaking engagement did not escape the notice of the Virginia GOP along with many individual Twitter users.
— Virginia GOP (@VA_GOP) June 18, 2020
Will the event be formal – i.e., black and white attire? pic.twitter.com/DI2wUXPsDx
— Howard Beale’s hate child (@BealeHateChild) June 18, 2020
You called for his resignation. Amazing hypocrites.
— Padraic Buckley (@PJ_Buckley) June 18, 2020
So did Douglas Wilder, Terry McAuliffe, Tim Kaine, Mark Warner, Bobby Scott, Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, Donald McEachin, Abigail Spanberger, Attorney General Mark Herring and Lt. Gov Justin Faifax. Many took cash from Northam’s political action committee. Hypocrites!
— Caulifloweryum (@caulifloweryum) June 18, 2020
Have we figured out if he is the one in blackface or the one in the klan hood?
— Ohno Thankyou (@ohno_thankyou) June 18, 2020
So when you said that you demand that he resign immediately, you were just kidding?
— Bob Mann (@BobMann2001) June 18, 2020
Will he be in blackface?
Will he be announcing the resignation the party called for last year?
— Herb the Holmes Fan (@RPG_Herb) June 18, 2020
Same. They definitely didn’t disappoint. It’s cute that they think everyone has forgotten about this. No one with a brain really believes the “actually, it wasn’t me in the picture” line he has tried to sell Virginians.
— Holly Thornton (@beachmamax2) June 18, 2020
Don’t you think this hurts your credibility just a tad?
— Just a Dog (@justadog703) June 18, 2020
That was last year. People are much less sensitive about racial issues today.
— Timothy J (@Mister_Irony) June 18, 2020
everything they say is a lie. zero morals. zero shame.
blatant hypocrites that just dont care as long as it serves them
— James (@jsnino2003) June 18, 2020
I mean just so we’re all clear here: everything from college mascots to syrup logos are being cancelled because Black Lives Matter and the @vademocrats are honored to welcome a guy who made a hobby out of wearing blackface, and our media is *DEAD* silent on it. https://t.co/Jz0dsvHqHo
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) June 18, 2020
Wait, this is the guy you called on to resign, right? Or is that a different governor? https://t.co/o6iY3Mhyco
— Garren Shipley (@GarrenShipley) June 18, 2020
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