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Governor Northam

Discussion in 'The Soapbox' started by Solar, Feb 3, 2019.

Should Governor Northam be forgiven, since the picture was taken 35 years ago?

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    [QUlOTE="hapearce1, post: 853625, member: 24158"]
    But that’s not who the “people” elected. Should the Democrat Party run one person, then after they’re elected put in whoever they want? Why bother having elections then?

    If you had selected a doctor to do surgery, and the hospital decided that you MUST have a different doctor because A- Pictures your doctor may or may not be in that was taken 35 years ago, and B- The doctor they want you to have is the right skin color.

    Maybe, at some point, I hope that sinks in.[/QUOTE]
    Generally agree. That's what's happening with Trump as well. People elected him President and now factions from the "intelligence community", Dems, and their cohorts in the news media are trying to overthrow the election with this Russia nonsense. Undermine a duly elected President at every turn.
    The Dems want him gone because it looks bad and therefore might harm other Dems politically. They also want to keep hammering Trump, without evidence, of being a racist. Hard to do that if you support a guy who once donned a minstrel or hood.
    There is some karma here though because it was Northam's campaign surrogates that pushed, without evidence, that his opponent Ed Gillespie was a racist. Northern never denounced the false ad.
    Now I'm hearing a Fox News commentator say the republicans should come to Northam's aid because of the endless witch hunts. Finally take a stand against it by defending Northam.
    I thought to myself that's an interesting take.:rolleyes:
    Now Republicans are going to defend a guy who might have been in black face and the Dems will denounce him? How long would it take for Dems/ news media talking heads to "pounce" on the Republicans for doing so and say " That's what Republicans do. They support racists"? About two seconds.
     
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    This isn’t George Allen and the “maraca” moment, where he let his true colors fly, and the people get a chance to decide.

    President Trump said it right, this should have been found during the election.

    But now, the people have spoken. If Northam resigns, then it will rightfully go to the next in line. If he doesn’t, he’s the Governor.

    What I don’t like is Mainstream Media choosing our leaders in a unelected way.
     
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      No not at all. It is a clear example of what the media decides to.pursue. That was the whole point.
       
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      Is there anybody fit to run the state of VA??

      Holy cow ... lol

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      I am!
      I am prepared to step in and take charge.
      I will restore the people's faith.
      I will unite us and make Virginia a shining example of greatness for all to see.

      As I prepare to take office, my team was in agreement to disclose that when I was in college, I did partake in a similar contest. There was no racial intent, nor should it be viewed as such. I'm confident that this will not be of any consequence.

      Oh, Crap :eek:

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      Well, at least part of the story was true ;)
       
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      The press conference last week was enough to tell everyone he's cracked.
      He's finished ...
       
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      In a move to distance themselves from Virginia, West Virginia is considering changing the name of the state to East Kentucky.
       
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      The longer this goes on, the more it looks like Northam will survive this, ESPECIALLY with the Lt Governor’s Ex Wife saying he beat her. He fell apart in his press confrère acting like it was a complete stranger, not acknowledging it was his Ex Wife, so he’s done. 3rd in line admitted to wearing Blackface, so he’s done.

      It looks Northam will survive.


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      VA here. AS a Democrat, my first thought was that he should resign. Barring that, I hope he can overcome this and prove his worth.
       
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      Partisan politics aside, it was 30+ years ago.

      Seriously, where’s the outrage against Robert Downey Jr in Tropic Thunder?

      Where’s the outrage against Sarah Silverman?

      I don’t think Northam deserved this.
       
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      The other two are entertainers. Northam represents the commonwealth of Virginia and their residents. A leadership position.
       
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      That might be arguable.
       
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      Northam is a racist. The MAGA hat proves it!
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      Current List of people in blackface.

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      Wrong, Northam was a kid in school when that picture was taken, NOT the leader of Virginia.
       
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      25 years old is younger but not a kid in a school.
       
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      Don't forget Eddie Murphy wearing whiteface in SNL's parody of John Howard Griffin's book. In my opinion one of SNL's best sketches.

       
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      I thought of Eddie Murphy as well. For this skit & on the flip side .. his stuff as James Brown & Mr Robinson's neighborhood.
      Same thing goes for Dave Chapelle ...

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      Comedy is dead!
       
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