No. Seriously. Is there a single politician in Virginia who hasn’t either been accused of sexual misconduct or worse yet (judging by the response of Virginia Democrats), had their picture taken while in “blackface”?
By now, we’re all caught up on the trials and travails of current
Democrat governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam.
For the past several weeks, Northam has battled back against
calls from his own party to abandon his newly secured seat, due to some very
uncomfortable images that have emerged, by way of his med school yearbook.
In those photos and on Northam’s page is an image of two men, side by side. One is in a KKK robe and hood, while the other is in what is considered racially offensive “blackface.”
Northam did himself no favors in a press conference last
Before the press and the world, the man said he would not resign, as he was being called to do. He claimed the picture was not of him (a day after apologizing for it), but that doesn’t mean he didn’t wear blackface.
In fact, as he pointed out, there was that one time he put a
little shoe polish on his face to imitate Michael Jackson…
It’s been an ugly scene, with Democrats quickly looking to
who would replace him: Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax.
Yeah. About that…
As the Northam controversy still rages, Fairfax has been hit
with an accusation of rape, from a woman claiming the incident occurred while
Fairfax was still a campaign staffer.
Vanessa Tyson, a professor, says the attack happened at the
2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.
Said Tyson, in a Facebook post:
“Imagine you were sexually assaulted during the DNC convention in Boston in 2004 by a campaign staffer,” she reportedly wrote in her post. “You spend the next 13 years trying to forget it ever happened. Until one day you find out he’s the Democratic candidate for statewide office in a state 3,000 miles away, and he wins that election in November 2017. Then by strange, horrible luck, it seems increasingly likely that he’ll get a VERY BIG promotion.”
Fairfax, of course, denies the allegations and claims it was
a consensual relationship.
Will the Democrats celebrate her “bravery” the same way they
celebrated Christine Blasey Ford?
Don’t count on it. They’re actually calling for “restraint”
and waiting to hear all the facts.
What happened to “believe the victim”?
We’ll let them sort through that bit of hypocrisy.
So who is next in line, should pushing for a Fairfax
governorship become untenable?
That would be Virginia’s Attorney General Mark Herring.
And now we’re entering parody territory.
The Associated Press is breaking this news today:
Attorney General Mark Herring issued a statement Wednesday saying he wore brown makeup and a wig in 1980 to look like a black rapper during a party as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia.
Herring is one of those who has been vocal in calling for Northam’s resignation – for the blackface photo, that is.
This is all on the Democrat voters of Virginia.
I’m going to point out here that of these three men, each is
as rabidly pro-abortion-to-the-point-of-infanticide as the last, so it’s not
like there were any good choices for them.
I guess we should give Herring points for ‘fessing up,
before those images emerged some other way. He likely suspected that was where
this was going, anyway.