A picture of Annapolis, MD taken on May 7, 2016, by Resurgent writer Gabriella Hoffman.
Democrat Governor of Virginia: The infant would be kept comfortable [during post-birth abortion] and I may have worn blackface or a KKK hood in my medical school yearbook.
Democrat Maryland House of Delegates member: Hold my crab cakes. Prince George’s County is a n***** district.
It appears Mid-Atlantic region and their politicians, especially Democrat lawmakers, can’t catch a break with racist revelations plaguing their state parties in Virginia. Now, all eyes are on Maryland.
Earlier this month, Governor Ralph Northam (D-VA) and Attorney General Mark Herring both admitted to wearing blackface in medical school and University of Virginia, respectively. Our governor then pledged to “right his wrongs” with an apology tour, but was disinvited from Virginia Union University. Many view Northam’s efforts as disingenuous, and they aren’t wrong.
We may see the resignation of Delegate Lisanti take hold because Maryland Democrats boast supermajorities in the General Assembly, so the removal of one Democrat does little to alter the balance of power. In contrast, Virginia Democrats have gone silent on their calls for resignations of the Commonwealth’s top three lawmakers because they realize all three bowing out would result in a Republican taking over.
Both Virginia and Maryland have storied, sensitive pasts with racism. It’s unconscionable to see Republicans embrace it, but they rightly bow out immediately. However, Democrats eschew addressing racism inset in their state parties and removing it from their ranks. Why the double standard?
There’s something in the water in the Mid-Atlantic and Democrats must clean house, or be replaced by Republicans—especially here in Virginia.