Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Beyond Parody: VA's Blackface-Wearing Gov Is Going To Retool Agenda To Highlight Race And Equality

What’s happening in Virginia is beyond parody. It’s a total mess. Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, and state Attorney General Mark Herring, all Democrats, are all engulfed in scandal. Fairfax is facing two sexual assault allegations. Herring and Northam have admitted to wearing blackface. This all began last Friday when Northam’s 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook page featured a photo with two people in racist costumes. One is wearing blackface while the other is dressed as a Klansman. Northam had apologized to being in the photo, but then retracted it 24 hours later, saying that wasn’t him, but admitted to wearing blackface as part of a dance competition; he dressed as Michael Jackson. Herring called for him to resign, along with virtually the entire Democratic Party. And then, Herring admitted to wearing blackface and dressing like a rapper in college. The entire governing leadership is aflame. The entire Virginia Democratic Party has collapsed within the span of a week.

And is Northam leaving? Oh, hell no. He challenged his inner-Jordan Belfort and said he ain’t going nowhere, though even liberal polls show by a two-to-one margin that Virginia voters want him gone (via Associated Press):

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