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Dem. Rep. Green: VA Blackface Controversy Shows Why Trump Should Be Impeached

Dem. Rep. Green: VA Blackface Controversy Shows Why Trump Should Be Impeached

Rep. Al Green is taking the “never let a crisis go to waste” approach with his latest attempt to force the president out of office.

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The blackface scandals involving Virginia’s Democratic Governor and Attorney General have prompted Rep. Al Green (D-TX) to renew his calls for the impeachment of President Trump.

The Hill reports:

Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) said the refusal of both Virginia’s governor, Ralph Northam (D), and the state’s attorney general, Mark Herring (D), to resign after admissions of wearing blackface in the past “is but a symptom of a greater syndrome that currently plagues our country as a result of not acting on President Trump’s bigotry.”

Green argued that the pair has been emboldened “to a great extent because the Trump presidency has sent a message that you can be immune to the consequences of bigotry, by daring those with the authority and power to constitutionally remove you from office.”

Say what?

Virginia Democratic party candidates swept into office in a blaze of glory in 2017 because of their anti-Trump views. That election, we were told, was a sound repudiation of the president himself and his policies.

So what does Trump’s alleged bigotry have to do with the fallout from the admissions by Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring that they did racisty things back when they were in college?

Nothing. And here’s why:

Northam, for starters, took back his admission just a day after he apologized for it – even though he revealed he did a Michael Jackson blackface one time back in the day, but that was supposedly harmless and not at all like the clearly racist photographs revealed on his yearbook pages. He even floated the possibility of using facial recognition technology to show it wasn’t him in those awful yearbook photos.

Even though he’s gotten calls from high profile Democrats to resign, he’s fighting back by saying I have nothing to resign for and I’m going to prove it.

As for Herring, he admitted a few days after Northam’s bizarre presser than he once wore blackface as rapper Kurtis Blow for a college party. Herring has not ruled out resigning, saying, “Honest conversations and discussions will make it clear whether I can or should continue to serve as attorney general.”

In both situations, these men were elected without voters knowing of the racial baggage that has been revealed about the two of them in the last week. Had their pasts been deeply investigated (hint hint, media), Virginia voters would likely have rejected them.

In Trump’s case, not only is he not admitting to any bigotry he’s alleged to have engaged in as president or prior-to, but all of his pre-presidential dirty laundry was aired out by a press hungry to get Hillary Clinton into office. Unlike with Northam and Herring, Trump voters knew what they were getting in voting for him.

And if a president’s impeachment is going to be based on policy stances perceived as racist, then every Republican president we have from here on out will be subjected to such proceedings – because to Democrats, racism is the primary motivation for nearly every position a Republican takes on any given issue.

So why does Green believe the Virginia scandals and the allegations of bigotry against Trump are remotely comparable?

Answer: He doesn’t, and he revealed it in his very next sentence. Again, via The Hill:

“We no longer stare bigotry down; bigotry now stares us down,” Green said in a statement, released late Thursday night. “Further, an argument that Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring should resign will subject us to accusations of political hypocrisy if we refuse to take on a bigoted president.”

In other words: If Northam and Herring must be sacrificed by Democrats, then Trump must be sacrificed by Republicans.

Watch Green vow to make his third attempt at impeaching Trump in the clip below:

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —

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Wow, the Houston area sure does send some fucking morons to Congress.

We seem to be hurrying to Africanize this country. Zimbabwe should not be a goal. People who were never slaves have no absolute authority on any topic. Well, except math and physics.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Anchovy. | February 8, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    People who excel in math and physics need about a 160 IQ, Green is probably half that.

      You’re being way to generous!

      He is room temp at best.

      A person with a 160 IQ is an extraordinary genius. What you’re describing is probably 130+

        JusticeDelivered in reply to Paul. | February 9, 2019 at 11:22 am

        Due to low IQ peoples criticism of IQ scores there has been an effort to salve low IQ feelings. For example, for decades Einstein’s published IQ was 205, and Hawking’s was considered to be close to that, now they are trying to tell us their IQ was 160. Basically they are rescaling IQ scores so that the spread does not look as large. Now we have politically correct IQ scores.

        How does politically correct IQ actually help anything?

        American blacks average IQ is one standard deviation below whites, Jews about one standard deviation above whites. That difference is staggering. Evolution did truly leave original original humans far behind, where African IQs being in the 60’s, 70s, and low 80’s. That is why Africa is a shit hole, and the same is true for our inner cities.

Rep. Al Green (D, Neanderthal-stan)

JusticeDelivered | February 8, 2019 at 7:42 pm

Lets be clear, Rep Al Green is a racist who should be ousted from office.

Some moron had a letter published in the San Diego Union-Tribune alleging that DJT says racist things every day. And the weird thing is, the newsies published the letter, instead of laughing and throwing it aside.

Comanche Voter | February 8, 2019 at 7:48 pm

Is there anything Trump can’t do? I mean he didn’t become President until 2016, but he let Northam know that it was okay to post that picture in a 1984 med school yearbook?

I’m beginning to be convinced that Al Green’s mother raised at least one idiot.

The Friendly Grizzly | February 8, 2019 at 7:49 pm

No. The black face “thing” says everyone, left and right, are clutching their pearls over NOTHING.

The man suffers from cognitive dissonance.

Besides, Al Green was a singer and now a reverend.

theduchessofkitty | February 8, 2019 at 8:15 pm

You want to impeach Trump because of what YOUR PEOPLE have done?!?!?

Here’s the test: find me PICTURES of Trump in blackface… or it NEVER HAPPENED!!!

There!

    The left’s useful idiots are tasked with saying moronic, outrageous things. Their handlers are in the hopes that the public becomes desensitized to the outrageous remarks, and come to accept the lesser outrages.

    Exactly why murder of live human babies is the joy of the left: it densitizes their street thugs and young people into becoming murderers of political opponents.

    He doesn’t claim Trump is responsible for what Northam did. He claims the failure to impeach Trump emboldens other wrongdoers to refuse to resign.

Reminds me of Mayor Dinkins in NYC who demanded further gun control after a Utah youth was stabbed to death in a New York subway. Tossing more fuel on the fire to keep it lit.

The only syndrome plaguing the country, as Al puts it, is Trump Derangement Syndrome

Shouldn’t Al Green be abusing one of his female staffers?

but that was supposedly harmless and not at all like the clearly racist photographs revealed on his yearbook pages.

And then there’s the view of adults with functional cognitive faculties.

Sporting blackface costume is no more “racism” than a guy saying “Hiya, Toots!” to a woman is rape. Bad taste, maybe; but that’s about it. The concept of racism, like that of sexual assault, is cheapened to the point of uselessness by such childish hysteria.

    DaveGinOly in reply to tom_swift. | February 9, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    I don’t believe I’ve seen any commentary on the context of the blackface photo. It wasn’t just a white man in blackface, it depicted a white man in blackface and another person in KKK robes and hood having a beer together. In its entirety, it should be obvious this was not in any way “racist,” rather it was a joke or a commentary/statement about race relations. Now, exactly what they were trying to put across, I can’t say, but I think it’s pretty plain that whatever the message or joke there was nothing racist about it. They probably just thought a photo of a black man and a Klansman having a beer together would be funny. In order to make the statement/joke, they needed a black man and someone dressed as a Klansman. Having no actual black man to pose for the photo, a white student was made up in blackface. “Racism” need not be invoked to explain the photo.

Morning Sunshine | February 8, 2019 at 11:11 pm

help me understand. I was a kid in the 80s, and I remember a lot of people darkening faces for plays or Halloween to represent an African-American: Mr T was quite popular, Harriet Tubman, Michael Jackson (of course). I do not believe it was done to demean or otherwise show racism, but rather to better pretend to be that person – like little girls put their hair in 2 huge buns on the side of their head for Princess Leia. Is there a difference? Was it bad then and I was too young to know? I get the blackface minstrel show character being racist, but not dressing up as a specific person.

    I get the blackface minstrel show character being racist, but not dressing up as a specific person.

    This makes zero sense.

    Maybe if all representations of blacks are verboten, it would be understandable, but arbitrary blanket prohibitions of that sort are pretty rare outside Muslim territory.

    I graduated HS in 1973 and the only skin darkening I ever saw was camouflage- and camouflage isn’t blackface.

    Maybe suburban NJ had far different standards of behavior than where you lived, but it just wasn’t done.

    The minstrel shows in their day weren’t racist. They were not motivated by hatred or disdain for black people, many of the players were black and obviously neither hated nor disdained their own kind, and often the black characters were portrayed as better than the white ones. Stepin Fetchit was a star. He wasn’t hated or demeaned, people loved him; and his character was always getting the better of his interactions with the white characters.

DouglasJBender | February 8, 2019 at 11:24 pm

It’s racist and white supremacist for Whites to remind Blacks that they’re black!!

Neanderthal in a suit states incomprehensible gibberish.

Media reports, yea, whatever.

Demoncrats are racist, bigot, misogynists so it’s Trumps fault!

That has to be Jimmy Kimel in blackface! No real black man would say something that stupid!

There does seem to be an awful lot of Democrats who keep getting caught up in these racist/rapist accusations eh?

One might be led to believe that it is in fact the Democrats who have been waging wars against blacks and women all these years.

Lucky the sharp as a tack media is right there to ensure these stories never see the light of day.

Just a bit of information I was pretty sure of but just double checked- Neanderthal bloodlines are found mostly in NON-Africans. Like those of us with European ancestry.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to gospace. | February 9, 2019 at 10:03 am

    You are right, I either forgot about or missed this. That is interesting.

    Arminius in reply to gospace. | February 9, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    On the other hand Africans have archaic (i.e. extinct) non-Neanderthal DNA in their DNA. Scientists just can’t identify it because the conditions in sub-Saharan Africa are hostile to preserving fossils. We know the archaic DNA in Europeans and Asians is Neanderthal because the conditions there is more amenable to preserving fossils. Hell, whole mammoths complete with hair have been excavated in Siberia. So the ancient human remains they’ve found have been so well preserved we’ve been able to extract DNA from them. The odds of doing that in sub-Saharan Africa is basically nil.

    Anonamom in reply to gospace. | February 9, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    You beat me to it. 🙂

    “Who We Are and How We Got Here” by Reich is a very good read on ancient genetics.

Huh???!!!

Huh???!!!

Such a dim bulb, sad.

Did he address the Lt. Governor’s problem as well? Or is he just concerned about the others? They did stupid stuff, but the Lt. Governor is accused of serious crimes.

This idiot just demonstrated why Trump must not be impeached. Democrats have been out-and-out racists for decades. The entire Congressional Black Caucus has been elected on one single sales pitch. They go to black majority districts and say, “If you don’t vote for me you’re a race traitor.” Senator Robert Byrd, D-KKK Grand Kleagle, was Senator for life from West Virginia. And when he died in 2010 Democrats couldn’t praise the originator of the term “White Ni***r” highly enough.

And Trump wasn’t even President in all the decades Democrats have been rank racists! A man who is so adept at that kind of wizardry is just too powerful to be impeached.

    Milhouse in reply to Arminius. | February 10, 2019 at 4:09 am

    Kleagles were relatively low-level officers who were employed to recruit new members in return for a commission on their membership fees. “Grand Kleagle” is a bit of an oxymoron. Byrd started out as a mere Kleagle, but was soon promoted to Exalted Cyclops.

Some nitwit Democrat goes to a party in blackface 30 years ago and its Donald Trump’s fault?

Oh what the heck, its worth a shot…

Green looks like a Street Groid with constipation.

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