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VA DEM Gov. Ralph Northam quickly moves from infanticide scandal to blackface/KKK yearbook mess

VA DEM Gov. Ralph Northam quickly moves from infanticide scandal to blackface/KKK yearbook mess

Conservatives “pounce” and “seize” and “backlash”

When Virginia legislator Kathy Tran explained on video that the “reproductive” rights bill being pushed by Virginia Democrats allowed for abortion on demand even during labor to protect the mental health of the mother, conservatives “pounced” and “seized” on it, in liberal media parlance.

Not Democrat Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. He pulled a “hold my beer” move and in an interview defended post-birth abortion. If a child were delivered, according to Northam, the child would be kept comfortable while mother and medical staff talked about its fate.

Seriously. That’s murder you lunatic, but since it’s couched in the language of “reproductive freedom,” it became a Democrat “choice.”

Conservatives also “pounced” and “seized” on Northam’s comments and he faced a “backlash” (in liberal media parlance).

Don’t worry about Northam’s post-birth abortion scandal. It’s been replaced by a “blackface/kkk” mess when Northam’s medical school yearbook was uncovered. Mind you, high school yearbooks are in play, according to the Democrats and media types who attacked Brett Kavanaugh for drinking jokes.

Partrick Howley at Big League Politics was the first to report:

Virginia Democrat governor Ralph Northam posed for a blackface photograph.

Big League Politics has obtained photos from Northam’s time at the Eastern Virginia Medical School, from which he graduated in 1984.

Northam and a friend were photographed together — one in blackface, one in Klan robes.

Northam’s quote: “There are more old drunks than old doctors in this world so I think I’ll have another beer.”

https://bigleaguepolitics.com/yearbook-ralph-northam-in-blackface-photo/

The finding was confirmed by numerous outlets, including the Virginian-Pilot:

https://twitter.com/virginianpilot/status/1091444446183477248

 

A photo from Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook shows two men, one in blackface and one in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood, on the same page as the future governor.

The photo, which The Virginian-Pilot obtained a copy of Friday from the Eastern Virginia Medical School library, comes from the 1984 yearbook, the year Northam graduated.

On the half-page set aside for Northam, there is a headshot of him in a jacket and tie, a photo of him in a cowboy hat and boots and a third of him sitting casually on the ground, leaning against a convertible.

The fourth photo on the half-page has two people, one wearing white Ku Klux Klan robes and a hood, the other with his face painted black. The person with the black face is also wearing a white hat, black jacket, white shirt with a bow tie and plaid pants. Both are holding canned drinks.

It’s unclear who the people in costume are.

Under the photo of the men in blackface and the Klan hood are listed Northam’s alma mater, Virginia Military Institute, and his interest: “Pediatrics.” His quote is listed as “There are more old drunks than old doctors in this world so I think I’ll have another beer.”

The story sparked a mad dash to the library, as others confirmed the finding, including The Federalist:

And The Daily Caller:

The reactions are glorious:

https://twitter.com/CharlesFLehman/status/1091446233586118657

https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1091453680069550080

IF NORTHAM WERE A REPUBLICAN we know he would be out of office by now:

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE

https://twitter.com/ComfortablySmug/status/1091459037949018112

EVEN LIBERALS ARE DUMPING ON HIM

BIG QUESTION how was this not found when Northam was running for Governor?

UPDATES:

He’s Sorry (he got caught). Only for a Dem is saying you’re sorry enough.

He’s not resigning.

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Comments

Slight correction, Prof.

The yearbook was not from HS. It was from his med school days.

    GeorgeCrosley in reply to Ragspierre. | February 1, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Right. Eastern Virginia Medical School isn’t exactly Harvard, but it’s just mean to call it “high school.”

      Massinsanity in reply to GeorgeCrosley. | February 1, 2019 at 8:20 pm

      Depends which schools at Harvard one is referring to.

      You know what we call the Kennedy School of Government around here… Camelot High.

      MajorWood in reply to GeorgeCrosley. | February 2, 2019 at 8:21 pm

      EVMS sure disavowed the Governor quickly. It isn’t like that picture hasn’t been in the school library for the last 34 years, and was just noticed today.

DINORightMarie | February 1, 2019 at 6:08 pm

(….it’s actually a photo from his Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook……)

I wonder – is this a “squirrel” moment or a way to discredit and destroy the “white male” so that we will all must “move along” and not pay attention to he infanticide-pushing-pediatrician who just happens to be governor of Virginia…… The left don’t usually eat their own, but it has already been noted this late-term abortion/infanticide fiasco (I personally say honest exposure of who they REALLY ARE, myself) has “helped Trump.” So, it is all about getting this out of the minds of people ASAP, I believe.

Time will tell.

The problem with trying to be totally PC and left-wing is that there is always someone who will decide you’re not PC enough. Trump has a better plan, just telling the PC police to go to hell.

Northam’s photos from his yearbook are from back when blackface and Klan robes weren’t the anathema that they are now. But in the Kavanaugh hearings, the Dems decided that the drinking habits and fart jokes of a 17-year-old are relevant, so the blackface and Klan robes of a medical student are even more relevant.

    There is a significant difference between a HS kid and a 25yr-old about to graduate medical student. You would hope that a 25yr old in 1984 would know better, but then, we see people now doing stupid things.

    I knew better as a college student in the 70’s not to do things like this, but, my parents were conservative and taught me about what is proper and what is not.

    Connivin Caniff in reply to OldProf2. | February 2, 2019 at 9:57 am

    “Northam’s photos from his yearbook are from back when blackface and Klan robes weren’t the anathema that they are now.” Baloney. In 1984 this conduct was as disgusting as it would be today. He was an arrogant, privileged racist bully. And as a neurologist, he will have to admit his brain was just about fully formed at age 25 – so he still is the worst type of hypocritical, projecting racist.

I’d put money that he’s the Klansman, given full support to Margaret Sanger’s Negro Project. Sanger was full-bore for getting rid of blacks, including infanticide which her legacy, Planned Parenthood, proudly supports to this day.

https://www.nyu.edu/projects/sanger/articles/bc_or_race_control.php

I assume in the next few days he’ll admit whether he’s on the right (side of the picture) or the left.

And how is it that Ed Gillespie’s team didn’t come across this in the recent campaign?

    fscarn in reply to fscarn. | February 1, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    His so-called apology (“sorry I got caught”) doesn’t clarify; is he the minstrel or the Klansman?

    And who’s the other guy? The woke crowd will be getting him attention in short order.

    Yep. The #1 cause of death for blacks in this country is abortion/infanticide. The Planned Infanticide factories are intentionally concentrate in or near black/hispanic neighborhoods. And now, Gosnell standards and practices are the law in NY.

    I wonder if the states planning on adopting NY’s new law will now reconsider. The rollout has been received about as well as Fauxcahontas’ DNA lab tests.

There’s been another update.

Apparently one of his listed ‘nicknames’ in the yearbook was Coonman.

I’ve been saying this for years. THIS IS THE REASON why so many Hollywood celebrities and Democrats scream about the Republicans being populated evil racists.

Because so many of their Democrat colleagues are ACTUAL racists. So in order to excuse their behavior, they have to make Republicans even worse.

Republicans HAVE to hate women. They HAVE to be racist. They HAVE to be evil misogynists that want to turn every woman into a sex slave.

Because if they AREN’T any of those things, they just might have to admit how disgusting a lot of their so-called leaders are.

And they will never do that.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Olinser. | February 1, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    CORRECT!

    The Communist, Leftist, Progressives, Democrats are
    ALWAYS Projecting exactly what they are
    onto innocent victims they hate.

    DDsModernLife in reply to Olinser. | February 1, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Leftist: “Minorities have to be helped through Affirmative Action. They can’t make it on their own.”

    Conservative: “Yes they can; minorities are as intelligent and articulate as anyone else. A ‘minority’ only means there are fewer of them.”

    Leftist: “You’re a racist.”

    Connivin Caniff in reply to Olinser. | February 2, 2019 at 9:50 am

    For D’Rats, the Byrd is the word.

Brings back fond memories of my old Corvette days. I recently acquired another one as winter project. If the horrible cold ever lets up I might be able to get started on it.

The shameless governor needs to step down, IMMEDIATELY. God only knows what he may have done to children over the past 35 years.

    fscarn in reply to Valerie. | February 1, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    “Governor, when the fatal decision is made and the child is removed from your intermediate kept-comfortable stage, what method will be used, lethal injection, hanging, being shot at dawn, strangulation?”

DINORightMarie | February 1, 2019 at 6:43 pm

To answer that “BIG question” —–> see my comment from yesterday about the limp, weak Republican Party in VA .

Gillespie could have won if he had even tried to win. If the Rep Party had wholeheartedly pulled out all the stops for him – or, even better: nominated a REAL, SOLID Conservative Republican – the Republicans could have beaten this hypocritical, murder-supporting buffoon.

I must say, it is almost schadenfreude-alicious to see the left eat one of their own. But I doubt this will get him out of office before he further destroys the commonwealth of VA. (And our lt. gov. is as bad, so we are screwed here in VA, no matter what!)

Here is a funny video about liberals from Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0wS90-SJG8

Colonel Travis | February 1, 2019 at 6:44 pm

Florida Sec. of State – hounded out of office for this exact same thing.

Wagons will circle this (D) clown and nothing will happen.

Ah, Democrats. The principled ones….

    DINORightMarie in reply to Colonel Travis. | February 2, 2019 at 1:23 am

    He announced he is giving a press conference tomorrow morning, after meeting with the Dems in the VA Legislature.

    The scuttlebutt is he will resign.

JusticeDelivered | February 1, 2019 at 6:47 pm

Boys and young meen do all sorts of things that they would not do later in life. For that reason, in the absence of more recent evidence, I would not want to make a big deal about stuff like black face or a klan outfit.

REPUBLICANS POUNCE!

This is really repugnant when you think about the most effective campaign ad the Northam team ran showing a Gillespie supporter in a car with “don’t tread on me” license plates running over children of color.

This guy is a two time loser two days in a row.

It would be nice if the left could take this a learning moment to realize that as teens we all made mistakes and should not be punished for the rest of our lives for it. What I saw in the Kavanaugh hearings was one of the worst spectacles I have ever seen. Let’s not make the same mistake again here.

    Ghost Rider in reply to inspectorudy. | February 1, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    He was 24 or 25 when the picture was taken, hardly a teenage mistake.

      inspectorudy in reply to Ghost Rider. | February 1, 2019 at 9:45 pm

      You are correct but he was a student in a medical school under a lot of stress as a student and blowing off steam at a party is pretty normal stuff, At least it was for me in my college days. Did I do things in college that make me cringe today? Hell yes! Should I have to pay for those stupid moments the rest of my life? Now they have Joe Biden on tape resisting integration in the 70″s. Are you so pure that you could take this life long exam?

        It’s not a matter of purity. It’s a matter of standards. The Dims have moved the standards to much lower than this for Republicans so why should we let them off the hook because we don’t agree with what they do. That is why they win so often.

Northam would have made Robert ”Sheets“ C Byrd a very happy man. Byrd would have probably put him into a high leadership position.

How much of his newfound outreach & healing will be done on the dime of the Virginia taxpayer now that it’s damage control for the Governor time?

I can’t help wondering if the dems were allowed to win some stuff in order to let them self-immolate, to make 2020 easier.

2018 was the last election in which Rebublicans were blocked from challenging election fraud.

I wonder if the individual in the stylish blackface garb is wearing the complete costume, down to the loose shoes.

Meh. I wouldn’t be surprised if Northam surged in popularity with Virginia voters. Recall how William Jefferson Clinton only seemed to strengthen every time credible charges of sexual misconduct surfaced against him?

Personally I am less concerned with Notham’ s actions than with those who voted him into power. Let’s face it: with his race-baiting campaign and genocidal view of the unborn Northam is a very generic, even bland Democrat. Who are the voters who swallow this evil election after election?

I would predict that Northam might become a legitimate contender for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination, except that the MSM/DNC axis will not permit Democrats to nominate a white male.

Look, I know it looks bad now, but at the time I was very happy that Senator Robert Byrd posed with me for that photo- Ralph N.

Baby Elephant | February 1, 2019 at 7:48 pm

There is now video out of him refusing to shake hands with his black opponent in the last election.

https://bigleaguepolitics.com/watch-ralph-northam-refuses-to-shake-his-black-opponents-hand/

Colonel Travis | February 1, 2019 at 7:51 pm

Northam faces mounting calls to resign over KKK, blackface photo
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/428146-top-dem-super-pac-chief-activist-group-call-on-northam-to-resign

Democratic cannibalism.
So delicious.
Can we have some more napkins, please?
Sorry, and also some more sauce.
Thank you.

This is the Democrat “Todd Aiken” moment. Doesn’t matter if he apologizes, he has to resign in shame and become the face of the new Democrat party. Democrats must live by their own rules.

I would put money that this is an inside job. Democrats know he is a blue dog at heart and may have second thoughts on the abortion bill. Meanwhile, the Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is a progressive of the Bernie/AOC persuasion. He could never win election on his own, even in his namesake of Fairfax. But they know they can avoid the veto on socialist legislation with Northam out of the way.

He’ll be gone by morning, if not before.

The Dems are piling on like I’ve never seen before with one of their own.

Besides…what better way to advance their anti-white agenda than by forcing him out, making his black Lt. Governor their new object of affection.

IMO, this hit piece came from the Dems themselves because Northam let the cat out of the bag about their intentions for killing the unborn newborn

Humphrey's Executor | February 1, 2019 at 9:19 pm

As recently as 2010 Sen Robert Byrd (D. WV) was beloved by his party. When he died, Nancy Pelosi said: “While some simply bore witness to history, Senator Byrd shaped it and strove to build a brighter future for us all.” Yet he had worn the KKK get-up as a MEMBER of that group and he participated in the filibuster of the the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Less than 10 years later, now, you can be pilloried for just because you wore blackface or a KKK costume as a joke 35 years ago. I don’t care what party he is, this is ridiculous.

All the infamous racists in American history that ever achieved a position of prominence did so via the Democrat Party

Only a moral imbecile would consider blackface to be worse than infanticide.

There’s your “progressivism” in a nutshell.

    jlronning in reply to Toad-O. | February 2, 2019 at 9:53 am

    So true – the far greater scandal is what he said a couple of days ago, he’s not apologizing for that, and that says as much about the public (at least the left part of it) as it does about him.

You know, the more I think about this, the more I think that this was a Democrat hit job.

There is no way people were surprised by this. It’s not like it was somebody suddenly coming forward with new information that was hidden. It was a freaking yearbook.

And now suddenly nobody is talking about this hack’s ludicrous defense of killing babies.

He was dragging down the movement.

This gives Democrats an excuse to get rid of him without ever having to discuss abortion.

“Planned Parenthood Calls for Northam to Resign”

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/virginia/articles/2019-02-01/the-latest-naacp-calls-on-northam-to-resign

The Governor has serious problems when Planned Parenthood calls for his resignation. Northam, while a strong support supporter of Planned Parenthood, has a Lt Governor Jason Fairfax, that Planned Parenthood apparently believes to be a suitable replacement.

Yes – the timing of all this is a bit too convenient but amazing how this comes to pass after an election for this democrat. Much like the Trump Access Hollywood tape, it was stored and released at this point for some reason. I want to know more about the background investigative work. If that fails I will claim collusion and demand a new election!

    MajorWood in reply to Mr. Sammler. | February 2, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    They did the same thing to Kitzhaber in Oregon. There was a scxandal about his girl-friend taking money for favors which they suppressed lest he have to withdraw, then after the election demand a resignation, which means the secretary of state becomes the new gov, whereas if he had been forced to withdraw it would have been an R win. And of course, they dicked around with the investigation till the limitations kicked it out.

It seems that most democrats are either, communists, child molestors, patrons of pedophiles and sexual abusers, incompetent, traitors, betrayors of their oathes of office, or just outright criminals. They also seem to have a lot of KKK in their DNA.

On the other hand, most GOPe elected officials are either boehners, ryans, mcconnells, bushes, bloombergs, flakes, mccains, corkers or romneys who enable and sell-out to the former.

Don’t konw which group is the more dispicable.

No, it was all innocuous.
Northram had just got off his shift at the coal mine and just could not turn down a photo op with Robert Bryd.

CaliforniaJimbo | February 2, 2019 at 8:50 am

We need a trifecta. a #metoo claim maybe? There is still time for more to come out.

My guess is Northam is in the Klan outfit. Klan is worss than blackface and subject to probing follow up questions like:

Where did you get klan outfit?
Were you a klan member?
Did the klan outfit come from your father’s closet?
Was your father a klan member?

He won’t say he is klan or blackface which means he is the Klansman

I just got this from VCDL.

Governor Northam has apologized for wearing a racist costume in a photo that he chose to include in a yearbook back in 1994, while in medical college.

If Northam is truly apologetic for that photo, he also needs to walk away from his gun-control agenda. Gun control has its roots in racism in America and it still mostly affects minorities and the poor, taking away their ability to protect themselves.

Gun-control began during the years of slavery and escalated with the Emancipation Proclamation. Gun control was used by Southern Democrats to keep newly-freed slaves from being able to defend themselves from oppression by groups such as the KKK. While technically free people, former slaves were effectively blocked from gun ownership, keeping them delegated to the status of second-class citizens.

Our constitutional and natural right to self-defense needs to apply to everyone, including minorities and the poor. We call on Governor Northam to stand with VCDL to correct that historical inequity and work with VCDL to eliminate all racist gun-control.

Voice_of_Reason | February 3, 2019 at 5:25 pm

The amazing thing is that the libtard media did not care one bit about Northam’s support of post-birth “abortion”.

Apparently “blackface” is a far worse crime than actual murder to the left.

Even made-up allegations of racism on the part of whites – see Covington Catholic boys – justifies death threats from the libtards. Yet I haven’t heard anyone on the left say anything about the racist behavior of the “black Hebrew Israelites” during the “Covington” incident.

The left has gone completely insane.

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