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 It’s been replaced by a “blackface/kkk” mess when Northam’s medical school yearbook was uncovered.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.”
The finding was confirmed by numerous outlets, including the Virginian-Pilot:
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:
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) February 1, 2019
And The Daily Caller:
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) February 1, 2019
The reactions are glorious:
Hoo boy, it’s rare for a politician to find himself embroiled in both an infanticide scandal *and* a blackface scandal in a single week, but ole Ralphie’s done it: https://t.co/oLVrOLlYLr
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) February 1, 2019
Is it worse for Northam if he’s the guy in blackface or the guy in the Klan hood?
— Dan Amira (@DanAmira) February 1, 2019
good call https://t.co/NrfjXH1UJp
— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) February 1, 2019
IF NORTHAM WERE A REPUBLICAN we know he would be out of office by now:
For reference: Here is how the blue checkmarks responded last week to Florida's secretary of state being caught in blackface. We'll see how they handle the Northam revelation. https://t.co/QEv2G8am1p
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) February 1, 2019
The night Ralph Northam won the VA gubernatorial election, Senator Kamala Harris sent out this tweet, saying his election showed "that Virginia won't stand for hatred and bigotry" https://t.co/auqSM8Jve4
— Chris Donovan (@chrisdonovan) February 1, 2019
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE
JFC look at Northam's nicknames pic.twitter.com/7TprYKKMpi
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) February 1, 2019
EVEN LIBERALS ARE DUMPING ON HIM
"In August 2017, following the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Northam said in a statement that Confederate statues 'should be taken down and moved into museums.' He has not pursued that policy as governor." https://t.co/lx0eoZlMP9
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) February 1, 2019
BIG QUESTION how was this not found when Northam was running for Governor?
He’s Sorry (he got caught). Only for a Dem is saying you’re sorry enough.
BREAKING: @RalphNortham confirms the photo from his yearbook is of him and he apologies.
“I recognize that it will take time and serious effort to heal the damage this conduct has caused."
FULL STATEMENT: pic.twitter.com/kBZaiAAib0
— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) February 1, 2019
He’s not resigning.
My fellow Virginians, earlier today I released a statement apologizing for behavior in my past that falls far short of the standard you set for me when you elected me to be your governor. I believe you deserve to hear directly from me. pic.twitter.com/1rSw1oxfrX
— Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) February 2, 2019
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