By the time you read this, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam may already have resigned. If he did, it was probably anticlimactic and, for the most part, beside the point.
Resignation may have been Northam's best option, but I could argue either side of the issue. The people of Virginia elected him and it should be up to them to decide if they want to fire him.
In case you missed it, a picture of two men, one in black face and one in a Ku Klux Klan outfit appeared on Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page in 1984.
Who knew medical schools had yearbooks?
The picture is sickening and reprehensible and every person should be repulsed. Black people would be understandably horrified.
As a Jew, I find images of Nazis so upsetting that I have never been able to see Shindler's List.
I can not however, say with certainty that I wouldn't have done something similar back in the 70's, when I was the same age as Northam was in 1984. I'd like to think that I wouldn't have done it, but I'm not blessed with the moral certitude you find among the hypocrites in Congress.
My parents used to say that actions speak louder than words and that may have been the only thing they ever said that made sense.
I don't know why Northam admitted to being in the picture one day, then denied it the next. I don't know why he did the moon walk in black face or why he never came out and renounced his previous actions.
He's clearly not the brightest light on the tree, but that may just be his southern accent. We may never be able to explain the inexplicable, but here's what we do know:
For the past 35 years Ralph Northam has spent his time repudiating the people in that picture, whoever they may be. Those are actions, not words.
Words are what Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) used to voice her phony moral indignation to get Senator Al Franken to resign over something that he probably didn't even do.
Gillibrand, who herself has had some timely epiphanies, is a political opportunist with no core values, except perhaps a degree in tea leave reading from Trump U.
Congressman Steve King (R-IA), an admitted white supremacist is still in office. Donald Trump, a liar, racist, criminal and traitor is not only in office, but the leader of the Republican Party.
See the difference, Dems?
If you stand in a line and aim your guns at the enemy, you might win. If you stand in a circle and try to take out each other over every single transgression, you will just wipe yourselves out.
With all the posturing and phony indignation in Washington, there really is no moral high ground. Republicans play to win and don't seek out political correctness.
Mitch McConnell trampled the constitutional authority of President Barack Obama by refusing to give Merrick Garland a hearing and then moved on, effectively quashing the votes of millions of Obama supporters.
Republicans circle their wagons and shoot OUTWARD.
They put a rapist (Brett Kavanaugh) on the Supreme Court and were outraged that Democrats had the temerity to bring up something that happened 35 years ago.
Seems like there was a lot going on 35 years ago. Isn't it amazing how swapping out one single letter can make all the difference in the world?
If only Ralph Northam had been a rapist 35 years ago instead of a racist, all could be forgiven.
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