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Washington DC and The Holy Land>Ralph Northam yearbook page shows men in blackface and KKK robe
Stinger 03:48 PM 02-01-2019
By Marie Albiges and Gordon Rago
Staff writers

NORFOLK



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 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.

The governor’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment Friday afternoon.

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 photo came to light after a week in which the Democratic governor came under fire for his comments about a bill introduced by a first-term Democratic lawmaker that would have loosened restriction abortions in Virginia.

Conservative news outlet Big League Politics first posted the photo at around 2:15 p.m. Friday with the headline “YEARBOOK: Ralph Northam In Blackface & KKK Photo”.

About an hour later, the Virginia GOP caucus Twitter page tweeted, “@governorva needs to explain this immediately.”

Northam’s comments earlier this week were on a bill that would have loosened restrictions in third-trimester abortions. State law says they are legal — and it doesn’t specify up to what point in the third trimester a woman can have an abortion — but Del. Kathy Tran’s bill would reduce the number of physicians that need to sign off on abortions from three to one.

It would also change the standard for having a third-trimester abortion — from a physician declaring that continuing the pregnancy would result in death and “substantially and irremediably impair the mental or physical health of the woman” to just “impair” a woman’s mental or physical health.

The bill, which Democrats have tried to pass in the General Assembly in recent years, was killed in a subcommittee.

On a radio show, Northam — a child neurologist — defended Tran’s bill, saying it was “blown out of proportion.”

“When we talk about third trimester abortions, these are done with the consent of obviously the mother with the consent of the physicians — more than one physician, by the way — and it’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities, there may be a fetus that is nonviable,” he said.

Explaining what would happen in such a case, Northam made comments that were soon seized on by political opponents and others: “The infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

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BucEyedPea 07:57 AM 02-02-2019
Originally Posted by Al Bundy:
:-)
:-)
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vailpass 08:27 AM 02-02-2019
Originally Posted by DJ's left nut:
For the record - the left will BLAST Northam for this. And the reason isn't principle.

Their Lt. Gov. is even further to the left than Northam. He's a young minority with a pretty clear track record of supporting progressive policies.

If given their druthers, the people who were backing Northam yesterday would actually prefer Fairfax sitting in his chair anyway. So they'll run ol' Ralphie out on a rail, install Fairfax in his place and start building him up as the next Obama - a true progressive superstar or something.

Just watch - this is not gonna go how Republicans think it's gonna go. And the left will use it to curry morality points and earn a card that they'll play the next time someone goes hunting up a Republican's past.

And they won't be dumb enough to burn their capital on a situation where there's another Republican that will just slide into the chair.
^
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Randallflagg 08:36 AM 02-02-2019
Originally Posted by LiveSteam:
Just another day in the United States of Coincidence

That's Washington DC for you..........Damned snake pit.
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Munson 08:37 AM 02-02-2019
Originally Posted by Marcellus:
This is actually unfortunate because its changed the subject away from the absolutely horrid shit he said earlier this week.

I want him taken down for infanticide not for some stupid yearbook photo 30 years ago.
It's probably the reason the picture was leaked.
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Randallflagg 08:41 AM 02-02-2019
Originally Posted by Munson:
It's probably the reason the picture was leaked.

The picture was "released" because someone in the democrat party decided it should be so. Look, that picture has been around forever. Most likely, everyone who has ever known this clown knew of the photo - but chose to ignore it - as most anyone would. Who gives a shit, right?

This guy got behind a ridiculous legislative piece - and someone, somewhere said, "Enough". They want him out of office and his communist second in command put in charge.

Politics is a cut-throat business and NOT for the weak hearted.
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zigbazah 08:46 AM 02-02-2019
Really not seeing how the left will turn this against us, unless we have a bunch of of klan robe pics in our closets. They constantly cry racism anyway, so that won't change. Make them dump one of their own. Fine by me. They'll piss and moan about Kavanaugh and Mr. Pussy Grabber like it's the exact same thing, but who cares? They can rest on their principles while we stack SCOTUS.
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scho63 09:04 AM 02-02-2019
Not sure he survives this and the killing babies comment in one week.

The newspapers in VA that endorsed him are now calling for him to resign.
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vailpass 09:05 AM 02-02-2019
Originally Posted by zigbazah:
Really not seeing how the left will turn this against us, unless we have a bunch of of klan robe pics in our closets. They constantly cry racism anyway, so that won't change. Make them dump one of their own. Fine by me. They'll piss and moan about Kavanaugh and Mr. Pussy Grabber like it's the exact same thing, but who cares? They can rest on their principles while we stack SCOTUS.
See DJ's post quoted above in post #137. R's can make some political hay out of this but it will be an acceptable amount to the Ds. It is to our benefit for Northam to remain in office and continue to advocate for third trimester abortions which are horrifying to the majority. Hopefully he wont' resign or be removed.
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HonestChieffan 09:16 AM 02-02-2019
video at link:https://www.mrctv.org/blog/no-regret...birth-comments

Governor Ralph Northam says he doesn’t have any regrets about the controversial statements he made on abortion Wednesday.

“Do you regret what you said yesterday or the way you said it?” a reporter asked Northam in regards to comments he previously made on a radio station.

“No I don’t,” Northam replied at a press conference Thursday. “I appreciate the question. I’m a physician. I’m also the governor. But when I’m asked questions a lot of times it is put in the context of a being a physician, again realizing you know, how we approach, how we manage patients, how we offer advice and counsel. So no, I don’t have any regrets.”

Earlier in the conference, Northam positioned the topic as one of “reproductive health.”

“Virginia Democrats are on the side of ensuring women have access to the healthcare they need. There is a fundamental difference between us and the Republicans, in what we believe on a woman’s right to choose. We believe legislators, most of whom are men, should not be making decisions about women’s choices for their reproductive health.”
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vailpass 09:20 AM 02-02-2019
Originally Posted by HonestChieffan:
video at link:https://www.mrctv.org/blog/no-regret...birth-comments

Governor Ralph Northam says he doesn’t have any regrets about the controversial statements he made on abortion Wednesday.

“Do you regret what you said yesterday or the way you said it?” a reporter asked Northam in regards to comments he previously made on a radio station.

“No I don’t,” Northam replied at a press conference Thursday. “I appreciate the question. I’m a physician. I’m also the governor. But when I’m asked questions a lot of times it is put in the context of a being a physician, again realizing you know, how we approach, how we manage patients, how we offer advice and counsel. So no, I don’t have any regrets.”

Earlier in the conference, Northam positioned the topic as one of “reproductive health.”

“Virginia Democrats are on the side of ensuring women have access to the healthcare they need. There is a fundamental difference between us and the Republicans, in what we believe on a woman’s right to choose. We believe legislators, most of whom are men, should not be making decisions about women’s choices for their reproductive health.”
Yeah let's keep this guy in office. He's a boon to the right.
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Warrior5 09:25 AM 02-02-2019
Originally Posted by Marcellus:
This is actually unfortunate because its changed the subject away from the absolutely horrid shit he said earlier this week.

I want him taken down for infanticide not for some stupid yearbook photo 30 years ago.
This exactly. The fact that the yearbook photo is the main topic instead of his infanticide comments saddens and disgusts me.
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DJJasonp 10:03 AM 02-02-2019
um, yeah.....CNN up to their usual tricks, labeling Northam a Rebuplican

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cnn...ok-controversy

How anyone can trust that "news" organization (or most MSM for that matter) is beyond me.
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Frazod 10:10 AM 02-02-2019
Originally Posted by Warrior5:
This exactly. The fact that the yearbook photo is the main topic instead of his infanticide comments saddens and disgusts me.
Gotta love these assholes. Some Mexican brat gets dragged hundreds of miles through the desert by its irresponsible scumbag parents and happens to die from a combination of disease, neglect and exposure on the U.S. side of the border, and it's the biggest national shame in history. But it's okay to club an American infant to death like a seal as its squirting out of the womb.
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Eleazar 10:22 AM 02-02-2019
Originally Posted by Randallflagg:
The picture was "released" because someone in the democrat party decided it should be so.
I wouldn't be surprised.

A FNC reporter tweeted this week that after he made the infanticide comments, the reporter asked a number of Democrat senators about the comments and they all claimed never to have heard them and scurried away.

They can't publicly defend what he said, even though they privately support it.

Since he's become a political liability for their national agenda, it's best if he gets taken down for some other reason - one while is also politically useful to them - and replaced with another one of their own.

They don't just sit on black PR for their enemies, in case it ever might be needed. They have it on each other too.
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vailpass 11:51 AM 02-02-2019
Originally Posted by NewChief:
Oh yeah. This guy is doomed. The outrage mob wants blood, and they’ll get it.
Looking like NC was right. They're getting out the long knives now. Fueled by their desire to move the black, far-left progressive Lt. Governor into the big chair.
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