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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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Discuss Thrower 04:20 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by DJ's left nut:

Just watch - this is not gonna go how Republicans think it's gonna go.
Can any other expression adequately sum up the last 50 years of Republicanism in this country better than that?
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BleedingRed 04:21 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by EmojiMania:
I know facts hurt


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EmojiMania 04:22 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by Bump:
ya lets see the left freak out about it now like they damn sure would have if it were the other side.
Originally Posted by BleedingRed:
Well, yeah......... But the beautiful thing is we are not going to have to hold it against them. They will do it for us :-):-):-)
This is beautiful, even your friends think you're a retard Bump :-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-)

(and even BleedingRed realizes, accidentally, that the left's principles are sincerely held and they will apply it evenly to themselves! LOLOL)
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DJ's left nut 04:22 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by Frazod:
If it's wrong to hold high school shit against ours, then it's wrong to hold high school shit against theirs.
He was 25; it was medical school.

Still stupid and frankly had Kavanaugh actually had photos of himself chilling in blackface with a dude in a hood, it would've been absolutely game over for him. The Republicans would've called out the long-knives and we'd have moved along.

Kavanaugh got barbecued for far FAR less than this photo from Northam. That said, this is still stupid and in the end it will only go poorly for the GOP if they push this to its conclusion. They'd be better served to let this particular meatball slide by. They may think it's a cement mixer but the late break on it will have them swinging at a pitch in the dirt.
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BleedingRed 04:23 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by EmojiMania:
This is beautiful, even your friends think you're a retard Bump :-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-)

(and even BleedingRed realizes, accidentally, that the left's principles are sincerely held and they will apply it evenly to themselves! LOLOL)
lol "Sincerely"
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EmojiMania 04:23 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by BleedingRed:
I know facts hurt

The realignment of the two parties happened this way, in fits and starts, as old Dixiecrats retired and a new generation increasingly ran as Republicans.

It didn't happen overnight, but stretched on until the 1990s in some places. But the trend was clear & well documented.

— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) May 1, 2018


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DJ's left nut 04:25 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by EmojiMania:
This is beautiful, even your friends think you're a retard Bump :-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-)

(and even BleedingRed realizes, accidentally, that the left's principles are sincerely held and they will apply it evenly to themselves! LOLOL)
Bullshit.

If there was a Republican lieutenant governor, they'd fight this to the death. Their principles aren't sincerely held here - but they know how easy it will be to cut Northam off at the knees, spin the optics in their favor, lose absolutely NOTHING (hell, they'll gain politically) and now they'll have a hammer to swing during the 2020 election cycle when they wait until the week before the general election to pull up the same kind of photo of somebody winning in a Red state.

They're only doing this to set themselves up better to steal a seat later on. This has nothing to do with any sincerely held principles from the Democratic party. They've demonstrated on dozens of occasions that they simply do not have any.
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BleedingRed 04:25 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by EmojiMania:

Ahuh,


Keep believing what you must to vote for the party of KKK and Segregation. Last serving KKK member was a Democrat if my memory server me correct.
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Stinger 04:25 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by vailpass:
BFD. In 1984 people understood the difference between pretend and real.
I agree. I am in for the LULZ





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Bump 04:26 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by EmojiMania:
This is beautiful, even your friends think you're a retard Bump :-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-)

(and even BleedingRed realizes, accidentally, that the left's principles are sincerely held and they will apply it evenly to themselves! LOLOL)
except I'm not reeee'ing about it, I just want to see if the left does, dumbass.
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Frazod 04:26 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by BleedingRed:
Well, yeah......... But the beautiful thing is we are not going to have to hold it against them. They will do it for us :-):-):-)
It's always fun to watch them eat their own.

And as more and more pure fucking socialist psychopaths attain positions of power in the democrap party, it's only going to get worse.
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Discuss Thrower 04:26 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by DJ's left nut:
Bullshit.

If there was a Republican lieutenant governor, they'd fight this to the death. Their principles aren't sincerely held here - but they know how easy it will be to cut Northam off at the knees, spin the optics in their favor, lose absolutely NOTHING (hell, they'll gain politically) and now they'll have a hammer to swing during the 2020 election cycle when they wait until the week before the general election to pull up the same kind of photo of somebody winning in a Red state.

They're only doing this to set themselves up better to steal a seat later on. This has nothing to do with any sincerely held principles from the Democratic party. They've demonstrated on dozens of occasions that they simply do not have any.
Had Franken represented Missouri instead of Minnesota, there's no fucking way he abdicates.
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BleedingRed 04:27 PM 02-01-2019
Originally Posted by Bump:
except I'm not reeee'ing about it, I just want to see if the left does, dumbass.
Oh I'm pretty sure they will start distancing themselves any minute. Others will explain it away, then he will make a tearful apology.
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RodeoPants2 04:27 PM 02-01-2019
Yikes
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Prison Bitch 04:27 PM 02-01-2019
Our society has become just a larger version of high school.

Cannot believe any adult voter would ever care about such a stupid nonstory.
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