A week ago, my life was much better because I didn’t know the name Ralph Northam.
Now the new Governor of Virginia has made his name infamous in just a couple short days.
First, he made headlines for the horrific way in which he described how he’d perform (and support) what is essentially infanticide, abortion AFTER birth.
Read more about that here:
Now today comes news that he has a rather horrible past to add to his horrible present.
Photos have emerged from an old yearbook where Northham really swung for the fences, dressing either in blackface or as a KKK Klan Member.
From the video it's impossible to tell which one he is, only that he's one of them.
And at this point, he's probably wisely figured there's no point in owning WHICH offensive character he dressed up as.
But he has confirmed it's him.
Has the Trump Boomerang Effect just claimed another victim?
Take a look:
Here's more, from the National Review:
A page dedicated to Virginia governor Ralph Northam in his medical-school yearbook shows two men, one of whom is presumably Northam, posing in blackface and a Ku Klux Klan uniform.
The photo, the existence of which was first reported by the conservative news website Big League Politics and has since been verified by National Review, appears on Northam’s page in the Eastern Virginia Medical School class of 1984 yearbook. The page also features three other photos of Northam accompanied by the quotation, “There are more old drunks than old doctors in this world so I think I’ll have another beer.”
Northam, who also attended the Virginia Military Institute, worked as a pediatric neurologist before being elected to the Virginia state senate in 2007. He defeated Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie in November, running on his health-care background and time serving in the military as an Army doctor in the Gulf War.
A native of Virginia, Northam was quick to condemn the racial violence that rocked Charlottesville in August 2017, and subsequently called for the removal of all confederate statues in the state.
The yearbook photos emerged just days after Florida secretary of state Michael Ertel resigned when photos of him dressed in blackface for a “Hurricane Katrina survivor” Halloween costume surfaced.
Northam drew the condemnation of conservative lawmakers this week after he appeared to defend the practice of refusing to provide life-saving care to born-alive infants during a radio interview.
“If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. 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,” Northam said during an interview on WTOP radio Wednesday.
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Asked if he regretted the comments during a Thursday press conference, Northam defended his position.
“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 being a physician — realizing how we approach, how we manage patients, how we offer advice and counseling,” he told reporters. “So, no, I don’t have any regrets.”
Northam wasn't done yet.
According to the yearbook, it appears he added the following quote: "There are a lot more old drunks than old doctors, so I think I'll have another beer."
Way to keep it classy, Northy!
Horrific all around.
Now....if this were a Conservative, they'd have already crucified him by now.
But the question is, since he's the new Liberal darling du jour, what will come of Northy?
I have mine.
Share yours in the comments.
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