Yesterday he wanted to pass a bill that would make abortion legal in Virginia up until the kid learns to walk. People on the right were outraged, people on the Left not so much. But that was just killing babies – this is some serious shit.
Multiple Democratic presidential candidates came out Friday calling for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) to resign over his appearance in a picture showing a man wearing blackface and another dressed in a Ku Klux Klan robe.
“These images arouse centuries of anger, anguish, and racist violence and they’ve eroded all confidence in Gov. Northam’s ability to lead. We should expect more from our elected officials. He should resign,” Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) tweeted.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), another African American running for president, said Northam should resign so Virginia can “move forward together.”
“Leaders are called to a higher standard, and the stain of racism should have no place in the halls of government. The Governor of Virginia should step aside so the public can heal and move forward together,” she tweeted.
Other White House hopefuls who called on the governor to step down included Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro.
1984 was 35 years ago. Ronnie Raygun was President, and the USSR was still a thing. MTV was still showing music videos, Madonna was still like a virgin, and Michael Jackson stood astride the music industry like a moonwalking colossus.
IIRC, way back then wearing blackface was not considered inherently racist. Americans weren’t a bunch of snowflakes. Whelp, it looks like Ralph Northam will be the first man to have his career executed and his reputation burned at the stake for the retroactive crime of wearing blackface. He shoulda stuck to killing babies.
Normally I would say this is wrong but if the Democrats want to eat their own, bone appetizer.
I’m just shocked and saddened to discover that Gene Wilder was a racist.