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    Re: Northam: "I'm not going anywhere". Calls slaves, "indentured servants"

    Quote Originally Posted by veritas1 View Post
    This is amazing. A Republican in identical circumstances would already be working at McDonald's.
    Indeed. Democrats and the media would be braying about it 24/7 until it happened. But since these people are Democrats, skip it. Politics is far more important than principal to Democrats, apparently.

    You want to see a demonstration of principal?

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    Jan 24, 2019 - Secretary of State Mike Ertel was captured in a photo wearing blackface at a private party 14 years ago.

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    Jan 24, 2019 - Newly appointed Florida Secretary of State Michael Ertel resigned after photos of him posing as a female Hurricane Katrina victim in blackface ...

    If you want a political party who's members adhere to principals, looks like there's only one choice: The GOP, apparently, at least in situations like this.
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    Re: Northam: "I'm not going anywhere". Calls slaves, "indentured servants"

    Quote Originally Posted by Acadia View Post
    BTW, I'm so hoping for a the full Kavanaugh treatment of Fairfax, complete with Handmaid's Tale harpies and Alyssa Milano giving Fairfax the death ray stare.
    Don't hold your breath. If it weren't for double standards, the Democrats and the political left would have no standards at all.
    Come to think of it, they really don't have any standards, at least ones that they adhere to, lots of standards for everyone else.
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    Re: Northam: "I'm not going anywhere". Calls slaves, "indentured servants"

    Quote Originally Posted by Acadia View Post
    Terrible thing to downplay, consider the horrific and brutal conditions the people had to endure, with many dying.
    Except he didn't downplay slavery, but that is going to be the public perception due historical ignorance and confirmation bias. He was factually correct until King interrupted him.

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    Re: Northam: "I'm not going anywhere". Calls slaves, "indentured servants"

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Well of course Northam isn't going anywhere. The heat is now mysteriously off of him, and on two others.

    Personally, I think all three of them should be run out of Virginia on a rail.
    Well, at least run out of political office, yes.
    On this point, Superfly, I would agree.
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    Re: Northam: "I'm not going anywhere". Calls slaves, "indentured servants"

    Quote Originally Posted by Nap View Post
    Except he didn't downplay slavery, but that is going to be the public perception due historical ignorance and confirmation bias. He was factually correct until King interrupted him.
    It's just the beginning of the flubs as he speechifies to black people. It's commonly known to be the 400th anniversary of slavery and servant just seems so trivializing, considering the hell black people went through on the journey.

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    Re: Northam: "I'm not going anywhere". Calls slaves, "indentured servants"

    Unfortunately, we can't run Northam out and he's burrowing in like a tick.

    I have a theory that for all 3 VA Democrats, they know this is their last rodeo and they're going to get all 4 years, come hell or high water.

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    Re: Northam: "I'm not going anywhere". Calls slaves, "indentured servants"

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Don't hold your breath. If it weren't for double standards, the Democrats and the political left would have no standards at all.
    Come to think of it, they really don't have any standards, at least ones that they adhere to, lots of standards for everyone else.
    Northum isn't resigning...Move on...Your "kind" has failed

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    Re: Northam: "I'm not going anywhere". Calls slaves, "indentured servants"

    Quote Originally Posted by Acadia View Post
    It's just the beginning of the flubs as he speechifies to black people. It's commonly known to be the 400th anniversary of slavery and servant just seems so trivializing, considering the hell black people went through on the journey.
    We are about 21 years away from the 400th anniversary of slavery. The first legal sanctioning of slavery in the English colonies was in 1640.

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    Re: Northam: "I'm not going anywhere". Calls slaves, "indentured servants"

    Quote Originally Posted by Saladin4 View Post
    Northum isn't resigning...Move on...Your "kind" has failed
    My "kind"?
    Which "kind" is that?

    Of course Northam isn't going to resign.

    Many Democrats have called for him to step down:

    People Calling for Ralph Northam's Resignation Rolling Stone
    https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/northam-resignation-calls-790130/

    5 days ago - A Partial List of Top Democrats and Progressives Demanding Ralph Northam's Resignation. The calls for Northam to step down are deafening.

    Pressure intensifies on Northam to resign as key allies pull their ...
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/01/politics/democrats-call...northam...resign/index.html

    Feb 2, 2019 - Pressure is mounting on Virginia Democratic Gov. ... conference with the Democratic Party of Virginia calling for his immediate resignation. ... Governor Northam must end this chapter immediately, step down, and let Lt. Gov.

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    Feb 3, 2019 - Prominent Democrats are calling for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to step down as governor after a racist yearbook photo resurfaced.

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    Feb 2, 2019 - Late Friday, both the Virginia House and Senate Democrats issued statements calling on Northam to step down. The Virginia House Democrats ...

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    Feb 1, 2019 - Democrats called for Democratic Gov. ... Governor Northam should step down, seek forgiveness, and through good deeds earn the respect of ...

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    Feb 1, 2019 - Multiple Democratic lawmakers and 2020 White House hopefuls have joined the Virginia Republican Party in calling for Northam to step down ...

    So Democrats have set a standard, all on their own for their own, as to what is the appropriate response to a scandal such should be.

    That Northam isn't going to resign, it is pretty clear Democrats don't and won't follow even their own standards, right?
    But yet, aren't they the ones that are demanding that same standard of others? The standard that they don't themselves won't follow?

    My conclusion is that Democrats have no standards, at least ones they apply equally, and that they also don't have any principals.

    Should Northam, Fiarfax and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (also caught in blackface) all step down, I would reserve my right to revise my opinion of Democrats.
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    Re: Northam: "I'm not going anywhere". Calls slaves, "indentured servants"

    Quote Originally Posted by Acadia View Post
    The level of hubris is inexplicable. Northam is refusing to leave and in an attempt to kick off his 3-year apology and redemption tour, he sat down with Gayle King-a black woman- and discussed Virginia's history of "indentured servitude".

    Ralph Northam interview: Virginia governor tells Gayle King "I'm not going anywhere" in face of calls to resign - CBS News

    GOV. RALPH NORTHAM: Well it has been a difficult week. And you know if you look at Virginia's history we are now at the 400 year anniversary, just 90 miles from here in 1619. The first indentured servants from Africa landed on our shores in Old Point Comfort what we call now Fort Monroe and while--

    GAYLE KING: Also known as slavery.

    GAYLE KING: And why you think you still deserve this job and so many people are calling for you to step down?

    GOV. RALPH NORTHAM: Well again we- we have worked very hard. We've had a good first year. And and I'm a leader. I've been in some very difficult situations. Life and death situations taking care of sick children. And right now--

    GAYLE KING: Because you're a doctor, yes?

    GOV. RALPH NORTHAM: --right now, Virginia needs someone that can heal. There's no better person to do that than a doctor. Virginia also needs someone who is strong, who has empathy, who has courage and who has a moral compass. And that's why I'm not going anywhere. I have learned from this. I have a lot more to learn. But we're in a unique opportunity now. Again the 400 year anniversary of the history whether it be good or bad in Virginia to really make some impactful changes--
    The only thing saving him is Dem hypocrisy.
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