Remember when some Democrats and folks in media called on Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph “Blackface/KKK” Northam to resign?
Northam was facing a scandal where he was either the person in blackface or a KKK robe at a party in a picture in his medical school yearbook.
— Robert (@IgG1purifier) December 28, 2019
He initially apologized for it. But then took it back and said he didn’t remember it and dealt with it by admitting there was at least one other occasion where he wore blackface when he dressed up as Michael Jackson for a dance contest.
Then there was also the problem of the Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax being accused of rape by two women and the next in line, Attorney General Mark Herring, also admitting to wearing blackface.
The Washington Post Editorial Board writes that Northam “can no longer effectively serve the people of Virginia who elected him.”https://t.co/5U0iqvergX
— Hardball (@hardball) February 7, 2019
Opinion: Ralph Northam must resign. And that’s just a start. https://t.co/04nKeKsGYt
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 2, 2019
But then came the problem.
Northam refused to resign, despite pressure. What to do?
So now WaPo columnist Karen Tumulty is admitting they were wrong to call for his resignation because he’s “atoned.”
Back when a racist photo first surfaced in his medical school yearbook, most Va lawmakers, our editorial page (and yours truly) said @GovernorVA should resign. We were wrong. https://t.co/bA25YpnWbk
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) December 28, 2019
And the WaPo is talking about how he’s “come back from the dead,” again pitching this “atoned” position. Oh, and they also contend that it’s still not known if Northam is actually one of the people pictured because he claimed he wasn’t sure it was him. Despite the fact when it first came out, Northam apologized and admitted it showed lack of judgment.
From the Editorial Board:
How Ralph Northam came back from the political dead https://t.co/ch5otGaVY4
— Washington Post Opinions (@PostOpinions) December 28, 2019
Had this been a Republican, it would still be in the news, he’d be called out for his lame excuse and for not resigning.
— Caleb Hull 🎅🏻🎁 (@CalebJHull) December 28, 2019
The 'D' next to his name has magical properties.
— P Henry Martin (@PHenryMartin1) December 28, 2019
It's good to be a Democrat. https://t.co/DFyySsZzhb
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) December 28, 2019
So much for "holding our side accountable." https://t.co/MLNChtM3t6
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) December 28, 2019
the press doesn’t root for a side https://t.co/qsyTq0OJB3
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) December 28, 2019
Here is a perfect example of the huge advantage Democrats have with the media’s bias in their favor. https://t.co/9OHbhIgNpG
— John Whitbeck (@JohnWhitbeck) December 28, 2019
Blackface is good now, guys. https://t.co/XXZjDJXauM
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 28, 2019
He’s serving their purpose, which is all that’s important.
You people are the biggest hypocrites to ever walk the earth. I guess you guys are cool with blackface as long as the person wearing it wants to destroy the 2nd Amendment.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) December 28, 2019
Democracy dies in darkface
— Perpetuities (@perpetuities) December 28, 2019