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Old 02-03-2019, 10:41 AM
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It's states controlled by Democrat hegemonies that are passing laws legalizing Gosnell style abortion.
This is complete nonsense because laws allowing the premeditated murder of a person (a live baby after birth) are clearly unconstitutional.

Where do Republicans come up with such nonsense?
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A 25 year old well educated adult symbolically endorsing the KKK two decades after the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's can be forgiven but that doesn't change the fact that his endorsement of the KKK disqualified him from holding any office of public trust for the rest of his life.

Being a racist has consequences. We can forgive Northam for being a racist in his youth but the forgiveness does not provide him with any right to hold a public office of trust. The fact that he's not publicly shown any racist tendencies does not imply that he's not racially prejudiced.

I recall when Trump made the "textbook racist" remark about a US federal judge of Hispanic decent and Republicans said that he shouldn't have made that statement publicly. Being a racist is acceptable to Republicans as long as they keep it to themselves and don't go around making racist remarks.

Interesting that once again we have Trump supporters supporting a racist even when the racist is a Democrat. Being a racist is apparently more important than political ideology to Trump supporters.
No Shiva it doesn't. A careful review of qualifications for various public offices turned up nothing regarding KKK.

Literally nobody is supporting him. I have no idea where you get that idea.

I don't like him. I didn't vote for him. But whatever happened 35 years ago doesn't figure in my voting decisions.
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Old 02-03-2019, 02:31 PM
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It's states controlled by Democrat hegemonies that are passing laws legalizing Gosnell style abortion. Voting Democrat means not just endorsing the disproportionate impact of abortion on blacks , see PP founder Margaret Sanger's racist remarks, but now it requires endorsing the slaughter of newly born children.
so disproportionately killing innocent black babies is wrong if Dems and PP do it legally,
but disproportionately killing innocent black(poor, minority) teens and adults is ok if police do it legally?

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NFL players are allowed to demonstrate their political beliefs in the workplace. But customers reactions must conform to the interpretation dictated by the protesters. Players can protest when and where they see fit as an expression of freedom but fans are denied the same latitude in their reaction.
the point is, that the customers reaction is to want to destroy careers over their own concept of respect for anthem.
And deny and do nothing about what the protesters are protesting about... murders and abuse by LEOs.
while also not being as upset about, boycotting and asking for careers to end of those that promote abortion.

the highest offense to many right wingers seem to be to "disrespect" the flag/anthem.
At least it gets a far more emotionally negative reply than most other issues on the right.
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yeah when I first started seeing this pic and heard it was in the 80s, I didn't know if it was a Republican or Democrat. It's something that if explainable should have been brought up a long time ago. But on the face of it I'd say he should just resign.
All of us have seen people who would do stuff like that but the reason it's shocking is that it's something out of the mainstream of what a normal not psychotic person would have done in the 80s even on drugs. Sorry, but no pass, Governor. Get out of office now and devote your time to learning why this is such a big hurt.
Perhaps he does now know just why it is "such a big hurt." (I really do not think that he should have his career ruined for something he did in his mid-twenties--when he was still immature.)

I do, however, think that he should resign--or else be impeached--for his wanting to promote infanticide for babies who are not the very epitome of perfection, upon birth.
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White people especially conservatives from both parties, but even liberals and progressive thinking Republicans need to engage with the Black community.
Individually we need to start touching base with people of color but mostly the African American descended from slavery ancestors. All Blacks are affected by and affect the divide, as well as Whites.
So, "white people" in general--but "especially conservatives"--should feel a sense of collective shame, and should "engage with the Black community," as a response to that shame.

Does that about sum it up?
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He's a dumb ass. People got to digging when he went on record stating that it was OK to kill newborns.

Now he claims it's not him in the picture even though yesterday he was groveling because it was him. But now he remembers this one time, when he was impersonating Michael Jackson, he darkened his face.

Makes one wonder how many photos are out there.
I don't really care about his abortion comments because I get they were referring to fetuses that were deformed to where quality of life would be about zero for them upon birth. They weren't offensive, and nobody's arguing for a free-for-all for abortions at any time during the pregnancy. And I personally don't believe the government should force a woman to give birth just so a child can live a few hours in agony then die because "pro-life", especially if giving birth puts the mother at risk of death.

As far as the new explanation, "I didn't do that blackface, but I did a different one.", is about as bad as it gets. Northam's only making it worse for himself, and I believe he mentioned it because that Michael Jackson photo might be out there somewhere.
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Racist photo tip came from ex-classmate angry with Northam's abortion remarks

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A far-right conservative website was reportedly tipped off about the racist photo on Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page by one of his former classmates.

A source from Big League Politics told the Washington Post the individual reached out because of "anger" over Northam's recent comments about a bill that would loosen restrictions on abortions.
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So, "white people" in general--but "especially conservatives"--should feel a sense of collective shame, and should "engage with the Black community," as a response to that shame.

Does that about sum it up?
How you feel right there- that having dialogue with Blacks and Whites about race-is shaming you-that is a great starting point. Would that we were both sitting across the table from two African Americans.

just so I don't leave you in the dark, no this has nothing to do with trying to shame you; this would be a back and forth. you could say how others make you feel or what you assume about their life affecting (or not) your own. And Each person at the table could tell their own feelings and react verbally to each other.
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Things were different in the early 80's. People weren't so easily offended. Instead, we had fun.
Those were the good old days....
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Default Re: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam apologizes for yearbook photo with blackface; KKK cos

Just a note here about nicknames involving the root word "coon"
I don't know where they each come from but truly not all of them stem from racism toward African Americans
Raised in the South and then moving to Texas (near Louisiana area on coast that is pretty laid back, also in East Texas which is different again and very historically prejudiced ), I heard of people called "Cooney" and nobody knew their real name. They were mostly river rats or oil boat workers. One I knew was married to a long time family friend and lived in a town of mixed boat people from all over this hemisphere and beyond.
I have also heard of "Coonman" meaning good with coon dogs and a good hunter.

Not to say there are not also racial reasons , but I never encountered any.
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