President Donald Trump is putting Virginia in play in the 2020 election, marking a Trump campaign offensive in a state carried by Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Virginia’s shift to the Blue column was exacerbated by the first Trump campaign’s unwillingness to spend lots of time or resources there. But with deep coffers and a more organized approach this time around, Trump thinks he can win the Commonwealth. Democrats in Virginia are still rocked by scandal, including governor Ralph Northam’s blackface/KKK photo, lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax’s sex assault allegations, attorney general Mark Herring’s blackface scandal, delegate Ibraheem Samirah’s anti-Semitism scandal, and the communications director of the Virginia Democrats telling black conservatives to leave the state. (READ: Big League Politics Exposes Racist Ralph Northam).
“Tell them we think Virginia is in play and that I’m going to be there,” Trump said to Mike Pence as Pence headed to a Virginia fundraiser, according to Politico.
A historically black college recently canceled on a Northam event as the governor tried to organize a racial “listening tour” of the state.
Here are some more highlights from Northam’s bizarre racial reconciliation tour:
Ralph Cops To ‘White Privilege’
Ralph Northam said in an interview with CBS’ Gayle King that his racism scandal has been “eye-opening” for him.
“Well, several things, starting with I was born in white privilege and that has implications to it and it is much different the way a white person such as myself is treated in this country …”
“And again, talking to a lot of friends, that has come crystally clear to me this week. I’ve also learned why the use of blackface is so offensive. And yes, I knew it in the past, but reality has really set in.”
“Certainly, Ms. King, I am not the same person now at age 59 that I was back in my early 20s,” Northam stated, noting that “we’re all on a learning curve.”
Ralph Calls Slaves ‘Indentured Servants’
Northam pretty much ruined his “white privilege” apology with this sound byte:
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam: "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—"@GayleKing: "Also known as slavery" pic.twitter.com/AiX96MU1rJ
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) February 10, 2019
Ralph Starts Reading ‘Roots’
Buzzfeed News reported: “Northam doesn’t plan to hold any more press conferences any time soon. Advisers are in the midst of negotiations with major networks for a nationally televised interview they hope will humanize him. Additionally, his advisers have assigned the governor homework: He’s begun to read Alex Haley’s “Roots”, and “The Case for Reparations,” the seminal essay in The Atlantic by Ta-Nehisi Coates.”
Ralph Ignores African-American Protesters at the Capitol
The African-American community is not very happy with Ralph Northam, but the governor does not appear to be in a hurry to greet the protesters agitating for his resignation.
Hundreds of protestors are on hand to demand the resignation of Ralph Northamhttps://t.co/j4CXbxZVHZ
— Big League Politics (@bigleaguepol) February 4, 2019
Ralph Gets Wrecked By Twitter Comments
The embattled governor managed to add a layer of needless disgrace to the memorializing of a fallen state trooper, who deserved to be recognized by an actual respected governor and not a worldwide figure of derision and scorn in the throes of a media firestorm.
“My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Trooper Lucas Dowell. We are grateful for his dedication to the safety of our communities, and for all of those who put themselves in harm’s way to protect others,” Northam tweetedfrom the official Virginia governor’s account.
Here are some of the many anti-Northam comments on the tweet, which prove conclusively that Ralph Northam will never be able to be a real governor at this point and every day that he drags this out without resigning is just another day that he embarrasses the state of Virginia:
Northam has ALWAYS been part of the problem… we just have proof now
Agreed to condolences, and
Just resign already
DEMOCRATS have ruined my state of VA. We have to choose between a suspected racist or suspected rapist. And they call MAGAs the party of hate? Really?
Resign dude. This is not going away and we are going to continue to remind you until you step down.
Why are you still in office??
Please make your next tweet your resignation.
Ralph Gets Wrecked By His Black Former Opponent E.W. Jackson
E.W. Jackson, the black Republican leader who ran against Ralph Northam for lieutenant governor in 2013, delivered a rousing condemnation of the Virginia Democrat governor on the state Capitol steps. Jackson made it clear how repugnant Northam’s views really are — years after Northam refused to shake Jackson’s hand in their 2013 debate.
Bishop EW Jackson electrified the crowd at today's Commonwealth for Life rally, denouncing Governor Northam and Virginia's 40 week abortion bill.
Posted by The Republican Standard on Thursday, February 7, 2019
E.W. Jackson tells Big League Politics that he is hesitant to play the race card, but he genuinely believes that Northam has “racial animus in him,” citing Northam’s refusal to shake Jackson’s hand during their televised debate. Northam is clinging to the governorship after BLP published his blackface-KKK yearbook photograph.
Ralph Says He Darkened His Skin To Look Like Michael Jackson
The moonwalk might have saved him…
Rival Candidate Spreads Fake News Attacks Against Anti-Lockdown Hero Shelley Luther
Shelley Luther, the candidate for Texas’ Senate District 30, is beginning to face heat from her rivals in the Senate seat’s special election.
One of her opponents, Drew Springer, the State Representative for Texas’s 68th District, called her out for supposed hypocrisy on the Wuhan virus lockdowns.
On Facebook he commented, “Shelley Luther sang a different tune about forced COVID-19 shutdowns before she realized she could use it for her political benefit.
While she thought her record could be deleted from Facebook, there was only so long she could hide. #ShutdownShelley”
Springer referred to a comment Luther made on March 16 where she said “Just my opinion. If some major cities are closing down building where large gatherings occur, then EVERY city should. The problem will not fix if some people are out and about.”
However, several users commenting on Springer’s Facebook post were quick to point out some nuances in Luther’s comments.
The main gist of their comments was that Luther said that it didn’t make any sense for a few venues to remain open and others not be closed. In essence, she was calling for policy consistency, not for selective enforcement of lockdowns.
Luther made a name for herself earlier this year when she resisted the city of Dallas’ shutdown order and continued operating her business in defiance of this ordinance.
She would later face jail time for her refusal to comply but would later be pardoned by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
Luther has received endorsements from organizations such as Texas Gun Rights PAC for her staunch liberty activism and commitment to American principles such as the Second Amendment.
The Dallas salon owner is one of the more high-profile state level candidates running for office and has become a national figure of resistance against the Wuhan virus lockdowns.
A Luther victory would represent a major win for Texas conservatives who have been disappointed with the legislative body’s performance over the years.
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