The embattled governor of Virginia, who has been caught in a racism scandal since Big League Politics exposed him for wearing blackface or a KKK outfit in college, is now less popular among voters in his state than President Donald J. Trump.
“[Christopher Newport University’s Rachel] Bitecofer, who led the polling and serves as assistant director at the center, found that Northam’s approval rating is at 40 percent, down 19 points from December. That’s worse than President Donald Trump, whose approval rating in Virginia is at 44 percent, according to the survey,” according to The Virginian-Pilot.
The eye-popping 19-point drop comes as scandal has rocked Virginia’s three top elected officials. Aside from Northam’s racism scandal, his deputy, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, has been accused of sexual assault by two women. Both men have refused to resign, despite calls from the electorate and fellow politicians.
As noted by The Virginian-Pilot, the mainstream press has all but dropped coverage of the scandals, choosing instead to focus on Russian “collusion” conspiracy theories.
“It also helps that more than one in five respondents said they hadn’t heard any recent news about Northam,” the report said.
Northam has shied away from the public eye since the scandal broke. Big League Politics reported last week:
Democrat Virginia governor Ralph Northam did not appear at the census meeting at NOVA Community College in Alexandria, as he was scheduled to do on the morning of April 1.
Northam is still keeping a low profile after Big League Politics published his medical school “blackface/KKK” yearbook photo, which exposed Northam’s racist past. President Donald Trump has put Virginia in play for his campaign in the 2020 election.
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Will Italy Exit the EU Because of its Lackluster Response to the Wuhan Flu?
Affar Italiani reports that leader of the Italian political party League and former Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini recently announced a possible withdrawal of Italy from the European Union due to its sluggish response to the Wuhan Virus.
“This is crazy. Europe needs another fifteen days to decide what to do, whether to help, whom and how. In the midst of an emergency when people die, now from pneumonia, tomorrow, possibly from poverty,” the politician stated
Salvini cited Italy’s confrontation with the EU over aid to fight against the Wuhan virus and the refusal of Germany and other Northern European countries to help Italy as reasons for the southern European country leaving the EU and the eurozone.
“This is a den of snakes and jackals. First we defeat the virus, then remember Europe. And, if necessary, we say goodbye. Without even thanking,” the former Minister of Internal Affairs asserted.
The EU used to serve a purpose as a common market for European members states and a cohesive political unit the prevented fratricidal wars between European states.
It could also serve as a civilizational defense bloc against the potential hordes of African and Islamic migrants that will continue coming into the region thanks to its lax border policies and the demographic realities in these regions — booming populations which many of these Third World countries cannot accommodate.
Salvini has every reason to be concerned.
If the EU cannot fulfill the most basic of government functions — protecting its members — Italy should leave and craft its own strategic regional bloc with countries that are serious about protecting their national sovereignty.
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