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MichMary

(1,714 posts)
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 10:13 AM Feb 2019

About Northam . . .

This a.m. I was reading the comments after a WaPo article, and there was a link to a Gateway Pundit article that could possibly show that it was another person in the yearbook picture. It shows a picture of Northam standing in a group of people which included a man wearing plaid pants that could possibly be the same pants in the yearbook picture.

I had my husband look at the picture and he says they aren't the same pants, but I think the difference could be due to the quality of the pics, the lighting, etc.

Since the KKK person was significantly shorter than the blackface guy, and IF the blackface guy wasn't Northam, then he wasn't in the pic at all.

Regardless, Northam needs to go for other examples of racism, but it is interesting that he may have been telling the truth when he said it wasn't him in the pic.

Has anyone else seen this yet--or any other article that shows the group shot? (I won't post a link to the Gateway Pundit because it is a rightwing source.)

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About Northam . . . (Original Post) MichMary Feb 2019 OP
On Friday, he admitted it was him Empowerer Feb 2019 #1
Google 'dumbest man on the internet' pintobean Feb 2019 #2
Agree about the GP MichMary Feb 2019 #3
Yes, and I'm sure Hoft appreciates you bringing his shit here pintobean Feb 2019 #4
No one can prove Northam is in the racist picture and without that proof democratisphere Feb 2019 #5
He admitted MichMary Feb 2019 #6
I would reread your last sentence several times. democratisphere Feb 2019 #9
It may not have been him MichMary Feb 2019 #11
Northam did NOT "cut Fairfax out of pictures sent in campaign lit".... regnaD kciN Feb 2019 #26
He's not innocent, though? Drunken Irishman Feb 2019 #12
Now we escalating a component of a costume to a double heinous murder. democratisphere Feb 2019 #13
Wow. Never thought I'd see the day someone on DU excusing blackface as 'just a costume'... Drunken Irishman Feb 2019 #14
For this specific discussion, that is actually what it is, serving your agenda or not. democratisphere Feb 2019 #15
No - no it's not. It's blackface. Drunken Irishman Feb 2019 #16
No one is okaying racism and your inference is outrageous. democratisphere Feb 2019 #17
You just said it's not blackface because it was a costume... Drunken Irishman Feb 2019 #18
Oh, come on. It's not like they killed anybody or anything. They're just having fun EffieBlack Feb 2019 #20
Looks like costumes of current "celebrities" to me. democratisphere Feb 2019 #25
Got it. You're of the Megan Kelly school of thought that blackface is okay if it's a costume. Drunken Irishman Feb 2019 #29
You actually have nothing other than to accuse a person of being racist when they are absolutely not democratisphere Feb 2019 #30
It's sad that in the 21st Century people still excuse blackface. Drunken Irishman Feb 2019 #31
Wow. Never thought I'd see the day someone on DU equating... regnaD kciN Feb 2019 #27
lol cute deflection... Drunken Irishman Feb 2019 #28
Not being in the picture does not make him "innocent" EffieBlack Feb 2019 #19
Northam has been weaponized by the Republicans Hortensis Feb 2019 #7
So Democrats run from redumbliCON attacks and self destruct democratisphere Feb 2019 #8
Well, that's a...completely negative way of describing us. Hortensis Feb 2019 #10
"Destroy one of their own" NO EffieBlack Feb 2019 #21
I'm going to leave this right here. democratisphere Feb 2019 #24
The same group that attacked Northam is now attacking Fairfax...no resignation. Demsrule86 Feb 2019 #22
It's POSSIBLE it's a set-up by "Big League Politics" UTUSN Feb 2019 #23

Empowerer

(3,900 posts)
1. On Friday, he admitted it was him
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 10:19 AM
Feb 2019

Why would he say that if it wasn't - or if he hadn't ever dressed that way?

If you had never dressed up like a Playboy bunny, if someone showed you a picture of a woman a Playboy bunny outfit, would you initially think it was you?

 

pintobean

(18,101 posts)
2. Google 'dumbest man on the internet'
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 10:19 AM
Feb 2019

and you'll get a ton of results for Jim Hoft, the gateway pundit.

Hoft is a rwnj idiot, and they're not the same pants.

democratisphere

(17,235 posts)
5. No one can prove Northam is in the racist picture and without that proof
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 10:36 AM
Feb 2019

an innocent Democratic Governor is being destroyed by many members of his own political party.

I believe people better check out the link below and honestly think about reconsidering their position on Northam.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/half-of-people-remember-events-that-never-happened/

MichMary

(1,714 posts)
6. He admitted
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 10:55 AM
Feb 2019

to using blackface in his Michael Jackson act. And almost moonwalked to prove he still could.

Whether it's him in the picture or not, he needs to resign.

democratisphere

(17,235 posts)
9. I would reread your last sentence several times.
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 11:47 AM
Feb 2019

Summed up, even if he is innocent, Northam must resign. What have we become?!

MichMary

(1,714 posts)
11. It may not have been him
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 12:13 PM
Feb 2019

in THAT particular picture, but he admitted to donning blackface for a Michael Jackson dance contest. His nickname was coonman. He refused to shake hands with his Black opponent in a prior election. He cut Fairfax out of pictures sent in campaign lit.

He isn't innocent of racism. And for that, he needs to resign.

regnaD kciN

(26,024 posts)
26. Northam did NOT "cut Fairfax out of pictures sent in campaign lit"....
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 02:38 PM
Feb 2019

Those were flyers put out by a miner’s union supporting a Democratic ticket. Fairfax was omitted because he alone was advocating environmental regulations that, in the union’s opinion, would cost mining jobs.

 

Drunken Irishman

(34,857 posts)
12. He's not innocent, though?
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 12:16 PM
Feb 2019

He admitted to wearing blackface.

Just because he's denying he's the one in the picture doesn't make him innocent.

No more than OJ being innocent because he denied killing Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.

democratisphere

(17,235 posts)
13. Now we escalating a component of a costume to a double heinous murder.
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 12:21 PM
Feb 2019

Northam is innocent until someone can actually prove him guilty and to date this can not be done.

 

Drunken Irishman

(34,857 posts)
16. No - no it's not. It's blackface.
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 12:34 PM
Feb 2019

To dismiss it as just a costume trivializes the whole goddamn thing.

The dude admitted to putting shoe polish on his fucking face for God's sake.

I mean, this is mind-boggling. Who knew liberals would resort to okaying racism just to support moron Democrats who dug their own grave?

 

Drunken Irishman

(34,857 posts)
18. You just said it's not blackface because it was a costume...
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 01:28 PM
Feb 2019

So, you're okay with this?









Just a costume, right?

regnaD kciN

(26,024 posts)
27. Wow. Never thought I'd see the day someone on DU equating...
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 02:53 PM
Feb 2019

...wearing an admittedly-offensive costume with brutal murder.

Obama admitted to using cocaine in college. By that standard, shouldn’t he have been forced to resign the presidency? And, if you say no, would you say the same if he had admitted to be the “Night Stalker” serial killer? HUH???

 

EffieBlack

(14,249 posts)
19. Not being in the picture does not make him "innocent"
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 01:31 PM
Feb 2019

If someone showed you a picture of a person in blackface standing next to a Klansman, would you think, even for a moment, that it was you?

If not, why not?

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
7. Northam has been weaponized by the Republicans
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 11:10 AM
Feb 2019

and turned on the Democratic Party. We're in a huge battle for the future of our nation, and their big goal here is to split off enough of the black vote to give them victory in 2020. At this point proof of what he's now denying should matter more, but it doesn't. Too late to stop the attack from hitting home.

Our political pros knew immediately what this was, and it seems barely 5 minutes passed before the moves to spike this new cannon began. Otherwise, the Republicans will use it to bombard us from now to November 2, 2020. And reactions here should clue anyone in to how effective it could be.

democratisphere

(17,235 posts)
8. So Democrats run from redumbliCON attacks and self destruct
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 11:42 AM
Feb 2019

by destroying their own. This sure as hell isn't how a political party ultimately wins elections.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
10. Well, that's a...completely negative way of describing us.
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 12:03 PM
Feb 2019

But I do agree that we will win this next election through our many good actions that serve the people.

This one merely keeps the Republicans from blowing us up to stop us.

 

EffieBlack

(14,249 posts)
21. "Destroy one of their own" NO
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 01:36 PM
Feb 2019

Not spit in the faces of the most loyal and indispensable part of our base in order to let a latecomer to the party who insulted and betrayed them save face and keep his job he wouldn't have gotten without them.

That IS how we win elections.

It's also how we behave as decent human beings.

Demsrule86

(68,064 posts)
22. The same group that attacked Northam is now attacking Fairfax...no resignation.
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 01:49 PM
Feb 2019

Tell the fucking Republicans to pound sand.

UTUSN

(70,298 posts)
23. It's POSSIBLE it's a set-up by "Big League Politics"
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 02:08 PM
Feb 2019
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211770822

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https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/02/northam-yearbook-photo-was-unearthed-by-outlet-associated-with-white-nationalists/
Northam Yearbook Photo Was Unearthed by Outlet Associated With White Nationalists
Big League Politics was founded by ex-Breitbart staffers who thought the site was too mainstream.

Big League Politics was founded in 2017 by a group of former Breitbart Newsstaffers, who decided that the nationalist media outlet previously run by Steve Bannon had gotten too mainstream. BLP started as the media arm of a pro-Trump, “populist nationalist” political action committee, which bills itself as the “attack dogs” for the American First Agenda. The site is now owned by North Carolina political consultant Reilly O’Neal, who worked for Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate whose run was derailed by child molestation charges, and Corey Stewart, a Republican from Virginia popular with white supremacists for his support of Confederate monuments. Last year, Stewart unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and the site covered his race extensively.

The man who first posted the Northam yearbook photo is BLP editor-in-chief Patrick Howley, a former reporter and provocateur for Breitbart and Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller. Howley has made news in the past, but for more (sic) ignoble reasons. In 2014, he and Carlson were forced to apologize to reporter Rosie Gray, then at BuzzFeed, after Howley tweeted a pair of gross, sexist comments about her. Breitbart also suspended Howley in 2016 after he publicly questioned whether one of his co-workers had lied when she said she’d been manhandled by Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski at a press event.



https://www.foxnews.com/politics/virginia-lt-gov-fairfax-denies-sexual-assault-allegation-amid-political-storm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20foxnews%2Fpolitics%20%28Internal%20-%20Politics%20-%20Text%29
Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax denies sexual assault claim, amid political storm

The allegation was first posted by Big League Politics, the same political blog that published the now-infamous yearbook photo showing someone in blackface and someone in a KKK costume, from Northam's 1984 yearbook page. ,,,,

The blog, in the post that prompted Fairfax's denial, claimed that a fellow at Stanford University said a man sexually assaulted her at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Mass.

“Imagine you were sexually assaulted during the DNC Convention in Boston in 2004 by a campaign staffer. You spend the next 13 years trying to forget it ever happened. Until one day you find out he’s the Democratic candidate for statewide office in a state some 3000 miles away, and he wins that election in November 2017,” a post from the reported accuser said, according to the blog. “Then, by strange, horrible luck, it seems increasingly likely that he’ll get a VERY BIG promotion.” ….

“The (Washington) Post carefully investigated the claim for several months,” Fairfax’s office said in a statement. “After being presented with facts consistent with the Lt. Governor’s denial of the allegation, the absence of any evidence corroborating the allegation, and significant red flags and inconsistencies within the allegation, the Post made the considered decision not to publish the story.” ....

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