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Sat May 13, 2017, 01:18 AM

"Va. Democrat Northam ramps up energy in bid for governor, calls Trump a narcissistic maniac"

As a voter who lives in Maryland, I suddenly desperately feel the need to find a way to vote for this candidate for Virginia Governor -- his pitch is rather pithy!

Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D), vying to be the next governor, is often called low-key. Genteel. Even dull.

Not so Friday night at the annual St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.) that drew about 1,200 people — and every Democrat running for statewide office — to the ballroom of the Kena Shriners Temple in Fairfax County.

In fiery remarks that sometimes bordered on shouting, Northam twice denounced President Trump as a “narcissistic maniac” in a four-minute speech frequently interrupted by cheers from a crowd decked out in green hats, ties and shirts and a smattering of blue Northam stickers.

“We have a fight on our hands, and I want to let you know tonight, I’m ready for the fight,” Northam said. “We need to make sure that that narcissistic maniac doesn’t come anywhere close to Virginia, and we need to make sure together that we take Virginia to the next level.”

(bold emphasis added)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/va-democrat-northam-ramps-up-energy-in-bid-for-governor-calls-trump-a-narcissistic-maniac/2017/03/18/6ba5c48a-0bd8-11e7-93dc-00f9bdd74ed1_story.html?utm_term=.3e09fa857729

It might be careless to talk about him so enthusiastically when I know nothing else about him, but for just this moment let me say:

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light.
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.*


Sam


*http://tacomaweekly.tripod.com/Irish-Quotations.html

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Samantha May 2017 OP
smirkymonkey May 2017 #1
phylny May 2017 #2
crazycatlady May 2017 #3
Samantha May 2017 #5
Samantha May 2017 #4

Response to Samantha (Original post)

Sat May 13, 2017, 04:14 AM

1. K&R

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Response to Samantha (Original post)

Sat May 13, 2017, 08:17 AM

2. We VA Dems have two good candidates to choose from.

I know Perriello's record because he was my congressman for two short years. Northam is the establishment pick. I just want the best candidate to win so we retain a democratic governor.

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Response to phylny (Reply #2)

Sat May 13, 2017, 11:25 AM

3. I feel the same way about NJ Dems

All of the Democrats on the ballot would be a good pick.

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #3)

Sat May 13, 2017, 12:10 PM

5. That is great news, crazycatlady

This should be a very interesting election season.

Sam

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Response to phylny (Reply #2)

Sat May 13, 2017, 12:09 PM

4. I do too, phyliny, you obviously live in Virginia and know more about the candidates than I

But as I have said before in other places, in all these races, the most important thing to try to elect the best candidate who will serve the needs of the people, not the Establishment. Good luck to you in these elections.

Sam

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