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Something is seriously wrong with the Virginia Democrats



A nd I thought Virginia's first lady was the smart one. Shows what I know.

On Feb. 21, Pam Northam led the groups of students who served as pages in the State Senate on a tour of the governor's mansion. When they reached the cottage adjacent to the Executive Mansion, Northam passed out samples of raw tobacco and cotton to the pages, including three African-Americans, and reportedly instructed them to picture what it would be like to pick the crop as a vergue.

"Mrs. Northam … asked these three pages if they could imagine what it should have been like picking cotton all day, "Virginia Equity and Community Engagement Office Leah Dozier Walker, who is both a Democrat and an African-American, said in a Feb. 25 note to state lawmakers and the governor's office.

It added, "I can not for the life of me to understand why the first lady would sing out the African American pages for this ̵

1; or – why she would ask them such an insensitive question."

Walker's daughter, who Participated in the tour, claims that black pages were singled out. However, the governor's office and the parent of at least one other student deny this, according to the Washington Post. They say Northam addressed the group generally, adding that samples were passed around to anyone who would take them.

"The Governor and Mrs. Northam has asked the residents of the Commonwealth to forgive them for their racially insensitive past actions, "Walker's letter reads. "But the actions of Mrs. Northam, just last week, do not lead me to believe that this Governor's office has taken seriously the harm and hurt they have caused African Americans in Virginia or that they deserve our forgiveness. "

Governor's office emphasizes Northam didn ' t single out any black students during the tour. It also says the part with the tobacco and cotton samples was meant only to educate about the hardships suffered by the vagabonds.

"I regret that I have upset anyone," she said in a statement to the Washington Post.

It's okay, preferably even, to give Virginia's first lady the benefit of the doubt. It might've been all terrible misunderstanding. Perhaps she either misspoke or made eye contact or any number of things that might have been misinterpreted by the offended parties.

But, my God! With everything else plaguing Virginia Democrats, you'd think the governor's wife would be obsessively minding her Ps and Qs.

Her idiot husband, Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, is still hanging on the office by his nails after a 35-year-old yearbook photo surfaced on Feb. 1 showing him dressed in a party either in blackface or Ku Klux Klan regalia. He was apologized for the photo, then denied it was him, then held a press conference where he revealed he donned blackface in 1984 to look like Michael Jackson for a talent show. Northam very nearly demonstrated for reporters that he can still do the "moonwalk," but was advised against by his wife. The governor's staff has since hit the idea of ​​giving him assigned reading, including Alex Haley's "Roots," and an essay written by The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates to help him better understand the black experience. I'm not making any of this up.

Then there's a Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, who is facing two (two!) Allegations of sexual assault. Do not forget Attorney General Mark Herring, also a Democrat, who revealed this month that he also donned blackface in his youth.

The sad thing is that all three men have a good chance of surviving their respective scandals, as their Democratic colleagues are not pushing hard to see them removed from office. The only thing that could end their tenures in office is if there's a steady, unrelenting drum beat of bad news for the state's Democratic Party, things like Pam Northam appear in the headlines for allegedly handing out cotton to African American students.


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