Gov. Northam Wrote An Op-Ed After VA GOP Torched His Anti-Gun Push, He Should Have Just Shut His Face

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Posted: Jul 12, 2019 2:54 PM
Gov. Northam Wrote An Op-Ed After VA GOP Torched His Anti-Gun Push, He Should Have Just Shut His Face

Source: (AP Photo/Steve Helber

Who the hell does this guy think he is? Does he think that the Men in Black came in overnight and used their “neuralyzer” to wipe people’s memories? Bro, we remember that you admitted to doing blackface, we know you’re nickname was “Coonman” at the Virginia Military Institute, and we know your yearbook photo at Eastern Virginia Medical School has one person in blackface and another in full Ku Klux Klan regalia—all of these photos were personally submitted by you. No one forgot about this, you idiot. No one. And if you weren’t a Democrat, you would’ve been kicked to the curb months ago. Your Attorney General also did blackface and your lieutenant governor is facing two charges of rape. The entire executive administration of this state is morally corrupt. Who cares what you think? Either way, you were the person in blackface or the Klan outfit. You were a grown adult and you should’ve resigned and spared the state the embarrassment. But you’re a power-hungry monster, you’re hoping that the Democrats can retake the legislature, which is a possibility, and you know, as a Democrat, you can get away with anything. So, I guess good for you for understanding the dynamics of your party and the allies you have in the media to give you miles of political cover. You’re still trash. I mean all Democrats are trash, but you sir, are a particularly heinous creature.

Did you think this political stunt this week was going to rehabilitate your character? Did you think that using the deaths of those killed in the tragic Virginia Beach shooting in May was going to be your saving grace? You need to have the moral authority to do that, governor. You don’t. You moonwalked that off the stage as soon as the photos were unearthed and you yourself confessed to donning blackface, which is widely seen as racist, for a dance competition in Austin, Texas back in the 1980s. Maybe you would’ve left until the next two clowns that could take over for you couldn’t for their own drama. This would have given Virginia’s governor’s mansion to the Republicans. So, you stay and now that the VA GOP nuked your special session on gun control, which included confiscatory policy initiatives, you take to the op-ed pages to try and shame lawmakers, tell them what their job is, and try to carry this holier-than-thou attitude because you wanted to respond to a mass shooting and hope this will wash away your blackface fiasco (via WaPo):

On May 31, around 4 in the afternoon, I was told there had been a mass shooting in Virginia Beach. The number of dead kept climbing as we drove to the emergency operations center. By the end of the night, 12 precious lives had been lost. All of those people had gotten up that morning and gone to work, expecting to leave that night and go home to their families. That didn’t happen. Their lives were taken senselessly.

A few days after the Virginia Beach tragedy, I spoke at the funeral of Markiya Dickson, a 9-year-old girl who was shot and killed while playing with her friends in a Richmond park. Her father stood at the pulpit with his daughter lying in a casket. He spoke about what a wonderful young girl she was, how her favorite color was pink and how everybody at school loved her. And then he said something I will never forget. He said, “We shouldn’t be here.”

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And as a governor, I don’t want another governor to get that call about a mass shooting or have to speak at a funeral for a precious 9-year-old girl killed by guns.

On Tuesday, I asked the General Assembly to do something about it. I asked lawmakers to address the emergency of gun violence in Virginia. I asked them to show their constituents and our country that despite our differences, we can come together to save lives.

Legislators came to Richmond Tuesday, but after just 90 minutes, Republican legislators voted to adjourn until November — without hearing any bills, without having any debates and without taking any action to address the crisis of gun violence.

That’s not what they were elected for.

They were not elected to punt or dismiss important issues. They were elected to weigh ideas and discuss differences. Regardless of whether folks agree on solutions, they were elected to take these votes. I expected better of them. I knew better than to think there would be an easy agreement, but I did expect our elected representatives to treat serious issues with respect, not contempt.

No, governor, you shouldn’t be anywhere near Richmond or the governor’s mansion. And again, blackface-wearing disgrace that you are, who the hell are you to tell lawmakers what their job is when you failed to do what was required in your position: resign.  Shut your face and go to bed, would you please.