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All statewide officials in Virginia should resign if Democrats are held to their own standards.
Even if Gov. Ralph Northam didn’t appear in blackface in an image in his medical school yearbook, he confessed to once darkening his face as part of a Michael Jackson costume. Attorney General Mark Herring, who called Northam’s conduct indefensible, also used blackface once. Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has been accused of sexual assault.
Blackface - Northam - Herring - Career-ender - Women
If ever wearing blackface, even in the 1980s as both Northam and Herring did, is a career-ender, and if we are supposed to “believe all women,” then all three of these Democrats have to go.
Virginia portends an inflamed and unforgiving Democratic mood that will define the party’s battle for the 2020 presidential nomination.
Democrats - Woke - Primary - Gantlet - Correctness
Democrats are about to embark on the first woke primary, a gantlet of political correctness that will routinely wring abject apologies out of candidates and find fault in even the most sure-footed. The passage of time will be no defense. Nor the best of intentions. Nor anything else.
Any lapses will be interpreted through the most hostile lens, made all the more brutal by the competition of a large field of candidates vying for the approval of a radicalized base. The Democratic nomination battle might as well be fought on the campus of Oberlin College and officiated by the director of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Hero - Long-standing - Protection - Sen - Liz
Being a progressive hero of long-standing doesn’t afford any protection. Consider Sen. Liz Warren. She certainly deserves all the grief she gets for her laughable identification of herself over the years as an American Indian. But for the identity-politics left, her fault runs deeper.
After taking a DNA test to prove her (distant) Native American ancestry, she stood accused in the words of a member of a tribe in South Dakota of “privileging nonindingenous definitions...
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