It took just one article in Politico to put a 2020 issue cloud over very capable Democrats Pols positioning to be the parties’ standard bearer against President Trump in 2020.
With unity of purpose they did do the right thing in highlighting that Virginia Governor Northam is unfit to serve in leading the Commonwealth of Virginia.
They are more then welcome to help my state send a signal to our fellow citizens that core racist behavior by a man entrusted to be our Chief Executive Officer should have significant consequences.
However, by only making their stand reported by Politico on February 1 2010 that it is time for him to resign over nasty raciest pictures they to a person have made a profound political calculation.
“Democratic presidential candidates urge Northam to resign”
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro was the first to urge Northam to resign. “It doesn’t matter if he is a Republican or a Democrat,” Castro tweeted. “This behavior was racist and unconscionable. Governor Northam should resign.”
“The stain of racism should have no place in the halls of government,” Harris said. “These images arouse centuries of anger, anguish, and racist violence and they’ve eroded all confidence in Gov. Northam’s ability to lead,” Booker added.
Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) also followed suit. Warren called the picture “deeply disturbing” and intolerable, while Gillibrand said “racism cannot be excused in our government or anywhere else.” Both said he should resign.
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who has hinted at entering the Democratic primary, and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), who is expected to launch a presidential campaign, joined in on the calls for Northam’s resignation, too. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), another potential presidential candidate, also weighed in demanding Northam resign.
The highest leadership of the Democrat Party going into the 2020 election are directly saying that racism trumps overt willful baby murder.
Quite frankly those positions of racism and baby murder are never mutually exclusive, racism and infanticide have been accurately connected with the horrible theory of eugenics.
“Eugenics” comes from the Greek roots for “good” and “origin,” or “good birth” and involves applying principles of genetics and heredity for the purpose of improving the human race.
Eugenics was not only the purview of academics, and it became a popular social movement that peaked in the 1920s and 30s. During this period, the American Eugenics Society was founded, in addition to many local societies and groups around the country (PBS 1998).
Members competed in “fitter family” and “better baby” competitions at fairs and exhibitions (Remsberg 2011). Movies and books promoting eugenic principles were popular. A film called The Black Stork (1917), based on a true story, depicted as heroic a doctor that allowed a syphilitic infant to die after convincing the child’s parents that it was better to spare society one more outcast.
The candidates made their choice and taken their stand on a major campaign issue so be it.
What I also find amusing is that all Democrat’s questing to lead the free world are also totally ignored by a really goofy and entitled Governor of their party.
News flash: Northam may resign but most certainly not driven by anyone outside of Virginia. Half measure political virtue signaling and scripted pontifications have just demonstrated that all the 2020 candidates moral authority in an information war political battle do not have any real world consequences.
They have all taken power grabbing ethics lessons from Macbeth;
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
So they should not be surprised if some asks a simple question;
“What good are you to effectively lead America?”