Racism and Virginia

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY FEBRUARY 11, 2019

         FORGIVE ME FOR LAUGHING AT THE DEMOCRAT’S PROBLEM WITH RACE IN VIRGINIA. BOTH GOVERNOR RALPH NORTHAM AND HIS ATTORNEY GENERAL ARE IN TROUBLE OVER COLORING THEIR FACES IN THE PAST TO APPEAR BLACK.

         FOR DECADES, DEMOCRATS HAVE PAINTED REPUBLICANS AS RACISTS. NOW THEY ARE GETTING THEIR JUST DESSERTS.

         AS JENNIFER KEARNS HAS WRITTEN FOR THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER: “DEMOCRATS VOTED AGAINST EVERY PIECE OF CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATION IN CONGRESS FROM 1866 TO 1966…” DEMOCRATS VOTED AGAINST THE 13TH AMENDMENT WHICH OFFICIALLY FREED SLAVES. ONLY FOUR DEMOCRATS VOTED IN FAVOR. REPUBLICANS PASSED THE 14TH AMENDMENT, GRANTING EX-SLAVES U.S. CITIZENSHIP. DEMOCRATS VOTED AGAINST IT. DEMOCRATS VOTED AGAINST THE 15TH AMENDMENT, WHICH GAVE EX-SLAVES THE RIGHT TO VOTE. NOT ONE DEMOCRAT VOTED FOR IT, BUT DEMOCRATS DID ENACT JIM CROW LAWS WHICH MADE IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS TO EXERCIZE THAT RIGHT.

         A SENATE OFFICE BUILDING IS NAMED FOR RICHARD RUSSELL, A GEORGIA DEMOCRAT WHO OPPOSED CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATION. AND VIRGINIA’S LT. GOVERNOR HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF RAPE. MUSN’T WE ALWAYS BELIEVE THE WOMAN? THAT’S WHAT DEMOCRATS HAVE SAID. AS THE OLD SAYING GOES,"WHAT GOES AROUND COKMES AROUND." I'M CAL THOMAS.