Rough justice for Gov Northam

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY FEBRUARY 5, 2019

         BY THE TIME YOU HEAR THIS VIRGINIA GOVERNOR RALPH NORTHAM MAY HAVE RESIGNED OVER HIS 1984 YEARBOOK PICTURE FEATURING TWO MEN, ONE IN BLACKFACE AND THE OTHER IN A KKK OUTFIT. NORTHAM FIRST APOLOGIZED AND THEN IN A WEIRD NEWS CONFERENCE SAID NEITHER OF THE MEN IN THE PICTURE WAS HIM. DEMOCRATS HAVE DEMANDED HE RESIGN. THAT’S BECAUSE THE LEFT USES RACE AGAINST REPUBLICANS AND THEY DON’T WANT THAT STAIN ON THEM.

         HERE’S WHAT A WALL STREET JOURNAL EDITORIAL SAID: “NORTHAM WON THE VIRGINIA GOVERNORSHIP IN 2017 IN PART BY WIELDING RACE AS A WEAPON UNFAIRLY AGAINST REPUBLICAN ED GILLESPIE. THAT THE SAME WEAPON IS NOW LIKELY TO END HIS CAREER IS A CASE OF ROUGH POLITICAL JUSTICE, THOUGH HE AND DEMOCRATS STILL OWE AN APOLOGY TO MR. GILLESPIE… FOR DEMOCRATS, RACISM HAS BECOME THE DEFAULT CHARGE FOR ANY GOP POLICY THEY DISLIKE ON CRIME, IMMIGRATION, THE ENVIRONMENT, YOU NAME IT. THIS ALL-PURPOSE POLITICAL EXPLOITATION OF RACE RUNS THE RISK OF DEVALUING OUTRAGE AGAINST GENUINE RACIAL AFFRONTS.”

         THIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND. I’M CAL THOMAS.