I think a good hard look at almost any state government will look like a shit show. Consider the number of politicians from IL in jail or on the way. Consider the actions in GA to limit who could vote. Consider the Chief Justice of Alabama fighting the US SC. Consider the state of AZ allowing one sheriff to run roughshod over the rights of prisoners. Consider Christy. Consider vote counting or not in FL. I am not familiar with all state houses but I bet clean ones are exceptions.
It is unlucky to be superstitious. My posts may be quoted in replies but may not be changed in any way.
Embattled Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam on Sunday vowed to remain in office because "there's no better person" to help the state "heal" from the multitude of scandals rocking its leadership than a doctor with his medical school credentials.
Huh? Who needs to heal? Perhaps Virginia needs to have a dialogue about race, but Northam isn't anywhere near the top of my list to lead that conversation.
I like what Jonah Goldberg has to say about this in the National Review:
Let’s assume Ralph Northam’s not a racist. It’s a pretty easy assumption for me because I think it’s probably true, even if I also think his yearbook photo was horrendous and I don’t believe he wasn’t in it. Let’s also assume it would be a good thing for Virginia to have a new “conversation” about race. This is a somewhat more difficult assumption for me because it’s so obviously a self-serving idea when offered by Northam. As Jim Geraghty notes, Northam wants to make his personal sin Virginia’s sin. Jim quotes Northam’s Washington Post interview:
"It’s obvious from what happened this week that we still have a lot of work to do. There are still some very deep wounds in Virginia, and especially in the area of equity,” he said. “There are ongoing inequities to access to things like education, health care, mortgages, capital, entrepreneurship. And so this has been a real, I think, an awakening for Virginia. It has really raised the level of awareness for racial issues in Virginia. And so we’re ready to learn from our mistakes."
Then Jim asks, “What’s this ‘we’ stuff?”...
Northam wasn’t elected to hold a statewide conversation about race or to bend public policy toward some group-atonement Virginians...
If Northam had run for governor — and won — promising to use his shame over wearing blackface or a Klan hood as motivation for “healing” Virginia, that would have been fine. But even if Northam isn’t in that photo, even if this is all a terribly unfair mistake, it doesn’t change the fact that the powers of the governorship aren’t his to use for a personal vanity project...
Northam is still in his position. There's also a Muslim Congresswoman out of MN that's using anti-semitic tropes.
We all knew which party was the real racist right?
The sweetie out of MN is by my standards representative of one of the most serious ongoing problems in the United States...immigration, both legal and illegal.
Although I believe the problem with our southern border is a real issue regarding illegal immigration it is in the big picture not as important as the coverage it gets. That's because the legal and illegal immigration here from around the world is the biggest threat to the United States.
The biggest threat is our immigration and enforcement system that allows a constant flow of a really huge number of people that come here legally from all around the world with visas or as tourists and so on and then simply don't leave. They eventually then work their way into the "system" as legal and become anchor adults.
The Congresswoman Leon references came here via Somalia and Kenya. We shouldn't be allowing immigration of peoples here from places like Somalia except possibly in extremely low numbers and then only after high standard vetting.
It is harder to immigrate here from places like the UK or Norway or Germany than it is from Third World shitholes whose residents, for the most part, are of dramatically different cultures and different languages than of the United States and whose people have little love for the United States except for what they can get from it. As for loyalty and assimilation and love of the USA as a country as it is, forget about it.
Don't forget Colorado Governor Hickenlooper. He was up for re-election a few years ago. During the campaign he implied that if he wasn't re-elected, he would pardon a convicted killer, who shot to death 3+ former co-workers because the killer had been fired.