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  1. State Democrats keep on saying “this is so heartbreaking, he needs to resign, we cannot reconcile this photo with the man we know today” and it’s like, that should say something, right? If the photo doesn’t represent the man he is today, by your own admission, what’s the problem?

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    1. @mrmattimation Americans hold a grudge, I guess?

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      1. @scribus The whole thing is totally political. There was recently a controversy about the Governor’s stance on late-term abortion, which the state GOP planned to use as ammo in the legislative elections we’re holding this year. But then that didn’t end up going anywhere. If this photo existed for 35 years, why is it only just now being brought up? Why wasn’t it brought up last year, when the Governor was inaugurated, or the year before, when it looked like the Republicans were gonna win the state elections? Because it was politically advantageous to the state GOP—which is one seat away from losing their legislative majority in both houses—to release it now. None of them raised any issues when their US Senate nominee, Corey Stewart, went on racially charged tangents about immigrants DURING the election. Ralph Northam has proven in the year he’s been governor, that the guy in the photo is not him today, even if it might have been decades ago.

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        1. @mrmattimation It's all wibbly-wobbly. Kerry was a flip-flopper for changing his mind (over a period of decades, during which the general attitudes were also changing).

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          1. @scribus That’s the other thing. For DECADES cultural attitudes in Virginia were behind other states, and like, yeah, we’re pretty good about that sort of thing now, but that picture was published in a MED SCHOOL YEARBOOK. SURELY the bigger statement should be that the state has come a REALLY long way since 1984.

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            1. @mrmattimation In a less terminal-intensity atmosphere, I bet they would go that way.

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