Clamor for ouster of top Democrats slows in Virginia

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  • scrappy do DRAPER, UT
    Feb. 12, 2019 1:20 a.m.

    Of course it did

    The mainstream media stopped pushing the story

    If these guys were Republicans the story would never go away

  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 11, 2019 9:15 p.m.

    @2bits
    "If the majority of the people in Virginia want them out (as evidenced by a vote of the people, an election, not just a media poll)..."

    Virginia has no-consecutive terms rules for Governor so Northam by default won't be back.

  • NoNamesAccepted St. George, UT
    Feb. 11, 2019 7:48 p.m.

    I think the Lt Gov is entitled to a presumption of innocence and a trial before being forced to do anything over old allegations of criminal conduct.

    I think the Gov and AG should not be judged today over a peaceful, legal, but politically offensive act committed decades ago.

    That doesn't mean I'm not enjoying a little schadenfreude at the expense of Democrats--the self-proclaimed party of women and minorities--as they face the political realities of applying or retreating from the same standards they tried to impose on Kavanaugh. If the same standard is to apply--believe the woman, college mistakes are not to be forgiven if they include racism or sexism--then all 3 must be run from office and a Republican allowed to become governor.

    To retreat, OTOH, is to make clear that their demands of Kav were purely partisan politics never intended to apply to their own when the stakes really mattered. It is one thing to run out a single Democrat senator who will be replaced by another Democrat. But when a Democrat might be replaced by a Republican (NJ Senate, Virginia Governor, etc), well, things are suddenly very different.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 11, 2019 2:42 p.m.

    RE: " Clamor for ouster of top Democrats slows in Virginia"...
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    Good. Because it was getting a little ridiculous.

    If people in the media at NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN want them out... I don't care.
    If people at the NAACP want them to resign... I don't care.
    If the majority of the people in Virginia want them out (as evidenced by a vote of the people, an election, not just a media poll)... then they will be out. But people in Washington DC or people in the media calling for them to resign... is bogus. It's up to the people in Virginia, and they are about 50/50 on it (from polls).

    It takes an election to force them out. If you can't wait for an election... you have to impeach. Doesn't work for outsiders to call for their resignation.

    If you're not from Virginia... I don't care if you think they should resign.

    Till a majority of Voters in Virginia tell them they want them out... they have no obligation to leave, just to make some vocal outsiders happy.

    They can remove them next election, not with torches and pitchforks or a media campaign by outsiders.