The Daily Caller writes, “WAPO’S ‘CONSERVATIVE’ BLOGGER UNDER FIRE AFTER CALLING BLACK VIRGINIA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR ‘ELOQUENT’.”
A Washington Post blogger has come under heavy criticism after tweeting a call for Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to be replaced by the state’s lieutenant governor, a “dynamic, eloquent African American.”
Jennifer Rubin, whose Twitter profile identifies her as a “conservative blogger” for the outlet, issued a call for Democrats to “move Northam out” after a racist picture from the Virginia governor’s 1984 medical school days came to light so he could be replaced by Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax. However, it wasn’t the call itself that got Rubin in hot water, but rather her description of Fairfax.
Had the Lt. Gov been a BBall player, would Ms. Rubin's comment been rec'd differently? For example, "That was the 'cleanest' 3 point shot ever. The way it swished thru the hoop spoke 'eloquently' of Lt. Gov's skill as a shooter. Getting snakebit by IDentity POLitics is a bitch.
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