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peggysue2

(10,948 posts)
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 01:23 PM Feb 2019

Accusation Du Jour

Anyone thinking that Charlie Pierce's warning that Republicans may have been the source of the Northam material/fiasco (and this in no way let's Northam off the hook) should be given a heads-up on the latest--an allegation against Justin Fairfax.

http://www.nbc12.com/2019/02/04/lt-gov-fairfax-slams-defamatory-false-sexual-assault-allegation/

This sort of ratf*cking is going to be the theme of 2020.

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Accusation Du Jour (Original Post) peggysue2 Feb 2019 OP
American Kompromat? 2naSalit Feb 2019 #1
Yup! peggysue2 Feb 2019 #6
Except Northam initially said it was him in the photo manor321 Feb 2019 #2
There's no excuse for Northam peggysue2 Feb 2019 #7
The same website. Wow. They're lucky. Getting stories that explode to national news. Stinky The Clown Feb 2019 #3
Strange how these . . . peggysue2 Feb 2019 #8
Looks like they were planning on getting both the gov. and lt. gov. out... brush Feb 2019 #4
That's what I'm thinking peggysue2 Feb 2019 #9
Called it Jake Stern Feb 2019 #5
You were the prescient one then peggysue2 Feb 2019 #10
who would take Fairfax place if they can force him out? Grasswire2 Feb 2019 #11
If it were to follow the traditional pathway, then . . . peggysue2 Feb 2019 #12
this won't be the last such effort. Grasswire2 Feb 2019 #13
No, it won't be. peggysue2 Feb 2019 #15
We won't have to accuse Republicans of a deliberate election reversal ... JustABozoOnThisBus Feb 2019 #19
You're probably . . . peggysue2 Feb 2019 #21
As it turns out . . . peggysue2 Feb 2019 #14
and about distracting Dems from the existential threat in the WH. Grasswire2 Feb 2019 #17
That, too. peggysue2 Feb 2019 #20
The AG - which leaves the lt Gov and the AG up for special election. (Nt) ehrnst Feb 2019 #16
repubs are impervious to facts Mr. Quackers Feb 2019 #18

peggysue2

(10,948 posts)
6. Yup!
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 01:51 PM
Feb 2019

The GOP has used the trade effectively in the past. Now that they've exposed Northam's past, they're trying to work something for Fairfax.

Ugh!

 

manor321

(3,344 posts)
2. Except Northam initially said it was him in the photo
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 01:33 PM
Feb 2019

Then a day later said, oh wait, that's not me in blackface at age 25. Oops! I thought it was!

The idiot needs to go, regardless of who found the picture.

peggysue2

(10,948 posts)
7. There's no excuse for Northam
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 01:58 PM
Feb 2019

He is responsible for the mess he created. But the question of who uncovered the yearbook photo is questionable. But now suddenly Fairfax is accused of sexual misconduct? With no credible evidence?

Color me suspicious.

The good thing is Justin Fairfax came right out and called the allegation foul.

Stinky The Clown

(67,925 posts)
3. The same website. Wow. They're lucky. Getting stories that explode to national news.
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 01:37 PM
Feb 2019

Lucky I tells ya. Pure luck and great sleuthing.

brush

(54,526 posts)
4. Looks like they were planning on getting both the gov. and lt. gov. out...
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 01:42 PM
Feb 2019

but Northam's failure to resign put a hiccup in their plan.

Politcs can be dirty but the facts against Fairfax are just not there. In Northam's case they are so the ratfuckers will actually help Fairfax rise to the governor's seat when Northam does step down.

Their plan will backfire on them.

peggysue2

(10,948 posts)
9. That's what I'm thinking
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 02:05 PM
Feb 2019

There's just so much crapola the electorate will tolerate. When it becomes too obvious that stories are being planted to discredit and/or defame then the whole plan falls apart. Voters become disgusted with constant muckraking.

Republicans are not known for their moderation in all things.

Jake Stern

(3,145 posts)
5. Called it
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 01:45 PM
Feb 2019

Just knew there was going to be some shit about Fairfax forthcoming. Wonder how long it'll take the GOP to get the alleged victim to testify?

peggysue2

(10,948 posts)
10. You were the prescient one then
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 02:10 PM
Feb 2019

I honestly groaned when I saw this headline. Did not see it coming. But as you said, it makes sense. The opposition doesn't really gain anything by having a young, progressive black male replace Northam. So why not go for broke?

Ugh.

Grasswire2

(13,589 posts)
11. who would take Fairfax place if they can force him out?
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 02:14 PM
Feb 2019

Just so we know what their game plan has been all along.

Maybe it's time for some entity on the left to start exposing TRUE damning facts about elected Republicans in state offices.

peggysue2

(10,948 posts)
12. If it were to follow the traditional pathway, then . . .
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 02:28 PM
Feb 2019

(from what I've read) President Pro Tempore, Steve Newman, who just happens to be a Republican would take over.

And if that were to come to pass, I think we could genuinely accuse the Republicans of a deliberate attempt to reverse a state election.

Grasswire2

(13,589 posts)
13. this won't be the last such effort.
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 03:26 PM
Feb 2019

They have minions digging for dirt or making it up on any/all Dem now.

peggysue2

(10,948 posts)
15. No, it won't be.
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 03:35 PM
Feb 2019

This is a shot across the bow. We need to be ready for incoming bombs because this will get very dirty on the way to 2020.

The chaos right now in Virginia is merely a first assault.

JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,480 posts)
19. We won't have to accuse Republicans of a deliberate election reversal ...
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 04:52 PM
Feb 2019

... they'll be boasting about it, dancing in the aisle, singing "another one bites the dust", and that "na na, hey hey hey, goodbye" song. Limbaugh will gloat about the theft.

peggysue2

(10,948 posts)
14. As it turns out . . .
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 03:30 PM
Feb 2019

Attorney General Herring (D) would replace Lt Governor Fairfax in Virginia if the continuing chaos resulted in both Governor and Lt. Governor being forced out.

Had another poster give me a heads up and finally found the supporting reference on Ballotpedia as well.

Calms me down a bit. But not enough. This muckraking is all about damaging Democratic officials and upping Republican chances in 2020.

 

Mr. Quackers

(443 posts)
18. repubs are impervious to facts
Mon Feb 4, 2019, 04:43 PM
Feb 2019

the trick is to not back down and immediately show ass.

the trick is to FIGHT BACK.

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