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Former Sen. Robert Byrd., D-West Virginia, in his post-Ku Klux Klan days as Senate majority leader.

"Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty." — Josef Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister

The Democrat governor of Virginia, who is a pediatric neurologist, said on a radio show that, essentially, once a baby is born the mother should have the right to decide to keep it alive or to kill it.

But here is the weird thing: That was not what got him in trouble with his Democrat base. They were not cool with that; many liberal elite Democrats think abortion should be legal all the way to when you send your kid to boarding school. What Gov. Ralph Northam is in trouble for is a picture that surfaced in a 1984 yearbook of him dressed for a costume party in blackface or a KKK robe and hood.

Yes, the anti-civil rights Democrat Party of slavery, Jim Crow laws, Democrat KKK senator and Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, George Wallace, Sen. Robert "KKK" Byrd and Harry Reid has no tolerance for anyone who might have acted like a knucklehead 30 years ago.

In fact, Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia was a high-ranking officer in both the Democrat Party (Senate majority leader) and in the KKK (head of recruiting). He not only had a sheet, he merited a fitted sheet, perhaps 400-thread count. In his defense, Byrd, who used the "N" word in an interview, later admitted he was dyslexic; he was unable to distinguish joining the KKK, because he thought it was the KKK.

In the politics of today, a racist can only be an opponent of Democrats, and one who cannot be accused of sexual "misconduct."

As we learned from the Kavanaugh hearings, if anyone makes a claim of sexual misconduct or racist behavior, we must believe him or her. Because of the current Democrat dogma, if you just question the story, you hate women or are a racist yourself.

To be a Democrat today, you must be a victim, either real or imagined, because Dems need victims to fuel their party. They play the victim card so often it is all 52 cards in their deck.

The more successful America is, the less Democrats are needed. They let illegal immigrants in so as to convince them they are victims too and to serve as a new source of aggrieved voters. Dems do not want things to get better because they are not needed when things are going well. They root against "Make America Great Again" on that premise. Name a city where Democrats have been in charge for decades, and I will show you a crime-ridden, highly taxed, corrupt mess of a city.

There is one telling thing about the recently elected governor of Virginia. He won a fairly close race against Republican Ed Gillespie, but this yearbook story never came out. The Democrats' playbook is filled with opposition research like Fusion GPS and Kavanaugh/Clarence Thomas-like dirty tricks. Why didn't the GOP find out about this racist picture before the election? And why did Democrats, wanting their African-American Virginia lieutenant governor to replace this current Democrat governor, just happen to find it now? Because winning in politics is everything to Democrats. They will stoop as low as it takes to win. Compared to entrenched Democrat operatives, Republicans remain naïve about dirty tricks.

Leftists in Hollywood think their only KKK is Khloe, Kim and Kourtney. The KKK membership drive those sisters undertake in Los Angeles could not be more different from the one the KKK did in Mississippi.

Contact Ron Hart, a libertarian op-ed humorist, at Ron@RonaldHart.com or @RonaldHart on Twitter.

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