RetireJimMoran.com has been dormant for awhile after a malware from an unknown source wiped everything out from the website in 2016. Since Jim Moran was living a quiet, comfortable, and posh life as a registered lobbyist for a D.C. powerhouse firm on behalf of ten wealthy clients, we decided not to restore the site. But Jim Moran has returned to the public spotlight in recent days, including an appearance on ABC’s This Week and other national media outlets.
Moran resurfaced this week to defend Governor Ralph Northam, the famed infanticide-defender, against a damning yearbook photo that he said does — or does not, depending on the day — depict him as either a guy in blackface or a guy in a KKK hood.
An avalanche of demands for Northam to resign has commenced, and even Northam’s most loyal Democrat allies, including his former running mate, Terry McAuliffe, have joined in that call to resign. One of the only Democrats to defend Northam? Jim Moran.
Jim Moran is quite familiar with accusations of racism leading to calls for a politician to resign. Some of Moran’s Democratic colleagues and constituents demanded his resignation in 2003 after he effectively blamed the Iraq War on Jews: “If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq, we would not be doing this. The leaders of the Jewish community are influential enough that they could change the direction of where this is going, and I think they should.” Moran did not resign, but he apologized and was forced to step down from a leadership post in the House Democratic Caucus.
That wasn’t the first that Moran was accused of anti-Semitism. In 2001, he said Israel’s prime minister wanted to “kill at will”. In 2002, he received campaign contributions from an anti-Israel terrorism supporter.
Perhaps Moran sympathizes with Northam, and that’s why he rushed to his defense.
As long as Moran is in the public eye, this site should be around. We’ll be restoring our extensive archives to this site in the coming days.