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Brian Sims is the Democratic Party without filters



Brian Sims is the Democratic Party without filters

There has been growing outrage, mostly coming from the right but not exclusively, about a previously unknown and continuously unexceptional Pennsylvania state representative named Brian Sims. He’s been making headlines over the past couple of days on mostly conservative or local news outlets, but his actions and rhetoric are the type that would normally make national news. This time, it isn’t.

Is the media silence about his actions due to him being an embarrassment to the Democratic Party? No. It’s because he is a clear reflection of the true thoughts and feelings of the Democratic Party. He just removed the filter that keeps most from expressing their hateful views.

Here are some of the headlines:

Pennsylvania State Representative Harasses a Peaceful Pro-Life Activist

State representative Brian Sims, elected in 2012 to represent part of Philadelphia, evidently believes that his job requires him to avoid the state house and instead police the space in front of abortion clinics, protecting some of his citizens from pious pro-lifers.

This weekend, Sims filmed a livestream video as he harassed an older woman praying on the sidewalk in front of a Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania location. “She is an old white lady, who is going to try to avoid showing you her face,” Sims says from behind the camera, angling it to capture the woman on tape.

He proceeds to harangue her for several minutes, calling her “disgusting” and “racist,” and repeating “shame on you,” as she studiously ignores him. “Have you fed any children today, or have you just stood out in front of a Planned Parenthood shaming people for something that they have a constitutional right to do?” Sims asks, describing her protest as “an attack on the Constitution.”

That’s pretty bad, right? Even local media had to call him out for the hypocrisy.

Brian Sims Berates “Old White Lady” Protesting at Philly Planned Parenthood

In a now-viral video, the state rep exercises his First Amendment right to go off on a protester exercising hers.

But he wasn’t done yet. He went on to offer to pay for information about teenagers who were also protesting abortion. He promised to pay $100 to anyone who would “dox” these girls.

Sims is a provocateur, but his rhetoric is only different from other Democrats in style. They may object to how he delivers his message (though we’re seeing few objections to that as well) but they have no problem with the heart of the message itself. They see evangelicals as the enemy, pro-lifers as demons, and conservatives as scum.

Since the video went viral, he’s been doubling- and tripling-down on his rants.

The only difference between Brian Sims and his “mainstream” Democratic allies is he’s willing to say the unhinged beliefs most of his fellow Democrats share but are unwilling to express.