When you work in the government in any capacity, it means that our hard earned tax dollars go to pay your salary, and as such, there are certain kinds of behaviors and expectations that we all want to see from those who have been charged with the task of representing us and our interests.
One of those expectations is to act with mature professionalism, which is a concept that seems completely foreign to a Pennsylvania state representative who decided to welcome Vice President Mike Pence to his district by posting a picture flipping him off and telling him to “get bent, then get out.”
Classy fellow, eh?
The full message by Rep. Brian Sims, Pennsylvania’s first openly gay state representative, appeared on Facebook, where Sims wrote:take our poll - story continues below
OFFICIAL WELCOME: Vice President Mike Pence let me be the first person to officially welcome you to the City of Brotherly Love, and to my District in the State House!
To be clear, we’re a City of soaring diversity. We believe in the power of all people to live and to contribute: Black, Brown, Queer, Trans, Atheist, Immigrant, we want you and we’ll respect you.
So keep that in mind while you’re here raising money to attack more families, spread more lies, blaspheme with your bible, and maybe even talk to a woman without your wife in the room. We have plenty of them, and they’re pretty much all more powerful and more real than you have ever been.
So…get bent, then get out!
OFFICIAL WELCOME: @MikePenceVP let me be the first to officially welcome you to the City of Brotherly Love and to my District! We’re a City of soaring diversity. We believe in the power of all people: Black, Brown, Queer, Trans, Atheist, & Immigrant. So…get bent, then get out! pic.twitter.com/G9eLrXgeVn
— Brian Sims (@BrianSimsPA) June 19, 2018
Reactions to Sims blabbering is a bit mixed, with those who have strong ties to the LGBTQ movement giving him the thumbs up, but more, shall we say, “moderate” common sense type folks disapproving of his lack of professionalism.
He's so brave and edgy! He also looks like the cokehead douchebag in Die Hard and has a really ugly tie.
Never forget, liberals hate you. They don't want to debate or even defeat you, they want to destroy you. https://t.co/frRvET4QPg
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) June 19, 2018
OMG! HE TOOK A PICTURE OF HIMSELF FLIPPING OFF A CAMERA, UPLOADED IT TO TWITTER AND THEN DIRECTED IT TO MIKE PENCE. SO MUCH BRAVERY! HONESTLY, THIS LEVEL OF HEROISM IS OVERWHELMING. MIKE PENCE HAS PROBABLY RESIGNED BY NOW. https://t.co/X5ATxE0CD2
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) June 19, 2018
Democrats: "Trump is so divisive."
Also Democrats: https://t.co/olINu8KUNQ
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 19, 2018
He is not flipping off Trump.????
He is flipping off YOU.
When I tell you they hate you, you protest.
You don't want it to be true, so you convince yourself that what you see is an illusion.
But it isn't.
They really hate you.
And they will hurt you if they can.
Be prepared. https://t.co/aeN06CePn7
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) June 19, 2018
— Conservative Review (@CR) June 19, 2018
This fellow seems to have a lot of issues going on and might benefit from taking a nice, long vacation from social media. It seems the over saturation of news media and the politicization of every corner of existence is beginning to take its toll on the mental state of America and it’s representatives.
The bottom line here is that there are certain standards of professionalism and respect those we put in office are expected to hold and this guy falls way, way short of that bar.
It’s not like he was somehow attacked by Pence. Sims just went off for no real reason.
Hopefully he’ll learn this lesson and restrain himself in the future.
Source: The Daily Wire
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The ultra-woke U.S. women’s soccer team — big losers thus far — decided to skip representing the U.S.A. during the opening ceremonies at the Tokyo Olympics Friday. The famously anti-American soccer team claimed that they could not attend because they were scheduled to attend practice during the opening event, according to WXIA-TV. “Obviously we can’t be there, I don’t know who scheduled us to practice at this time,” chief anti-American team star Megan Rapinoe told the media. The women’s soccer team was all about protesting against the U.S.A. during its first Olympics game this week but lost to New Zealand in a crushing 3-0 final. Rapinoe added that this year’s gams are different than past games. “It looks quite different and feels quite different than in the past, but all of us are thrilled to be here,” she said. Team members Abby Dahlkemper and Rapinoe enacted a lame “private parade” and posted it to Twitter: https://twitter.com/USWNT/status/1418557013739536390 The America-hating women’s soccer team was not the only American team that skipped the opening ceremonies. Both the women’s and the men’s U.S. gymnastics teams also skipped the ceremonies. They similarly held their own version of the parade” https://twitter.com/InsideGym/status/1418539840564572160 Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.
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