In their quest to win elections by stoking the flames of divisive identity politics, Democrats have transformed what was once a mainstream political party into a hub of far-left anti-Americanism and anarchy.
This is no longer the party of Harry Truman or JFK. Those men look like Ronald Reagan compared to the new generation of left-wing politicians.
Case-in-point: Missouri State Representative Bruce Franks, Jr.
Franks was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in November 2016 after beating Democratic incumbent State Rep. Penny Hubbard in a landslide primary victory, the Daily Caller reported.
Prior to entering politics, Franks was a rapper who went by the pseudo-name Oops and formed part of rap group St. Louis Cypher. The colorful lyrics of his songs include allusions to killing “sniches” and then hiding their corpses in body bags.
“I off them if they snitch, I put a shotty to their body, send them straight to the reverend!” the state rep said in his past life as a performer–which was as recent as 2015. “I put them in a body cast, put them in a body bag, tie them to the bag of the Chrysler then it’s body drag! A ni**a speak my name, he will get slain!”
In one particularly gruesome rap, Franks talked about leaving “snitches” “neckless.”
Amid the noise, Franks can be heard rapping “I have been shot, stabbed, robbed, but don’t worry about me. I returned those favors. Came back three weeks later just to return the razor.”
As alarming as it is to have a lawmaker who has bragged about concealing murder evidence, Franks’ record since taking office has been even more worrisome.
Prior to being elected, the St. Louis native was an active Black Lives Matter protester. Despite now being a public servant, Franks hasn’t relented in his activism.
Old court house
State Rep 78th District
So much symbolism in this photo! pic.twitter.com/EV8Dn6nMVp
— Bruce Franks Jr (@brucefranksjr) August 18, 2017
Most recently, he joined in the massive St. Louis protests that followed the acquittal of police officer Jason Stockley, who shot and killed black man Anthony Lamar Smith.
Protesters destroyed private property and even vandalized the home of St. Louis’s Democratic mayor–even though Smith had attempted to ram police with his car and even pulled a gun on officers.
The protests have been ongoing. On Tuesday, Franks was one of 143 protesters arrested for blocking traffic on a highway. He responded to the arrests with all the dignity of a state representative.
We getting locked up!
— Bruce Franks Jr (@brucefranksjr) October 4, 2017
Franks says he met many “superheroes” while in jail.
According to Franks, the aim of these protests is to “disrupt and to affect the economy.” He’s expressed satisfaction at having allegedly led the infliction of $11 million in economic damages to the city, saying “That sounds effective to me.”
A state representative gloating about costing his constituents money and economic opportunity? Could things get any worse?
Apparently they can. It turns out the man who posted this:
— Bruce Franks Jr (@brucefranksjr) November 7, 2015
and supports this
is currently the ranking member of the state legislature’s Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety. And chair of the Subcommittee on Police/Community Relations.
Great job “Oops.” You’ve officially rung the death knell of the Democratic Party.