This is pretty funny. David Atkins, the chairman of the Ventura County Democratic Party, just officially called for a Simi Valley councilman's resignation over "vile" online activity. Apparently, a Republican councilman and LAPD veteran clicked "Like" on a picture of scantily clad women with guns on his private Facebook page.
That and a couple of similar "likes" led Atkins to declare his "vile activity online serves as a clear sign that he lacks the judgment necessary to serve in elected office." He added the "conduct and the material he likes are certainly not representative of the values held by most people in Simi Valley."
I guess he's saying most men in Simi don't find female models attractive? Set aside that this whole thing is a laughingly weak accusation. It's even more amusing considering the timing. Atkins thinks this is a huge scandal, on the eve of the Benghazi hearings, which he'll ignore. Priceless.
But for a really good laugh, consider what Atkins himself posts on his social networks. Remember, Atkins wants this councilman to resign because of a few things he clicked "Like" on.
In 2011, his own party had to distance itself from him when he posted on Twitter that people in Simi Valley should "just put your white hoods on already" in response to some opposition to redistricting. He wrote that, "It's so clear that most of these old white people from East Ventura are terribly afraid of brown people in Oxnard/LA."
Remember, Atkins was upset that the Facebook likes are "not representative of the values held by most people in Simi Valley."
But this is!
"...hardcore conservatives want nothing more than to use minorities for target practice."
"The only way forward is to defeat and expose them for what they are: racist, bloodthirsty lunatics..."
These are both from Atkins' Daily Kos blog.
He also has a bit of a potty mouth, which honestly I don't have a problem with. But it makes for delicious irony when that person accuses other people of being "vile" online.
Gotta admire the cojones on conservatives: "cut govt!" "omg, you cut the wrong thing!" "air traffic? Cut help for poor people!" Assholes.-- David Atkins (@DavidOAtkins) April 26, 2013
Texas. Where assholes and morons in charge of zoning put homes within blocks of fertilizer plants.-- David Atkins (@DavidOAtkins) April 18, 2013
Meanwhile, @intuit outsources support to India during daytime hours, even though it's night time there. Assholes.-- David Atkins (@DavidOAtkins) April 18, 2013
By the way, California already has strong background checks. So if you're tired of GOP bullshit, move here.-- David Atkins (@DavidOAtkins) April 18, 2013
Essentially, NY Post and Fox News do appear to be full of shit as usual.-- David Atkins (@DavidOAtkins) April 15, 2013
Any asshole who says Chained CPI is a "triangulation against the left" shouldn't be labeled a "centrist." They're arch right.-- David Atkins (@DavidOAtkins) April 8, 2013
This is simple politics: if your opponent is an intransigent asshole who wants unpopular things, beat him over the head until election day.-- David Atkins (@DavidOAtkins) April 7, 2013
And that's only from the last month. Van Jones lost his job when he called Republicans "assholes," by the way. Honestly, the language doesn't bother me, except I wonder how much hate is inside him for him not to be able to control himself even though he's in a high-profile position.
What's more offensive to me is the lefty ideology, which I just don't get. Things like this:
No use talking to fools like Stockman, but he's got it backward. Abortion often needed BECAUSE fetus is physical threat. Self defense.-- David Atkins (@DavidOAtkins) April 12, 2013
Is there anything Republicans aren't hypocrites about? #Sanford-- David Atkins (@DavidOAtkins) April 3, 2013