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David Atkins, a newly elected California member of the Democratic National Committee, declared recently that Democrats and liberals should “start thinking in terms of post-WWII Germany or Japan” in order to “deprogram 75 million people.”

The 75 million people he referred to are presumably Trump supporters.

According to the Associated Press, President Donald Trump received more than 73 million votes during the 2020 presidential election.

Conservative activist Jack Posobiec tweeted Atkins’ remarks, captioning them, “A Democrat Party official in California is calling for national re-education camps for families who voted for Trump. This is not OK.”

The tweets in question began, “How do you deprogram 75 million people who would literally die to stick it to the domestic enemies the teevee and youtube conspiracy vids told them to hate?”

He added, “No seriously…how *do* you deprogram 75 million people? Where do you start? Fox? Facebook? We have to start thinking in terms of post-WWII Germany or Japan. Or the failures of Reconstruction in the South.”

“This is not your standard partisan policy disagreement,” said Atkins, who is also a self-described author and activist. “This is a conspiracy theory fueled belligerent death cult against reality & basic decency. The only actual policy debates of note are happening within the dem coalition between left and center left.”

He wasn’t done there.

After receiving comments questioning his tweets, Atkins continued by attacking some conservatives for their ideals.

“I know conservatives are upset by some of the responses here,” he continued. “And yeah, many are out of line. But what do you expect people to do in self-preservation? The Right has been running 4 years on ‘f*** your feelings, my conspiracy theories are valid opinions, and we have more guns.”

“You can’t run on a civil war footing hopped up on conspiracy theories hating everyone who lives in cities, mainlining Fox/Breitbart/QAnon, threatening to kidnap governors and shoot protesters, without people trying to figure out how to reverse the brainwashing,” he continued.

“[I] mean, for chrissakes, conservatives are literally giving themselves COVID just to own the libs,” Atkins railed. “They’re dying in COVID wards insisting they don’t have COVID because it must be a liberal plot. People are gonna try to figure out how to defend themselves.”

According to his website, Atkins served as a volunteer in Howard Dean’s failed presidential campaign.

“In the 15 years since, I haven’t stopped organizing to beat Republicans, support progressive causes, and hold the Democratic Party accountable to its values,” the page boasts.

“Recently as a party activist I have … [c]o-authored a successful resolution that the California Democratic Party passed in support key economic components of the Green New Deal,” his page continues, pointing out the rest of his more recent accomplishments, which you can read all about here.

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20 Comments
  • rcb says:

    The ONE BIG PROBLEM with his idea, the 70 million he is talking about, are the only ones working, and paying taxes….sounds like the idiot went to China and was “re-educated”…..or take a .38cal enema….

  • Stephen Russell says:

    How do we Deprogram Leftists then to make= make fair, let them sample same OK

  • Dale Michael Williams says:

    As a Republican, I encourage other Republicans to do exactly what Democrats do, (and I mean live off of others with assistance programs that never end), and, then as Republicans we can stop paying for their well being with our tax dollars….. Let us shall we, give Democrats a taste of their own ludicrous beliefs. Let all Republicans quit working and providing tax dollars to the democratic scabs who suck the life out of the Republican working class. We can then live off assistance programs like the Democrats do….. After that, when all is broke and cannot be revived and repaired as was, then people will learn what Democracy truly is. It is where the welfare scabs can outnumber working Republicans, then vote to take all the working Republicans have, and then DENY the working Republicans all they have earned and deserved, just because they outnumber us in votes…..Republican beliefs are survival of the fittest. Democratic beliefs are survival of the weak and pathetic who do not work, just as long as we give them programs that encourage them to vote Democrat…..During Obama and Biden administrations, the USA had MORE PEOPLE on welfare than those working….As despicable as Trump may have been, he dropped over 24% of the life long professional welfare scabs from the welfare roles…..That in essence for the first time in eight years, had MORE PEOPLE working, than people on welfare roles…..Please Republicans, I’m begging and pleading with you, do EXACTLY as the Democrats do…..LIVE OFF welfare…..Once this nation is broke with no working Democrats, then voters eyes will be opened!

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