Obama flack John Podesta wins this month’s “holy sh*t Michael Moore just called me fat” award for this gem:

John Podesta was just named as a new senior-level adviser to President Obama last week, but he’s already ruffling Republican feathers.

In a profile published late Tuesday night by Politico Magazine, Podesta is quoted comparing Republicans to the infamous cult led by Jim Jones, who was responsible for the 1978 cyanide poisoning of more than 900 of his followers in Guyana.

“They need to focus on executive action given that they are facing a second term against a cult worthy of Jonestown in charge of one of the houses of Congress,” said Podesta of what Obama’s White House team faces. Jonestown was the informal name of the settlement founded by Jones and his American followers.

On Wednesday, Podesta apologized for his impolitic comment.

Anybody working with Team Obama is the last person who should accuse others of cult-like activities. Mmm Mmm Mmm.

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14 Responses to “Wait, somebody on Team Obama compared the GOP to a ‘Jonestown cult’?”

  1. Truesoldier__ on December 18th, 2013 5:24 pm

    Gee, I guess Barbra Walters didn't get the memo that "cult like worship" is now bad.

    "BARBARA WALTERS: Well, you’ve touched on it to a degree. He made so many promises. We thought that he was going to be – I shouldn’t say this at Christmastime, but – the next messiah."
    http://michellemalkin.com/2013/12/18/wheres-barba

  2. Truesoldier__ on December 18th, 2013 5:30 pm

    O/T…It looks like some people in CA have found a way to get rid of Moon Beam…to the detriment of the rest of us:
    http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsno

  3. Marshall_Will on December 18th, 2013 11:14 pm

    "He boasts a household name, an impressive list of accomplishments in the country’s most populous state — a state some once deemed ungovernable — glowing national media coverage and a deep familiarity with the pitfalls and rigors of a…"

    — a state some once deemed ungovernable — , right, now it's a total-freaking-mess. Cali has always been the vision Progs held for Amerika anyway. Then the circle will be complete. TS, that article was entirely laughable. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Marshall_Will on December 18th, 2013 11:21 pm

    'We' thought..? Maybe The MEDIA 'thought' he was some kind of..?

    Interesting ( and OT ) revelation but recently a researcher stumbled on what has to be considered fresh evidence on "60's radicals". Seems David McGowan read the same "Laurel Canyon" ( by Michael Walker, local resident and Rolling Stone contributor ) and came away w/ a very different interpretation.

    Quick background; from the very early 60's on LC became a haven for folk-rock, cultists, weirdos and druggies. No secret there. Where McGowan makes a quantum leap is that many of its most famous resident icons, have a deep, long and shared history.

    For instance, we all know Jim Morrison's dad was a navy admiral, but how many know JM went to the same kindergarten class w/ Frank Zappa's wife!? Or that FZ's dad was a research engineer for the U.S chemical weapons project? That musicians from Emmylou Harris and Jackson Browne had parents high up in the Pentagon? ( cont. )

  5. Marshall_Will on December 18th, 2013 11:30 pm

    McGowan's assertion is that the hippie movement was never 'organic' or grass roots. Originally he suspected it was genuine but became hijacked when higher-ups figured they could use pop-culture to discredit and undermine opposition to a war the KNEW would become a divisive for the country. ( Largely portraying hippies as so grossly offensive no one in the mainstream would acknowledge their protests )

    It's now widely accepted The Tonkin Gulf 'Incident' was staged. The Group Commander was none other than.., Admiral Morrison. So there's a history of deception. Although these tactics were orig. employed by ultra right wingers, in viewing false flag events like Sandy Hook/Boston Marathon bombing, looks like what's good for the goose?

    If it sounds remotely interesting/applicable, Google "Laurel Canyon conspiracy". Way too much evidence ( suicides/'overdoses', car accidents etc. ) to be dismissed offhandedly. IMHO

  6. ebog on December 19th, 2013 4:01 am

    I do not have much understanding of the political field, but as a citizen I always support the policies of Obama and how. I always regarded him as a role model to their learning, with what he has done and think I always believed that he would not do anything wrong. Really respect and look forward to his actions.

  7. Truesoldier__ on December 19th, 2013 1:08 pm

    Sounds very plausible to me. Right out of the counter insurgency tactics. IF you cant beat them in the open, infiltrate them and change their message and tactics to become one that the vast majority would disapprove of.

  8. Marshall_Will on December 19th, 2013 10:10 pm

    end/sarc?

  9. Marshall_Will on December 19th, 2013 10:23 pm

    Even the author himself admits, this is very much a fledgling theory and hasn't worked out the details thoroughly. At this point he's simply acknowledging an incredible string of coincidences. Add to that, a high-tech, state of the art gov. studio/media center right there under Laurel Canyon.

    All 'conspiritainment' aside, agreed, this has many of the earmarks of modern-era "leading from behind"/Cloward-Piven crash-the-system devices & mechanisms.

  10. Marshall_Will on December 19th, 2013 10:29 pm

    Is it just me.., or has it become altogether too obvious these various 'administrators' from coast to coast running state-level O'Scare exchanges thought their appointments were for the most part, 'honorary' positions..?

    Overseas vacays on the brink of the 1 Oct. Rollout, blogging about their personal reflections of Mandela's funeral as the system is in a death spiral..? What exactly did these people think was expected of them? The MN director was paid $136k per yr., a pittance by DC standards. But for doing NOTHING?

  11. Para jugar on December 20th, 2013 6:32 am

    I really see that much discord in the political and credibility but things did not really as simple as what we think

  12. Truesoldier__ on December 20th, 2013 12:43 pm

    My best guess is that these positions were truly "honorary". With all the support Dear Leader has from the tech industry in both elections he could have easily called in some favors to ensure that he had a viable working website.

    He needed the site to fail, which in turn would cause insurance companies (who were banking on tons of healthy individuals to shell out big bucks) to fail, which in turn would lead to Dear Leader stating that the only way forward would be single payer.

  13. Truesoldier__ on December 20th, 2013 12:45 pm

    Right now he is preparing the masses for just that announcement. What do you think all the claims of running health insurance is difficult and complex is all about? He is not admitting that he cannot do it, quite the contrary. He is claiming that if it is so difficult and complex for him to navigate it then it would be far to difficult and complex for the common masses to comprehend. Thus the only solution would be to let the Govt take over health care completely so the masses will not have to worry their pretty little heads over it.

    In his narcissistic view he is doing everyone a great service.

  14. Quinton on January 31st, 2014 8:30 pm

    seek proffesional help. Stockholm syndrome can be devastating in some cases.

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