Obama adviser sorry for comparing GOP to Jonestown cult

by Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY
December 18, 2013

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 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.

“In an old interview, my snark got in front of my judgment. I apologize to Speaker Boehner, whom I have always respected,” Podesta posted on his Twitter account.

The Jonestown incident marked one of the most horrific mass killings in American history.

7 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Jrmags says:

    Podesta is a typical leftist liberal and so were the Jonestown group! they never face reality. They love to try to lay blame for their leftist brothers actions on other people even though they know it’s their own leftist liberal ideology that the people in Jonestown were following!

  • Tom Leist says:

    Another damn idiot that Odumbo put on his go nowhere staff. Truly a communist appointee, with Odumbo as his leader.

  • RB says:

    I think Mr. Podesta must have a couple of screws loose. If any group can be compared to the cult from Jonestown that drank the cyanide flavored Kool-Aid of Jim Jones, it’s the brainless cult that continues to follow Obama even though he has lied to them about just everything in the last five years. They continue to mindlessly follow him as he leads this country to it’s doom, and are so enamored with him, that they don’t even realize it.
    Comparing “one of the houses of Congress” (obviously referring to the Republican controlled House) is just an obvious dig at the often referred to Obama Kool-Aid drinkers.

  • 7PastorCarmine7 says:

    Commie in the WH America and our letting him stay in there!

  • Carl Mason says:

    It was orange ade welfare wouldn’t pay for kool ade too costly.

  • Are You Kidding? says:

    Podesta is obviously unaware that Jim Jones was a member of the Communist Party (CPUSA) and an avowed atheist (albeit with some weird non-Christian religious beliefs.)

    As a child, he studied Joseph Stalin, Karl Marx, Mahatma Gandhi and Adolf Hitler. Yes good old Hitler, founder of the National SOCIALIST German Worker Party.

    As a socialist, Jones’s views are quite inline with Podesta himself – certainly not Republicans. Why don’t libs ever study history? It’s a mental disease.

    1. CTH says:

      The obutthead butt kissers do not want known the lessons that history might teach as wide spread knowledge thereof would be their undoing. Podesta is just one more of the political hacks that surround obuttnead, all of them are very proficient liars.

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