[John] Podesta, whose official mandate includes enforcement of numerous executive orders on emissions and the environment, suggestedÂ as much when he spoke with me earlier this fall about Obamaâ€™s team. â€śThey 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,â€ť he told me.
Obviously, Podesta is targeting the entire House Republican contingent.
That comment comes in an article titled “The Reboot,” in which John Podesta is depicted as a figure who can turn President Obama’s political fortunes around. He’s off to a poor start. But mending fences probably isn’t part of his mandate, given who his boss is.
Here’s the chaser.
Newly minted White House counselor John Podesta has apologized for a remark that likened House Republicans to a â€ścult worthy of Jonestownâ€ť after getting called out by Speaker John A. Boehnerâ€™s spokesman.
In an old interview, my snark got in front of my judgment. I apologize to Speaker Boehner, whom I have always respected.
— John Podesta (@johnpodesta) December 18, 2013
But…he doesn’t apologize to the other Republicans he smeared?
More: Podesta should read up on Jonestown. It was a leftist cult and mass suicide.