Obama’s New Counselor Calls House Republicans a ‘Jonestown Cult,’ Hastily Offers Limited Apology…
December 18, 2013 - 9:09 am
[John] Podesta, whose official mandate includes enforcement of numerous executive orders on emissions and the environment, suggested as much when he spoke with me earlier this fall about Obama’s team. “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,” 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 “cult worthy of Jonestown” after getting called out by Speaker John A. Boehner’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.