Friday, December 20, 2013

President Obama's new White House counsel compares the Tea Party to Jonestown. Surprisingly that does not go over very well.

So John Podesta, Obama's new White House Counsel gave an interview, some time ago it seems, to Politico, during which he said the following about the Obama administration:

“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. 


Though to be fair the similarities between the group that followed Jim Jones into a cyanide Kool-aid mass extinction, and the group currently sacrificing the country on the pyre of obstructionism for obstructionism's sake, are hard to miss.

Podesta realized that this might result in some additional heat coming at the White House and issued this tweet:
However if he thought that was going to be enough to satisfy the Teabagger, well he has another think coming.

Courtesy of USA Today:

Brendan Buck, a spokesman for Republican House Speaker John Boehner, took offense with the Podesta comment. 

"If this is the attitude of the new White House, it's hard to see how the president gets anything done again," Buck said. 

Jenny Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, called Podesta's comments "despicable." 

"Any man who is so historically ignorant as to compare millions of Americans who cherish freedom with the macabre and mass suicide at Jonestown is unqualified to hold any position of authority," she said. "We recommend Mr. Podesta read a book on basic American history."

"Historically ignorant" my ass, Podesta is simply pointing out what can happen when a group of people start to follow a crazed madman (Ted Cruz), or mad woman (Palin), into the abyss.

You know what I say? Fuck em if they don't like the comparison!

If these lunatics don't like being compared to other lunatics in history, perhaps they should start acting less like lunatics. 


  1. Anonymous6:19 AM

    Once again, it's OK if the RIGHT compares Obama to Hitler, over and over again, but when confronted with their own crap, they plead victims. The President is 'getting things done,' and this despite the GOP pledge to Norquist to Just Say NO!

  2. Leland6:23 AM

    The fanatics of the Tea Party will NEVER see themselves as lunatics equivalent with other lunatics - regardless of how history portrays them. They would have to admit to all the problems they are causing and all the insanity of their leaders before they could think of themselves that way and possibly alter their thinking and tactics.

    Tain't gonna happen.

  3. Anonymous6:30 AM

    I LOVE this guy. He is the one who cut Meghan McCain down to size, when she was on a political panel. They were talking about something, and she giggled "Well, that was before my time" Podesta snapped "Well, the French Revolution was before MY time, but I read about it!" Smart, guy. Would love to hear his impression of Palin.

    1. Maple8:13 AM

      I suspect it wouldn't be printable!

    2. F u McCain8:34 AM

      Just like the Cuban Missile Crisis was before Dana Perino's time,
      So she had no idea what it was...

      And, she decided to actually tell people this.

    3. Anonymous8:58 AM

      To 6:30 AM

      The Meghan McCain political panel was on Bill Maher's show and it was Paul Begala that educated her not Podesta.

      RJ in Brownbackistan

  4. Fuck you, McCain6:38 AM

    Ah, yes. The Tea Party is telling others to review their American history.

    Yes, let's!

    The Tea Party was an act of civil disobedience where patriots broke the law, stormed the English ships (did they kill anyone?),

    And dressed up as NATIVES because the Patriots certainly did not want to SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES of their actions.

    Fuck you all, idiots.

  5. Anonymous6:38 AM

    "...Obama's new White counsel..."

    1. Leland7:48 AM

      Left out a word there, didn't you?

    2. Anonymous8:16 AM

      Actually, I was pointing out that Gryphen left out a word, Leland. He has since fixed it. LOL

    3. Leland11:27 AM

      Must have caught your comment AFTER he fixed it. Sorry 'bout that.

  6. "Jenny Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, called Podesta's comments "despicable."

    "Any man who is so historically ignorant as to compare millions of Americans who cherish freedom with the macabre and mass suicide at Jonestown is unqualified to hold any position of authority," she said. "We recommend Mr. Podesta read a book on basic American history.""
    After you, Jenny. When you cretinous, traitorous, teabagger mouth-breathers educate yourself as to what "tyranny" and "dictator" and "Hitler" and "socialism" and "fascism" and "communism" and on and on and on mean, then you can tell others to read a history book.

  7. Randall6:45 AM

    "If this is the attitude of the new White House, it's hard to see how the president gets anything done again," Buck said.

    Bitch, please...
    like they were going to cooperate in ANY way whatsoever.

    I say: don't apologize - if it quacks like a duck and all that.

    These idiots (and I personally know a few) confuse spouting Fox News talking points for rational thinking and get angry when they get called on it and that's just the way it is. Stop worrying about hurting their feelings, call them out on their bullshit and GET THINGS DONE.

  8. ""Any man who is so historically ignorant as to compare millions of Americans who cherish freedom with the macabre and mass suicide at Jonestown..."
    Well, Jenny, how about you historically ignorant traitors stop comparing the President to Hitler because providing health insurance to the uninsured is exactly like the genocide of over 6 million people?

    Podesta was too easy on you and your moronic flock.

  9. Anonymous6:55 AM

    O/T This is probably her next media chase and chance to promote her book.

    Sarah Palin ably staying in character in her new role as a professional media ambulance-chaser...

    1. Anonymous7:12 AM

      Speaking of the media ambulance-chaser... here is last night's transcript.

      HANNITY: Merry Christmas.

      PALIN: It's cold up here.

      HANNITY: That looks like a "Duck Dynasty" camo shirt. Is that it?

      PALIN: We wear camo up here every day. And it's funny that, ironically, I was wearing camo this morning when your producer called to ask if I'd be on the show. And I'm, like, sure, and I'll keep my same clothes on, if you don't mind.

      HANNITY: OK. Leave it there. All right, tell us first of all what - - you have spoken out. Ted Cruz has spoken out. Bobby Jindal's spoken out. And obviously, the country is speaking out about this. I want your thoughts on this. Go ahead.

      PALIN: Well, this is all about freedom, free speech. You know, so many American families have spilled blood and treasure to guarantee Phil Robertson and everybody else's right to voice their personal opinions. And once that freedom is lost, Sean, everything is lost in our country.
      Now, A&E -- they were absolute quacks on this one, the marketing department there. Here they had just recently rolled out their new slogan from their marketing department, and it's "Be original." Well, that translates with A&E's marketing department today into "Be stupid."
      To get rid of the most popular patriarch on television today -- I tell you, there are other networks that would just nab these guys up in a heartbeat. A&E really screwed up on this one.
      PALIN: No, because I am a freedom of speech kind of gal. But I'll tell you, I got a lot of e-mails this morning on this one, with A&E, where a friend -- in fact, a friend of mine who happens to be gay, she e-mailed me to say she is outraged at A&E for the hypocrisy here, for the things that they air on their program that she finds offensive, yet A&E doesn't fire a star or somebody involved in their programming based on what they've said, but they would when it comes to Phil on "Duck Dynasty."
      And this friend, she said that she would boycott A&E and that network. And she's not the only one. I've received many, many e-mails from people saying, you know, why give them our money, our eyes, our ears, our resources? There are other channels out there to be watching.

    2. Anonymous8:55 AM

      Notice Sarah's book leaning against their holiday tree.

      I am surprised she didn't have Piper holding Trig holding her book next to the tree (AKA a triple prop).

    3. Anita Winecooler6:37 PM

      HANNITY: Merry Christmas.

      PALIN: It's cold up here.

      HANNITY: Yeah, I noticed, the camera was on while you were putting that shirt on...... and the turkeys are ready, Too!

      PALIN "I said, Sean, I already had the shirt on when the producers called...."

      HANNITY: "What's your friend who happens to be gay wearing? Camo Underoos?"

  10. Anonymous7:14 AM

    "We recommend Mr. Podesta read a book on basic American history."
    Hey, Jenny, why don't you start with your very own Queen Esther first. If anybody needs schooling in history, it's her.

  11. Chenagrrl7:33 AM

    Podesta said this when? And Boehner and Co. are just now getting up a head of steam on it?

  12. Anonymous8:03 AM

    We need more of these statements from those in authority. Can you imagine if we really knew the truth about leaders trying to work with these Dumb Bunnies? They are cult like in their refusal to believe the truth.


  13. Boscoe8:32 AM

    Ok, I am officially fucking BORED with this endless stupid cycle of one side saying something dumb and the other side is OUTRAGED, until THEIR side says something equally dumb and then is SO offended by the outrage of the other side, until someone on that side says something dumb, and then they are OUTRAGED again despite the obvious hypocrisy considering their response to the last time the other guys were outraged at the dumb thing THEY said... etc. etc. etc...

    I say to hell with ALL of 'em.

    1. To hell with you as well.

      And happy holidays!

    2. Anonymous9:00 AM

      Also, too.


    3. Anonymous3:01 PM

      It keeps us jobless folks entertained and gives us something to do in the winter ;-)

    4. Anonymous4:37 AM

      Boscoe: You are so right on! But, I do like what this 'liberal' said...the right is drinking kool aide!! (Color of it is 'red'!) Jerry Jones can be compared to the likes of Sarah Palin and Cruz especially. Weirdo freaks!

  14. Anonymous8:34 AM

    LOTS of great news tidbits this morning!

  15. Anonymous9:31 AM

    It never ceases to amaze me that anyone on the right can say any crazy thing that pops into their heads but let a liberal describe the right wing in any but laudatory terms and that person is immediately condemned. 'YOU MUST APOLOGIZE AND RESIGN AND EXIT PLANET EARTH" is the attitude of those who consistently lie and mislead and cheat and defraud the American people. But no Democrat dare speak the truth about them.

  16. AKinPA12:07 PM

    Well, it sure looked like the House followed their own version of Jim Jones, Ted Cruz, and drank the shut down Kool aid. If the shoe fits...

  17. Anonymous2:30 PM

    I'd say he hit a nerve.........right on sir!

  18. Anita Winecooler6:26 PM

    For every action, there's a wild and crazy reaction that'll last till the end of time with these nuts! Podesta's comparison was spot on, his twitter "apology" was much more sincere than anything Boehner, Palin, Duck Dufus etc have ever done, though nothing comes to mind as an xample. "I apologize to so and so, someone I've always respected" should more than suffice.

    And dingbat asks that he read something about history? Like what? "Going Rogue?" "America By Heart"? Pfffffft!


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