“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:
In an old interview, my snark got in front of my judgment. I apologize to Speaker Boehner, whom I have always respected.However if he thought that was going to be enough to satisfy the Teabagger, well he has another think coming.
— John Podesta (@johnpodesta) December 18, 2013
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.