Obama advisor John Podesta compares GOP to Jonestown cult

Full story: Examiner.com

It didn't take long for John Podesta, who was named as President Obama's ' executive action czar ' last week, to rile up Republicans.
Comments
1 - 1 of 1 Comments Last updated Dec 18, 2013

“shall NOT be infringed”

Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#1 Dec 18, 2013
No, Mr. John Podesta, actually it is the Democrat party that is more like a "cult worthy of Jonestown". To Wit:

The move of Peoples Temple headquarters to San Francisco in 1975 invigorated Jones' political career. After the Temple served an important role in the mayoral election victory of George Moscone [Democrat] in 1975, Moscone appointed Jones as the Chairman of the San Francisco Housing Authority Commission.[43]

Unlike most other figures deemed as cult leaders, Jones was able to gain public support and contact with prominent local and national United States politicians. For example, Jones and Moscone met privately with vice presidential candidate Walter Mondale [Democrat] on his campaign plane days before the 1976 election and Mondale publicly praised the Temple.[44][45] First Lady Rosalynn Carter [Democrat] also personally met with Jones on multiple occasions, corresponded with him about Cuba, and spoke with him at the grand opening of the San Francisco DEMOCRATIC Party Headquarters where Jones garnered louder applause than Mrs. Carter.[44][46][47]

In September 1977, Willie Brown served as master of ceremonies at a large testimonial dinner for Jones attended by Governor Jerry Brown [Democrat] and Lieutenant Governor Mervyn Dymally [Democrat] and other political figures.[48] At that dinner, while introducing Jones, Willie Brown [Democrat] stated "Let me present to you what you should see every day when you look in the mirror in the early morning hours.... Let me present to you a combination of Martin King, Angela Davis, Albert Einstein... Chairman Mao."[49] Harvey Milk [Democrat], who spoke at political rallies at the Temple,[50] wrote to Jones after a visit to the Temple: "Rev Jim, It may take me many a day to come back down from the high that I reach today. I found something dear today. I found a sense of being that makes up for all the hours and energy placed in a fight. I found what you wanted me to find. I shall be back. For I can never leave."[51][52]

In his San Francisco Temple apartment, Jones hosted San Francisco radical political figures such as Angela Davis for discussions.[53] He spoke with friend and San Francisco Sun-Reporter publisher Dr. Carlton Goodlett about Jones' remorse regarding not being able to travel to socialist countries such as People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union, speculating that he could be Chief Dairyman of the Soviet Union.[54] After his criticisms caused increased tensions with the Nation of Islam, Jones spoke at a huge rally healing the rift between the two groups in the Los Angeles Convention Center attended by many of Jones' closest political acquaintances.[55]

While Jones forged media alliances with key columnists and others at the San Francisco Chronicle and other media outlets,[56] the move to San Francisco also brought increasing media scrutiny. After Chronicle reporter Marshall Kilduff encountered resistance to publishing an exposť, he brought his story to New West Magazine.[57]...

[From the Wikipedia article: Jim Jones]

Clearly it is the Democrat party that has far more to do with Jim Jones and Jonestown than the Republicans.

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

History in the News Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
'Obama third term' label could hurt Hilary Clinton Fri SirPrize 30
Rand Paul: If 'Hillary Clinton worked for Bill ... Fri Gary 1
How should Hillary Clinton deploy Bill in 2016? Fri Tuco Blondie 1
Will Al Sharpton become a thorn in Hillary Clin... Aug 26 Cordwainer Trout 2
World War I: How did the unthinkable happen? Aug 26 Vojvoda85m 14
On this Day: "In God We Trust" Becomes U.S. Motto (Jul '08) Aug 24 Kid_Tomorrow 12
Obama 'Worst President' Since WWII, Poll Finds Aug 24 Tuco Blondie 6
•••
Enter and win $5000
•••

History in the News People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••