Today, Politico confirmed that governing-by-executive-fiat is exactly what Podesta has in mind. The only shocking part of the story is Podesta's justification for shredding the Constitution:
In effect, I was told, it represents the clearest sign to date of the administration’s interest in shifting the paradigm of Obama’s presidency through the forceful, unapologetic and occasionally provocative application of White House power. 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.Really, John Podesta, do you want to go there? Sure, you apologized, but you've opened a can of worms that you cannot put in, and for the sake of the nation, we cannot just turn our heads away from your claim.
Did you know, John Podesta, that Jim Jones was a radical Marxist-Leftist "community organizer" who was seen by Bay Area liberals as a new Messiah? Liberal Democrats, like George Moscone and Harvey Milk, all sought his volunteers for electoral advantage. Milk wrote a letter to then President Jimmy Carter defending Jones,
and even wrote a handwritten note to the cult leader claiming his support for him was "written in stone."
California Governor Jerry "Moonbeams" Brown, then California Assemblyman Willie Brown, former first lady Rosalynn Carter and Walter Mondale rubbed shoulders with him.
But when suspicions arose about Jones, and he fled the Bay Area to Guyana, it was too late, and too many of the Bay Area liberals continued to defend him. Thus 900 Bay Area citizens were murdered, some willingly, by a Marxist madman whose fraud was aided and abetted by the San Francisco liberal political and media elite, who refused to look at the concerns of many who voiced warnings about weird goings-on with Jones.
Like a California man named David Conn, who heard things about Jones eight to nine years before Jones led his brainwashed supporters to the mass suicide/murder Guyana that also killed Congressman Leo Ryan. Conn knew something about cults and saw something similar in a rising political star that he saw in Jim Jones. He first wrote about it in 2008.
For the last 25 years, when confronted by those who were driven to find meaning in the Jim Jones cultic atrocity, I urged them to consider it a portent. I wanted them to awaken and see the metaphorical warning that—by way of Jonestown—was handed to us through one window in the house of history. For years after, I would look out there, in the middle distance of a dark future, to spot the event most likely portended by Jones and his Guyana mass murder. What did it signal? Foreboding, foreboding, the anguish never left me.But finally, Jim Jones and his cult are back upon us. What it portended has come forth, massively, unmistakably. I cannot even deal with the satire. I am unable to process the implications, the parallels, called forth in the words, “Jonestown, its portent has arrived.” Yet, if they serve a purpose, so be it.
Here it is, then, the manifestation of the portent. A young and charismatic black lawyer comes almost out of nowhere to work the hopes and weaknesses of a naïve citizenry. He molds them into an image of his Marxist-socialist vision. And, just as it was with Jones (where people, politicians, and radical activists flocked to him, believing he was just what they wanted and needed), it is now with Barack Obama who is looked upon as a saint of sorts—just as people told me Jones was a saint and a leader the world desperately needed. And just as I was forced to go up to Jones’ cult and study him close up (since one of my close friends said he was a tower of compassion and understanding, while another of my friends, within two weeks of the first friend, told me that “Jim Jones is doing weird things with my ex-wife and my kids”), I now had no choice but to study Obama. Why? Because, again, people had given me polar opposite assessments. So once again I was impelled to look heavily into the matter.
Barbara Wawa -"We thought Obama was going to be the next Messiah."
I have done so. But in this case, and unlike with Jim Jones where I had no real bias, I was right at the start predisposed against Obama, for economic and political reasons. He was a far left extremist, documented to be the most liberal man in the Senate. So I observed him and his wife (just as I did Jim Jones and his wife). I studied their rhetoric. And I can now assure you that there is no significant difference between Obama’s rhetoric and that of Jim Jones. As with Jones, I saw the clever fashioning of an out-group in order to solidify the loyalty of the in-group. I saw straw man fallacies, and the lack of moments wherein a truth is uttered strictly for the sake of truth. Obama lacked authenticity, the character that puts national stability ahead of self-achievement. I saw in Obama a sense of entitlement, a belief that he should have what he wants, meaning that he does not consider those deeper elements of his desires, the whys and wherefore of them. He desires being the nation’s president much more than the well-being of the nation. He, as did Jones, wants and needs to change the external world, not for the sake of the world, but for the sake of himself. That is to say: Though he thinks he is dynamic, he is in fact static. So he needs to change the world into a wild entity that tolerates almost everything, and enslaves the minds of its denizens. That is the world that will tolerate the Obama who is death-oriented, un-alive, hopelessly static. He is a statue molded by the dull artisans of socialism. He is hopelessly ignorant of inner change, the “new creation” heralded two eons ago. I tell you an irony: Jim Jones sensed that he was un-alive. It accounts for his preoccupation with death, from childhood up to the moment he gasped his last breath. But Obama, with his static mind, has not a clue that he got it all backward, that he is a lost artificiality. My fear is that he might well see the Light only after some cataclysmic event of his own making. Because, you see, unlike Jones who had his own little cult, Obama leads a gigantic cult. He leads it disguised as an outsider. The cult is Islam. And Obama leads it by way of being its great Western Defender. In the most insidious fashion he has become the energizer of Islam’s massive incursion, from East to West. As President, he would be the principal driver of Islam’s invasion, and therefore the ultimate manifestation of the Jonestown portent.Think about this: Jim Jones, like Barack Obama, at about the age of 42 found that sudden prominence wherein the media, liberal politicians, and New Age theologians were dazzled uncommonly, unreasonably. They were struck in ways almost magical. He somehow fit a mold envisioned by the California mindset with its radical aims, its dangerous games, and its succulent claims of a socialist paradise.It mattered not a whit that no one knew who or what he was. Those clouds of beautifully colored rhetoric assured little chance for people to see the horizon of horror beyond, to a time when another young charismatic wonder—30 years after Jim Jones, but with similar rhetoric—would dazzle a nation to the point where it completely forgets that this young politician was the only man in the Illinois State Senate to vote for the murdering of viable babies who survived what is euphemistically called “late term abortion.”Jim Jones, in his behind-the-scenes activities, directed and enjoyed activities so atrocious that I cannot describe them in this article. But none approached the killing of viable little babies. Jones did not attempt to justify his sickening propensities. But he did describe the acts while instructing his minions to perform them in a special subset of the cult which he called the Planning Commission. One investigator termed it a “freak show.”Obama, though, is an intellectual coward. It is almost as if he is terrified to describe the heinous act that he supports and voted for. One might think that Obama fears describing the procedure, because in describing it he would have more difficulty trying to justify his having enabled it so fervently over the years.Obama is merely a purveyor of other peoples’ ideas. He fears scrutiny. He thrives only in company with fellow radicals. It’s a cult-like characteristic used metaphorically in several theater and literary classics such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Night of the Living Dead, Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula, and Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
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In other words Barack Obama is not a genuine thinker. He therefore disallows the tough questions. There is, then, but a bare chance that he, by way of powerful questions, would ever be drawn to those dungeons of his own absurdities. (I do not say this glibly. For my specialty over the years has been in questioning the cult-like thinking within the radical minds that have pushed America to the edge of chaos. My assessment of Obama comes without any doubts. It could easily be proven, were he to allow a confrontation with the truth. (But, of course he would never allow it.) Truth demands certain questions. Obama fears those questions. He fears truth even though he is not cognizant of it. It has been said other ways: “The light shone in the darkness and the darkness comprehended it not.”
Does not anyone see it? Obama has for years been connected to Weather Underground terrorists, William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. And his main spiritual advisor over the last 20 years is the radical Reverend Jeremiah Wright who went overseas, hand in hand with America’s most infamous Muslim leader, Minister Louis Farrakhan. They met with the Muslim dictator, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to dance and plan and scan possibilities to which we will never be privy. Thank God for the few Americans who have imagined, and who now perceive the horror and its imminence.
Do you have doubts? Does he have doubts? Well, then, let him answer the questions that have not thus far been put to him.Politically correct, spiritually incorrect: that was the Jim Jones cult.
And now comes its portent: the immensely more dangerous Barack Obama.
Conn recently spoke at length about Jonestown and the parallels he wrote about back in 2008.
Those aren't my words, they're the words of someone who saw Jim Jones for who he was, and anyone with a bit of curiousity will look at the parallels (a sycophantic media and liberal base) and be frightened.
Are you sorry you opened this can of worms, John Podesta?