The Return of the Disrupter

John Podesta is the head of a leftist think tank called the Center for American Progress founded by him. Podesta is now formally joining the Obama administration to help his administration “know and understand what information needs to be forwarded up the chain of command to the President.” So, I guess for the past 5 years nobody knew what the President knew and that is why all the scandals have happened because if he had known he would have known to know what to do about them- right.
The New York Times wanted the donor list to The Center for American Progress and they eventually released it. The 2013 donor list includes a long list of familiar companies : AT&T, Bank of America, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, BMW, North America, Citigroup, Coca-Cola, Discover, GE, Facebook, Google, Goldman Sachs, PepsiCo, PG&E, Motion Picture Association of America, Time Warner Inc., T-Mobile, Toyota, Visa, Walmart and Wells Fargo among others. Prominent also as an individual contributor is George Soros.
The Center for American Progress is a progressive public policy research and advocacy organization. Its website states that the organization is “dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action.” Citing Podesta’s influence in the formation of the Obama Administration, a November 2008 article in Time stated that “not since the Heritage Foundation helped guide Ronald Reagan’s transition in 1981 has a single outside group held so much sway”.
The Center was often featured prominently on the Al Franken Show on the now defunct Air America Radio network, where Christy Harvey and Al Franken criticized the Bush administration at length, accusing it of dishonesty and incompetence.
The Center helped Congressman John Murtha (D-PA) develop “strategic redeployment”, a comprehensive plan for the Iraq War that included a timetable and troop withdrawals.
CAP was criticized by several Jewish organizations after some center staffers for the CAP “publicly used language that could be construed as anti-Israel or even anti-Semitic”.Bloggers associated with CAP published several posts using phrases such as “apartheid” and “Israel-firsters”, causing NGO Monitor, the American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League and others to label them anti-Israel and call on CAP to disassociate themselves from these statements. Officials at CAP said the “inappropriate” language came only in personal tweets – not on CAP’s Web site or its ThinkProgress blog. The tweets were deleted, and the authors apologized.
So just guess what his real role in the White House will be.
John Podesta has been around as the point man in the marginalizing and demonizing the Right. There was nothing too outrageous for Podesta to say against Clinton’s opponents and he literally wrote the book on how Obama should govern by executive order, by fiat instead of waiting for any input from Congress and after the Republicans gained control of the House in 2010. Podesta said in an interview when asked about what Obama should be doing “they in the White House 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 is calling the Republicans, a cult worthy of Jonestown. John Podesta is a poison in the democratic process, John Podesta is an evil poison and he has now been injected into the White House by Barack Obama specifically to develop a game plan to roll over Congress, demonize the Republicans and produce some kind of achievement or a legacy for Obama.


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