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White House Vs. Fox: Chairman Mao (ANITA DUNN RESPONDS) (VIDEO)
The New York Times ^ | 10-16-09 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg

Posted on 10/17/2009 9:44:48 AM PDT by GOP_Lady

The war of words between the White House and Fox News is intensifying — and getting personal.

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In an e-mail message, Ms. Dunn said, “My source for the Mao quote was actually the late Lee Atwater, either in an article or bio I read after the 1988 election. Now that I’ve revealed this I hope I don’t get Keith Olbermann angry with me. Let it be noted that I also quoted Mother Teresa, but no one is accusing me of being a saint!”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: anitacitationplease; anitadunn; anitawheresthebeef; beck; citationneeded; dunn; glennbeck; leeatwater; mao
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Your source for the Mao quote is irrelevant, Ms. Dunn. Your words stand -- you said them.
1 posted on 10/17/2009 9:44:49 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

So, not only is she a Maoist, she’s a plagiarizer.


2 posted on 10/17/2009 9:46:51 AM PDT by Clink (The more you complain, the longer God lets you live.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Anyone know where this is? I think she’s full of shit... I think she wanted to sneak in Mao and had to do it with an icebreaker...


3 posted on 10/17/2009 9:47:04 AM PDT by bahblahbah
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To: GOP_Lady

Next this fool will say let me be perfectly clear


4 posted on 10/17/2009 9:47:38 AM PDT by italianquaker (“Every inch of this Administration is rife with corruption and cronyism.” --- Michelle Malkin)
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To: Clink

Yes, it’s interesting that she did not disclose her “source” at the time she made the comment.


5 posted on 10/17/2009 9:49:47 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Clink
All that lascivious lip-licking tells all you need to know. She was talking about Mao and remembering those golden dope-smoked days of the 60's with herself putting out to a different guy every night, sometimes 4 or 5 guys if they were stoned blind enough to not see how fugly she was, and still is.

BTW, this is not a personal attack, just an unbiased observation.

6 posted on 10/17/2009 9:51:06 AM PDT by Huebolt (Democrat = (national socialist) = NAZI)
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To: bahblahbah

You can bet that if Lee Atwater quoted Mao, it was not in a positive way.


7 posted on 10/17/2009 9:51:15 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: GOP_Lady
Wait: Atwater said "Mao is one of my favorite political philosophers?" Because I'd be surprised to see that.

These bastards in the White House don't even understand that as being the source of the problem. They think that merely quoting Mao's words is why we're upset.

I'll quote Mao all day long. Hitler too, and Stalin. But you'll never hear me saying they're my "favorite" anything, unless I start making lists of favorite satanic murderers.

8 posted on 10/17/2009 9:51:54 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: GOP_Lady

I wouldn’t accuse anyone in politics of being a saint. Just the opposite!


9 posted on 10/17/2009 9:52:44 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: GOP_Lady
Why didn't she just say "Bush's Fault"?

This is what happens when the insects wander off the talking points plantation.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

10 posted on 10/17/2009 9:55:43 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: GOP_Lady

She was not quoting ANYBODY. She was telling the kids who her ‘inspirations’ were. Plain and simple.


11 posted on 10/17/2009 9:55:46 AM PDT by J40000
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To: GOP_Lady

Anybody want to bet that this disgusting, mass murderer worshiping pig, *doesn’t* have a Che Guevara T-shirt among her clothes?

C’mon now! Daddy needs some pocket money! >BoD


12 posted on 10/17/2009 9:55:59 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: GOP_Lady

So what she’s really saying is that Lee Atwater is one of her favorite philosophers...


13 posted on 10/17/2009 9:56:48 AM PDT by bahblahbah
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To: GOP_Lady
Well my ears must be playing tricks on me. I remember hearing and watching her (uncomfortable though it was) say quite clearly that her two favorite political philosophers were Mother Theresa and Mao. I also remember her going into some detail about why she so admires Mao but saying next to nothing about Mother Theresa.

What I find particularly interesting is that the focus continues to be drawn to peons like Dunn, while Obama - who surrounds himself with Marxist advisers - continues to avoid scrutiny. But that's all part of the plan.

14 posted on 10/17/2009 9:57:33 AM PDT by SaveTheChief (Obama lied, America died.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Gee lookie here what she tacitly admitted about Kreep Olberbuttmunch and PMSDNC!


15 posted on 10/17/2009 9:57:52 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: Huebolt
I think you hit the context very accurately. The problem is that having attained some power in government, her lack of patriotic skill to exercise power becomes obvious. All she is actually is a fugly multi f--k. Thats all she kows how to do. To exercise power one needs honor, and she has none.

She put out rather than exercise honor long ago. Now she has none, or her power to cultivate it has atrophied beyond repair.

And now she wants us all to become her little fugly f--kers?

Sorry , we are not interested , we just want rid of you.

16 posted on 10/17/2009 9:58:24 AM PDT by Candor7 (The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (Member NRA)
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To: DGHoodini

17 posted on 10/17/2009 10:00:11 AM PDT by roses of sharon (Call the NFL and welcome their new Commissioner, Al Sharpton.)
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To: GOP_Lady
This babe is sophomoric, Lee Atwater made me a Maoist! Right. Maybe democratic party chicks just can't say no.
18 posted on 10/17/2009 10:01:30 AM PDT by Hans
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To: SaveTheChief

ANITA DUNN: The third lesson and tip actually come from two of my favorite political philosophers: Mao Tse-tung and Mother Teresa. Not often coupled with each other. In 1947, when Mao Tse-tung was being challenged within his own party on his plan to basically take China over, the Nationalist Chinese helped the cities, they had the army, they had the Air Force, they had everything on their side. And people said, “How can you win? How can you do this? How can you do this? Against all the odds against you?” And Mao Tse-tung said, “You fight your war and I’ll fight mine,” and think about that for a second.


19 posted on 10/17/2009 10:03:05 AM PDT by Califelephant
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To: GOP_Lady

Given the brains of the Obama cabinet and czars she probably meant to say she lifted the quote from Lee Harvey Oswald rather than Lee Atwater.


20 posted on 10/17/2009 10:06:21 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Hey Obama. Where is Osama Bin Laden?)
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To: GOP_Lady

Exactly unless she can show Lee Atwater also said Mao was one of his favorite political philosophers, she has no defense. If she can show Lee Atwater admiringly quotes Mao, then she has a weak defense.


21 posted on 10/17/2009 10:06:29 AM PDT by JLS
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To: roses of sharon

That’s quite an image. The idea behind it would also make a great bumper sticker: “If Che Guevara were alive today, he’d be wearing an Obama T-shirt”.


22 posted on 10/17/2009 10:08:31 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: GOP_Lady
Soooo...she often turns to Lee Atwater for her political compass? I thought she said that about Mao.
Maybe I was distacted by the way she talks.
23 posted on 10/17/2009 10:09:21 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Califelephant

It never ceases to amaze me that the left, which supposedly “gets” the Internet, continues to act as if it doesn’t even exist.

Just how many nanoseconds did this commie ditz think would go by before her own exact words are thrown back at her? Her new statement is 100% belied by the plain words of her original statement.

Sauce for the goose.


24 posted on 10/17/2009 10:11:10 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Cou)
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To: SERKIT

You are right!!! The way she constantly licks her lips really reminded me of the Joker. Coincidence?


25 posted on 10/17/2009 10:14:29 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Huebolt; All

Is it just me, or did her constant and weird lip licking remind anyone else of The Joker in that last Batman movie?


26 posted on 10/17/2009 10:22:12 AM PDT by rlmorel (Obama, The Flatulence of One Thousand Black Dogs After Eating Boiled Eggs Be Upon Him...)
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To: Huebolt

The lip licking was a great observation. Sounds like she went to Barney Frank’s speech therapist.


27 posted on 10/17/2009 10:23:17 AM PDT by jjm1776
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To: GOP_Lady

Just added my comment hope every one else will also;

“So if Beck is wrong how come she has not called his direct hot line?
Oh Ms. Dunn, since Fox is as you say the “research arm of the Republican party” what are the other stations.then...HUM let me see, Pro Democrat voice only....
To all you FOX bashers, you have had the media coverage slant for so long ....now that there is an alternative to the ABC, CBS,NBC,CNN only way a person is supposed to think propaganda, you are upset and think it is all lies. Maybe you should do a little research on your own instead of what you have been feed for years. Beck just might be correct! Scary thought to you isn’t it. “


28 posted on 10/17/2009 10:23:26 AM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: GOP_Lady

She’s a lying hound.


29 posted on 10/17/2009 10:23:40 AM PDT by Rocko ("Too much of nothing can make a man a liar" -- Bob Dylan)
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To: rlmorel
Is it just me, or did her constant and weird lip licking remind anyone else of The Joker in that last Batman movie?

She's the villain for the next Batman movie: The Smacker.

30 posted on 10/17/2009 10:25:19 AM PDT by Rocko ("Too much of nothing can make a man a liar" -- Bob Dylan)
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To: roses of sharon

That’s clever! :)


31 posted on 10/17/2009 10:27:48 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: GOP_Lady

The issue isn’t the source of the quote. The issue is that she said Mao was her favorite Political Philosopher.

Her response was a complete red herring.

She also doesn’t mention Lee Atwater at all in her speech, so he is irrelevant to the issue.


32 posted on 10/17/2009 10:28:18 AM PDT by DavidAccord
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To: GOP_Lady

Ms Dunn, now you say the quote didn’t really illustrate your philosophy. So what you are is even worse - someone who quotes a communist mass murderer to appear “cool”.

My gut feeling was right when I first heard her, and I posted this quote from CS Lewis’s “Great Divorce”:

“Do you really think there are no sins of intellect?”

“There are indeed, Dick. There is hide-bound prejudice, and intellectual dishonesty, and timidity, and stagnation. But honest opinions fearlessly followed—they are not sins.”

“I know we used to talk that way. I did it too until the end of my life when I became what you call narrow. It all turns on what are honest opinions.”

“Mine certainly were. They were not only honest but heroic. I asserted them fearlessly. When the doctrine of the Resurrection ceased to commend itself to the critical faculties which God had given me, I openly rejected it. I preached my famous sermon. I defied the whole chapter. I took every risk.”

“What risk? What was at all likely to come of it except what actually came—popularity, sales for your books, invitations, and finally a bishopric?”

“Dick, this is unworthy of you. What are you suggesting?”

“Friend, I am not suggesting at all. You see, I know now. Let us be frank. Our opinions were not honestly come by. We simply found ourselves in contact with a certain current of ideas and plunged into it because it seemed modern and successful. At College, you know, we just started automatically writing the kind of essays that got good marks and saying the kind of things that won applause.

When, in our whole lives, did we honestly face, in solitude, the one question on which all turned: whether after all the Supernatural might not in fact occur? When did we put up one moment’s real resistance to the loss of our faith?”


33 posted on 10/17/2009 10:28:56 AM PDT by I still care (A Republic - if you can keep it. - Ben Franklin)
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To: roses of sharon

Wonderful graphic


34 posted on 10/17/2009 10:32:44 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: GOP_Lady

Is there anyone with medical training who can explain her frequent and very unusual tongue flicking? It’s really very odd.


35 posted on 10/17/2009 10:40:07 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: GOP_Lady

That vile woman was clearly trying to establish a moral equivalence between Mao and Mother Teresa. Her simplistic version of Mao’s “taking control of China” neglected to mention how Mao was helped by Owen Lattimore and Communists in our State Dept. like John Service and even Soviet Agents like Deputy Secretary of The Treasury Harry Dexter White. People very much like Anita Dunn.


36 posted on 10/17/2009 10:41:19 AM PDT by VR-21 (There was a rush, along the Fulham Road....)
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To: GOP_Lady

Every blog, every news organization is now desperately digging to find some link between Lee Atwater and Mao.

Here is the illustration of how our MSM licks the backside of liberals and works hard for their defense while accepting wiki articles at face value about Rush.


37 posted on 10/17/2009 10:43:47 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: marstegreg

it was only a matter of time....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oda_kzoIBZE


38 posted on 10/17/2009 10:46:15 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

can anyone explain why Media Matters..who dug up quotes from Republicans about Mao.. couldn’t seem to find one from Atwater?

“Bush recommended Mao bio to adviser Karl Rove”

Uh, reading about Mao and his rise to power and his killing sprees is not the same thing as thinking Mao is your favorite philosopher.


39 posted on 10/17/2009 10:55:27 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: GOP_Lady

The “quote” is not the problem. Who cares who she stole it from. The problem is that she stated that Mao is her favorite philosopher.


40 posted on 10/17/2009 10:57:41 AM PDT by fish hawk (Lord, help us to attain knowledge and the wisdom to apply it toward your ultimate will.)
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To: roses of sharon

Outstanding!


41 posted on 10/17/2009 11:04:14 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: GOP_Lady

I think Ms. Dunn totally confused Lee Atwater’s hero Sun Tzu (The Art of War) with Mao.


42 posted on 10/17/2009 11:04:47 AM PDT by SC DOC
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To: fish hawk
The “quote” is not the problem. Who cares who she stole it from. The problem is that she stated that Mao is her favorite philosopher.

Bingo!

43 posted on 10/17/2009 11:06:47 AM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: GOP_Lady
It wasn't the quote. She said Mao was one of her favorite philosophers.

ML/NJ

44 posted on 10/17/2009 11:07:00 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: SC DOC

I find it hilarious that 18 years after his death, the communists smugly hold up Lee Atwater as a conservative icon and dare any of us to diss St. Lee, whom they consider the Devil Incarnate.

I wonder who and how many people under the age of 30 even know who Lee Atwater was and why he is considered an icon and why the left hates him to the point of shaking, spitting fits and snarky rejoinders.

However, I hope this stupid non-excuse prompts many of the brain dead youth to look him up. The man was totally cool and hip in a youth culture sort of way. Had he been a Democrat, he would have been canonized by now, his birthday would be a mandatory holiday and there would be buildings, freeways and airports named after him.

Personally, I loved the guy and have always wished that one of his many students had actually understood his coolness and his take no prisoners approach.

RIP Boogie Man.


45 posted on 10/17/2009 11:40:31 AM PDT by reformedliberal (Are we at high crimes or misdemeanors, yet?)
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To: GOP_Lady

Mao, as are all Communists, is an utter failure in economics and common decency. Nevertheless, he does get some things right, and does know a thing or two about “asymmetrical warfare”.

Political power does indeed flow from the barrel of a gun, for instance. (Which is why so many governments seek to disarm and render helpless their subjects - but I digress) e.g. In our present circumstances the guns are media and all other nodes of indoctrination a/k/a “education”.

Another is Mao’s observation that guerrillas fighting an occupation force need not worry about securing weapons and ammunition. The enemy will keep you in constant supply - you just have to kill them and take it. e.g. “Fairness” doctrine; government support - via tax payers’ confiscated labor - directed to ACORN et al.

Mao’s study of guerilla, liberation war by a large, dispersed population against a small, urban, foreign elite with superior conventional resources is a classic in military theory and history. He was an early and profound exponent of the concept that “we surround them”.

Some things are worthy of study, and where conceptually applicable - incorporation. Here is a site that I like to use, based on the principle of letting one’s enemies keep one in supply:

http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/military-writings/index.htm

All of this is of course, I must emphasize, underscore, clarify, urge and insist is solely for historical and academic analogy only. Otherwise people might get hurt.

Not intended for any practical uses whatsoever.


46 posted on 10/17/2009 11:49:41 AM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: Huebolt

All that lascivious lip-licking tells all you need to know.


I thought maybe she was catching flies.


47 posted on 10/17/2009 11:58:42 AM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: GOP_Lady
Your source for the Mao quote is irrelevant, Ms. Dunn. Your words stand -- you said them.

Exactly.

48 posted on 10/17/2009 12:00:49 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Mr. President: Why did you appoint a Communist to your Administration?)
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To: Huebolt
I found her facial grimacing more indicative of some kind of physical problem / medication side effect.

Unfortunately, it looked like some of the symptoms people suffer when they have tardive dyskinesia, which can be caused by use of psychotropic medications.

More severe cases are shown here: Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale.

I don't wish such a condition on anyone.

49 posted on 10/17/2009 12:10:01 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Mr. President: Why did you appoint a Communist to your Administration?)
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To: RetroSexual
Bears repeating:

Wait: Atwater said "Mao is one of my favorite political philosophers?" Because I'd be surprised to see that.

These bastards in the White House don't even understand that as being the source of the problem. They think that merely quoting Mao's words is why we're upset.

I'll quote Mao all day long. Hitler too, and Stalin. But you'll never hear me saying they're my "favorite" anything, unless I start making lists of favorite satanic murderers.

50 posted on 10/17/2009 12:11:20 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Mr. President: Why did you appoint a Communist to your Administration?)
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