Skip to comments.The Obama Administration's Inner Mao
Posted on 10/22/2009 7:23:16 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
White House Communications Director Anita Dunn says that her comment about Chairman Mao as one of her "favorite political philosophers" has been badly distorted. Perhaps she meant to say that Mao is one of her favorite media strategists.
It is telling what Dunn regards as a reassuring defense: that she was only extolling Mao's can-do attitude and that her admiration for it came from Lee Atwater. "The Mao quote is one I picked up from the late Republican strategist," she said. So now the reviled creator of the Willie Horton ad is someone Democrats feel they can safely hide behind?
According to Dunn, she was simply telling the high school graduates to imitate Mao's means, not his ends. Boy, what a relief. After all, his means were so blameless. "Figure out how to do things that have never been done before," she told the students. And how did Mao accomplish that again? By killing 40 to 60 million people?
What might be called dilettantish socialism, of which Dunn's bizarre graduation speech is a species (she thought it "ironic" to couple a mass-murderer with Mother Teresa in her motivational remarks to the graduates), is a recurring problem in this administration, and an expected one given that it reflects the sensibility of the boss.
Pressed by "Joe the Plumber" on the purpose of taxation, Obama fell back on the Marxist fragment "to spread the wealth around." His memoirs contain an oblique mention of a Marxist mentor. He learned his community organizing from Saul Alinsky and his liberation theology from Jeremiah Wright. He blurbed one of the books of a Marxist terrorist and "educator," Bill Ayers. And until recently, he was stocking his administration with figures like Van Jones, who openly talked of environmentalism as a tool of Marxist change.
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“Political power flows from the barrel of a gun”
Indeed it does Anita. Indeed it does.
the poor (in spirit) dumb, unwashed masses just cannot get anything straight no matter how simplistic the terms they use for us.
The bus is coming.
"It is telling what Dunn regards as a reassuring defense: that she was only extolling Mao's can-do attitude and that her admiration for it came from Lee Atwater. "The Mao quote is one I picked up from the late Republican strategist," she said. So now the reviled creator of the Willie Horton ad is someone Democrats feel they can safely hide behind? "
How is she on guitar?
It's great she wants young Episcopalians to grow up to become Volvo Maoists,
but she'll have to be able to lay down some lead on a Fender before she can
match Lee Atwater.
Hughe Hewitt came out with a great nickname for the Mao supporters in the White House.
The Mickey Maos of the White House.
Chairman Mao = Obama
(No, I'm not joking. Watch the video.)
You beat me to it...
Not in the MH arena, but as many in life, I have run into my share of souls afflicted with things, the tongue movement made me look up the name of this ailment I was exposed to via an aquaintaince years ago.
The bus is coming.
But for whom?