Liberals love Mao.
In their minds, he was misunderstood, an agrarian reformer. He meant well, but made some mistakes.
The people you listed all likely think they would be much more efficient and humane than Mao.
Well, except for maybe the 40 million or so of us they would have to kill off, and the other 100 million who would need re-education. But to people like Van Jones, that is just a detail.
TO #10> Yes, but Van Jones dresses well. No more sloppy communist executioners like Che or the pig Beria.
Nope. Mao suits and a copy of “The Quotations of Chairman Mao” in his back pocket, just in case he forgets the Party line.
Anita Dunn. Definitely a schizophrenic personality. Mother Teresa and Mao. I couldn’t have thought of that combo as great philosophers if I were drunk and popping LSD.