Thursday, October 15, 2009

Anita Dunn, the White House Communications Director: Chairman Mao's Biggest Fan. She Hates Fox News but She Loves Mao. Wow.

Anita Dunn, the same woman  I posted on a few days ago, the White House Director of Communications.

This video of her surfaced on the Glenn Beck show today. His question: "How many radicals is it going to take?" Dunn was evidently speaking to a group of high school students, when she said that the two people "I turn to most" are Mother Theresa and Mao Tse Tung (or Zedong). Then she proceded to speak about her hero Chairman Mao for the rest of the video.

Mao Tse Tung--you know, the guy who killed something like 70 million of his own people.

Beck asked another question: Can you even imagine the outcry if he or someone else on Fox News talked about their greatest philosophical hero, Adolph Hitler?

Update: Jake Tapper on Twitter says that Dunn's response to the clip was that she was "joking," that she was referring to an old Lee Atwater schtick. Sorry, that doesn't fly. I know a toxic narcissist who would say something incredibly noxious and hurtful, and then when she was called on it her reply would be "I was only joking." Nope--not buying the "joke" bit. Watch the video. Does it look like she was joking? It looks to me like she was giving some sort of inspirational speech. The fact that she was speaking in glowing terms about Mao Tse Tung to a group of high schoolers is just plain disturbing. I'm thinking we haven't heard the last of this video.

And P.S. Genocidal maniacs are now the punchline of jokes in the White House? Wow, I like that explanation a lot, Anita. According to a recent Washington Post profile on her, she's supposed to be a pro, "specializing" in rescue missions. Looks to me like she's going to need one of her own.

This woman has no business talking up a genocidal maniac murderer to high school students. Either she's stupid or evil or both.

Update #2: Quotations from Chairman Mao, Anita Dunn's Favorite Philosopher, the Person She Turns to Most (besides Mother Theresa, of course)

Here's something from Mao I'm sure we can all get behind. I'd really like to see this woman perp-walked out of the White House. Speech at the Moscow Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties (November 18, 1957). I have said that all the reputedly powerful reactionaries are merely paper tigers. The reason is that they are divorced from the people. Look! Was not Hitler a paper tiger? Was Hitler not overthrown? I also said that the tsar of Russia, the emperor of China and Japanese imperialism were all paper tigers. As we know, they were all overthrown. U.S. imperialism has not yet been overthrown and it has the atom bomb. I believe it also will be overthrown. It, too, is a paper tiger.

Update #3: A great article from one of my favorites, Mark Steyn: Limbaugh Bad, Mao Good. Here's a clip from the article:

Well, so what? All those dead Chinese are no-name peasants a long way away. What's the big deal? If you say, "Chairman Mao? Wasn't he the wacko who offed 70 million Chinks?," you'll be hounded from public life for saying the word "Chinks." But, if you commend the murderer of those 70 million as a role model in almost any schoolroom in the country from kindergarten to the Ivy League, it's so entirely routine that only a crazy like Glenn Beck would be boorish enough to point it out.

Which is odd, don't you think? Because it suggests that our present age of politically correct hypersensitivity is not just morally unserious but profoundly decadent.

Update #4: Anita Dunn was speaking at one of the priciest, whitest-shoe college prep schools in the country: St. Andrews Episcopal School. I knew from what I could see in the video and also from the content that this had to be an Episcopal church/school she was speaking at. The Episcopal Church has lost its soul. If they were the least bit honest, they would change the name to the Church Formerly Known as Episcopal, Now Known as Unitarian-Lite in America.

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