Mao's #1 fan, Anita Dunn
Anita Dunn Takes Mao Seriously
Obama administration communications director Anita Dunn
commended the wisdom of mass murdering Communist Chairman Mao in her
address to high school students this past June. Dunn cited Mao and
Mother Teresa as her two favorite political philosophers. I wrote
about Dunn's address
here; both posts include video of Dunn's address. Dunn said to
the assembled students:
A lot of you have a great deal of ability. A lot of you
work hard. Put them together and that answers the "why not"
question. There is usually not a good reason. And then
the third lesson and tip actually comes from two of my favorite
political philosophers: Mao Zedong and Mother Teresa, not
often coupled together, but the two people that I turn to most to
basically deliver a simple point, which is, you're going to make
choices. You're going to challenge. You're going to say
why not. You're going to figure out how to do things that have
never been done before.
But here's the deal -- these are your choices. They are
no one else's. In 1947, when Mao Zedong was being challenged
within his own party on his plan to basically take China over,
Chiang Kai Shek and the nationalist Chinese held the cities that had
the army. They had the airport. 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 Zedong said, "You know, you fight your war, and I'll fight
mine." And think about that for a second. You don't have
to accept the definition of how to do things, and you don't have to
follow other people's choices and paths, OK? It is about your
choices and your path. You fight your own war. You lay
out your own path. You figure out what's right for you.
You don't let external definitions define how good you are
internally. You fight your war. You let them fight
theirs. Everybody has their own path.
And Mother Teresa, who, upon receiving a letter from a fairly
affluent young person who asked her whether she could come over and
help with that orphanage in Calcutta, responded very simply, "Go
find your own Calcutta." OK? Go find your own Calcutta.
Fight your own path. Go find the thing that is unique to you.
The challenge that is actually yours, not somebody else's challenge.
One of the things that we see the Obamas, both of them, Michelle and
Barack, came out of backgrounds as community organizers, working.
Among Dunn's explanations of her citation of Chairman Mao as one of
her favorite political philosophers is that
she was kidding. Watching the video of Dunn's speech, however,
we can see with our own eyes that she takes Mao seriously indeed.
We can now also observe that that she lies like a rug.
|A Maoist in the White House
|PajamasMedia.com lists them. Jeremiah Wright. William Ayers.
Van Jones. Where does the rogues’ gallery of Barack Obama’s radical
friends end? These people are not liberals. They are not
"progressives." They are radicals who hate America and in many
cases have advocated or even perpetrated violence in an effort to
Thanks to Glenn Beck, the American public has now
been introduced to yet another radical member of Obama’s inner circle:
Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director, former top
advisor to Obama’s political campaign, and wife of Obama’s personal
lawyer, Robert Bauer.
In a speech before high school students
last June, Dunn spoke passionately about her two favorite political
philosophers, "the two people I turn to most" for answers to important
questions like "how to do things that have never been done before."
Who are these paragons? One was Mother Teresa. Dunn didn’t
have much to say about her. Most of her enthusiasm was lavished
upon her other favorite fount of political wisdom: Mao Tse-Tung.
Mao Tse-Tung. That would be the deviant monster who, quite apart
from his disgusting personal life, engineered the mass murder of
anywhere from 50 to over 100 million people. Estimates vary so
widely because murder on that wholesale scale is difficult to tabulate,
especially in a country as backwards as China was under Mao’s long
reign. But there is little doubt that Mao has the grisly
distinction of being the greatest mass murderer in history.
this is the man that one of Obama’s closest advisors commends to an
audience with warmth and enthusiasm. In 1947, she tells her
audience, Chiang Kai-Shek seemed to hold all the cards: he had the army,
the air force, and yet Mao went on to victory, telling people, as Anita
Dunn told her listeners, "You fight your war and I’ll fight mine."
Don’t believe me? Watch and listen:
|Dunn Leaves White House
|The Washington Post
reports White House communications director Anita Dunn, wife of
Obama lawyer, Robert Bauer, will step
down from her post at the end of the month and Dan Pfeiffer, her deputy,
will take over, according to sources familiar with the move.
Dunn, a longtime Democratic media consultant, took over the job on an
interim basis earlier this year when Ellen Moran abruptly left the post
to take a job at the Commerce Department. Dunn will return to Squier
Knapp Dunn, the consulting firm where she is a partner, but will remain
as a consultant to the White House on the communications and strategic
The move will be formally announced later today.
On Oct. 11, speaking on CNN, Dunn attacked Fox News as "a wing of the
Republican Party." Her comments sparked a fresh battle between the White
House and the network. In response to the criticism, Fox News
executive Michael Clemente said in a statement that Obama's aides had
decided to "declare war on a news organization."
A source inside
the White House, who was not authorized to speak about strategy
meetings, said at the time that Dunn went out front against Fox first
and foremost because it was her job, but also because it potentially
gave the administration the opportunity to distance itself from the flap
with the Roger Ailes-led news channel once she leaves the communications
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