Our White House Maoist (Bumped)

When I heard this on the radio this morning, I was stunned:

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 destroy it.

Thanks to Glenn Beck, the American public has now been introduced to yet another radical member of Obama’s inner circle: Anita Dunn, Interim 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.

I’ve heard the audio (which you can listen to in the link). Its not out of context, its not something which can be explained away – the lady thinks that Mao is an admirable person we can learn from. She made the remarks at a high school graduation – which means she thinks that the kiddies should emulate the Great Helmsman.

As I said, I was stunned – Mao was a psychopath; a murderer; a thug. In plain fact, the man was no different from Stalin, Lening, Pol Pot, Hitler or any one of a score of the 21st century’s bloodthirsty tyrants. His name is an abomination and should be held up as precisely what no person should follow – but here comes Anita Dunn, Obamaniac, lauding him for his persistence. That he was persisting in evil designs doesn’t register.

In my view, the reason Dunn says what she says – and why other liberals have, at times, praised other tyrants – is because they earnestly wish they had that sort of power. There is really no other explanation possible, outside of sheer stupidity, for praising men who were simply vile in their actions. And now, with Dunn, we can see that the infiltration of such junior-league communist apparatchiks in to government is not just some isolated instances – there are too many such cases under Obama. This amounts to a take over of the reigns of power by people who hate democracy…who think it a hindrance in the pursuit of their ideals.

UPDATE: Roger Kimball gives a run-down on damage control:

Damage control time!

–She didn’t mean it.

–She was only quoting a Republican operative.

–Fox News is mean to Democrats.

–Glenn Beck is an extremist.

–The President is trying to clean up a big mess left by George Bush.

–Can’t we just change the subject?

When Glenn Beck aired a video of White House Communications Director Anita Dunn praising Chairman Mao — one of her “two favorite political philosophers” — in front of an audience of high school students, the conservative blogosphere lit up like a non-denominational sustainably harvested Kwanza tree.

And the left swung in to action – and Kimball seems to not have been hit with the “she was just being ironic” meme some lefty’s have tried here.

She did mean it, she wasn’t quoting a Republican, how Fox News views Democrats is irrelevant, Glenn Beck’s views are also irrelevant, President Bush didn’t bring the Maoists in to the White House and no, we’re not going to change the subject.