Video: Fox-bashing WH mouthpiece names Chairman Mao as her favorite philosopher

posted at 6:42 pm on October 15, 2009 by Allahpundit

Via Ace, a fun fact about Anita Dunn that oddly doesn’t appear in WaPo’s three-page profile of her today. Don’t bother pounding the table about firing her, though: She’s already on her way out, which is precisely why the White House’s gutless brain trust tasked her with being the attack dog against Fox.

Long a shunner of the spotlight, Dunn, who declined to comment for this article, would only sign on in April as an “interim” chief, with an end-of-the-year expiration date on her current tenure. But giving up nominal power in the White House allows Dunn to do the dirty work that ultimately assures her staying power inside the administration.

A source inside the White House, who was not authorized to speak about strategy meetings, said 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 job.

Her response to the clip? She was joking, of course, playing off some old Lee Atwater bit. The audience laughs at the juxtaposition of Mao and Mother Teresa, but the point she draws from the chairman sure does seem serious. Anyone feeling like giving her the benefit of the doubt? Me neither.


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Anita Dunn has forced me to give David Icke and his reptilian overlords from outerspace theory a second look. Perhaps there is indeed a reptilian class ruling the world.

DFCtomm on October 16, 2009 at 10:27 AM

Does this cow have false teeth? That lip-smacking/Walter Brennan delivery of her Maoisms was creepy.

This hack needs to go work for John Podesta, i.e., resign in the dead of night.

EMD on October 16, 2009 at 10:56 AM

Ok I like Beck he’s doing awesome work but he almost started crying again today.

Dude! To borrow and paraphrase Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own; There’s no crying! There’s no crying in the counter revolution! There’s no crying! Good lord. Enough.

elduende on October 15, 2009 at 7:20 PM

Okay it is weird to see someone really care about America on TV, but I have cried.

What Obama and the liberal liberal congress is doing to this country is destruction. And that has made me weep for the freedom we have lost. For the ideals I grew up admiring that are now debased with the constant reminders of the “birth defect” of slavery. They won’t even talk about George Washington because he owned slaves. That negates everything our founding fathers built. Because there isn’t equality of outcome in a capitalist democracy it is evil.

But hey maybe if the American Revolution was as bloody as Red China maybe then we could teach what a great man Washington was.

This cult worship of Obama is exactly the kind of thing they built around Mao. They want a face to push the communist agenda. And now they have one.

petunia on October 16, 2009 at 10:57 AM

Um…that doesn’t exactly seem joke-like to me. Why would you tell a joke and then discuss Mao’s philosophy for a minute afterward? Bull puckey that was a joke.

Her favorite political philosopher, wow.

bakediggity on October 16, 2009 at 10:58 AM

I want to know WHEN the weak republican leadership is going to bring all of these people to the front, and FORCE the FBI to get them out!

patriotparty1 on October 16, 2009 at 11:05 AM

and people have the nerve to say Glenn Beck is insane or a hatemonger – please, it’s really looking like a marxist takeover to me more and more everyday

charlie36r on October 16, 2009 at 11:06 AM

I read this at Ace, then saw the update and read that it was a “joke.” Then I watched the clip.

It wasn’t a joke.

29Victor on October 16, 2009 at 11:09 AM

Has anyone seen this clip on any fringe media outlet?

d1carter on October 16, 2009 at 11:12 AM

Not surprising. Barack Obama, Anita Dunn, et al. would cut my throat and watch me choke to death on my own blood if it meant they could have “redistributive justice.”

spmat on October 16, 2009 at 11:13 AM

I’m waiting for the “red phone” to ring? What no objections to what Beck is saying?

Jeff from WI on October 16, 2009 at 11:13 AM

Man that was disgusting – on so many levels – but having to listen to what was going on in her mouth made me gag!

foxforce91 on October 16, 2009 at 11:15 AM

You hire a SPOKESperson, that talks like THAT?

ROFL…Only an idiot Democrat would do that

Jeff from WI on October 16, 2009 at 11:17 AM

I guess she is going to make it with anyone, anyhow.

Lennon was wrong, but Lenin and Stalin were right.

NoDonkey on October 16, 2009 at 11:28 AM

I believe her and thought it was just a joke. I laughed and laughed and laughed until my side hurt and thought, “Wow. What a witty, wonderful woman is she!”

I think she’s a great communicator and love the way she just spits/flips her words right out there for all to see hear.

Rod on October 16, 2009 at 11:29 AM

She’s one of them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBEIZYCSy5g&feature=related

redridinghood on October 16, 2009 at 11:58 AM

As some have pointed out it was like watching a snake or lizard give a speech with the way she kept flipping her tongue out. Kinda like watching your dog eat peanut butter.

jistincase on October 16, 2009 at 12:05 PM

This is merely a trial balloon floated by the commies occupying the White House to gauge how soon they come out of the commie closet with the general public.

As public reaction to these communist-leaning outbursts wanes, they will become more frequent and more pronounced.

Next presidential election cycle, after a commercial for the incumbent is played, you’ll hear the following:

“This is Chairman Maobama, and I approve this message.”

No biggie, we’re just doomed!

Sweet_Thang on October 16, 2009 at 12:06 PM

You say you’ll change the constitution
Well, you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it’s the institution
Well, you know
You better free you mind instead
But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao
You ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow

and Lennon was a left winger…

inevitable on October 16, 2009 at 12:08 PM

I’m just surprised that anyone is surprised.

DanaSmiles on October 16, 2009 at 12:12 PM

What’s 70 million “broken eggs”?

LevStrauss on October 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Homer Simpson: “He looks like a sweet little angel that killed 50 million people.”

Lehosh on October 16, 2009 at 12:25 PM

You hire a SPOKESperson, that talks like THAT?

ROFL…Only an idiot Democrat would do that

Jeff from WI on October 16, 2009 at 11:17 AM

Yup, only Democrats are idiots.

GOP, please save us.

True_King on October 16, 2009 at 12:32 PM

Obama to force people to welfare: Full story at:
http://blog.heritage.org/2009/10/16/morning-bell-obamacare-puts-you-on-welfare/

Cybergeezer on October 16, 2009 at 12:36 PM

There is definitely something wrong with this woman- besides the Marxism, I mean. I got so freaked out watching her talk I couldn’t even pay attention to what she was saying. Maybe the tongue flicking is just a way of distracting from the words…

kg598301 on October 16, 2009 at 12:43 PM

She’s got her favorite quotes from the Little Red Book tattooed on the tip of her tongue, nearly as I can figure it out.

JEM on October 16, 2009 at 12:49 PM

The tongue-flicking thing has two possibilities. One, she is a lizardoid shape-changer from another dimension.

Two, I seem to recall that tongue-flicking is a symptom of some medical condition.

The first explanation is the most logical, though. But if someone wants to invest a few hours researching the medical thing we would all appreciate it.

lonesomecharlie on October 16, 2009 at 12:57 PM

What was this commie bytch doing with her mouth the whole time she was speaking, trying to speak from two or three sides of her mouth at the same time? Watching her irritated me as much as listening to this crusty c*nt.

She needs to HANG along with all the other whitehouse communist scum in this administration.

Spiritk9 on October 16, 2009 at 1:33 PM

Coincidental similarity in names — Ann Dunham, nickname, “Anne,” and Anita Dunn.

Trochilus on October 16, 2009 at 1:36 PM

Guess that explains why President Obama snubbed the Dalai Lama.

Sultry Beauty on October 16, 2009 at 1:45 PM

The tongue-flicking thing has two possibilities. One, she is a lizardoid shape-changer from another dimension.

Two, I seem to recall that tongue-flicking is a symptom of some medical condition.

The first explanation is the most logical, though. But if someone wants to invest a few hours researching the medical thing we would all appreciate it.

lonesomecharlie on October 16, 2009 at 12:57 PM

Maybe she was referring to Mao-Tse-Tongue, or maybe its just a lesbian thing.

Dasher on October 16, 2009 at 2:02 PM

Well, since no one else wanted to do the dirty work, I did it myself.

The tongue-flicking is a side effect of some psychotropic medications, most commonly those used to treat schizophrenia.

Her infatuatuation with Mao is obviously caused by her mental illness. Mr. Obama and his administration should be applauded for employing the disabled. However, perhaps the CIA or NSA would be a more appropriate posting for a paranoid schizophrenic.

lonesomecharlie on October 16, 2009 at 2:23 PM

It’s too small of a soundbite to figure out what she meant.

AnninCA on October 16, 2009 at 2:37 PM

The tongue-flicking is a side effect of some psychotropic medications, most commonly those used to treat schizophrenia.

Tardive dyskinesia?

Asher on October 16, 2009 at 2:42 PM

http://www.veteranoutrage.com

Out of the mouth the heart speaks..

Chairman Mao killed 60 MILLION
and as i hear more and more
democrats espousing the wonders of communism

I begin to wonder is this their desire for america?
60 million DEAD?
it might come to pass with the democrats running everything

Enjoy it..
after all
YOU MORONS VOTED THEM ALL IN..

veteranoutrage on October 16, 2009 at 2:43 PM

You say you’ll change the constitution
Well, you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it’s the institution
Well, you know
You better free you mind instead
But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao
You ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow

Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right
all right, all right
all right, all right, all right
all right, all right, all right

J_Crater on October 16, 2009 at 2:49 PM

As some have pointed out it was like watching a snake or lizard give a speech with the way she kept flipping her tongue out. Kinda like watching your dog eat peanut butter.

jistincase on October 16, 2009 at 12:05 PM

She looks like my horse eating an apple — except my horse is very pretty and she, well, isn’t…

Ann NY on October 16, 2009 at 3:06 PM

It’s too small of a soundbite to figure out what she meant.

AnninCA on October 16, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Would you feel that way if she were quoting Hitler in that context? She was quoting the philosophy of someone who killed millions of people. She was obviously not using it as a negative example.

Ann NY on October 16, 2009 at 3:08 PM

as a 20 year vet of emergency room nursing..i can say she is on heavy psych meds and were all totally f**ked…a maoist who is schizophrenic..what could go wrong

JJKRN on October 16, 2009 at 3:15 PM

It’s too small of a soundbite to figure out what she meant.

AnninCA on October 16, 2009 at 2:37 PM
Would you feel that way if she were quoting Hitler in that context? She was quoting the philosophy of someone who killed millions of people. She was obviously not using it as a negative example.

Ann NY on October 16, 2009 at 3:08 PM

I believe this was meant to be a POSITIVE example by implication, in favor of socialism.

Knowledgeable people are well aware of the many millions who have been murdered over the years under communist rule, but not so much under socialism. “Socies” and “commies” are both collectivist movements, but with the absence of mass murder on such large scales as the Soviet and the Chinese regimes, one could argue that socialism is really only communism-lite.
Anyone buying this?

Sweet_Thang on October 16, 2009 at 3:27 PM

we have a diagnosis for her type…it’s medical and hard to understand….”bat shit crazy”

JJKRN on October 16, 2009 at 3:28 PM

The Obama administration is such a freak show.

Terrye on October 16, 2009 at 3:36 PM

As some have pointed out it was like watching a snake or lizard give a speech with the way she kept flipping her tongue out. Kinda like watching your dog eat peanut butter.

jistincase on October 16, 2009 at 12:05 PM

Often, this is a side effect from anti-psychotic drugs. Tardive dyskinesia. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but….

Trusser13 on October 16, 2009 at 3:44 PM

White House Communications Director Who Says Killer of Tens of Millions is Her “Favorite Philosopher” Dismisses “Death Panel” Concerns http://optoons.blogspot.com/2009/10/white-house-communications-director-who.html

Mervis Winter on October 16, 2009 at 3:49 PM

How soon before

“The communist psychopath-worshiping reptile on you-tube is not the press secretary I used to know.”?

RINO in Name Only on October 16, 2009 at 3:57 PM

SHE”S A LIZARD!!!

equanimous on October 16, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Least inspirational lizard I have ever heard. Mao, makes sense now. She fits in nicely with the rest of the crew occupying the White House currently.

FireBlogger on October 16, 2009 at 4:18 PM

. Tardive dyskinesia.
Trusser13 on October 16, 2009 at 3:44 PM


Tardive Dyskinesia:

Overview

Tardive dyskinesia is a disorder that causes involuntary movements, especially of the lower face. Tardive means “delayed” and dyskinesia means “abnormal movement.”
Symptoms

* Facial grimacing
* Jaw swinging
* Repetitive chewing
* Tongue thrusting

Causes

Tardive dyskinesia is a serious side effect that occurs when you take medications called neuroleptics for a long time. The drugs that most commonly cause this disorder are older antipsychotic drugs, including:

* Haloperidol
* Fluphenazine
* Trifluoperazine

Other drugs, similar to antipsychotic drugs, that can cause tardive dyskinesia include:

* Cinnarizine
* Flunarizine (Silbelium)
* Metoclopramide

Prognosis

If diagnosed early, the condition may be reversed by stopping the drug that caused the symptoms. Even if the antipsychotic drugs are stopped, the involuntary movements may become permanent and in some cases may become significantly worse.

From Google Health.

FireBlogger on October 16, 2009 at 4:27 PM

One of my favorite political philosophers is Thomas Jefferson, you know, the guy Obama hates and is doing everything to reverse everything Jefferson ever said,wrote or did…

Let me see, Jefferson on one hand and Mao on the other…..I’ll have to go with Tom…….

adamsmith on October 16, 2009 at 4:28 PM

Does this cow have false teeth? That lip-smacking/Walter Brennan delivery of her Maoisms was creepy.

This hack needs to go work for John Podesta, i.e., resign in the dead of night.

EMD on October 16, 2009 at 10:56 AM

I think she was on something.

rollthedice on October 16, 2009 at 4:44 PM

Eh, she’ll just move somewhere else to work in concert with others doing the Marxist groove thang like they have been for ages.

Ever play with drops of mercury? Think you have one drop squashed and it just turns out they’ve spread…can’t quite get a hold of them.

They’re kinda like The Thing.

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 16, 2009 at 4:48 PM

People taking some psychoactive medicines like L-dopa can develop odd motor ticks, or tardive dyskinesia Maybe she just has unfortunate speech habits, but she might have a problem.
Neuroletpics can cause it, some antiemetic meds, tricyclic antidepressants – meds that mess with dopamine.

SarahW on October 16, 2009 at 4:48 PM

People taking some psychoactive medicines like L-dopa can develop odd motor ticks, or tardive dyskinesia Maybe she just has unfortunate speech habits, but she might have a problem.
Neuroletpics can cause it, some antiemetic meds, tricyclic antidepressants – meds that mess with dopamine.

SarahW on October 16, 2009 at 4:48 PM

So can crank, and/or gonja. :)

rollthedice on October 16, 2009 at 4:51 PM

Here’s a text discussing tongue diskinesia. Good news!

SarahW on October 16, 2009 at 4:53 PM

OH shoot. The tongue movements are discussed on page 25 of the preview. Here’s a cache of the exact page.

SarahW on October 16, 2009 at 4:55 PM

Also, the word is “tic”.

SarahW on October 16, 2009 at 5:21 PM

Yeah. So, Anita is telling a Lee Atwater joke to a high school class who has NO IDEA who Atwater was? And then continues to talk about Mao’s philosophy?

At the very least, she had to have an idea about a quote from Mao she wanted to use. But more likely she was being honest with the kids. I mean, the whole comment was about refusing to bow to society’s pressure, which is a position that an American Marxist would take. They’re all about decieving and exploiting the bourgeoisie.

hawksruleva on October 16, 2009 at 5:37 PM

It’s not a “tic”. She’s a serpent demon from Hell. The whole White House are demons from Hell.

Jeff from WI on October 16, 2009 at 6:11 PM

RABID LIBERAL. ha

Seriously, this freak is ONE of MANY who surround the megalomaniacal, radical Liar-in-Chief.

marklmail on October 16, 2009 at 7:34 PM

Looks like this chic did a big old fat ‘gagger’ with Obama before taking the stage…

… ain’t ‘cotton mouth’ a bit%h!

Seven Percent Solution on October 16, 2009 at 9:48 PM

patriotparty1 on October 16, 2009 at 11:05 AM

I only hope there are still patriots in the FBI. Mark me, but I see some officials walking out the WH in handcuffs should the FBI be still working and cowering in a corner.

seesalrun on October 16, 2009 at 10:02 PM

FBI be still working and NOT cowering in a corner.
oops :)

seesalrun on October 16, 2009 at 10:03 PM

and that is the CHANGE I would hope for in Washington. Handcuff the corrupt and dangerous and haul them away.

seesalrun on October 16, 2009 at 10:05 PM

Another Obama-commie in the White House.

Dis
gus
ting.

Mojave Mark on October 17, 2009 at 12:10 AM

The woman admits she’s a fan of a butcher of up to 70 million people and she STILL has a job at the White House?

Where’s the outrage America?!

Jeff from WI on October 17, 2009 at 8:01 AM

If you recall the brilliant portrayal of the “Joker” by the late Heath Ledger. One of the characteristics he gave the Joker was one of licking his lips often, thus making the Joker look insane. Watch Ms Dunn’s mouth during the clip…a female Joker?

Wills on October 17, 2009 at 9:59 AM

You expected anything else? I love the photo used for this piece. I makes even the smallest of the Administration appear a small munchkins – because only the ‘ONE’ can speak from behind such statuteistic podiums and put everything in its proper perspective.

MSGTAS on October 17, 2009 at 10:38 AM

Typical hypocritical Marxist. And, she needs to control her urge to stick out her tongue if she wants to be a public speaker, it’s poor etiquette.

tx2654 on October 17, 2009 at 10:41 AM

I’m waiting for the “red phone” to ring? What no objections to what Beck is saying?

Jeff from WI on October 16, 2009 at 11:13 AM

Hopefully, she realizes that 3 million people now know her opinion of Chairman Mao…those 3 million will tell 3 million, etc., etc., etc. It was no joke and millions of people know.

mtb on October 17, 2009 at 10:45 AM

It’s still an outrage what she said but not one tiny bit surprising.

Not one bit.

In fact, I pretty much expected it… and that is truly sad.

How far has this nation fallen to elect someone who puts such people in positions of power and authority?

Yakko77 on October 17, 2009 at 11:52 AM

…I think she’s nervous about being that close to a crucifix,it might bring out her inner Linda Blair.

inevitable on October 16, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Ha, you win. Best comment ever. And likely the most accurate.

Lourdes on October 17, 2009 at 7:15 PM

That Hag is ugly on so many levels. All these Left Wing Tools seem to have the same uncomfortable aura around them. You really can identify them as Progressive P***KS before they ever open their pie hole.

ronnyraygun on October 17, 2009 at 7:40 PM

That Hag is ugly on so many levels. All these Left Wing Tools seem to have the same uncomfortable aura around them. You really can identify them as Progressive P***KS before they ever open their pie hole.

ronnyraygun on October 17, 2009 at 7:40 PM

An interesting point. Is it the leftyism that causes the ugliness of the lefts women, or is it their ugliness and causes them to become lefties?

Jeff from WI on October 18, 2009 at 5:52 AM

One of my favorite political philosophers is Thomas Jefferson, you know, the guy Obama hates and is doing everything to reverse everything Jefferson ever said,wrote or did…

Let me see, Jefferson on one hand and Mao on the other…..I’ll have to go with Tom…….

adamsmith on October 16, 2009 at 4:28 PM

+1000

BobAnthony on October 18, 2009 at 8:12 AM

It should be noted that John McCain also referenced Mao, even if in joking manner. McCain still appears to be drawing a positive analogy to himself. In no way should anyone reference a Totalitarian tyrant in such a way. Dunn’s use is far more concerning since she appears to be in philosophical agreement with Mao, and hold some sort of Existential Marxist view of the world.

Blue Collar Todd on October 18, 2009 at 2:32 PM

This beyotch is scary; but scarier yet is that she was invited to speak to STUDENTS!!!!!

MsUnderestimated on October 18, 2009 at 7:26 PM

“Two, I seem to recall that tongue-flicking is a symptom of some medical condition.
The first explanation is the most logical, though. But if someone wants to invest a few hours researching the medical thing we would all appreciate it.”

lonesomecharlie on October 16, 2009 at 12:57 PM

**** Research cocaine use! The lip-smacking and tongue-thrusting is typical of cocaine users. Watch the Mao vid, then watch the Fox attack vid(must have left the coke at home that day).
What scares me is the fact that some school administrator allowed her to take the podium in that condition to talk to kids. You know they knew exactly her condition!

hopefloats on October 19, 2009 at 10:04 AM

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