Anita Dunn, the woman who last week went on the Sunday talk show circuit to disparage Fox News Channel has been revealed. Several months back she gave a commencement speech in which she talked about her two favorite philosophers; Mother Teresa and Chairman Mao.
Ok, Mother Teresa I can see. Who can have problems with someone saying that they admire her? She spent her life giving to a higher calling and helping people who in many instances had no one else to speak for them. I realize that even Mother Teresa had her distracters, but generally speaking she was a woman worth admiration.
Now, let’s talk about Chairman Mao. Mao is believed to have caused the deaths of about 10 million people. That is a number that is almost impossible to wrap your brain around. That is more than Hitler caused during World War II. This is the person that you talk to high schools students about saying he is your favorite philosopher?
There is no doubt that Chairman Mao did some things that are to this day held in high regard within the Chinese culture, but that certainly cannot excuse deaths in those types of numbers. Mao himself admitted to the killing of at least 700,000 people and saying they were necessary. If he admits to killing that many, the number must be much higher. His economic policies are said to have caused famine that lead to tens of thousands of deaths.
A video of this speech surfaced and was played on Glen Beck’s radio and TV shows. The video was played on the same day that The Washington Post did a write up of her in the style section. In this article, the paper mentioned that she would be leaving “soon”. Whatever soon is supposed to mean.
Today, an ABC reporter tweeted her in regards to this speech and her response “I was only kidding”. You were kidding? Does this administration really expect people to keep believing all this crap? This speech was given only several months ago. How stupid does this administration think I am?
During the run up to his election as president, Obama told us to judge him by the people he surrounds himself by. Well what does it say that he has a woman in his administration going around telling high school seniors that Mao is one of her favorites? The same woman he has going out and publically declaring war on a news organization that has opinion/commentary shows that have a very different opinion than the administration.
A belief in the written constitution. The belief that we are responsible for ourselves and for our families. The belief that we are allowed to fail. The belief in a strong national defense are a few of the things that make me just a conservative girl.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini
"I say this not to the teachers, but to their unions: If education were a war, you would be losing it. If it were a business, you would be driving it into bankruptcy. If it were a patient, it would be dying." Bob Dole
Yes, House Republicans have been in power for 5 hours and they have not passed their entire agenda. The New York Times things they should be canned and Democrats put back in charge. Don Surber
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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"53% of Democrats have a postive view of socialism. 100% of republicans think those 53% are morons." Mark Levin
"Corrupt the young. Get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness." First plank of the communist strategy for revolution - confiscated in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1919
"If you believe this isn't going to cost the government anything, you are likely to see leprechauns riding on unicorns with pots of gold circling the capitol" Rep. Devin Nunes, CA-21 on healthcare "reform".
"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views". William F. Buckley, Jr.
"The Republicans were laughing and waving the American flag, and I thought that was ourtrageous behavior" Maxine Waters
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I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress. Frederick Douglas
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I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves. Harriet Tubman
But I think the most important thing I have figured out was how not to lose hope even when things are bad and it feels like it won't get better. It will get better. You just have to keep working at it and moving forward. Homeless & Conservative
The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. Vladimer Lenin
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