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Another White House advisor: ‘We kind of agree with Mao’

October 20, 2009
"Manufacturing Czar" Ron Bloom

"Manufacturing Czar" Ron Bloom

Much has been made about White House Communications Director Anita Dunn’s description of the murderous dictator Mao Zedong as one of her “favorite political philosophers.”

Now comes word that another Obama insider has been quoting Mao approvingly. A video shot at a 2008 Union League Club meeting in New York shows “manufacturing czar” Ron Bloom telling his audience:

We know that the free market is nonsense. (…) We kind of agree with Mao that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun.

So who is Ron Bloom?

He has a long history of being the negotiating face of unions in a suit. He is a Harvard Business School graduate who has worked for the unions beginning with [the Service Employees International Union] SEIU for decades.

And of course, the SEIU boasts almost 2 million members, has ties to disgraced “community organizers” ACORN, and contributes millions of dollars to Democratic Party candidates.

Most recently, SEIU thugs were taped assaulting an Obamacare opponent at a town hall meeting.

Bloom’s approving citation of Mao comes as no surprise. Other SEIU bigwigs have boasted about the longstanding ties between the Union and the Communist Party:

At a March 2007 meeting, Local 1199’s executive vice president Steve Kramer spoke enthusiastically about the role which the Communist Party USA played in building up his union. When the Communist Party split in 1991, several Local 1199 officials took many comrades into the breakaway group, Committees of Correspondence. One of those officials, Rafael Pizarro, also went on to help found the New Party, a Marxist organization that Barack Obama joined in Chicago in 1995.

So far, Media Matters hasn’t revved up their spin machine to deal with this revelation, as they did with the Dunn video. Stay tuned.

  1. swemson permalink
    October 20, 2009 9:48 am

    It could be that the only one in the White House who isn’t a communist, is BHO’s dog…

  2. October 20, 2009 10:47 am

    I agree with Mao in this case. He is merely stating a fact. All (earthly) power is based on the principle.
    Sadly a fact that we may need to demonstrate soon.

  3. Jack Hampton permalink
    October 20, 2009 10:57 am

    You are doing outstanding work just keep it up. Of course you might have to hire a body guard but you are on um like white on rice, Opps they might say that is racial. Hope Rush never says it.

    • politicalmoxie permalink
      October 20, 2009 11:27 am

      To Jack Hampton

      To the ‘white on rice’, I have to add ‘and like dirty on a duck’

      • VNVet permalink
        October 20, 2009 10:55 pm

        How about…flies on democ-rats?

      • JCW permalink
        October 22, 2009 2:25 am

        Would “white on rice” be reverse racism?

  4. Revnant Dream permalink
    October 20, 2009 11:17 am

    At least now their being named for what they truly are.

  5. daveinguelph permalink
    October 20, 2009 2:19 pm

    Seems like there’s a lot of Mao-Mao’ing going at the White House these days.

  6. October 20, 2009 2:21 pm

    I guess that means if one agrees with Bloom’s agreement with Mao, then it is only logical to assume that it is OK to put the barrel of a gun to the heads of people such as Bloom in order to achieve power.


  7. October 20, 2009 2:22 pm

    Well, I’m just publicizing other folks’ detective work. Luckily Rush et al were all over this story today.

  8. October 20, 2009 3:41 pm

    “We know that the free market is nonsense. (…) We kind of agree with Mao that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun.”

    Seems to me that this is a fair statement to make.

    I know plenty of conservatives and Libertarians that would agree with this statement of fact. Unions themselves know very well from their history how Government has backed Corporate interests in order to violently crush the right of American individuals to form unions and collectively bargain.

    • swemson permalink
      October 20, 2009 4:11 pm

      Excuse me, but I think you walked into the wrong room… I think you were looking for the Daily Kos blog….

      You’ll find it in another parallel universe, where everything is twisted around…

      Enjoy yourself while you’re there !

      • October 20, 2009 4:43 pm

        Don’t think so, I walked in the door that I found in the Livejournal Conservatism Community. Nothing like a union to get the commie scare into a bunch of agitated right-wingers.

        • swemson permalink
          October 20, 2009 5:19 pm

          You agree that the free market is nonsense…

          OK, so you’re a Communist…

          But you went into another Conservative blog, and now into this one…

          So that makes you a troll…

          You know of many conservatives and libertarians who think the free market is nonsense ?

          So that makes you a liar…

          I think I nailed you just right the first time…

          • October 20, 2009 7:34 pm

            Actually, I didn’t agree that the free market is nonsense. I quoted a different statement, and then made a statement about it. So, you are deceptive in your attribution of that position to me.

            And yes, I’ve been to Conservative, right-leaning, and Libertarian communities (mostly on LJ), and have had many many good discussions with Conservatives and others at those locations. Based on your attitude, you don’t welcome anybody that disagrees with your position to come to your forums and discuss. I guess I should welcome this, as it helps to marginalize you, and turn off folks that welcome other points of view.

            “You know of many conservatives and libertarians who think the free market is nonsense ?”

            Well, I can tell you that the “Market” that we have right now is not a “Free Market,” and suprisingly(?) even the politicians that shout the loudest about their free market principles have all too enthusiastically deliberatively pushed this Global Economy towards Corporatism, and AWAY from Individual Freedom.

            So, go ahead and try to “nail” me. If “nail” means “to demonstrate that I’m not exactly like you,” then I’m certain you will succeed.

            • VNVet permalink
              October 20, 2009 11:02 pm

              Well now you can go back home to Lew Rockwell’s moonbat site, don’t let the door hit you in the a$$ on the way out.

  9. Black Mamba permalink
    October 20, 2009 5:09 pm

    I was more comfortable with the idea of these Union honchos being mafiosi from the docks, like in the Elia Kazan film. Those guys had a reason for what they were doing – an organic connection, as it were. Now people like Ron Bloom are being trained at the Harvard Business school.

    And could we please shoot all these “czars” and bury them in an unmarked grave (not literally)…!?

    • swemson permalink
      October 20, 2009 5:24 pm


      Let’s mark the grave..

      Pour encourager les autres !

  10. October 20, 2009 5:59 pm

    “We kind of agree with Mao.”

    Great bumper sticker for the Dems in 2010 and 2012. Then, should be followed with, “For tyrants, we’re not so bad.”

  11. Nash permalink
    October 21, 2009 5:51 am

    Here a Mao, There a Mao, Everywhere a Mao Mao

  12. October 21, 2009 6:02 am

    We aspire towards a free market economy and the fact that one does not currently exist should not draw us away from the realization that every appointee of Obi Kenobi is either a communist, a racist or an ideologue determined to cling on to power at the expense of America’s freedoms.

  13. Michaelle Maloney permalink
    October 21, 2009 6:46 am

    A bumper sticker thats “Get the MaO’s out”.

  14. Judy permalink
    October 21, 2009 10:55 am

    Unions are big business and giant corporations that are experts in stealing the union dues from the membership for their own polical gains and pockets. I have yet to hear of a beneficial union. The “unions” have bankrupted California. Now, please feel free to peruse the Daily Kostic as it most certainly will mirror your belief structure.

    That is very funny. Thank you for the chuckle.Think that we could come up with a song for that little diddy? Something along the lines of the Beach Boys or The Nugg (ent)?? My daughter suggested a real oldie by the Trashmen called Surfing Bird. I remember it as being very strange but catchy.I’ll get back to you.

    I heard that they fitted the BHO dog this morning for his Mao jacket and cap. Sorry.LOL

  15. Michaelle Maloney permalink
    October 21, 2009 5:54 pm

    Poor dog-this is dog abuse!!

  16. Betty permalink
    October 25, 2009 10:26 pm

    Time for him to go.

    Another Jones. Where are they all coming from?
    Didn’t Pres. Obama meet any decent people in his lifetime?

    Sad, very sad.
    Things need to change, I hope, and soon!!

  17. ron clark permalink
    October 27, 2009 7:41 pm

    just keep tellin’ it the way it is, this could probably be instrumental in helping to get it the way it should be. We would like to see big changes next november, must keep the flag flying and not let others forget, like they have so many times before!
    what ever happened to the patrionage after 9-11, we had our first chance then but let it slide by. opportunity has knocked this one more time. Lets answer with all our might and not let the anti-american sentimentalists that run this country forget that we are watching. we the american public can and will remove these anti americans from office for the paper that they are so veheminatly destrorying gives us the right to fire them by simply voting them out! keep the movement alive ! take back the government! vote the circus out of office and put us back on the track that our forefathers fought and died to create! We must again become a government that is truely of the people, that is for the people, by the people.


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