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We Hardly Knew Ya, Comrade Anita

November 11, 2009


President Obama‘s nasty communications director Anita Dunn, the Mao Zedong lover, is leaving the White House after just a few months of employment. As field marshal in the president’s war against Fox News, which she called “a wing of the Republican Party,” Dunn presided over a government-sanctioned dumbing down of political discourse.

The Atlantic’s Marc Ambinder claims in a bon voyage puff piece that within the West Wing the venomous Dunn is known as the “Fairy Godmother.”

Dunn fancied herself a standup comedian when she unconvincingly claimed she was only joking when she praised Mao by calling the brutal Communist dictator of China “one of the two people that I turn to most.” Hilarious! There have to be 70 million murdered Chinese rolling in the aisles! What a knee-slapper.

In a farewell air kiss, Ambinder wrongly claims Dunn was unfairly attacked for her “(clearly arch) citation of Chairman Mao as a favorite philosopher in a light-hearted speech to college graduates.” In fact the speech wasn’t terribly light-hearted and it was before impressionable little kids. (The Lower School of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Md., serves “preschool and elementary students.”)

Next stop for Dunn: the Friars Club.

But seriously folks, Dunn is heading off to make gazillions at her consulting firm. However, this thug’s going to stay on as a consultant to the White House.

“I’m sure Chairman Mao would appreciate that whole private wealth thing ya got goin’ there,” Glenn Beck said on his TV show today.

Dunn’s successor at the White House will be Dan Pfeiffer. The unctuous insider Ambinder shows just how objective he is when he lauds the incoming communications director for his “coolness on health care — even as the political world was going into a tizzy.”

Was Pfeiffer in the room when President Obama created the “” rat-out-your- friends-and-neighbors-who-oppose-socialist-medicine program? Not exactly a cool move.

  1. November 11, 2009 10:26 pm

    While I was also disturbed by the White House trying to exert control over the media, I think you’re giving Fox News too much credit. You first have to add to the political discourse if it is to be “dumbed down” by your absence.

  2. Freeme permalink
    November 12, 2009 5:53 am

    Tell me dickharvey, where do you see BOTH sides of a story other than on FOX?
    I tune into ALL other cable news channels and research what each has to say about issues of the day, and NO WHERE do I see or hear BOTH sides represented like those on FOX. Every now and then they ‘throw us a bone’ and give ever so slight mention of ‘conservative’ views, while 99.999% of the time, it is all about WH and their viewers support while dissing all other opinions. Ever watch Olbermann and Matthews? ’nuff said.

    • John Davidson permalink
      November 12, 2009 7:48 am

      He probably works for ACORN.

      • November 13, 2009 3:36 am

        no, I just live off welfare in ACORN housing, spending my days distributing communist literature.

        • politicalmoxie permalink
          November 13, 2009 9:42 am

          @ dickharvey

          You forgot the part about not paying taxes.

  3. K. Bond permalink
    November 12, 2009 6:15 am

    Annita Dunn – another sour grape picked by O.

    It’s easy to say you were only joking, AFTER THE FACT. She, like so many other “BAD POLITICIANS FROM THE LEFT” has the very same liberal mindset/mental disorder – they think they are above everyone else.

    BTW, she did not apologize to the impressionable young audience. She gives her apologies, albeit FAKE, to adults like us standing on the side lines. She is sorry that she received bad comments re: her top 2 philosophers of all time.

    Good riddance to bad rubbish!

  4. Linda permalink
    November 12, 2009 6:20 am

    I have heard it reported that Ms. Dunn was fired and then that she resigned. Regardless, I do not doubt that she will be an unofficlly named advisor to the white house and thus will still be there.

    • politicalmoxie permalink
      November 12, 2009 5:48 pm

      @ Linda

      I just hope she doesn’t end up at the Department of Education.

  5. John Davidson permalink
    November 12, 2009 7:47 am

    Anita may be in line to replace Lou Dobbs; the worlds gone mad!

  6. Confucius permalink
    November 12, 2009 9:41 am

    The wise rat leaves sinking boat first.

  7. November 12, 2009 11:18 am

    Glenn Beck mentioned weeks ago that Dunn would be there only temporarily by design. Her husband is on the short list for WH council. Expect her to pop up in the cubicle next to Van Jones over at Podesta’s outfit.

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