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Another White House advisor: 'We kind of agree with Mao'

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Posted on October 20 2009 9:02 am
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"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.

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