Thursday, August 18, 2011

Outgoing Obama ‘Car Czar’ Makes Yet Another Communist Reference's been a busy day for me. But while running errands, I was listening to the Glenn Beck radio program. I found it quite interesting that Ron Bloom was leaving the Obamafraud administration. Good riddance AFAIC! At least one of the more creepy czars is outta there.

If you are a Glenn Beck (or were) T.V. show fan, then you may have already heard about Bloom and his Mao-loving rhetoric. If not, then I invite you to read about him over at The Blaze: Outgoing Obama Car Czar Makes Yet Another Communist Reference. Watch the video at that link.


Still, what Bloom might best be known for is his past comments about Mao and communist China.

During a keynote speech in 2008 at the 6th Annual Distressed Investing Forum at the Union League Club, Bloom spoke about a union’s role in bankruptcy and restructuring, saying he “agreed” with Mao that “political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun.”

“Generally speaking, we get the joke,” Bloom started. “We know that the free market is nonsense. We know that the whole point is to game the system, to beat the market or at least find someone who will pay you a lot of money, ’cause they’re convinced that there is a free lunch.”

“We know this is largely about power, that it’s an adults only no limit game. We kind of agree with Mao that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun. And we get it that if you want a friend you should get a dog.”

But what came next really stunned me. Perhaps by now NOTHING about ObaMAO and his corrupt cronies should surprise me. But when I learned about Bloom's latest thinly veiled threats (and I'm sure he was aiming right at the conservatives/patriots/TEA Party members) my mouth gaped open!


That brings us to this month. In an article last week, Politico ended its story on Bloom’s resignation with a curious quote. In reference to Obama attempting to forge a partnership between manufacturers in several states and academia — in order to revitalize American factories — Bloom apparently saw something Mao-esque in the way government was attempting to support private business, stating the approach would, “let the great thousand flowers bloom in America.”

If that sounds familiar, it should.

While the correct wording is in fact a “hundred flowers,” there is no question as to where the phrase derives from. Back in the summer of 1957 in the People’s Republic of China, a movement emerged called the “Hundred Flowers Campaign,” during which the Communist Party allegedly encouraged those with diverse view points to step forward and share their ideas with a view to “letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting progress in the arts and the sciences and a flourishing socialist culture in our land.”

Of course it was all a ploy, implemented to out as many free-thinkers and dissidents as the regime possibly could. Not surprisingly, Mao punished many who participated in the Hundred Flowers Movement until finally reimposing his oppressive policy on public expression.

So, if his past Mao comments were a joke, then why would Bloom make yet another reference to Mao, this time with regard to American manufacturing? Is he implying Mao’s Hundred Flowers campaign actually born out of good intentions? Did Bloom mean to say that the Obama administration was then letting “a hundred schools of thought contend” in a “policy for promoting progress” in American factories? That very well could be the case. Or perhaps, Bloom made the comment as a dig to all of those, like Beck and Mack, who have called the former union worker out on his ideological leanings.

So many questions.

Either way, it remains unclear where Bloom may be headed next. A good guess? Perhaps he will take a consulting job at a manufacturing plant in China.

(H/T: Blaze reader Luke S. in Vancouver, BC) you know what kind of "punishment" Mao regularly dished out? It's OK if you don't. Unfortunately, a lot of Americans didn't learn about it in history class. This commenter will sum it up for you:

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 9:35am
Mao was a commie. One step up from a socialist. Also murdered hundreds of thousands of his own people.


Recall the fact that the Obambi White House had a "holiday" ornament on the tree that had the likeness of Mao on it?

I can only shake my head in disbelief that such cruel ignoramuses would say and do such things. The evil swirling around Washington D.C. because of ObaMARXIST, the Demoncrats (and, admittedly, some of the RINOS), NEEDS TO BE CLEANED OUT NEXT ELECTION!

Meanwhile, Dear Lord, I continue to pray that You will please keep America safe in your loving arms until then, and always.  Amen.

Hat Tip:  The Blaze

More comments at the Blaze:

Eric Von Zipper
Posted on August 18, 2011 at 1:42am
My friends… Mao is responsible for killing more people than any other person that’s ever lived… An estimated 70 Million… and this is a person that some on the Left hold up as an example of greatness… The values of the Left are truly an example of pure Moral Bankruptcy…

Conservative Vet
Posted on August 17, 2011 at 11:51pm
I see the Democrats as a completely corrupt group. They are hateful, and Godless. It’s time for America to wake up and take our country back from the hands of the communist traitors. See you at the polls in November 2012.

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 7:16am
Everything I hear about this administration and the people the POTUS surrounds himself with make me sick.

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 9:52am
I believe it was Rush that stated it, and that is that It has little to do with the intelligence of Obama, or lack of it. It has everything to do with who he is and what he stands for. He is neither an American in heart or soul. He is against our freedoms, free enterprise, true Christianity or Judaism, the Constitution and the foundational principles of this great nation. He is at the very least a socialist who desires to micromanage our lives because he “knows best” for us, stealing from the rich, dismantling the middle class, and ballooning the dependency and size of the poor class with the objective of creating a literal banana republic – not in any way the kind of Republic that our forefathers created and foresaw.
All one has to do, aside from looking at the policies he has implemented or tried to do so, is look upon the “characters” with whom he has surrounded himself. Valerie Jarrett, Van Jones, Ron Bloom, Cass Sunstein, “the give your dog the right to sue” guy, and on and on the list goes, all promoting his radical agenda. When will it end? hopefully when Obama is sent packing in November 2012.

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 9:44am
Here’s the thing, their gig is up. The American people have awakened, at least enough of us that they are not going to get away with the hijinks they had planned when they took over the White House. I think this is why Bloom left, he knew he could not push his communist agenda further because Congress and the American People are awake! Also, Barry’s approval rating has fallen so low, they realize he is not going to be re-elected, especially at this point with Perry’s soaring stardom. I think Barry’s minions are running scared and, like rats abandoning a sinking ship, they are abandoning Barry before things get so bad, they might actually face criminal or treason charges themselves! OT: I find it very very satisfying that Perry is running and got Barry running scared. After Governor Perry pleaded with Barry for aid and disaster funds after the horrible spring wildfires that we (Texas) suffered (I actually was evacuated because of the fire danger). Barry chose to totally ignore my Governor’s requests for disaster aid. And it was not the first time Barry dissed Texas. I find it poetic justice that Perry may be the one to unseat the annointed one!!!! [Christine: allow me to change that to "ointment one" cause he's slimy, greasy, and his policies STINK!]


GMpilot said...

Yeah, Mao did say those words.

So why is it communistic if it comes from Mao, but if "second amendment solutions" comes from, say, Bachmann, it's patriotic?

The both speak of the same thing: firearms equal political power.

GMpilot said...

”You know, our Founding Fathers, they put that Second Amendment in there for a good reason and that was for the people to protect themselves against a tyrannical government. And in fact Thomas Jefferson said it's good for a country to have a revolution every 20 years.

I hope that's not where we're going, but, you know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies and saying my goodness what can we do to turn this country around?”
--Sharron Angle (R-NV)

“Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” --Mao Zedong (or Mao Tse-Tung, if you're over 50)

'S funny, Christine...if one says it, it's communistic, but if the other says it, it's patriotic. I don't see any real difference between those two comments, though.