Rob from the Say Anything blog went on a White House tour and came away with the conclusion that Michelle Obama is a Communist. My view is that what’s really been proved here is that Rob from the Say Anything blog is an idiot. Here’s a taste of “Photo Evidence: Michelle Obama Keeps Socialist Books In The White House Library”:
Now, according out the person who guided our tour, the library is stock with books picked out by the First Lady, Michelle Obama. Being a bit of a bibliophile, I started to peruse some of the books on the shelves…and lookie, lookie what I found (click for a larger view):
By itself, this wouldn’t be that big of a deal. But in the context of Anita Dunn saying Chairman Mao is her favorite political philosopher? In the context of the Mao ornament on the White House Christmas tree?
I’m always a little confused by this stuff. Are we supposed to believe that Barack, Michelle, and Anita Dunn are secretly Maoists, but they keep forgetting to actually seize power in a violent coup and instead got confused on put internationally famous neoliberal economist Larry Summers in charge of economic policy?
At any rate, this would be extremely dumb if it really was photo evidence that Obama keeps socialist books in the White House library. But that’s not even what’s going on here. Nathan Glazer, author of the book on Communism depicted on the picture, is a well-known anti-communist intellectual from the original “neoconservative” social/political circle with Daniel Bell, Irving Kristol, and Patrick Moynihan.