Because President Obama has FINALLY unveiled his
The Obama campaign apparently didn't look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, "Forward" — a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism.I kid you not.
Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name "Forward!" or its foreign cognates...
The slogan "Forward!" reflected the conviction of European Marxists and radicals that their movements reflected the march of history, which would move forward past capitalism and into socialism and communism.
Once you've stopped laughing at this latest attempt at the right's particular brand of language distortion, you might consider whether or not this use of the "F" word has anything to do with going the opposite direction of where the wingnuts want to take us. Simply put...
UPDATE: Ed Kilgore has some tongue-in-cheek fun with this one.
As Morton might have also read in Wikipedia, the word “Forward”—in English, not in German—has a long-standing association with the sports of basketball, soccer, and ice hockey. Indeed, people playing the Forward position often score goals, making it attractive to impressionable young people. Is it possible that Obama—long known for his ties to the game of basketball in particular—has chosen a slogan that will encourage youth to transfer their affections from sports to politics—from all-American competition to European-style class struggle?Oh-No's - he's corrupting our youth!!!!
Legitimate concerns about this question may haunt the Obama campaign until its crushing defeat next November.