Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Forward to ridicule

Obama's new slogan, "Forward" is already ripe for ridicule. Michael Walsh notes how "Forward" was the name of the newsletter published by socialists in Germany from 1891 to 1933. And others have pointed out that "Spring Forward" was a slogan that Lenin used while Mao Zedong had the "Great Leap Forward" that killed millions. And of course, there is MSNBC's "Lean Forward" campaign. Are these echoes of communists, socialists, and MSNBC slogan a coincidence?

And the twitterverse
is already having loads of fun satirizing the slogan.


Ken Ashford said...

Are these echoes of communists, socialists, and MSNBC slogan a coincidence?

Wait, I really want to know something.

Do you think they are NOT a coincidence? Do you REALLY think Axelrod or whoever intended to make some connection between the Obama campaign and German socialists from 1891 to 1933?

I mean, it is one thing to poke fun, but sometimes you people on the right actually BELIEVE the crap you write. And I want to know if this is one of those times.

And, by the way, it's good to know that Reagan's vice-President, and the country's 41st President, was a socialist. Har-de-har-har-har-har. Snort. Hahahahaha! LOLZ! It's so FUNNY because it's true!!! Hee-hee-hee-hee!

pumping-irony said...

No, they're not a coincidence. These people all think the same way, hence the same slogans. Conscious intention is not necessary, the Freudian slip is showing.

Aunt Pam said...

"FORWARD" is the command given a guide DOG by a BLIND or VISUALLY IMPAIRED person to lead them forward, the person giving the command is "LEADING FROM BEHIND." OMG, it is a perfect description of Obama!!!
I am raising a guide dog puppy for Southeastern Guide Dog school out of Florida, if you need a smile go to guidedog.org and click on the puppy cam

Jobe said...

Mr. Ashford: Do you honestly think that in the age of google Forward was not researched? Get real!