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.