Free Markets, Free People
We’ve talked before about how it seems that whatever the Obama campaign puts forward, oops, I mean “out there”, it seems to backfire on them in a way they don’t anticipate. As Dale Franks opines, the left takes their politics too seriously and so really don’t seem to understand that many times, when they start their hashtag slogans on Twitter or come up with campaign slogans that they’re teeing something up that the right will hit with glee and, for the most part, very snarky humor.
Well the new campaign slogan “Forward” is getting the treatment. ScottonCapeCod starts us with this one:
I like this one as well:
And a couple by Herder Breeder:
I especially like this one of circling the drain:
Get them out there. One effect weapon that can be wielded against the left is mockery. And after these last 3 plus years, they deserve every bit of it.
By now you’ve probably heard the Obama campaign has decided on a new campaign slogan.
The word “Forward” has been chosen for … yeah, I don’t know. We’ve done anything but move forward under this administration. Perhaps it should have been “Okay Now Let’s Try To Go Forward”. Right, too awkward.
The Washington Times notes that the slogan has long ties to socialism:
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.
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.
Ann Althouse notes it also has long ties to … Wisconsin?
"Forward" is the Wisconsin state motto, and I’ve heard it used over and over again by politicians.
One has to assume that "forward” is meant to mean to start in a particular direction from the point you now occupy. And that’s where it gets dicey for Obama. What is the point we now occupy from which he’d like to move us “forward”?
Well, shall we make a list to help his campaign?
-Forward to an unemployment rate lower than 8.2% (oh, wait, that was the job of the stimulus.)
-Forward from the first ever credit downgrade (a unique first for a president, no?)
-Forward toward a total debt that is less than our GDP (yeah, that’s not going to happen.)
-Forward toward more government (it does solve all our problems, right? Right?)
-Forward toward more executive “we can’t afford to wait” orders (because now an imperial presidency is a ‘good thing’).
-Forward to more green energy boondoggles (at taxpayers expense, of course.)
-Forward to even less fossil fuel exploitation on federal lands (because, you know, fossil fuel is a fuel of the past.)
-Forward to implementing unconstitutional mandates (if ObamaCare survives, what can’t government mandate?)
-Forward to even more Americans on food stamps (a record to be proud of?)
-Forward to another 4 years of poor leadership (like putting pressure on the Senate to pass a budget? Oh, wait …)
-Forward to another ‘reset’ with our international allies (because they feel so loved right now.)
-Forward to a DoJ that’s even worse than it is now (Fast and Furious? You ain’t seen nothing yet.)
-Forward to a president no longer answerable to the people (you know, one with more “flexibility”.)
-Forward toward a possibility of making additional Supreme Court appointments (frightening to anyone who values liberty).
-Forward with a president who identifies with the values the OWS crowd (just review his record if you don’t get that.)
-Forward with the push to tax “global warming” (its about revenue, not science.)
-Forward with the class warfare “equality” campaign (it means ‘redistribution’, see identification with OWS)
-Forward with other redistributionist schemes (Student loans anyone?)
-Forward with more divisive partisanship from the most partisan president ever (ask Paul Ryan about that.)
-Forward from 2.2% GDP growth and a jobless recovery (ignore the jobs more oil drilling could bring immediately.)
Yes, I know, a partial list (I’m sure you can add to it), but I need to move on.
I like it. Of course, it’s probably not a good thing when those who want you out of office like your new slogan. They probably have an ulterior motive for doing so (yup, that’d be me).
Any bets on whether or not it will be quietly retired soon in favor of another? I mean I’m sure the focus groups loved it, but really? Forward?
This is a bit like the Chernobyl town council declaring “forward” as their slogan after the melt down.
The three headed frogs all liked it.
And, they were right:
- The current President of the United States campaigned on a platform that included the closing of the prison for international terrorists at Gitmo.
- Gitmo is, in fact, still open. But they’ll get to it Real Soon Now (SPOILER WARNING: they won’t).
- The Right noted at the time that Gitmo was going to remain open. On more than one occasion. We, in fact, told people time again and again and again and again that Barack Obama was not going to close Gitmo. Which means that nobody really has an excuse for being surprised.
One of the minor points of record that Barack Obama is going to be reminded of in the next few months.
The Obama campaign has decided on a new campaign slogan – “Forward”.
As you might imagine, the right is having a ball with that on Twitter under the hashtag #FORWARD.
You might want to join in the fun.