Obama's re-election team unveiled its new motto in a video released Monday morning. The seven-minute video begins by recalling the grim state of the nation's economy when Obama took office, then ticks through what the campaign says are the president's accomplishments, both on the economy and other issues. Image Credit: DNC/Obama 2012 Campaign
New Obama “Forward” Slogan Has Deeper Ties Than To Just MSNBC's Lean Forward
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Take, for example, the link referenced to an article in The Washington Times, Inside Politics section.
Edmund Jenks @TheEDJE – RT @CStevenTucker: New Obama “Forward”
slogan has long ties to Marxism & Socialism. And??? bit.ly/Jmb2DM
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If one follows the link, one finds this article that just had to be shared in total – enjoy being informed on “FORWARD”!
This excerpted and edited from The Washington Times -
New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism
By Victor Morton – April 30, 2012, 06:56PM
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. Wikipedia has an entire section called “Forward (generic name
of socialist publications).”
“The name Forward carries a special meaning in socialist
political terminology. It has been frequently used as a name for
socialist, communist and other left-wing newspapers and publications,”
the online encyclopedia explains.
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
The Obama campaign released its new campaign slogan Monday in a
7-minute video. The title card has simply the word “Forward” with the
“O” having the familiar Obama logo from 2008. It will be played at
rallies this weekend that mark the Obama re-election campaign’s official
There have been at least two radical-left publications named
“Vorwaerts” (the German word for “Forward”). One was the daily newspaper
of the Social Democratic Party of Germany whose writers included
Friedrich Engels and Leon Trotsky. It still publishes as the organ of
Germany’s SDP, though that party has changed considerably since World
War II. Another was the 1844 biweekly reader of the Communist League.
Karl Marx, Engels and Mikhail Bakunin are among the names associated
with that publication.
East Germany named its Army soccer club ASK Vorwaerts Berlin (later FC Vorwaerts Frankfort).
Vladimir Lenin founded the publication “Vpered” (the Russian word
for “forward”) in 1905. Soviet propaganda film-maker Dziga Vertov made a
documentary whose title is sometimes translated as “Forward, Soviet”
(though also and more literally as “Stride, Soviet”).
Conservative critics of the Obama administration have noted
numerous ties to radicalism and socialists throughout Mr. Obama’s
history, from his first political campaign being launched from the
living room of two former Weather Underground members, to appointing as
green jobs czar Van Jones, a self-described communist.
In this country, this is all very interesting especially when
one considers that Media Matters (a George Soros funded progressive
viewpoint internet communications group), which has admitted to writing
the headline news for MSNBC news segment anchors in co-ordination
with the Obama Administration, amounts to the only thing FORWARD about
this White House and its campaign to retain control for another four
So, we at MAXINE believe, it is time for all of us to LEAN FORWARD and end Carter's Second Term of failures come November 2012 and vote for … Mitt Romney so we can really take our country forward to the successes that made America great from the very beginning.