Wednesday, May 2, 2012
After months of heavy thinking and the expenditure of countless campaign dollars, Barack Obama's reelection team has finally settled on a slogan which embodies the president's leadership and crystallizes the myriad hopes and dreams of a desperate and weary American public.
And that slogan is: "Forward."
That's it. Not even an exclamation point (not that one is deserved). Just one word...and one which is even less meaningful than 2008's demonstrably empty "Hope" and "Change" or even the grandly self-congratulatory "We are the ones we've been waiting for."
Still, Hope n' Change can understand the appeal of the word "Forward" to Obama's campaign team. Because it's the opposite of "Rewind" - a word which would invite voters to actually review Barack Obama's disastrous, debt-ridden, America-diminishing first term. And that's certainly no way to win reelection.
Moreover, "Forward" has a long history of being a rallying cry for certain political movements. Specifically, Marxism and socialism, which may come as a surprise to the Obama camp...or may not. And of course, "Forward, Forward" also enjoyed tremendous popularity as a Nazi marching song, so maybe it's just the ticket to motivate black voters to (in Obama's words) "take off your bedroom slippers and put on your marching shoes."
Frankly, the idiocy of choosing "Forward" as a campaign slogan is emblematic of the wretched decision making shown by this president in all areas, and the degree to which he and his cronies are out of touch with reality.
Because when America is speeding towards an economic cliff, the last thing we want to hear from the guy driving the bus is "Forward!"