There has been some interesting commentary in the conservative media regarding the new Obama campaign slogan for 2012: "Forward!" The slogan debuted on April 30 -- May Day eve -- in a seven-minute video by the Obama campaign, with the "O" in "Forward!" familiarly styled upon the Obama logo.
Conservatives have noted the communist/socialist roots of the slogan. It began with an article in the Washington Times by Victor Morton, titled, "New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism." The article noted that "Forward!" has a "long and rich association" with Marxism: "Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name 'Forward!' or its foreign cognates." The article noted that even Wikipedia "has an entire section called 'Forward (generic name of socialist publications).'"
The Washington Times piece was posted by Drudge, which crafted some choice artwork portraying Obama in Lenin-like imagery. From there, it went viral, with others investigating. Jeffrey Lord in American Spectator noted Mao's infamous call for his Great Leap Forward.
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