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"Forward" to the Past?

absinthe48 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 8:49 AM
When I get wrought up, I turn to Dr. Sowell for perspective. In olden days, warlike nomads would swoop down on agriculturalists, because farmers knew how to store food. Nothing has changed. Savages who used to pillage by sword now go by the name of Democrats, but it is the same principle: from those who have saved to those who like to spend, especially if it is other people's money.

The political slogan "Forward" served Barack Obama well during this year's election campaign. It said that he was for going forward, while Republicans were for "going back to the failed policies that got us into this mess in the first place."

It was great political rhetoric and great political theater. Moreover, the Republicans did virtually nothing to challenge its shaky assumptions with a few hard facts that could have made those assumptions collapse like a house of cards.

More is involved than this year's political battles. The word "forward" has been a political battle cry on the left for...