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Forward to What, Democrats?

DirtyDaveyDownEast Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 9:30 AM
Ying-yang reigns supreme in tha Dems party. Ying-yang: right is wrong, wrong is right. For tha Dems that would be forwards is backwards, backwards is forwards. Hence; they want to go back before Lenin & Marx all tha way back to Plymouth & Jamestown when socialism already failed in AMERICA, tha Greatest Nation Evah. We Conservatives just want to go back to tha tried & true polices & principles that built tha Greatest Nation Evah. When you're drivin' down tha road & make a wrong turn; do you not turn around & go back to tha right point & turn back in tha right direction? AMERICA must turn around & go back to tha
DirtyDaveyDownEast Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 9:42 AM
Founding Father's Ancient Principles. These principles are self perpetuatin' therefore constantly rejuvenatin' hence still tha boldest freshest ideas known to man. This is tha sure foundation upon which tha shinnin' city on a hill was built.

These are tha tools & tha plans by which we must now renovate our glorious city so that it's light will beam forth in a dark world.

AMERICA ! Lets rebuild !!!


"Forward" is a perfectly appropriate slogan for progressives.

Progress suggests forward or upward motion. That's why revolutionaries and radicals as well as liberal incrementalists have always embraced some derivation of the forward trope. So ingrained are these directional concepts in our political language, we often forget they are mere geographic metaphors applied -- and often misapplied -- to policy disputes.

For instance, some on the left might see enrolling more people on food stamps as a step in the right direction, moving us "forward" to a more generous and all-encompassing welfare state. But other self-described progressives might see a swelling of...