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Forward to What, Democrats?

Joeski Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 7:55 AM
“We tried our plan…and it worked.” – Barack Obama - 43 straight months of unemployment over 8%. - 23 million unemployed. - 22.7 million underemployed - Economic growth stagnated at 1.4 %. - 42 million on food stamps – a 45% increase. - Median household income down $4,300. - Black teen unemployment rises to 37%. - 2 million more Hispanics living in poverty. - 3 in 10 young adults living with parents. - Bankruptcy filings have increased by 41%. - Foreclosures increased by 34% per year. - Price of gasoline has increased 88%. - Americans living in poverty have increased by 17%. - Credit rating was down-graded – first time in American History - Added 6 TRILLION to the deficit in just 4 years. - Unsustainable 16 TRILLION dollar debt overall and c

"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...