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"Forward" to the Past?

khoffman Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 11:17 AM
"He only had to maintain appearances to win." Which was also "rigged": ignore Benghazi, ignore the fiscal cliff, don't send out notices to those who will be laid off, have EPA hold back on issuing new regulations, don't respond to congressional questioning on anything, ect, ect . . . .

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...