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"Forward" to the Past?

Marie150 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 10:00 AM
They also likened our planet to a boat and wanted to know who we would throw overboard. That was a favorite. They also made it very clear that if we are born into an economic class we were stuck in it and would never get out. Values Clarification 101. There ya go!

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...