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oldnjal Wrote: Aug 25, 2012 8:32 AM
The Conservates, quite correctly, jumped on 'forward', because of who used that motto in the past. Marxists also used it. And so I see it very little, now, and it seems to have disappeared, like the fictitious woman that got benefits, cradle to grave, from the Democrats, 'Julia'. Suddenly, the Democrats did not speak her name. Public ridicule of Democratic ploys does work.

The progressive mindset is set. It believes that whatever it pursues at the moment must be progress. Think Progress is one of the groups that is convinced progress is achieved by the right people thinking the right thoughts. Or, the right people thinking the left thoughts. "We are the people we've been waiting for," said candidate Obama four years ago. Better to wait for Godot.

The president's re-election slogan is an expression of this mindset. Forward. Just that one word. It's not as bad perhaps as MSNBC's "Lean Forward." Imagine you're on a cliff, looking over into the vast chasm...