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"Forward" to the Past?

Peter906 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 10:57 AM
Perhaps because Romney was capable of changing his behavior and opinions every day as a result of experience :-) ? Perhaps because Romney was a finance capitalist who did not create jobs but simply pushed money around, very successfully, while ignoring people :-) ? Perhaps because Romney was racially motivated, i.e., he only liked old rich white men like himself, and could not comprehend the 47% and, when asked about NASCAR, said that he was good friends with many owners :-) ? Just possibilities.

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...