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"Forward" to the Past?

Shrug Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 9:22 AM
The Democrats have succeeded in pushing us past the tipping point. Republicans and conservatives will have less and less relevance as we become a one-party patronage-style state. The liberal political elite will have all the power. Their motto is and has always been, "Of the Statist Elites. By the Statist Elites. For the Statist Elites."

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...