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"Forward" to the Past?

SVARA Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 3:33 PM
Another very cognizant and correct column by Dr. Sowell. Plus for those who criticize his reasoning, I ask you, can you do better, you can signify but can you qualify?
Corbett_ Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 7:04 PM
I agree with what Dr. Sowell says here. But I don't think that a person has to be able to write a better column in order to criticize. I may not be able to build a chair, but I an tell when one wobbles. The same applies to essays.

Put it this way: You may not be able to make a political speech, but you can recognize balderdash when you hear it. Does your inability to make a speech mean you shouldn't criticize the speeches Obama makes?

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...