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"Forward" to the Past?

Wayne302 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 8:08 AM
I can answer your question with a question: How many voters follow Thomas Sowell compared to how many voters follow Honey Boo Boo? I know; I'm even more puzzled!!! I have become less shy about telling others whom I vote for these days. Then they might start to wonder why I don't support the same candidate as Honey Boo Boo and friends. (Part of this is ignorance, because I never watched Honey Boo Boo, not even a little.)
James92 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 8:24 AM
I've read the Federalist Papers and the biography of most of the founders of the United States. I served 5 1/2 years in the U. S. military and didn't even like history classes in high school. I guess my having lived in this country for 74 years and having traveled around the world, seeing the way many live in other countries, caused me to state to many folks, " many of the other countries are trying to emulate the free market ways of the U.S. while we are heading the other way. We are fools. I fear for my grand-children!

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...