Right-wingers say Obama’s campaign slogan proves that he’s a commie or a fascist or something
THESE PEOPLE just can’t help being parodies of themselves:
One word; seven letters; so much nefarious hidden meaning. The Obama campaign’s new slogan, “Forward,” may seem like a typically oblique and anodyne piece of political branding — but thankfully, right-wing bloggers are here to reveal its true meaning, and predictably, it involves socialism and Hitler…
Breitbart.com’s Joel Pollak explained that the ‘Forward’ “borrows…from decades of communist iconography.” Pollak checks off a litany of scary historical world leaders whose lineage Obama is supposedly following, from Marx, Stalin, and Mao, to Benito Mussolini, to Thabo Mbeki, the former president of South Africa. “Communist leaders frequently used — and still use — the word ‘forward,’” he notes.
The Washington Times also sees a “rich asssociation with European Marxism,” quoting at length from Wikipedia to prove the point.
Meanwhile, ever-hyperbolic blogger Jim Hoft went straight for Hitler, writing that ‘Forward’ was a “marching song of the Hitler youth.” He added a helpful illustration of Hitler Youth wearing Obama pins.
Yes, folks, we have a mental health crisis in this country. And it’s only going to get worse when Barack Obama wins a second term.
UPDATE: I have just been informed that the official motto of the State of Wisconsin is …(get ready for it)…”Forward.”
What does that say about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker? You’re right. The man’s a commie or a fascist or something.
That clinches it. Walker must be recalled from office.