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The incumbent for the US presidency has a new campaign slogan this election cycle.

Forward.

If that doesn’t raise alarm bells, it should.

The Washington Times has a potted but comprehensive history of this word as used by the Left:

Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name “Forward!” or its foreign cognates. Wikipedia has an entire section called “Forward (generic name of socialist publications)” …

There have been at least two radical-left publications named “Vorwaerts” (the German word for “Forward”). One was the daily newspaper of the Social Democratic Party of Germany whose writers included Friedrich Engels and Leon Trotsky. It still publishes as the organ of Germany’s SDP, though that party has changed considerably since World War II. Another was the 1844 biweekly reader of the Communist League. Karl Marx, Engels and Mikhail Bakunin are among the names associated with that publication.

East Germany named its Army soccer club ASK Vorwaerts Berlin (later FC Vorwaerts Frankfort).

Vladimir Lenin founded the publication “Vpered” (the Russian word for “forward”) in 1905. Soviet propaganda film-maker Dziga Vertov made a documentary whose title is sometimes translated as “Forward, Soviet” (though also and more literally as “Stride, Soviet”).

Let’s not say we weren’t warned. Obama has not lied in his campaigning, except when he promised transparency.

Yes, things are ‘changing’ in the United States thanks to dopes filled with ‘hope’. Avoid the risk in November of taking this … forward another four years.

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