Buzzfeed is all agog over Obama’s secondhand campaign slogan.
But that’s not the funny part. If you can manage to read the entire post, you’ll find this gem:
According to the Obama campaign, the video will be played at President Obama’s first campaign rallies on Saturday.
First? I thought his first campaign rallies where the first week of his administration. After all, he’s held more fundraisers in his first (and hopefully only) term than the last five Presidents combined.
Can you hear me now?
UPDATE: Oh my, it gets even better. From the Washington Times-
The Obama campaign apparently didn’t look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, “Forward” — a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism.
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).”
“The name Forward carries a special meaning in socialist political terminology. It has been frequently used as a name for socialist, communist and other left-wing newspapers and publications,” the online encyclopedia explains.
The slogan “Forward!” reflected the conviction of European Marxists and radicals that their movements reflected the march of history, which would move forward past capitalism and into socialism and communism.
UPDATE II: Honestly, folks, I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried. Sing along with the Brown Shirts now…
Now it’s not so funny.