Obama’s New Slogan, “Forward”, Goes Back to His Marxist Roots

It’s not the first time Barack Obama used Marxist imagery in a campaign. In 2008 Barack Obama’s posters in Berlin resembled Marxist-Leninist fliers.

By: Andrea Ryan

Obama released a video today unveiling his new campaign slogan, “Forward”… a very revealing choice, considering “Forward” was the slogan for several Communist movements and still is today.  National Review, the Daily Mail, and Breitbart all saw the true meaning in Obama’s new mantra.

Breitbart explains,

The Obama campaign’s new re-election slogan for 2012 is “Forward.” It’s related to MSNBC’s “Lean Forward,” and, of course, to Mao Zedong’s “Great Leap Forward,” which had the opposite result.

The seven-minute video accompanying the release of the new slogan revisits the familiar argument that Barack Obama inherited a mess–and that he is responsible for signs of progress in the economy. We can go forward–or give up all of that progress (such as it is) by putting a Republican back in the White House. …

The communist themes of the “forward” slogan are not the first time a member of the Obama team has expressed admiration for Chairman Mao.  Former White House communications director Anita Dunn–who has continued to advise the White House after she left in 2009–famously listed Mao as one of her “favorite philosophers.”

The Daily Mail, also, points out,

Barack Obama did himself no favours today unveiling a new campaign slogan that critics say has unfortunate similarities to ones used by Chairman Mao and other Communists. …

‘Spring Forward’ was also a slogan used by Vladimir Lenin in Communist Russia.

From National Review,

Forward,” that is. I knew that sounded awfully familiar. From Wikipedia:

Vorwärts (“Forward”) was the central organ of the Social Democratic Party of Germany published daily in Berlin from 1891 to 1933 by decision of the party’s Halle Congress, as the successor of Berliner Volksblatt, founded in 1884.

Friedrich Engels and Kurt Tucholsky both wrote for Vorwärts. It backed the Russian Marxist economists and then, after the split in the Party, the Mensheviks. It published articles by Leon Trotsky, but would not publish any by Vladimir Lenin. . .

Vorwaerts lives on today as the house organ of Germany’s leftist SPD; you can read all about its illustrious history here (in German).

And if you think David Axelrod doesn’t know this, you really ought to think again.

Obama is hoping Americans are dumb enough to be distracted from his failed Socialist policies of the past with his new Communist mantra for the future.

Update:  It’s everywhere, now…the Socialist is revealed.  Mark Levin is on the air with it, and The Washington Times (via Drudge) has an excellent article.  Are they that bold?  Or, are they that incompetent?  Or both.

Update: Hack Wilson has a great list of Communist propaganda posters with the theme “Forward”.

Hat tip: Gini and Redwine

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  • Mark1957

    How do they know which way is “Forword” when they have their heads up their a$$?

  • Redwine

    Mark Levin was just reading this on air now.

    The Marxist in the WH is totally revealed.
    Conservatives need to put this front and center to the voters against Comrade Hussein.

  • Ghost

    as in, Lean Forward, grab your ankles and bend over

  • Liberty

    “Forward!” = What we’ll be doing to his mail addressed to the White House after November!!

  • CommieJuice

    WTF! His slogan reveals it? Never mind his policies, his signed bills, his class warfare, his ruling by fiat, his actions on every single issue and the hammer and sickle that he carries around like “Stretch” Pelosi did that huge gavel. Never mind all of that, but his slogan says it all? I see now.

  • FurryGuy

    Obama is hoping Americans are dumb enough to be distracted from his failed Socialist policies of the past with his new Communist mantra for the future.

    It isn’t so much if Americans are dumb enough to be distracted from Barry’s failures, but are enough greedy and self-deluded enough to think they will be among the Party Elites when the take-over happens.

  • Freedomplow

    Vorwärts! Vorwärts! 2. slideshow (translated)



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  • RealMc

    @ #1 April 30, 2012 at 6:16 pm
    Mark1957 commented:

    How do they know which way is “Forword” when they have their heads up their a$$?

    The rumor inside the beltway is that they all have had glass bellybuttons installed. It would explain a lot…….

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  • democraps suck

    The mooslum POS doesn’t even try to hide it any more…he knows he has the election locked up by illegal ballot stuffing and illegas voting etc etc etc

  • joyo

    Isn’t it also interesting that the recent documentary (propaganda) movie about Obama in which Tom Hanks was the spokesman entitled “The Road We Traveled” has the same title as a book written in 1938 about the Communists’ plan to overtake America from within?

  • John Fembup

    I think a much better slogan for this bunch would Aroooo HARRR !!

  • Patty
  • Patty


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  • Patty

    You are all suspects now. What are you going to do about it?

    You are all potential terrorists. It matters not that you live in Britain, the United States, Australia or the Middle East. Citizenship is effectively abolished. Turn on your computer and the US Department of Homeland Security’s National Operations Center may monitor whether you are typing not merely “al-Qaeda”, but “exercise”, “drill”, “wave”, “initiative” and “organisation”: all proscribed words. The British government’s announcement that it intends to spy on every email and phone call is old hat. The satellite vacuum cleaner known as Echelon has been doing this for years. What has changed is that a state of permanent war has been launched by the United States and a police state is consuming western democracy.

    What are you going to do about it?

    In Britain, on instructions from the CIA, secret courts are to deal with “terror suspects”. Habeas Corpus is dying. The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that five men, including three British citizens, can be extradited to the US even though none except one has been charged with a crime. All have been imprisoned for years under the 2003 US/UK Extradition Treaty which was signed one month after the criminal invasion of Iraq. The European Court had condemned the treaty as likely to lead to “cruel and unusual punishment”. One of the men, Babar Ahmad, was awarded 63,000 pounds compensation for 73 recorded injuries he sustained in the custody of the Metropolitan Police. Sexual abuse, the signature of fascism, was high on the list. Another man is a schizophrenic who has suffered a complete mental collapse and is in Broadmoor secure hospital; another is a suicide risk. To the Land of the Free, they go – along with young Richard O’Dwyer, who faces 10 years in shackles and an orange jump suit because he allegedly infringed US copyright on the internet. {…}

    READ MORE HERE: http://www.infowars.com/you-are-all-suspects-now-what-are-you-going-to-do-about-it/

  • jeff

    “Avanti” (forward) was Mussolini’s slogan.

  • bg


    100% FED Up!

    hope this works..

    more here..


  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    I think it’s a simpler concept – if one looks “forward”, little to no attention is likely to be paid to the crap happening in the present and the not-so-recent past.

    All he’s trying to do is keep the public’s attention off of his absolutely awful record.

  • Will

    Forward. Like the Chevy Volt. Or Solyndra. You could really turn this into a great campaign ad against this guy. Seriously, Obama just gave Romney a HUGE opening with this stupid slogan.
    If Romney takes advantage he could turn this jerk into a complete laughingstock. THAT would be awesome!

  • Granny

    I pointed out way back in 2008 that Hope! Change! was one of Mao’s most effective slogans prior to his take over of China.

  • donh

    Obama is releasing the command ” Forward ” on the eve of communist celebration of May Day . Forward march is the command telegraphed to Obama’s Occupy WaLL Street brown shirt union thug putch march set for Teusday.

  • Highlander

    All these direct parallels to the largest communist and socialist political movements in history, and yet half the country is still enamored with this traitor? I’m sorry to say that doesn’t bode well for the future of this country ….

  • Taqiyyotomist

    I first noticed this a few hours ago at the National Review site, via polurls (dotcom) /red .

    If “Lean Forward” wasn’t “forward” enough — this should be.

    Maybe in a few months they’ll get more “forward” and announce the formation of the “Obamajungen”.

    I mean — it’s like they’re daring America to notice the truth. And laughing because the majority of us don’t. Like poking a gorilla in a zoo cage. See what it takes to set it off. Harder, more obvious each time. Like a schoolyard bully. See how far you can go until the sat-upon finally loses it, forcing the bully to do what it REALLY wants to do.



    please, God, don’t let them do it again — intercept them, LORD, and come quickly.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    EXCELLENT post, Jim.


  • Taqiyyotomist

    (mea culpa)

    Excellent post, Andrea, Gini, and Redwine!

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  • Taqiyyotomist

    We are George Zimmerman — on our backs, being beaten on by this government, harder and harder each second, minute, month, and year.

    Just thought of that. And the more I think of that, the more it seems true.

    We all have a weapon: a vote. Screw low turnouts, folks. If everyone EVERYONE doesn’t vote this November — The Government Treyvon will beat America to death.

  • Obamas regulation destroy jobs

    It finally comes out..I knew it! We have a communist running our country…OMG! Look at all
    of his failures…and makes jokes! this is so disgusting!

  • I compiled a list of Communist propaganda posters that contain the theme “Forward”. Shocking to say the least.


  • mg4us

    Forward . . . into the dark of night

    Forward . . . off the edge of the cliff

    Forward . . . into the unknown

    Unless it is code to All Liberal Democrats “D” . . For-war-D!

    Now think about all the “wars” Obama is waging. . .

    War on Farms!
    War on Main Fishermen!

    War on Oil

    War on Drilling

    War on New Pipelines
    War on women

    War on religion

    War on Traditional Christians
    War on Catholics
    War on mining

    War on energy

    War on middle class

    War on the rich

    War on success

    War on big business

    War on military
    War on the States (suing Arizona a first ever)
    War on Congress
    War on Supreme Court
    War on American Values

    War on common sense

    No war on illegals

    no war on terrorists

    no war on laziness

    no war on sending guns to drug lords

    No war on spending

    No war on regulations / red tape

    No war on cronyism

    Its time we stopped this radical from declaring war on America.
    Send the no-good Liar-in-Thief packing.

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  • bigkahuna

    You emphasize going forward when you are lost and cant look back at your past.

    The problem is the douchebag in chief has no clue where he is headed.

    Can you see the debates…

    Obama…GOP hate the middle class, old people, the environment, blacks, hispanics, women, children, puppies and kittens.

    Romney…. Why havent you passed a budget for the past 3 years as you are required to do ????

    Obama… I killed OSAMA…you hate old people and want women to have no healthcare.

    Romney… I wanted to ask…where is your Soc Sec number based? Connneticut ? When diod you live there ? Oh and I have released my transcripts where are yours ?

    Obama: I had a beer summit you racists…. Moochelle hasnt had a vacation in her own plane out of the country in 5 weeks… You hate half black people.

    Romney: You stole GM when the unions bankrupted it, forced union workers to rework contracts( evil bastage), bailed it out with $68 billion ( wow who couldnt save itself with that much) gave new company to unions and they reward you with tens of millions in contributions….

    Obama…. I did cash for clunkers…sorry that sucked…You hate black people and Mexicans…Cant call them illegals you know.

    Romney: we need voters to show ID.

    Obama…Im a uniter not a divider….Racist bastage poor people cant find any way to get a legal id ( even if its free and they have to have it for 10 other things they use in their life)
    Oil companies need to pay their fair share !

    Romney: Oil companies pay billions in taxes and at a much higher rate than Apple, GM, GE and many other countries….

    Obama: You hate the enviornment dont talk about my liberal friends companies who send jobs overseas… Racist

  • DannyFromWI

    I’d like to point out that’s been our State Motto for a looooong time. Since 1851 in fact…

  • At some point we’ll all realize it doesn’t matter that a communist/fascist/radical socialist is in the White House. The question is mute by now. We know, he knows we know, we know he knows we know kind of a thing.

    The problem now is one of numbers. How many stupid or federally subsidized, special interest or minority voting people are out there vs the rest of the voting population that wants him out? Thirty-two years ago, Jimmy Carter was smoked in the election because the people who put him in realized he was an bumbling idiot and threw him out.

    However, that kind of voter does not hold the same percentage. In their place are people who are dedicated to their own well being, blinded by ideology, or as in Chicago’s case- dead for twenty years and still voting!

    The point is that at some point the citizenry will vote its own agenda. If there is no sense of citizenship, sacrifice or understanding of what it takes to keep a nation healthy, then don’t expect voters to do the right thing – they don’t know what that is.

    It took the radicals forty years to get here. You can’t be mad at them for being more focused and dedicated that us. That is our fault.

    I’m not sure we have enough people to push past the Obama supporters if you add in the coming insurrections during the election, the fraud, the manipulation of votes. Everybody will have to show up and vote- at least twice!

    God help the good guys.

  • donh
  • bg







    much more in connecting links and threads..


  • bg


    #36 April 30, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Wisconsin State Motto: Forward



  • Matt

    It amazes me how people are so dumb they will re-vote for Obama. You should Youtube “how Obama got elected Obama voters” search. That should tell you everything you need to know. It’s pathetic.

  • jbinnout

    how about “Failward”

  • DavidD

    “It’s not the first time Barack Obama used Marxist imagery in a campaign. In 2008 Barack Obama’s posters in Berlin resembled Marxist-Leninist fliers.”

    So does the Obama HOPE poster.

  • bg


    jbinnout #42 May 1, 2012 at 12:12 am

    or Blowhard..


  • bg


    jbinnout #42 May 1, 2012 at 12:12 am

    btw, have to say it certainly sounds more appropriate..


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  • kato

    His slogan should be “Reparations by any mean possible.” His outstanding achievement has been to redistribute white wealth to black parasites.

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  • GP Fan

    The entire slogan, and then have that stupid idiotic EMBLEM, since when does our president have a friggen EMBLEM, is all Hitler-ish and gives me the friggin creeps???!!! Especially when you have people like Holder saying we need to be brainwashed into “thinking” guns are bad!!!! These people ARE socialists…or worse!!!

  • Questionman

    What a bunch of sore racist losers. The idiot that was George Bush was by far the worst president in history.Really the disgrace is when everyone started calling him Obama instead of Mr. President.
    I think you should look in the mirror and see who is desperate. For the latter of Obama’s presidency, you racists try to paint him as a failure. Now doing whatever it takes, even give credit to the worst president who he himself decided to quit looking for Bin Laden, THAT is desperation.

    Yikes. Even if that’s supposed to be playful humor, why bother making the joke? No serious person could actually think President Obama is an avowed Marxist with desires similar to communist China. If anything, I’d call Obama a “corporatist,” for many of his policies (like previous presidents) benefit large companies and well-connected political groups at the expense of everyone else. But communist/Marxist/Maoist/fascist he is not.

    But I forgot, we aren’t dealing with seriously thinkning people. We are dealing with uneducated, hateful, liars who can’t stand tha a black man is fixing the country the republicans (not Bush) destroyed!

  • silentcalrox

    Finally a wsite calls it for what it is! Obama IS a marxist, and his re-election will destroy this nation!

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