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.

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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
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  • jeff

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

  • bg


    100% FED Up!

    hope this works..

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