Apparently Allen West isn’t the only one who sees commies in his soup. The entire Right Wing blogosphere sees the new Obama campaign slogan “Forward” as a call back to Marx, Stalin, Mao, Mussolini, Hitler, Darkseid, and Dr. Doom.
Okay, not the last two, but you get the point.
Breitbart.com’s Joel Pollak explained that the ‘Forward’ “borrows…from decades of communist iconography.” Pollak checks off a litany of scary historixcal 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 association 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.
Even the generally more staid Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard sees only one conceivable precedent for ‘Forward’: Mao. Along with a picture of Obama appearing to bow to Chinese President Hu Jin Tao, Kristol wonders, “So if ‘Forward’ is the slogan for the Obama campaign, would ‘Cultural Revolution’ be the slogan for the second term?”
This is the offending video that has them checking for OFA under their beds.
If you see this as a shout-out to fascism, communism, socialism, or whatever else, there’s something seriously fucking wrong with you.