The Obama re-election campaign unveiled its new slogan today: Did you catch its connection to Communist China? If you didn't, you're probably not reading enough William Kristol—The Weekly Standard editor who made the connection crystal clear in a blog post this afternoon.
You see, the president's political machine dubbed its new campaign "Forward " and, of course, "The most famous modern use of 'Forward' to characterize a major political effort was in the 'Great Leap Forward,' in China, sixty years ago," writes Kristol. Ergo, an Obama second term will probably mirror the Communist Party of China's economic and social campaign of the late '50s to early '60s that resulted in, oh, you know, famine, death. displacement and upheaval the world over. Is this campaign name a genuine forecaster of Obama's masterplan? "Who knows?" says Kristol. Who knows, indeed!
Unfortunately for Kristol, the progressive-feeling slogan "Forward" is also indicative of another previous campaign—ten of them to be specific. As BuzzFeed's Zeke Miller points out, campaigns for Washington D.C.'s subway system, MSNBC, Oracle, Jewish newspapers, General Electric and even the College Republican National Committee Slogan (gasp!) have adopted the "Forward" messaging.