Scott Walker and Barack Obama Have the Same Campaign Slogan, Who is the Commie Pinko Now?

Right-wing media is all fired up! The Washington Times, Fox and Breitbart bloggers have uncovered concrete evidence of President Obama's commie pinko sympathies. Obama's new seven minute campaign commercial ends with one word: "Forward."

"New Obama Slogan Has Long Ties to Marxism, Socialism" blares the headline in the Washington Times. "Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name 'Forward'...One was the daily newspaper of the Social Democratic Party of Germany whose writers included Friedrich Engels and Leon Trotsky," warns the Times.

Similarly, the Fox Nation opines, "the Obama campaign did not look backwards into history when choosing its new campaign slogan 'Forward' -- a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism."

The Breitbart bloggers weighed in with the important linguistic implication: "Communist leaders frequently used -- and still use -- the word 'forward' as an imperative verb, not as an adverb, usually at the conclusion of speeches or articles. It conveys a spirit of collective action and unity -- as well as the conviction of the left that its ideas represent progress."

Apparently, these ace researchers and thoughtful political historians relied heavily on Wikipedia and failed to notice one of their own using the same slogan. CMD has unveiled the following scorching evidence (currently on heavy rotation on Wisconsin television) of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's communist leanings. Every Walker ad, in response to the looming recall election, has the governor moving "Forward," while his opponents are moving -- get this -- "Backwards."

Hot tip from Wisconsin school children: "Forward" is the official slogan of the State of Wisconsin and appears on the Wisconsin flag (along with a badger) and the Wisconsin quarter (along with a cow).

Mary Bottari

Mary Bottari is a reporter for the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). She helped launch CMD's award-winning ALEC Exposed investigation and is a two-time recipient of the Sidney Prize for public interest journalism from the Sidney Hillman Foundation.


"Forward" is the STATE motto of Wisconsin. Please don't dirty it by calling it Walker's campaign slogan. We already had a kerfuffle when right-wing reporters at President Obama's Milwaukee stop-over announced to the country that Obama is a union shill--because right under the American flag hung a flag with the word Forward and the number 1848 -- clearly Union 1848. Except it was the Wisconsin flag, and 1848 was the year Wisconsin gained statehood. I hope Walker will be gone soon, and we can quit confusing filth with the beautiful state of Wisconsin.