By Michael J.W. Stickings Really? Conservatives are so ideologically entrenched, and so hopelessly stupid, that they can't help but pile on Obama for his new "Forward" slogan -- see, for example, here, here, here, here, here, and here -- ranting, mouths frothing, that "Forward" has close ties to Marxism and Socialism and Communism and any other left-wing "ism" they can think up, as if a second-term Obama would do what they think he's been planning to do all along, namely, turn America in Pol Pot's Cambodia, or Castro's Cuba, or North Korea, or the France of 1848, or Sweden, or something similarly sinister, because everything to the left of Texas is Marxism, contrary to all evidence and all reason and every fucking shred of common sense? Really.
... We know, for example, that Barack Obama wants nothing less than a sweeping overhaul of America's health care system, but has been hopelessly blocked at every turn by conservative Democrats like Ben Nelson, Joe Lieberman and Bara... Read Post
The slogan of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign was “Forward.” As progressives and others celebrate his victory, they need to take a moment to soberly reflect on the reality that his second term will be marked by advanci... Read Post