Fox Business anchor Lou Dobbs dusted off Glenn Beck’s chalkboard to draw a link between President Obama’s new campaign slogan and European communists, facists and Marxists.
“The Obama campaign apparently didn’t look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan — or maybe they did,” Dobbs said on Tuesday. “That’s because ‘Forward’ has a very long history with Marxists and socialists and communists.”
Dobb’s conspiracy, fueled by reporting from the Washington Times, goes like this: Dobbs wrote down on his chalkboard ”vorwärts,” a German word which translates to “forward” in English. According to the Washington Times, “vorwärts” has been the name of “at least two radical-left publications” written for by Karl Marx and Friedirch Engels.
But wait! There’s more: Vladimir Lenin founded the publication “Vpered” (the Russian word for “forward”) in 1905 and “Avanti” which means “forward” was a publication associated with Mussolini.
With one word Dobbs drew a chalk line from the President of the United States to Karl Marx, Friedirch Engles, Vladmir Lenin, and Benito Mussolini, but he’s not calling any body a communist.
Dobbs pre-butted his conspiratorial claims saying “I’m not calling anybody is a communist. I’m not saying anybody is a Bolshevik. I’m just saying the word has an interesting, interesting background.”