Lou Dobbs ties Obama’s campaign slogan to Marxists, socialists and communists

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By Michael Orr

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. 

This week, the Obama campaign unveiled its new slogan “Forward.”  Lou Dobbs took issue with the use of the word.

“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.”

Interesting. 

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Lou Dobbs ties Obama's campaign slogan to Marxists, socialists and communists

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