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Allen West Calls Obama’s ‘Forward’ Campaign Slogan “Marxist-Socialist”

by Javier Manjarres

During the Republican Jewish Coalition rally in Boca Raton, Florida, Congressman Allen West sported an “Obama…Oy Vey” button and slammed President Obama’s ‘Forward’ campaign slogan by calling it a “Marxist-Socialist theme” used at the turn of the 20th century by the Soviet Union.

West just being West, and calling a Spade a Spade.

Vladimir Lenin founded the publication “Vpered” (the Russian word for “forward”) in 1905. Soviet propaganda film-maker Dziga Vertov made a documentary whose title is sometimes translated as “Forward, Soviet” (though also and more literally as “Stride, Soviet”). (SourceAll American Blogger)

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • Craig in Florida

    Just when I thought Mr. West was focusing on the real issues in a straightforward and sensible manner…then there’s this! Inflammatory regression that’s of NO value, and just ramps up the vitriol, complete obfuscation the important issues at hand. Shame, shame Mr. West. Will you ever learn to keep your mouth under civil control?

    • Steve M

      I don’t know what you are talking about. He brought up many issues that should concern you and me such as poverty, food stamps, and the 16 trillion debt! If you don’t think Obama and his Democrat buddies are trying to turn us into an Socialist nanny state then you have not been paying attention. Let’s get him and like-minded individuals re-elected so we can put an end to turning America into Europe and get it back to the constitutional values it was based on. Go Allen West!

    • wayne jones

      Response below from Wayne is reply to Craig in Florida.

    • Electric Jack

      Hey Liberal Lover why dont you go watch this video and then tell us all about your GM Bailout you screwed my grand-daughter into:…..then come tel me all about it…………….

    • Miriam

      Col West is talking about the real issues. This coming election has to be, it must be a REFERENDUM about Obama and his radical & marxist policies. FYI, Obama’s father was a Marxist, his grandparents were Marxists & his mother was a liberal loonie as well. His mentor was a radical Marxist by the name of Frank M Davis. Obama’s dreams are the DREAMS FROM HIS FATHER to implement in America a Socialist/Marxist society in America & it is a disgrace and a shame that there are Americans so blind or so stupid that can not see what is coming ahead of us if this radical guy is re-elected.

  • A Maurer

    Well, Craig, West is absolutely correct. The German socialists had a magazine called “Vorwarts!” (forward).

    The Obama campaign knows exactly what it means. Waht’swrong with speaking the truth?

    • Jilli Brown

      Ah…A Maurer, the motto of the state of Wisconsin is “Forward.” It’s even on their flag. Is Wisconsin a commie marxist haven?

      Good lord. I’m astounded by the comments on this site – it’s like visiting another planet. A very bitter, delusional and ignorant planet.

      • Patrick Henry

        If you don’t ignore the steadily mounting, massive evidence of Barack Obama’s lifelong love affair with collectivism and his extensive ties to some of the most notorious activists of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), the Committees of Correspondence (COC, a breakoff group of the CPUSA) the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Students for a Democratic Society (the radical SDS campus revolutionaries of the 1960s and 70s), the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), and the Weather Underground (WU).

        And you cherry pick Wisconsin while ignoring multiple instances of Soviet and Chinese examples using “Forward”, I guess you would be astounded. I guess you would also be blind.

    • Matt

      Yeah… clearly now that the Nazi’s used the word once, nobody else can ever use it without being affiliated with them.

      Just like Ronald Reagan, who clearly secretly wanted to kill all the Jews and implement socialism when he used the slogan “Forward for Freedom” for his campaign.

  • Jerry Mc Govern

    What a breath of fresh air you are Congressman West,most of us who served in the Military understand the grave threat this President has put us in,keep up your great work and may God Bles you and these United States which we all seek to Defend.

  • Ralph Elliott

    Craig, Congressman West is just reminding us who Obama really is and the more people who understand it the better off we will be in November.

  • wayne jones

    I disagree. Our government, schools, churches and media are being infiltrated by socialists and marxists. This is a longterm gradualist strategy. Just because you don’t know about it doesn’t mean it does not exist. My Cuban and Vietnamese friends understand it perfectly, because they lived under it. You didn’t.

  • Indio Viejo

    AW brings out the far left more often than anyone else. He must be right, as usual.

    • Jilli Brown

      Are you serious? “He must be right, as usual.” When has he been “right?”

      BTW, can you provide a link to Mr. Wests list of 78-81 Democrats who are members of the communist party?

      Good Lord.

      • BoGo

        It’s called the Progressive Caucus.

        CPUSA no longer runs a candidate for President. They themselves have stated that there’s no reason to since the Democrats have adopted their entire platform.

  • Mike Salet

    What do you think the Obama PR machine was thinking when they OK’d FORWARD? They were either not thinking at all (that’s not good) or they were in full control of their faculties and knew the power and success the word has had in the past (that’s not good). Obama is responsible for his campaign messages! He and the campaign machine continue to exhibit these kind of decision making choses. I say : “If it looks, quacks and swims like a duck….”

    • Steve Speke

      Well, the obvious mistake the Obama campaign made was in overestimating the intelligence of West and his acolytes…

      Reminds me of “In your heart you know he’s right” drawing the riposte “In your guts, you know he’s nuts”

  • Bob

    It may be time for the Republicans to stage an intervention. Mr. West’s mental health issues seem to just be getting worse. I’m concerned that he’s going to hurt somebody.

  • Bob

    Oh, I forgot: Republican Scott Walker used “Forward” as a slogan too:
    It’s time for the Republicans to embrace an exciting new direction — forwards — and stop trying to run in reverse all the time.

  • Jilli Brown

    What an idiot.

    Mr. West is the state of Wisconsin a safe haven for Marxism and Socialism. The state motto of the State of Wisconsin in “Forward.” In fact, it’s even on their flag.

    How can anyone with more than 2 live brain cells take this clown seriously?

    • BoGo

      As a matter of fact, Wisconsin is considered the birthplace of American Progressivism. Can you tell me what “progressives” are “progressing” towards? They are simply communists that have rejected the idea of outright revolution and believe that communism can only take over in America through incrementalism.

      I take this PATRIOT very seriously and am still looking for evidence you have 2 working brain cells.

  • LvUSABarb

    Obama and his gang our all about promising,enabling and dividing our people.Remember the
    good days,when you didn’t care if someone was rich,a different religion or color. We were finally getting
    there after the hard times and changes with great leaders like Kennedy,King,and Reagan.
    Now Obama and his gang our trying to change our Conititution for a Goverment that controls the
    people like most of world. I know republicans are not perfect, but at least they want to save our Conititution.

  • Roman

    Did the members of the Jewish group that he was addressing know that one of America’s greatest Jewish newspapers is called the “Jewish Daily Forward?” I guess we really need to keep an eye on those “forward Jews.” (snark)

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  • Steve Speke

    “Forward” is also the motto of my home city – Birmingham UK – and has been since 1838 – 29 years before Das Kapital was written. Were they pre-marxists????

    There are plenty of more intelligent critics of Obama to agree with your opinions – but West is an absolute rabble-rousing POS.

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  • Harvey Weiner

    Whoever wrote the intro above: “West just being West, and calling a Spade a Spade” should be fired. Whether one agrees or not with the speaker or the president this racist phrase is not acceptable.

    • BoGo

      “Those looking for a reason to be offended will usually find it.”

      Can we please have the official libtard list of banned words and phrases?

      Grow up. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar and every word spoken by a conservative is not code or a “dog whistle”.

  • Lowie

    I interrupt the slogan “Forward” to mean “Backward” because everything this president has said and done had the opposite effect on what he intended to do. In other words, we should not believe a word that comes out of his mouth!

  • Jim Morris

    Wow-The level of hate and ignorance on this site is incredible. Allan West got kicked out of the military for violating the UCMJ and if he were a Marine officer would have been jailed for his treatment of prisoners, based on my experience. Those of you who hate “socialism”, “communism”,” progressiveism” and all the other liberal isms, how many of you are actually enjoying the kind of life you thought you would, back in the 50’s and 60’s? Why not? Do you think the commies shipped your jobs to China? Do you think Goldman Sachs tanked the housing market in 2007 in order to take away your house? Do you think the oil and gas speculation now allowed, in any way, is oriented towards a communist takeover of the world? Maybe you should reread Das Kapital or the Communist Manifesto. What you hate is what your own dear capitalists and their Republican front men have brought upon us. Yes there are Democrats to blame too, Clinton being one of them, but raiding the pantry and kicking the poor into the street is the Republican platform, not the Dems. A Republican is by definition an elitist. If your aren’t one of the elite why support them? Cause your daddy did?

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  • Pundit Pete

    Hey Shark. Keep up the good work, and keep posting our friend Alan West’s entertaining videos. He is one of my favorite Patriots and I’m thrilled that he is a member of Congress and the Black Caucus.

    Your readers and Rep. West might just be interested in just how the slogan FORWARD came about. Here’s the inside scoop from the Pundit Pete Press Service (satire). Enjoy.

  • Dave B

    Jilli, Matt, et al …. such fools. Words, phrases, and slogans take on completely different meanings, when one considers the background of the person who coins them. The words “molon labe” (com-n-get-em) have nowhere near the deadly significance when uttered by a chuckwagon chef as when King Leonidas used them to challenge Xerxes at the battle of Thermopylae. Likewise, there is nothing in the history of Reagan, Scott Walker, or the State of Wisconsin (thank you for the history, Bogo)to suggest that they have any training in or involvement with Marxism …. quite unlike Comrade Obama.

    If O is re-elected, one day you “useful idiots” (look that one up, too) will wake up, crawl out from under your rocks, look around, and exclaim, “What the Hell happened??”. Well, pay close attention …. it’s happening right before your eyes.

  • FullMetalRadical

    F*** the Dems and F*** the Reps, Now that that’s out of the way: As a marxist, the new slogan really did piss me off. Oy vey was the first thing I thought. I of course do not think Obama is a communist (when I hear that I think “If only,” If only)I know Obama’s a liberal and that’s just the problem, I’m mad because people don’t know a real communist when they see one. If idiots wanna see communism they should actually see what Communists have to say instead of accusing each other of an ideology they can’t tell apart from it’s opposite and don’t know what it means. The slogan pisses me off because it was used by us for a long time. Now, people are going to remember this sh**. For shame…The conservatives are the mentally retarded party and the Democrats freaking suck. Yes I am flaming, I’m a bit too troll-esque to represent the Communist Party right now…God, this is not a real issue but I needed to letthat go so I can move on.

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