The Obama campaign apparently didn't look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, "Forward" — a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism. Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name "Forward!" or its foreign cognates. Wikipedia has an entire section called "Forward (generic name of socialist publications)." "The name Forward carries a special meaning in socialist political terminology. It has been frequently used as a name for socialist, communist and other left-wing newspapers and publications," the online encyclopedia explains. The slogan "Forward!" reflected the conviction of European Marxists and radicals that their movements reflected the march of history, which would move forward past capitalism and into socialism and communism.
Forward (generic name of socialist publications)
Forward (Greenland), a social democratic political party in Greenland
Kadima (Hebrew for forward), an Israeli political party
Socialist league VPERED, a Russian political party
If this is what's being spun in the echo-chamber, it's worse than I thought.
What's bad is it probably really is unintentional.