Romney: “Forward”? More like “Forewarned”

posted at 1:21 pm on September 11, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Heh. As someone who’s always tickled by a good bit of wordplay (maybe even too much — I derive an inordinate amount of happiness from puns and witticisms), I can’t resist. Especially since, in one fell swoop, it actually communicates something quite poignant, I thought it was clever. At a campaign event in Ohio on Monday:

Forward is his campaign slogan. I think forewarned is a better term. We know what would happen if he were reelected, we’d see more years of high unemployment. We’d see more year of massive deficits. We’ve seen more years of almost no wage growth in this country. We’ve seen more years of a nation on the cusp of the kind of crisis you’ve seen in Europe. We’re forewarned and that’s why we’re not going to re-elect this man.

One hundred percent agreed. We’ve seen the failing results of President Obama’s policies, and if we as a nation can’t get our act together and replace our leadership, then whatever economic misery follows is nothing but our just desert. We gave President Obama a shot, and it didn’t work — we’ve been warned, and if we don’t heed that warning and demonstrate that we actually have a pulse and a will to do something more than just roll over and die, it’s entirely our own fault. Rep. Allen West made just this point the other day:

In Barack Obama’s own words he stated that if he could not turn this economy around in four years he would be a one-term proposition. He also stated that he would cut the deficit in half, yet we have had four years of trillion-dollar-plus deficits. This morning we found out, again, that we are still at 8% or higher unemployment for 43 straight months. This comes knowing that we were promised by Barack Obama unemployment never higher than 8% with the almost trillion dollar stimulus. We have the lowest workforce participation rate in 31 years…Obama will tout a decrease in unemployment from 8.3% to 8.1%, but that is a scam. We have 368,000 people who have been dropped from the labor accountability rolls. We only added 96, 000 jobs to our economy in August. If America reelects Barack Obama to a second term, we deserve all the pain and misery that will ensue.


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…P L E A S E ! ! !

KOOLAID2 on September 11, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Romney needs to comb a little grey/white through the rest of the hair…

TheAudacityofNOPE on September 11, 2012 at 1:25 PM

…well…the networks didn’t cover this!

KOOLAID2 on September 11, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Clever. More of this, please. Rather than tick off the bad numbers, though, expand on them. Talk about specific people who are hurting because of this president and his policies.

changer1701 on September 11, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Heh… saw this on FNC earlier… nowhere else (which is PATHETIC)…

Khun Joe on September 11, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Froward, not misspelled

Schadenfreude on September 11, 2012 at 1:29 PM

It’s a shame they didn’t use a wide shot so that the “We Did Build That” banner behind Romney was visible.

Happy Nomad on September 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM

“First let me apologize to my worthy opponent, then I will say some things that sound good, but I’ll do it in such a disarming way, it will come off as more charming than challenging! Who’s with me!”

mankai on September 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM

OT – Boeing evacuates in Pennsylvania, now, due to bobm threats about 9/11.

Schadenfreude on September 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Foreclose

Deafdog on September 11, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Take heed, America.

She’s asleep at the switch.

Schadenfreude on September 11, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Oh snap! Mitt finally hitting him where it hurts!!

/

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on September 11, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Forebode

Schadenfreude on September 11, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Mitt can’t slow jam the news. He’s not hip and cool. Kind of stodgy and boring. I haven’t heard one groupie scream, ” I looove you.” All he wants to do is work, work, work on the nations fiscal problems. Where’s the fun in that?

a capella on September 11, 2012 at 1:33 PM

4 words: You are fired, Barak.

Deafdog on September 11, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Foretell

Schadenfreude on September 11, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Foreplay?

Deafdog on September 11, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Forecast

Schadenfreude on September 11, 2012 at 1:34 PM

4 words

“I love you” — Joe Biden

Schadenfreude on September 11, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Obama’s response FORE…

sandee on September 11, 2012 at 1:35 PM

4 cheese lasagna

Deafdog on September 11, 2012 at 1:35 PM

When it comes to wordplay, Mitt’s no Palin…

idesign on September 11, 2012 at 1:35 PM

…Foreskin

KOOLAID2 on September 11, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Here ya go

Schadenfreude on September 11, 2012 at 1:36 PM

When it comes to wordplay, Mitt’s no Palin…

idesign on September 11, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Jesus himself doesn’t compare to her, right?

changer1701 on September 11, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Foreskin.

Archivarix on September 11, 2012 at 1:36 PM

He forewarned us he plans to be more flexible with Russia after he’s reelected.

PatMac on September 11, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Here ya go

Schadenfreude on September 11, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Foreigner! =:0

Deafdog on September 11, 2012 at 1:38 PM

In the case for the housing picture under Barry : Foreclosed?

In the case for Axelrod : Foreskin?

bayview on September 11, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Foreskin.

Archivarix on September 11, 2012 at 1:36 PM

THAT’S gonna leave a mark!

SomeCallMeJohn on September 11, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Yahoo News Ohio voter responds to word that Romney is attacking Obama campaign slogan.

“Oh, my gawd Belinda look at this Yahoo is reporting that chubby Kardashian sister is the child of OJ Simpson!! You know that old black guy that killed his blonde wife and that waiter back in the ’90′s. Yeah, weird. Guess the Mom was a real Hoh. Jeesh. Anyway, sigh, Romney is going after Obama over his slogan? seriously? Yeah, that rich Mormon guy that’s running against Obama. Yeah, she looked great didn’t she? Her arms are so toned. I don’t know how she finds so much time to keep in shape. Yeah, What time (oh my another freaking campaign ad on the radio) do I need to pick up Bailey from Ballet practice? Oh, yeah. See you then. By Belinda.”


THIS is our country folks.

PappyD61 on September 11, 2012 at 1:40 PM

When it comes to wordplay, Mitt’s no Palin…

idesign on September 11, 2012 at 1:35 PM

I noticed a recent contract renegotiation with Fox. Syntax or content?

a capella on September 11, 2012 at 1:40 PM

…Foreskin

KOOLAID2 on September 11, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Foreskin.

Archivarix on September 11, 2012 at 1:36 PM
…Sandra Fluke call you too?

KOOLAID2 on September 11, 2012 at 1:40 PM

From the headlines

The democrats have done a better job of getting their message (as stupid and pathetic as it is) out to the sheeple.

portlandon on September 11, 2012 at 1:35 PM

I don’t blame Romney. I blame the congressional republicans and the RNC. Quit alienating your base while the leftists embrace theirs.

totherightofthem on September 11, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Schadenfreude on September 11, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Fluke

SouthernGent on September 11, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Four score promises,
and seven trillion dollars ago…

faraway on September 11, 2012 at 1:45 PM

…Sandra Fluke call you too?

KOOLAID2 on September 11, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Just noticed that Obama follows Bill Clinton’s steps in regard to Israel, just on a different scale. While ol’ Bee-Jay limited his cigar-driven exploits to a single Jewish girl, Barry-O screws the whole state.

Archivarix on September 11, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Obvious! Foreclose.

gerrym51 on September 11, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Forward

Schadenfreude on September 11, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Forefend…

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on September 11, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Delusional and arrogant leftists are ‘good’.

Schadenfreude on September 11, 2012 at 1:53 PM

“Lean Forewarned”

mrt721 on September 11, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Romney should be tying Obama to the teachers’ strike right now.

EddieC on September 11, 2012 at 1:59 PM

FORE!

Marcola on September 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Foreheadpalm

Sekhmet on September 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM

More of this!! The base needs some red meat. Needs so enthusiasm!

mrscullen on September 11, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Pantload…

Seven Percent Solution on September 11, 2012 at 2:01 PM

For crying out loud?

changer1701 on September 11, 2012 at 1:36 PM

If you can’t do better than that, ask someone for help.

wolfsDad on September 11, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I think my favorite play on “Forward” is from Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade”:

‘Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns’ he said:
Into the valley of Death
  Rode the six hundred.

onetrickpony on September 11, 2012 at 2:02 PM

The EU, in particular the Eurozone, stands as a laboratory experiment in the kind of policies that Barack Obama and the left adore.

Its also a textbook example of the kind of economic collapse and loss of liberty that result from the application of those same policies.

If you’re even considering allowing Barack Obama to remain in the presidency for four more years, you must look at the political and economic landscape of the EU.

I guarantee you that, if you’re a sane and rational individual, you’ll reject those policies and replace Barack Obama in November.

thatsafactjack on September 11, 2012 at 2:03 PM

barakwards.
not sure who to attribute, its not mine. but i like it.

t8stlikchkn on September 11, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Personally, I like foreGONE.

JimK on September 11, 2012 at 2:18 PM

The EU, Germany in particular and the US are equally stupid.

Schadenfreude on September 11, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Foreward-leaning, being Fluked, royally, in bad ways, if you let them.

Schadenfreude on September 11, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Forward-leaning, that s/b.

Schadenfreude on September 11, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Sorry, I’m waiting for astonerii to come and help me out since we all need his help “reminding you that your planned wasteful spending…” This is what we’re up against folks – the willful stupidity of people that would rather begin working in a 20 ft hole rather than at the point we’re at now. This bozo WANTS to see more people suffer through a collapse rather than minimizing it by starting now. My question is who asked him to be our dad? For your perusal:

My plan right now is to let the retards of the nation suffer their stupidy. Right now, when I talk to coworkers and politics comes up, I dress down Romney and get them to decide to stay home if I can. My plan right now it to be prepared for the financial collapse of the nation because the republican party has decided that socialism is worthy of saving and the people are not worthy of being educated on the harms it will cause them. My plan right now is to survive and be around to help rebuild what is left into something closer to our founding rather than our current. My plan right now is to remind you that your planned wasteful spending will only be paid for by innocents who have never had the opportunity to vote.

I said in the beginning that I would vote for a (D) Romney over an (R) Obama.

astonerii on September 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM

kim roy on September 11, 2012 at 2:21 PM

FORWARD!!!!

August’s report on Obama:

96,000 jobs created.
370,000 people gave up looking for a job.
5,000 small businesses closed.
176,000 new food stamp moochers.
85,000 new SSDI approvals.

jukin3 on September 11, 2012 at 2:24 PM

If Obama is elected, “Forward” will mean “FORCED” … Forced to pay Obamacare tax, forced to provide free contraceptives to 30-year-old college students, forced to feed, clothe, house, and educate illegal immigrants … and forced to pay off a $16 trillion-and-growing debt, the interest on which will soon surpass the annual expenditure for Social Security, currently the largest outlay in the Federal budget.

Nicole Coulter on September 11, 2012 at 2:26 PM

I derive an inordinate amount of happiness from puns and witticisms

Politics serves to make the future moron-certain.

Akzed on September 11, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Forward Downward

Come on Mitt. Call it “Downward”. People will understand that.

portlandon on September 11, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Foreshadowing. . .

RedNewEnglander on September 11, 2012 at 2:40 PM

“Forward,” he cried, and the front line died.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on September 11, 2012 at 2:51 PM

‘…just desert..’?!

dessert?

swellhotair on September 11, 2012 at 2:55 PM

and if we as a nation can’t get our act together and replace our leadership, then whatever economic misery follows is nothing but our just desert

Whoa there cowboy! It’s not our fault when at least a third of the military vote is suppressed. It is not our fault when Dems block voter ID laws, when the POTUS passes a Dream Act by fiat thus giving him millions of illegals votes. It’s not our fault when Dems vote twice, use their pets names, dead voters voting etc…Not only do we on the right have to combat the morons voters on the left but we have to battle the criminal element which runs rampant on the left. Obama has had 10,000 lawyers in place to contest the vote since early this year. He has the DOJ and Holder ready to do ANYTHING to win. These Dems are completely ruthless. So no, it’s not our fault if misery follows, however it will be our fault if we don’t stop these shenanigans in their tracks.

neyney on September 11, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Foreclosures…

HiJack on September 11, 2012 at 3:21 PM

FORWARD! To the Cliffs of Insanity you slackers! Who’s with me?!

Lily on September 11, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Romney should be tying Obama to the teachers’ strike right now.

EddieC on September 11, 2012 at 1:59 PM

THIS!

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on September 11, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Forward….

Electrongod on May 10, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Forwarned….

BacaDog on May 10, 2012 at 9:18 AM

I called this months ago! I’ll take my royalty payment in small unmarked bills please.

BacaDog on September 11, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Is “our just desert” also clever word play?

usedtobeinmich on September 11, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Mitt – please stop saying YOU are going to “create jobs” as President. You of all people should know and be campaigning on the fact that the President can’t create jobs – but you will get the Government out of the way so private industry CAN create jobs.

The President CAN however destroy jobs – as in the last 4 years.

dentarthurdent on September 11, 2012 at 6:27 PM

dent, I sent Mitt an email pleading this. He doesn’t seem to have read it. Time for another one.

Ozwitch on September 11, 2012 at 7:38 PM