Memorial Day – holiday to remember those who died serving in the Armed Forces of the United States. But while most Americans spent it silently honoring the dead in the service, some celebrated it quite loudly with what others considered as an attack on the military.
Chris Hayes, a liberal political commentator, on Sunday early recognized the heroes of war in a very lefty way, critics say. The journalist said on his MSNBC show “Up With Chris Hayes” that he is uncomfortable with the word ‘hero’ tied with those who died in war. As he said, “it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war.”
The comment instantly made a stir in the political arena. And though Hayes apologized the following day, what he said left quite a sting that can’t be quickly relieved. His statement reportedly posed a threat to Obama’s campaign. Basically, it was said that the comment would make it harder for the liberal to win among the vets.
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“Conservatives have long complained the left doesn’t like the military. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, host of “Up with Chris Hayes” and an editor at the liberal journal The Nation, served as a vivid reminder of that theme this past weekend when he got into trouble for criticizing U.S. troops during a discussion of Memorial Day.
Hayes told his audience on Sunday, May 27 that he was “uncomfortable” with referring to “war dead” as “heroes.” As evident by the “ums” and “ahs,” Hayes was clearly trying to be politically correct in his comment. Instead, he expressed a typical left-wing sentiment: “I feel comfortable, ah, uncomfortable, about the word because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war.”
Read more about Chris Hayes Caused a Pre-Memorial Stir at: FoxNews.com
According to foxnews, The Christian Science Monitor reported that vets favored Mitt Romney over Barack Obama. Figures from Gallup survey have it that 58 percent of the vets are for Romney and only 34 percent of them are for Obama.
With the struggle the liberal already has on getting the veterans’ support, the controversial ‘hero’ comment courtesy by Hayes was surely not what they need to get more of the vets’ votes. In the coming survey, there is a big possibility that it might even cause a drop on the lefties’ percentage among the veterans.
What do you think of Haye’s ‘hero’ statement? We’ll leave the comment section for your thoughts.