MSNBC, the party of patriots.
Wait, that’s not right.
Check out what host Chris Hayes said about fallen military members on this day seven years ago.
It was exactly seven years ago, Memorial Day weekend 2012, that MSNBC’s Chris Hayes admitted he was “uncomfortable” calling fallen military members “heroes.” Appearing on his weekend show Up With Chris Hayes, the host attempted to explain why the word hero bothers him so.
Hayes fretted, “I think it is very difficult to talk about the war dead and the fallen without invoking valor, without invoking the words ‘heroes.’…. I feel comfortable, uncomfortable, about the word because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war.”
While discussing the collapse of the socialist Venezuela, an MSNBC reporter seemed to have inadvertently made a strong case for the Second Amendment here in the United States.
From Daily Wire:
[Kerry] Sanders noted that Maduro still maintained control of the military through the whole ordeal, adding: “You have to understand, in Venezuela gun ownership is not something that’s open to everybody. So if the military have the guns, they have the power and as long as Nicolás Maduro controls the military, he controls the country.”
Sanders comments came after an armored Venezuelan military vehicle plowed into a crowd of protesters earlier in the day in a video clip that went viral and was seen around the world.
Ultimately, if the government takes away guns and keeps them for itself the people are powerless.
Not exactly a hard concept to grasp – unless you’re a liberal, apparently.
“Under the direction of then-President Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan National Assembly in 2012 enacted the “Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law,” with the explicit aim to ‘disarm all citizens,’” Fox News reported. “The law took effect in 2013, with only minimal pushback from some pro-democracy opposition figures, banned the legal commercial sale of guns and munitions to all – except government entities.”
“Guns would have served as a vital pillar to remaining a free people, or at least able to put up a fight,” Venezuelan teacher Javier Vanegas told Fox News. “The government security forces, at the beginning of this debacle, knew they had no real opposition to their force. Once things were this bad, it was a clear declaration of war against an unarmed population.”
The meaning of “democracy” should be very clear, especially to proud Americans. And yet, a certain MSNBC guest seemed to not understand such a simple concept.
Waleed Shahid believes “democracy” means “taking power and wealth from those who hoard it.”
From Free Beacon:
MSNBC panelists struggled Thursday to explain the concept of democracy while considering the rise of socialist ideas in the United States.
The discussion on MSNBC Live, hosted by Katy Tur, led off with a discussion about the latest college admissions scandal. The Department of Justice charged dozens of wealthy parents this week with fraudulently securing college admission for their children.
Democratic strategist Waleed Shahid insisted the college scandal proved the need for radical proposals, no matter their financial absurdity. “I think we need politicians who are going to produce solutions as big as the problems that people face,” he said. “That’s the reason that things like Medicare for all and the Green New Deal are catching on.”
Shahid is the communications director for Justice Democrats and previously worked for both Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.). Both lawmakers support the policy proposals he referenced. Costs associated with implementing the Green New Deal would approach $100 trillion, according to a recent study from the American Action Forum. Existing Medicare costs are already the principal driver of the ballooning deficit.
Shahid had a particular vision of democracy. “Democracy should mean taking power and wealth from those who hoard it, and making sure it belongs to everyone,” he said.