Watch: Howard Dean Apologizes to Vets But Will Not to ‘Right Wing Nut Jobs,’ For His American Sniper Comments

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January 28, 2015

By Lorra B.

Howard Dean has not been popular with the American public for his recent comments about the movie “American Sniper.”

The former Vermont governor talked with HBO’s Bill Maher last Friday and during the interview compared those who enjoyed “American Sniper” and the depiction of Chris Kyle to angry tea partiers.

The film centers on the life of the deceased Navy Seal, Kyle, who has been alleged to be the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history


“I make no apologies to the thousands of right-wing nut jobs who have been Twittering me with nasty language, but I do apologize to the veterans,” stated Dean. “We owe them a lot and I think this movie was much more nuanced than I thought.”

Dean’s comments did not go over well with many conservatives. Actor Gary Sinise, on Monday, posted a great rebuttal to Dean:

“I saw ‘American Sniper’ and would not consider myself to be an angry person. You certainly have a right to make stupid blanket statements, suggesting that all people who see this film are angry, but how is that helpful sir?”

Sinise wrote on his WhoSay page. “Do you also suggest that everyone at Warner Brothers is angry because they released the film? That Clint Eastwood, Jason Hall, Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and the rest of the cast and crew are angry because they made the film? Chris Kyle’s story deserved to be told. It tells a story of the stress that multiple deployments have on one military family, a family representative of thousands of military families. It helps to communicate the toll that the war on terror has taken on our defenders. Defenders and families who need our support. I will admit that perhaps somewhere among the masses of people who are going to see the film there may be a few that might have some anger or have been angry at some point in their lives, but, with all due respect, what the hell are you talking about?”

But Dean, instead of gracefully acknowledging that his statements may have gone a bit too far, stated “To the people who tweeted me over the weekend and used a lot of bad language, they are chicken hawks and I have no respect for them. I have a lot of respect for people who serve this country and I apologize.”

Dean…making friends in all the wrong places.

 

7 thoughts on “Watch: Howard Dean Apologizes to Vets But Will Not to ‘Right Wing Nut Jobs,’ For His American Sniper Comments

  1. I saw American Sniper, I didn’t see any of the criticism the left tries pushing on the public, that Kyle wasn’t remorseful and was cold blooded. There is not an ounce of truth to that. Kyle was a Seal, my son was Army. My son lead a patrol of the door kickers doing building/home searches, the ones Kyle was protecting from the roof tops. My son served 2 tours in Afghanistan and his 3rd tour in Iraq. He knew and heard of The Legend as Kyle was referred to respectfully by all the military. My son didn’t know if on some of his patrol’s searches if Kyle was on the roofs watching over them or not…..but he was in Iraq at the same time, and they were close by. He never met him……they pretty much protected Kyle’s identity as the enemy had bounties on his head. All the men in our military respected the one called Legend. That was told to me by my son, and what is good enough for our military is good enough for me, the movie portrayed him exactly the way they knew him.

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    • First of all, I thank your son for his service and many, many sacrifices…as well as you, his family!! Of course, the words are simply not enough.

      It hurts me to my soul to hear folks starting to pull the same negative crap about our soldiers as they (though on a much smaller scale) in Nam. How ANYONE, let alone a representative of our country, could publicly speak out against these brave soldiers who protect our very freedom sends me spinning. It’s one thing if a rouge soldiers looses it and starts shooting up the place (though I kind of get how it happens) but it is far another to attack someone who is/was doing their job, and doing it well… The Putz….

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  2. How is it Howard Dean is like a rock that tries to float on water, sinks quickly, lies on the bottom for awhile as if lost forever, and then resurfaces somehow but hasn’t learned crap………and starts mouthing off about issues he apparently knows nothing of…..How is it these morons keep hanging around?

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    • Ha! Great analogy… To get inside that mind to try and figure out what’s going on is a place I soooo don’t want to go. Probably fall into the ‘Dean Madness’ never to return!

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  3. Howard Dean is a Marxist Nut Job who needs to have a sock put in his mouth and then duct tape around his head to keep it in place while finishing the job by duct taping him to a tree in the winter months in VT. Seriously when this guy is gone who will miss him?

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  4. This old guy is a total fool!! He just keeps digging a deeper hole with his tongue. I seen American Sniper with a friend this weekend and I thought it was a fantastic movie. The problem with the Leftie wackos is that they can’t understand nor want the tidal wave of patriotism and pride in a soldier and country that this movie brings out. It’s obvious by the sheer numbers of tickets sold to this movie that people are speaking out loud and clear with their wallets their support for Kyle’s memory, his widow and children and Clint Eastwood.

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    • Indeed…folks are screaming it from the roof-tops. We call for the ‘sheeple’ to awaken but when will our elected (retired or otherwise) wake up and smell the crap they are dishing?? UGH

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