Monday, April 27, 2009

SHANE MURPHY "SLAMS" LIMBAUGH FOR "HATE SPEECH"

The First Mate of the Maersk Alabama, Shane Murphy, has spoken out about the "hate speech" that the Limbaugh, the anal cyst, used against President Obama after his captain was rescued from the Somali pirates.

From Alter Net, The Huffington Post, and Media Matters:

When the recent hostage standoff with Somali pirates and Captain Richard Phillips was resolved, most Americans were obviously pleased with the results. A small handful weren't, and it appears at least some of the crew of the Maersk Alabama noticed.

Shane Murphy, second-in-command aboard the ship seized by Somali pirates this month, is happy to be home. But he's not happy to be sharing turf with land-lubber Rush Limbaugh, who politicized the pirate affair by referring to the pirates as "black teenagers."

"It feels great to be home," said Murphy in an interview with WCBV in Boston. "It feels like everyone around here has my back, with the exception of Rush Limbaugh, who is trying to make this into a race issue...that's disgusting."

Limbaugh made the remark to suggest why President obama might have appeared preoccupied at church on the day of the operation to rescue the ship's captain, who was taken hostage by the pirates until Navy SEAL snipers shot them in a daring rescue effort.

Here's the comments from Limbaugh that the First Mate is talking about.

"If only President Obama had known that the three Somali community organizers were actually young black Muslim teenagers, I'm sure he wouldn't have given the order to shoot. That's the correct way to look at it. If only Obama had known."

Limbaugh went on to say....

"The Somali pirates, the merchant marine organizers who took a U.S. merchant captain hostage for five days were inexperienced youth. The Defense Secretary, Robert Gates, said today -- or yesterday -- adding the hijackers between 17 and 19 years old. Now, just imagine the hue and cry had a Republican president ordered added the shooting of black teenagers on the high seas.
"

Murphy went on to tell the anal cyst this...

"You gotta get with us or against us here, Rush," Murphy said. "The president did the right thing ... It's a war.... It's about good versus evil. And what you said is evil. It's hate speech. I won't tolerate it."

(Hat-tip to Steve Benen at Washington Monthly and Arthur Delaney at The Huffington Post )

8 comments:

A World Quite Mad said...

Limbaugh is an idiot. Obama had to know that the pirates were young, black and Muslim. To imply he didn't know, is just moronic. Also to imply that said pirates were "community organizers" and thereby try to associate them with Obama, is underhanded. But then Limbaugh is an underhanded kinda guy.

They're from Somalia, gee, I wonder what the demographics are? {/sarcasm}

I mean, just because Limbaugh can't put two and two together, doesn't mean other people can't.

Throughout history people have made bad decisions (ex. these poor kids), and unfortunately, they paid the price for their bad decisions.

Sidhe said...

Ha! and I'll bet that Shane Murphy, unlike the members of the GOP, has the balls to stand by his accurate assessment of Limbaugh and won't be coerced into apologizing to the big fartbag.

Gordon said...

A big Bravo Zulu to Mr. Murphy.

Grandpa Eddie said...

AWQM - Limbaugh IS an idiot, and he didn't give a damn about those kids.

Sidhe - Yeah, I don't think Murphy will back down from that statement....and I think he's got a union that will back him up.

Gordon - Amen pal!

Jacob said...

I had read about this brouhaha...it seems that Limbaargh is desperate...not too many people like him anymore. Boo hoo. Obama's ratings are about 3 times Limbaargh's.

That must drive the chubby, drug addicted, asshole crazy.

He really is a racist!

Grandpa Eddie said...

Jacob - Obama's ratings have gotta be driving that fat racist pig up a wall.

Nancy said...

If only there were many more Shane Murphys to drive it home to ditto-heads that Limpy lies to them on a daily basis - laughs at them and makes millions off their stupidity. Oh if only.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Nancy - I'm afraid we would an entire army of Shane Murphys to convince the "Dead End Quarter"* that Rushole is what he is.




*Dead End Quarter: a term authored by Fixer at Alternate Brain.