Former Harry Reid advisor: Murray Energy CEO’s layoff prayer ‘grotesque’

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Among those companies announcing layoffs this week was Ohio-based coal company Murray Energy, whose CEO Robert E. Murray gathered his staff for a prayer Wednesday before announcing more than 150 job cuts. Twitchy earlier reported on the tantrum thrown by liberals over news of mass layoffs this week, which they characterized as vile, petty, un-American and done “not for any legitimate reason” other than “revenge.”

Jim Manley, a long-time Democratic spokesman and former senior communications advisor to Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, added his voice to the mob by calling Murray’s prayer “grotesque” and his claim of a “so-called” war on coal phony and made up. Where would anyone have gotten such an outrageous idea in the first place? Perhaps from then-Senator Obama’s statement in 2008 that anyone building coal-fired plants would be bankrupted by fines for carbon gas emissions?

Murray’s prayer concluded:

Lord, please forgive me and anyone with me in Murray Energy Corp. for the decisions that we are now forced to make to preserve the very existence of any of the enterprises that you have helped us build. We ask for your guidance in this drastic time with the drastic decisions that will be made to have any hope of our survival as an American business enterprise.

We admit we know about as much about running an energy company as the people who ran Solyndra did, but apparently these people do, and they’re happy to judge Murray on his “cruel and inhumane” treatment of those for whom he provided employment for so many years.

Murray Energy (COAL) CEO has hissy fit and fires 163 workers after big #Obama win. Cruel and inhumane #GOP – Typicalbloomberg.com/news/2012-11-0…

— MIPooh (@MIPooh) November 9, 2012

Will hysterical right-wing radio-TV talkers be praising Murray Energy (COAL) CEO for firing 163 workers after Obama win bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-0…

— MIPooh (@MIPooh) November 9, 2012

So the Murray Energy CEO is Mr. Burns, right? money.cnn.com/2012/11/09/new…

— Meghan Arnold (@MeghanCArnold) November 9, 2012

Unconscionable. Should be illegal. | Real Class Warfare: Murray Energy Fires 156 Employees After Obama Victory: bobcesca.com/blog-archives/…

— Kelly O. Sullivan (@KellyOSullivan) November 9, 2012

Bob Murray, the CEO of Murray Energy wins the “most despicable human ever” award. goo.gl/Zadxs

— Xerø (@Ecksearoh) November 9, 2012

The CEO of Murray Energy is a DBag. Way to politicize the Obama win by laying off employees and just for fun mixing in religion.

— GetOffMyLawn (@bishopwsu) November 9, 2012

CEO Robert Murray of Murray Energy Corp, you’re a big, fat, dick!

— Alisha R(@talulabop) November 9, 2012

Officially the worst person in the world huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012…

— Dory Benami (@dorybenami) November 9, 2012

Bob Murray, CEO of Murray Energy: Scumbag, Waste of Oxygen. bit.ly/Quwhh1 I can think of someone we can ‘get rid’ of to save energy.

— Assassin Grrrl (@AssassinGrl) November 9, 2012

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