Australian political advisor argues against same-sex marriage by insulting Ireland

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      On a TV debate, an Australian political advisor has argued against same-sex marriage by making derogatory and insulting comments about Irish people.

      Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten had proposed a bill on June 1 to overturn the national ban on same-sex marriage.

      When commenting on the proposal, Grahame Morris, former chief of staff for former Prime Minister John Howard, argued that Australia shouldn't follow in the footsteps of Ireland (which voted for same-sex marriage in a referendum on May 23).

      And why should Australia not follow Ireland's example?

      Well, that's because Morris blames the Irish for millions dying during famines (saying they can't grow potatoes), for their national symbol of the shamrock (calling it a "mutant lawn weed"), and for their accent (saying they can't differentiate between tree and three).

      So apparently people should listen to him because he's a racist?

      Call that a win for the pro-same-sex-marriage movement. And for Ireland.

      The idiocy begins in the video below near the 7:45 mark.




      Jun 4, 2015 at 10:04pm

      The fact that morris was in howard's government explains his complete ignorance. Maybe abbott could use him. They have a lot in common!
      The Aussies are as dumb as Canadians when it comes to electing governments.


      Jun 5, 2015 at 1:07am

      As an Irish person, I find it absolutely stupid that you would call this "racist."

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      Jun 5, 2015 at 5:02am

      The rine in Spine fawls mostly on the pline. Good eye to use awl now.


      Jun 5, 2015 at 10:17am

      Though the bloke is a bit of a mouth breather in addition to being out of touch with the electorate, when it came to the Irish, he was just taking the piss....get over it.


      Jun 5, 2015 at 6:08pm

      I agree with Ayinedollah Just the same if he made a remark that referred to the Jewish tragedy
      he would have been slammed for being racist