Sam Donaldson Tells Tea Partiers ‘It’s Not Your Country Anymore – It’s Our Country

Sam Donaldson

By Noel Sheppard

Posted: Dec. 24th, 2012

Sam Donaldson went after the Tea Party this weekend.

During a discussion about 2012’s biggest game changers on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show, Donaldson said, “The greatest slogan that I hated during this last campaign was ‘We want to take back our country.’ Guys, it’s not your country anymore – it’s our country”

SAM DONALDSON: The minorities re-elected president Obama, but I’m going with Katty. It’s the Tea Party and thinking of the Tea Party and people like that that are driving the Republicans out of contention as a national party. You cannot win nationally if you don’t know something about the way the country’s changed, and the Tea Party seems to think the country can go back 25 or 30 years. The greatest slogan that I hated during this last campaign was “We want to take back our country.” Guys, it’s not your country anymore – it’s our country and you’re part of it, but that thinking is going to defeat Republicans nationally if they don’t get rid of it.

So Donaldson like so many of his colleagues in the media believe that the movement that led to an historic Republican victory at the polls in 2010 will defeat the GOP if the Party doesn’t purge itself of such people and thinking.

Not surprisingly, the only good Republican in these folks’ view is a moderate one.

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  1. Sam is 100% right.The true tragedy will be all the famalies that will suffer beacause of these Extremist Tea Party types.Many of them, the dumb Tea Party Middles ClassTypes, will suffer like the rest of the middle class.Hopefully they will wake up to fact that the Leadership Of the Tea Party is own by the Koch brothers and receive their marching orders from these Neo-Nazis Billionare Koch Brothers.

    • Sam sounds like a leftwing extreamist Kossack troll who's been brainwashed by Left-wing extremist and smear merchant Markos Moulitsas Zuniga. Sam is part of a denizen known as Kossacks who frequents the Web site Daily Kos, known for it left-wing activism and its irascible Webmaster Markos Moulitsas Zuniga.
      Conservatives regard Kossacks as among the leading proponents of "leftist fascism," characterized by bullying, dirty tricks, illogical discussions, and an irrational hatred of everything to the right of Noam Chomsky.

  2. Sam “DUI” Donaldson recently implicitly accused Republicans of racism in saying that they “wanted their country back”…implying (and almost saying) that Republicans wanted their “white” country back.

    He is and was wrong.

    What Republicans want back is not a country with a particular skin color, but one with a particular content of character: one that is based upon self-reliance, hard work, and a belief that government should not provide cradle-to-grave entitlements.

    In short, what Republicans “want back” is a country that succeeds by virtue of the content of its character, not one that relies upon election wins generated by individual groups’ “wants” and, unfortunately all too often, by the color of those groups’ skin tones. 

    It seems like I remember a great man who said something like to our country about 50 years ago.