Sam Donaldson Speaks for Minorities: 'It's Our Country Now'

Long-time ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson has a message for "The Tea Party." He wants them to know it isn't their country anymore.

That is what he said on the Chris Matthews' Sunday Show on December 23, anyway. Not only did Donaldson tell "The Tea Party" that they should be gotten "rid of," but it appeared that he was deigning to speak for minorities on top of it. Yes, another old white guy presuming to speak for minorities.

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. [emphasis added]

Donaldson was last in the news for having been arrested for drunk driving in Delaware.


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