Pearl-clutch meets race card: Sam Donaldson 'Limbaugh encourages disrespect for President because, racist'; Rush responds

Indeed. Everyone has the right to be stupid, but Sam Donaldson proved this weekend that he totally abuses that privilege. As Twitchy reported on Friday, The Daily Caller’s Neil Munro caused a huge kerfuffle for daring to ask President Obama a question. You know, like an actual reporter. This resulted in much pearl-clutching and, of course, the immediate throwing down of the race card by the usual suspects like MSNBC.

Pearl-clutching met race card in the extreme in the form of Sam Donaldson, who absurdly said that Rush Limbaugh and the ominous and shadowy “right wing” oppose President Obama not for his policies, but for the color of his skin. He then went on to offensively say that they encourage disrespect for this president. Because, racist.

Rush Limbaugh correctly called out Sam Donaldson. Sam. Donaldson. “Disrespectful” pot, meet kettle.

Aww. Poor Sam Donaldson doesn’t like pesky old facts and truth. It’s journalism only when a Republican president is asked a question, natch.

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Limbaugh responded to this nonsense by email moments ago:

“Sam’s premise, sadly, is ignorant, simplistic, clichéd, predictable and wrong. The President’s ideas are what I oppose, not his skin color, which I couldn’t care less about. He’s the President of the United States and his race does not inoculate or immunize him from substantive critique.”

We couldn’t have said it any better.

Neither could we. The true racists are people like Mr. Donaldson, who judge people solely on the color of their skin and not on their characters nor actions.

Twitter users can’t believe Donaldson’s gall.

Huh. Looks like Ronald Reagan was really our Historic First Black President ™, huh?

Seriously. Luckily, Twitter users are never at a loss for words.

He is still  mumbling incoherently, evidently.

  • traffic_robot

    Makes me long for the days when Ronnie would put little Sam in his place.


    Donaldson throwing the lie out to see if it sticks. He’s forgotten, that’s been done, didn’t stick, never will. Rather pathetic, but maybe something is affecting his memory. I don’t know, maybe LIBERALISM.

  • dennylee60

    So from a liberal perspective:
    1. Unemployment rate: Racist. Obviously companies are laying off workers to hurt a BLACK president.
    2. Fast & Furious: Racist. A made up story about some unfortunate events involving guns. If our president was not BLACK, this would not be an issue.
    3. Debt crisis: Racist. Obviously trying to link BLACK people to debt.
    4. Gas prices: Racist. Just because.

  • Jenn G

    Right, Sam. Rush was soooo respectful of Clinton during his administration! Oh wait..he wasn’t. Was that because Clinton was the first black president? Sheesh…the lefts cry of racism over every critique of Obama is maddening.

  • springstaurus

    More of the pathetic Democrat strategy of divide, deceive, and demonize. I just read in the Denver Post (republishing of NY Times article) that Michelle Obama had white Georgia slave owners in her ancestry. Everyone knows that her husband’s mother was white. I guess all the Obama defenders, who are too intellectually lazy to consider the merits of his critics’ attacks, are attempting to defend his black heritage and not his white heritage. Donaldson doesn’t even rise to the level (!) of racist; he’s just plain dumb.

  • peteee363

    i guess there are white racists too, remember bush having a shoe thrown at him in the middle east?

  • tomtom1983

    Right, because in the honest and somber words, the POTUS reminds us all that had he a son,”he would look like Trayvnn Martin.”

    Libs fail again.

  • Frustrated Teacher

    Another bit of proof that liberalism is a mental disorder. Sam’s got it BAD!

  • CrashFroelich

    Diversity means people of all faiths, creeds, colors, and
    ethnicities witlessly mouthing the same progressive slogans in unison. Racism
    means a white person has accurately called out the lies of a non-white liberal.
    Free speech means you state any opinion you want as long as it isn’t offensive
    to liberals. Bipartisanship means Republicans pick up the soap when Democrats
    drop it. Civility means quit telling embarrassing truths about liberals.

  • O-pacity

    SAM WHO!?!?!

  • lillymckim

    Very simplistic Sam Donaldson to call Americans who disagree with Obamas polices “racists” but know this … it’s not going to stop the conversation this time!

    Calling someone a racist has become THE SIMPLISTIC ANSWER for all the woes of the Democratic Party and the state run news politburo who have no excuses left, and like Obama it looks you have nothing as well.
    We have watched Obamas class warfare for 3 1/2 years.

    Obama is in the throes of a doomed Presidency and his last unconstitutional act on immigration nailed it.
    So Sam Donaldson use your suspicious calls of racism at Americans for Obama the class warfare President at his demise.

    Ronald Reagan had you pegged! He was right!
    What an unfortunate way to end a career Sam Donaldson by calling Americans racists.

    I’m embarrassed for you.

  • Christian_person

    respect the Office of the President. I do not respect the current occupant. Respect MUST BE earned!