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 Calls Donaldson 'Ignorant' for Saying People Like Limbaugh Oppose Obama Because He's Black http://t.co/finOf5cq race card isn't working
— JadedByPolitics (@JadedByPolitics) June 17, 2012
Rush Limbaugh correctly called out Sam Donaldson. Sam. Donaldson. “Disrespectful” pot, meet kettle.
Did Diane Sawyer scold Sam Donaldson for asking questions? Nope http://t.co/mYwwHD8r
— Jon Najarian (@jonnajarian) June 16, 2012
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.
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.
Sam Donaldson seems to think that rudeness to the President indicates racism. I repeat: Sam Donaldson. You can't make this stuff up.
— ConservativeLA (@ConservativeLA) June 17, 2012
Hey ABC/SAM DONALDSON is that u?.. 12:04, yelling Q's in the Rose Garden? President Reagan Hosts 1986 New York Mets: http://t.co/Kt6AxxTK
— LakeCrazy™ (@Lakecrazy) June 17, 2012
@Architekt010 He may as well wear a t-shirt saying 'RACIST'
— ColorMeRed (@ColorMeRed) June 17, 2012
Huh. Looks like Ronald Reagan was really our Historic First Black President ™, huh?
Sam Donaldson commentary abt the DC reporter who interrupted Obama is so pathetic it’s almost hard 2 know whr 2 srt: http://t.co/I71ofEOr
— misslexi (@misslexi9162) June 17, 2012
Seriously. Luckily, Twitter users are never at a loss for words.
@debsaun1 I've opposed Sam Donaldson for being stupid for years….Does that make me a bigot too?
— Max (@maxnrgmax) June 17, 2012
— Bodo Toadfoot (@Bodo_Toadfoot) June 17, 2012
Sam Donaldson, once a journalist, reduced to race baiting http://t.co/E3x2QkMh
— Grumpy Elder (@Grumpyelder) June 17, 2012
Hey Sam Donaldson, have you ever heard of unemployment? Gas prices? $16T debt? Fast & Furious? You haven't? I didn't think so, moron. #tcot
— Get Off My Lawn (@javaguysammckee) June 17, 2012
It looks like Sam Donaldson is going the Martin Sheen route to simulate relevance as faculties fade: liberal pandering.
— #NeverTrump (@lheal) June 17, 2012
When living in DC, I once ran into Sam Donaldson in Chinatown. He was wearing a cape and he garbled something incoherent to me. That is all.
— Charles Davis (@charliearchy) June 17, 2012
He is still mumbling incoherently, evidently.