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The Genius of Sam Donaldson
American Thinker ^ | 12/25/12 | David Garth

Posted on 12/25/2012 7:51:06 AM PST by Nachum

Old Sam Donaldson is back in the news. You remember Sam, don't you? Physically, he tends to remind one of an eagle. Unfortunately, he doesn't seem to have the vision of one - particularly in regard to our future.

Here's what Sam had to say last weekend:

"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."

Obviously, Sam Donaldson has been exposed to Washington DC for too long, and has become infected with a malady all too common. Thisisnormalitiis.

Sam, are you saying that what we have going on in the nation's capitol is just fine? That the Tea Party needs to just shut up about lower taxes and decreasing our debt, because the majority of the country believes that high taxes and exploding debt is just wonderful?

I remember you, Sam. The fearless tormentor of Ronald Reagan. But, like Reagan, I am not overly impressed by your superior intellect. Please allow me the arrogance to point out a few things. I know I am only from fly-over country, and may lack your enlightenment, but I do believe there are a few salient points to be made.

You say that we cannot go back 25 or 30 years, time has

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1 posted on 12/25/2012 7:51:08 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Who cares what that old alcoholic thinks?


2 posted on 12/25/2012 7:55:39 AM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: Nachum

He is as dumb as a stump.


3 posted on 12/25/2012 7:57:21 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Nachum

I wonder if he was sober or high when he made these statements? Or maybe just......senile????


4 posted on 12/25/2012 7:59:33 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Nachum
I remember 30 years ago on this week when George Will brought up the flat tax. Donaldson siad “whats that?”.

Brinkley said the tax rate is flat. Donaldson didn’t under stand.

So Brinkley said is you make 4 times as much you pay four times as much.

Donaldson still didnt undestand but let it go.

I didn’t know at the time he was getting a $100,000 tax subsidy for mohair, used to make WWI and WWII uniforms.

5 posted on 12/25/2012 7:59:42 AM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Nachum

Dementia and alcoholism has severely affected his small mind.


6 posted on 12/25/2012 8:00:21 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Nachum; Revolting cat!
Can he rub his belly and pat his head at the same time?


7 posted on 12/25/2012 8:00:50 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Nachum

Hey Sam taking the country back 25-30 years would work for you. Higher BAC allowed plus the police would often give you a “go home” order or take you home if they suspected one had been drinking.


8 posted on 12/25/2012 8:06:38 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: Nachum

Sam has no idea what the Tea Party is about and what it stands for.


9 posted on 12/25/2012 8:06:55 AM PST by kabar
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To: Nachum

It wasn’t the Tea Party that lost the election, you old drunk - it was the Republican Party trying to play it safe by nominating a weak middle-of-the-roader who failed to secure the base of his party and who failed to articulate the core principles that the Tea Party strives for. The candidate lost because he was weak.

We’re going to win the Presidency back, you bourbon-soaked old fart, and when we do, you’ll be eating your hat.


10 posted on 12/25/2012 8:07:11 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (You are not now, and will never be my President, Mr. Obama.)
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To: Nachum

I’m pretty surprized that a guy like Sam could get as far ashe has without a working brain.Jimmah Carter did well with his limited mental agility too.


11 posted on 12/25/2012 8:07:37 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Nachum

“Physically, he tends to remind one of an eagle.”

He reminds me of an old dog turd, on the lawn.


12 posted on 12/25/2012 8:08:55 AM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!)
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To: subterfuge
Let's go way, way, waaay back.....to 2 years ago. Nov. 2010. The T-Party is not old news in any sense. Another T-Party revolt happens in less than 2 years.

Obie has his successes in Presidential years, but not so in congressional years. Sorry Sam. Either we go back in time to a more sensible, conservative era willfully, or via a massive crash. Either way, we'll be back to a smaller simpler time.

13 posted on 12/25/2012 8:09:32 AM PST by chiller (Do not consume any NBCNews;MTPTodayNightlyNewsMorningJoeMSNBCBrianWilliams)
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To: Nachum

Sam is more about political ideology, than about country.

The problem for republicans going forward, is that, unlike the English and other Europeans of 100-400 years ago, who were able to leave crappy situations and crappy countries, that option is no longer available. There is no new “America” with the hope of a new life and a new success and a new set of freedoms. America is stuck with becoming the repressive and oppressive type of government which the pioneers left way back then.

Sam is right, and there is no going back. Not when the majority is determined that the government owes them anything and everything.

The only hope, if anybody wants to contemplate it at all, is for the more conservative states to try to set their own paths, and perhaps even secede. The country is too far gone, and in reality, there is no way back to 1982 or even to 2000.


14 posted on 12/25/2012 8:10:28 AM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: Nachum
PS: The "we want to take our country back" came originally from the 2006 Howard Dean book, You Have the Power: How to Take Back Our Country and Restore Democracy in America.
15 posted on 12/25/2012 8:12:30 AM PST by kabar
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To: Nachum

Sure thing, Sam, that Tea Party idea of the government living within its means is just so ‘out there’. Now, eat your pudding and take a nap.


16 posted on 12/25/2012 8:25:05 AM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: kabar
Sam has no idea what the Tea Party is about and what it stands for.

He's done exceedingly well for being exceedingly clueless.

That said, I'm sure he only reads/hears what the WH/LSM line is any way, so I doubt one can expect him to fill in his dearth of knowledge outside the boundaries of the party of useful idiots.

17 posted on 12/25/2012 8:30:33 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke
He's done exceedingly well for being exceedingly clueless.

The same can be said of the current occupant of the WH.

18 posted on 12/25/2012 8:35:39 AM PST by kabar
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To: Nachum
." 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."

It sounds like "resistance is futile" you will be absorbed.

Donaldson is part of the marxists rear guard making sure we don't reverse the gains they have made over the last thirty years.

19 posted on 12/25/2012 8:35:39 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: Nachum

Sam Donaldson is the problem, not the solution...


20 posted on 12/25/2012 8:35:52 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: reagan_fanatic
it was the Republican Party trying to play it safe by nominating a weak middle-of-the-roader who failed to secure the base of his party and who failed to articulate the core principles that the Tea Party strives for. The candidate lost because he was weak.

It's not that simple. We ran Tea Party candidates like Mourdoch who rejected the GOP establishment and many of them didn't win. With some notable exceptions in deep red states such as Texas and Nebraska, at the statewide level the Tea Party candidates have tended to do extremely poorly. Disaster Tea Party candidates like O'Donnell, Angle, Buck, etc, probably prevented us from winning the Senate.

Demographics are rapidly going away from us. There are not enough productive white people moving to the Republican Party fast enough to offset ever increasing minority and dependent voters. Also we are losing younger generations by massive margins - huge majorities of these young people won't even consider the Republican brand because of our positions on social issues and a perception (mostly driven by the media and their Democrat allies) that our party is made up of a bunch of Akin types. It didn't help that so many social conservatives helped convince that idiot to stay in the race and hurt us all the way through. We laugh at the supposed "war on women" meme, but it worked well for the Democrats. We giggle at "the life of Julia", but it appeals strongly to single women voters (a demographic that is growing rapidly since fewer people marry early).

Our problems run deeper than the idea that we just aren't conservative enough. Gingrich just did a very good analysis of this and I'd encourage everyone to read it. If we don't change, no, we may not win the presidency for generations.

21 posted on 12/25/2012 8:36:39 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: adorno

I agree with your comment.
Secession seems a long way off, but if our economic crisis deepens into catastrophe, we might be ripe for it.
There are two paths to the future:
One is an authoritarian/totalitarian system that holds the country together by force and repression.
The other is re-invigorated federalism - maybe even con-federalism - in which the states (and the people in them) become truly sovereign. The “national” government would dramatically shrink.


22 posted on 12/25/2012 8:47:25 AM PST by Malesherbes (- Sauve qui peut)
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To: Nachum

The same Sam Donaldson who retired rather than risk asking tough questions of Bill Clinton.


23 posted on 12/25/2012 8:51:29 AM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a masscre at a gun show.)
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To: Nachum

Who IS Sam Donaldson? Why should anyone care? Really.


24 posted on 12/25/2012 8:55:58 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: reagan_fanatic

“...bourbon-soaked old fart”
Sam, forevermore I will know you by this name!


25 posted on 12/25/2012 8:56:54 AM PST by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: Nachum
Poor Sam! His remarks reveal the same kind of thinking exhibited by this Administration, with its arrogant and superior attitude about so-called "progressive" ideas.

Long ago, a Freeper posted the Agenda of a 2002 meeting of so-called "intellectuals" in Chicago.

Note the participants in that conference are the major "players" in the headlines emanating from White House policy makers in 2012.

Picture this: a group of people who describe themselves as being "intellectuals," declaring of the conference: "It will be both a celebration of ideas and a rigorous examination of the roles and responsibilities that intellectuals play in society."

Nothing is so pitiful and shameful that, in a country whose document of liberty was authored by a true intellectual, and was said by him to be a mere representation of "the American mind" of 1776--in such a country, in 2002, after over 200 years of basking in the "light of liberty" first shed by that document--we now have a group of people sitting around in Chicago and plotting how their so-called "intellectual" efforts will play a role "in society." Consequences of their "role" are being played out now in the "society."

As Weaver said, "Ideas have consequences."

The ideas of 1776 resulted in more liberty and prosperity for more people over a longer period of time than ever had been experienced in the history of civilization!

The so-called "intellectuals" who occupy positions of excessive coercive power in Washington today may, if unstopped, precipitate another age of darkness in the world, where the ideas of liberty have been censored, and "other ideas" from other sources have been exalted.

Dr. Russell Kirk years ago warned of what T. S. Eliot had labeled a "new provincialism--the provinciality of time, imprisoning people in their own little present moments." Picture the participants of that Chicago conference, so-called "journalists" like Sam Donaldson, and we have a visual demonstration of Kirk's words.

The enduring and essential ideas of Creator-endowed individual liberty must be defended against the "redistributionist" ideas which precede and lead to tyranny in every society where they have been implemented.

Where is the Jeffersonian intellect of 2012 who is up to the task? Whose study of the founding ideas can equip him to help American youth discover and preserve the ideas of liberty for their posterity?"

Now, however, the Democrats' "media" strategy toward their targeted groups (Hispanic, African-American, women, elderly, etc.) turns such understanding upside-down. They present "regressive" ideas as "progressive," "backward" policies as "forward," and "down" as "up." On and on it goes, with useful idiots like Donaldson defending their upside-down views, and portraying citizens involved in the "TEA party movement" as dangerous.

It's a strategy which goes deep into the decades-long effort to "fundamentally change" America from its new and revolutionary foundations in Creator-endowed liberty backward into the Old World, and later Marxian, ideas of control by imaginary human grantors and protectors.

26 posted on 12/25/2012 8:57:57 AM PST by loveliberty2 ( -)
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To: Nachum
Old Sam Donaldson is back in the news. You remember Sam, don't you? Physically, he tends to remind one of an eagle.
This eagle, whose name just happens to be 'Sam'.

27 posted on 12/25/2012 9:11:32 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Nachum
Guys, it's not your country anymore - it's our country and you're part of it

Why should a member of the tea party want to be a part of a hellhole?

28 posted on 12/25/2012 9:14:35 AM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Nachum
Say there, Sam...have you quit living your life in the manner of a broken-down, sniveling drunk yet?

If not, why not?
29 posted on 12/25/2012 10:36:59 AM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Mikey_1962

>I didn’t know at the time he was getting a $100,000 tax >subsidy for mohair, used to make WWI and WWII uniforms.

eh?? for uniforms?


30 posted on 12/25/2012 11:31:12 AM PST by RitchieAprile (the obstreperous gentleman..)
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To: bmwcyle

Liberals like Donaldson think minority demographics ensure permanent Democrat rule. Not if America goes bankrupt.


31 posted on 12/25/2012 12:38:52 PM PST by y6162
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To: bmwcyle

Liberals like Donaldson think minority demographics ensure permanent Democrat rule. Not if America goes bankrupt.


32 posted on 12/25/2012 12:39:09 PM PST by y6162
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To: bmwcyle

Oops, it’s “dumb as a post” or “dumb as a box of rocks” and It’s “stubborn as a stump”.


33 posted on 12/25/2012 12:52:17 PM PST by Gertie
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To: RitchieAprile

That’s what the subsidy was for: uniforms. It was eliminated in 1995 but reinstated in 2002.


34 posted on 12/25/2012 5:05:52 PM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Mikey_1962

would have loved to have had mohair class A’s.


35 posted on 12/25/2012 7:37:15 PM PST by RitchieAprile (the obstreperous gentleman..)
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