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Rush Calls Donaldson 'Ignorant' for Saying People 'Like Limbaugh' Oppose Obama Because He's Black
Newsbusters ^ | June 17, 2012 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 06/17/2012 3:12:40 AM PDT by SMGFan

As NewsBusters reported Saturday, former ABC White House correspondent Sam Donaldson told the Huffington Post, "Many on the political right believe this president [Barack Obama] ought not to be there – they oppose him not for his polices [sic] and political view but for who he is, an African American! These people and perhaps even certain news organizations (certainly the right wing talkers like Limbaugh) encourage disrespect for this president."

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."

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/06/17/rush-limbaugh-calls-sam-donaldson-ignorant-saying-people-him-oppose-o#ixzz1y2nGa0M5

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KEYWORDS: donaldson; rush
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For once could someone use harsher words. We are fighting for our nation's future.
1 posted on 06/17/2012 3:13:00 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

I thank God for Rush Limbaugh.


2 posted on 06/17/2012 3:24:05 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: SMGFan
zer0’s claim to ill-fame is not his skin color, but his flag color.....a red hammer and sickle...

had Herman Cain made it as the candidate, Rush would have given him a bigger push than he is (reluctantly) giving Mittens.

3 posted on 06/17/2012 3:24:05 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SMGFan
"encourage disrespect for this president."

The only person encouraging disrespect for ZERO is ZERO.
The race of ZERO has absolutely nothing to do with the reason most people despise him. It is his arrogance, hipporacy, and lies that make people disrespect him.

4 posted on 06/17/2012 3:29:16 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: SMGFan

SAM who????


5 posted on 06/17/2012 3:33:45 AM PDT by bikerman (Obama lied,economy died.)
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To: SMGFan

I disagree with Rush. It’s not ignorance, it’s stupidity. Ignorance indicates a lack of knowledge - Sam Donaldson knew better but said it anyway.


6 posted on 06/17/2012 3:35:47 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: DeaconRed

I hated Carter..he’s white
I hated Clinton...he’s white
I hated both because they were killing the country. I hate Obama for the same reason. It dont matter if he is black{or half black,or whatever he is claiming today}.
That race card is really getting a work out.


7 posted on 06/17/2012 3:36:22 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: SMGFan

What does Donaldson think about the 95% of Blacks who all voted for Obama? If that’s not racist, nothing is. The left likes to concoct their versions of reality. They’re constitutionally incapable of thinking clearly.


8 posted on 06/17/2012 3:38:24 AM PDT by veritas2002
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To: SMGFan

Yes Sam. And I hate you because you’re mottled.


9 posted on 06/17/2012 3:42:10 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Yorlik803
"That race card is really getting a work out."

It's all they have. They can't run on ZERO's record. All they can do is spout racism. I for one am glad they are. The more they use it, the more people see it for what it is. Pure BS

10 posted on 06/17/2012 3:44:26 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: bikerman
"SAM who????"

Sam the Sham. . . . . . .

11 posted on 06/17/2012 3:46:29 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: Yorlik803
I surely do not want to be seen as racist, my parents raised me not to be racist.

Can I despise his white half?... the Dunham family that taught him Communist/Socialist values and to disrespect American values.

12 posted on 06/17/2012 3:52:39 AM PDT by mason-dixon (As Mason said to Dixon, you have to draw the line somewhere.)
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To: DeaconRed
My guy is blacker than obummer.


13 posted on 06/17/2012 3:54:05 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: veritas2002
This issue gets more sticky when you ask "why didn't the other 5% support him?"

I reworded this several times before posting.

14 posted on 06/17/2012 3:54:46 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

And yet the left happily attacked Herman Cain. Apparently that attack was motivated only by the most sincere motives.


15 posted on 06/17/2012 3:58:44 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: SMGFan
WOW Sam you caught us.

Who but a racist wouldn't love Fascism.

It worked out so well in the past.

16 posted on 06/17/2012 4:08:22 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: SMGFan

This racism is getting really old.


17 posted on 06/17/2012 4:11:10 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SMGFan

When Nobel Prize winning poet Tony Morrison, who is African-American, can write an October 1988 New Yorker article titled “Clinton as the first black president”, then what is “black”? When the NAACP calls the black conservative Kenneth Gladney, “not black enough”, and “not a brother” then what is “black”? When Time magazine’s Jack White calls Supreme Court Justice Thomas, “the scariest of all the hobgoblins”, saying “Washington seems to be filled with white men who make black people uneasy”, than what is “black”? And when Obama, a man whose mother is Caucasian, can tell us in a widely read autobiography that in his youth he struggled with his racial identity before *deciding* to be black, what is “black”?

When Bill Maher, during a panel discussion on HBO complains that Obama’s policies are “half-assed” “because he’s only half black.” and that “if he was fully black, I’m telling you, he would be a better president.”, and that “there’s a white man in him holding him back”, than what is “black”?

“Black” in all these contexts, as well as Juan Williams’s complaint on Fox News that the extraordinarily lopsided expression of Missouri voter sentiment in August of 2010 rejecting ObamaCare (in one county by 92%) was really about race, is not about “race” at all. It is about ideology, socialist ideology.

With respect to BHO being black: it is not about the racial characteristics he was born with, it is about the ideology he adopted. It is not what percent black he is, it is about how thoroughly red he is.


18 posted on 06/17/2012 4:12:05 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: USS Alaska
Good One:
I honestly believe that it was ZERO's camp that sabotaged Herman. They didn't want a black conservative opposing ZERO.
He would have destroyed ZERO. . . . . .
19 posted on 06/17/2012 4:12:37 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: SMGFan

Dems will never give up the meme that anyone who opposes Obama is a racist. You know, look at all the support Pubbies gave Clinton. Because impeaching someone is the best way to show you support them. (smirk) I didn’t think Donaldson was quite that stupid, but thanks for clearing it up Sam. In short, if Stalin were black and the prez, opposing him would make you a nasty racist. Got that conservatives?


20 posted on 06/17/2012 4:15:57 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: SMGFan

OK. It’s all because Obama’s sorta black. There. Said it. /s


21 posted on 06/17/2012 4:16:08 AM PDT by Twinkie (Isaiah 53)
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To: SMGFan

Everything is about race to these bastards!!! 97% of blacks voted for this idiot......want to find racism...there it is!!!


22 posted on 06/17/2012 4:21:29 AM PDT by ontap
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To: SMGFan

Sam Donaldson is THE member of the press corps most in need of an extremely large glass of prune juice.

Butt Clench Booby Prize.


23 posted on 06/17/2012 4:31:00 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: SMGFan
He, like other lefties, think that their politics is beyond reproach, ergo, we must be racists because we don't agree with Obama. Like Rush always says, if the left can't defend their arguments start name calling...

Mike

24 posted on 06/17/2012 4:31:07 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: SMGFan

One has to wonder how people like Sam Donaldson and Bill Maher think.

Both have watched this idiot we have for President screw up from day one. I could go through all of his Gaffes and all of his dictatorial,illegal rulings by Executive Orders, his spending, his vacations, but we have all seen them before. These to idiots have seen them before, but they are wearing blinders. Like the Amish horse that wears his blinders, they can only see what the Democrats want them to see.


25 posted on 06/17/2012 4:37:13 AM PDT by Venturer
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>"People 'Like Limbaugh' Oppose Obama Because He's Black"

When the color of their skin is the only significant difference between the candidates, it's an understandable viewpoint.

26 posted on 06/17/2012 4:43:13 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: SMGFan

The problem is We all take this kind of Criticism serious. A 2 year old can see why these comments are made,they are aimed at Morons like Donaldson who I guess considers himself intelligent and superior to the unwashed Masses.It is Cheap race baiting,what Low life Scumbags Like Donaldson have subscribed too their entire Miserable Lives,prey on the Ignorance and Stupidity of the idiots being produced by Public schools today and the Poor wretched souls who dont realize the precious gift they are being robbed of,their dignity,liberty and Freedom.
Would I love to see the millions of those exploited by these reprobates become aware of this theft and exact their revenge.


27 posted on 06/17/2012 4:56:33 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: SMGFan
Sam Donaldson isn't'Ignorant'.
He's EVIL
Sam Donaldson is selling a lie when he says people are 'Ignorant' when they oppose Obama.
Sam Donaldson is just another @sshole blowing stinking hot air for the Fabian Fascists,
and is just another Communist working to destroy our country, plain and simple.

28 posted on 06/17/2012 5:04:38 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: SMGFan
Actually I think most of the populace are racists. If the SOB were white, we'd already have stopped HIS illegal activities and HE'd have been the first President to have been impeached AND kicked out of office. HE's getting a pass because HE's black.
29 posted on 06/17/2012 5:05:59 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (OxBAMA!!'s name is all caps as sarcasm to indicate a lack of respect, as he does not deserve it)
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To: theBuckwheat

Very well put the Buckwheat.


30 posted on 06/17/2012 5:08:36 AM PDT by depenzz (There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by sword. The other is by debt. John Adam)
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To: SMGFan

It’s not the skin color, Sam, but what they believe in.

The problem we have with Obama is that he’s an out-and-out socialist - it has nothing to do with his ethnicity. But then again, for race-baiters like yourself, that doesn’t fit the game plan, does it?


31 posted on 06/17/2012 5:10:44 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Worst. President. Ever.)
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To: theBuckwheat
Very well put, and spot on. This is about ideology. The irony is that people like Maher truly believe that they are highly intellectual and thoughtful, but as Rush so aptly put it, their “premise, sadly, is ignorant, simplistic, clichéd, predictable and wrong.”
32 posted on 06/17/2012 5:12:00 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Yosemitest

Is he still a “sheep rancher in New Mexico”? I recalled he Got taxpayer subsidies for mohair.


33 posted on 06/17/2012 5:12:42 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Well said, Rush. How this simple and idiotic meme continues can only be explained because they have no other argument. 0bama wouldn’t be in office if white voters didn’t vote for him.

Donaldson, Toure, MSNBC and the rest of the race bandwagon can STEP OFF. Get a new argument, folks, because this one is dead.

And at least for me..it undercores why so much effort was put into derailing Herman Cain so early on..someone I saw as a happy warrior, brought a positive message and yes, has a vision of this country that mirrors my own. Struck down at the height of his popularity, the powers that work behind the scenes are truly evil. Hear me, Axelrod?


34 posted on 06/17/2012 5:15:19 AM PDT by SueRae (The Tower of Sauron falls on 11.06.2012)
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To: SMGFan

Conservatives predicted what Obama would do... and were called racists for making those predictions.

Conservatives are now pointing out that the predictions have all come true... and are now called racists for making that point.


35 posted on 06/17/2012 5:20:32 AM PDT by samtheman (If we want Obamugabe out, we must vote him out.)
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To: SMGFan
This is about 0bama's color? Deep, rich, Bolshevik red?

Yeah, that's the ticket.

36 posted on 06/17/2012 5:22:04 AM PDT by Peet (Everything has an end -- only the sausage has two.)
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To: SMGFan

Isn’t Rush’s call screener, James Golden (aka Bo Snerdley) a black man?


37 posted on 06/17/2012 5:26:46 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: SMGFan

Playing the race card means you are out of any other viable arguments.


38 posted on 06/17/2012 5:27:40 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: DeaconRed

If these media do-do birds didn’t have the racism excuse to fall back on they would have to admit that they helped elect a totally incompetent, anti-American empty suit.


39 posted on 06/17/2012 5:35:14 AM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: SMGFan
I think Rush was being way too nice too. Maybe the word he used for Sandra Fluke would be more appropriate here. Donaldson knows he's lying, but he's saying it for the money.
40 posted on 06/17/2012 5:39:46 AM PDT by FR_addict
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“Isn’t Rush’s call screener, James Golden (aka Bo Snerdley) a black man?”

http://askville.amazon.com/Bo-Snerdley-guy-Rush-Limbaugh-show/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=56317372

The official “program observer” and call screener. His real name is James Golden, and he is an African-American. From comments Limbaugh has made on the air, it would seem he assists with research as part of preparation for the show and is in the control booth as the show is being broadcast. He co-hosted a Sunday night talk show, James and Joel, on WABC with Joel Santisteban from 1992 to 1998.

Snerdley is a pseudonym Limbaugh invented for his call screeners in general, and several have been called so over the years, both male and female. During a show in 2004, Limbaugh was not at the microphone for the last segment of the second hour (it was only about ten seconds), and Snerdly came on instead: “This is Bo Snerdly, Rush will be right back on the EIB Network.” It was one of the very rare times his voice has been heard on the program before 2008. “Bo” Snerdly screens callers at the Palm Beach Florida broadcasting location and in New York City. In February 2008, Snerdly was appointed by Limbaugh as the show’s Official Criticizer of Barack Obama: “certified black enough to criticize”


Here’s a clip from Rush’s tv show with Bo Snerdly.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJYkn_irWeg


41 posted on 06/17/2012 5:55:29 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: JaguarXKE

Yes he is. I saw Bo on my several times at Rush Tv show. Plus he is the Official Obama Criticizer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1u9slsAHTc


42 posted on 06/17/2012 5:56:47 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: FES0844
I thank God for Rush Limbaugh.

Do as well. Cannot imagine how much more political ignorance there would be; snuffing out America'a consciousness if not for Rush's contributions.

As for Donaldson; Rush is being too kind. Ignorance is one thing; 'willfull' ignorance, another.

43 posted on 06/17/2012 5:58:12 AM PDT by cricket (Narcissism IS the 'heart' of Liberalism . . .)
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To: SMGFan

Sam Donaldson got government subsidies for his New Mexico ranch, while covering government agencies for ABC News.
Anyone see a conflict ?


44 posted on 06/17/2012 6:06:05 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: abb; All
I disagree with Rush. It’s not ignorance, it’s stupidity. Ignorance indicates a lack of knowledge - Sam Donaldson knew better but said it anyway.

That is not stupidity, it is malice.

45 posted on 06/17/2012 6:10:12 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: Twinkie

If Zimmerman is White-Hispanic” wouldn’t the pResident be “White-Negro”??


46 posted on 06/17/2012 6:22:11 AM PDT by Thom Pain (U.S. Constitution is a CONTRACT!)
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To: SMGFan

BUT-Buttt-butttt.....We’re ALL RACISTS, don’cha know!

Wonder how long that will still work?


47 posted on 06/17/2012 6:24:25 AM PDT by Flintlock (THE TRUTH: It's the new hate speech..)
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To: SMGFan

There is no affirmative action in the Presidential election. You can vote based on any reason for the candidate of your choice. Any reason. No minority set-asides, no points for minority ancestry, no diversity guidelines, no under represented group based on population, no list of forbidden personal vote deciders . The candidate that wins the majority of the Electoral votes wins the Presidency.

You can vote for or against a candidate based on anything you want including skin color. That vote is not disqualified. That’s how it is. Deal with it.

While there are many better reasons to vote Obama out of office such as the economy, energy policy, runaway environmental regulation, clueless handling of the Arab spring,etc. a vote against him based on his skin color is not illegal. Probably a little ignorant but not illegal.


48 posted on 06/17/2012 6:25:13 AM PDT by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: Yorlik803

Ok.. ok.. I’ll admit it, I’m a self loathing, bigoted, pale faced, caucaophobian, guy! I hate Obamaslama because he’s ..ah.. half white.. Yuck

THERE, my conscience is clean..sheesh OK?


49 posted on 06/17/2012 6:26:57 AM PDT by carlo3b (Home, is where the heart is..)
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To: muir_redwoods
They easily brutalized Cain - and not just for the 'women'; but for his blackness; they attack Romney for his Mormonism.

They congratulate themselves on their intelligence/astuteness; proud of the amoral universe they live in. No doubt, they laugh at the vileness of their 'empowerment' because they use attack MO's that are an anathema to Republicans.

50 posted on 06/17/2012 6:27:27 AM PDT by cricket (Narcissism IS the 'heart' of Liberalism . . .)
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