During an appearance on Chris Matthews‘ syndicated weekend talk show, ABC News contributor and analyst Sam Donaldson criticized the tea party and argued that the movement and the Republican party were becoming increasingly in danger of irrelevancy.

"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," he said.

Donaldson said that he had a particular aversion to the campaign slogan “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," he said.

Watch the video, via Newsbusters, below.