“What is the difference between a Democrat and a socialist?” MSNBC host Chris Matthews asked Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D., Fla.).
“Uh,” Wasserman-Schultz responded.
“I used to think there was a big difference,” Matthews said. “What do you think?”
“The difference between—the real question is what’s the difference between being a Democrat and being a Republican,” Wasserman-Schultz said, attempting to dodge the question. Matthews didn’t let her off easily.
“Yeah but what’s the big difference between being a Democrat and being a socialist?” Matthews said. “You’re the chairwoman of the Democratic Party. Tell me the difference between you and a socialist.”
“The relevant debate that we’ll be having over the course of this campaign is what’s the difference between being a Democrat and being a Republican,” Wasserman-Schultz repeated.
This is a simple question and should produce a simple answer. Socialists (those who embrace the economic scheme of socialism) opt for government ownership and/or control of the economy’s productive and distributive activities. Debbie doesn’t know this? And she needs to answer this question – are you a capitalist (private ownership of an economy’s productive and distributive activities) or are you a socialist as is the main challenger to Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders would not (should not at least) struggle with the question as he is a self defined socialist.
There was one other defining moment, recently and it involved Hillary. She was asked – “describe yourself in three words.” You may have seen it. What did she come up with after her silly laughter and obvious inability to know what best to say?
“I am a real person.”
Ask almost any person to define themselves in three words and this is roughly what you will get –
A woman will say, Wife, Daughter, Mom, Sister, Grandma, Granddaughter, Aunt, Good Friend and maybe, a reference to a vocation or an avocation.
A man will most likely say, Husband, Son, Dad, Brother, Grandpa, Grandson, Uncle and possibly something dopey like “struggling golfer” or “crazy inventor” or some such thing.
But – “real person.” There is something very, very strange about this woman. Is she just acting (programmed to pretend to be real, perhaps?) when on the stage or campaigning or politicking? There is nothing real about her answer. Something is very wrong here.
The head of the party can’t say if she or the party is socialist or not while the party’s leading candidate wants us to know that she is a real person. Yee gods, folks, these two women are nuts.
BTW, we can easily come up with three words to describe Bubba's frau (or the other goofy gal) but we are committed to a policy of respectful and appropriate commentary.