DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz ducks the question…“What’s the difference between a Democrat and a socialist? “

Ron Gunzburger

Kinda embarrassing #2: DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz on MSNBC can’t (or won’t) answer the question: What is the difference between a Democrat and a socialist (to wit: Hillary vs Bernie)?

Sure is….

And she shows the problem with us Democrats…She doesn’t REALLY KNOW what she stands for…Ask a GOPer and they will give ya a straight up list….Democrats help everyone…GOPer’s don’t…Simple….

Socialists are Dem’s X ten or 20…..

Chris Matthews chatted with DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz tonight and things got awkward fast when they dived into talking about Bernie Sanders.

Matthews asked Wasserman-Schultz if, even if he loses, Sanders would have a place at the DNC convention, seeing as how he’s really popular with the base and could fire up a Democratic audience before the election.

She said he should get to speak, but Matthews kept prodding away to see if he would be allowed to speak in primetime instead of “when nobody’s watching.”

Wasserman-Schultz talked up his “progressive populist message” that people like, when Matthews asked her point-blank, “What’s the difference between a Democrat and a socialist? I used to think there was a big difference. What do you think it is?”

Wasserman-Schultz ducked the question, but Matthews pressed her and said, “You’re the chairman of the Democratic Party. Tell me what’s the difference between you and a socialist.”

She insisted that the bigger debate is the gulf between the Democrats and the Republicans on the issues….

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17 thoughts on “DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz ducks the question…“What’s the difference between a Democrat and a socialist? “”

  1. Washerman-Schultz is a lightweight.

    I don’t understand why she was ever made Chairman.

    1. Well she has the job and she had a problem with the question, which points to the Democrats basic problem…

      HAVE A SIMPLE MESSAGE….

  2. Oh any F***** idiot could answer that:

    Socialists believe in government control the means of production ,while Democrats favor a mixed economy of private enterprises subject to necessary governmental regulations to secure workers rights and the public good.

    That’s all she had to say.

    She’s a lightweight who should have NEVER had that position and will NEVER be anything more than a backbencher Congressperson.

  3. Jack is right – Wasserman-Schultz should have been able to answer that softball question.

  4. And as for James foolish statement that Democrats have a “basic problem?”

    BULLSHIT!

    It’s Wasserman -Schultz who has a “basic problem”

    She’s a DUMBASS!

  5. It’s not an easy question, because there is no longer any distinct, separate Socialist Party worth talking about.

    But the question is flawed: it’s like asking what’s the difference between a Democrat and a liberal or a feminist or a Blue Dog.

    Some socialists do believe in government ownership of almost all major productive and financial capital (factories, banks, ports, mills, mines, etc.) But most of them believe, as do socialists in Europe, Canada and Australasia, in a mixed economy.

    I’m sure that Bernie Sanders falls, like me, into the latter category.

  6. Well, it is certainly true the Democratic Party includes some socialists (although very few people identify as socialists and very few socialists are in Congress), and certainly people can be Democrats solely for reasons other than economic policy. That doesn’t give an excuse for Wasserman-Shultz not answering the question. Here is how I would have answered.

    Socialists believe in government control the means of production, while most Democrats favor a mixed economy of private enterprises subject to necessary governmental regulations to secure workers rights and the public good.

    The only word I added was “most” before “Democrats”. I thought Jack did a good job.

    DSD, If the GOP leadership “What is the difference between a white supremicist and a conservative?”, I assume they would (and should) draw a distinction, even though there is some overlap in the Venn diagram. Too often you get bogged down in details.

  7. My glib response was just an example of what she could have said and then extrapolated the variations within that admittedly Insufficiently comprehensive response.

    The problem though is her non response could lead to the conclusion that the question was a”hot potatoe” she didn’t want to deal with or ,better yet ,that she was intellectually incapable of a rational response.

    Either way it was a disgraceful performance by someone who is supposed to be the voice of the party(although in recent years the Chair of the DNC has exercised any real power).This isn’t the first time she has shown herself to be poor representative of the party.

    She needs to go.

  8. Gosh that was horrendous.
    Chris has been after her for years though. But she’s severely damaging the brand.

    My impression is that she’s one of the few who accepts the fundraiser-in-chief role of begging for money, without any influence.

    And she seems powerless in much the same way that Priebus looks like an errand boy on the right.

  9. It’s an easy question to bat away – there are many differences between Socialists and Democrats – both Jack and Zreebs nailed it

  10. I saw her on Meet the Press yesterday, but turned off after about a minute, because she can’t even dodge and weave convincingly.

    Wasserman-Schultz must have graduated from Wassamatta U. (alma mater of one Bullwinkle J. Moose)

    By contrast, Dr. Ben Carson, a non-professional, seemed very intelligent, presentable and acceptable.

    I know that many of his views are crazy, and that few of our esteemed DNC Chairwoman’s are (even if they were, she’d be too timid to express them), and that where they differ I’d agree with the latter about 95% more than with the former, but she’s not the second coming of Haley Barbour or Bob Strauss.

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