It’s a rare occurrence when I can actually applaud MSNBC’s Chris Matthews; in fact, I’m not sure it’s ever happened before.But, as they say, there’s always a first. I haven’t checked, but it’s possible hell just froze over.
When you see the exchange between Chris Matthews and Democratic National Committee chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman-Schulz, I think you’ll understand why, today, I’m putting my hands together for Chris Matthews.
Usually, when a
completely discredited very important Democrat appears on the Chris Matthews program, you expect to see a lot of coddling and hand holding. These people represent Matthews’ team, and he can normally be counted on to go easy with the questions. Every once in a while, though, he lives up to the show’s name and lobs a Hardball.
The subject of Bernie Sanders came up, and Matthews asked his guest if she thought a proud socialist should be allowed to speak at the Democrat Convention. After all, Sanders may caucus with Dems but he’s an Independent, not a member of their party.
“Of course he should speak,” Wasserman Schultz replied.This seemed to throw Matthews, who asked “What is the difference between a Democrat and a socialist? I used to think there was a big difference, but what do you think it is?”
Wasserman Schultz tried to dodge, but Matthews pressed on. “You’re the chairman of the Democratic Party. Tell me the difference between you and a socialist.”Unfortunately, she had no answer. That’s because, nowadays, there is no difference. Democrats have long been lost down the rabbit hole of wealth redistribution and statism. Socialism is no longer some sort of outlier that falls under the Democrats’ “big tent.” It’s the hallmark of their base.
Ms. Wasserman Schultz knows this, but she also knows that admitting it would be politically disastrous – not just for the party she fronts – but for her personal electoral prospects.
See it for yourself here:
Frighteningly enough, Bernie Sanders isn’t the only socialist in the Democrat field of candidates — even if he’s the only one who will openly admit it. We’ve written previously about Democrat presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s socialist tendencies — and the very dangerous road they lead down. Of course, we’re already feeling the very real effects of the current socialist-in-chief, President Barack Obama.
So while I must admit I got a good chuckle seeing Ms. Wasserman-Schulz squirm as she failed miserably to explain the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist — because there is none these days in America — this really is no laughing matter.