There used to be a difference.
Of all people, Chris Matthews should have known he was asking his party’s chairman a trick question…
The chair of the Democratic National Committee was momentarily speechless after being asked an awkward question about her party and socialism on Thursday.
“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.
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.