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  • DNC Chair Can’t Explain The Difference Between A Democrat And A Socialist

    The chair of the Democratic National Committee was loss for words after being asked 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.).

    “Uhh,” Wasserman-Schultz responded.

    “I used to think there was a big difference,” Matthews said. “What do you think?”

    Wasserman-Schultz ducked the question.

    “The difference between—the real question is what’s the difference between being a Democrat and being a Republican,” Wasserman-Schultz said.

    Matthews pressed her. “Yeah but what’s the big difference between being a Democrat and being a socialist?” he said. “You’re the chairwoman of the Democratic Party. Tell me the difference between you and a socialist.”

    Wasserman-Schultz again tried to evade the question.

    “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 line of questioning began after Matthews asked Wasserman-Schultz if the Democratic Party would let Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), a self-proclaimed socialist, speak in primetime at the Democratic convention.

    Wasserman-Schultz affirmed that Sanders’ “progressive, populist message” of socialism was welcome at the convention, but said she didn’t know whether he’d get a prime-time slot or a time earlier in the day when, as Matthews put it, “nobody’s watching.”

    “Bernie Sanders has been a good Democrat,” Wasserman-Schultz said.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and

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