Chris Matthews Explains the Difference between Democrats and Socialists

This past week Democrat Party leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz (who runs the Democratic National Committee) was on MSNBC for a friendly conversation when Hardball host Chris Matthews stumped her with what should have been a softball question; “What’s the difference between Democrats and Socialists?”

Wasserman Schultz had no response and ended up instead discussing the differences between Democrats and Republicans.

On Sunday NBC’s Chuck Todd tried to work an answer out of Wasserman Schultz on the difference between Democrats and Socialists but to no avail. She still has no answer.

Thankfully, Chris Matthews was there with Chuck Todd a little later to finally give us an explanation as to the difference between a socialist and a democrat.

It is always harder to explain being a liberal or a progressive; it is a lot harder than being a right wing or a left wing. You’re actually somewhere center-left, and it is a little bit harder to define. It is about a record in this country for 200 years of being for Social Security, Medicare, Civil rights. It is about interventions in the market, but not getting rid of the markets. 

Clearly they [Democrats] accept the power and the efficiency of the capitalist system.