Chris Matthews: What’s the difference between the Democratic Party and Socialist?
Debbie Wasserman Schultz: (Speechless) (Laugh)
Matthews: I used to think there’s a big difference. What do you think it is?
Wasserman Schultz: Wuh… The difference between…
Matthews: Like Democrat Hillary Clinton and Socialist Bernie Sanders?… Well what’s the big difference between the Democrat Party and Socialist. You’re chairman of the Democratic Party. Tell me the difference between you and a Socialist?…
Wasserman Schultz: (She won’t answer) The relevant debate we will be having over the course of this campaign is what’s the difference between a Democrat and a Republican.
There is no way for her to answer that question without offending some part of the Democrat base. She can’t say, “we believe in the free market,” or “we believe in capitalism.” Half the Democrat base is hardcore socialist, and the other half is willing to go along with socialism for the sake of identity politics like gay marriage and #blacklivesmatter.