Recently long-time MSNBC analyst Chris Matthews grilled Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz on the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist.
Some observers of the show have suggested that Debbie Wasserman Schultz struggled with the Question and Answer grilling from Chris Matthews. What short-minds bias corporate Democratic pundits like Chris Matthews have. In 2008 and 2012, all you heard from mainstream media was that Barack Obama was a socialist.
If you believe that President Obama was born in Hawaii and his presidency is legit, call me a Socialist. If you think “climate change” is real and that women can and do get pregnant from rape, you might just be a Socialist. If you view Benghazi as an attack on America and not a scandal, and that no one is taking your guns away, you agree with most Socialists. If you know that taxes have not gone up and that the deficit has dropped under the Obama presidency, you have the mindset of a Socialist. If you acknowledge that WMDs were a lie to get us into a war with Iraq and that we did ” Walk on the Moon,” you share much in common with Socialists. If you knew all along that FEMA was not building concentration camps, you have the capacity of being a Socialist. Moreover, if you understood that the United Nations were taking over Texas was an enormous role of baloney, you have Socialist tendencies. If you believe that moderate reforms are needed in both the insurance and financial industries, and it does not amount to being a Communist, you are on your way to becoming a Socialist.
There is a growing reality that is surfacing early on in the 2016 presidential election. Progressive Democrats in America are tired of being kicked around and have found a candidate that is galvanizing the progressive movement in a big way. So, Bernie Sanders is a Democratic Socialist — so what’s the big deal?
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