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Chris Matthews Finally 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.

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He's also the managing editor at, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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