Having flubbed the question once, it’d be a safe bet to assume that Debbie Wasserman Schultz would be better prepared the next time she’s asked to explain the differences between Democrats and socialists.
But the Democratic National Committee chairwoman flailed away a second time Sunday when NBC’s Chuck Todd, host of “Meet the Press,” hit her with the very same question MSNBC’s Chris Matthews did on Thursday, answering much as she did then.
And looking just as stupid as she did the first time.
After playing the embarrassing clip from Thursday, Todd noted that Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders is “an unabashed socialist,” then asked Wasserman Schultz how a socialist differs from a Democrat — only Todd did not press her as Wallace did, allowing her to filibuster with prepared talking points.
Wasserman Schultz’s encounter with Matthews produced a slew of social media comment criticizing the South Florida congresswoman, and Sunday’s “Meet the Press” interview had the same effect.
National Fox News host Charles Payne posted on social media that the reason Wasserman Schultz “still” can’t explain the differences is because there are “NONE.”
Here’s Payne’s tweet and a sampling of responses from Twitter:
@cvpayne boy these libs sure don’t like the tough questions!
— Michelle A (@chrgdup1973) August 2, 2015
@cvpayne only difference I see is socialists are more honest in wanting to redistribute wealth and control your life.
— Kenneth Cromwell (@MadG0d) August 2, 2015
@cvpayne Thats because she is an Idiot. Looking forward to your keen insights this week.
— craig samour (@craigs2553) August 2, 2015
@cvpayne she should just own it.
— a martin (@amart68) August 2, 2015
— Ｍｅｌｉｓｓａ (@PennyDreadful81) August 2, 2015
There can be no doubt that a politician who can’t tell differnce between a Democrat and a Socialist isn’t fit to lead a party. @DWStweets
— Wandering Poet (@WanderinPoet) August 2, 2015
— RockPrincess (@Rockprincess818) August 2, 2015
— chadsdaddy (@chadsdaddy) August 2, 2015
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