Curious, isn't it, that no matter which Democrat Chris Matthews asks, no one either can or will explain what the difference is today between a Democrat and a socialist? Watch in the video above how uncomfortable Senator Chuck Schumer (D) gets when Matthews poses the same question that both Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Hillary Clinton have avoided answering.
On his MSNBC show, Matthews poses the question directly: "What's the difference?"
Schumer begins squirming immediately: "Oh, it depends on how you define each one, doesn't it?"
"Well, you do it."
"Well, I'm not gonna get into it, but uh..."
Matthews notes that both Hillary Clinton and the Chair of the Democratic National Party won't answer him either. "You guys are well-schooled in political polemics and language and nomenclature. You're quite capable of describing the difference between a socialist, self-described, and a Democrat, self-described. What is it?"
Schumer simply doesn't answer: "Yeah, I have nothing bad to say about Bernie Sanders..."
Matthews just gives up, except to suggest that the Democratic party change its name to Socialist. Sounds reasonable.