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Bernie Sanders is a Democratic Socialist. Mike Pence is a Republican Socialist, what is different?
The right wing propaganda machine was quick to jump on Bernie Sanders and call him a Communist because he calls him self a Democratic Socialist. Mike Pence is a Republican Socialist and no one says a word about it. What is the difference and why the double standard?
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, recently appeared on MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews." Matthews asked, "What is the difference between a Democrat and a socialist?"
Wasserman Schultz laughed, looked stunned, and began hemming and hawing. Matthews helpfully interjected, "I used to think there was a big difference. What do you think it is?" Still, Wasserman Schultz refused to give him a straight answer. "The difference between -- the real question," she said, "is what's the difference between being a Democrat and being a Republican."
Matthews tried again: "Yeah, but what's the big difference between being a Democrat and being a socialist? You're the chairwoman of the Democratic Party. Tell me the difference between you and a socialist."
A few days ago Chuck Todd of NBC's "Meet the Press" offered her a chance for a do-over. He replayed the exchange with Matthews, then asked: "Given that (Democratic presidential candidate) Bernie Sanders is an unabashed socialist and believes in social democratic governments -- (he) likes the ones in Europe -- what is the difference? Can you explain the difference?"
And again she either could not or would not answer, and wanted to discuss the difference between Republicans and Democrats.
On the one hand, Wasserman Schultz might have refused to answer because she did not want to put her thumb on the scale of the self-described socialist candidate Bernie Sanders or the likely nominee, Hillary Rodham Clinton. No matter what Wasserman Schultz would've said, it would injure one while helping the other.
That's one explanation. But the more likely explanation is simple. There is no real distinction between today's Democrats and socialists. A few years ago Congresswoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., conducted hearings in which she grilled oil executives for alleged price fixing. She threatened to nationalize their business. Did any Democrat speak out against her threat? No.
I don't know anything about Pence being a Socialist.
That's what he calls himself. I didn't make it up.
I googled it and I didn't find that.
Sorry, he is a Social Conservative, not a Republican Socialist. Still what is the difference?
http://www.economist.com/blogs/democrac … fter-pence
It is conservative and not liberal.
the most anti abortion person out there, even when the life of the woman is at stake. good going Dumpy. you have created Republican Woman for Hillary. I welcome you fellow second class citizens! like we need Pence as our Boss and "Controller"-Drake
No one has changed abortion since Roe v Wade, and no one will until the SC decides differently.
Sanders polices are utterly economically impossible. Some of the Republican socialist policies are.
The Difference is the majority of Democrats don't openly support each other out of fear of being labeled "Liberal". At the point of the Democratic talking spear are blue and yellow dog Democrats who fear being pierced at the point of the Republican spear. The Republican talk loud and are better organize than Democrats, maybe that's because they are not as diverse as Democrats so with less diversity there is more unity. Anyway they talk louder and define Democrats more than Democrats do Republicans.
Mike Pence is not a socialist, Republican or otherwise. Where are you getting this from?
I think you linked the wrong article, because that one says nothing about him being a Socialist.
It states he is a social and fiscal conservative. I was wrong about calling him a Republican Socialist.
Yeah, Social Conservatism and Socialism are two entirely different concepts.
I actually heard him called a "movement conservative". and to me, that's like inviting the inquisition to run your gvt.
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