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Friday, January 08, 2016

Hillary Clinton Practices Democrat Party Version of Taqiyya

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Remember when MSNBC's Chris Matthews asked DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to explain the difference between Democrats and socialists in July of 2015?

He recently asked Hillary Clinton to explain the difference between a socialist and a Democrat, too.  Mrs. Clinton did everything she could to avoid answering the question.  Conservative websites and media pundits are reporting that she had a deer-in-the-headlights look, and was unable to answer.

She was blindsided, we are told, and didn't know the answer.

I say she was doing everything to admit that she's not a socialist, but something worse.

Matthews asked Clinton, “What’s the difference between a socialist and a Democrat? Is that a question you want to answer, or would you rather not?”

“You’d have to ask [Sanders],” Clinton said before being interrupted by Matthews.
“You see, I’m asking you. You’re a Democrat, he’s a socialist. Would you like someone to call you a socialist?” Matthews asked.

“I am not one,” Hillary responded without answering the question.

“OK, well what’s the difference between a socialist and a Democrat?” Matthews asked again.

“I can tell you what I am, I am a progressive Democrat,” Clinton responded.

“How is that different than a socialist?” Matthews asked a third time.

“I am a progressive Democrat who likes to get things done,” Clinton continued. “And who believes we’re better off in this country when we’re trying to solve problems together. Getting people to work together. There will always be strong feelings and I respect that, from, you know, the far right, the far left, libertarians, whoever it might be, but we need to get people working together. We’ve got to get the economy fixed, get all of our problems, you know, really tackled and that’s what I want to do.”

Her refusal to differentiate between socialists and democrats implies there is none.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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