South Bend Mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was asked by ‘Good Morning America’ host George Stephanopoulos about an essay he wrote when he was 18 praising Bernie Sanders for being a socialist.

“Isn’t that a liability now?” Stephanopoulos asked.

And Mayor Pete got defensive.

“That trick has been tried so many times.”

Yes, Mayor Buttigieg, Socialism has been tried many times, and Venezuela is on line one to tell us how it has worked out.

The fact that he got so defensive and pivoted to attacking Republicans is an indicator that he knows what the American people largely think of socialism.

He goes on to prove that he really isn’t very well versed in modern political ideologies when he calls Obamacare a “conservative idea.”

Individual mandates.

Compulsion to purchase certain products.

Death panels.

Yeah, Obamacare was such a conservative idea.