In other news, Chuck Todd let Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg get away with comparing capitalism to Russia.
Don’t make that face, WE didn’t let him get away with it.
Seriously, watch this.
WATCH: Mayor Pete Buttigieg says "America is a capitalist society" but it's got to be "democratic capitalism." #MTP #IfItsSunday@PeteButtigieg: "If you want to see what happens when you have capitalism without democracy, you can see it very clearly in Russia." pic.twitter.com/p5mNUAk7D9
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) April 7, 2019
Put yourself on the spectrum, Chuck says.
And what the absolute heck is ‘democratic capitalism’? Oligarchy?!
Our heads hurt after watching this. We haven’t seen someone talk this much without saying a damn thing since Obama was president; not sure if that’s impressive or annoying.
Does “democratic capitalism” mean increasing or decreasing government intrusion upon American free enterprise markets and control over individuals?https://t.co/OMoEjRxbFJ
— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) April 7, 2019
Leave it to Adam to score a direct hit by asking a simple question.
Sounds like it means increasing government control to us but hey, what do we know?
— Charles R. Smith? (@softwarnet) April 7, 2019
So capitalism as long as Democrats like your company or you pay your "fair share" of taxes.
— Michael Rice ? (@MikeRice74) April 7, 2019
In other words, socialism. But yeah.
That guy does nothing but serve up word salads. Capitalism works just fine when the government stays the hell out of the way.
— The Bliz (@Tominatir) April 7, 2019
Keep an eye on this guy, he’s all about branding Socialist stuff in pleasing names. I have a feeling lots of non- political types will vote for his pablum
— Judgemental Shoelace (@DocKilmer) April 7, 2019
Dude is definitely a salesman and a politician, no doubt about it.
Democratic capitalism is just a rebrand of socialism. Either way the means of production are being controlled publicly.
— Ryan Farmer (@CecilScribe) April 7, 2019
It's funny how socialists use the term "democratic" when describing their desire to control people and businesses.
"We three wolves voted and the results are in: We're eating two sheep for dinner."
— Not Sure (@HarryFreeK) April 7, 2019
It's socialism by a different name.
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) April 7, 2019
If it walks like socialism and talks like socialism …