Skip to comments.Sanders: 'No room' for language about 'corporate Democratic whores'
Posted on 04/14/2016 7:34:36 AM PDT by McGruff
Bernie Sanders on Thursday repudiated the remarks of a surrogate who used the phrase "corporate Democratic whores" on Wednesday night during the Vermont senator's rally in Washington Square Park, after Hillary Clinton's campaign demanded an disavowal from the candidate.
Speaking to a crowd estimated around 27,000 people, health care activist and physician Paul Song ripped into those who, like Clinton, insist on a more incremental approach to reforming the health-care system.
"Medicare-for-all will never happen if we continue to elect corporate Democratic whores who are beholden to big pharma and the private insurance industry instead of us," Song said, according to reports.
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As if the GOP didn’t get into similar kissy fights.
“Corporate Democratic whores”
This is the best year I’ve had since I was a kid!
Did someone mention me?
Very smart move on the part of Bernie Sanders (whether he intended it that way or not.) Since it was said by a surrogate, it gives Sanders plausible deniability. Hillary's campaign then makes an issue of it themselves, drawing more attention to the statement than would otherwise be the case. Sanders disavows the statement, making him appear to take the high road, while the statement "corporate Democratic whore" continues to be associated with Hillary in the minds of the voters.
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