Thursday, April 14, 2016

Yet Another Disastrous Surrogate Ruins Bernie's Big NYC Rally

Folks, this is not the kind of headline you want to see on the front page of on the day of a crucial debate in a must-win state:

Bernie Sanders' campaign is under fire again for comments made by a supporter at a campaign event, this time after a speaker at Sanders' massive Manhattan rally Wednesday night decried "corporate Democratic whores."
The speaker, health care activist Dr. Paul Song, quickly apologized. "I am very sorry for using the term 'whore' to refer to some in congress who are beholden to corporations and not us. It was insensitive," he wrote on Twitter.
But the comment, which came during the early pre-program at Sanders' near-record-breaking 27,000 person rally, nonetheless drew quick rebukes from Hillary Clinton supporters, some of whom viewed it as a sexist attack aimed at the former secretary of state.
The comment came in the context of Song calling for sweeping health care reform.
"Now Secretary Clinton has said that Medicare for all will never happen. Well, I agree with Secretary Clinton that Medicare for all will never happen if we have a president who never aspires for something greater than the status quo. 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," he said from the stage of the Washington Square Park rally.
Dr. Song is just the latest addition to the infamous list of disastrous Sanders surrogates such as Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Rosario Dawson, Killer Mike, campaign manager Jeff Weaver and several others who just can't stop saying awful, embarrassing and distracting things about Hillary Clinton and/or Democrats in general.

Oh, and by the way..."corporate Democratic whores" got quite a bit of applause, once again displaying the undeniably toxic nature of the Sanders campaign.
The saddest part for Bernie is that this incident pretty much ruined his epic 27,000-person rally that...oh wait:
Whatever. I'm just so ready for this primary to be over.

See you at the debate tonight, Bernie.


  1. Jane Sanders claimed neither she nor Bernie had known about that shocking statement, even though some in that audience booed, she claimed they hadn't listened to the speech and Bernie issued a statement just as soon as he heard. Then she said Hillary started it.

    She built on the earlier false claim that Hillary started it when they read that was a plan in some newspaper and just knew it was true, but this time she claimed Hillary really did say her husband wasn't qualified, and added she did "days before" Sanders claimed in a campaign speech that Hillary isn't qualified, to the cheers of his audience.

    Could she be drinking?

    Andrea showed so much sympathy to Jane, did not challenge her on anything as if she were the long-suffering wife whose husband was being picked on by that woman, and not a highly paid staff member, senior advisor to the candidate himself.

    Before, when Robbie was on, Andrea actually asked him, 'wasn't Hillary a hypocrite for standing with workers who wanted fair pay when she had, in 2013, actually given a paid speech at their company, as if obviously Hillary had given a speech in favor of unfair wages, and now that she's for fair ones, she must be a hypocrite.

    Could Andrea be drinking?

    I don't shock easily, but boo on Andrea.

  2. now I just heard former NAACP President Ben Jealous equate 'whore' to her lines in di Blasio's skit, hey, he has not heard HER apologize to black people, or HER husband, who owes an apology to the not-BLM berniebots who held up the 'murderer' sign at Bill's event. What's whore compared with ....

    Spewing disgust and moral outrage, the real victim is always ..... Chief Berniebot, donate 27 bucks here, attend another 27K rally, 27 27 27

    1. Ben's JEALOUS...he wishes his candidate was as awesome and well-qualified as Hillary.

    2. how did he lose the NAACP job?

      they're all looking alike, the same evasive sneer, the bad smell disgust look, the same entitled ignorance, those berniebots, it's uncanny, the StepfordGuys. Proud to be proud.

    3. Just to clarify, the "all looking alike" thing is directed at the disastrous Bernie surrogates of all races, correct?

    4. yes for sure, old young men women whatever the race whatever the creed, they get that 'berniebot' look.

      I should remember twistie-organge, if it can be spun it will be spun, thank you

    5. Just watch Susan Sarandon's face as she's yelling at Delores effing Huerta about GMOs while she was caucusing for Hillary in Nevada. It says so much about the true spirit of Bernie's "inspirational" campaign.

    6. please don't make me, there is a special place in hell for those 'special' women, who are so much better than the rest of us, she's phallic.

  3. Please let us (meaning Hilary supporters) not lower ourselves to the level of Sanders supporters. You know that her supporter was not speaking of Hillary, but of members of Congress. It was despicable, but don't mis-characterize it. We need to take the high ground and not make more of it than it was. Apologies have been made. Let's move on. Things are said in the heat of a campaign and we need to not let these statements distract from the real issues.

    1. I hear you, but basically I'm noting that the story from his big important rally in NYC was that yet another crazy surrogate said something offensive...and that it's a reflection of a toxic campaign from a guy who said Hillary was unqualified. They deserve this criticism.

    2. I don't think for a second that it was not aimed directly at Hillary, and the cheers proved that's how it was heard. Some in the audience were interviewed and they had internalized the sold-out meme, and as an older woman, who has watched us make gains and watched those gains retreat, I do not think believing the lame excuse will help our cause, rather I think it emboldens those who will put their own good above the good of the many. If we don't hear it no one else will.

      One can speak of science denial, it's time to speak of social science denial. Whether or not he knew was he was saying, his audience knew what they were hearing.