Why is democratic whores trending on Twitter? It’s kind of weird phrase, right? Maybe you’d expect to here a conservative say something about those darned “democratic whores.” But it actually comes from Dr. Paul Song who is affiliated with the Bernie Sanders campaign and he’s caused quite a stir. In a speech for Bernie Sanders supporters in Washington Park on Thursday Dr. Song decried those no good “corporate Democratic whores” and the internet exploded.
It’s not so much that they disagree with Dr. Song’s point. He was complaining to a crowd of Bernie supporters that “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.” In other words, it’s the Democratic whores holding this country back from the grand socialist utopia of nationalized healthcare just like they have in Bernie’s favorite vacation getaway, Cuba.
Dr. Song was immediately condemned by the prostitute lobby on the Left who was offended at his use of the term “whore” in a derogatory way. The apology was almost immediate:
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.
— Paul Y. Song (@paulysong) April 14, 2016
It was “insensitive.” Got it? Insensitive to whom? Whores, apparently.
Of course, Hillary’s communications director got in on the action.
— Jennifer Palmieri (@jmpalmieri) April 14, 2016
No word on whether or not Ms. Palmieri believes she was implicated in Dr. Song’s comments.
And finally Bernie had to say to something with Twitter lighting up and #DemocracticWhores in the top trending phrases of the day. He said, “Dr. Song’s comment was inappropriate and insensitive. There’s no room for language like that in our political discourse.”
Dr. Song's comment was inappropriate and insensitive. There's no room for language like that in our political discourse.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 14, 2016
Was it inappropriate because Democrats in Congress don’t behave like whores or because whores don’t like being associated with Congressional Democrats? I’d wager it’s the latter.
Here’s a screenshot in case the tweet gets deleted.