Dr. Song supports Senator Bernie Sanders, while his wife supports Hillary Clinton (I wouldn't want to sit at that dinner table!)
Dr. Song gave a speech at Bernie Sanders' rally at Washington Square, a public park in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan in New York City on April 13, 2016 — the day before the Democratic primary debate in Brooklyn.
There was a crowd of 27,000 who showed up to see Bernie speak — surpassing even Obama's crowd of 24,000 when he was there in 2008.
During Dr. Song's 5-minute speech (which he wasn't paid $225,000 to give), while advocating for Bernie Sanders' plan to give everyone healthcare coverage (because it should be a right for all of us as human beings), he made a remark that the media took out of context and jumped all over: corporate democratic whores.
Here's exactly what Dr. Song said when he made that remark:
"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. But Senator Sanders rightfully recognizes that he can not do this alone. It first starts with us electing him president, and ends with us voting out every corporatist Democrat, and replacing them with Berniecrats."
Meaning, electing more progressives and less pro-corporate moderates. His entire 5-minute speech is here at YouTube, with the "corporate democratic whore" remark made at the 4 minute mark.
Of course Hillary supporters are having a whore fit over the whole thing, and Hillary herself will probably use it in her rallies.
Senator Claire McCaskill (who voted for the TPP trade deal, and is also a democratic corporate whore) was on cable news putting in her old and tired and worthless two cents by saying Dr. Song called Hillary Clinton a whore.
She and all the corporate media whores, and all the other democratic corporate whores — including Hillary Clinton and her slimy husband (which Dr. Song respects) — can all take take the FU train. If they are offended by the word "whore", they should be much more offended by all the 45,000 people that needlessly die each year because they don't have proper healthcare.