Skip to comments.Let Lying Dogs Sleep
Posted on 02/13/2012 8:47:11 AM PST by bigbob
Do you remember Michigan Congressman Bart Stupak? He was the rarest of rare birds, a pro-life, pro-gun Democrat who had the stones to stage a Custers last stand against the Pelosi/Obama health care bill in 2009.
And for his trouble, former-Congressman Stupak got himself Custered. He objected to language in the Patient Protection and Affordability Act ObamaCare that would permit abortion funding and force religious charities to fund contraceptive services in contradiction to their beliefs.
Nancy Pelosi refused to amend the bills language to explicitly ban abortion funding and to protect the freedom of religious charities from government mandates. She mocked opponents interpretation of the bills language, insisting they were hysterical demagogues too stupid to understand proper legislative phrasing.
Then-Speaker Pelosi and President Obama assured us that the abortion truce - dont fund it, dont ban it, and dont mandate it which had held for three decades would not be affected by their health care reform bill. Let sleeping dogs lie. Problem is, letting sleeping dogs lie only works if lying dogs sleep. Last week, they woke up.
(Excerpt) Read more at timnerenz.com ...
"The most serious problem with the President ordering Catholic hospitals and clinics around is not the abortion part, or the separation of church and state part, or the freedom of religion part, although those are all very serious matters. No, the danger to the nation arises from the lying part, the arrogance part, the petty emperor part."
I recommend taking a few minutes to read the whole piece.
Bart Stupak landed himself in a cushy gig with Venable LLP, a lobbying firm.
Areas of Practice - Legislative and Government Affairs, Healthcare, Banking and Financial Services Regulation, Congressional Investigations, Energy, Communications.
Industries -Dietary Supplements, Cosmetics and Functional Foods Drugs, Medical Devices and Biologics
Stupak objected but ultimately voted for it. That vote got him Custered.
Stupak voted for it. And he brought about a dozen self-proclaimed pro-life Democrats along with him.
He deserved to get tossed. But evidently he is still swimming in government gravy, even out of office.
Stupak also let it be known that he would vote FOR it even while he was objecting to it.
Get elected, vote with the powers that be instead of with those who put you in office, get un-elected, receive great job lobbying your former co-conspirators.
What a country!
As I’ve been saying since 2008 - that wasn’t an election, it was a coup d’etat.
371 former members of congress who are lobbyists or “advisors”.