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Bart Stupak to Retire
CBS News Political Hotsheet ^ | April 9, 2010 | Stephanie Condon

Posted on 04/09/2010 5:41:37 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak, the congressman who led anti-abortion rights Democrats in the House during health care negotiations, will retire this year, CBS News has learned. He is expected to announce his plans later this morning.

Had Stupak sought re-election, he would have faced challengers from both the left and the right backed by interest groups angered by Stupak's health care vote.

Stupak negotiated with Democratic leaders down to the eleventh hour for stricter abortion language in the health care bill, but he ultimately voted for it after President Obama agreed to sign an executive order assuring the new laws will keep taxpayer dollars from funding abortions.

That prompted the conservative Tea Party Express to launch a $250,000 ad campaign against Stupak this week. The group also scheduled a handful of stops on its bus tour in Stupak's district.

On the left, the abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America has been working to defeat Stupak and instead elect his Democratic primary challenger Connie Saltonstall.

Like many other congressmen, Stupak received violent threats from citizens after his health care vote. However, the Michigan Democrat came under particularly intense scrutiny because of his role in the abortion debate.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010election; abortion; bartstupak; capitulation; congress; cultureofcorruption; democrats; democratscandals; election2010; iniquity; mi01; obamacare; obamacareaftermath; prodeath; soldamericaout; stupak; stupakamendment
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Huh? I thought he just said he would NOT retire. Another broken pledge?
1 posted on 04/09/2010 5:41:37 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

What a disgusting creature.

He condemns babies to death and then retires on his big pension.


2 posted on 04/09/2010 5:43:38 AM PDT by unkus
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To: PJ-Comix

Getting a cushy job in the administration?


3 posted on 04/09/2010 5:49:26 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Big government more or less guarantees rule by creeps and misfits.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Now Obama can do away with the Executive Order.
4 posted on 04/09/2010 5:50:43 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Figures.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Acts 1:18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.


5 posted on 04/09/2010 5:50:55 AM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: PJ-Comix

Will his new ‘rat/commie replacement win the General election in Nov?


6 posted on 04/09/2010 5:50:56 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: unkus

Stupak could have been an American “hero” of sorts; instead, his is a name that will live in infamy — and now, cowardice — among American patriots.


7 posted on 04/09/2010 5:51:25 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: COBOL2Java

He’s probably set for life. No way I believe that he sold his vote for a measly 700k.


8 posted on 04/09/2010 5:51:53 AM PDT by Nickname (2012 - Yes You're Canned!)
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To: unkus

The blood’s not just on his hands.

One of the core points of this “healthcare” law was to make sure that EVERYONE in the country had blood on their hands.

Why else would it require “at least $1 of every premium payment” go to funding abortion?


9 posted on 04/09/2010 5:52:15 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Countdown until he is named ambassador to some Caribbean island begins now...


10 posted on 04/09/2010 5:53:32 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Man with no principles, no values, no character, decides to retire —— And that’s a good thing.

Character counts, it’s all that does count when trying to decide who to vote for. Put top of your list.

Character, that single word you will never associate with Obama.


11 posted on 04/09/2010 5:53:50 AM PDT by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: PJ-Comix

Good.

I’m not sure about other districts but this will mean at least two Michigan districts will swing republican this time out. The 1st and 7th are likely GOP pickups this year.

Anybody got news from other districts?


12 posted on 04/09/2010 5:53:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: COBOL2Java
Getting a cushy job in the administration?

Exactlty! I had been saying for months prior to the actual Obamacare vote that it was a done deal and a foregone conclusion - none of these Dems that voted for it care if they get reelected or not.

All the drama was nothing but political theater while they negotiated what their rewards would be for giving up their elected office for the sake of the Communist takeover of our country. They have no worries about their future - they helped engineer a massive government takeover of our economy and they will be richly rewarded.

We are NOT citizens of a representative democracy! We are subjects of a ruling Marxist plutocracy that only care about their own wealth and power. Our fate was sealed many decades ago when we allowed governance to gradually become a lucrative full-time, lifelong career.

13 posted on 04/09/2010 5:54:43 AM PDT by Zeddicus
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To: PJ-Comix

He would do well to stop being a “Pretend Catholic” while he is at it.


14 posted on 04/09/2010 5:56:04 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: PJ-Comix

He must have been reading his internal polls again.

After his recent betrayal, he couldn’t get elected as a local dog catcher.


15 posted on 04/09/2010 5:56:11 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Great!

16 posted on 04/09/2010 5:56:28 AM PDT by Dem Guard
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To: PJ-Comix

Judas left the table early also.


17 posted on 04/09/2010 5:56:33 AM PDT by kidd (Obama: The triumph of hope over evidence)
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To: windsorknot

And the leadership would do well to impose some “Church discipline” on him in order to send a message to others about the abortion issue,

and perhaps save some souls.


18 posted on 04/09/2010 5:57:48 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Stupidhak bites the dust. Soon to be followed by the rest of the so called Blue Dogs and their master Obama...Good Riddance!


19 posted on 04/09/2010 5:58:38 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: PJ-Comix; All
"Bart Stupak to Retire"

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20 posted on 04/09/2010 5:58:44 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: PJ-Comix
Bart Stupak = Brave Sir Robin (A little something for the Monty Python crowd)

Brave Sir Robin ran away.
Bravely ran away, away!
When danger reared its ugly head,
He bravely turned his tail and fled.
Yes, brave Sir Robin turned about
And gallantly he chickened out.
Bravely taking to his feet
He beat a very brave retreat,
Bravest of the brave, Sir Robin!

21 posted on 04/09/2010 5:59:12 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: PJ-Comix

The “Pro-Lifer” that is a big supporter if taxfunded Ploanned Parenthood is retiring.

I guess he gets a better pension and benefits if he retires instead of loses.

The liar.


22 posted on 04/09/2010 5:59:26 AM PDT by GeronL (There is only a "Happily ever after" for you if you're the one writing your own script)
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To: PJ-Comix

23 posted on 04/09/2010 5:59:31 AM PDT by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: PJ-Comix

ok, since the thread I posted this idea on was pulled, I’ll repost it here.

Can we Americans who are fed up with Fedzilla and our Representatives who do not represent us alter other races dramatically by launching similar ad campaigns to the one mentioned in the article that the TEA party had announced against Stupidpak?

I would think that $250,000 worth of ads in a House race could go a long way in putting some of these jerks out of a job. Even the announcement of that campaign forced this piece of garbage to seek the safety of retirement! Also, $250,000 times the number of dirtbags that need to retire spread out over the entire nation of angry citizens would not be a very crushing burden.

I nominate Ms. Kosmas of Florida to be the next recipient of such loving affection.


24 posted on 04/09/2010 5:59:48 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Weed out the RINOs! Sign the pledge. conservativepledge.org)
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Buried in this article is this little gem...

“Stupak received violent threats from citizens after his health care vote.”

I'll bet this will be used by Democrats as his reason for retiring.

25 posted on 04/09/2010 6:00:14 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Wyatt's Torch

I am sure that swiss bank account that was set up for him by Obama is gonna come in handy as well.


26 posted on 04/09/2010 6:00:16 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: PJ-Comix

Cushy cabinet post coming...


27 posted on 04/09/2010 6:00:16 AM PDT by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: Nickname

Let’s follow him and find out how many pieces of silver he got from The Regime.


28 posted on 04/09/2010 6:00:24 AM PDT by adm5 (AMERICA HAS ONLY GOD AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT LEFT TO SAVE THE REPUBLIC. by: LibLieSlayer 3/18/10)
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To: PJ-Comix

I love the Friday news dumps.


29 posted on 04/09/2010 6:00:33 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: PJ-Comix

Good riddance.


30 posted on 04/09/2010 6:00:41 AM PDT by linn37 ( "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: PJ-Comix

What a hapless dumbunny. He made himself the most notorious man in Washington — despised by both right and left — for nothing.


31 posted on 04/09/2010 6:02:29 AM PDT by Yardstick
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Don't let the door hit you in the @$$, Bart!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
32 posted on 04/09/2010 6:02:32 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: Rational Thought
“Stupak received violent threats from citizens after his health care vote.”

He also claimed to be getting them from the pro aborts before the vote.
33 posted on 04/09/2010 6:02:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Rational Thought
Buried in this article is this little gem...

“Stupak received violent threats from citizens after his health care vote.”

I'll bet this will be used by Democrats as his reason for retiring.

I think you will win that bet!

34 posted on 04/09/2010 6:04:14 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: PJ-Comix

Democrats know that he will loose that district if he stays in.....they will put someone else up who has a better chance of winning...Just like they did with good old dodd


35 posted on 04/09/2010 6:04:34 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: PJ-Comix
Like many other congressmen, Stupak received violent threats from citizens after his health care vote

This continues to be repeated with no proof of any such thing. Anyway, glad Stupak is getting out. Perhaps he is too afraid or even ashamed to face his constituents any longer. Voters must continue to work against the Dem that intends to take his place.
36 posted on 04/09/2010 6:04:55 AM PDT by D1X1E
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To: MrB
One of the core points of this “healthcare” law was to make sure that EVERYONE in the country had blood on their hands.

You are correct. On November 3, HHS Secretary Sebilius will declare that all insurers in the US will be required to cover abortion in every policy.

37 posted on 04/09/2010 6:04:57 AM PDT by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Nickname

Guaranteed.


38 posted on 04/09/2010 6:05:48 AM PDT by comps4spice ("Reduce your government footprint"--Sign at Washington, DC Kill-the-Bill rally.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Good riddance. Stupak is a liar and lefty who put himself out there as being pro-life but found party loyalty more important than the lives that will be taken with federal-funded abortion. Go away and don’t come back, you loser.


39 posted on 04/09/2010 6:05:56 AM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Sic Semper Tyrannis!


40 posted on 04/09/2010 6:08:00 AM PDT by Columbia ("The Gem of the Ocean, The home of the brave and the free, the shrine of each patriotÂ’s devotion")
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I’m guessing he will be appointed as an ambassador somewhere - doubt that he and his family would be comfortable in their previous locale..... can not go out for hamburgers without the citizens chastising him.... a coward through and through....


41 posted on 04/09/2010 6:10:11 AM PDT by Momto2 ("A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use" Irving - Rip Van Winkle)
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To: kevinm13

Those you who live in the UP should shun him and his family. Refuse to have anything to do with this sell-out creep on social, business, financial and friendship levels. Let him “enjoy” his retrirement from congress shunned and ridiculed.


42 posted on 04/09/2010 6:10:44 AM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) ajmo0unts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: PJ-Comix

He traded.

We’ll not know what the trade is, but he traded.

Innocent lives for...money? position? blackmail?


43 posted on 04/09/2010 6:11:09 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: MrB

Good points.


44 posted on 04/09/2010 6:11:13 AM PDT by unkus
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To: COBOL2Java; PJ-Comix
Getting a cushy job in the administration?

Tom Coburn will have something to say about that.

45 posted on 04/09/2010 6:11:15 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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This is how the Slave Party intends to keep its seats: Lie. Pretend to be a conservative Santa Claus.
46 posted on 04/09/2010 6:11:23 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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I hope the Tea Party energies which were going to be directed to defeating Stupak will be channeled to defeating Mike Doyle a Democrat stooge from PA-14.

Doyle was the one who came up with the Executive Order sham that gave Stupak cover to betray his constituents.

Stupak is gone, Doyle is next!

47 posted on 04/09/2010 6:11:54 AM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised Change: He's given us CHAINS!)
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To: glennaro

That’s right. He will now be a miserable man for the rest of his life.


48 posted on 04/09/2010 6:12:08 AM PDT by unkus
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To: eCSMaster

http://www.melissaforcongress.com/


49 posted on 04/09/2010 6:12:36 AM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised Change: He's given us CHAINS!)
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To: glennaro

“Stupak could have been an American “hero” of sorts; instead, his is a name that will live in infamy — and now, cowardice — among American patriots.”

That is EXACTLY the way I feel.


50 posted on 04/09/2010 6:13:53 AM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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