Skip to comments.Bart Stupak to Retire
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.
What a disgusting creature.
He condemns babies to death and then retires on his big pension.
Getting a cushy job in the administration?
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.
Will his new ‘rat/commie replacement win the General election in Nov?
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.
He’s probably set for life. No way I believe that he sold his vote for a measly 700k.
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?
Countdown until he is named ambassador to some Caribbean island begins now...
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.
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?
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.
He would do well to stop being a “Pretend Catholic” while he is at it.
He must have been reading his internal polls again.
After his recent betrayal, he couldn’t get elected as a local dog catcher.
Judas left the table early also.
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.
Stupidhak bites the dust. Soon to be followed by the rest of the so called Blue Dogs and their master Obama...Good Riddance!
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!
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.
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.
“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 am sure that swiss bank account that was set up for him by Obama is gonna come in handy as well.
Cushy cabinet post coming...
Let’s follow him and find out how many pieces of silver he got from The Regime.
I love the Friday news dumps.
What a hapless dumbunny. He made himself the most notorious man in Washington — despised by both right and left — for nothing.
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!
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
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.
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.
Sic Semper Tyrannis!
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....
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.
We’ll not know what the trade is, but he traded.
Innocent lives for...money? position? blackmail?
Tom Coburn will have something to say about that.
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!
That’s right. He will now be a miserable man for the rest of his life.
“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.