Skip to comments.Stupak Finally Gets It -- Votes Have Consequences (One Rat down, 250 more to go)
Posted on 04/10/2010 9:25:25 AM PDT by tobyhill
Today, Rep. Bart Stupak understands what our group's polling revealed: a vote for Obama's health care bill was a vote against the will of his constituents. Yet he chose to do it anyway and now he is suffering the consequences.
In the final hours of the health care debate, Americans across the country were deeply saddened when Rep. Stupak (D-Mich.) and a handful of pro-life Democrats buckled under White House pressure and voted for legislation that will lead to the largest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade.
Their cover was a fig leaf -- an Executive Order signed by President Obama that addresses none of the authentic pro-life concerns of the American people. Rather than stand up for the pro-Life American majority Stupak and his gang caved.
Before his fateful vote, Rep. Stupak had been a national pro-Life leader who championed the unborn and their mothers. The Susan B. Anthony List had even planned to honor him with our Defender of Life award. The decision to leave office makes it clear that, finally, Stupak understands: Votes have consequences.
In the days leading up to the health care vote our polling in the first district of Michigan showed that 78 percent of Stupaks constituents said they opposed taxpayer funding of abortion. Stupak understands now what the polling revealed: a vote for that bill was a vote against the will of his constituents. Yet he chose to do it and now he is suffering the consequences.
Earlier this week the Susan B. Anthony List launched a grassroots campaign of radio and automated phone calls in the districts of pro-life Democrats, including Rep. Stupak, who voted Yes on the health care bill to inform their constituents that their representatives vote for the bill was a vote for taxpayer funding of abortion.
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Bart Stupak LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVES dead babies.
After Stupak and Ben Nelson we can say there is no such thing as a pro life Democrat.
After the Healthcare vote, we can say there isn’t a Democrat that is not a Socialist.
He is done.
His wife is now packing their bags to move. He isn’t safe where he lives. Poor little bitty abortion guy......how about Florida?
Count two congressional democrats down in Michigan. 1st and 7th district. Don’t know about the others.
Speaking of “Executive Orders”, and these are extreme, extreme, extreme cases I’m suggesting:
Could a president sign an EO dissolving the Constitution?
Or dissolve the Congress and/or Supreme Court?
What are the limits on EO’s? And can the Congress or SCOTUS overturn them?
Maybe he should move to NYC. After all, it worked for Hillary.
The sad thing is, now they can run a Democrat who states he has heard the public, and many fools will buy off on the promise.
This is a last ditch attempt to save the Democrat majority from certain destruction.
I laughed when I heard that report that Obama had personally asked Stupak not to resign. My take on it is that a horse head showed up in Stupak’s bead with a note from Il Douche’ Junior reading, “You may want to resign..., health considerations for your family and all.”
He’s got to retire so that Obama can vacate the executive order with fewer repercussions in the House.
he sold out the country for a small airport...I absolutely have no pity for the bastard.
Ain't gonna happen. He will be in someone's spotlight forever.
He didn't have the good sesnse to just STFU and go away.
Life is difficult. It’s even more difficult when you are Stupak.
“Pro-Life voters in the first district of Michigan and across the country deserve a member, Democrat or Republican, who will put pro-Life over party.”
The author still just does not get it.
And I’m not “pro-life”, just anti-Roe v. Wade.
It would be nice if politicians had some kind of price to pay for the evil the do.
My bet is that Obama promised him something...I doubt it is because he knows he would lose an election
Stupak is as Stupak does. (or something like that)
Too soon old,
Too late smart.
Or dissolve the Congress and/or Supreme Court?
Stick around, we'll find out shortly...
Doesn't matter what the Congress does; they are toast, and a major cause of the Constitutional crisis facing us (how many tricky ways can we find around the Constitution?).
The Supreme Court is another matter... if the SCOTUS makes a decision which is ignored by both POTUS and Congress in today's political climate, the resulting popular explosion will drive the overeaching 'social justice progressives' underground for another three generations.
At least the survivors...
Transform America? Rewrite our history? Good luck with that.
The Constitution is not a suicide pact, subject to a bought 'popular' vote.
That will turn out to have been an illusion, too. If he obtains anything of value from the federal government, other than the pension (that should be stripped from him, too), he will be hounded to the ends of the Earth.
Technically speaking, there's 250 Rats in the House AND 49 more Rats and Indy's in the Senate to go!
Oh yes, I forgot.
Among the first to become homeless and be forced to move to Cuba or Venezuela, one would hope would be the poster boy of American perverts, that arrogant delusional lying bastard, Bawney Fwank.
50-60 democrats in the House are going to lose in 2010.
“One down, 250 to go.”
Stupak is the canary in the coalmine.
A yellow bird turncoat.
Stupac, in his idiotic opus before exit left, stated he wants to be with "his wife". Rush pointed out these pols usually say they want to spend more time with "their family".
Actually, neither one is a stay-at-home-before-the-fireplace-nestling-with-spouse type of person.
He's been a member of the House in Washington for 18 years and she's been the mayor of Menonimee and an unsuccessful candidate for the Michigan House of Representatives.
Stupak's two male babies were actually allowed to be born. One is out of college and living in California, the other committed suicide.
I'd like to have a conversation with the congressman about what his true views of human life are, but he'll probably be too busy nestling in front of the fireplace with his wife......if she's home.
Hypocrite, liar and weakling.
If his plan was to vote for this anyway, then why all the theatrics? I dont think I am close to getting an answer on that. I just dont get it.
My bet is that Obama promised him something...I doubt it is because he knows he would lose an electionDING! DING! DING! WE HAVE A WINNER!
His resignation is the first step to his Obama payoff.
I think he sold out to Obama much earlier, and this was just “political cover” for the whore Stupak.
If there is any justice he will not see peace of mind again for a long time.
What does Stupak suffer? Is he not permitted to move far away and start anew with a fat pension and retirement that atarts immediately? Has he traded his membership in Congress for perks not yet revealed?
Just as John McCain said in an interview with Chris Wallace during the 2008 campaign when asked how what he would do if he lost, McCain responded in effect "My life is so blessed...I'll be fine, my family will be fine, either way I will be happy"
Doesn't that statement reveal what is going on?
The pols in Washington are bought and paid for. Our votes do not matter on so many levels. Our votes cannot compete against the graft and payoffs of that world. We can change the person but we can't change the culture there....unless
....unless we get ourselves informed. If as scientists we can observe and identify clearly what it is that 'finances' the corruption, then we can discuss how to 'treat' the disease of this corruption. It is treatable but millions of us have to come to an understanding and agreement on what the causes of the disease are, and what is the best treatment.
I have my conclusions.
But the disease of pols and their culture of corruption spreads because we are kept uninformed, disrupted, distracted and in a state of disarray and disunity. Except now maybe we have a fledgling unity under the Tea Party banner. We can be certain that the pol powers will try to dissolve this unity no matter what the cost.
That’s what I’m afraid of.
Sounds like Star Wars, only for real.
“At least the survivors...”
Amen brother or sister!!!
This was posted before the FIRST vote in the House.
This traitor NEVER intended to vote against the DeathCare Bill. Everything he said and did was a flat out lie.
“HE BETRAYED US. HE PLAYED ON OUR FEARS.”
“I AM SICK AND TIRED OF PEOPLE WHO SAY THAT IF YOU DEBATE AND DISAGREE WITH THIS ADMINISTRATION, SOMEHOW YOU’RE NOT PATRIOTIC. WE NEED TO STAND UP AND SAY WE’RE AMERICANS, AND WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEBATE AND DISAGREE WITH ANY ADMINISTRATION.”
My question is WOULD the Congress or the SCOTUS overturn them?
Early on maybe he thought public opinion would turn a bit and provide cover , but how could he have the last couple weeks or so ?.
Could be he felt he had to go through the motions given the facade he helped to create the first time through the House. Maybe he felt he would be seen as callow if he didnt kick up some dirt the second time through too . He also probably thought if Coakely had won he might be able to vote no after conference .
I guess he was just caught in his own petard. How thoroughly humiliating for him, though. Clumsy knucklehead.
Ah, but there is one thing such craven people cannot stand -- RIDICULE! We are too polite and deferential to people who are unworthy of either. Traitors like Stupak should be met with ridicule and scorn in every public place, and should not be welcomed in polite society. His face should be his shame, and his life a living hell.
I’m not sure that Stupak actually would expect to lose. He may have other reasons for bailing out, possibly financial. Perople in MI probably don’t even know what he did, considering the news blackout in such liberal states.
No, the ridicule is on the poeple of MI for ever discovering him. Those folks need more help than we can give them, I’m afraid. Isn’t the worst unemployment rate there, or is it CA?
Let’s wait and see what cushy job Stupak lands. Surely, Obama and Emanuel promised him something, knowing full well that his political career would be over.
Don’t you think he’ll get an adminstrative appointment somewhere?
Legally? No. The Constitution is any president's legal authority to even be president. To write such an order is tantamount to declaring that his legal authority is now "might makes right".
Will the current pResident try such an ill-advised maneuver? Possibly, as he isn't at all well-schooled in American governance. Would he be successful if he were to attempt it? Not without one heck of a fight...
I put absolutely nothing past this cabal.
Thank you for the information.