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Stupak Finally Gets It -- Votes Have Consequences (One Rat down, 250 more to go)
Fox News ^ | 4/10/2010 | Marjorie Dannenfelser

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 Stupak’s 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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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhohealthcare; seeya; stupak

1 posted on 04/10/2010 9:25:25 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Bart Stupak LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVES dead babies.


2 posted on 04/10/2010 9:28:23 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/TeddyVWad.jpg)
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To: tobyhill

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.


3 posted on 04/10/2010 9:29:24 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: tobyhill

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?


4 posted on 04/10/2010 9:29:59 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: tobyhill

Count two congressional democrats down in Michigan. 1st and 7th district. Don’t know about the others.


5 posted on 04/10/2010 9:31:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: tobyhill

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?


6 posted on 04/10/2010 9:31:32 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Welcome to the wonderful world of StupaKare!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Maybe he should move to NYC. After all, it worked for Hillary.


7 posted on 04/10/2010 9:31:47 AM PDT by avoth
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To: tobyhill

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.”


8 posted on 04/10/2010 9:32:12 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Be still & kneel before the all knowing/seeing Omnipotent One, Il Douche' Jr. blessings be upon him.)
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To: tobyhill

He’s got to retire so that Obama can vacate the executive order with fewer repercussions in the House.


9 posted on 04/10/2010 9:32:15 AM PDT by Ingtar (Congress: proof that Entropy trumps Evolution)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

he sold out the country for a small airport...I absolutely have no pity for the bastard.


10 posted on 04/10/2010 9:33:33 AM PDT by max americana
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To: tobyhill
No, he still doesn't get it.
These snakes think that they will be rewarded with a nice comfortable rock somewhere, under which they can hide with a cushy job financed by the US taxpayers, and be out of sight enjoying the fruits of his RICO activities.

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.

11 posted on 04/10/2010 9:33:49 AM PDT by Publius6961 (10% of muslims, the killer murdering radicals, are "only" 140,000,000 of 'em)
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To: Publius6961

Life is difficult. It’s even more difficult when you are Stupak.


12 posted on 04/10/2010 9:35:23 AM PDT by BenKenobi ("we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be")
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To: tobyhill

“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.


13 posted on 04/10/2010 9:36:20 AM PDT by mike-zed
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To: Publius6961
“No, he still doesn't get it.
These snakes think that they will be rewarded with a nice comfortable rock somewhere, under which they can hide with a cushy job financed by the US taxpayers, and be out of sight enjoying the fruits of his RICO activities.
Ain't gonna happen. He will be in someone’s spotlight forever.”

It would be nice if politicians had some kind of price to pay for the evil the do.

14 posted on 04/10/2010 9:39:17 AM PDT by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: tobyhill
Would that be Bart "the liberal tool" Stup(id)ak?

No Liberal Tools
15 posted on 04/10/2010 9:40:46 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Oceander

My bet is that Obama promised him something...I doubt it is because he knows he would lose an election


16 posted on 04/10/2010 9:41:50 AM PDT by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the Boy...name change necessary after the Marxist won)
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To: BenKenobi

Stupak is as Stupak does. (or something like that)


17 posted on 04/10/2010 9:42:06 AM PDT by bytesmith
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To: tobyhill

Too soon old,
Too late smart.


18 posted on 04/10/2010 9:42:13 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 443 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: GOPsterinMA
Could a president sign an EO dissolving the Constitution?

Or dissolve the Congress and/or Supreme Court?

Stick around, we'll find out shortly...

19 posted on 04/10/2010 9:43:35 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 443 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: GOPsterinMA
What are the limits on EO’s? And can the Congress or SCOTUS overturn them?

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.

20 posted on 04/10/2010 9:43:50 AM PDT by Publius6961 (10% of muslims, the killer murdering radicals, are "only" 140,000,000 of 'em)
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To: Moby Grape

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.


21 posted on 04/10/2010 9:44:06 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: tobyhill
(One Rat down, 250 more to go)

Technically speaking, there's 250 Rats in the House AND 49 more Rats and Indy's in the Senate to go!

22 posted on 04/10/2010 9:47:06 AM PDT by Zakeet (Will Rogers never met the Wee Wee)
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To: Zakeet
You are absolutely correct.
23 posted on 04/10/2010 9:48:50 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: Oceander
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.

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.

Just saying.

24 posted on 04/10/2010 9:52:16 AM PDT by Publius6961 (10% of muslims, the killer murdering radicals, are "only" 140,000,000 of 'em)
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To: tobyhill

50-60 democrats in the House are going to lose in 2010.


25 posted on 04/10/2010 9:57:09 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: jveritas
I'm hearing some figures as high as 90 in the House and 7 in the Senate which would literally shut down Obama’s Communist agenda.
26 posted on 04/10/2010 10:05:24 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
The more of them lose the better for our beloved America.
27 posted on 04/10/2010 10:07:11 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: tobyhill
We should remember “Stupak” and apply the name to every corrupt politician that professes one thing and suddenly without reason changes their mind. Call it a Stupak moment. This turd does not deserve any forgiveness for the danger he has done to America.
28 posted on 04/10/2010 10:09:40 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: tobyhill

“One down, 250 to go.”

Stupak is the canary in the coalmine.

A yellow bird turncoat.


29 posted on 04/10/2010 10:11:27 AM PDT by Palladin (Regroup, Resist, Reload, Repeat!)
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To: MuttTheHoople
"Bart Stupak loooooves dead babies."

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.

Leni

30 posted on 04/10/2010 10:13:09 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: tobyhill

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.


31 posted on 04/10/2010 10:13:15 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Moby Grape
My bet is that Obama promised him something...I doubt it is because he knows he would lose an election
DING! DING! DING! WE HAVE A WINNER!

His resignation is the first step to his Obama payoff.

32 posted on 04/10/2010 10:25:10 AM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: max americana

I think he sold out to Obama much earlier, and this was just “political cover” for the whore Stupak.


33 posted on 04/10/2010 10:25:27 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: tobyhill
I don't think that he, or his posse, ever intended to vote "no" on the obamacare bill, they were just holding out to see if obama would up the ante to change their minds.

Obviously, he did.

I don't know what kind of plum obama threw to him, but I hope it was worth living the rest of his days in shame and disgrace before his constitutents and the American people.

Maybe he can get a job in the "Waffle" House.
34 posted on 04/10/2010 10:28:40 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: Nonstatist
He just thought he could square the circle, that is, establish his "prolife" bona fides and still get his precious seizure of the healthcare system. Didn't work. He turned into a balloon boy stunt instead.

If there is any justice he will not see peace of mind again for a long time.

35 posted on 04/10/2010 10:30:44 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: tobyhill
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.

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.

36 posted on 04/10/2010 10:41:34 AM PDT by Hostage
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To: null and void

That’s what I’m afraid of.

Sounds like Star Wars, only for real.


37 posted on 04/10/2010 10:51:15 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Welcome to the wonderful world of StupaKare!)
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To: Publius6961

“At least the survivors...”

Amen brother or sister!!!


38 posted on 04/10/2010 10:52:26 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Welcome to the wonderful world of StupaKare!)
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To: tobyhill

This was posted before the FIRST vote in the House.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URr68joWr1E

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.”


39 posted on 04/10/2010 11:16:23 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: GOPsterinMA

My question is WOULD the Congress or the SCOTUS overturn them?


40 posted on 04/10/2010 11:25:55 AM PDT by SkipW
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To: hinckley buzzard
He just thought he could square the circle, that is, establish his "prolife" bona fides and still get his precious seizure of the healthcare system

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.

41 posted on 04/10/2010 11:36:37 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Hostage
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?

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.

42 posted on 04/10/2010 12:08:52 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: tobyhill

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.


43 posted on 04/10/2010 6:37:02 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Always A Marine

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?


44 posted on 04/10/2010 6:38:12 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: tobyhill

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.


45 posted on 04/10/2010 6:49:01 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: MinuteGal

Don’t you think he’ll get an adminstrative appointment somewhere?


46 posted on 04/10/2010 7:01:25 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (My dad, a WWII vet always said that America's best ally is Britain. He was right.)
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To: GOPsterinMA
Could a president sign an EO dissolving the Constitution?

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...

the infowarrior

47 posted on 04/10/2010 9:44:43 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: infowarrior

I put absolutely nothing past this cabal.

Thank you for the information.


48 posted on 04/11/2010 4:02:11 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Welcome to the wonderful world of StupaKare!)
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