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.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
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.