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Fmr. Rep. Bart Stupak: I Don't Regret My Vote For Obamacare
RCP Video ^ | 11-20-2013

Posted on 11/21/2013 6:58:25 AM PST by Sir Napsalot

..... "I’m proud to vote. I always felt that health care should be a right, not a privilege in this country — one of the reasons why I ran for Congress. I’m glad to have helped accomplish that goal." (via Daily Caller)

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Never ever trust a labeled Democrat, bluedog, pro-life, whatever, Dem. They are all the same as Nancy Pelosi at crunch time.

First, health care for all is not a Constitutional "Right", and Obamacare has nothing to do with health care (or coverage).

1 posted on 11/21/2013 6:58:25 AM PST by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

Can’t spell stupid without STUpak


2 posted on 11/21/2013 7:00:36 AM PST by DAC21
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To: Sir Napsalot

I’m just guessing here but I will bet that he stole enough for a lifetime, even having to put up with the advent of Obamacare for the rest of his miserable sniveling life.


3 posted on 11/21/2013 7:00:57 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Sir Napsalot

Another leftist seeking his own righteousness through advocacy.

They could vote for something called “Turd Reform” and convince themselves that it was helping people and defend their vote to the grave.


4 posted on 11/21/2013 7:02:12 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Obamacare rollout bigger failure than ‘Sharknado’
5 posted on 11/21/2013 7:02:16 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (What we said when we said what we said was. Period. End of story.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

If you have a right
To the labor I provide
I must be your slave


6 posted on 11/21/2013 7:02:20 AM PST by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: DAC21

Or, how about STUpak is as STUpak does?


7 posted on 11/21/2013 7:02:23 AM PST by Blennos
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To: Sir Napsalot
I always felt that health care should be a right, not a privilege in this country

Fool. Oxygen thief. As if the opportunity to buy something wasn't a right. Besides, no one got sent away from the hospital (though in some cases they probably should have).

8 posted on 11/21/2013 7:02:41 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Of course not. He got the Lobbyist gig.


9 posted on 11/21/2013 7:03:22 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Haiku Guy

Cool!


10 posted on 11/21/2013 7:03:53 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Gaffer

Bart went thru the revolving door, like many in Wash DC.
He’s a lobbyist with Venable, Baetjer & Howard, making the big bucks and living the good life.


11 posted on 11/21/2013 7:04:00 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone you see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Sir Napsalot

No doubt these vermin would have volunteered to help Hitler too.


12 posted on 11/21/2013 7:04:00 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: DAC21

And stupidity is incurable


13 posted on 11/21/2013 7:04:23 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Sir Napsalot

What cushy job did the Chicago Democrat Mob get for this proud Socialist after his defeat?


14 posted on 11/21/2013 7:05:36 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Sir Napsalot
ra·tion·al·ize ˈraSHənlˌīz,ˈraSHnəˌlīz/Submit verb 1. attempt to explain or justify (one's own or another's behavior or attitude) with logical, plausible reasons,

even if these are not true or appropriate.


15 posted on 11/21/2013 7:05:40 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Stupak is as Stupak does


16 posted on 11/21/2013 7:05:42 AM PST by shineon (.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

STUPAK IS AS STUPAK DOES.................


17 posted on 11/21/2013 7:06:02 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: txrefugee

See my post at #11


18 posted on 11/21/2013 7:06:54 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone you see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Sir Napsalot

Pro-life, my ass. Stupak is traitorous scum.


19 posted on 11/21/2013 7:11:09 AM PST by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
I always felt that health care should be a right, not a privilege in this country — one of the reasons why I ran for Congress

And like Obama, he probably didn't share his socialist dreams with the voters before he was elected.

20 posted on 11/21/2013 7:11:10 AM PST by Kenny
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To: Sir Napsalot

The only,difference between a communist and a socialist is how fast they move in the same direction.


21 posted on 11/21/2013 7:12:17 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Sir Napsalot; AuH2ORepublican; sickoflibs; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; Clintonfatigued; ...

F ewe too, buddy.

Stupak is now a lobbyist with Venable LLP, I’m sure they must have some kind of stake in Obamacare.


22 posted on 11/21/2013 7:14:51 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: nascarnation

Yep, he made his connections and now is set. I saw him on Fox the other day and wanted to throw something at my tv.


23 posted on 11/21/2013 7:16:52 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Dems/Liberal Congress-critters busy swearing fealty to Lord Obama. They're proud of voting for the debacle...right. No, they have to prove they back Zero and his plans or they will hear it from Valerie and other higher up vassals. We're living in a Robin Hood movie.
24 posted on 11/21/2013 7:17:23 AM PST by madison10
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To: Qwackertoo

It’s one big club in DC. Once you get elected you’re golden. If you lose an election, you rotate into another branch of the club using your connections to lobby and generate business.

Even Cruz’s wife works for Goldman Sachs.


25 posted on 11/21/2013 7:18:55 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone you see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Sir Napsalot

No wonder Stupak is no longer welcome in the UP of MI. I well remember another Democrat running for state office stopping by in 2010 to greet. Sitting on the John Deer Zero turn, i reached down and grabbed the Stihl Chain Saw. He did not stay around long! he ran again in 2012 and he never stopped by, maybe the Flush Obama sign in the front yard kinda got to him.


26 posted on 11/21/2013 7:20:47 AM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Sir Napsalot

Good luck with that on Judgement Day.


27 posted on 11/21/2013 7:21:35 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Sounds like famous last words.

Or

He was paid off pretty well.


28 posted on 11/21/2013 7:26:51 AM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: Red Badger

29 posted on 11/21/2013 7:26:59 AM PST by Fido969
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To: Red Badger

Or STUCK ON STUPAK.


30 posted on 11/21/2013 7:27:15 AM PST by stbdside
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To: Blennos

Stuck on Stupak.


31 posted on 11/21/2013 7:27:17 AM PST by Stosh
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To: Sir Napsalot

Well OK, if we accept the argument that Health Care is a right a much stronger case can no be made to keep government out of it as this government exists to limit our access and our ability to exercise our rights.

Further, if we buy (actually we are being FORCED) into this health care by government nonsense because it is a right then damn it I want the government to GIVE ME A GUN, A BIG freaking GUN. As I have a right which is actually spelled out in the Constitution whereas the right to health care is NOT.


32 posted on 11/21/2013 7:33:09 AM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: Sir Napsalot

That’s because he isn’t running and needs the crumbs the Dems can send him.


33 posted on 11/21/2013 7:33:50 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Naturally!Not only doesn’t he need to run for re-election,but he’s got his”TaxPayer”funded”Cadillac/Health Plan”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


34 posted on 11/21/2013 7:33:58 AM PST by bandleader
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To: Sir Napsalot

***I always felt that health care should be a right, not a privilege in this country***

Typical Democrat - notice how he FEELS that health care should be a right, as opposed to thinking. To a socialist, thinking is obsolete; it’s feelings, the emotion, that’s important.


35 posted on 11/21/2013 7:37:46 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

N.B.: A right is the sovereignty to act without permission of others, a privilege is something one is permitted to do as a result of special status, that others lacking the status are not permitted to do, and an entitlement is something someone gets, that others must pay for. (It feels like I should define “health care” and “insurance” too, because those terms are also misused.)

Obamacare isn’t health care, and even if it were, it wouldn’t be a right but rather an entitlement. Words have meanings, and intentionally misusing words is called lying.


36 posted on 11/21/2013 7:47:39 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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“Even Cruz’s wife works for Goldman Sachs.”

Interesting. In what capacity I wonder.

Not long ago a man named Alessio Rastani, a stock trader based in London (I think), mentioned on BBC that “Governments don't rule the world...Goldman Sachs rules the world.”

If this was true would Ted admit it to his most ardent supporters?

37 posted on 11/21/2013 7:51:43 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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38 posted on 11/21/2013 7:52:10 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: MichaelCorleone

She’s a managing director.
That’s the level below full partner.
Typically low 7 figure compensation salary + bonus.


39 posted on 11/21/2013 8:03:37 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone you see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Sir Napsalot

People in MI are the STUPAK gang. And one can change th3e “AK” to “ID” and it won’t matter much.


40 posted on 11/21/2013 8:08:58 AM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs are flirting with Christie, but it's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: Impy
Stupak got the deal of a lifetime.

The Honorable Bart Stupak Partner Venable LLP

Areas of Practice

Legislative and Government Affairs

Healthcare

Banking and Financial Services Regulation

Congressional Investigations

Energy

Communications

Anti-Money Laundering

Privacy and Data Security
41 posted on 11/21/2013 8:12:18 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Haiku Guy

Good FUNDAMENTAL point!


42 posted on 11/21/2013 8:13:42 AM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Wurlitzer; coloradan

Your responses are the most reasoned and touch on the substance. Liberals hear the words “right to life” and translate it into necessary government provision/intervention. Of all the things an individual values highly, it is his life and health. An appeal to others will widen this concern to the extent a large number agree we must collectively support health care. Dangerous turf, indeed, but no surprise to see so many sucked in by the promise of government assistance, as if it is merely doing what it is supposed to do. When you have a population dumbed-down by communist ideas in public schools, it is an uphill battle to rectify the wrong thinking. Ungh.


43 posted on 11/21/2013 8:18:21 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Sir Napsalot

Stupak is plural for stupid. It’s not just one stupid but a pack of stupid.


44 posted on 11/21/2013 8:21:19 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Obama is a proven liar, an admitted liar, an unrepentent liar.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
For years this two timing hypocrite called himself ‘pro-life’. Dems are liars and so is Stupak.
45 posted on 11/21/2013 8:25:48 AM PST by Just mythoughts (Jesus said Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

No doubt he has been amply rewarded in his post-Congressional life for his traitorous votes.


46 posted on 11/21/2013 8:29:32 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman

Nothing but a dirt bag. He is garbage, his family are elitists that have no respect for this country and its founding. He will have to answer for all his sins in the end.


47 posted on 11/21/2013 8:51:32 AM PST by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
The Democrats seem to have a pretty strict purity test: say whatever you want/need to to get elected, but once you take our money, we will tell you how to vote.

And whose agenda is getting rammed through full-bore?

48 posted on 11/21/2013 9:05:43 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
There is no such thing as a right to someone else's time and means. Rights are protections against power. They limit what others can do to you. They are not a license to loot.
49 posted on 11/21/2013 9:56:24 AM PST by JoeFromSidney ( book, RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY, available from Amazon.)
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To: MrB

‘Another leftist seeking his own righteousness through advocacy....’

..until it’s THEIR money or THEIR belongings or affects THEIR comfortable life. Then, it’s every person for themselves. Hypocrites!!


50 posted on 11/21/2013 10:42:56 AM PST by 4integrity
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