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Stupak Touts Sidebar Bill Banning Abortion $, Pro-Lifers Skeptical
LifeNews.com ^ | March 9, 2010 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 03/09/2010 1:15:47 PM PST by julieee

Stupak Touts Sidebar Bill Banning Abortion $, Pro-Lifers Skeptical

Washington, DC -- Congressman Bart Stupak, the de facto leader of the coalition of pro-life Democrats who may vote no on the Senate health care bill because of its massive abortion funding, expressed optimism that a deal could be work out on a sidebar bill to ban funding that goes along with the main bill.

http://www.lifenews.com/nat6091.html

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: abortion; stupak

1 posted on 03/09/2010 1:15:47 PM PST by julieee
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To: julieee
What a fraud.
He just wants Nancy to give him a 'credible' fig-leaf so that he can claim that he didn't know abortion funding was going to be included in the bill...
2 posted on 03/09/2010 1:20:24 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: julieee

Here’s the obvious trap with this one - the “side bar” bill will contain the anti-abortion language plus some horrendously bad provisions no republican could possible swallow. When the bill goes down the gang shrugs their shoulders and say well, we tried but the republicans wouldn’t let us.


3 posted on 03/09/2010 1:21:36 PM PST by DManA
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To: julieee

Stupak must mean “Traitor” in slavic.

I guess Obama made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Maybe the FBI got some 8 x 10 glossies of Stupak doing something he shouldn’t or maybe George Soros or the Saudis made a direct deposit into a Swiss Bank Account for Stupak.
OR, maybe Obama offered Stupak a new Czarship.


4 posted on 03/09/2010 1:22:11 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, Guts and Guns made America great.)
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To: julieee

There will be no sidebar bill Stupak. There will be the Senate Bill, period, end of statement.Your demagoguery has gotten you nowhere and you are a disgrace to the pro life community which you supposedly support. You are a Democrat first and foremost and life is what happens while you are playing politician.


5 posted on 03/09/2010 1:22:11 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: julieee

Any way to do bundling that does not lend itself to Lucy-pulls-away-the-football at the last moment? Leaving the House with a vote for the Senate bill and no sidebar? I don’t see Bummer as above that kind of maneuver, or for that matter Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.


6 posted on 03/09/2010 1:24:20 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: julieee

Selling out, as predicted.


7 posted on 03/09/2010 1:24:43 PM PST by Mamzelle (On FR, watch out for the Club of mid-2004)
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To: DManA

Please please throw us in this “trap.”


8 posted on 03/09/2010 1:25:21 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Mamzelle

They don’t even have the decency to be bought out with transparency.


9 posted on 03/09/2010 1:25:58 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: julieee

Perhaps the Massa treatment closed the deal.

Nancy did say she had the votes. Its just that some members didn’t know they were voting for it yet.


10 posted on 03/09/2010 1:26:53 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Oh yeah, and the Senate had better be the first to approve the sidebar. Otherwise, SUCKAS!


11 posted on 03/09/2010 1:27:10 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Raycpa

deep dark sinister lol


12 posted on 03/09/2010 1:27:34 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: julieee

You can’t spell Stupak without S-T-U-P


13 posted on 03/09/2010 1:27:52 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

This also could be just more feinting intended to try to wear Congress down.


14 posted on 03/09/2010 1:29:08 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: julieee

Stupak is a phony and a fraud. This waffling only makes him look cheap and stupid. Perhaps the side-bar he’s talking about is the place where he get’s his scotch.


15 posted on 03/09/2010 1:30:29 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: julieee

Stupe-ak had a chance to defund Planned Parenthood and he voted against defunding! I just hope the other pro-life Dims have the courage of their convictions and vote no on this monstrosity that will include payment for abortion.


16 posted on 03/09/2010 1:30:34 PM PST by FrdmLvr ("The people will believe what the media tells them they believe." Orwell)
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To: julieee

Not to be Pollyanna but if you read the entire article, this sounds very involved and difficult. The Senate rejected the Stupak amendment the first time around and Durbin said last week that there are not the votes in the Senate for it. I’m not so sure the Senate will agree to this, and they may have to, up front, to give Stupak cover to vote for this ungodly thing.


17 posted on 03/09/2010 1:30:47 PM PST by rushmom (l)
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To: julieee

No way in hell a separate anti-abortion bill would make it through the senate. There’s no way Stupak is this stupid, or maybe he thinks the public won’t realize that and he can set himself up as “trying”?


18 posted on 03/09/2010 1:34:38 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: Mamzelle

You cannot do this on reconciliation. This is far beyond the Senate bill and reconciliation is not available. sorry.


19 posted on 03/09/2010 1:36:54 PM PST by rogertarp
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To: julieee

Bought and SOLD!


20 posted on 03/09/2010 1:36:55 PM PST by maggief (Not everything is what it seems.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

It seems to me they are being required to vote for it, they just have to find the best excuse they can and they only have a few weeks to find it.


21 posted on 03/09/2010 1:36:57 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: St. Louis Conservative
You nailed it. Any "sidebar" dies in the Senate, but the Senate bill will become law.

I wonder what, if anything, Stupak got for selling out?

22 posted on 03/09/2010 1:40:58 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: ZULU
Stupak must mean “Traitor” in slavic.

How is he a traitor? He's a socialist who voted for the first 0bamacare bill. It isn't shocking that he'd vote for the second or any other such bill that comes down the pike.

23 posted on 03/09/2010 1:40:59 PM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: julieee

Did anyone ever think from day one that Stupak or the rest of these Democrat “moderates” and “pro-lifes” were not going to vote FOR the Pelosi healthcare bill?

Democrats have no principles - without exception. Any one of them with moral fiber was long ago forced out of their party - ask Zell Miller.


24 posted on 03/09/2010 1:42:18 PM PST by oldbill
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To: pnh102

He was pretending to be concerned about murdering little babies.


25 posted on 03/09/2010 1:45:26 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, Guts and Guns made America great.)
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To: rogertarp

I’m probably crazy, but I think that Stupak and several other Rats are playing as if undecided so they don’t get the withering pressure from Pelosi, Rahm, and Obama. But I also think that they are hoping to keep their jobs in November and know this will kill about 1/3 of them. So as we get real close to a vote, probably a few weeks away, this bill may “almost” get over the top before failing or being indefinitely delayed.

If Pelosi had the votes right now, we’d have a vote right now. If she was just a few bribes away from her number she would be touting a vote next week. But Steney Hoyer is saying for Pelosi that the vote is probably a few weeks away and several House leaders are telling the White House that Obama is not helping by trying to put deadlines on the process—a process that he obviously does not and can not control.


26 posted on 03/09/2010 1:47:16 PM PST by DJtex
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To: julieee
Stupak Touts Sidebar Bill Banning Abortion $, Pro-Lifers Skeptical

Pro-Lifers have a good right to be skeptical. Any "sidebar" bill will be only to provide Stupak cover, when he votes for 0bamascare. Later, when that "sidebar" is ignored he can feign outrage.

27 posted on 03/09/2010 1:50:17 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (There's a commie in the White House - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

when I hear the Catholic Bishops are having secret negotiations with the Obama Administration over sidebar abortion language, I get REALLY skeptical


28 posted on 03/09/2010 1:51:55 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: julieee

Cover his lying ass time for little Miss Stupak!


29 posted on 03/09/2010 1:54:56 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: El Cid

Bingo. This is just political cover. So he gets his “no more money for abortions” bill through the House. Then it goes to the Senate where it is aborted; killed before birth. How ironic.


30 posted on 03/09/2010 2:05:53 PM PST by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
when I hear the Catholic Bishops are having secret negotiations with the Obama Administration

Don't they understand that you can't make a deal with the devil and win?

31 posted on 03/09/2010 2:10:33 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (There's a commie in the White House - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: julieee

Just as I predicted — Stupak has been bought.

I don’t trust Massa for a second, but I believe he was made an example of — and others, like Stupak, have taken note — and changed their tunes.


32 posted on 03/09/2010 2:44:47 PM PST by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: julieee

The man is a FRAUD he supports funding for the major performer of abortion in the USA, Planned Parenthood.

This butthole supports funding of Planned Parenthood...the major performer of abortions in the USA.

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To: DJtex

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34 posted on 03/09/2010 7:04:06 PM PST by rogertarp
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