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  • Four Years Later, Stupak Does Not Regret Voting for Obamacare

    03/21/2014 5:28:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/21/14 | Melanie Hunter
    <p>“No, I don’t regret the vote. I’m proud of the 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,” Stupak said.</p>
  • Why some Catholics think Obama is master of deception

    12/31/2013 8:55:55 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-30-13 | Ashley McGuire
    It was the 2013 Politifact "Lie of the Year," our president's now infamous line: "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it." Now all Americans are realizing what Catholics have known from the beginning: President Barack Obama is a master of deception. Lest people forget, passage of the Affordable Care Act happened in part because Obama struck a deal with a single Catholic holdout: Bart Stupak, D-Michigan. Stupak agreed to vote for the bill in exchange for an executive order protecting conscience rights and preserving the Hyde Amendment's ban on the use of federal funds for abortion....
  • How Obamacare Will Subsidize Abortion

    09/26/2013 11:46:57 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 10 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Sept 25, 2013 | Chuck Donovan
    With all the attention focused on Ted Cruz’s attempt to defund Obamacare in the continuing resolution, some of the law’s parade of horribles are momentarily out of view. Come October 1, those horribles will resume their onward march as the law’s impact on subsidizing elective abortion will begin to become clearer. One area that deserves special scrutiny is the feature known as Multi-State Plans (MSPs). This provision of Obamacare represented a partial victory for progressive forces who favored a national, single-payer system. In its place they accepted a category of health-insurance plans managed by the Office of Personnel Management under...
  • Pro-Life Dems Are Like Stalker ex-Boyfriends

    09/05/2012 8:29:21 AM PDT · by marcbold · 14 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 9/5/2012 | Patrick Archbold
    Make no mistake, the meeting of pro-life Democrats was only near the Democrat National Convention and not at it. A group of pro-life Democrats gathered in a hotel near the convention the way that a teenage boy stalks the house of the girl who dumped him, with love unrequited. This year not a single pro-life Democrat was allowed to speak at the convention, a convention that adopted the most radical pro-abortion plank possible while at the same time expunging any mention of God. I think God is happy that at least they have stopped pretending. But the pro-lifers in the...
  • Let Lying Dogs Sleep

    02/13/2012 8:47:11 AM PST · by bigbob · 8 replies
    Dr. Tims Moment of Clarity ^ | 2-13-12 | Dr. Tim Nerenz
    Do you remember Michigan Congressman Bart Stupak? He was the rarest of rare birds, a pro-life, pro-gun Democrat who had the stones to stage a Custer’s last stand against the Pelosi/Obama health care bill in 2009. And for his trouble, former-Congressman Stupak got himself Custered. He objected to language in the Patient Protection and Affordability Act – ObamaCare – that would permit abortion funding and force religious charities to fund contraceptive services in contradiction to their beliefs. Nancy Pelosi refused to amend the bill’s language to explicitly ban abortion funding and to protect the freedom of religious charities from government...
  • Calling Bart Stupak (Judas Iscariot gone MIA)

    02/06/2012 11:13:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | February 6, 2012 | Benjamin Zycher
    Remember Congressman Bart Stupak? He of the staunch pro-life persuasion, who nonetheless gave the Obama administration an out in 2010 with his willingness to provide the final votes in the House to push Obamacare over the top? He exchanged those votes for an executive order—that from the very beginning obviously was going to be thrown in the figurative dumpster as soon as doing so proved convenient for Mr. Obama—to the effect that no taxpayer dollars or individual premiums were to be used for abortion services. In the wake of the administration’s decision to force Catholic and other institutions to cover...
  • Bart Stupak ‘accosted’ in airports one year after healthcare reform

    03/24/2011 11:11:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/24/11 | Madeleine Joelson
    One year later, former Congressman Bart Stupak is still feeling the effects of the critical role he played in healthcare reform. In an interview with ‘The Atlantic,’ Stupak said he still gets “accosted” by angry citizens. Stupak, a pro-life Democrat from Michigan who led early opposition to the Healthcare Reform Bill based on its abortion language, eventually reached a compromise with the White House that garnered pro-life support and led to the bill’s passage. “Someone will come out and just bitch me out,” said Stupak, who received a death threat the day after Obama signed the bill into law. “It’s...
  • Fred Upton, Enough is Enough

    01/03/2011 4:30:08 AM PST · by jenk · 7 replies
    jennerationx.com ^ | 1/2/11 | Jennifer Kuznicki
    After spending a good part of last year blogging for the man who would take the First District of Michigan away from liberal Bart Stupak, and put it back into the hands of mainstream conservatism, I take serious umbrage at the use of the words, "Stupak amendment" and "Stupak language." Bart Stupak was not a conservative Democrat, nor was he a "blue dog." His "Stupak amendment" was actually the "Stupak/Pitts amendment," and it became known as the "Stupak amendment" only because he was on television and radio constantly for a month prior to the vote on Obamacare saying that the...
  • The Stupak Lesson

    12/29/2010 9:49:38 AM PST · by jenk · 22 replies · 2+ views
    jenkuznicki.com ^ | 12/29/10 | Jennifer Kuznicki
    First off, I'd like to open with a joke. Bart Stupak is going to be teaching at Harvard.Side-splitter. Bart Stupak is pleased that he has retired from Congress and insists that he has done the right thing in voting for Obamacare. He made it clear during the fight between him, his constituents and the nation that he would not allow the healthcare bill to pass with federal funding of abortion. During March of this year, he was on television and radio daily assuring everyone in the nation that the final passage of "health care for all" would not contain the...
  • Bart Stupak's Seat Goes to Pro-Life GOP Physician

    11/03/2010 4:02:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/3/10 | Peter J. Smith
    LANSING, Michigan, November 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life physician Dan Benishek (R) has seized the seat of retiring U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak, beating out his pro-life Democrat challenger.With 80 percent of precincts reporting, Benishek has taken 51 percent of the vote over Gary McDowell’s (D) 47 percent in Michigan’s 1st District.Stupak announced his retirement from Congress a month after exchanging his vote for the national health care reform law for an executive order from President Barack Obama that purports to ensure that public funds will not be used to subsidize abortion.Stupak’s deal with the president outraged most pro-life groups,...
  • The Stupak 11 - Did we get rid of ALL of them? (VANITY)

    11/03/2010 7:58:05 AM PDT · by Slump Tester · 15 replies
    Found with Google ^ | 11-03-10 | Self
  • Benishek's home town paper endorses him.

    10/30/2010 6:12:21 AM PDT · by jenk · 5 replies
    Iron Mountain Daily News ^ | 10/28/10 | Editor
    This is a critical election in our nation's history. It is an election that could re-shuffle the leadership and power in not only Washington, D.C., but also across the entire country, including Michigan. The 1st Congressional District is a true battleground in this power struggle, and how we vote could very well chart the course of the country for the next two years. We believe Benishek best reflects our region's hopes and aspirations, and for that reason we urge readers to remember his name when voting Tuesday.
  • Benishek for Michigan's 1st Congressional District

    10/30/2010 5:29:17 AM PDT · by jenk · 2 replies
    Alpena News ^ | 10/29/10 | Editor
    While Benishek comes to this position with no political experience, we believe that is more a positive than a negative, and reflects the mood of the electorate across the district. What he lacks in political savvy, he seems to have with common sense. We particularly appreciate the conservative fiscal values he has promoted throughout this campaign. Over the past 31 years the 1st Congressional District has had only two congressmen. Republican Bob Davis served the district for 14 years from 1979-1993, and Democrat Bart Stupak has been there ever since. Benishek has promised that if elected, he will not continue...
  • Benishek the right man

    10/30/2010 4:39:06 AM PDT · by jenk · 5 replies
    Mining Gazette ^ | 10/29/10 | Mining Gazette Editor
    Michigan's 1st Congressional District - the second largest district in land mass east of the Mississippi River - is unique in its conservative traditions and strong family values. Not surprisingly then, the two main party candidates for this position both display those roots in portions of their platforms. However, when one examines more closely where their history has led them, and where their dreams are pointing them, we believe GOP candidate Dan Benishek is the right man to represent our interests in Congress for the next two years. Our district has suffered dramatically from the effects of the economic recession....
  • Dr. Dan Benishek Discusses Economic and Government Reform

    10/29/2010 6:32:30 AM PDT · by jenk · 7 replies
    The Alpena News ^ | 10/29/10 | Erika Fifelski
    "I want to devote some of my time so my grandchildren will have a decent country to grow up in," he said. Some of the main issues Benishek said he wants to address during his time in office involve the federal and state budgets. "My job when I get to Washington as I see it is to cut government spending, cut taxes and ease regulations so businesses can start getting back into business," Benishek said. Because the government has spent money outside of its means for so long, Benishek said the country's economy is "in the basement." For every dollar...
  • Pro-Life, Pro-ObamaCare Dems Fight For Survival In Midterms

    10/28/2010 10:27:30 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 17 replies
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | 10/27/2010 | SEAN HIGGINS
    Eight months after a dozen or so pro-life House Democrats struck a deal with party leadership to pass President Obama's health care bill about half of the group looks unlikely to survive the election. [snip] The ObamaCare vote is clearly a drag on the "Stupak Democrats" ....That's bad news for lawmakers like Pennsylvania Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper. Her spokeswoman, Marie Francis, says abortion is a major issue in the district. "This is an area where people believe in life. They are overwhelmingly pro-life," Francis said. The freshman Democrat trails Republican Mike Kelly, 44%-37%... Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn., a long-time abortion opponent,...
  • Dan Benishek: Of The People, By The People

    10/26/2010 6:24:42 PM PDT · by jenk · 4 replies
    RedState ^ | 10/26/10 | Lori Ziganto
    Ad at RedState by Ben Howe We are getting down to the wire here and a candidate who can win needs our help. Dan Benishek is running in MI-1 for the seat that Bart Stupak is vacating. Y’all remember Bart Stupak, right? The man who proved that the myth of the Pro-Life Democrat is just that; a myth. He disgustingly sold out the unborn, after promising not to, and voted for Obamacare. Then bravely ran away, in the form of retirement. Dan Benishek is the man that can, and should, replace the cowardly Stupak. He has a money bomb going...
  • Stupak: Yes, there’s nothing to stop Obama from rescinding Executive Order (Repost)

    10/20/2010 3:56:45 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 8 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Mar 22, 2010 | unknown
    At the end of the day he’s a dirtbag and a Democrat. His can lay his principals down at the toss of a coin. If he really believe abortion was that important he would have stood firm. Instead he hides under a piece of paper that happens to be transparent. He is right about one thing, he has said multiple times that the wanted to vote for this bill. At least he was true to being a sell out.
  • GOP tries to seize opportunity with Stupak gone (Benishek - Michigan's 1st District House seat)

    10/17/2010 4:48:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/17/10 | JOHN FLESHER
    GOP tries to seize opportunity with Stupak goneBy JOHN FLESHER The Associated Press updated 10/17/2010 1:00:53 PM ET CHEBOYGAN, Mich. — Tea party activists rejoiced when Rep. Bart Stupak decided against seeking re-election after helping rescue President Barack Obama's health care plan. Now one of their own hopes to exact the ultimate revenge by winning Stupak's seat. Michigan vast 1st District, which reaches across 600 miles of woodsy northlands, is usually an afterthought on the national political scene. But with the seat open for the first time in 18 years and control of the House at stake, Democrats and Republicans...
  • Tea Party Express IV Tour to Roar Across America! (Liberty At the Ballot Box)

    09/22/2010 10:47:27 AM PDT · by Syncro · 19 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | September 22, 2010 | Levi Russel
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2010CONTACT: Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or via email at: Levi@FrontLineStrat.com Tea Party Express IV Tour to Roar Across America Announcement of Final Tea Party Express Tour of 2010 on Monday The Tea Party Express (website: www.TeaPartyExpress.org) will make a major announcement on Monday, September 27th, outlining plans for the final Tea Party Express tour of 2010:  Tea Party Express IV: Liberty At the Ballot Box. The Tea Party Express launched its first tour August 25, 2009 that ended in the massive "March on D.C." that drew over 1 million participants.Tea Party Express II: Countdown to Judgment Day was launched...
  • Turning Michigan into a Red State

    07/28/2010 3:14:28 AM PDT · by jenk · 35 replies · 3+ views
    me | 07/28/10 | Jen Kuznicki
    One of the most annoying things for me has been the fact that every time a vote has been held in congress in the past, the top half of Michigan would be shown in blue on a congressional vote map, along with the Detroit area. If anything, the top half of Michigan is more like the nation’s south, than it is like the state’s southeast. We are resourceful, tolerant people who have finally had enough. I live in the First District of Michigan, and am involved in the primary elections which are quickly approaching, next Tuesday. There is one Democrat...
  • Obama lied, babies died

    07/18/2010 4:02:59 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 18, 2010 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    It's hard to comprehend that intelligent people believe Obama speaks the truth. A simple question: If an individual encourages coldly tossing a barely breathing infant into a laundry room to die and uses the upholding of the original intent to kill the baby as an excuse, is it logical to assume such a person has a high regard for truth? Barack Obama supports killing the unborn and if by chance the infant should happen to "burden the original decision of the woman and the physician to induce labor and perform an abortion" by refusing to die, Barry disagrees with providing...
  • Obama Rips Off "Faux Lifers" Fig Leaves

    07/17/2010 4:44:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2010 | Ken Blackwell
    Last spring, President Obama managed to corral the votes of a half dozen formerly pro-life Democrats in the House of Representatives for his takeover of health care. Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) had been a staunch supporter of pro-life initiatives for nearly twenty years in Congress. Tragically for him, and even more tragically for the country, Stupak fell in line behind the White House. For months he had held out, bravely. Then, at the eleventh hour, he caved in. He and his cohorts switched from being pro-lifers to being “faux lifers.” To help Mr. Stupak cover his nakedness, President Obama agreed...
  • Democrat Bart Stupak Accuses Pro-Life Groups of 'Politicizing' Abortion Issue to Undermine Health

    07/15/2010 9:30:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    cns news ^ | 7/15/10 | Susan Jones, Senior Editor
    (CNSNews.com) - Several Democrats say pro-life conservatives have it wrong: They say the $160 million taxpayer dollars going to fund Pennsylvania's new high-risk insurance pool will not fund abortion, except in cases of rape or incest, or where the "life of the woman would be endangered." As CNSNews.com reported on Wednesday, pro-life conservatives and Republicans have reacted furiously to a report that the Obama administration has approved funding for Pennsylvania’s new high-risk insurance pool, which would directly pay for abortions.
  • Stupak: "Legitimate" For BP Escrow Account To Fund Health Care (Print Summary & Video)

    06/17/2010 5:27:32 PM PDT · by bushwon · 29 replies · 756+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 06/17/10 | RCP Staff
    Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.): I think we had to have someone say this is where you can go without limiting your criminal liability or civil liability.For instance, the question is brought up, pay for all of the health care for the people in the Gulf. No, ....
  • Michigan's 1st District: An Awakening

    05/15/2010 11:33:39 AM PDT · by jenk · 3 replies · 562+ views
    Red State ^ | 5/13/10 | Dan Benishek
    I’ve been extremely impressed with how well-informed the people are. The topics we’ve discussed, the questions that have been asked, all show that the citizenry of our 1st District is paying attention, educating themselves and tackling the concerns we have about our country’s direction, head on. This renewed interest by regular Americans has been kindled by the negative impact that the current Democrat administration has had on their lives. They see that they have been caught in the cross-hairs, and they are learning how government is meant to work, not just the politics involved. They’ve asked me about the 1st,...
  • The Stupak Curse?

    05/12/2010 4:12:03 PM PDT · by freespirited · 7 replies · 644+ views
    TIME ^ | 05/12/10 | Jay Newton-Small
    As Adam notes, incumbents should take Rep. Allan Mollohan's loss of his primary as a shot across the bow but there are 13 members it should terrify. Mollohan was one of the 14 Democrats who voted for Bart Stupak's amendment in November and for health care reform on final passage. Republicans are targeting this group, accusing them of flip flopping on abortion; the GOP even has a website called Stupak's Sellouts. Already Michigan's Stupak has announced he's retiring, as has Dave Obey, the powerful Appropriations Committee Chairman from Wisconsin. The National Republican Congressional Committee singled out Mollohan, the group's first...
  • Stupak Man Down

    05/11/2010 7:46:01 PM PDT · by goods · 37 replies · 1,257+ views
    www.yossigestetner.com ^ | 5/11/10 | Yossi Gestetner
    Do you remember the final hours of the Health Care Reform debate when Congressman Bart Stupak (MI) had a half-dozen Dems with him who blocked the Reform from passing over Abortion issues? I am sure you remember it. Right? And do you remember Stupak and his gang flipping on the last minute? Well, Dem Congressman Allan Mollohan was one of them. Tonight, he lost a Primary after serving in the House for fourteen terms. Just as a flashback: Stupak announced a few weeks ago that he will not run for re-election. I see that playing a vital role in getting...
  • Dan Benishek: “Enough is Enough” Michigan’s 1st District

    05/04/2010 12:23:00 PM PDT · by jenk · 4 replies · 300+ views
    Red State ^ | 5/4/10 | Dan Benishek
    Leaving Behind 18 Years of Democratic RepresentationThis past weekend, Americans For Prosperity sponsored the “Defending the American Dream” Summit. Hearing Sarah Palin, the keynote speaker for Conservatism, was of course the highlight. It was a wonderful opportunity to be there, listen and participate in an event which is part of a broad effort to take back our country. As I listened to the words that reflected conservative principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, and above all, liberty, I couldn’t help but think how desperately we needed a return to this way of governing. For 18 years, Bart Stupak represented Michigan’s...
  • Stupak language appears in new bill … sans Stupak

    05/02/2010 2:01:17 PM PDT · by FTJM · 7 replies · 457+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 5/02/2010 | Ed Morrisey
    The new ObamaCare bill will mandate funding for abortions if Congress ever fails to pass the Hyde Amendment, which has to get a new vote every year during the budget cycle. Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) had led a coalition of pro-life Democrats in the House last fall that demanded and got an amendment to the bill that would have made the restrictions against federal funding of abortion permanent as part of the new law, but the Senate stripped out the language and Stupak and most of his allies settled instead for a meaningless executive order. Rep. Joseph Pitts has now...
  • Exclusive Interview with Dan Benishek

    04/28/2010 11:58:13 AM PDT · by jenk · 5 replies · 211+ views
    jennerationx.com ^ | 4/28/10 | jennerationx
    At 4:00, on March 21st, 2010, Bart Stupak (D) MI01, informed the nation that he was going to vote yes on Obamacare. Described as a pro-life Democrat, Stupak led the media and the nation on for months and months that he would not allow the bill to pass with federal funding of abortion. He had received a useless executive order from the most pro-abortion President this country has ever seen, and Stupak’s fate was sealed. He lost the endorsement of the Michigan Right to Life, and the Tea Party Express began it’s nationwide bus tour targeting him for removal from...
  • Jason Allen, Traverse City, and the First District

    04/25/2010 8:02:01 AM PDT · by jenk · 6 replies · 239+ views
    jennerationx.com ^ | 4/25/10 | jennerationx
    The overwhelming majority of the current 1st district is infinitely different than the Traverse City area, and it is disconcerting that Allen would presume to represent most firsters. The TC area is the home of Michael Moore’s yearly film festival, and is a play spot of many celebrities and government officials. There is a valid concern that Senator Allen, a politician who has not been living the life of a person from the vast tundra of the first district, nor has he represented 74% of the district, could win his party’s nomination, and would be attacked relentlessly by the Democratic...
  • Benishek challenged by Career Politician

    04/22/2010 9:15:13 PM PDT · by jenk · 13 replies · 442+ views
    Enough is Enough! Benishek for Congress ^ | 4/22/10 | Benishek campaign
    Senator Allen, welcome to the race...and to the district! Senator Jason Allen today jumped into the race for Congress in the 1st District, shortly after moving into the 1st District. Benishek for Congress Field Director Dan Blough offered the following statement: "We'd like to welcome senator Allen to the race for Congress and to his new home in the 1st congressional district. As soon as he actually moves in and we find out his address we'll send over the welcome wagon and perhaps some cherry pie so he won't be so homesick for Traverse City." Dr. Dan Benishek is a...
  • Allen joining First race (MI)

    04/19/2010 5:35:43 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies · 259+ views
    The Cheboygan News ^ | April 17, 2010 | Mike Eads
    State Sen. Jason Allen is joining a very crowded Republican field for this August’s First District congressional primary. “He going to get in it,” said Allen’s Chief of Staff Norm Saari Friday, who added that the necessary paperwork to form a campaign committee and start raising money should be filed by “early next week ... hopefully it’s Monday.” Allen, who had previously been eyed as a potential Lieutenant Governor candidate this fall, became the subject of Republican speculation as a potential candidate within a just a few days of Rep. Bart Stupak’s announcement that he would retire from Congress.
  • Analysis — 'Up North' Grass Roots v. MI GOP Establishment: Echoes of 1992 in Stupak Seat Race

    04/18/2010 7:38:39 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 5 replies · 391+ views
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4-15-10 | Jack McHugh
    In 1992, incumbent Republican Congressman Bob Davis chose not to run for re-election in the Michigan 1st District because he was one of the top five politicians implicated in the House “check kiting“ scandal. Davis had represented the district covering the northern Lower Peninsula and the entire Upper Peninsula since 1978. Poor decisions made then by a state Republican establishment alienated many of the district's grass roots "true believers," opening the door for a former one-term Democrat state Representative, who won and went on to an 18-year Congressional career. Fast forward to 2010: The 1st District seat has once again...
  • What "Pro-Life" Democrats Got For Their Votes

    04/16/2010 9:29:57 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 356+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 04/16/2010 | Kevin Price
    The vote seemed suspicious enough. At the 11th hour of the notorious health care vote, 11 "pro-life" Democrats who were adamant in their opposition of the President's legislation decided to vote with him. The stated reason for the shift was assurances from the Administration that the law would not be used to federally fund abortions, even though the legislation clearly allows for such. In order to bolster his claim, President Obama even signed an Executive Order prohibiting such funding. However, Congressman Bart Stupak (D-MI), the leader of the pro-life Democrat coalition, knows that the same pen that prohibits abortion funding...
  • Grass Roots v. MI GOP Establishment: Echoes of 1992 in Stupak Seat Race

    04/15/2010 6:43:43 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies · 195+ views
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/15/2010 | Jack McHugh
    n 1992, incumbent Republican Congressman Bob Davis chose not to run for re-election in the Michigan 1st District because he was one of the top five politicians implicated in the House “check kiting“ scandal. Davis had represented the district covering the northern Lower Peninsula and the entire Upper Peninsula since 1978. Poor decisions made then by a state Republican establishment alienated many of the district's grass roots "true believers," opening the door for a former one-term Democrat state Representative, who won and went on to an 18-year Congressional career. Fast forward to 2010: The 1st District seat has once again...
  • Benishek Hits Money Bomb Goal

    04/14/2010 3:43:16 PM PDT · by jenk · 4 replies · 253+ views
    jennerationx.com ^ | 4/14/10 | jennerationx
    First brought to my attention by Saul Anuzis, former Michigan Republican Party chair back on March 26, 2010, the Benishek campaign set a goal of raising $219,000. Described as $1000 for every vote for the monstrous, unconstitutional “healthcare” bill, the “money bomb” was directed at defeating Bart Stupak. The day Stupak folded, the Benishek Campaign hit it’s mark. Money Bomb Hits Its MarkBenishek Hits Goal of Raising $219k to Dump Stupak on Same Day Stupak Backs Out of Race
  • Don't Want to Pay for Abortions? Too Bad -- You Already Do!

    04/14/2010 7:32:05 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 9 replies · 343+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 4-14-10 | Daniel Allott
    It's been nearly a month since Obamacare became law, and Americans of all political stripes are scrambling to understand its life-changing ramifications. For anti-abortion advocates, the new law, by subsidizing abortion with taxpayer dollars, represents the largest expansion of abortion since the Supreme Court handed down its infamous Roe v. Wade decision nearly 40 years ago. But while Obamacare marks a unique development in abortion funding, it is hardly the first time Americans have been forced to underwrite the procedure. In fact, if you pay taxes or have a certain type of health insurance, you are already paying for other...
  • Hoyer Admits: Tea Party Spurs Members To Consider Retiring

    04/13/2010 2:30:07 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 28 replies · 857+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 4/13/2010 | Sean Higgins
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., told reporters today that the Tea Party movement is making some members of Congress mull retirement. “Do I think the negative atmosphere that has been created by the Tea Party and by others certainly goes into the thinking of members? I think it does. I think you have to honestly point out that it does,” he told reporters Tuesday. Hoyer was responding to questions about Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak’s decision last week to retire rather than seek another term.
  • Stupak's Out; Put NOW/PAC Endorsed Connie Saltonstall

    04/12/2010 7:29:37 AM PDT · by MsLady · 21 replies · 681+ views
    NOW press release ^ | April 9, 2010 | NOW President Terry O'Neill
    In Statement of NOW President Terry O'Neill April 9, 2010 With Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) reportedly retiring, women who felt betrayed by his ill-conceived Stupak-Pitts anti-abortion provision are rejoicing. The National Organization for Women Political Action Committee endorsed Charlevoix County Commissioner Connie Saltonstall last month to challenge Stupak for Michigan's 1st District. Saltonstall entered the race with less than six months to campaign; but now, with renewed energy and momentum, Saltonstall is no longer the new kid on the block but the best and brightest choice for Michigan's 1st District. Just five months ago, Stupak and his Republican counterpart, Joe...
  • Bart Stupak, Martyr for ObamaCare, gets his 72 virgins

    04/11/2010 3:33:16 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 24 replies · 1,648+ views
    The Stentorian (cartoons) ^ | 4/11/10 | Winged Hussar 1683
    Recall that "Imam" Nancy Pelosi said she was willing to sacrifice House seats to pass ObamaCare, and Bart Stupak is the first man down (even before the election).
  • Stupak Finally Gets It -- Votes Have Consequences (One Rat down, 250 more to go)

    04/10/2010 9:25:25 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 47 replies · 1,231+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/10/2010 | Marjorie Dannenfelser
    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...
  • Zach Wamp to keep Stupak campaign contribution

    04/10/2010 1:07:02 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies · 375+ views
    NEWS CHANNEL 5 ^ | 10 APRIL 2010 | AP
    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Zach Wamp says he sees no problem keeping a $2,500 contribution from the political action committee of Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak, even though the two congressmen and former housemates ended up on opposite sides of the vote on the health care overhaul. Wamp, of Chattanooga, said after a recent campaign appearance in Hendersonville that the contribution was due to a "long-standing friendship" with the Michigan congressman who played a crucial role in securing House approval of the bill. Wamp said his friendship with Stupak "transcends politics." Stupak announced Thursday he won't seek re-election...
  • Dr. Benishek responds to Mine Tragedy

    04/10/2010 3:07:19 PM PDT · by jenk · 4 replies · 319+ views
    jennerationx.com ^ | 4/10/10 | Jennerationx
    I had the opportunity to get to know Dr. and Mrs. Benishek after Bart Stupak’s vote on the “healthcare” bill thrust Dr. Dan into the spotlight as Stupak’s replacement. While at the Soo Tea Party yesterday, I mentioned to Dr. Benishek that I saw him on Sean Hannity the night before, and was interested in his response to Hannity on whether he could be bought off like Stupak was. From the Hannity interview: I’ve spent thirty years of my life taking care of sick patients with life-threatening problems every day. And I know you have to stay focused on a...
  • Republican Challengers to Stupak React at Soo Tea Party

    04/10/2010 3:02:54 PM PDT · by jenk · 8 replies · 627+ views
    jennerationx.com ^ | 4/10/10 | Jennerationx
    While standing in 30 degree weather in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, waiting for the Tea Party Express, I had the opportunity to ask some of Bart Stupak’s challengers what they thought about the 9-term Congressman’s exit from Congress that day.
  • You Can't Fix Stupak (Saturbray)

    04/10/2010 7:09:09 AM PDT · by bray · 11 replies · 545+ views
    self ^ | 4/10/10 | bray
    …and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child’s life are dead.” Matt 2:20 You can’t fix Stupak, no matter how hard you try. The moron held the Country at bay for 6 mos while he ran his little Pro Life scam and then turned it over for an Exec Order not worth the paper it’s written on. He traded his morals for the worst piece of legislation to ever go through the District of Corruption. Now he’s free to vote for even...
  • Goodbye To Another Unprincipled Democrat

    04/09/2010 6:43:28 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies · 1,000+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 9, 2010 | Editorial staff
    Rep. Bart Stupak's announcement today that he will not seek re-election is no big surprise. The Michigan Democrat dug himself into a deep political hole and and couldn't climb out of it. Mr. Stupak repeatedly vowed that he would never vote for government-funded abortion. When he sold out that principle, the whole country - including his vast rural district - knew he singlehandedly pushed Obamacare over the top for passage. Mr. Stupak first claimed he wasn't violating his pro-life pledge because of an executive order President Obama said he'd sign to maintain the Hyde Amendment, which forbids public funding when...
  • Stupak's Final Retreat

    04/09/2010 6:36:13 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies · 723+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 9, 2010 | Editorial staff
    After selling out, Rep. Bart Stupak is walking out. The Michigan Democrat who tried to pass himself off as pro-life announced Friday that he no longer seeks re-election. It's understandable that Mr. Stupak is unwilling to face voters in his working-class Upper Peninsula district after casting a decisive vote in favor of a nationalized health care plan that would allow, with the stroke of the president's pen, millions of abortions at public expense. Many other Democrats have called it quits. Mr. Stupak is the 12th of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's disciples to announce retirement. In the upper chamber, Sens. Ted...
  • First Stupak, Now Dawn Johnsen….Gone! One Good Friday

    04/09/2010 5:48:22 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies · 593+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-09-10 | Curt
    Gotta love how they schedule this stuff for the Friday memory hole but either way, it's been a good day. Stupek learned how a betrayal and a vote can cost you, and now the far left moonbats are crying over Dawn Johnsen withdrawing her nomination for the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel: The withdrawal represents a major blow to progressive groups and civil liberties advocates who had pushed for Johnsen to take over the post previously held by, among others, John Yoo, the author of the infamous torture memos under George W. Bush. Why did she bolt? ...the votes,...