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  • Mary Sue 8:08 AM on 04/09/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Stupak Retiring 

    CBS is reporting the breaking news of the day. Press conference at 12:30:

    Stupak negotiated with Democratic leaders down to the eleventh hour for stricter abortion language in the health care bill, but he ultimately voted for it after President Obama agreed to sign an executive order assuring the new laws will keep taxpayer dollars from funding abortions.

    That prompted the conservative Tea Party Express to launch a $250,000 ad campaign against Stupak this week. The group also scheduled a handful of stops on its bus tour in Stupak’s district.

    On the left, the abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America has been working to defeat Stupak and instead elect his Democratic primary challenger Connie Saltonstall.

    That will be a tough seat for Democrats to fill at this point. I hope Stupak has plenty of time to reflect and that vote and the pre-born lives he sold out for health care.

     
    • No Sheeples Here 10:20 AM on 04/09/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I can’t wait to see what’s up his sleeve now. We need to watch his actions following his announcement. He’s not leaving without something from this Trojan Horse Administration to make it worth his while.

      • Quite Rightly 4:10 PM on 04/09/2010 Permalink | Reply

        I was thinking the same thing. There will be a lot of eyes following the progress of the slime trail, no doubt.

  • Mary Sue 8:17 PM on 03/23/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Guess What Wasn’t Signed Today? 

    Remember that Executive Order intended to give Bart Stupak enormous peace of mind that no Federal funding would be used to pay for abortions? Darn it all, they must have run out of ink in the 22 pens used to sign the bill. Don’t you worry though, they will get around to signing it “soon.”

    A White House official told Fox, Obama will not sign the Executive Order Tuesday and has set no specific date to do so. Stupak predicted Obama would sign the order later this week. The White House said only that Obama would sign the order “soon.”

    Perhaps Bart Stupak didn’t have an extra “Bic” pen on hand to sign the most important document since the Emancipation Proclamation:

    Stupak released a statement today defending the as-yet-unsigned executive order, placing it on a list of other significant orders that included Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and Harry Truman’s 1948 order desegregating the U.S. armed forces.

    “Throughout history, Executive Orders have been an important means of implementing public policy,” Stupak said in a statement. “The most famous Executive Order was the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Lincoln in 1863.”

    A document that important and nobody had a spare pen, what a shame.

    More at Memeorandum and Carol’s Closet . Thanks to The Daley Gator for linking.

     
    • backyardconservative 8:54 PM on 03/23/2010 Permalink | Reply

      This speaks for itself, doesn’t it.

      Since Rep. Stupak is referencing LIncoln, let’s just say you can fool at least one person all of the time.

    • fuzislippers 5:37 AM on 03/24/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, if he ever gets around to it, it’ll be signed behind closed doors, the favorite place of this unprecedented and historically transparent president.

    • Agnes B. Bullock 11:52 AM on 03/24/2010 Permalink | Reply

      It will NEVER be signed- we will just be told that it has been.

      • Yukio Ngaby 1:02 PM on 03/24/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Obama will get around tosigning it becuase it is WORTHLESS. An executive order does not supercede a federal law. All a pro-abortion group would have to do is file a suit and the exec. order would be overruled.

        The exec. order was a ploy to allow Stupak to vote yes. As Jill pointed out, Stupak wanted to vote for the bill and needed an out for his anti-abortion constituency. Obama gave him one while sacrificing a little cred for pro-abortion groups. It was all nothing more than a matter of political cost/benefit.

    • Jill 1:48 PM on 03/24/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yep, no cameras for this signing. WaPo:
      “There will be no glaring lights or TV cameras when President Obama signs an executive order this afternoon affirming the continuing ban on federal funding for abortion. No East Room speeches. Not even a photo op handshake.”

  • nosheepleshere 7:21 AM on 03/22/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Stupak Covered In Shame 

    Instapundit and Ace of Spades are both reporting that Bart Stupak (D-MI) changed his vote on healthcare reform from No to Yes for a paltry $726,409.  Stupak’s office announced that three airports received grants from the FAA for maintenance and improvements on three airports in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

    Stupak, who had been a thorn in the side of Demonrats who were hell-bent to get ObamaCare passed, proclaimed ad nauseum that he would cast a No vote, crumpled under the arm-twisting and empty promises of Fearless Reader.

    The lives of as yet unborn children have been traded for $726,409.  Stupak defended his cowardice by saying that an Executive Order issued by Fearless Reader gave impetus to his change of heart.

    Those familiar with the text and intent of the bill say the order offers no interpretation or action beyond what the Senate version of the bill already does.

    Stupak may have changed his mind but his soul was sold to the most pro-abortion president in this nation’s history.  I hope you’re happy little man.  Get ready to pack up your office.  And don’t forget to take the jacket you’ve got hanging on the back of your office door.

    Michelle Malkin is reporting that Stupak is being stripped of his “Defender of Life” Award.  The Susan B. Anthony List announced their decision in this statement:

    “Let me be clear: any representative, including Rep. Stupak, who votes for this healthcare bill can no longer call themselves ‘pro-life.’ The Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund will not endorse, or support in any capacity, any Member of Congress who votes for this bill in any future election. Now through Election Day 2010, these representatives will learn that votes have consequences. The SBA List Candidate Fund will work tirelessly to help defeat Members who support this legislation and make sure their constituents know exactly how they voted. We will actively seek out true pro-life candidates to oppose Members who vote ‘yes’ on this bill, whether it be in general or primary elections. For these Members, it will be a quick downhill slide to defeat in November.”

    See what others are saying about Stupak’s turncoat cowardice at Memeorandum.

    Read more at No Sheeples Here.

     
    • Agnes Bullock 8:16 AM on 03/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

      You are assuming that Stupak Iscariot had a soul in the first place!!!!! Party over principle, ALWAYS, for the party of death. The D after his name assured his vote, period. Remember, his “amendment” only was offered to provide cover for the Party of Death last November- there was NEVER anuy douibt he would cave.

    • Jill 8:21 AM on 03/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

      May God have mercy on his soul, and the souls of his fellow betrayers.

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