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By jenkuz, Section News
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 bill would not be passed without "his" amendment, banning the use of federal funds for abortions. His constituency, and many social conservatives throughout the nation thought that Stupak was going to stop Obamacare. After watching Bart at town halls and on tv and radio, I knew he was not going to vote against Obamacare. He said so at a Cheboygan Town Hall, and took a position of high morality on abortion against the likes of Pelosi and Obama. He ended up getting a useless executive order which meant nothing from the most pro-abortion President this nation has ever seen.
So it really becomes too much when Fred Upton, a fellow Michigander and fellow Republican continues to use the words, "Stupak language," and "Stupak amendment."
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By Corinthian Scales, Section Multimedia
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Very well done and very powerful.
From Sarah Palin's facebook today:
There's a lot of talk about the race in Michigan's 1st Congressional District. Dr. Dan Benishek is the kind of commonsense voice we need in Washington to replace the retiring Bart Stupak. As a physician, he understands why Obamacare must be repealed and replaced with true health care reform. Dan is determined to work to get our country's fiscal house in order. As a self-described "hunter and fisherman and proud member of the NRA," he's great for Michigan 1st District, which like Alaska, is home to outdoor enthusiasts who love their hunting and fishing. Please visit Dan's website at www.benishekforcongress.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
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Joel Sheltrown has decided he will not seek the first congressional seat. The current report from the Ivory Tower offers his given explanation:
He didn't mention the real reason.
He didn't mention He would be fighting a machine that already has the financing available, and the right connections. Political insiders suggest it was the realization that Gary McDowell, current State Rep from Rudyard is Stupak's hand picked successor, and will likely receive support from team Stupak, and the Michigan Democrat Party. With rumors of more than $2 million in that war chest, it would be a formidable task to go against it.
But for the moment.. let that sink in.. "Hand picked successor.."
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Today Bart Stupak did a call in to WTCM in Traverse City for a Ron Jolly interview. I imagine he will get to repeat himself many times today, but in the face of the duplicitous outward statements in the run up to the health care vote he has to some degree painted himself into a corner, and came off sounding like Tiger Woods avoiding an explanation of why he cheated on his wife.
Ultimately the truth be told, it was as he said in the August town hall, he was going to vote for this no matter what. Weren't you Mr. Stupak?
Mr. Stupak will not acknowledge the conflict of his "pro-life position" with the contradictory vote his record will carry forward. Insisting that President Bush signed an executive order banning embryonic stem cell funding by government and it carried the same weight as Obama's exec order.
"Take a look at what Bush signed.. its no different"
Actually Bart? IT is quite a bit different. Given that president Bush did not want the funding to exist, he signed into law to protect life as long as he was able. He did not have the favor of a legislative act in front of him, and felt he needed to do something. He stood up for something he believed in. And guess what? Your guy, Barack Obama rescinded the order upon taking office.
There is more.. below the fold.
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Interesting, from The Corner blog, National Review Online:
Will Stupak Be Silenced by Executive Order? [Daniel Foster]
Although, an executive order promising that the law will not fund abortions from the most pro-abortion President this country has ever seen is kind of laughable.
If Stupak is promised this by Obama, it would be both incredible and unbelievable at the same time.
But it would give Stupak the conscience to vote for the bill, even though he is relying on a man with no conscience.
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Last night it was announced that Bart Stupak will hold a press conference today at 11 am to talk about the abortion language in the health care bill.
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28Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. 29They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them. - Romans 1 (NIV)These Democrats have truly given themselves over to a depraved mind. They are in actuality inventing ways of doing evil, trying to force We the People to pay for outright murder of the innocent under the force of the state. How ghoulish, how evil is it to put a price tag on a baby yet to be born and use that tag to promote killing that child? Snuffing out a life for potential fiscal solvency of a system to take over 1/6th of the US economy even though Congress has no constitutional authority to do so. This account by MI US Rep. Bart Stupak (D) is just sickening. Our country is being run by a kakistocracy. Truly. From the Corner at NRO via memeorandum: `They Just Want This Over'
Sitting in an airport, on his way home to Michigan, Rep. Bart Stupak, a pro-life Democrat, is chagrined. "They're ignoring me," he says, in a phone interview with National Review Online. "That's their strategy now. The House Democratic leaders think they have the votes to pass the Senate's health-care bill without us. At this point, there is no doubt that they've been able to peel off one or two of my twelve. And even if they don't have the votes, it's been made clear to us that they won't insert our language on the abortion issue."Stupak points out that unions are putting pressure on him and his pro-life Democrat colleagues. Unions. What happened to the days when unions were about collective bargaining and bennies? What are they doing pushing abortion? Later in the NRO article though, are these very revealing statement about where Democrats really are in their thinking, such as it is:
..."If you pass the Stupak amendment, more children will be born, and therefore it will cost us millions more. That's one of the arguments I've been hearing," Stupak says. "Money is their hang-up. Is this how we now value life in America? If money is the issue -- come on, we can find room in the budget. This is life we're talking about."More below the fold...
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