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Tag: healthcare bill
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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