Archive for March 21, 2010

…than a weekday vote. A large amount of the public were able to see what happened and had the time to see the online reaction of pro-life group etc and the rather incredible statement by Stupak.

It will be very hard to spin what people saw with their own eyes. A really foolish move politically.

This fall it isn’t going to be close.

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At the moment 22 democrats have voted no, I suspect the speaker will allow at least 33 to do so, keeping at least 5 in reserve.

The reason why they wouldn’t allow a roll call is it makes it harder to give Democrats the “fishbait” option.

Update: They Yea’s are up to 200 watch the Nay vote on the Dem side go up one at a time as they fight over who gets to have cover.

Update 209-196 16 dems left they must really be fighting for the privilege to pretend that they opposed this bill.

Update 2 219 votes, so that no one democrat can be blamed. I guess I won’t be working for a while. Technically the Stupak 6 make the difference.

Update 3 Stupak is now claiming that the Stupak amendment doesn’t protect life. Is claiming that Democrats have ensured that the sanctity of life is protected. Apparently when you choose to go for the big lie you go all in. That line about the democrats being the protectors of life is going to haunt Mr. Stupak for the rest of his political life. The ad writes itself.

The Camp of the Saints had this to say about Bart Stupak:

Representative Bart Stupak Is A Cheap Crack Whore

Well according to this link from Glenn I guess we can pull the “Cheap” line out:

U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Menominee) announced three airports in northern Michigan have received grants totaling $726,409 for airport maintenance and improvements. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration.

It’s amazing what a few hundred thousand dollars will do to a person’s convictions.

Update: Michelle picks up the Susan B Anthony story.

You are going to hear a lot of that name in the near future. Bart Stupak’s opponent for congress is picking up facebook friends like Movie producers pick up aspiring starlets.

I can almost guarantee that he will be raking in the money and will suddenly be put in a position to make a race of it.

Mr. Stupak did this to himself, if Mr. Dan Benishek becomes a congressman he should send an engraved thank you to both Mr. Stupak and President Obama.

Mr. Stupak made the mistake of becoming the face of “principled” opposition. His volte face combined with the Youtube revelation has been the gift for the radical left, it has focused anger on him.

Not the wisest move in the world.

Update: And it keeps coming

Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund President Marjorie Dannenfelser said the group was revoking its “Defender of Life” award to Stupak, which was to be awarded at its Wednesday night gala.

“We were planning to honor Congressman Stupak for his efforts to keep abortion-funding out of health care reform. We will no longer be doing so,” Dannenfelser said. “Let me be clear: any representative, including Rep. Stupak, who votes for this health care bill can no longer call themselves ‘pro-life.'”

You know in an internet age when people have credit cards, it is likely not a good idea to enrage a group of people at a time when they are most motivated to do something about it. Everything costs something.

Update 2: The text of the statement is here.