"Kettle, Thou Art Black!" Pronounces Bart "The Pot" Stupak

The question is, why is he still carrying the water. Didn’t he get whatever it was he was going to get out of the deal?
I do hope that Mr. Stupak is at least finding it difficult not to intone the words of Lando Calrissian at his disatisfaction over Imperial treatment, “This deal is getting worse all the time.”

But you know, we really don’t want him to go away angry.

We just want him to go away….

Complete story here:

Salient part (emphasis mine) here:

Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), who initially raised the hopes of pro-life Americans when he took a stand against abortion coverage in the Democrats’ health care bill, also posted a message Wednesday, rejecting claims that Pennsylvania’s high-risk insurance pools would allow for federal funding of abortion:

“This is the latest example of some right to life groups politicizing life issues in an effort to undermine health care reform,” Stupak said. “The President’s Executive Order makes clear that federal funds may not be used for abortion under the Affordable Care Act – including the (high-risk) insurance pools currently being implemented in Pennsylvania and states across the country.

Stupak noted that in accordance with President Obama’s Executive Order, the Department of Health and Human Services has told states that federal funds provided under the new health care law may not be used to fund abortion. “HHS has reiterated this policy in response to the current accusations from the National Right to Life Committee,” Stupak said.

“While these recycled scare tactics may make for good headlines, we should not lose sight of the fact that tens of thousands of individuals across the nation who have been denied coverage by health insurance companies due to pre-existing conditions will for the first time have access to affordable health insurance. We need to take a whole life approach to health care which looks out for those who are out of the womb as well as those in the womb,” Stupak concluded.

Stupak, who first insisted that pro-life protections be included in the Democrats’ health care bill, ended up voting for a bill that did not include such protections. The Stupak-Pitts Amendment — which was dropped from the final legislation — would have banned federal funds from subsidizing abortion or insurance plans that cover abortion.

In an attempt to quell the outrage of pro-lifers that taxpayer dollars might be used to pay for abortion, President Obama signed an Executive Order on March 24, 2010, “to ensure that Federal funds are not used for abortion services.”

The president’s Executive Order did not satisfy pro-life groups, however. In fact, as the pro-life Family Research Council noted, the “uselessness” of the executive order was one of the few things that FRC and Planned Parenthood agreed on during the health care debate.


  1. Jonathan Webb says

    While this was going on I had hope for a minute that he was sincere. But, either he buckled, or was cynical from the beginning. The Democrat Party is the Satan party as far as I'm concerned.

    Not that Republicans are much better.

  2. Anonymous says

    Thanks for removing Mel Gibson.

  3. Jonathan Webb says

    I actually removed it only temporarily for revisions. Do you want me to refrain from posting it again? If so, what can I expect in return?

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