Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I wonder about Stupak...

I don't mean to start rumors. I have no facts to back this up, and unless someone comes out and says it, I can probably never prove it. But I have to ask the logical question:

Was Stupak given an offer he couldn't refuse?

And yes, I mean it that way. More than one comment came out about the fact that his wife was getting harassing calls at their home. The man who brokered the deal with Bart Stupak is a former lobbyist connected with Planned Parenthood (I'll get the link). This administration is known for its Chicago-thug tactics, its association with ACORN (and we've seen what its employees have no scruples about doing), and its commitment to dividing and conquering any pro-life opposition.

Stupak couldn't have been stupid enough to think that the pro-choice president who overturned the Mexico City policy on his first day in office by Executive Order (thereby allowing taxpayer funds to pay for abortions overseas) would keep his promise to prevent taxpayer funds to pay for abortions domestically. Was this just offered as cover?

Just wondering. And I'd love to hear how I'm a crackpot for asking. But I bet you've wondered, too.


Dawn said...

I don't think we'll ever know what happened with that. It's just sad all the way around.

LarryD said...

Mike - this might explain it - and notice the date on which this announcement was made.

Mike in CT said...


I'd heard about that, but I just don't want to believe that someone who had stood so adamently caved for so little.

My wife also heard a theory that the whole Stupak coalition was a ruse to focus opposition to the pro-life efforts and distract away from the socialist takeover that this legislation represents.

Either way, I have to think that something sinister, and not just cowardice, is at play.

LarryD said...

Well, given his statements during deliberation prior to the vote, I have to think his adamant stand was all a ploy. I don't want to think that, but it certainly seems that way.