Kudos to Tea Party for Bagging Bart Stupak!
By John W. Lillpop
Barack Obama’s illegitimate signature on the health care scam has barely had time to dry and already one of the Democrats that supported it is seeking political asylum.
In a huge, if belated, victory for America, the unborn, and Republicans everywhere, Tea Party activists have forced Bart Stupak to seek refuge behind the “want to spend more time with my family” canard.
As reported at politico.com, in part (1):
“Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), who played a central role in the health reform fight as the leader of anti-abortion Democrats, announced Friday afternoon that he will not run for reelection, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family. Without Stupak on the ballot, the seat becomes an immediate pickup opportunity for Republicans.
At a press conference in his home district this afternoon, Stupak attributed the exertion of traveling back and forth from Washington to his sprawling Upper Peninsula district as a primary reason for his retirement but also said that he had completed much of what he aimed to do in Congress.
‘I’ve accomplished what I want to do. Either I run again and I’d be there forever or it’s time for me to make the break; it’s time for me to move on,’ Stupak said.
But Republicans immediately attributed Stupak's decision to step down as a direct consequence of his health care vote.
‘After selling his soul to Nancy Pelosi, it appears that Bart Stupak finally found the courage to tell her no,’ said Ken Spain, communications director of the National Republican Congressional Committee. ‘The political fallout over the Democrats’ government takeover of health care has put the political careers of many Democrats in jeopardy, thanks in part to Stupak’s decision to abandon his alleged pro-life principles."
Indeed, the real reason behind Stupak’s exit has little or nothing to do with his family. In fact, his resignation is a direct result of pressure brought to bear by Tea party activists who were waging a vigorous campaign to send Stupak packing, on an involuntary basis that is.
Way to go Tea Party!
Another 240 moon bats in the House and 30 or so in the Senate to go, and America will once again be in the hands of real Americans!
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/35585.html#ixzz0kdQeizOB
Posted by John W Lillpop at 1:16 PM