Heh: Obama hasn’t signed Stupak’s executive order on abortion yet; Update: Will sign tomorrow

posted at 8:51 pm on March 23, 2010 by Allahpundit

Our rooting interest here is that The One double-crosses him and doesn’t sign it at all, right? In theory, it’s a dilemma because conservatives want whatever meager protection for the unborn that Obama’s willing to give. But if you believe that the executive order’s a purely symbolic gesture that’s worth nothing in practice, then who cares if he signs it or not? Better that he doesn’t sign it, in fact, and proves once for and all to the suckers in the Democratic pro-life caucus just what an ignoble sellout Stupak’s deal turned out to be.

Not that they’d care.

President Obama signed the Senate health care bill into law Tuesday. He did not sign the executive order on abortion negotiated with Michigan Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak in an 11th-hour arrangement that may well have saved the entire health care reform effort.

A White House official told Fox, Obama will not sign the Executive Order Tuesday and has set no specific date to do so. Stupak predicted Obama would sign the order later this week. The White House said only that Obama would sign the order “soon.”

In two celebratory speeches Tuesday – one at the bill’s signing, the other at the Interior Department with health care advocates – Obama said nothing about the abortion issue or the executive order…

“Throughout history, Executive Orders have been an important means of implementing public policy,” Stupak said in a statement. “The most famous Executive Order was the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Lincoln in 1863.”

He’ll sign it, I’m sure. It’ll pain him to do so, but so total and sudden a betrayal would it be that it’d actually damage him within his own caucus. The president’s word has to mean something, at least for a few months until everyone forgets about this and he can quietly rescind the order; if it doesn’t, there’s no reason for any Democrat to make a deal with him on any future bill. I do think it’s humiliating for Stupak, though — and gratifyingly so — that Obama wouldn’t so much as sign the order today. No one expects him to talk it up at the big ceremony lest it offend the Lords of Abortion in attendance, but there’s no reason he couldn’t have taken care of it afterwards in his office. If NARAL can cope with it being signed tomorrow, they could have coped with it being signed today. Consider this just another small piece of evidence that William McGurn’s right and that the pro-life wing of the Democratic Party is now, for all intents and purposes, finished.

Via Johnny Dollar, here’s Andrew Napolitano yesterday reminding Fox’s audience that the deal that saved ObamaCare is worth squat. Although I should actually call it the deal which we thought saved ObamaCare: Stupak’s now going around telling people that it doesn’t matter that he caved because Pelosi had enough votes anyway. In which case, why didn’t you just walk away and vote no, dummy?

Update: As predicted, he can’t stab Stupak in the back. Yet. Tomorrow’s the day.


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An EO is listed in the Federal Register. What I don’t know is if an EO is rescinded how is that archived. Another EO rescinding the previous EO?

http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/executive-orders/disposition.html

momoftxmomof3 on March 23, 2010 at 10:45 PM

Stupak is as Stupak does.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on March 23, 2010 at 9:29 PM

THREAD WINNER!!!

Khun Joe on March 23, 2010 at 10:45 PM

Odd thing is, Ann wasn’t banned, but over a dozen threads, including hers with the two F Bombs were deleted.

OmahaConservative on March 23, 2010 at 10:44 PM

Interesting. Maybe she got a sternly worded e-mail from Allah. I have received such and am still here.

Fighton03 on March 23, 2010 at 10:46 PM

Odd thing is, Ann wasn’t banned, but over a dozen threads posts quoting her F U, including hers with the two F Bombs were deleted.

OmahaConservative on March 23, 2010 at 10:44 PM

OmahaConservative on March 23, 2010 at 10:46 PM

Fighton03 on March 23, 2010 at 10:46 PM

Yep, me too. I jumbled up the word women hate most to reference Nazi Pelosi, and AP threatened me with the hammer.

OmahaConservative on March 23, 2010 at 10:48 PM

Some here have speculated that AnninCA is Allah in pseudonym-drag to drive up hits/traffic.

OmahaConservative on March 23, 2010 at 10:51 PM

Curse you and your sudden but inevitable betrayal! –Wash

(That must have been said by now, but I didn’t see it…)

Tanya on March 23, 2010 at 10:53 PM

OmahaConservative on March 23, 2010 at 10:51 PM

eh..could be. Doesn’t bother me though. “Her” opinions are rather shallow and easily disposed of, and if the increase in hit count drags new people here, maybe they can be educated.

Fighton03 on March 23, 2010 at 10:53 PM

Yep, me too. I jumbled up the word women hate most to reference Nazi Pelosi, and AP threatened me with the hammer.

OmahaConservative on March 23, 2010 at 10:48 PM

mine involved what is exposed when a person raises their chin to look down their nose at you….unfortunately that person was the precedent. Eh, I didn’t mean it in a specific way so and apologized. I will be careful in the future. After that chuckles johnson thing I understand a bit of hyper sensitivity.

Fighton03 on March 23, 2010 at 10:56 PM

OT: ping canopfor

Lancemen:Pierre Trudeau,that reminds me when his wife
ran off with the Rolling Stones,haha!:)

canopfor on March 23, 2010 at 9:46 PM

canopfor,

Speaking of PET, once a long, long time ago, in an exploration camp far, far up in northern Canada, I had dinner with PET and his wife. It was, em-m-m-m… interesting. I still have some pictures of the official visit.

Yoop on March 23, 2010 at 10:57 PM

There is still time NOT to sign the Executive Order…

That would be known as an “okeydoke”… or is it a “bamboozle”?

A little help, please!

Khun Joe on March 23, 2010 at 11:02 PM

A little help, please!

Khun Joe on March 23, 2010 at 11:02 PM

Now I think THAT would be called a Stupak….

Fighton03 on March 23, 2010 at 11:05 PM

or….maybe tomorrow…or…maybe the next day…

belad on March 23, 2010 at 11:11 PM

belad on March 23, 2010 at 11:11 PM

a Domani…..

Fighton03 on March 23, 2010 at 11:20 PM

Yeah know what burns me…That scum has his deal on Friday and let this ride until the 11th hour on sunday.
May he enjoy doing nothing when he is voted out.

Gracelynn on March 23, 2010 at 11:30 PM

OmahaConservative on March 23, 2010 at 10:35 PM

Thanks for the info and the verbiage :)
(I went off to read other news and just came back)

journeyintothewhirlwind on March 23, 2010 at 11:42 PM

Take this poll – no e-mail requested.

Schadenfreude on March 24, 2010 at 12:23 AM

Some here have speculated that AnninCA is Allah in pseudonym-drag to drive up hits/traffic.

OmahaConservative on March 23, 2010 at 10:51 PM

Exactly the reason why I rarely engage the trolls. I don’t visit the leftist rag sites. I have enough to do in helping fellow conservatives. I do not need the ignorant hostility.

csdeven on March 24, 2010 at 12:43 AM

“A big [expletive] deal”

J_Crater on March 24, 2010 at 12:53 AM

Stupak suckered the pro-Life movement from the get go, getting the full spotlight and prayers from various religious groups as he vowed to defend the sanctitiy of blah blah blah

Now the video surfaces of The Stoop explaining he intended to vote for Healthcare regardless of pro Life merit

Had Stupak underplayed his hand, merely acting weepy and sad for the unborn, while explaining otherwise millions of prepubescent mothers would die without Healthcare Nationalization, he could have retained his pro-Life badge.

However, he played his moment in the sun for all it was worth, while his appearances were used as a diversionary tactic by the left, as pro-Life supporters invested all their chips in a snake who had no intention of following through.

Stupak gave himself the leadership role in the pro-Life opposition and did a good job of pretending to act.

Clever, if I do say myself.

entagor on March 24, 2010 at 3:47 AM

This is not rocket science.

As soon as Obama signs the Executive Order, it is subject to Judicial review.

Does he want to be slammed by temporary members of Congress, or the Supreme Court?

The ‘weasel way’ would be to sign it after changing the language.

percysunshine on March 24, 2010 at 7:15 AM

There is still time NOT to sign the Executive Order…

That would be known as an “okeydoke”… or is it a “bamboozle”?

A little help, please!

Khun Joe on March 23, 2010 at 11:02 PM

I think that maneuver is called the “Hope-a-dope”.

NavyspyII on March 24, 2010 at 8:48 AM

Stupak got airport grant money. It was never about abortion with him or any of his group. It’s always about money and power and re-election. When Zero signs the EO, someone should sue. We cannot allow him to govern by edict any more than he already has.

Kissmygrits on March 24, 2010 at 9:34 AM

Stupak and Quisling. Two surnames that have become or will become verbs or nouns in English lexicon. At least, in the case of Quisling, those who survived his treason condemned him with voices that were vibrant and alive. There will be no survivors of Stupak’s treason. Their voices are permanently silenced…and all for a few pieces of silver.

sdd on March 24, 2010 at 10:22 AM

It is now “tomorrow”, let’s see him sign it…

right2bright on March 24, 2010 at 10:46 AM

An EO can not trump law.

Dasher on March 24, 2010 at 12:09 PM

Life imitates art.

Stupak reenacted the pivotal (poorly written) scene from “Star Wars, Episode III” …
“What have I done … My Master”

J_Crater on March 24, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Sorry, but all this focus on poor Stupak truly does miss the larger point, and it’s this: this particular abortion battle was ours to lose, and we lost it. Why? Consider that word. Consider it in its raw, brutal, recondite, interrogative harshness. Why? is a damned good question.

bifidis on March 24, 2010 at 9:38 PM

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