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What we all now know: Bart Stupak is a two-faced weasel

posted at 6:30 pm on March 22, 2010 by

It seems obvious now, in retrospect, that Bart Stupak would sell us all out on Obamacare. What Democrat doesn’t? It looks like Stupak was just pulling a Nelson — pretending to hold out on principle, when all he really wanted was his own Cornhusker Kickback. And he got over $700k for three airports in his district for his cooperation. Whaddya know? But let’s not forget that less than 48 hours ago, he was looking like he’d be the savior of the nation. He looked like he was our last chance, our best hope, for stopping this thing. We all got fooled.

But even now, he’s making himself out to be an even bigger weasel than we originally thought. It’s as if he’s trying to win the “I have absolutely no shame” award. How so? Watch this video from Jim Hoft, where Stupak slams Republicans… for pushing the Stupak amendment.

What’s especially outrageous is that he acts as if its the Democrats who are somehow protecting life. They’re doing this, of course, by increasing federal funding for abortion. You figure that one out — how it is that Republicans trying to push Stupak’s own amendment are the ones who aren’t pro-life, and abortion-happy Democrats are. The so-called “pro-life” Democrats just voted to nationalize abortion… because apparently, it isn’t federally funded enough already. With liberals and feminists, it isn’t good enough that abortions are merely legal — women should be able to have their abortions for “free”, funded by taxpayers. Stupak pretended to be pro-life while it seemed advantageous to be, and then sold out at the slightest nod in his direction. It makes no logical sense whatsoever, and it isn’t supposed to. My guess is that Stupak is probably hoping that no one is paying very close attention. It’s idiotic.

Does Bart Stupak know it’s going to cost him his seat this November? If he didn’t yesterday, he surely does now. The two-faced weasel’s days in Congress are limited, and for what? What did he really gain? Bart Stupak sold out all of the principles he supposedly had, and in the process, gained absolutely nothing. If it wasn’t so infuriating, it would be pitiable.

Cross-posted from Cassy’s blog. Stop by for more original commentary, or follow her on Twitter!

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I think at this point it’s clear that both he and Nelson really wanted the bill to pass, but they were looking for air cover for voting on it. Recall that Stupak threatened to not vote for the initial House bill, but caved when his amendment passed…

In both cases, it’s appeared that the plan to CYA will likely end up in that same tail getting whipped come election time. I’m sure his high-paying lobbying job will only be a salve.

jdfister on March 22, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Maybe they offered him a better job? Helping to re-organize ACORN perhaps?

jeanie on March 22, 2010 at 7:41 PM

What a foul disgusting man person weasel. If I saw him in person I would spit on him. This odious b##tard must be defeated in Nov.

WarEagle01 on March 22, 2010 at 8:41 PM

Stupak is the wrong target…. The citizens that have voted him into office are responsible….. they are responsible for the congressional votes coming from the First District.

If they send him back to office after his performance these last few months, then the only conclusion can be is that they approved of his behavior.

RaisinsofWrath on March 22, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Their jobs are the least of what every last pompous swine who voted for this monstrosity deserve to lose.

Cylor on March 22, 2010 at 9:31 PM

The part that makes him most foolish is that had he stuck to his guns and led even half of the Stupak Dozen to vote no, killing this thing would have made him a national hero– to donkeys and elephants alike– and he could have easily switched parties and won reelection.

He’s going to be one of the most hated politicians of our decade for what he’s done, and from all appearances, it seems to be that he thought he was acting out of self-preservation.

His stupidity is obscene.

RachDubya on March 22, 2010 at 9:43 PM

He makes a weasel look good.

Vote early, vote often……

Robert17 on March 23, 2010 at 9:57 AM

In retrospect? I was strongly criticized in certain circles for daring to believe Stupak would fold – his eventual impersonation of a directors’ chair was utterly predictable.

Stupak is an utterly pitiful person, unable to see when the times have changed, clinging to what he thought was his security – his ability to claim that he brought home the bacon, his claim that he *tried* to keep the bill from funding abortion – not recognizing that the voters are paying attention this year.

Stupak misjudged the situation badly, and it will cost all of us. I see no reason it shouldn’t cost him, but I also see no way it could cost him *enough*.


acat on March 23, 2010 at 2:22 PM