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Bart Stupak announces he will not run for re-election

April 9, 2010

  Chalk up another victory for the Tea Party protesters because today Bart Stupak is set to announce he will “retire” at the end of his term.

  He can claim all he wants that this decision was not based on his healthcare reform vote, but we all know that this is simply not true. He has been facing enormous scrutiny, not only from his constituents but from citizens all around the country, and there is no way that this scrutiny did not play a role in his decision. Hopefully Bart Stupak’s conscience played a role in his decision to “retire” as well.

  Bart Stupak is the man who handed over the final votes needed to pass healthcare reform and he did it for a promise from the president that federal funding would not be used for abortions, and possibly in return for airport grant money. The president did deliver on the promise, but it is a promise that can be changed at any time, meanwhile Michigan will be able to keep the blood money that Bart Stupak’s deal brought in.

  This could be the biggest name yet to fall victim to the movement that was laughed at just one short year ago, but this won’t be the last one to fall– in November we are coming for the rest of you.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 9, 2010 12:59 pm

    Another RAT exiting the ship that he helped to sink…


  2. Deb permalink
    April 9, 2010 6:45 pm

    He is doing what is best for himself and his family, you heard him, the travel wore him out. He is giving the impression of no longer (if ever) wanting to do what he believes is best for the country. Now I am wondering if he really ever was convicted in his pro-life stance. Did he jump under the bus?


    • April 9, 2010 9:31 pm

      I am not so sure he was committed to being pro-life at all, I think that he just saw an opportunity to make a name for himself and he did. He just didn’t think the backlash would be this harsh.


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