I expressed my disappointment yesterday immediately after Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Kerioth) announced that he’d been satisfied by a promise made on some piece of paper by the most pro-abortion president we’ve ever had—a president, one of whose first acts after being inaugurated was to repeal the Mexico City Policy which had restricted our funds for overseas abortions—that is overruled by the same legislation he would later vote for (and about which he had written a letter to Sen Ben Nelson (D-His Own World) expressing how it wasn’t good enough for him—at the time).
I was very disappointed at the time and said so. I classified Stupak as having been the dupe of the president and Nancy Pelosi. I gave him the benefit of the doubt but pondered how he could be so gullible. Since then however, I have become much more educated on Congressman Stupak’s history, and feel I formally owe our readers an apology. (I had issued this as an update to the original post, but I feel so betrayed that I feel the need to make a seperate post here, the original having been buried in the tons of writing Dan and I have done last night and today.)
Bart Stupak betrayed me, all pro-life Americans, and frankly the entire Nation. Not simply because he voted in favor of this assault on our Constitution and our liberties (he joins 218 of his disrespectful friends in this alone). No, he lied to us this entire time. We all knew he was in favor of the Stalinization of Health Care Act of 2010, but we had been led to believe, based on his genuine-seeming demeanor and earnest-sounding words that this whole thing was eating him up inside.
As I reflected that nobody could be so credulous, or frankly, so stupid as to fall for Obama’s latest lie, I concluded that he must not be that stupid after all, and that he knows well that this is an empty promise from someone who doesn’t mean it and who can rescind it at any time. This led to further consideration of the character of Stupak. If, as all evidence shows, he knows that this is no way of stopping taxpayer-funded abortion, it calls into question not only his dedication to the unborn in the first place, but also the contemptible nature of the charade he acted out over the past several months. Stupak made himself the poster-boy of principled dissent, standing athwart Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Infanticide Cabal, even to the point that he tortured himself by opposing a piece of legislation that he fundamentally wanted to see passed lest it fund abortions with taxpayer dollars. But we were had. Comes the evidence: