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:
This video came to my attention far too late (again, I posted it last night, but feel it necessary to repost); it is of him back in October last year announcing, basically, that he would vote in favor of the bill, even if it didn’t contain his pro-life provisions:
While this was available all along, Stupak clearly was hoping we wouldn’t know about it and continue to believe his lies when he insisted that he’d not be satisfied with anything less than the provision he’d been able to wrangle into the House bill last November. He made no attempt to correct those who vaunted him as a hero for the unborn and for that he deserves our scorn and definitely to be removed from office this November.
And now there’s this: It’s a press release from Stupak this weekend bragging that he’d secured three-quarters of a million dollars (cheap, considering the kick-backs and bribes some of his not-as-principled colleageus were able to bleed from Obama and his congressional enablers) to enhance some crappy little airports in his district. I’ll leave it to you to make your own conclusions about the ethics of this.
Bottom line: I apologize for not knowing about this video and allowing myself to be fooled by this charlatan. Perhaps I was just hoping for an honest voice from a Democrat. I clearly see that I need to be more discerning in the future when I hear the term “pro-life Democrat”.
-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from TML)