Friday, April 09, 2010

Gone, Baby, Gone!

Representative Bart Stupak has announced his retirement. The Michigan Democrat, I'm sure you remember, betrayed his pro-life views and the pro-life community in his desperation to vote for Obamacare. Stupak claimed his decision had nothing to do with anger over that betrayal. Instead, Stupak said that he's retiring because he's tired and wants to spend more time with his family. Yeah, right.

Stupak is the first in what will be a long line of post-Obamacare casualties. The American people, including those in Stupak's district, don't want the Dems' kind of health care "reform". They hate the way it was shoved down their throats by arrogant, we-know-what's-best-for-you politicians. And pro-lifers are NOT fooled by the executive order (EO) Stupak got from Obama in exchange for his vote. They know that said EO is just a fig leaf to give Stupak cover; it has no real teeth. And they are angry.

Stupak retired because he saw the writing on the wall. He wanted to avoid a humiliating defeat in November, a defeat that would be all he had to show for betraying his principles to support Obama and Obamacare. It's a bit frustrating that Stupak cheated his constiuents out of the joy of voting him out of his job. It would've been great to see his declining fortunes splashed across national tv on election night. Still, Stupak has gotten his just desserts. The voters didn't get to deliver the coup de grace but they, along with the majority of Americans, can cheerfully say of the Michigan traitor, "Gone, baby, gone!"

7 comments:

wiseconservatism.com said...

Amen to that my friend. GONE BABY GONE is right. Stupak said it wasn't because of the Tea Partiers that he has decided on his resignation, but what else could it be? He knows that he won't get re-elected. So, to save face, he retired. How appropriate. I still think the people got their vote. He is leaving. Hooray for the electorate when it is active like now.

Skunkfeathers said...

November is going to be a ballot-bloody debacle for libtards, and one that they brought upon themselves.

Tom's Place said...

Stupak sold out his principles just like any other politician. For shame...

JMK said...

Polls showed that Stupak, who once had over 60% support in his district, now had barely above 30% and trailed all his potential rivals badly.

The "writing was on the wall," he had no chance to win.

Skunkfeathers said...

You could say, fittingly, that he "aborted" his credibility ;)

JMK said...

"You could say, fittingly, that he "aborted" his credibility ;) (SF)


Yes....you certainly COULD say that!

mccommas said...

'I am quitting Congress today but its not because I am going to get kicked out on my rear if I did run'.

Right....

JMK --- I like how you put that.