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  • Four Years Later, Stupak Does Not Regret Voting for Obamacare

    03/21/2014 5:28:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/21/14 | Melanie Hunter
    <p>“No, I don’t regret the vote. I’m proud of the vote. I always felt that health care should be a right, not a privilege in this country - one of the reasons why I ran for Congress. I’m glad to have helped accomplish that goal,” Stupak said.</p>
  • Why some Catholics think Obama is master of deception

    12/31/2013 8:55:55 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-30-13 | Ashley McGuire
    It was the 2013 Politifact "Lie of the Year," our president's now infamous line: "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it." Now all Americans are realizing what Catholics have known from the beginning: President Barack Obama is a master of deception. Lest people forget, passage of the Affordable Care Act happened in part because Obama struck a deal with a single Catholic holdout: Bart Stupak, D-Michigan. Stupak agreed to vote for the bill in exchange for an executive order protecting conscience rights and preserving the Hyde Amendment's ban on the use of federal funds for abortion....
  • How Obamacare Will Subsidize Abortion

    09/26/2013 11:46:57 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 10 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Sept 25, 2013 | Chuck Donovan
    With all the attention focused on Ted Cruz’s attempt to defund Obamacare in the continuing resolution, some of the law’s parade of horribles are momentarily out of view. Come October 1, those horribles will resume their onward march as the law’s impact on subsidizing elective abortion will begin to become clearer. One area that deserves special scrutiny is the feature known as Multi-State Plans (MSPs). This provision of Obamacare represented a partial victory for progressive forces who favored a national, single-payer system. In its place they accepted a category of health-insurance plans managed by the Office of Personnel Management under...
  • Pro-Life Dems Are Like Stalker ex-Boyfriends

    09/05/2012 8:29:21 AM PDT · by marcbold · 14 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 9/5/2012 | Patrick Archbold
    Make no mistake, the meeting of pro-life Democrats was only near the Democrat National Convention and not at it. A group of pro-life Democrats gathered in a hotel near the convention the way that a teenage boy stalks the house of the girl who dumped him, with love unrequited. This year not a single pro-life Democrat was allowed to speak at the convention, a convention that adopted the most radical pro-abortion plank possible while at the same time expunging any mention of God. I think God is happy that at least they have stopped pretending. But the pro-lifers in the...
  • Let Lying Dogs Sleep

    02/13/2012 8:47:11 AM PST · by bigbob · 8 replies
    Dr. Tims Moment of Clarity ^ | 2-13-12 | Dr. Tim Nerenz
    Do you remember Michigan Congressman Bart Stupak? He was the rarest of rare birds, a pro-life, pro-gun Democrat who had the stones to stage a Custer’s last stand against the Pelosi/Obama health care bill in 2009. And for his trouble, former-Congressman Stupak got himself Custered. He objected to language in the Patient Protection and Affordability Act – ObamaCare – that would permit abortion funding and force religious charities to fund contraceptive services in contradiction to their beliefs. Nancy Pelosi refused to amend the bill’s language to explicitly ban abortion funding and to protect the freedom of religious charities from government...
  • Calling Bart Stupak (Judas Iscariot gone MIA)

    02/06/2012 11:13:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | February 6, 2012 | Benjamin Zycher
    Remember Congressman Bart Stupak? He of the staunch pro-life persuasion, who nonetheless gave the Obama administration an out in 2010 with his willingness to provide the final votes in the House to push Obamacare over the top? He exchanged those votes for an executive order—that from the very beginning obviously was going to be thrown in the figurative dumpster as soon as doing so proved convenient for Mr. Obama—to the effect that no taxpayer dollars or individual premiums were to be used for abortion services. In the wake of the administration’s decision to force Catholic and other institutions to cover...
  • Bart Stupak ‘accosted’ in airports one year after healthcare reform

    03/24/2011 11:11:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/24/11 | Madeleine Joelson
    One year later, former Congressman Bart Stupak is still feeling the effects of the critical role he played in healthcare reform. In an interview with ‘The Atlantic,’ Stupak said he still gets “accosted” by angry citizens. Stupak, a pro-life Democrat from Michigan who led early opposition to the Healthcare Reform Bill based on its abortion language, eventually reached a compromise with the White House that garnered pro-life support and led to the bill’s passage. “Someone will come out and just bitch me out,” said Stupak, who received a death threat the day after Obama signed the bill into law. “It’s...
  • Fred Upton, Enough is Enough

    01/03/2011 4:30:08 AM PST · by jenk · 7 replies ^ | 1/2/11 | Jennifer Kuznicki
    After spending a good part of last year blogging for the man who would take the First District of Michigan away from liberal Bart Stupak, and put it back into the hands of mainstream conservatism, I take serious umbrage at the use of the words, "Stupak amendment" and "Stupak language." Bart Stupak was not a conservative Democrat, nor was he a "blue dog." His "Stupak amendment" was actually the "Stupak/Pitts amendment," and it became known as the "Stupak amendment" only because he was on television and radio constantly for a month prior to the vote on Obamacare saying that the...
  • The Stupak Lesson

    12/29/2010 9:49:38 AM PST · by jenk · 22 replies · 2+ views ^ | 12/29/10 | Jennifer Kuznicki
    First off, I'd like to open with a joke. Bart Stupak is going to be teaching at Harvard.Side-splitter. Bart Stupak is pleased that he has retired from Congress and insists that he has done the right thing in voting for Obamacare. He made it clear during the fight between him, his constituents and the nation that he would not allow the healthcare bill to pass with federal funding of abortion. During March of this year, he was on television and radio daily assuring everyone in the nation that the final passage of "health care for all" would not contain the...
  • Bart Stupak's Seat Goes to Pro-Life GOP Physician

    11/03/2010 4:02:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/3/10 | Peter J. Smith
    LANSING, Michigan, November 2, 2010 ( – Pro-life physician Dan Benishek (R) has seized the seat of retiring U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak, beating out his pro-life Democrat challenger.With 80 percent of precincts reporting, Benishek has taken 51 percent of the vote over Gary McDowell’s (D) 47 percent in Michigan’s 1st District.Stupak announced his retirement from Congress a month after exchanging his vote for the national health care reform law for an executive order from President Barack Obama that purports to ensure that public funds will not be used to subsidize abortion.Stupak’s deal with the president outraged most pro-life groups,...
  • The Stupak 11 - Did we get rid of ALL of them? (VANITY)

    11/03/2010 7:58:05 AM PDT · by Slump Tester · 15 replies
    Found with Google ^ | 11-03-10 | Self
  • Benishek's home town paper endorses him.

    10/30/2010 6:12:21 AM PDT · by jenk · 5 replies
    Iron Mountain Daily News ^ | 10/28/10 | Editor
    This is a critical election in our nation's history. It is an election that could re-shuffle the leadership and power in not only Washington, D.C., but also across the entire country, including Michigan. The 1st Congressional District is a true battleground in this power struggle, and how we vote could very well chart the course of the country for the next two years. We believe Benishek best reflects our region's hopes and aspirations, and for that reason we urge readers to remember his name when voting Tuesday.
  • Benishek for Michigan's 1st Congressional District

    10/30/2010 5:29:17 AM PDT · by jenk · 2 replies
    Alpena News ^ | 10/29/10 | Editor
    While Benishek comes to this position with no political experience, we believe that is more a positive than a negative, and reflects the mood of the electorate across the district. What he lacks in political savvy, he seems to have with common sense. We particularly appreciate the conservative fiscal values he has promoted throughout this campaign. Over the past 31 years the 1st Congressional District has had only two congressmen. Republican Bob Davis served the district for 14 years from 1979-1993, and Democrat Bart Stupak has been there ever since. Benishek has promised that if elected, he will not continue...
  • Benishek the right man

    10/30/2010 4:39:06 AM PDT · by jenk · 5 replies
    Mining Gazette ^ | 10/29/10 | Mining Gazette Editor
    Michigan's 1st Congressional District - the second largest district in land mass east of the Mississippi River - is unique in its conservative traditions and strong family values. Not surprisingly then, the two main party candidates for this position both display those roots in portions of their platforms. However, when one examines more closely where their history has led them, and where their dreams are pointing them, we believe GOP candidate Dan Benishek is the right man to represent our interests in Congress for the next two years. Our district has suffered dramatically from the effects of the economic recession....
  • Dr. Dan Benishek Discusses Economic and Government Reform

    10/29/2010 6:32:30 AM PDT · by jenk · 7 replies
    The Alpena News ^ | 10/29/10 | Erika Fifelski
    "I want to devote some of my time so my grandchildren will have a decent country to grow up in," he said. Some of the main issues Benishek said he wants to address during his time in office involve the federal and state budgets. "My job when I get to Washington as I see it is to cut government spending, cut taxes and ease regulations so businesses can start getting back into business," Benishek said. Because the government has spent money outside of its means for so long, Benishek said the country's economy is "in the basement." For every dollar...
  • Pro-Life, Pro-ObamaCare Dems Fight For Survival In Midterms

    10/28/2010 10:27:30 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 17 replies
    Eight months after a dozen or so pro-life House Democrats struck a deal with party leadership to pass President Obama's health care bill about half of the group looks unlikely to survive the election. [snip] The ObamaCare vote is clearly a drag on the "Stupak Democrats" ....That's bad news for lawmakers like Pennsylvania Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper. Her spokeswoman, Marie Francis, says abortion is a major issue in the district. "This is an area where people believe in life. They are overwhelmingly pro-life," Francis said. The freshman Democrat trails Republican Mike Kelly, 44%-37%... Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn., a long-time abortion opponent,...
  • Dan Benishek: Of The People, By The People

    10/26/2010 6:24:42 PM PDT · by jenk · 4 replies
    RedState ^ | 10/26/10 | Lori Ziganto
    Ad at RedState by Ben Howe We are getting down to the wire here and a candidate who can win needs our help. Dan Benishek is running in MI-1 for the seat that Bart Stupak is vacating. Y’all remember Bart Stupak, right? The man who proved that the myth of the Pro-Life Democrat is just that; a myth. He disgustingly sold out the unborn, after promising not to, and voted for Obamacare. Then bravely ran away, in the form of retirement. Dan Benishek is the man that can, and should, replace the cowardly Stupak. He has a money bomb going...
  • Stupak: Yes, there’s nothing to stop Obama from rescinding Executive Order (Repost)

    10/20/2010 3:56:45 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 8 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Mar 22, 2010 | unknown
    At the end of the day he’s a dirtbag and a Democrat. His can lay his principals down at the toss of a coin. If he really believe abortion was that important he would have stood firm. Instead he hides under a piece of paper that happens to be transparent. He is right about one thing, he has said multiple times that the wanted to vote for this bill. At least he was true to being a sell out.
  • GOP tries to seize opportunity with Stupak gone (Benishek - Michigan's 1st District House seat)

    10/17/2010 4:48:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/17/10 | JOHN FLESHER
    GOP tries to seize opportunity with Stupak goneBy JOHN FLESHER The Associated Press updated 10/17/2010 1:00:53 PM ET CHEBOYGAN, Mich. — Tea party activists rejoiced when Rep. Bart Stupak decided against seeking re-election after helping rescue President Barack Obama's health care plan. Now one of their own hopes to exact the ultimate revenge by winning Stupak's seat. Michigan vast 1st District, which reaches across 600 miles of woodsy northlands, is usually an afterthought on the national political scene. But with the seat open for the first time in 18 years and control of the House at stake, Democrats and Republicans...
  • Tea Party Express IV Tour to Roar Across America! (Liberty At the Ballot Box)

    09/22/2010 10:47:27 AM PDT · by Syncro · 19 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | September 22, 2010 | Levi Russel
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2010CONTACT: Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or via email at: Tea Party Express IV Tour to Roar Across America Announcement of Final Tea Party Express Tour of 2010 on Monday The Tea Party Express (website: will make a major announcement on Monday, September 27th, outlining plans for the final Tea Party Express tour of 2010:  Tea Party Express IV: Liberty At the Ballot Box. The Tea Party Express launched its first tour August 25, 2009 that ended in the massive "March on D.C." that drew over 1 million participants.Tea Party Express II: Countdown to Judgment Day was launched...