Obamacare, Another One Bites the Dust: US Rep (D-MI) Bart Stupak Retiring After 18 Years in Congress
ANOTHER DEMOCRAT BITES THE DUST AT THE HANDS OF OBAMACARE!!!
BYE, BYE BART …
Good Riddance … US Representative Bart Stupak will be retiring from Congress. Stupak who turned on the rights of the unborn in his Judas vote for Obamacare will be stepping down. The announcement is supposed to come
So the Tea Party is just a fringe movement, eh? The Power of the Tea Party. Do not let anyone tell you, even Stupak, that the Tea party did not have an influence in Stupak’s retirement. The Tea Party represents “We the People.” They are a representative symbol of the discontent in America with politicians.
Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak of Michigan tells The Associated Press he’ll retire from Congress rather than seek a 10th term this year.
Stupak has drawn stinging criticism from opponents of the recently enacted health care overhaul after leading a bloc of anti-abortion Democrats whose last-minute support was crucial to its approval by the House.
The Tea Party Express is calling for his defeat at rallies in his sprawling northern Michigan district this week.
Tea Party Express Bus tour rolls into Stupak’s district, pledging to avenge health care vote. I think it worked, much to the denial of Stupak. Although, the Democrats today seem to be in denial of much these days.
Between Barack Obama and the Tea Party movement … how many Democrats will meet their political demise come 2010 and 2012?
Posted April 9, 2010 by Scared Monkeys
2010 Elections, 2012 Elections, Barack Obama, Government, House Elections, Obamacare, Obamanation, Politics | 20 comments
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Bye, bye Bart!!!
It’s a beautiful thing.
“Stupak who turned on the rights of the unborn in his Judas vote for Obamacare will be stepping down.”
It looks like ObamaCare has flat lined Stupak’s career. The first of many casualties yet to come!
Let’s keep our eyes and ears open to track
all these politicians who have sold out the
middle class and see what kind of payback
job is waiting for them down the road. They
must be expecting something for themselves.
na na na na …. na na na na na …. heeeyyy goodbye….
stupak will suspiciously land a cush job in the
obama posse lineupas a thug in training.
Sold his soul for ten pieces of silver.
Many of these wonderful politicians who are voting ‘their own
hearts’ are not voting with the will of We the People.
Wonder what philosophy they have ‘in their own hearts’?
Freedom along with Faith, Hope, and Charity emanates
from Christian Philosophy, which ironically is the foundation
of our Constitution.
We all know Stupack, will be behind the scenes, a wonderful income and retirement thanks to the taxpayers, Stupack how does it feel to sell our your people, good riddens. May your promised pot of gold turn to conterfit us dollrs.
Again I say, no such thing as a pro-life democrat.
How much was his kickback for changing his vote ??? Must of been pretty BIG to retire !!!
#7 – “Faith, Hope, and Charity emanates
from Christian Philosophy, which ironically is the foundation of our Constitution.”
Really? Christian Philosophy is the foundation of the Constitution? Care to back that up?
I will leave you with this tidbit written by President John Adams in 1797:
Treaty of Tripoli, Article 11. “As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.”
Doesn’t get any clearer than that now does it #7. Care to refute John Adams?
#7 – I don’t mean to be flippant…it just facinates me when people state that Christain philosophy is somehow a foundation of the Constitution when that is completely and utterly false. Several of the founding fathers were deists, as deism was a growing trend in the time period leading up to the revolution.
Thomas Jefferson: “I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition (Christianity) one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.”
James Madison: “Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise.”
John Adams: “This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it.”
Thomas Paine: “I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any Church that I know of. My own mind is my own Church. Each of those churches accuse the other of unbelief; and for my own part, I disbelieve them all.”
All these founding fathers were not simply fighting against the tyranny of one religion, rather against all.
The key members in writing the Constitution were Deists and not Christian, who disliked organized religion, thus you can give no defendable reason as to why they would base the Constitution on the Christian bible and/or faith. Also, there is absolutely no mention whatsoever to any deity or religious icon or belief whatsoever in the Constitution.
In fact #7, the only mention of religion in the Constitution, other than the 1st Amendment (which was added later under the Bill of Rights), is in article 6, section 3 and says: “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”
Facsinating how one could think otherwise #7.
#12– I’m going to go out on a limb here regardless of getting lambasted and agree with your post #12. Everything you stated in it is actual and true, IMO.
For once, you actually were able to demonstrate your point eloquently using valid examples and quotations from past leaders in American History that are legitimate and tie directly into the subject matter.
So it proves that you can be eloquent as opposed to ignorant by name calling and belittling others and their beliefs while still sticking to your own. Amazing. Didn’t know you had it in you.
Quite frankly I am stunned that you were actually able to do this. Good job.
Regardless of my post in #13- I forgot to add that I am not disappointed, however that Stupak bit the dust. Obamacare sucks. There will be more havoc for the Dem party come mid-term elections.
What #12 posted about religion in our Constitution I believe was true as stated above.
Stupak was a JUDAS. There is no way he could justify his selling of his soul and the rights of the lives of the unborn by what he did in voting for Obamacare and thinking that a promise of a Presidential Executive Order would trump law.
If that were the case we would not have a Representative Democracy, it would be a Dictatorship.
He sold his soul to Obamacare and should be considered at POS for the rest of his life. He had no other choice but to retire. The people who thought he cared about the unborn would never let him forget this.
It really does show that there is no such thing as a pro-life Democrat. After all, the party platform is for abortion and against anyone that would dare weaken Roe v. Wade.
Get your facts straight. John Adams was President when the Treaty of Tripoli was signed, but the treaty itself was written in Arabic and then, according to many sources, poorly translated into English. There is also much to indicate that Article 11 wasn’t even in the treaty but added later.
Is Adams possibly guilty of signing something he didn’t read or totally understand? Possibly, but to use the Treaty as a indication as a measure of his religious barometer is ludicrous.
Read primary sources, such as his personal letters, and you will see that he was a believer in God. This is an excerpt of one who wrote to Thomas Jefferson in 1813.
“Now I will avow, that I then believed, and now believe, that those general Principles of Christianity,
are as eternal and immutable, as the Existence and Attributes of God; and that those Principles of Liberty,
are as unalterable as human Nature and our terrestrial, mundane System. I could therefore safely say,
consistently with all my then and present Information, that I believed they would never make Discoveries
in contradiction to these general Principles. In favour of these general Principles in Phylosophy,
Religion and Government, I could fill Sheets of quotations from Frederick of Prussia, from Hume,
Gibbon, Bolingbroke, Reausseau and Voltaire, as well as Neuton and Locke: not to mention thousands of
Divines and Philosophers of inferiour Fame.”
Nun~did anyone ever say that John Adams didn’t believe in God? I don’t think anyone here believes he was an Atheist.
Just the beginning. The first domino has fallen.
Yo Yo (#11) used the text from Treaty of Tripoli to imply that Adams was not a Chritian. My observation was that her quote was not even written by Adams so it certainly can not be used to justify her position on Christianity within the Constitution and Founding Fathers.
#19- Be that as it may— I am going to agree with #18- Nurturer and state the obvious. This really is just the beginning and the first domino has fallen.
If there is one thing I cannot stand—that is someone who is a WAFFLER and does not stand by and stand up for what they believe in. No matter what side you are on—you are either for something or against it in principle. While I have been known over time to change my views upon getting enlightened or receiving more education about something—once enlightened—then I go to bat backed with my new beliefs and understanding.
Anyone who changes views simply to appeal to the masses or ride a current trend or wave has the spine of a jellyfish. When you sell out or sell your soul—-there is no redeeming yourself on that specific issue, IMO. Stupak did just that, so good riddance!