March 10, 2010
Youve gotta love Bart Stupak, the brave Democrat from Michigan who is standing athwart the Obama-Abortion-Care Juggernaut, yelling, Stop!
Here are some choice quotes (to use a pun) from Representative Stupak from a recent interview with the Weekly Standard:
When the reporter mentioned speculation that Stupak was ready to cave and vote for a health care bill that would force taxpayers to fund abortion, his response was clear: "Obviously they dont know me," he said. If I didnt cave in November, why would I do it now after all the crap Ive been through?"
President Obamas attempt to get Stupaks vote is both ridiculous and revealing: Apparently the President invited Stupak to the Russian opera last week. (This is reminiscent of candidate Nelson Rockefeller at the working mans bar ordering beers all around and a Courvoisier for himself.) The Weekly Standard writes: Asked if he was a big fan of the opera, Stupak, who represents a district encompassing the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, laughed and said: No, Im not a fan of opera, especially not Russian opera because I wouldn't understand a thing.
Stupak isnt afraid to call out his own Party, saying that White House officials are "trying to get face time with members to convince them to vote for a bill that no one has seen in writing."