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Stupak Would Vote For HC With Abortion

A reminder from the archives of YouTube:

Representative Bart Stupak was asked at a town-hall meeting held in Cheboygan Michigan on October 23, 2009, that if his attempts to get public funding for abortion removed from the health care bill were unsuccessful, would he would still vote for the bill. His answer was:

“If I had a chance to vote my conscience I probably would not. I probably would still vote for the health care bill at the end of the day.”

Mr. Stupak went on to say:

“If everything I want [is] in the final bill, I like everything in the bill except you have public funding for abortion, and we had a chance to run our amendment and we lost. OK, I voted my conscience, stayed true to my principles, stayed true to the beliefs of this district, could I vote for healthcare? Yes I still could.”

Other excerpts:

Stupak: “Let’s say we get 217, and we lose, would I vote against health care? If I had the chance to vote my conscience on it, I probably would not. I probably would still vote for the Health Care Bill at the end of the day.”

Man: “Um, I guess it still bothers me that at the end of the day, yes you would have said your voice, but the one more voice would be that vote…even though I didn’t get what I wanted, I still am going to still vote in favor of tax-payer funded abortions.”

Stupak: “But, isn’t that the way our country works?”

Further along, Mr. Stupak says:

Stupak: “I don’t want to see abortion in there, and I got to get a chance to vote on that somewhere along this process. But that doesn’t mean, and if I lose that vote, that doesn’t mean I vote against the whole bill.”

Man: “It doesn’t.”

Stupak: “No.”

The lesson once again is, put not your faith in Princes.

Or ‘Blue Dog’ Democrats.

By the way, Mr. Stupak has a town hall scheduled in Tawas tonight.

It has been announced that video or audio recording will not be allowed.

(Thanks to Jen Kuznicki for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, March 8th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Stupak Would Vote For HC With Abortion”

  1. David says:

    What a shocker, a democrat who refuses to take a stand on principle. Fundamental to liberalism is the belief that there is no concrete right and wrong. How could a moral relativist ever stand for anything consistently?

    On a side, I think things are shaping up that every democrat is going to try and paint themselves as one of these “heroic” (MSM) blue dogs in this next election.

  2. JohnMG says:

    So it boils down to political theatre after all. Any person with a shred of decency and self-worth, be they Democrat of Republican, could not in good conscience vote to re-elect Stupak or anyone like him.

    A person either has principles which won’t be compromised or they don’t. After making a statement(s) such as (those) recorded above, how could anyone ever believe any pronouncement (by Stupak or his ilk) from that point forward with any degree of confidence?

    Stupak has revealed himself to be an unabashed liar and an opportunist of the highest order.

  3. canary says:

    Stupak has a very guilty conscience to try an enforce no audio or video at a public town hall meeting. The Man upstairs hears and sees.

  4. AcornsRNuts says:

    “If I had a chance to vote my conscience I probably would not. I probably would still vote for the health care bill at the end of the day.”

    This would seem utterly ridiculous until you consider that democraps have no conscience to start with.

  5. Right of the People says:

    That vote my conscience crap is the same line the cowards in the legislature up here in the Peoples Republic used when they voted for “civil unions” back in ’98 that allowed gays to “marry” in a civil union even though the majority of about 95% told them we didn’t want them.

    The next year we the people voted our conscience and removed about 80% of the maggots that voted for this crap. These sleezeballs need to take notice, what goes around, comes around.

  6. mr_bill says:

    Can we please put this moderate democrat myth to rest now? A liberal is a liberal is a liberal and blue dog democrats are liberals, period.

  7. Reality Bytes says:

    I thought Stupak was a dead rapper. Then again, I have trouble figuring out how Warrent Buffett made all that money on just one hit song.

    (how’s my impersonation of a liberal’s prejudiced view of a conservative American?)

  8. Tater Salad says:

    If insurance companies are so damned criminal, why are we going to be fined if we don’t buy insurance from them?

    By the way Mr. Stupak. Michiganders are watching you very closely on your vote and any “side deals” like the Ben Nelson & Mary Landrieu got. If you flip-flop…..you are gone next election. That is a pormise!

  9. AcornsRNutz says:

    This whole stupak thing breaks down as follows:

    Dems/Obama steamroll these huge piles of unaccounted for money in anticipation of having to buy the votes for their insane and dangerous legislation (cap and trade, healthcare, etc). Smelling this, a smart and opportunistic dem (stupak) realizes that by claiming his bone of contention is a Republican/conservative issue, he can cause that much furor by standing firm against it, when in reality it is a play for a huge payout for his vote. He has the dems in a corner with this one and knows it, but he also knows the bribe will come in time. This is why he is hinting that he will eventually vote for this debacle, which has been his plan all along. Call my a cynic, I bet my last obamabuck that I am right.

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