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    Rep. Bart Stupak to retire, putting seat in play

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    By: Mike Allen and Josh Kraushaar
    April 9, 2010 08:47 AM EDT

    Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), who had a central role in the health reform fight as the leader of anti-abortion Democrats, plans to announce Friday that he will not run for reelection, a Democratic official said. Without Stupak on the ballot, the seat becomes an immediate pickup opportunity for Republicans.
    "Now with health care done, he’s retiring," a friend said. "He has thought about retiring for the last three cycles, but was always talked into staying: to elect John Kerry to help end the war, to elect a Democratic majority to get health care done."
    President Barack Obama called Stupak on Wednesday and asked him not to retire. Stupak, 58, also resisted entreaties from Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), the dean of the Wolverine State delegation.
    Republicans immediately attributed Stupak's decision to step down as a direct consequence of his health care vote.
    “After selling his soul to Nancy Pelosi, it appears that Bart Stupak finally found the courage to tell her no," said National Republican Congressional Committee communications director Ken Spain. "The political fallout over the Democrats’ government takeover of healthcare has put the political careers of many Democrats in jeopardy thanks in-part to Stupak’s decision to abandon his alleged pro-life principles."
    This spineless idiot voted for this POS and is now running from the scene. There are few words and none that wouldn't break a rule to describe this SOB.
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    Re: Rep. Bart Stupak to retire, putting seat in play

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    This spineless idiot voted for this POS and is now running from the scene. There are few words and none that wouldn't break a rule to describe this SOB.
    then it's agreed. he is dispised from both sides now
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    Re: Rep. Bart Stupak to retire, putting seat in play

    Couldn't have said it better myself. The man's an idiot and will probably be seen as such for his last actions in office. Stupak is best viewed by me as this politial cartoon illustrates. Congress is better off without him.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Rep. Bart Stupak to retire, putting seat in play

    LOL

    All the Dems are hard to find these days, eh? All basking on a beach somewhere, avoiding their districts like bubonic plague.

    Vote-and-run should be forever be referred to as "pulling a Stupak."

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    Looks like the libs around here are doing the same. :
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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    Re: Rep. Bart Stupak to retire, putting seat in play

    I realized I did an action that is going to ruin any chances I ever have for reelection so now I'm going to retire and act like this was long something I considered.

    :roll;

    Well, at least he saw the writing on the wall.

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    Re: Rep. Bart Stupak to retire, putting seat in play

    Good riddance to more trash.
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    Re: Rep. Bart Stupak to retire, putting seat in play

    Seeing as how he only is in hot water because of his abortion stance in the first place, I'm surprised that liberals aren't thrilled to see him go. Stupak is a hard place place. Conservatives don't like him for voting for the bill at the last second, while liberals don't like that his abortion views nearly sank it.

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    Re: Rep. Bart Stupak to retire, putting seat in play

    but he got his EXECUTIVE ORDER!

    he was the BIG WINNER!

    LOL!

    the meaning of suckerpunch stupak's swan song is---no more bluedog dems, no room in the PARTY OF PELOSI/OBAMA for LIFE

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    live with it, love it, it's yours

    party on, progressives

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    Re: Rep. Bart Stupak to retire, putting seat in play

    What a **** ing lying piece of sh it.

    In his speech he went over Obamas talking points about health care and all of it was lies.

    He said TODAY kids will be covered.

    TODAY you cannot lose your health care

    TODAY pre-existing condition will be covered.

    All lies. In 4 years maybe but not TODAY.

    He went on to say he considered retiring a few terms back but he kept going to get health care passed so he had no intention ever of voting against it. It was the only reason, according to him, why he stayed a congressman.


    After that he went on to say he is a former police officer and then it all made sense. Police officers are professional liars so he was at home saying whatever he needed to to get what he wanted.

    Good riddence and I hope a Republican fills his seat.

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