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4/9/2010

Breaking: Stupak to Spend More Time With His Family

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:32 am



In other words, he’s retiring.

Let’s not call it a retirement, Bart. You’re fired!

Michigan Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak will not seek reelection this fall, a decision that comes hard on his front-and-center (and controversial) role in the recent passage of President Barack Obama’s health-care legislation.

Stupak is expected to formalize it at a press conference at 12:30 pm in Marquette, Mich.

Sources familiar with Stupak’s thinking describe him as exhausted and burned out from the long fight over health care in which he emerged as the leading voice of pro-life Democrats wary about the possibility that the legislation would allow federal funds to be spent on abortions.

ObamaCare is going to do wonders for the Democrats in 2010, isn’t it?

29 Responses to “Breaking: Stupak to Spend More Time With His Family”

  1. This guy wanted to make it all about Stupak. And found out that makes everyone hate him. Good riddance.

    imdw (5f60be)

  2. Bart’s done very well for himself.He was originally a sheriff fro the Menominee ( top of the lower peninsula area). I believe his wife has the job now,And,I remember him whenever I send a potential accutane pt. to the psychologist,before starting the meds.Costs someone an extra $250 or so to cover my rear.
    I think that was his previous big accomplishment.Still,if one assumes 20 K new accutane pts time 500 bucks wasted on nonsense for each patient, Bart’s responsible for $10 million /yr of useless med care.

    corwin (dfaf29)

  3. Obama’s promise for a so called executive order was an attempt to give Stupak and his group some political cover for voting for the Obamacare.

    No one really bought it, not even Stupak.

    Alta Bob (e8af2b)

  4. Politically his name was Bart Stupid.

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  5. All of that preening and soul-searching posing gone to waste. ’tis a pity…

    GeneralMalaise (268cf5)

  6. Ever notice the costs that so many people pay for the hubris of POTUS?

    Plenty of room under that bus.

    I think that Patterico ought to post a list. It would be a long one.

    Also, imdw is off his meds again.

    Eric Blair (c8876d)

  7. Really when is he ever on them, how can you tell?

    ian cormac (22d531)

  8. Comment by Eric Blair — 4/9/2010 @ 7:54 am

    Yes, the constant feeding of The Messiah’s ego is turning out to be quite an expensive proposition. But we had many indications of that even before the election.

    no one you know (196ed7)

  9. The question is, when will the wheels fall off this bus? Far too many are still feeding the ego. And far too many believe the Feds are trying to help them.

    Corwin (ea9428)

  10. The Democrats have to be hoping that generic “new” Democrats can do better than high-profile-target “old” Democrats.

    Kevin Murphy (5ae73e)

  11. We should not forget Stupak as it will be interesting to see what administration job he is given as a reward for screwing us all.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  12. Perhaps the administration made his resignation part of the condition for whatever threat they made to force him to vote for the bill.

    Sabba Hillel (dd522e)

  13. 1.This guy wanted to make it all about Stupak. And found out that makes everyone hate him. Good riddance. – Comment by imdw

    Does imdw mean by “this guy” Stupak? If so, I think it might be a reasonable view. Somehow Stupak got into the middle of the fray in a conspicuous way, I assume with his own cooperation, and it backfired big time, unless he got the deal he wanted. Who knows, once you speculate on second, third, and forth level motivations/aims it is just a mess of guessing.

    11.We should not forget Stupak as it will be interesting to see what administration job he is given as a reward for screwing us all. – Comment by Mike K

    Didn’t Coburn (I think) promise to fight every such appointment. As is possible, I guess, since the one will be helping employment with his own crony protection program of appointments that need no Congressional approval; now it becomes clear just what jobs that stimulus package money is supposed to go for.

    I imagine the thinking is that it looks better politically if people slink off into the sunset and let a newbie take their chances at getting elected rather than face the combined wrath of general anti-incumbant feeling along with the targetted anti-health care betrayal. I hope that backfires, too.

    MD in Philly (ddde18)

  14. Well he heard his voters scream out “Dive Dive Dive” and he knew he was goin’ down in this election. And I expect that the Dems have a replacement “innocent” candidate, pure as the driven snow, who never ever heard of Obamacare.
    That’s just the guy to run for Stupak’s vacant seat.

    Mike Myers (3c9845)

  15. “11.We should not forget Stupak as it will be interesting to see what administration job he is given as a reward for screwing us all”

    Stupak took on the admin and lost. They don’t reward people who lose like that. What’s the phrase y’all like? “under the bus”?

    [note: fished from spam filter. –Stashiu]

    imdw (a82328)

  16. Oh, what a GREAT day for America!

    A whore, liar and scumbag has resigned from Congress obstensibly to “spend more time with the family” but the real reason is because he knows he will slaughtered if he runs. Please cue my forefinger and thumb playing my heart bleeds for you, little man.

    Too bad, so sad. Can’t come too fast for me. He is a lying hypocrite with a yellow stripe down his back that he can own the rest of his life.

    THANK YOU, God.

    Charlotte (dad663)

  17. Too bad he couldn’t have lost the election but he’s never had a close race since his first election.

    I hope the Democrats waste a lot of money running a liberal pro-choice candidate and Obama goes up there to campaign for them. And then lets watch the Republican win by 20%.

    MU789 (00e597)

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  19. Mike K’s comment is dead on. What did Obama promise Stupak for his deed? Let’s keep an eye on Stupak and see what happens.

    Metallica (bb58d8)

  20. Like Mike K, I’m also curious where unflinching Democrats like Stupak end up. If this is any indication, not in Congress.

    DRJ (daa62a)

  21. Stupak took on the admin and lost.

    Yes, no doubt Brave Sir Robin always intended to fight the good fight, fighting bravely with his tail tucked firmly between his legs from the outset.

    This was nothing but a huge con, and only hacky asshats like yourself would actually deem it otherwise.

    Dmac (21311c)

  22. “This was nothing but a huge con, and only hacky asshats like yourself would actually deem it otherwise.”

    He did make clear he wanted the bill to pass. That may be why he lost. But then again he was also making clear that he didn’t understand the bill. So that maybe made it hard to negotiate with him. I guess he couldn’t game out what an ass he was setting himself up to be, demanding changes that would not be made.

    imdw (4fe3dc)

  23. “…But then again he was also making clear that he didn’t understand the bill….”

    Oh, that’s right. I forgot: Pee-Wee does understand the bill. Splitting atoms..with his mind!

    Such a poseur.

    Eric Blair (c8876d)

  24. More unintentional humor:

    “…I guess he couldn’t game out what an ass he was setting himself up to be..”

    But it doesn’t stop old imdw.

    Eric Blair (c8876d)

  25. “Oh, that’s right. I forgot: Pee-Wee does understand the bill. Splitting atoms..with his mind!”

    You’d think that the guy would be able to figure out the language on his pet issue. But I think he was just looking for a “stand” to make.

    imdw (d3ef34)

  26. Well, #25 just reinforces #24.

    Eric Blair (c8876d)

  27. But I think he was just looking for a “stand” to make.

    No, he was waiting for his big payoff, which we’ll learn all about within the next few months. Just about everyone was bought off for their support, and he was smart enough to keep the ruse going until he got what he wanted. Just like the Cornhusker Kickback and the Skanky Ho in Louisiana.

    Dmac (21311c)

  28. “Just like the Cornhusker Kickback and the Skanky Ho in Louisiana.”

    It’s almost as if you didn’t follow what happened.

    imdw (603c39)

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