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Tag: Bart Stupak
Bart Stupak was likely the deciding factor in the passage of Obamacare.
Remember this, and the fact that the entire mess we are facing is due to his coalition backing the ACA at a point where it was vulnerable for being recognized as a tool for the baby killers. As a pro-life congressman, he was snookered. Fooled like anyone who capitulates with even a single aspect of the worst legislation that has ever emanated from Washington DC.
And now even while our state senate legislative body considers falling into their own version of bait and switch, there are some on the other side who want a better chance at retaking the governor's seat; and planting the once fooled representative from the UP into it.
"His pals complained that the apparent anointed one, former Congressman Mark Schauer, was not catching fire and that Gov. Rick Snyder might beat this guy. They told Mr. Stupak he was their guy."Wet wood, huh?
Folks, we must remember that memories are short. Stupak would beat Snyder based on that very fact. And the fact he has indicated a non-interest in running? Consider it a courtesy for the time being. This is what the literary world calls 'foreshadowing'.
All the more reason to support a gubernatorial primary challenge on the Republican side.
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By JGillman, Section News
Reposted from MTTM - I am honored .. I guess? ~ jg
In an unexpected move, Former Congressman Bart Stupak has endorsed across the aisle, and named Jason Gillman the man to beat for the governorship of Michigan.
Speculation ended only yesterday, when the 1st district Democrat declared that he would rather run against fellow first district citizen, businessman, and author Jason Gillman, for Governor of Michigan, than he would against the current incumbent Rick Snyder. "My goal is to win back the state for Democrats, and I think I could actually beat Gillman," Stupak said. "And anyhow who is that guy?"
Stupak's campaign manager Dennis Lennox was hired by the former trooper and legislator after it was determined that he was personally responsible for a long string of Republican losses. Lennox reportedly said "What can I say? Its not everyone who has such consistent results," and when questioned about his last paying job, he simply replied "please talk to my attorney."
Stupak was recently recruited by Michigan Democrats by newly installed Dem Chair Lon Johnson. Johnson who lives in the 1st district apparently still 'owed one' to the former congressman not for political favors, but from "that time when he was a trooper and was really cool and let me off with a warning." according to Johnson.
The endorsement of Gillman is seen as a wise strategic move by Team Stupak, and is expected to move all the big [liberal] money in the Republican primary to a non incumbent.
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By jenkuz, Section News
First off, I'd like to open with a joke. Bart Stupak is going to be teaching at Harvard.
Bart Stupak is pleased that he has retired from Congress and insists that he has done the right thing in voting for Obamacare. He made it clear during the fight between him, his constituents and the nation that he would not allow the healthcare bill to pass with federal funding of abortion. During March of this year, he was on television and radio daily assuring everyone in the nation that the final passage of "health care for all" would not contain the federal funding of abortion.
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By JGillman, Section News
~ Reposted from MTTM ~
I will let the reader look up the origin of the term, but the meaning is clear. Michigan has been betrayed by these "representatives."
Allow me to begin by presenting Michigan's "esteemed" US Senators.
First we have the "you can't replace me, cause Michigan will lose all that seniority" Carl (the Marx) Levin. Serving in the US Senate Has been Tough on Carl. His net worth? Carl Levin's net worth was between $1,396,019 and $3,091,000 in 2007, according to Levin's mandated financial disclosure statements. Carl has done well for himself and has graciously accepted any PAC money that comes along to pad his overly abundant war chest. Carl is a "rank and File Democrat, who voted for Bailouts, Health Care, and Carbon initiatives that have cost this state its manufacturing base.
Next, we have Debbie (I can feel global warming when I fly) Stabenow, who has the hand of leftist interest so far up her backside, you can see a ring finger when she opens her mouth to speak. Even the cookie monster's puppetry is more subtle. The cookie monster is also smarter. Stabenow's net worth was between $-50,000 and $-15,001 in 2007, according to Stabenow's mandated financial disclosure statements. Nuff said.
But hey, I get only two Senators to pick on. Thank you, God. The remainder of Michigan woes owes a great deal to the following Representatives.
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Bart Stupak was one of the first congress critters to self destruct and became quite toxic when voting for the Obamacare plan that does indeed provide a mechanism where babies can be slaughtered in the womb with payment by taxpayers. He betrayed the trust of his constituents, a decidedly right to life community of Upper Peninsula and Northern Lower Michiganders.
Stupaks betrayal came at a cost. He realized quickly enough that his upcoming campaign was probably a lost cause, and announced his decision to not run for reelection April 9, 2010.
In fact, many of those critters still pursuing the dream of perpetual political payoff through a lifetime of "service" are realizing they "stepped in it," and are currently running back home shaking off their jackboots so maybe it doesn't stink so much come November 2nd. The spell apparently has been broken, and the realization that overstepping constitutional authority might come at a cost.
They are pretending THEY didn't support the health care plan... though they might have voted for it.. another case of what "is.. is.." perhaps. They have gained new smarts as judgment day approaches in a month from now.
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Michiganders, much like the rest of the nation, have found themselves organizing and protesting and committing themselves to change. Bart Stupak was a "marked man" for his capitulation with the Obama administration and his willingness to go against the wishes of his constituents, Michigan's 1st Congressional District.
A seat held for multiple terms by a Democrat, saw a number of candidates make a bid in the Republican primary. Those candidates sensing the public has finally begun to understand a Democrat shift leftward towards socialism, decided the time was at hand to make a run for that office. The primary produced a conservative Republican candidate, and a Democrat candidate who is likely to be fairly similar to Stupak. (Without the baggage of lying to his constituents)
It seemed as though the race would be clear. Whomever delivers a solid message that speaks to the values of CD1 voters would win the seat. And given the sentiment towards the administration which has not yet gotten it right, a Republican victory by Dan Benishek seemed to be the most likely outcome. A 4-5 point victory perhaps, and maybe even tighter if the big labor element and the Michigan Democrat party spends a few dollars propping up its candidate.
Recent polling bears out a pretty solid lead by Benishek, with a 13 point lead over McDowell in a 2 way race, and a 14 point lead over McDowell in a four way race that includes a disqualified fake tea candidate, and a candidate pulling 6% who would seem a likely spoiler.
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Recently many of you might have heard about the possibility of the NRA actually endorsing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over the Republican (Tea Party) Candidate, Sharon Angle. Surprisingly, the rumor might have some weight to it, and even though Reid's overall record has been anti second amendment, they would still offer him as a possible candidate for their (sometimes) coveted approval.
A by-his-very-nature anti 2nd amendment guy over a NATURAL 2nd amendment candidate? They have a reason, but sadly they have quite contradictory reasoning to apply it.
Lets look at a local endorsement they had given.
In October 2008, Stupak received the endorsement of the NRA, which has repeatedly shown favoritism for entrenched politicians vs. their opposition candidates, and risking the "Ire" of the likely winning incumbents.
Remember this, as we read more... below the fold.
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April 17, 201 there was a meet the people candidate's forum at the Mill Creek elementary school.
This is merely two of several candidates running for the 1st US Congressional district. Scheduling conflicts apparently keeping republican candidate Benishek, and two Democrats (that we know of) from attending. These two are running for the seat to be vacated by Bart Stupak, who seeing the writing on the wall for his political career, decided to make it possible for other Democrats to pick up the seat.
The sound could be better, and as with some of the videos taken at the event, I could not compress without losing content, so they are broken into two parts.
The Two US Congressional Candidates from the Forum below the fold.
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