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.” LINK
After helping the most radical administration ever destroy the best health care system in the world Rep. Bart “Bad Bart” Stupak is reading the tea leaves and they are telling him to get out-of-town. After directly defying the will of the American people he was supposed to protect, Bart Stupak caved in to the radical left-wing element in his party and voted to allow the federal government take over one-sixth of our economy.
Obamacare has now become the biggest entitlement program in the history of mankind and will surely lead to the destruction of quality healthcare. Not to mention it now allows tax dollars for abortion, Viagra for sex offenders, and who knows what else.
What is most shocking is that if “Bad Bart” was going to leave anyway like he says then he was in a far more powerful position than we were led to believe. Not planning to run again means he had nothing to lose and therefore he clearly could have stuck to his guns, standing on his supposed pro-life principles. Instead, like a coward he caved.