Stupak resigns

When, on March 21, 2010, Rep. Bart Stupak—after telling the country repeatedly and in the most unambiguous and solemn terms for months that he would not vote for a health care bill that did not bar federal funding for abortion—turned around and did the very thing he had sworn he would never do, thus providing the votes that allowed the health care bill to pass, I said to a friend that Stupak had tainted himself like no one I had ever seen, that he had cast a shadow over himself that would not be removed in this life, and that he might as well go away and disappear.

Today, a mere nineteen days later, Stupak has announced that he is not running for re-election.

You, Mr. Stupak, will gone from Congress by next year. But your name will live in infamy.

UPDATE: Below are the first 59 comments about it at The L-dotters views’ are similar to my own. For example:

His name will forever be a hissing in the dark. (Reply 49)

May he never know a day of peace for the rest of his life. (Reply 50)

UPDATE: here is a video of Stupak announcing his resignation. Here are the reasons he gives: he’s tired of travelling between D.C. and Upper Michigan (after 18 years in Congress, he’s suddenly tired of the commute!), and he wants to spend more time with his family (after 18 years in Congress, he suddenly wants to spend more time with his family!).

Reply 1—Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 4/9/2010 8:36:40 AM

When does Judas start the job he was promised? Slimy idiot.

Reply 2—Posted by: FelineFine, 4/9/2010 8:37:11 AM

Don’t let the door hit ya … on second thought …

Reply 3—Posted by: teddyd49, 4/9/2010 8:37:15 AM

May he ROT in retirement … the weasel … showed the spine of JELLO when push came to shove on health care vote…. anti-abortion DEM? Once again, he proved that this is an oxymoron.

Reply 4—Posted by: Daisymay, 4/9/2010 8:38:05 AM

HA! What a guy! He sells us out, then can’t take the heat for what he did, so he retires. Stand up kind of guy, don’t cha think! I read that he’s been hammered in Michigan for what he did, and he deserved it. If I were him I’d leave the state because he’s certainly not loved there anymore!

Reply 5—Posted by: kar120c, 4/9/2010 8:39:58 AM

Bart Stupak will retire.

Translation: Bart Stupak has come to the conclusion that he cannot be re-elected.

Reply 6—Posted by: Northcross, 4/9/2010 8:41:19 AM


He is going to deny us the satisfaction of voting his tail out of office.

Another Democrat “Profile in Courage”.

Reply 7—Posted by: HistoryBuff, 4/9/2010 8:41:27 AM

Judas had the good sense to hang himself.

Reply 8—Posted by: schwalbe, 4/9/2010 8:46:09 AM

Why not a month ago PUTZ!? Now that the damage is done you (self deleted)

Reply 9—Posted by: Shooter1002, 4/9/2010 8:47:11 AM

He’s going to enjoy his 30 pieces of silver from Hussein Obama!

A despicable POS.

Reply 10—Posted by: fishmonger, 4/9/2010 8:47:21 AM

Time to collect his “30 pieces of silver” …

Reply 11—Posted by: Air Force Brat, 4/9/2010 8:48:23 AM

Stupak can “retire” all he wants—he’ll still have to answer to God (and many many thousands of murdered babies) on Judgment Day.

Reply 12—Posted by: JustRight, 4/9/2010 8:51:44 AM

Now we have to watch and see what political job the Obie gives to him.

Will his replacement for the elections in November also be a good Democrat baby killer?

Remember come November! We can not let the country continue its slide down the Marxist path.

Oh, goodbye Bart, and good riddance.

Reply 13—Posted by: mermaid1, 4/9/2010 8:52:27 AM

I guess one can live comfortably on 30 pieces of silver.

Reply 14—Posted by: Maybeth, 4/9/2010 8:57:14 AM

This common liberal traitor thinks his announcement of retirement will eliminate the dissatisfaction being tossed his way. I doubt it.

Reply 15—Posted by: PageTurner, 4/9/2010 8:57:54 AM

One. Stinking. Weasel.

So what new job did they offer you last month, Bart? Ambassador to the Vatican? Green Jobs Czar? What was it?

Reply 16—Posted by: Fosterdad, 4/9/2010 8:58:10 AM

Stupak is worse than Judas. At least Judas returned his 30 pieces of silver.

Reply 17—Posted by: Persecutor2, 4/9/2010 8:58:49 AM

Darn, now I won’t get to see him buried in the next election (for any Dem or MSM lurkers out there, that is a METAPHOR, a fairly common rhetorical device, not to be confused—or reported—as a “death threat”—you whiny putzes.)

Reply 18—Posted by: farmwife, 4/9/2010 9:02:28 AM

He can retire, he can be appointed to something that keeps him on the gravy train, he can spend more time with his family, etc. But this man can never overcome the reputation he made for himself when he sold out his so-called opposition to abortion language. He will never regain a reputation for integrity. He sold out, he sold out cheap.

Reply 19—Posted by: larry_bud_melman, 4/9/2010 9:03:14 AM

You’re fired!

You can’t fire me, I quit.

Reply 20—Posted by: Charactercounts, 4/9/2010 9:04:09 AM

Glad to see this unethical man go. What was especially galling was to read in the newspapers that he and his fellow Dems were in a Capitol-area bar late into the morning right after the bill was passed. There was much hilarity with Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) kissing Stupak on the cheek, and lots of loud celebrating.

Hardly the behavior of a man who had been in a battle of conscience, I think.

Reply 21—Posted by: L.A. Guy, 4/9/2010 9:05:50 AM


Reply 22—Posted by: lala, 4/9/2010 9:05:57 AM

This gives the Dems a much better opportunity to maintain that seat. Come on, good people of Northern Michigan. Don’t fall for this slimy routine.

Reply 23—Posted by: AppleAnnie, 4/9/2010 9:07:03 AM

I was so naive to believe Pelosie didn’t have the votes. I actually believed that until Sunday noon when we heard rumblings that Stupak was in negotiations with the WH. He screwed this country and he used the babies to do it. And, Stupak’s little group of toadies with him

Reply 24—Posted by: frenesi1, 4/9/2010 9:18:19 AM

#18 nails it completely

Reply 25—Posted by: upstate54, 4/9/2010 9:20:12 AM

You know the MSM is going to blame the tea partiers and all our supposed death threats, etc.

Reply 26—Posted by: Rumblehog, 4/9/2010 9:20:51 AM

His constituents were going to “abort” him from the “womb” of the House. Enjoy your shameful end, Bart.

Reply 27—Posted by: benignczar, 4/9/2010 9:21:08 AM

I looked up the word “Stupak” in the dictionary. It means “wothless piece of traitorous trash”. A perfect fit.

Reply 28—Posted by: Nosillod, 4/9/2010 9:22:00 AM

I would venture to say that any Democrat that is in a close or losing district and voted for the health care bill will receive an enormous amount of pressure from Nancy & Obama to retire. She knows that they can’t win and another Democrat can run and say that had they been in office they would have voted against the bill. Yes, Nancy and Obama are that cutthroat.

Reply 29—Posted by: donnieboy60, 4/9/2010 9:23:14 AM

#22 has it. the northern areas of michigan are filled to the brim with retired unionist from industrial southern michigan. they think left, they talk left and they vote left. all the time, without fail. stupak was much more vulnerable than the next girl may be.

Reply 30—Posted by: Tina Marie M, 4/9/2010 9:23:30 AM

Don’t mess with God’s children. Bye jerk!!!

Reply 31—Posted by: Shooter1002, 4/9/2010 9:23:44 AM

The Brits scorned Benedict Arnold. Everybody spits on traitors. He’ll be under the bus soon!

Reply 32—Posted by: Altera, 4/9/2010 9:26:49 AM

Someone else noticed, Stupak spelled backwards is “kaputs.”

Reply 33—Posted by: AppealToHeaven, 4/9/2010 9:27:39 AM

A traitor and a coward. Too bad we can’t judge him at the polls. I know Someone Else that will do it. Maybe Obama is cut out of the same cloth and run away in 2012?

Reply 34—Posted by: birddog, 4/9/2010 9:28:20 AM

Message sent loud and clear … all of those promises from Obama, Reid and Pelosi that THEY would protect you, support you, that their polling showed YOU had nothing to worry about, all lies. Stupac is just the first, there will be more.

He’s too toxic and weak to get a appointment, not enough clout in that district, he’s out of politics for good.

My bet is … he’ll move to some big city and work at a Law firm for awhile … after the hubub dies down he won’t even have that.

Reply 35—Posted by: altoona, 4/9/2010 9:30:36 AM

Stupak played the part he was assigned, dragging out his foreordained decision to keep the Catholic bishops in check—until it was too late for their opposition to have an effect. He also provided covered for the Catholic Hospital Association so that its late-term announcement of support for Obamacare could slide under the radar at the end. No wonder Weiner was kissing him. I’m sure he was well-paid for his sustained performance.

Reply 36—Posted by: daphne, 4/9/2010 9:30:45 AM

Shortly after he did the deed, he claimed that “It would all blow over”. Wonder when he changed his mind. He will not be missed.

Reply 37—Posted by: dotonbut, 4/9/2010 9:33:27 AM

death threats huh?

I’ll bet if he wanted to Limbaugh could have a “Death Threat Counter” on his web page and it would look like one of those national debt clocks, with the numbers moving so fast you couldn’t read them.

Reply 38—Posted by: dittohead, 4/9/2010 9:34:54 AM

I, too, can not wait to hear what cushy gubment job he gets for falling on the sword. Please make it known as soon as you hear!! I can not speak to the death threats because I can neither deny or verify; however, he certainly helped give the death penalty to countless children. Don’t let the door hit your rear as you run out!!

Reply 39—Posted by: upchuck, 4/9/2010 9:39:11 AM

Gone but not forgotten. We’ll get you in the end you lying liberal weasel.

Reply 40—Posted by: Pelorus, 4/9/2010 9:39:56 AM

The perfect end to an ignoble career. Crawling away like a grimy bum who’s hiding from the police.

What makes this even better is remembering his theatrics about principles and conscience … doing what’s right for the unborn and America’s future as well … leader of pro-life democrats …

Hasn’t got the courage or decency to face the voters he backstabbed.

Reply 41—Posted by: pangy, 4/9/2010 9:41:39 AM

A three term congressman? I wonder what his pension will be. He may not have to actually work.

Reply 42—Posted by: Puffy1, 4/9/2010 9:43:22 AM

Does this mean the executive order is voided?

Reply 43—Posted by: Silly Old Me, 4/9/2010 9:48:45 AM

Stupak. Is that French?

Reply 44—Posted by: federale, 4/9/2010 9:52:40 AM

Will the Dimwit’s roll him into Fannie or Freddie where he can make millions in bonuses packaging sub-prime mortgages?

Reply 45—Posted by: willows, 4/9/2010 9:56:13 AM

All I can say is hand in your gavel Nancy you are going down with the rest of the rats..your rats are abandoning you..

Reply 46—Posted by: tulunk, 4/9/2010 9:56:29 AM

It seems to me that someone is missing a wonderful opportunity to write a best seller titled “Profiles is Cowardice.”

Reply 47—Posted by: Barbarian Heretic, 4/9/2010 9:57:06 AM

Inre: #39- “Gone but not forgotten” …

Absolutely … stupak now joins the pantheon of wretched scum alongside Teddy, Murtha, Schumer, Pelosi …

we should never forget, and never allow time and fading memories to let such people polish their legacies …

Reply 48—Posted by: mollyb0122, 4/9/2010 9:59:52 AM


Reply 49—Posted by: udanja99, 4/9/2010 10:00:42 AM

A double coward—once when he caved to Nasty Pelosi and now when he can’t bring himself to face the voters. His name will forever be a hissing in the dark.

Reply 50—Posted by: WIBadger, 4/9/2010 10:02:02 AM


After selling out this country, he can’t even man up enough to face the electoral consequences.

May he never know a day of peace for the rest of his life.

Reply 51—Posted by: citybug, 4/9/2010 10:03:05 AM

Retire to WHAT? What is he getting for selling out? Did he really believe he would get re-elected.

As an elected representative, didn’t he know that an executive order cannot supersede the law of the land. How dumb is he?

Reply 52—Posted by: mc squared, 4/9/2010 10:03:23 AM

This was in the cards before he voted. Remember when Reid said that if a congressman didn’t make a deal he wasn’t much good. (paraphrasing)

Reply 53—Posted by: Ole Doc Farmer, 4/9/2010 10:06:24 AM

Later on, Jackass.

Reply 54—Posted by: Dodger Dude, 4/9/2010 10:08:29 AM

Unfortunately, the damage is already done. And don’t think for a moment that, in a few years, ANYONE will remember this cretin’s name. Sadly, the only thing left to remember is the vote he left us with.

Too little, too late.

Reply 55—Posted by: Arby, 4/9/2010 10:10:08 AM

Snivelling coward. He can now live with his legacy—the realization that he sold out and became Pelosi’s lapdog.

Reply 56—Posted by: nopcbs2day, 4/9/2010 10:19:47 AM

in typical liberal coward fashion, stupak shafts his constituents then decides to retire when the heat is turned up. courage is not a liberal attribute.

Reply 57—Posted by: BillboardBabe, 4/9/2010 10:27:02 AM

Bart Stupak makes Rielle Hunter look like a pillar of virtue by comparison.

Reply 58—Posted by: redlegleader68, 4/9/2010 10:27:46 AM

OK, fine.

Good riddance, etc.

But I seem to remember that this “representative” was the leader of a merry band of other “moderate,” “pro-life” “demo-representatives” as well.

So my question, dear Ldotters, is, who are the others and what are their plans for this fall?

Each and every one of the “Bart-Band” must go, must be defeated.

Reply 59—Posted by: fb274, 4/9/2010 10:32:54 AM

Stupak and others retiring, either party, need their donors to request back any donation they can prove. This should be standard practice for all who did not win their election.

It seems most all have set up a foundation which they administer and can draw funds for their so-called administrative duties. Does anyone check on funds from illegal donors being verified by charities?

Some journalist needs to verify Obama’s Nobel’s funds were actually donated to charities as well.

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