The fate of the Stupakites
Tim W. writes:
Remember the Stupak Twelve? They were the dozen pro-life Democrats who pledged to oppose Obamacare unless it contained an absolute prohibition on funding abortions. In the end, all but one of them caved and supported the bill when Obama issued a legally worthless executive order supposedly addressing their concerns. Of the twelve, only four will be returning to the new Congress, and one of them is Lipinski (Illinois), the lone member of the group who stood firm and voted no. Of the eleven turncoats, Rahall (West Virginia), Kaptur (Ohio), and Donnelly (Indiana) survived, though Donnelly did so by a handful of votes in a district where he should have won easily.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 03, 2010 10:15 AM | Send