If I could meet former Pennsylvania Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) I would tell him one thing – ‘we told you so.’
We told you so when you negotiated your ridiculous deal with President Obama that you naively hoped might save lives.
You may not remember, but back in 2009 Bart Stupak wanted to support Obamacare but the law’s position on abortion kept him from signing on. So Stupak wrote an amendment that he thought would ensure that no federal dollars would ever be used to pay for an elective abortion. When the Senate wouldn’t support the Stupak amendment pro-life Democrats argued that they couldn’t support Obamacare. So, the Senate included a similar amendment authored by Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) which pro-life Democrats in the House agreed to.
Sadly (but foreseeably), instead of abiding by the deal laid out in the Stupak amendment, the President and the Democrats passed Obamacare and then promptly ignored the promises they had made to Stupak’s “pro-life” Democrat group.
Now, less than 10 years later the Democrat Party is openly telling Stupak and other Democrats like him that they and their views on abortion are no longer wanted in the party.
“Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health. That is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state,” DNC chief Tom Perez recently proclaimed. His pronouncement was soon followed up by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) who agreed, “As long as they are prepared to back the law, Roe vs. Wade, prepared to back women’s rights as we’ve defined them under the law, then I think they can be part of the party.”
The disgusting commentary was met with a swift and harsh response from one of the leading Catholic leaders in America, Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Dolan told his flock, “In the name of diversity and inclusion, pro-life and pro-‘choice’ Democrats, alike, should challenge their leadership to recant this intolerant position.”
While we cannot measure Dolan’s impact just yet, we can see an anecdotal shift across the Midwest as pro-lifers shift their vote from Democrat to Republican.
Former Rep. Stupak recently told the Media Research Center just that:
CNSNews.com: “As you mentioned, Kristen Day with Democrats for Life of America, and also Father Pavone with Priests for Life, have both cited numbers suggesting there is a significant portion of Democratic voters who are pro-life.”
Rep. Stupak: “There is, and there are a significant number that are pro-life – more than they know. And, those who no longer call themselves Democrats have probably moved to Independent, or they’d consider themselves moderate Republicans today. “I can’t tell you how many people in my old district, even today come up and tell me, “You know, I was a Democrat until the party left me on the life issues, and I just can’t do that anymore, so I don’t identify as a Democrat anymore, so we appreciate your pro-life views. And, these are people who voted, probably Republican until I ran.”
No d’uh, Bart. We tried to tell you all of this YEARS AGO. Your party hates you, they hate your beliefs, they hate Christianity, they hate the morality and the faith that you supposedly hold to. WE. TOLD. YOU.