18 March 2010

Time to call the WAAAAAAmbulance

Someone hand Bart a tissue:
Leading a revolt against President Barack Obama’s healthcare legislation over abortion has been a “living hell” for Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.).

The telephone lines in his Washington and district offices have been “jammed” and he’s gotten more than 1,500 faxes and countless e-mails — most of which he says don’t come from his constituents.

“All the phones are unplugged at our house — tired of the obscene calls and threats. She won’t watch TV,” Stupak said during an hourlong interview with The Hill in his Rayburn office. “People saying they’re going to spit on you and all this. That’s just not fun.”

The worst part has been the pressure from groups and individuals from outside his district on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

“How’s it been? Like a living hell,” Stupak said.
Someone needs to remind Bart that he's a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, not the Michigan house. If the calls and emails are too "hellish," maybe he should step aside for someone a little less delicate.

And forget the calls. You know what else is going to be coming from outside your district, Congressman? The funding for your challenger in your primary this fall, Connie Saltonstall. I hope you enjoy that as much as you did your little turn on the national stage. Should be fun having to repeatedly and publicly explain why you threatened to deep-six health care for tens of millions over fictional funding for abortions.
The ideal outcome, Stupak said, might be for the House Democratic leadership to get the votes they need without him and for the bill to pass.

“You know, maybe for me that’s the best: I stay true to my principles and beliefs,” he said, and “vote no on this bill and then it passes anyways. Maybe for me is the best thing to do.”
I guess it is pretty ideal when your principles and beliefs don't involve any consequences for which you can be held accountable, isn't it?

A very heroic stand, there, Congressman. You're truly a credit to Michigan's 1st District.

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