...with some accompanying commentary
"It is naive for any elected official, especially one who describes himself as 'pro-life,' to expect that a promise to issue an Executive Order that reasserts the intentions of the Hyde Amendment will be fulfilled by the most pro-abortion president to ever sit in the White House. Perhaps Mr. Stupak and his fellow pro-life Democrats forget that President Obama's first Executive Order was the repeal of the Mexico City Policy to allow for international funding of abortion."
"Not only would an Executive Order be rendered meaningless in the face of Congress passing legislation which actively provides for the massive expansion and funding of abortion services, but anyone who doubts the abortion tsunami which awaits this bill becoming law lives in a fantasy world."
That from Phyllis Schlafly, president and founder of the Eagle Forum.
We’re submitting a new word for consideration into the modern political lexicon: “Stupak” (verb) as in, “to be Stupaked”.
Essentially to get rolled in the most embarrassing, obvious and transparent of ways. “Dude, I cannot believe you let that used car salesman play you like that. Now, you’re stuck with this lemon. You got totally Stupaked.”
"Rarely has such a good thing for Americans been perceived by so many as a threat to their livelihood and liberty."
That from the clueless and hapless editors of the L.A. Times rationalizing their support for universal healthcare which they believe is the endstate of Obamacare.
So, those folks showing up at tea party rallies and town hall events with their “Obama = socialist” placards weren’t guilty of overheated and hyperbolic rhetoric after all. Guess that just proves when you get what you set out after, you can finally reveal yourself for who you really are.
“There is some danger that health care reform will turn the larger private health insurance companies into the same sort of black-belt lobbying champs that Congress created in Sallie Mae."
Count on it. As smaller insurance companies get squeezed out because they will be unable to afford the expanded coverage mandated by ObamaCare, look for a consolidation in the industry to where there will be only a few big boys left and who will really be throwing their weight around Capitol Hill, especially considering their client list just increased by 30 million people.
If you thought that the health insurance lobby was influential now just wait until ObamaCare downsizes the number of carriers and increases the influence of those left. It will be picking winners and losers and crony capitalism at its finest as the politicization of health care kicks into high gear.
Can you feel the excitement?