B-Daddy here. Stupaked seems to have re-entered the political narrative. Dean has a regular series called Nancy's Nuances: a journey of discovery, the latest entry is in the post below. When Bart Stupak and "pro-life" Democrats cut the deal that passed Obamacare in the House, on mere assurances that a federal executive order would prevent tax dollars from subsidizing abortions, a new word entered our political lexicon, Stupaked. As in:
"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.”Now Democrat congressmcritters in generally pro-life districts are crying over their spilled milk, as pro-life groups are airing ads that correctly point out that they voted for the biggest expansion of federal funding of abortion evah. Of course, they are crying like babies to their lawyers to get the ads pulled.
Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-West Price Hill) has filed a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission against anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List.The complaint stems from the group attempting to erect four billboards blasting the Congressman for his vote on the health care bill, accusing him of voting for “tax-payer funded abortion.”
Attorneys for Democrat U.S. Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper's campaign want four Erie radio stations to pull an ad by an anti-abortion group that contends her vote for health care reform resulted in "the largest expansion of taxpayer-funded abortions ever."Why aren't they proud of their votes? And look at this article to see the specific mechanisms under which the subsidy flows to insurance plans that cover abortions.
Americans United for Life stands by the ad, saying the freshman lawmaker voted to pass a final version of the bill that omitted key safeguards to prevent federal funding of abortions.