Thursday, October 7, 2010

Stupaked in Ohio and Pennsylvania

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.

From Ohio:

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.”
From Pennsylvania:

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."

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.

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.


Anonymous said...

“Stupaked” brings to mind my all-time favorite political story. When Huey Long was on the stump in a Louisiana town on the Mississippi, he told its citizens that if they voted for him he would built a bridge across the Mississippi right there that would bring untold prosperity to their town. After being elected for some time and no signs of a bridge, the rep from the town’s district asked Huey when the bridge would be started. Huey replied that there wasn’t going to be any bridge. The rep asked Huey what he would tell his constituents. Huey replied, “Just tell them Uncle Huey lied.” Dad

Dean said...

B-Daddy, thanks for resurrecting that term. I had almost forgot about it. Glad the Republicans in those districts, however, have not.

And thanks for the assist. Got it covered from here.