Friday, April 9, 2010
Bart Stupak is due to officially announce his retirement from Congress. On one hand Stupak never made any bones about the fact that he wanted to get healthcare passed; yet he kept saying that he wouldn't bend on his principles on the right to life. But he did. He sold out his own stated principles. He knows that an executive order doesn't trump law. If he doesn't know that, he certainly doesn't belong in the body that writes the laws.
Reportedly, the White House reached out to Stupak to try and get him to stay in the race for re-election. But, he was fighting an uphill battle, as the tea party and the pro-life movements in this country have already spent a half million dollars in his district on television advertising since his vote. He is expected to say that he wants to spend more time for his family. My advice to Stupak is he should really spend some time looking for his lost principles.