Posted by: Rick | Friday, March 12, 2010

It’s All About Bart

“Pro-life” grandstander Bart Stupak has gone whining to his right-wing friends at National Review.  He’s feeling very unappreciated:

If Obamacare passes, Stupak says, it could signal the end of any meaningful role for pro-life Democrats within their own party. “It would be very, very hard for someone who is a right-to-life Democrat to run for office,” he says. “I won’t leave the party.  I’m more comfortable here and still believe in a role within it for the right-to-life cause, but this bill will make being a pro-life Democrat much more difficult.  They don’t even want to debate this issue. We’ll probably have to wait until the Republicans take back the majority to fix this.”

Hey, Bart . . . Leave already!  We’ll do fine without you.  In fact, Connie Saltonstall is ready and willing to take your place.  (Donate here.)

I respect pro-lifers who think abortion is murder and who offer proposals to outlaw it.  That’s what they should do.  But the Stupaks of the world don’t have the guts for that.  They just want to manipulate the issue in order to showcase their precious “principles”.  (This usually involves making life difficult for poor women while letting rich ones go on their merry way.)

Perhaps when Bart rejoins the private sector, he’ll devote his full energies to ending the practice of abortion once and for all.  But don’t count on it.

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