The audacity of Obama and Pelosi: Please let us fool you Bart! Banking that Stupak and the pro-lifers are the dumbest Democrats
There is NO POSSIBLE WAY that any prevention of federal funding of abortion language or tools can get what Stupak and the other pro-lifers need for retaining their pro-life record. Now the latest is that Pelosi and Obama are considering an executive order that would ban federal funding of abortion? Problem, that wouldn’t be enforceable because of the language in the Senate bill that would become law.
I need someone’s help here. How can this be reconciled? If the pro-choicers are going along with this, they know it’s worthless as well and they will laugh at Stupak for years to come. An executive order in this situation is about as good as a used piece of toilet paper.
Pelosi needs the Stupak bloc to get this through. She has no other realistic option but to scrap and start over. There is nothing left. The only possible way of getting this through would be for the pro-lifers to become a horde of Judas Ben Nelsons.
If the Stupak voters hold, the bill will fail.
Mike Capuano (MA-8 ), Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-8 ), Paul Kanjorski (PA-11), Alan Mollohan (WV-1), Earl Pomeroy (ND-All), Nick Rahall (WV-3), Zack Space (OH-18 ), John Tierney (MA-6), Brian Baird (WA-3), Rick Boucher (VA-9), Jim Matheson (UT-2), Glenn Nye (VA-2), John Tanner (TN-8 ).Bart Stupak (MI-1), Marion Berry (AR-1), Joe Cao (LA-2, Republican), Jerry Costello (IL-12), Henry Cuellar (TX-28 ), Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-3), Joe Donnelly (IN-2), Steve Driehaus (OH-1), Marcy Kaptur (OH-9), Dan Lipinski (IL-3), and Chris Carney of PA.