Stupak = Sucker

FoxNews: On Health Care Day, Obama Skips Signing Executive Order on Abortion; Stupak, on Defense, Compares Order to Emancipation Proclamation

President Obama signed the Senate health care bill into law Tuesday. He did not sign the executive order on abortion negotiated with Michigan Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak in an 11th-hour arrangement that may well have saved the entire health care reform effort.

A White House official told Fox, Obama will not sign the Executive Order Tuesday and has set no specific date to do so. Stupak predicted Obama would sign the order later this week. The White House said only that Obama would sign the order “soon.”

In two celebratory speeches Tuesday – one at the bill’s signing, the other at the Interior Department with health care advocates – Obama said nothing about the abortion issue or the executive order.

Stupak, meanwhile, is under fire for accepting the order as his price for supporting the health care overhaul legislation, which passed on a vote of 219-212.

Stupak released a statement today defending the as-yet-unsigned executive order, placing it on a list of other significant orders that included Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and Harry Truman’s 1948 order desegregating the U.S. armed forces.

“Throughout history, Executive Orders have been an important means of implementing public policy,” Stupak said in a statement. “The most famous Executive Order was the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Lincoln in 1863.”

After watching self-proclaimed “pro-life Democrat” Bart Stupak argue against the inclusion of his own language in the health care reform bill on Sunday night, calling it “the politicization of life,” I needed a shower just to rid myself of the slime. It was disgusting. It was amoral. Stupak should be absolutely ashamed of himself.

Not only that, but when Rep. Mike Pence stated that Stupak had exchanged a 30-year-old promise of barring federal funds from funding abortion in exchange for a worthless piece of paper signed by the most pro-abortion president in history, he was almost 100 percent correct.

Pence was correct in deeming Barack Obama the most pro-abortion president in history — after all, as an Illinois lawmaker he argued strenuously against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, which would have guaranteed medical care for infants which survived botched abortion attempts. And he was correct in noting that an Executive Order is near worthless, as it does not trump statutory law and can be rescinded at any time.

Where Pence went wrong, and where Stupak comes off looking like a fool, is in saying that the Executive Order was signed by the president. As you can see, not only did the president NOT sign the order, but the White House has not even set a date for him to do so.

Will it be signed? At this point, who knows? If we’re depending upon Barack Obama’s word, we’ve seen what credibility that “word” has with regard to transparency and more.

As for Stupak’s comparison of his worthless piece of paper and the Emancipation Proclamation, the congressman is missing one minor detail: the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by the president of the United States; his worthless piece of paper, as of yet, has not been signed at all.

UPDATE:

According to ABC News, President Barack Obama will indeed sign the Executive Order promised to Bart Stupak–along with $726,000 in airport grants–in order to garner his vote for health care reform, but will do so in private.

While the president is, in essence, keeping his word, it doesn’t change the reality that the Executive Order is non-binding, does not carry the weight of law, and is being signed by someone ashamed to be signing it.

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  1. It's a cardigan, but thanks says:

    I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today,
    Obama and Stupak, Dumb and Dumber.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Stupak was merely going for his 15 minutes of camera fame,,,, slipping into that camera-ho stupor like the rest of em.

  3. Stella Barbut says:

    The babies lost, but Mr. Stupak won funding for three THREE airports!! Get ready to fly on the wings of the dead babies.

  4. Jeff Schreiber says:

    That’s right, Stella!

    I COMPLETELY FORGOT about the $726,000 which went to three airports in his district. Thank you for reminding me.

    Jeff

  5. Anonymous says:

    Stupak Air…. no fetus can beat us

  6. Anonymous says:

    Don’t dare survive a Stupak Air disaster, CEO Obama believes in sucking out any survivors brains.

  7. Stella Barbut says:

    Thank you Mr. Schreiber. I have lived long enough to know that most everyone can be bought at their asking price. You will learn that too when you get to be my age. Enjoy your innocence while it lasts.

  8. Lilly says:

    Good catch Stella, I was going to mention that also. And this from fox this am, PRIVATE signing of it today at the white house…
    http://tinyurl.com/ychjoyh

  9. Doh! says:

    That was a very STUpid PACT he made with Barry. A new venacular, to be stupak’d.

  10. Little angels says:

    “I will lay me down and bleed a while. Though I am wounded, I am not slain. I shall rise and fight again.”

    If only the innocent unborn had such an opportunity, Bart.

  11. Yamaha says:

    That executive order thing is sweet. Can he executive order me a jet-ski?

  12. Stooge’s pack with the devil is all lies and deceit as the devil is intent. He sold his soul and the souls of all the murdered babies for airports. It is beyond despicable.

  13. Capitol Hill squatter says:

    Stupak, just another congressman that has been in there wayyyyyyy tooooooo long.

  14. Stella Barbut says:

    I have been wondering whether Mr. Obama was really validly sworn in as President. He botched it at the first try. It must not have been considered valid, that is why he was given a second go at it, privately? with his hand at his side, I seem to remember, and without a Bible. So is this second swearing in any more valid than the first botched swearing in?

  15. Anonymous says:

    Stella, sworn in, but definitely not much of a president.
    He’s botched everything since, also.

  16. Gail B. says:

    This whole mess just makes me sick! Stupek is, indeed, stupid. Doesn’t he realize that the EO is not worth the paper it’s written on? Law is law, and EOs cannot override law.

    Oh, I do pray that one of the lawsuits being filed by 13 states and a (I’ve forgotten which) women’s group gets this socialist medicine takeover thrown out of the books!

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