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Conservative Democrats killing the team

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Can we just review the platform of the Democratic Party for a moment?

2004:  “Because we believe in the privacy and equality of women, we stand proudly for a woman’s right to choose, consistent with Roe v. Wade, and regardless of her ability to pay.”

2008 (Draft):  “The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay, and we oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right.”

Okay, just checking, thought I might be crazy.

So, this Bart Stupak character, he seems to count himself as a member of the Democratic Party…why is he trying to kill health care reform over a fundamental component of the platform of his own party?  Why is he lying about the language on abortion in current health care bill?  (Health care bill – no federal money for abortion, except in cases directly related to rape, incest, or to protect the life of the mother.  LiarStupak:  “when you read the legislation, $1 per month for all enrollees must go into a fund for reproductive care which includes abortion coverage.”)

He claims to have enough Democratic votes on his side to derail the next step in passage of health care reform – a YES vote on the current Senate Health Care Bill, before Democrats can start the (“CONTROVERSIAL“) reconciliation process for fine-tuning, bypassing the republican filibuster method of governing.

I’m not sure how you can be mostly a Democrat, which is what these fiscally conservative “blue dog”, pro-war, anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage…huh…something sounds a bit off here.

Maybe the Democratic majority needs to be smaller.


Written by D. Heffernan

March 9, 2010 at 4:01 pm

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  1. I live in Indiana. Home of Evan Bayh. He’s leaving, and although he’s more center than left, he often voted party line on big issues. His most likely successor, Brad Elsworth, is a pretty conservative dem. Figures coming from indy.
    I’m with you. Get the Massas and the Lincolns out of there this nov. Maybe we can even replace them with more dems more left of center.


    March 9, 2010 at 4:12 pm

  2. Too bad we are going backwards


    March 10, 2010 at 3:44 am

  3. […] Could it happen? In health reform on March 21, 2010 at 6:34 pm I’ve had many, many doubts. […]

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