Stupak offered legislative bribes to accept health care abortion language

Senior administration leaders in both the White House and Democrat party are encouraging Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) to keep his opinions on current abortion language in the Senate’s health care bill to himself until they can explain the legislation’s language to him. He says “no thanks” and by the way, stop trying to bribe me

From an interview with CNS News on Tuesday.

“They think I [Stupak] shouldn’t be expressing my views on this bill until they get a chance to try to sell me the language,” Stupak told in an interview on Tuesday. “Well, I don’t need anyone to sell me the language. I can read it. I’ve seen it. I’ve worked with it. I know what it says. I don’t need to have a conference with the White House. I have the legislation in front of me here.”

That may seem innocent enough, but today Stupak mentioned the President Obama and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) should not be trying to “buy me off.” Hat tip to Allah at Hot Air who links to National Review Online’s The Corner, with my emphasis added.

After watching the Senate’s health-care debate, Rep. Bart Stupak (D., Mich.) tells NRO that he has one message for President Obama and House speaker Nancy Pelosi: “You don’t buy me off.”

Stupak tells us that he’s disappointed that Democratic leaders have offered him legislative favors in exchange for supporting Obamacare. “This shouldn’t be a bill where you use hush money,” says Stupak. “This isn’t an appropriations bill where you try to get the best projects for your state.”

Also writing: Gateway Pundit.

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  1. Dimsdale on December 24, 2009 at 5:06 am

    A CongressMAN with testicular fortitude?!?!?  Stupak for President!!!

  2. Dimsdale on December 24, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    "There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel."

    Vladimir Lenin

  3. Dimsdale on December 25, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    President Owimpy: I'd gladly pay you a generation from now for socialized health "care" today.

    My apologies to Wimpy of Popeye fame….

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