The polite phrase is ‘ARM TWISTING’
…but there is nothing polite about Obama’s baseball bat tactics of using Chicago Union Thuggery to beat Congressional Reps into submission.
If bribes and lies are ignored then the baseball bats come out. You can be sure SEIU has been deployed to force Congressional Reps into seeing it ‘their way’ or else.
Those of the ‘Stupak Twelve’ who bend to Obama’s Union Thug tactics are an embarrassment to America. We will collect their names and faces and create a Congressional Hall of Pro-Life Shame for use in defeating the Democrat Party and their army of SEIU Union Thugs in the Mid-Term Elections and in 2012 and beyond.
Obama & Co have revealed their Mobster Selves… now we freeze it, focus it, and use it to defeat these domestic political enemies of the Republic at the election booths across the country.
In a way… this ObamaCare Battle of Obama & Co may or may not be won by the Socialists but their battle against the Majority of American Voters will be used against these Socialist Thugs to win the WAR against them. Bank on it…
These Socailists think the Majority of Voters are energized now? Just see what happens if ObamaCare passes.
The battle cry into the 2010 elections and 2012 will be Repeal ObamaCare; Down With Socialism.
The Socialists are creating the rope with which they will hang themselves in the coming elections.
From The National Review (emphasis is mine):
Friday, March 12, 2010
‘They Just Want This Over’ [Robert Costa]
Sitting in an airport, on his way home to Michigan, Rep. Bart Stupak, a pro-life Democrat, is chagrined. “They’re ignoring me,” he says, in a phone interview with National Review Online. “That’s their strategy now. The House Democratic leaders think they have the votes to pass the Senate’s health-care bill without us. At this point, there is no doubt that they’ve been able to peel off one or two of my twelve. And even if they don’t have the votes, it’s been made clear to us that they won’t insert our language on the abortion issue.”
According to Stupak, that group of twelve pro-life House Democrats — the “Stupak dozen” — has privately agreed for months to vote ‘no’ on the Senate’s health-care bill if federal funding for abortion is included in the final legislative language. Now, in the debate’s final hours, Stupak says the other eleven are coming under “enormous” political pressure from both the White House and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.). “I am a definite ‘no’ vote,” he [Stupak] says. “I didn’t cave. The others are having both of their arms twisted, and we’re all getting pounded by our traditional Democratic supporters, like unions.”
Stupak says he also doesn’t trust the “Slaughter solution,” a legislative maneuver being bandied about on Capitol Hill as a way to pass the Senate bill in the House without actually voting on it. “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me,” he says. “I don’t have a warm-and-fuzzy feeling about what I’m hearing.”
Stupak notes that his negotiations with House Democratic leaders in recent days have been revealing. “I really believe that the Democratic leadership is simply unwilling to change its stance,” he says. “Their position says that women, especially those without means available, should have their abortions covered.” The arguments they have made to him in recent deliberations, he adds, “are a pretty sad commentary on the state of the Democratic party.”
What are Democratic leaders saying? “If you pass the Stupak amendment, more children will be born, and therefore it will cost us millions more. That’s one of the arguments I’ve been hearing,” Stupak says. “Money is their hang-up. Is this how we now value life in America? If money is the issue — come on, we can find room in the budget. This is life we’re talking about.”
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.”
“Throughout this debate, even when the House leaders have acknowledged us, it’s always been in a backhanded way,” he laments. “I’m telling the others to hold firm, and we’ll meet next week, but I’m disappointed in my colleagues who said they’d be with us and now they’re not. It’s almost like some right-to-life members don’t want to be bothered. They just want this over.”
And the politics of the issue are pretty rough. “This has really reached an unhealthy stage,” Stupak says. “People are threatening ethics complaints on me. On the left, they’re really stepping it up. Every day, from Rachel Maddow to the Daily Kos, it keeps coming. Does it bother me? Sure. Does it change my position? No.”
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