Saying that Bart Stupak is a “principled pro-lifer” who has been “snookered” by Barack Obama is giving Bart Stupak too much credit.
The only people surprised that Bart Stupak is caving live in one of the 49 states not named Michigan.
Bart Stupak has used his pro-life credentials to appear more moderate than he is for some time. He got his 15 minutes of fame during this debate. Don’t forget he voted for Obamacare the first time because he BELIEVES in it, not just as a deal for passing the ban on abortion funding.
As for his vaunted “principles,” Bart Stupak is a joke among the Michigan congressional delegation. Among the reasons for that is he is a former State Trooper who is still collecting a full disability pension for a knee injury sustained while chasing down a suspect. However, he is now regularly the MVP and high scorer on the Congressional Democrats’ basketball team.
Investing hope in Bart Stupak was always a sucker’s game.