Mar 22, 2010

Stupak helps pass ObamaCare 219 to 212

From a report at the first link below:

At 10:48 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time, the United States House of Representatives passed the Senate ObamaCare bill with 219 yay votes and 212 nays.

The Stupak cave-in turned out to be critical. Nancy Pelosi got her “historic” victory, as did President Obama. House Democrats began chanting, “Yes we can.”

What brought about the Stupak cave-in?

Barack Obama signed an executive order intended to prevent government funding for abortion.

In the past an executive order could not change a law. Will rules be changed to make it happen now?

Was Congressman Stupak (pictured) so naïve as to think that the executive order would really hold up?

Hard to say, but one thing is for sure, he is thankful that Barack Obama gave him an alibi, to give his constituents for his “yes” vote on ObamaCare, abortion language and all.

Link here and here.