Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Stupak is retiring because he knew we wouldn't elect him again

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:19 AM
Original message
Stupak is retiring because he knew we wouldn't elect him again


we being us pissed off women. he stuck his nose all up in our business and caused us to lose payment for abortions.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:20 AM
Response to Original message
1. how much you want to bet his district votes in an anti-choice repuke?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:21 AM
Response to Reply #1
2. Which is much better.
(facepalm)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
theoldman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:23 AM
Response to Reply #1
3. I think you would win that bet.
His district put the bite on him because the majority is anti-choice.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Craftsman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 11:06 AM
Response to Reply #1
15. The rethug got a ton of money just after the HCR vote
He is running un opposed for the nomination, I have heard there are multible dems wanting to run. And this is a fairly conservative district. In this climate I think with Bart leaving it now favors the rethugs.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:24 AM
Response to Original message
4. I Am Sure The Republicant Who Will Most Likely Replace Him Will Fight For Reproductive Freedom
Edited on Sat Apr-10-10 10:24 AM by DemocratSinceBirth
~
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:28 AM
Response to Original message
5. that's a large district - are you saying there is no dem that


could beat a repug?

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:29 AM
Response to Reply #5
6. I Think It Went From A Solid Dem District To Lean Republican With Stupak's Retirement
~
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
michreject Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:46 AM
Response to Reply #6
10. It already was a solid conservative dist.
Now it went to firm. It was never a progressive dist.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:52 AM
Response to Reply #10
13. Right But The Rs Weren't Going To Beat Stupak
~
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
michreject Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 11:02 AM
Response to Reply #13
14. Before the HCR vote............no
After................yes. And he knew it. He had both pro and anti abortion folk against him.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
etherealtruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 11:18 AM
Response to Reply #6
17. Most of Stupak's district is the upper peninsula of Michigan
There is nothing solidly "Dem" about the U.P. I hate to be a defeatist ....but, Stupak is probably as good (read liberal) as it is going to get from that district. The voters in the district likely voted for Stupak as an individual ... not Stupak the democratic party member.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:33 AM
Response to Original message
7. More like he lost all the men
who want to tell us what we can or can't do with our own bodies.

He caved, you know. He didn't manage to get safe, legal abortion stopped and he wasn't "principled" enough to stop any hope of insurance reform over it.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:35 AM
Response to Original message
8. You are from Florida. So there is no "we".
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:43 AM
Response to Reply #8
9. whatever that means? actually I was born in Wash., D.C.

and lived the young part of my life 8 blocks from the Capitol. when my mother was a kid she and her frinds would roller skate up to the capital, say hello to the guards, get a drink of water in the rotunda and then skate back home.

I now live in the Conch Republic. (Fl. Keys)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 11:07 AM
Response to Reply #9
16. "whatever that means"? Don't you understand representative government? Stupak represents his
district.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 11:23 AM
Response to Reply #16
19. don't you understand 'we women'?
nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 11:31 AM
Response to Reply #19
21. You're not one of the women in the 1st District of Michigan.
Therefore, not "we"
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 11:30 AM
Response to Reply #8
20. Bingo. Unless you're in Michigan's 1st District, it's "they"
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AnArmyVeteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:48 AM
Response to Original message
11. My bet is he was afraid for his life from 'pro-life' murderers...
Stupak was targeted by right wingers. He was deluged with calls threatening him and his wife. I'm sure that was the major reason for his quitting. But he would never say he is leaving because of the threats because that would embolden all the other maniacs in the right wing to turn their vile hatred toward other democratic congressmen. Stupak knows he can never say he quit because he was afraid of his life. To do so will surely lead to more threats and even assassinations from one of the tea party freaks.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 12:23 PM
Response to Reply #11
22. I agree on the threats. And I think he became disillusioned about how quickly he became an "enemy:"
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
protocol rv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:50 AM
Response to Original message
12. Maybe he's just tired and wants to move to Australia
Or maybe he wants to join the Green Party, who knows?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 11:22 AM
Response to Original message
18. i hear he is tired of the shit. and could win if he ran. and not the dems not voting but
those pissed at him thinking he threw anti choicers under bus.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 03:28 PM
Response to Original message
23. While I wouldn't use your exact wording
he did seem to manage to piss off everybody. I guess it took him a few weeks to actually get that message.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AnnieBW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 07:31 PM
Response to Original message
24. When his consituents realized that he was a douchebag
and was living at C Street, I think he figured that the jig was up.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue May 21st 2024, 05:22 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC