Normally I don’t encourage you to call out of your district, and when it comes to swaying opinion I still don’t. Think of this as a charity case.

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.

We’re not ignoring you, Bart! If you have free time, and you feel like paying for a long distance call, feel free to phone Stupak’s office on Monday. Tell them that you think about him every time you donate to Connie Saltonstall.

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41 replies
  1. 1
    Joseph Nobles says:

    Read the whole thing! I think he’s telling outright lies about the Dem. leadership like this one:

    “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.”

    He’s twisting something into something his hateful mindset wants to hear, I guarantee. I expect him on Glenn Beck for an hour on Monday.

  2. 2
    gbear says:

    This is my favorite posting all week. Poor neglected babe.

    Cry us a river, fucker.

  3. 3
    jackie says:

    I’ll fax him my act blue receipt monday to cheer him up.

  4. 4
    dmsilev says:

    National Review Online, huh? Wonder how long it’ll be before Stupak is asking to see Obama’s birth certificate or is publicly supporting Dick Cheney.


  5. 5
    bemused says:

    Stupak said “they’re ignoring me”. He didn’t say they’re ignoring us. So who are all the 9 to 12 Dems he claims? Some say they will vote no, some are playing coy since I paid attention earlier today.

  6. 6
    Zuzu's Petals says:

    @Joseph Nobles:

    Agreed. Name names, Bart. You won’t because you’re a dishonest hack.

  7. 7
    Elisabeth says:

    I bet he wishes Rachel Maddow would ignore him.

  8. 8
    demo woman says:

    Stupak has been in congress for a long time. Has he ever voted for HSA or other deductions having to do with lowering taxes on Health insurance? If he has, he has already deprived the government of taxes that they could have received. Did the tax saving come from folks that had abortions? I don’t know but guess they could have.
    Stupak is a hypocrite.. Someone needs to call him and ask if he is going to introduce a law preventing people from deducting health insurance costs from their taxes if that insurance covers abortion.

  9. 9
    Napoleon says:

    @Joseph Nobles:

    He is such a twisted scum bag. Who for a moment would think that anyone would make that argument to him.

    Well I am off to donate against him.

  10. 10
    demkat620 says:

    I did call the other day.

    I asked them what part of the Hyde Amendment Bart didn’t understand. They hung up.

    Then I called the DNC and the DCCC and told them no more money if they were going to support this assclown’s re-election.

    It’s a small threat but if enough of us do it, they’ll get the message.

  11. 11
    L. Ron Obama says:

    People still pay extra for long distance?

  12. 12
    Delia says:

    Oh noes, Rachel and the GOS are saying mean things about Barty and his feelings are hurt and his friends aren’t calling him like they used to.

    Does this mean he gets to play the Poor, Poor Pitiful Me card?

  13. 13
    fourlegsgood says:

    I think bunnies in his state should be nervous tonight.


    what a whiny ass titty baby

  14. 14
    Lev says:

    Connie Saltonstall has already raised over 20k in about a day on ActBlue. I think it’s time to see some online moneybombs.

  15. 15
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    “They’re ignoring me,” he says, in a phone interview with National Review Online.

    I’m not gonna be ignORED, Nan!

    Wow. I didn’t think he’d be so upfront about his real motivation.

  16. 16
    mr. whipple says:

    Oh noes, Rachel and the GOS are saying mean things about Barty and his feelings are hurt and his friends aren’t calling him like they used to.

    I’d like the FBI to visit him and ask some questions about his subsidized housing.

  17. 17
    El Cid says:


  18. 18
    slag says:

    Poor guy. He sounds so sad. You’d almost think someone was denying him the right to control his own reproductive organs. Ahhh well…we all have our crosses to bear.

  19. 19
    PeakVT says:

    With a whine like that, Stupid would fit right in with the Republican Party.

  20. 20
    Violet says:

    “In an interview with National Review online.” That pretty much says it all. Of course he’ll do the Beck/Hannity/Limbaugh rounds. They’re the only ones who will give him a microphone now. His fifteen minutes are almost up and he knows it.

  21. 21
    jnfr says:

    If Stupak takes donations from insurance companies, and any of those companies has ever made a profit off insurance policies providing abortion, then by his own “fungability of all cash” argument, Stupak himself is soiled.

    Poor baby.

  22. 22
    Mnemosyne says:

    @Joseph Nobles:

    He’s twisting something into something his hateful mindset wants to hear, I guarantee.

    I’ve been asking wingnuts how they plan to support an additional million-plus kids in foster care every year if they make abortion illegal, but apparently all of those women who would have aborted if it was legal will instead become happy, radiant mothers and there will be no consequences whatsoever like, say, increased poverty or child abuse. And they’ll all be rich, so we won’t need any additional money for WIC or AFDC or foster care or low-income housing.

    Apparently the wingnuts can talk about throwing old and disabled people off Social Security because it’s too expensive but we can’t ask how the wingnuts are planning to pay for all of these additional children that they want other people to have.

  23. 23
    Zuzu's Petals says:


    As it turns out, universal coverage may actually reduce the number of abortions.

  24. 24
    Mnemosyne says:

    @Zuzu’s Petals:

    That’s the thing, though — they don’t care about reducing the number of abortions, or they’d be pushing for comprehensive sex education. They don’t care about babies, or they’d be pushing for universal prenatal care. They don’t care about women, or they’d make it easier to have kids and hold down a decent job.

    What they care about is punishing women by forcing them to have babies they don’t want. Period.

    (Not that you didn’t know all of that, but I had to say it again anyway.)

  25. 25
    Zuzu's Petals says:


    Twue, twue.

  26. 26
    Nick says:

    There sure is whole lots of smugness across the blogs on Stupak today. Will everyone still be happy when the House defeats HCR? THE VOTES ARE NOT THERE. So why the fuck are we not kissing every member’s ass, even people like Stupak??? Is Pelosi that sure she has the votes???

  27. 27
    Tim F. says:

    @Nick: Stupak’s giving interviews to NRO. He’s gone and not coming back.

  28. 28
    kay says:


    Nick, he’s out there saying that Democrats who don’t support his amendment are opposed to “paying for more children”.

    Which, of course, is the exact opposite of what he argued last week, where he said wasn’t hoping to deny abortions, he just didn’t want taxpayer money going to fund abortion.

    He’s now saying the Senate bill without his amendment will lead to more abortions.

    He’s saying his fellow Democrats are babykillers, if they vote for the bill.

    I think we can safely say he’s a lost cause. My hope is he’s gone so over the top he pisses off the members of his own little gang ‘o 12, or whatever.

  29. 29
    geg6 says:

    Nick @26: On what planet do you think Stupak’s vote was ever gettable? And do you really think Hoyer would have come out this morning and said they were going ahead with or without him this morning if he wasn’t pretty damn sure they were gonna get enough votes? We got this. I feel it. But even if not, virtually outlawing abortion isn’t worth it. Perhaps being a man, you don’t get it. If that’s the case, you should probably find another party to back. Because the Dems aren’t gonna do that. Not and get another female vote, not to mention those of evolved men.

  30. 30
    Nick says:

    I don’t mean Stupak himself; sorry to be unclear. My point (and I do have one) is that we can’t afford to piss off ANY votes, and most likely, Stupak has ‘friends’ that share his dipshittitude yet might be ‘gettable.’ The entire liberal blogosphere is in party mode over this, acting like the bill is a done deal, polishing Pelosi’s crown and laughing at Stupak.

    I’ll wait until ‘216’ pops up on the C-Span vote counter.

  31. 31
    Nick says:

    And geg6: abortion is already bascially outlawed, the actual law notwithstanding. If you have the money or coverage, and live near a city, okay. If not? Stupak’s language doesn’t mean a hill of shit beause if you are pregnant and stuck, you are stuck.

  32. 32
    kay says:


    I think we’re too confident too, so I agree with you there.

    But I think Stupak saying all of the Democrats who voted for the Senate bill are babykillers is just not something any Democrat can (or should) respond to with any kind of offer or placating words. There are anti-abortion Democratic Senators, remember. They voted for the Senate bill.
    That’s a negotiation-ender. If he takes some of his House buddies with him, so be it.
    He blew it up.
    Just as an aside, I think it’s bullshit. Bart Stupak has ambitions, and he doesn’t want to vote for this bill.

  33. 33
    SIA says:

    I cheerfully tossed 50 bucks in the challengers hat yesterday. and feel myself getting all pissed again at this ass wanting to be all in my lady parts – money talks, and I’m going to say somethin’. Fucker.

  34. 34
    jackie says:

    Did anyone else see Nancy’s press conference on cspan.? I swear she looked giddy. I’m afraid to let my hope rise but she didn’t look like a worried woman. I trust her.

  35. 35
    Mnemosyne says:


    I’m actually not that worried about Stupak’s friends because he’s changed his story about how many of them there are more often than Joe McCarthy changed his count of Communists in the State Department. He wouldn’t be whining to the National Review if he still had some pull in the Democratic caucus.

    I’m not popping the champagne because you should never underestimate the Democrats’ ability to pull defeat from the jaws of victory, but Stupak isn’t on my radar anymore.

  36. 36
    Mnemosyne says:


    IMO, the one person who has gotten the job done over and over again in this whole mess is Nancy Pelosi. If she’s happy and says she has the votes, then I believe her.

    But I’m still not popping the champagne until the Clerk of the House certifies the vote.

  37. 37
    rob! says:

    Maddow tore Stupak a new one on tonight’s show. I hope it made him cry, the preening little bitch.

  38. 38
    Zuzu's Petals says:


    Next step is to call Stupak’s office and tell him why. Trust me, it’s waay satisfying.

  39. 39
    Yutsano says:

    Just kicked in $100. I feel better now.

  40. 40
    Zuzu's Petals says:

    Sorry my contribution was made too early to show up on the B-J thermometer. But we’re on it!

  41. 41
    Soul On Ice says:

    I don’t know Connie Saltonstall from Adam, but I do know she’s running against this assclown and that’s all I need to know.

    (another donation made)

    I’ll be sure to let Rep. Stupak’s office know that his arrogance and obstinance just motivated another cash dump in his opponent’s coffers. And that said cash dump will continue each time this buffoon opens his fat mouth about Democrats.

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