Bart Stupak was among the few who thought you could be a conservative Democrat. He was a Michigan Representative from 1993 to 2011. He was staunchly and openly pro-life.
He wanted to support the Affordable [?] Care Act, but was held back by his pro-life principles. He announced that he and several other Democrats wouldn’t vote for the bill unless it was amended to prohibit federal payment for abortion.
He faced enormous pressure from Obama and the Left to support Obamacare. He finally had to unplug his phone because of "obscene phone calls and threats… a living hell,” typical left-wing tactics.
“In March 2010, President Obama and Stupak reached an understanding whereby the President promised to sign an Executive Order barring federal funding of abortion through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and Stupak and several of his allies promised to withdraw their opposition…”
Stupak was "perhaps the single most important rank-and-file House member in passing the bill.”
How effective was Stupak in opposing Obama’s agenda? “I am perplexed and disappointed that, having negotiated the Executive Order with the President, not only does the HHS mandate violate the Executive Order but it also violates statutory law.” How well did he represent his conservative constituents? Stupak retired.
Catholic Alison Grimes is pro-choice. “I am supportive of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade,” but says, “The president and I disagree on a lot of things.”
You’re naïve if you think a fledgling Sen. Grimes could do more to thwart Harry Reid and Obama than the four-term, more conservative Rep. Stupak.
If conservatives fail to vote for Mitch McConnell and allow a Grimes victory, Obama’s effort to turn this country away from its Constitutional path will proceed.
Shame on you, if you do!