Brian Burch for CatholicVoteAction.org about Stupak’s giving in on abortion: “We were betrayed.”
Moreover, in a call to arms:
Over the next 7 months, we will be preparing for the November elections.
Any politician who supported this bill must pay a price. And that price is ultimately paid at the ballot box.
The backers of this health care bill never gave up. They fought for nearly a year against public opinion, and wore down their opponents until they got what they wanted.
We must resolve to do the same.
Remember what happened last night.
Remember how you feel right now.
November will be here before you know it.
This means opposing Democrats. Will the bishops be aboard?
Later: Not unless they debark the ObamaCare Express, to judge by what Cliff Kincaid says :
While commentators speculate as to whether Stupak was in favor of health care legislation all along and was always intending to vote for it, the real attention should be on the Bishops. They were playing the double-game, acting as if the legislation had to be toughened-up in order to be more pro-life, while insisting it be expanded to cover more immigrants. They were sounding conservative and liberal at the same time. All along they were active players because, in the end, they wanted to see national health care legislation passed.
(Thanks to Nicholas Stix for the heads-up on this.)