Rep. Bart Stupak Won't Seek Re-Election
Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) is calling it quits in November. He's had enough of the obscene phone calls from "tea-partiers" over his health care bill shenanigans and won't seek re-election.
Stupak told The Hill newspaper a week before the bill's passage that fighting the measure had been "a living hell" and that obscene calls to his home had forced his wife to unplug the phones.
From the Hill:
“All the phones are unplugged at our house — tired of the obscene calls and threats. She won’t watch TV,” Stupak said during the interview. “People saying they’re going to spit on you and all this. That’s just not fun.” Stupak's wife had reported receiving death threats.
I doubt anyone is sorry to see him go, but it also shouldn't go unnoticed how infantile and crass the anti-choice movement can get. Until they grow up and learn how to behave -- which includes responding with reasoned arguments from their brain instead of taunts and threats from their potty mouths and trigger fingers, no one should be considering them for anything but kindergarten.
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