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That’s right, Obama and Stupak have reached an agreement. And guess who blinked?

Rep. Bart Stupak has made it official: he has reached an agreement with the White House to ensure no federal funds will go to abortion. “We’ve all stood on principle,” he told reporters.

The question raised by the Stupak deal: If Democrats already had the votes needed this morning–and by every indication, they did — why give pro-life groups anything? The answer comes down to a desire to allow vulnerable Democrats to vote no. In other words, the deal was cut not to pass the bill, but to protect the majority.

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One Comment

  1. Hence a new term is born “He stupaked it in.”


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