Remember it's just FOX that cheerleads for the GOP, certainly MSNBC doesn't serve as an arm for the radical Left:
Wow, she's obsessed. "Anti-abortion stunt"?!? So Stupak stands up for his beliefs by wanting to make sure that a notoriously deceitful, Dem-led Congress doesn't insert language forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions and Maddow resorts to childish insults and smear tactics to attack him...any wonder the Left constantly reminds us she's the best! But this is what Democrats who refuse to toe the line get in return. Any wonder why conservative Democrats are often afraid to speak out? For MSNBC and all the other yahoos on the Left ideology trumps party affiliation.
Consider the trashing of Bart Stupak, the Democratic congressman from Michigan. At this writing Stupak holds the future of the health-care legislation in his hands. He and other anti-abortion lawmakers are withholding votes needed for passage until Speaker Nancy Pelosi agrees to include an amendment that would withhold funding from insurance companies that include abortion among services insured.
Specifically, the Stupak amendment reads: “No funds authorized or appropriated by this Act (or an Amendment made by this Act) may be used to pay for any abortion or to cover any part of the costs of any health plan that includes coverage of abortion.”
The “any health plan” phrase is driving the progressives mad. Liberal TV talk-show host Rachel Maddow devoted a show to attacking Stupak and to underscoring that the amendment wouldn’t merely prohibit federal cash from subsidizing abortions. It would jeopardize entire funding streams for insurance companies should they offer abortions. Maddow and her producers seem to consider this infamy original to Stupak: making one practice so costly that the entire system rejects it.
As Maddow notes, the utility of a method like Stupak’s isn’t necessarily confined to health insurance. Such an amendment “could be hijacking anything.” The outrage.
The Stupak method is hardly original. Civil rights activists operating in the early 1970s included Title IX in federal legislation. The Title had a worthy goal: ensure that no one -- male or female, black or white -- “be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” That bit of language in the law gave rights activists the tool they needed to hijack.