Just before the landmark health care vote last month, our own Eagle Forum founder and president, Phyllis Schlafly, asked: "Can a politician be both pro-life and be a Democrat?" Mr. Stupak answered this question with a resounding “No” by when he cast his YES vote on the pro-abortion government-run health care bill on March 21st. In the end, Bart Stupak voted for Big Government—a big no-no for a swiftly growing number of Americans today— and what’s worse, the whole nation watched him do it. Stupak has become the poster child for the politician who will “talk the talk” but won’t “walk the walk.”
Americans have made it very clear over the past year that they are sick and tired of politicians who take one position at home to get elected, but who then turn around and do the opposite in Washington, D.C. Mr. Stupak is a prime example of such a politician, and his brand is at the top of the target list of independents, TEA Partiers, Reagan Democrats, and pro-life grassroots conservatives. This year the Silent Majority has reclaimed an active roll in politics and elections, and we can be sure that they will follow through in ousting politicians in November who couldn’t follow through last March.