Well, at least Bart Stupak can read the writing on the wall. He is leaving his Congressional seat before he is shown the door by the Michigan voters. FOX News reports >>>
Rep. Bart Stupak Announces His Retirement After Health Care Controversy
Michigan Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak, the central player in a grueling abortion debate underlying the health care law, announced Friday he will retire from Congress at the end of this term, because “it’s time to begin a new and exciting chapter.”
Flanked by his wife and other supporters, Stupak said he made the decision within the last 36 hours not to seek a 10th term and he is choosing to step down because he thinks he has achieved his goal of universal health care.
“When I first ran for Congress in 1992, I campaigned on a pledge to make affordable, quality health care a right, not a privilege, for all Americans. I promised the people of the First District that I would not accept the insurance that Members of Congress receive — the Federal Employees Health Benefit Package — until all Americans could have access to that same quality of care. For the last 18 years, I have kept that promise, he said at a press conference in Marquette, Mich.
“Last month, we finally accomplished what I set out to do 18 years ago — we passed comprehensive national health care reform,” Stupak said.(read more)