Two pro-life GOP members close to Stupak tell NRO that any Stupak deals are off. They just spoke with him and they said he's finished with Pelosi. They rejected his enrollment corrections proposal.
let's hope so ...
Veteran Democratic Rep. John Dingell vowed Saturday to work to defeat fellow Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak (D) on abortion in the healthcare bill.
Stupak and a bloc of Democrats who oppose abortion rights had been wrangling with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic leaders on Friday night to add additional provisions to the health bill that would add rules restricting federal subsidies under the plan from going to subsidize purchasing plans that cover abortion services.
After Democrats had appeared set to press forward with their bill without Stupak and his allies, the leadership appeared to backtrack on Friday. The move angered members of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, and appeared to reflect just how close the final vote count has been breaking down for Pelosi and Democrats.
"I'm going to try to show him the error of his ways, and I'm also going to try to see to it that we beat him on this," Dingell said on MSNBC. "Because this is a matter of the utmost humanitarian and economic concern to this nation."
Dingell is the head of the Michigan coalition and Stupak's mentor. Evidently, they think he has some sway over him.
What I'd like to know what sway Stupak has over the rest of his little band. Are they all as nihilistic and stupid as he is? Can't they be peeled off now that everyone finally knows just who they are?