Seems the Democrats forced healthcare upon us and then are running for the hills rather than face election campaigns that will more than likely see them have to answer to their contituents and most likely be voted out of office. The most controversial Democrat Representative of them all announced his plans to run away and hide i.e. retire today. Michigan Representative Bart Stupak, who sold out on the final day of the healthcare debate, announced he would not be seeking re-election.
Stupak was adamant that he was not running from the consequences of his controversial sellout.
"The tea party did not run me out," he said in a telephone interview. "If you know me and my personality, I would welcome the challenge."
Maybe the tea parties and angry constituents did not run him out, but it seems pretty obvious he is hiding from facing the music.
Bart Stupak's decision to bow out comes amid a string of recent retirements by Democrats, including Reps. William Delahunt of Massachusetts and Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island, and Senators Evan Bayh of Indiana, Christopher Dodd of Connecticut and Byron Dorgan.