Take Rep. Bart Stupak, who got his 15 minutes of fame by posing as that contradiction in terms, a "pro-life Democrat." What that means is he's theoretically opposed to abortion, but fundamentally supports the Democratic party, which is rabidly pro-abortion.
Listen to him telling, straight-up, what he was going to do, long before Sunday's shameful sellout (h-t reader CR):
See? He said, right up-front, what he'd do. And he did it. Why the surprise?
This is why the much-maligned Phyllis Schlafly is right to write about the myth of the pro-life Democrat.
Now, I say that, in addition to the fact that apart from the abortion issue, the Democratic party is doggedly opposed to most distinctively Christian values.
Ironically, Stupak was poised to receive a "Defender of Life" award from the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List. They had the integrity to deny it to him, after his sellout. But why did they imagine he'd hang tough? He's a Democrat, supporter of a rabidly anti-life party, and of the most doctrinnaire pro-abortion extremist every to run for (let alone hold) the Presidency.
The Washington Times calls Stupak a coward.
I don't know that Stupak was being a coward.
He was just being a Democrat.
If you're tempted, next November, to vote for any Democrat, because (s)he is pro-life or pro-guns or right on any other single issue, remember this moment of shame, when the Dems hung together in unraveling the Constitution, and the American ideal.