Whew once again u are in the thick of thing--but didn’t it make your heart feel good about passage of. Health Care ----and. The. Nuns pushed it over the finish line--as usual in the fcore front of. Social. Justice and a daring willingness. To break with the. Boys--if you need a tonic. Go to the. Nuns exhibit @ the. Smithsonian--Ripley. Center. Gives the 250 year history of. Nuns in. Usa. And their role in shaping. Our country and producing 1000s of women leaders with names like. Pelosi. Mikulski. FerrarO. Sebilius.--takes less than an hour. You are doing great.
Remember the Obamacare signing ceremony and Sr. Keehan regaling with her presidential pen?
It has been my privilege to work with the President and his team over the past seven years. With CHA’s deep gratitude for his leadership and concern for the well-being of all Americans, it is my honor and pleasure now to introduce the President of the United States, Barack Obama.
I don't know whether this is appropriate, but I just told Sister Carol I love her. We would not have gotten the Affordable Care Act done had it not been for her.
On March 24, Clinton replied to Mikulski's email:
Let’s hear it for the nuns--I knew when they came out, the die was cast and Bart [Stupak] would get his knuckles rapped. Now, let’s wrap this up in the Senate and go drink something unhealthy! All your AIPAC [American Israel Public Affairs Committee] friends told me you’re doing well so take care and keep going – w the wind at you [sic] back and my fervent cheers--Hillary.
However, his knuckles must have gotten rapped mightily--a reference to the strict discipline enforced upon Catholic school students--and voila, Stupak reversed his position, voting for Obamacare. President Obama promised that federal taxpayer $$$s would not go to abortion ("wink"), took out his pen, and signed an Executive Order to prove he was a man of his word.
Upon the bill's passage, Stupak boldly proclaimed:
It is the Democrats who, through the president’s executive order, ensure that the sanctity of life is protected.
As it ends up, the President schnookered Stupak, as federal taxpayer $$$s continue to pay for abortions. And Stupak retired.
For the record, here's the email correspondence:
Let the discussion begin...