This is infuriating:
An aide to Rep. Bart Stupak (D. Mich.) coordinated opposition to a Senate compromise on the place of abortion in health care legislation this morning with the Republican Senate leadership, the Conference Catholic Bishops, and other anti-abortion groups, according to a chain of frantic emails obtained this morning by POLITICO.
The emails show that Stupak — who has so far remained silent on language accepted by Senator Ben Nelson (D. Neb.) and faces intense pressure from the White House to accept it — is already working behind the scenes to oppose the compromise.
They also demonstrate a previously unseen degree of coordination between Stupak and the office of Republican leader Mitch McConnell.
The thing I don’t understand is why his colleagues tolerate this. I can understand leadership needing to be cagey, but don’t the other members of the Democratic House have the right to go to a microphone and publicly savage this attention-seeking scumbag? Shun the guy. Refuse to work with him on anything. He wants to be a Republican, let him.