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March 22, 2010

Stupak's Opponent Becomes Instant Hero

Posted: 05:47 PM ET

NOTE: Rep. Bart Stupak will be our guest tonight on LKL.

By Alex Pappas
via DailyCaller.com

Dr. Dan Benishek was flipping the channels between the Michigan State basketball game and Fox News last night when the phone calls started coming through.

The Republican doctor running for a seat in Congress representing Michigan’s Upper Peninsula area had just become a Tea Party hero — and he wasn’t prepared. More than $20,000 in campaign donations poured in Sunday night alone. Benishek’s secret? He’s running against Bart Stupak, the eight-term Democrat whose last-minute deal allowed President Obama’s health-care legislation to pass.

"It’s hard to sort it all out, to tell you the truth, because I’m not a pro at this,” Benishek told The Daily Caller. “I’m just a regular person.”

Benishek, who has never run for office, doesn’t have a campaign Web site (for now, a Facebook page that has increased from 700 to 14,000 followers will do) or staff for that matter (his wife is taking press calls while he searches for a campaign manager). But by late last night, the RNC had stepped in and set up a PayPal account for him so he could raise money online.

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kathe   March 22nd, 2010 6:20 pm ET

YOU MEAN A HATE GROUP PARTY HERO. WOW i WOULD BE REALLY PROUD OF THAT ONE. WHAT I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW IS HOW MANY REPUPLICANS REALLY WANTED TO VOTE FOR HEALTH CARE BUT WERE TO SCARRED TO DUE TO TREATHS FROM THERE OWN. STUPAK IS AN AMERICAN HERO WHO DID THE RIGHT THING LAST NIGHT.


Joe G. (Illinois)   March 22nd, 2010 6:23 pm ET

“Such as.” That’s my comment.


Jim Carroll   March 22nd, 2010 6:46 pm ET

HE IS NO HERO IN MY BOOK. JUST ANOTHER DO NOTHING REPUBLICAN.
SUPER GREAT PRESIDENT OBAMA
SHAME ON REPUBLICANS FOR VOTING NO ON HEALTH-CARE.
ALL WE WILL HAVE TO DO IS LOOK FOR THE (R) BEFORE YOUR NAME. WE WILL DEFEAT YOU IN NOVEMBER 2010. READ MORE
AT INTERNETFREEPRESS. WE WILL BREAK AN OFF YEAR ELECTION
BY ELECTING MORE DEMOCRATS IN NOVEMBER.


Theresa   March 22nd, 2010 7:34 pm ET

What pray tell did he do that made him a hero......I know he's a Republican...so,that's all it takes to be a politician in the Republican Party. No substance, only that you oppose anything that the Pres. of the US thinks might be a good policy. That's what you call principles...no need to have brains by the sound of it!!!


DR GARY   March 22nd, 2010 8:42 pm ET

LAST NIGHT, WAS A ONE NIGHT STAND THAT THE DEMOCRAPS ARE HISTORY MAKERS AND HISTORY.
The majority of the democraps (I did spell it right.) took a major step as one commentator said, “shereading the Construction.” Muslim, Husain said in his speech to the nation. “We proved that we are still a people capable of doing big things and tacking big challenges.” Muslim Husain left out one line, “and moving closer toward destroying America’s foundation., I put Husain and Panokio (oops, Pelosi) on the same level as Hitler and Castro. Same mentality and moving toward the same direction. They do not care about what the Americans want. Those are BIG DEMONS that they operate under. THINK ABOUT THIS. IF THE Health Care Reform plan IS SO great, WHY DOES IT EXEMPT, Michelle, Congress, Senators and their families? See PAGE 114 LINE 22. IN MOST CASES, it’s going to be the same people who have no health care FOR GENERATIONS. YOU CAN’T DRAIN BLOOD OUT OF A TURNIP. Most are, “GENERATIONAL WELFARE FAMILIES.” THEY’LL BE PUMPING OUT MORE BABIES BY THE MULTITUDE AND WE’LL PAY FOR THEIR ABORTIONS. The Grandma’s will get board. They won’t be raising them while they go out to reproduce. (Meow) The Middle Class Americans will be taxed eventually to pay. Muslim Husain needs to be Impeached and Nancy Panokio removed. THE ONE GOOD THING THAT WILL COME FORM THIS. It will be a long, long time before another democrap is elected as president. WE NEED AN INDEPENDENT. God’s Word says,


sheila crone   March 22nd, 2010 9:01 pm ET

It is interesting to read the comments by Obamacare supporters. Instead of enjoying the "win", they are spending their time slamming Republicans. Why? They almost seem threatened by anyone who does not agree with them. Hate? These comments are filled with hate for people who are not like them. Settle down. You won. However, it will not be a lasting victory.


Theresa   March 22nd, 2010 10:14 pm ET

@Dr. Gary...aren't you lucky you live in a democracy......in some countries if you spoke of your President like that you'd be in jail. Are you deaf or blind...Pres. Obama is not a Muslim ...& if he was so what. By,the sounds of it you're a \Republican or Tea Party member.....the parties of No & absolutely NO PROGRESSION!!!


A. Smith, Oregon   March 22nd, 2010 11:45 pm ET

The same wing-nuts in the Tea-Party and Republican party would also pour money into a Lee Harvey Oswald campaign fund.

Resorting to white supremacists in their membership shouting the N-Word at Democratic Congressmen and Babykiller by a Republican Congressman at another Democratic Congressmen (Stupak) is the ugly public reality of this festering group of morass.

With minority Republican Congressional leader John Boehner stating the Republican's will commit Armageddon against America in overturning the Health Care bill, it seems even treasonous comments by government officials are now under the Republican OK.


DefendUrRights   March 23rd, 2010 12:34 am ET

L. Langston,Texas

Bart Stupak took the road most traveled and became one of the move despised, disingenuous, and reprehensible people that I have ever seen.

He chose to hide behind the issue of abortion – because he couldn't have a logica, intelligent debate over the issues – HE HID BEHIND ABORTION. This is one of the most reprehensible actions that I have ever seen.

We have a new word for our Dictionary today: Stupak'ed
"You've been Stupak'ed."

No doubt that these words will make a person's stomach turn; you will know that you've been had, suckered...

"You've been Stupak'ed." Kind of like being screwed over.

It's about the fact that the other person simply wasn't capable of the intellectual or moral rigor that was needed in the argument and he or she was afraid of being found out.

So – he or she "Stupak'ed" you.

Stupak – how does it feel to have received grant monies for three airports – and to find out about that right before you change your vote.

Everyone knows that the executive order has about as much value as toilet paper. So why did you do it?

I think you are a scummy liberal Democrat.


DefendUrRight   March 23rd, 2010 12:36 am ET

We have a new word for our Dictionary today: Stupak'ed

"You've been Stupak'ed."

No doubt that these words will make a person's stomach turn; you will know that you've been had, suckered...

"You've been Stupak'ed." Kind of like being screwed over.

It's about the fact that the other person simply wasn't capable of the intellectual or moral rigor that was needed in the argument and he or she was afraid of being found out.

So – he or she "Stupak'ed" you.

I don't buy it. You are REPREHENSIBLE. You don't know the bill and can't argue its merits. YoU HID like a coward.


aliceb   March 23rd, 2010 12:56 am ET

Why are Republicans such a hateful,negative, nasty group of people?


aliceb   March 23rd, 2010 12:59 am ET

Why are Republicans such a negative, nasty, uncaring group of people.


Ann-Virginia   March 23rd, 2010 3:09 am ET

Bart Stupak had the courage to stand for what he believed.Why can't Republicans respect the man for that,instead of calling him a baby killer?Republicans have twice disrespected the decorum of congress,which,in my opinion,warrents immediate expulsion from said body permanently.They have no respect for the rules used to govern & if they have no respect for thr e rules of how we govern,how could they have any respect for each other or the Americans who put them in congress??I wouldn't vote for any fool who had no more respect for his fellow congressmen than this idiot showed.Boot the fool out along with Wilson for disrespecting the office of the President.What the hell has America come to?


Ann-Virginia   March 23rd, 2010 3:15 am ET

To DefendUrRights:Do you do standup for a living or is it just a hobby?I laughed til my sides hurt!You are so funny!Keep up the good work.


Ann-Virginia   March 23rd, 2010 3:18 am ET

TO:Aliceb,Republicans have always been like that,only it is far nastier,more hateful ,nastier& now,more racist than at anytime during my 65 yrs.on this planet.My hopes are that this will be teir undoing.I will celebrate!!!


Hugh in California   March 23rd, 2010 12:59 pm ET

If some democrat yelled out loud on the floor of the house the republicans would want his or her head on a platter, but when a fellow GOP does it, they call 'em a patriotic hero! What a bunch of hypocrites and phonies!

I don't want to hear a bunch of garbage from republicans on this blog about ME being hateful. I'm not fooled by such tactics. It's just a lot of fake rhetoric.

Black congressmen where called the "N word" dozens of times outside by teabagging racist demonstrators, and one was even spit on! Why doesn't all these so called patriotic republicans denounce this vile behavior? They don't want to lose the support from those who think like they do!


Emeka   March 23rd, 2010 3:46 pm ET

Americans are just vain. You waste your time on non-sense issues. No wonder you guys waste billions on litigation every year. There are more important issues facing your nation and the world than what one man said. Well it's america, enjoy the show


Merlyn   March 23rd, 2010 5:23 pm ET

I really think the republicians have a plan, and it is a NASTY plan. IN the society today with the toxic and nutrient deficient foods we consume people are coming down with all different dis-eases even kids. Obesity would be considered a pre-existing condition I assume. The sector of the society live on supplements. This is why John McCain has been fighting to get a law pass banning citizens from buying Nutrients without a doctor's approvals. Can anyone believe that, but it is TRUE!!!. Doctors know Nothing of nutrients. The plan is bigger than we might think. If we are eating nutrient deficient foods and cannot buy supplements to supplement our diet, then we will come down with diseases which will eventually lead to death. I know this is what John McCain wants to decrease the population. GOD is in charge


eJay   March 23rd, 2010 6:41 pm ET

The party of no, hate, and fear are showing their true colors.


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