The dictionary defines the slang word snookered as:  to lead another into a situation in which all possible choices are undesirable; a trap.  When I heard this morning that the White House was offering Congressman Bart Stupak, in exchange for his “yes” vote for Obamacare, an executive order that would in effect restore the vigor of the Hyde Amendment to the Federal ban on the use of Federal funds to pay for abortions, I said to myself, “ Stupak is being snookered!”

You may recall that Obama, in faithfulness to his pledge to Planned Parenthood International, that he would remove the ban on Federal funding of abortions, did so on his first day in the White House after being inaugurated.  He signed an executive order canceling the Hyde Amendment’s ban on Federal funding of abortion.

So now that Stupak has agreed to vote “yes” on the Obamacare bill, it remains to be seen to what extent Obama will actually issue an Executive Order worth anything to the pro-life cause.  My guess is that he will not, and so STUPAK HAS BEEN SNOOKERED!

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I am a retired Roman Catholic Bishop, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, Texas
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