We don’t know if you’re like us, but, after Sunday night, we just needed a little TLC. We curled up on the couch with our favorite blanket, a nice warm mug of cocoa in hand (marshmallows!), some gooey Mac ’n’ Cheese in a bowl, and this video on repeat.
Now, as much as we want to make sure you, PeakNation™, are getting the TLC you need today (stay warm, it’s freezing out there), we bring this up because of a new study released by CQ Weekly. In the study, CQ grades all members of Congress on whether they voted with Obama or not. Why is this important? If you remember in the video above, Senator Mark Udall said this memorable line:
“Coloradans are going to reelect me based on my record, not the President’s record, not what the President’s done, but what I’ve done.” [the Peak emphasis]
Before you fret about having to research how the two differ, let’s tip our hats to Udall for keeping it simple for us. Of the 86 votes President Obama has taken a stance on, Senator Mark Udall has voted with him 99% of the time.
Udall is closer to Obama’s record than any of Colorado’s House Democrats. His record is even closer to Obama than Boulder-centric Polis (79%) or deeply-blue Denver Democrat Diana Degette (94%).
So if his record—again, the record he wants to run on—is more aligned with Obama than our most liberal Congressional representatives’ records, how could he ever portray himself as a Colorado moderate?