When your opponents can bury you with your own words, your political career is not long for this world. Liberal Senator Mark Udall’s campaign team thought it’d be smart to tweet out a link to an old story on how much Udall is such a mountain climber (new drinking game: drink every time Udall mentions mountain climbing or Hickenlooper mentions beer or geology… just kidding – alcohol poisoning sucks!). The problem with the story? When Udall utters this line we bet he’d now wished he didn’t:
Udall said. “I’m much more inclined to look at what people do, as opposed to what they say.” [the Peak emphasis]
Oh, the irony. Just this week Udall started a tour of Colorado, ironically called True to Colorado (from the man caught in “The Lie of the Year”?) where he hopes people pay attention to only his words and not his extremely liberal record of the past six years. From the heights of hypocrisy, Udall has repeatedly tried these past few days to make this his motto:
“At the heart of freedom is the freedom to be left alone.”
First from his speech to the Democratic Assembly, to a campaign video, and finally in a tweet, Udall has been using this line. Pretty words Udall, but like you said yourself, let’s examine your actions. You’ve voted 99% of the time with Obama. You want to pass more regulation on equal pay, when you yourself pay your female staff 84 cents to every male staff dollar. You said yourself you were proud to cast the deciding vote on a bill that stripped 337,000 Coloradans of health insurance plans they liked, while making a drastic overhaul to an industry that is 1/6th of the entire United States economy:
“I look forward to casting that last vote.”
If you believe the heart of freedom is the freedom to be left alone, why were you proud to be the deciding vote on such an intrusive bill into the most private matters of Coloradans?
You took our health plans, you took our doctors, and you took our freedom to choose. The only freedom you’ve left us is the freedom to be free of you. Come November we’ll finally free ourselves to be left alone from you.