Over the weekend, Sen. Cory Booker stumped for vulnerable Sen. Mark Udall. According to Lynn Bartels at The Denver Post‘s Spot blog, Booker described Gardner as a wingnut, but the problem is that it’s actually Udall who is on the fringe. From the Post:
“Booker described Gardner as a ‘wingnut’ and said the reason the country is interested in Udall’s race is because ‘so goes Colorado in November, so goes America.'”
But, just last month, the New York Times had this to say about Udall:
“Per our numbers, the biggest ideological gap between candidates is in Colorado. Democrat Mark Udall is rated as the most liberal of the candidates running in a competitive Senate race this year.”
The New York Times isn’t exactly a shill for the right either. But, the facts are the facts. Udall is only one or two of politicians in competitive races who continue to oppose the Keystone Pipeline, for example. Udall sided with fellow wingnut Tom Steyer and his radical environmental policies. The stimulus? Udall noted that a lot of good projects were cut from the bloated, wasteful program. Translation: he wanted a bigger program. Then, there was the Obamacare issue.
Booker can lob all the lies and half-truths from the left he wants, but Udall’s record of voting with Obama 99% of the time speaks for itself.