Democrats are falling all over themselves to link U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner to President Trump, which is probably why they keep tripping over their own strategy.
One week they’re jumping for joy over news that Gardner and Trump are divided on an issue, hoping it will damage the Coloradan with his Republican base.
Then they attack Gardner for voting with Trump’s agenda once the dust settles in policy disputes.
Not surprisingly, the media are falling for the latest Democratic talking points, note how Colorado Politics leads their story:
There’s a number Colorado voters will be hearing a lot between now and the 2020 election: 98.
That’s the percentage of times U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican seeking his second term, has voted with the Trump administration, according to one measure.
Ouch, that’s really going to NOT hurt Gardner with the base, at all.
The reason Dems are excited about the number, is because Gardner wielded Obama’s agenda over the head of his opponent in the last election, former U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, pointing out that Udall voted with Obama 99% of the time.
There’s one huge problem with the rationale this flies both ways.
Voters were furious with the Obama agenda, namely Obamacare, which stripped away low-cost health insurance from Coloradans that’s actually worth a damn.
Voters were also done with Udall’s arrogance and presumption that he was entitled to the Senate seat because he was a Udall.
Sort of like the same arrogance John Hickenlooper has displayed of late, presuming he’s entitled to the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat.
Fast forward to Gardner, and we see he’s supporting an administration that turned our economy around, took a hammer to the unemployment rate, and got rid of the tax on everyone who couldn’t buy into the Obamacare system.
Democrats should remember, especially as they begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, that Americans might not personally like the man, but they love what Trump is doing for our economy and our country.
Ironically, Democrats are forgetting their own Golden Rule.
It’s the economy, stupid.