Sen. Mark Udall likes to talk the outdoors, his deep devotion (when convenient) to the Second Amendment, the environment, yadda, yadda.
But it seems that President Obama’s got his tongue, when it comes to his signature “achievement,” Obamacare.
That grand achievement has come under fire, from raging tea-party types like New Hampshire Democrat Jeanne Shaheen, who told the White House that businesses in her state have told her they do not know how to comply with the law.
Of course, Cheap Seats has no illusions about Shaheen’s motivations. She’s up for election in 2014, as is Udall.
Udall ‘s silence would be understandable if it was just Shaheen. But it wasn’t just Shaheen, who hails from a conservative state, at least by lax New England standards.
But what of Tom Harkin of Iowa, whose love for big government grows as high as a jackass’s eye?
The chairman of the appropriations subcommittee on health care, Harkin told the New York Times he was displeased that Obama took money from public health prevention programs and funneled it into advertising for the law.
Then Max Baucus of Montana gave Obama’s administration a “failing grade” in handling the law, which Baucus fashioned.
Then Benjamin L. Cardin of Maryland said he was worried that the largest health insurer in Maryland was planning a big rate increase.
And through it all, Udall has been silent about Obamacare.
It’s almost like he doesn’t want people to know he voted for it.