Udall Voted with President Obama 99 Percent of Time in 2013

February 4, 2014
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Udall voting with Obama in DC, refusing to campaign with him in Colorado

Udall voting with Obama in DC, refusing to campaign with him in Colorado

Sen. Mark Udall may not want to campaign with President Barack Obama but the Colorado Democrat has no problem voting with him.

Udall voted in favor of the president’s policies or positions 99 percent of the time in 2013, up from 96 percent in 2012, according to the Congressional Quarterly annual report on presidential support released Monday.         

 The report comes a week after Udall dodged questions from a CNN reporter following Obama’s State of the Union address, who asked whether the state’s senior senator would campaign with the president, whose approval numbers have fallen to an all-time low in Colorado.          

 State Rep. Amy Stephens (R-Monument) said the figures show that Udall is “blindly taking orders from President Obama instead of serving his constituents.”

 “After casting the deciding vote for Obamacare, Senator Udall has rarely missed an opportunity to cast a vote supporting the president’s failed agenda,” Stephens said in a statement. “He has failed to provide the independent leadership that Colorado expects from its elected officials and has proven that he would rather serve as a loyal foot solider for this administration and its disastrous policies.”

Stephens is one of four Republicans seeking the Senate nomination to challenge Udall in November.

Udall has taken a beating in the polls for voting for the increasingly unpopular Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, and also insisting that Coloradans may keep their previous health-care policies if they choose.

More than 335,000 Coloradans have seen their insurance policies cancelled under Obamacare. Most people have been offered new insurance policies, but typically with higher premiums and deductibles.        

 The Colorado Republican Party released a statement calling Udall one of the president’s “most loyal supporters in the Senate.”

“Senator Udall can run, but he can’t hide from his record,” party chairman Ryan Call said. “Coloradans can’t afford a senator who rubber-stamps every piece of the president’s failed agenda, and our state deserves better than a senator who does little more than carry the water for Barack Obama at the expense of the hardworking families of Colorado.”

Udall wasn’t the only Colorado Democrat throwing his full support behind the White House: Colorado’s junior senator, Democrat Michael Bennet, also voted with the president 99 percent of the time.

Udall and Bennet’s support for Obama was the highest in the Colorado delegation. Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette voted with the president 94 percent of the time, while Rep. Jared Polis showed the least support among Democrats for the president, siding with him 79 percent of the time.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted with the president 83 percent of the time. All four Republican House members sided with the White House less than 16 percent of the time.

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4 Responses to Udall Voted with President Obama 99 Percent of Time in 2013

  1. Bob Simpson
    February 4, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Udall…..who can believe him……in fact who can believe Obama………….it most certainly is not me
    Why would Udall be concerned about healthcare cancellations stemming from Obamacare in Colorado?
    – He wasn’t at all concerned that he didn’t read this enormously important bill.
    – He wasn’t at all concerned that he didn’t know what was in the bill.
    – He wasn’t even concerned that Americans opposed it (Obamacare) by 62.5%; Udall just arranged a telephone town hall meeting where he and his staff pre-screened the attendees to insure he would only hear what he wanted to hear. Problem solved!
    The next step toward jamming Obamacare down our throats was parroting the talking points. Both Obama and Udall repeated these blatant lies frequently, as did many in their party.
    – We can keep our healthcare plan if we like it!
    – We can keep our doctor if we like him or her!
    – The average family healthcare premium cost will drop by $2,500 per year!
    Udall still supports Obamacare while we Coloradan’s and American’s still oppose it….and not a single Republican Party member voted for it. WHY?
    – Maybe Udall’s allegiance is to Obama and his party instead of to us Coloradan’s and American’s.
    – Maybe it’s because Udall & staff joined Harry Reid’s “bitch session” with Obama and Obama gave Udall and his staff a 75% taxpayer paid subsidy for their healthcare insurance premium because they couldn’t afford it! (Gee, Udall only makes $174,000 + per year!!)
    - But hey, Udall and his staff are looking out for us now as we approach reelection.
    He and his staff are challenging Colorado’s Division of Insurance numbers that reported 250,000 of us Coloradan’s have received healthcare insurance cancellations due to Obamacare. After that challenge, upon further review, that number was increased to 335,000 cancellations.

    So what do we do with Udall come 11/2014? My thoughts revolve around integrity and honesty, the foundation and basis for trust in all human relationships. Unlike your life or your property, it can’t be taken away from you; by anyone. In order to lose it, you must choose to give it away. Udall, like Obama, has consciously sacrificed his integrity and honesty by placing himself and his party’s agenda ahead of Coloradan’s and American’s wishes. It is clear that we cannot trust Udall so, “FIRE THE LIAR in 2014” and elect a politician who puts us ahead of themselves & their party.

    Furthermore, Udall continues his silent acceptance of Obama’s lawlessness that strips him of his Constitutional responsibilities to us. Who needs or wants an inept liar as one of our US Senators?

  2. February 5, 2014 at 6:19 am

    Mark Udall can do all he wants to bury his blind allegiance to Obama, too bad numbers don’t lie and the numbers show Udall is just as far left and extremist as Obama.
    Colorado needs to get informed o the real numbers! Check out more Udalllied. Com

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