Where’s Udall? Democrat Implies He Wasn’t There for Obamacare Vote

March 27, 2014
Sen. Mark Udall

Sen. Mark Udall

Democratic Sen. Mark Udall prompted a double-take Wednesday when he suggested that he wasn’t there for the 2009 Senate vote on the Affordable Care Act.

Under questioning from KOA’s Steffan Tubbs, Udall admitted that he would vote again for the Affordable Care Act, but then he said that he would have done things differently “if I were there.”

“I think, look, if I were there, I would say, ‘Here are some things that we should have done differently, here are some things that make more sense,’” Udall told Tubbs. “But we’re on track.”

The conservative PAC America Rising pointed out in a Wednesday post that Udall was a member of the Senate during the debate and did in fact cast his vote in favor of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Elected to the Senate in 2008, Udall faces a tough reelection battle thanks in large part to Obamacare’s unpopularity with voters. The latest figures from the state Division of Insurance show that more than 337,000 Colorado residents have lost their health-insurance plans as a result of the ACA.

Udall has consistently supported the ACA, and voted in 2011 against a bill in support of repealing the federal health-care reform law.

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9 Responses to Where’s Udall? Democrat Implies He Wasn’t There for Obamacare Vote

  1. Brian McFarlane
    March 27, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    “I think, look, if I were there, I would say, ‘Here are some things that we should have done differently, here are some things that make more sense,’” Udall told Tubbs.

    Either he has a lousy memory or he is just a liar. If I recall correctly (my memory isn’t that great anymore either), he was a member of the House before the Senate? How could he have suggested doing anything differently, when he didn’t even read the entire bill, probably didn’t read any of it?

    • Steve Egelhoff
      March 27, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      The ACA came out of the Senate. So I guess he was there!!! Another point for constitutional challenge.

  2. Jackson
    March 27, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    What A L I A R!!!

  3. Ruben
    March 27, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    The trouble with Democrat zombies is that his little Jedi mind trick (“if I were there”) will work.

  4. HadEnoughUdall
    March 27, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Udall is just a flat-out lily-livered liar.

    “If you have an insurance policy you like, doctor or medical facility that provides medical services to you, you’ll be able to keep that doctor or that insurance policy.” ~ Mark Udall, 9/2/09

    He then went on to, in his own words, “proudly” cast the decisive 60th vote for ObamaCare.

  5. Shredder
    March 27, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Complete scumbag.

  6. Bob Simons
    March 27, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    The real Udall!!!

    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.
    On 2/21/14, the Colorado DOI increased that by another 1,755 cancellations. Thanks Mark!
    – Now (3/20/14), the Insurance Industry is warning of a 2 – 3 times rate increase next year.
    So what do we do with Udall come 11/2014? My thoughts revolve around his lack of integrity and lack of honesty, the foundation and basis for trust in all human relationships. Unlike your life or your property, a person’s integrity can not 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 while placing himself and his party’s agenda ahead of Coloradan’s and American’s wishes. Since Udall refused to support us, “FIRE THE LIAR in 2014” and elect a politician who puts us ahead of themselves & their party.
    Furthermore, Obama has threatened We The People and our elected representatives with his pen and his phone and Udall has chosen to do NOTHING except continue his silent acceptance of Obama’s lawlessness that he thinks shields him from his responsibilities to us. Who needs or wants an inept liar as one of Colorado’s US Senators? (Unfortunately, we have two of them, Udall and Bennet!)

  7. E.C.
    March 28, 2014 at 12:41 am

    “I think, look, if I were there, I would say, ‘Here are some things that we should have done differently, here are some things that make more sense,’”—Now, I read this as his present-self going back in time to the writing of the bill. I certainly don’t see it as him implying he wasn’t there. I’ll grant that he didn’t say it very eloquently.

    You people are definitely making mountains out of molehills. You DESERVE exactly the kind of government you HAVE. ;)

  8. Norm Olsen
    March 28, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Just like 96% of other elected politicians, during his 14 years in Congress Mr. Udall has voted the party line 95% of the time (Washington Post data). Now that the party line (i.e. ACA) is turning out to be a liability he is demonstrating that he is willing to sacrifice his integrity in an attempt to preserve his political career. Regardless of all his rhetoric, he is in this for the personal glory and perks of being a the “grand poohbah” of politicians in Colorado. We deserve better than this.


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