On two occasions this campaign season, against all the odds, President Obama has said something useful and, even more improbably, something true. On those occasions he advertised the fact that the Democratic Senate candidates running for reelection in states such as Colorado, New Hampshire, Louisiana, Alaska, North Carolina, and Arkansas are in the bag for him. When their vote is needed, Obama can count on it, and when they tell the voters of their states they wake up every day thinking how best they can protect their interests, as Jeanne Shaheen did last night in her debate with Scott Brown, they are playing the voters for chumps.
Now comes the Washington Post’s Christopher Ingraham with the beautiful graphic below to illustrate the phenomenon. Can we mark this Exhibit A?
As a member of the minority in the House since 2010, Bruce Braley has been free to serve his own purposes over the past four years. That obviously doesn’t apply to the other featured candidates on the Post’s list. They have all faithfully toed the party line as necessary.
FOOTNOTE: The layers of fact checkers and editors at the Post apparently failed to observe that the Colorado Senator’s first name is Mark, not Tom (who is Mark’s first cousin and the Senator from New Mexico). Tom Udall is not to be confused with Mark Udall. Tom Udall only votes with Obama 94 percent of the time.
Via Allahpundit/Hot Air.