Here is Chris Shelton of the CWA yesterday slamming Rep. Mike McMahon as “the Judas from Staten Island,” for voting against health care reform.

Rep. Charlie Rangel is looking on and laughing, but he later came to McMahon’s defense and said he’s sure fences would be mended.

But the vote may, counter intuitively, boost McMahon’s chances for re-election, since it removes one major talking point from his Republican opponent. And Democrats haven’t really identified someone to the left of McMahon’s they’d support. ‘Judas’