Tea Party Candidate in Kansas Is Obama’s Cousin… But That’s Not the Strangest Part of this Campaign

In another example of truth being stranger than fiction, Dr. Milton Wolf — the Tea Party challenger to long-time Kansas Republican Senator Pat Roberts — is President Obama’s 2nd cousin. Wolf’s mother was a cousin to Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Dunham.

However, this fact alone isn’t the strangest part of this campaign. As they say in marketing, “But wait, there’s more.”

At first glance, the Overland Park radiologist’s campaign appears to set up well against the long-time incumbent. Pat Roberts has served as a Representative or Senator in Washington DC for the past 47 years.

There’s also a controversy about the Senator’s residency in Kansas. The address that Senator Roberts claims as his residence is a house near a golf course in Dodge City, owned by longtime supporters and donors C. Duane and Phyllis Ross, that he pays rent to. Roberts claims he “stays in a recliner” in the Ross’s home when he’s back “home.” Roberts and his wife also own a home in northern Virginia.

Kansas also has a history of anti-government sentiment. In 1992, Ross Perot got 27% of the vote in the Sunflower State; and in 2012, Republican conservatives wiped out moderates in the state legislature. So thankfully, Dr. Wolf’s family tree appears to be the only thing he has in common with the President.

In 2010 Dr. Wolf wrote a detailed Washington Post column that predicted and revealed many of the flaws in ObamaCare. He repeated his opposition to this legislation in a May 2011 FoxNews.com column. He also says his distant cousin is “the worst President in American history,” and wants to “defund, repeal and replace ObamaCare before it defunds America.”

All these facts appeared to line up well for the Tea Party challenger. But here’s where the story gets stranger — and where his campaign took a turn for the worse.

In February, it was revealed that Wolf showed X-rays and gruesome pictures of living and deceased patients in January 2010 on his Facebook page. But he didn’t stop there – Dr. Wolf and others cracked jokes combined with morbid commentary about the dead and wounded. Wolf was reported to write in one Facebook post: “What kind of gun blows somebody’s head completely off? I’ve got to get one of those.”

Wolf tried to defend this incident in an interview, claiming that the images were “legally uploaded to public social media sites and other online venues for educational purposes. They also served… to demonstrate evil lurking in the world.”

Before he started his campaign, this medical Facebook page was taken down and a campaign page was put up.

While this story doesn’t have anything to do with Dr. Wolf’s beliefs, it’s another example of “opposition research” designed to deflect attention away from the core issues.

And so the Kansas Senate primary is another example of the “silly season” (election year politics) getting sillier yet. But it’s also an example for aspiring Tea Party candidates of what not to do if they decide to run for office.

26 Comments

  1. What a “Shocker”! Imagine that, I’m stunned! it is too bad that the people who find these things out, are not involved in the Presidents impeachment!

  2. Dale says:

    I am a birther. When a potential candidate for POTUS was born in Canada of parents one of whom is a US citizen but the other one not, he has dual citizenship, US and Canadian, and is foreign born. Ted Cruz is not eligible to run for the office of POTUS.

    • carolynBrannon says:

      And according to the evidence found by Sheriff Arpaio of Arizona, neither was Obama eligible to run for president. But, since he was never vetted or his citizenship questioned, he was allowed to make a complete mess of this country, was he not? And he has been investigated more than any ten presidents to date, and is still thumbing his nose at American laws. Heck, he even thumbed his nose at his own law recently and turned 5 of the worst murderers loose, all for the supposed freedom of a turncoat renegade who voluntarily deserted his fellow soldiers in a combat zone. Now that is firing squad-facing behavior and this traitor has to be court martialed for it.

      At least Ted Cruz has shown he has more love for this country in his little toe than Obummer has in his whole Communistic, radically liberal Muslim-loving body.

      • Dale says:

        I hale from Maricopa County, Arpaio territory and have first hand knowledge of the sort of creep he is. [That means I have heard him speaking to others confidentially when he was not aware that I could overhear him talking!] But that is a story for another day.
        Arpaio found no evidence at all, just the typical Arpaio BS. There is no question that Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii. It is documented officially, and the birth was simultaneously documented in the local newspaper birth announcements. No way any one this side of Heaven could have anticipated in advance the need to fake this documentation contemporaneously. Unless God willed that mankind be fooled so that God’s choice for POTUS could go forward, the only explanation is that Obama was born in Hawaii. Do you believe that God chose Obama? Bet not!
        Have you ever met a Muslim? Thought not. I grew up in Texas, Idaho and Utah and settled down in Arizona. In each location I met Muslims and got to know them well long before 1991. Like many of us phony “Christians,” some Muslims have their problems, too. And there is absolutely nothing Communistic or radical about Islam. Noting!!!
        Your comments only serve to demonstrate your profound ignorance of the facts and the issues. Ted Cruz is not eligible to run for POTUS. There is no dispute over these facts, nothing to question but the law. Curz even admits that he must renounce his dual Canadian/US citizenship before he runs but has yet to do so. Why does he wait? Is it because Canadian Health Insurance is better than the ACA? But renunciation does not solve the problem, it only exacerbates it. Ted Cruz was not a native born American.
        So if you think Obama was not native born and therefore this disqualifies him to have run for POTUS, you must also admit that Ted Cruz is ineligible. You can’t have it both ways, you know!

        • ch3330 says:

          I believe Obama was born in Hawaii. hahahahaha.

          I also believe Donald Trump put up $50,000,000, that’s right, Fifty Million Smackerroos, for ANY charity named by Obama and Obama STILL could not produce the paperwork.
          Looks like you and I are the only ones that believe he is a citizen.

          • Dale says:

            The question is not what I believe, but what you believe, and not about Obama, but about Cruz. You can have it both ways!!!!!

          • ch3330 says:

            Obama is unable to produce a Birth Certificate or school records, even with $50,000,000 is at stake.
            True Liberal Believers! Yea, Obama is a citizen. hahahahaha

          • Dale says:

            So you also avoid answering the question. You would have it both ways. You infer that Obama should not have been allowed to run for POTUS, but when the same facts alleged against Obama are applied to Cruz, somehow things are different. Cruz can run. Apparently the law for running for POTUS depends not upon the facts, but upon the candidate’s party.

          • ch3330 says:

            Obama is unable to produce a Birth Certificate or school records, even with $50,000,000 is at stake.
            True Liberal Believers! Yea, Obama is a citizen. hahahahaha

          • Dale says:

            Again, you avoid answering the question. It is not hard to understand why you don’t answer. You don’t have an answer, just more yapping.

          • ch3330 says:

            Obama is unable to produce a Birth Certificate or school records, even with $50,000,000 is at stake.
            True Liberal Believers! Yea, Obama is a citizen. hahahahaha

          • Dale says:

            This issue is whether or not Cruz is eligible. His birth certificate says Canada. Would you have him run?

        • 1911kimber45 says:

          Hey DIP-WEED, I lived in Muslim countries, so your little run ins with 2-faced Muslims don’t count!
          The birth certificate you so blindly embrace has been PROVEN by EXPERTS to be a forgery, and not even a good one, at that! Sheriff Arpio just provided the EXPERT’S reports, and very clearly stated who the 3.EXPERTS were.
          Sheriff Arpio is only reporting the facts, unlike you knee-jerk LIB-TARDS that keep trying to protect the TRAITOR IN CHIEF!

          • Dale says:

            So you think OBAMA is a foreigner? What about Cruz? If Obama cannot be POTUS, neither can Cruz!

        • carolynBrannon says:

          Have you checked his foreign student visa to go to college here? No, of course you haven’t because he had all that information sealed, didn’t he? You say he was born in Hawaii because of the newspaper graveyard stating so. But how easy could it have been to change an item in a newspaper graveyard? It has been done numerous times before for a lot less critical purpose. There are family members that state he was born in Kenya, and a birth certificate from Kenya did surface on the subject.
          Why do you have such a dislike for Sheriff Arpaio? Did he perhaps jail you one time and put you in his desert jail? What did you do to have him punish you as he did? Were you one of the “repeat offenders” that he put in that “pup-tent jail” to teach a lesson that crime does not pay?
          No, I have never met a Muslim and furthermore, I don’t ever want to meet one. You are probably one of the one’s that are against ownership of guns but are proud of the fact that you have dear friends that cover their faces in public.
          If Muslims are so great, then why don’t we see Muslim hospitals? Or heard a Muslim orchestra? Or seen a Muslim band march in a parade? Or witnessed a Muslim charity? Or shaken hands with a Muslim Girl Scout? Or seen a Muslim Candy Striper? Or seen a Muslim contribute positively to the American way of life? So why did Barack Obama, during his Cairo speech, say that he knew too that Islam has always been a part of American history?
          When you were growing up in Idaho, were you perhaps a brother to Bowe Bergdahl? A cousin? A good friend?

          • Dale says:

            No acquaintance. And I grew up in Texas and Utah. But where do you stand on the real issue. If Obama was a foreign student, this because he was born in Kenya, do you agree that Cruz is out, too? Cruz was born in Canada of a US mother and a Caribbean father. Cruz thinks that he has dual citizenship. Would not Obama, too? Get consistent! That is my theme for you.

          • carolynBrannon says:

            Since Obama was not vetted, and I believe in equality, it would seem only fair to allow Cruz to run also. But then make it a hard fast rule to vet every candidate that runs for any office, state or federal.
            Would that seem fair to you?

          • Dale says:

            Not vetted, you say. Vetted by whom and vetted how? We have eye witnesses to the circumstances surrounding Obama’s birth in Hawaii. It would make no sense for his mother to have travelled to Kenya to give birth when she was surrounded by family and friends in Hawaii. All she would have been surrounded by in Kenya were the other wives of Obama Sr. Obama Jr. was vetted by common sense. To claim that his birth certificate together with his birth announcement were somehow inserted into official government records and into local papers would require an orchestration beyond the imagination of rational people.

            The question is “Will birthers stand by while Ted Cruz attempts to run for a post for which by birth records he clearly is not qualified?” Rational vetting now in existence says NO. The facts surrounding Ted Cruz are not in dispute! He is not qualified to run for POTUS. Birthers must speak up. Even the lowest standard of vetting says NO to Ted Cruz.

          • carolynBrannon says:

            A presidential candidate’s life and history is supposed to be thoroughly examined. Obama, for some reason, was not. Maybe it was the fact that he was very good friends with William Ayers, the terrorist bomber that was convicted and let go. (Remember when he later said he did not know William Ayers, even when his Illinois state senator acceptance party was held in the home of the same William Ayers that Obama said he “did not know?” Remember when he was asked why he attended Rev. Wright’s church for over twenty years if he was not an Un-American radical? Do you remember his answer? It was he attended his church but never actually heard a sermon that he preached. HE ATTENDED HIS CHURCH FOR OVER 20 YEARS AND NEVER LISTENED TO A SINGLE SERMON? And you lamebrain Democrats believed him because you voted for him.
            These are just two examples of why you idiots should have had second thoughts about voting for this POS. But evidently you drank the Kool-Aid and swallowed his crap and now we have the biggest anti-American president that you idiots could possibly find.

          • Dale says:

            You haven’t answered a single question I’ve asked of you. Knowing the facts of Ted Cruz’s birth in Canada to parents, only one of whom was a US Citizen, would you allow Cruz to run for President? These facts are not in dispute. Even Ted Cruz admits that they are true!!!!!

          • carolynBrannon says:

            I thought I did answer your every question? Tell me the one’s that I did not answer. As to the question of Ted Cruz’s eligibility, I said I thought we should allow Ted to run and not be vetted Because Obama was not vetted, but that is impossible now because the Left-wing mainstream media have already vetted him, it seems. And vetted him more than four years before he even thought about running, if in fact he has even thought about it now.
            Now where was your great left-wing media when Obama was running? Where were all the questions concerning his eligibility? They, or anyone connected with the government, questioned his eligibility once. NOT ONCE! And the fact that he had his records sealed as soon as he was sworn in tells me that he had much to hide concerning his eligibility that so many people were questioning.
            Why else would have gone to so much trouble and expense to hide them? How many millions of dollars has he spent to keep those records in hiding?

          • Dale says:

            Question [yet to have been answered] There being a dispute about whether Obama was born in Hawaii or somewhere else, but there being no dispute that Cruz was not born in the US, regardless of vetting or any lack there of, do you support Cruz being allowed to run for POTUS?

            Status of positions taken by others. Some on this web site have agreed with me, ie that Cruz should not be running for POTUS. Others maintain that neither man should be or should have been allowed to run. You are the only one who says that because Obama did run, Curz should be allowed to run, also. That does not approach clear thinking. The law is the law. And where there is no legal precedence which allows Cruz to run, he should not be allowed to run, that is, if the facts alleged to have applied to Obama are also applied to Cruz. And remember, there is no dispute of facts as relating to Cruz. He need not be vetter any further. Your alleged insufficient vetting is not legal precedence!

        • coconuisse says:

          “Native born” is not defined in any dictionary or mentioned in the Constitution, but if you read the writings of the founding fathers you will find that their understanding of the phrase that DOES apply to the requirement of a candidate for the office of President was such that the phrase didn’t need explanation. The meaning is that any candidate for the office of President should be a “natural born” Citizen or “a Citizen of the United States at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution”. The lifetime of Citizens who were citizens at the time of the adoption of the Constitution has long passed so the “natural born” requirement is the ONLY part that applies now and this requirement ONLY applies to the eligibility of someone seeking the office of President since there is no such requirement for any other office mentioned in the Constitution. It is therefore rather important to understand what “natural born” means. It means that the candidate MUST be born in the country or a territory controlled by this country, (thus qualifying Mitt Romney, despite the attempt of Obama’s crew to spin his eligibility to the negative) BUT it also means that the candidates PARENTS were also required to be born in this country thus preventing the possibility that the candidate would have been trained in “foreign” ways during his childhood! This explains the OR part in the eligibility requirement as candidates for the office could hardly expect to have their parents born in a country which did not exist at the time of their birth! Therefore, the proper understanding of “natural born” means specifically that Obama is NOT eligible to be president because of his foreign born father, no matter where Obama himself was born. And, yes, Cruz and Rubio are disqualified also.

        • Dale says:

          While I disagree with your conclusion, I respect your consistency. That satisfies me.

      • Dale says:

        PS. Currently residing in Idaho not far from Hailey where Bow Bergdahl was raised, I dispute your characterization of this controversy. We are ending the war we started in Afghanistan against the Taliban. It was only one of two local tribal leaders who gave space to bin Laden. The Taliban had nothing to do with 9-11. They did embrace bin Laden at about the time 9-11 came down, but that was because he helped them kill the leader of the Northern Alliance. I do not defend either the Northern Alliance or the Taliban. But our reasons for going to war in Afghanistan were flimsy at best, better than were our reasons for going to war in Iraq, but flimsy. And the very first Iranian I ever met was living in Fort Worth Texas in 1956, a few years after John Foster Dullas and his brother Alan, engineered the overthrow of the duly elected democracy in Iran. This Muslim was a politician who was thrown out of his government post. So you see, when it comes to making war on Muslims, we in the US are expert, dumb as can be, but expert. I make no exceptions for you.

        • carolynBrannon says:

          Are you also saying that Bowe Bergdahl deserves the medal of honor for the cowardly way he left his post and went hunting for companionship of the enemy? That he should be praised for the way he put his fellow soldiers in jeopardy the way he ran out on them? That Obama and Susan Rice are right for saying he served with honor and distinction? That Obama was right for trading 5 of the most dangerous Taliban commanders known for this POS that deserves nothing but the firing squad for his act of treason?

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