Obama’s Conservative Cousin in Kansas May Run for Office

Actually Dr. Wolf is Obama’s second cousin or something like that. His mother’s cousin was Obama’s grandmother. I could never keep this cousin thing straight. Anyhow, Dr. Milton R. Wolf is, as described by one writer, a “fire breathing conservative.” He is a radiologist in Kansas. Perhaps that is one reason politicians’ actions are transparent to him. At this point, he has not firmly decided to run in the upcoming primary against Kansas’ aging Republican Senator Pat Roberts.

Roberts sounds like a conservative and looks like a conservative (whatever conservatives look like), and even votes as a conservative…most of the time. However, there have been several times that he supported the leadership of the Republican Party when it played toady to Obama.

In a recent column in the Washington Times, Wolf wrote that we need more Ted Cruzes and Mike Lees and more Rand Pauls and Marco Rubios. All you have to do, he says, is look at what influence these four Senators have had in the past couple of years. “Imagine if they could have just one more warrior on their side. Or three more. Or five more.”

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Wolf cites instance after instance when the Republicans in Congress voted other than conservative, and in some cases, led the way. He says, “They [RINOS] have the gall to claim, with a straight face, that conservative primary challenges would harm the GOP and help the Democrats. … Here’s the problem: If the Republican Party were to somehow be harmed, how would we tell the difference from what we have now?”

We have watched BHO as he cavorted with his daughters and with Michelle on vacations, and I have heard many people say, “At least he’s a good father and family man.” I have seen nothing that refutes the first part of that statement. I too believe he is a good father. I’m not so sure that he’s a good family man. By extension, a President’s family includes all of the people of the United States. Ask the people in Arizona, whose border has been taken over by drug cartels, if they feel as though they’re part of Obama’s family. Ask the widows and mothers of the diplomats, the Marine guards, and the Navy Seals whose lives were forfeited at Benghazi if they’re part of the President’s family. Ask the people–especially the service men–whose absentee ballots weren’t counted in the 2012 election if they feel at home with the White House occupant.

MiltonWolfAsk his cousin in Kansas, Dr. Milton Wolf who said in a speech to a conservative Red State gathering in New Orleans: “I’ve stood toe-to-toe with this president and I’ve looked him in the eye, and I know what it means to fight and I know the price you pay when you do that. Since I’ve done that, my family’s been pressured. In fact in some quarters even disowned. I’ve been harassed by the IRS; I’ve been audited twice. The White House has called my editor and tried to get me fired. I know what it means to fight. And I don’t pretend to be anything more or less than I am, but I’m willing to fight for my freedom and I’m willing to fight for your freedoms.”

I was born in Kansas and grew up there. I have always been proud of Kansas and Kansans, and I hope Dr. Wolf runs for Senate, and I hope that Kansans will be wise enough to elect him. It’s not going to be easy. But as the Kansas Motto says, Ad Astra per Aspera. “To the stars through difficulties.” If I lived in Chicago and if I were a Democrat, I would have all of my kinfolk in Kansas, both those alive and those deceased, vote for Milton Wolf in the Primary. That is if I lived in Chicago. I know my dad and mother would, and my grandma and grandpa, and my uncle Dave and aunt Hilda, and my great-aunt Maud, and ….


UPDATE: Dr Wolf announced on Sunday, Oct. 6, that he would run for senate in opposition to Sen. Pat Roberts.


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Harry Livermore

Harry Livermore spent a lifetime teaching English in high schools and junior colleges in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Georgia. He now writes for and is editor of the Valdosta Magazine. Harry and his wife Janice live in Valdosta, GA. They are members of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Valdosta. Harry has two sons, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren who live in Georgia, Oklahoma, and Texas.

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