Milton Wolf on Principles & Values



OpEd: Tea Party "wolfpack" support; but no apology for X-ray

Wolf accuses Roberts of "posing" like a conservative to save his job. "He does whatever Ted Cruz does," Wolf said. Yet as ripe as the conditions here are for a tea party upset--an entrenched GOP incumbent in a reddening state--Wolf has failed to capitalize. The 43-year-old radiologist has been hobbled by a February report in the Topeka Capital-Journal that he had posted X-ray images of gunshot victims on his Facebook page along with macabre humor. (One decapitated man looked like a wounded alien from a "Terminator" movie, Wolf wrote.)

Wolf offered a non-apology apology for the X-ray postings, saying in the interview he was sorry "if I offended anybody." Critics, he said, seized upon a "few" comments "they didn't particularly like."

Still, Wolf points to what he calls his growing network of volunteers--or "wolfpack," as he calls it--and the roughly 75,000 voters with whom he says it has made contact as evidence that he's still in the hunt.

Source: Politico.com weblog on 2014 Kansas Senate race , Jul 8, 2014

Judeo-Christian values established our government framework

Question topic: Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Wolf: Strongly Disagree.

Question topic: Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Wolf: Strongly Agree

Question topic: Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Wolf: I am born-again Christian, humbled to stand in the presence of God and proud to call myself His son.

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Kansas Senate race , Jul 2, 2014

AdWatch: Roberts doesn't live in Kansas anymore

The Senate Conservatives Fund, which has endorsed Wolf, offered a defense of Wolf [for his controversy of posting gruesome medical X-rays on Facebook]. The organization's contribution: "Pat Roberts is trying to smear Dr. Wolf because Roberts doesn't live in Kansas anymore and lied to voters about it for years."

In recent weeks, the Wolf campaign raised questions about the frequency Roberts returned to his Kansas residence in Dodge City. Wolf repeatedly questioned Roberts' residency status and referred to him as a U.S. senator from Virginia.

Source: Topeka Capital-Journal AdWatch on 2014 Kansas Senate race , Feb 23, 2014

Career politicians are changed by Washington

Job security has rarely been an issue for Sen. Roberts, who has tended to his state's agricultural needs and delivered projects. He won with 60% of the vote in 2008, before the rise of the Tea Party, with its anti-establishment ethos, suspicion of long-term Washington tenure and emphasis on ideological purity.

"I think career politicians are changed by Washington," said Milton Wolf, Roberts's opponent, who is a radiologist and a second cousin of President Obama on the president's maternal side.

Given the changing political climate, Gov. Brownback, [a conservative who served alongside Roberts in the Senate], says that Roberts is doing precisely what he needs to do to win another term. "Being active, being aggressive, being conservative," the governor said. "He's got to get through a Republican primary, and people are pretty fired up about what's going on at the federal level."

Source: N.Y. Times on 2014 Kansas Senate race , Feb 7, 2014

America is threatened by the politicians in Washington

Milton Wolf was born and raised in Lyons, a small farming community in central Kansas. He went to the University of Kansas, and its medical school, becoming one of the top medical students in the nation. He became a radiologist and he practices in the Kansas City area. A former medical director, he now writes a national newspaper column from a conservative viewpoint, and he has appeared as a conservative commentator on Fox News. He has never run for political office before, but is now running for the U.S. Senate because he believes America is threatened by the politicians in Washington who are bankrupting our country. Wolf and his wife Karrie have been married for 22 years, and they have two children.
Source: 2014 Senate campaign website: press release, "Announce" , Oct 8, 2013

I love the Lord our God; not a "bitter clinger"

You probably remember that Barack Obama said that those of us here the American heartland are all just a bunch of bitter clingers, that we bitterly cling to our God and our guns and our supposed hatred towards people who are different. Well, I want you to know that not everyone in our family thinks like that. As for me: I love the Lord our God, my firearm of choice is the Ruger SR-556 and I have hatred towards no man only towards bad government that destroys our freedom.
Source: 2014 Senate campaign website: "The American Idea" , Oct 8, 2013

Obama is my cousin, but I oppose ObamaCare

When Barack Obama and I first met he had already become president and was furiously erecting the government-controlled health care system that bears his name and I had already begun a very public crusade to save America from it. Fate would never reunite our mothers who grew up together as young girls, cousins and friends, after they were separated decades ago, but now their sons bridged a divide in our family that was created by decisions not our own. It's not often that a president's most vocal critic comes from his own family, but I believe the inviolable oath I took to my patients demands that I oppose ObamaCare.

[-- Milton R. Wolf, M.D., is a diagnostic radiologist, medial director and cousin of President Barack Obama. He is the author of "First, Do No Harm" (Broadside Books "Voices of the Tea Party" series).]

Source: Milton Wolf OpEd on FoxNews.com: 2014 Kansas Senate race , May 10, 2011

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