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Tea Party activist Wolf says Roberts too late in calling for Sebelius to resign


The campaign of Dr. Milton Wolf, the Tea Party activist challenging U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., says Roberts' call for the resignation of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was "too little, too late."

Wolf's campaign said Roberts should apologize for voting to confirm Sebelius as President Barack Obama's secretary of Health and Human Services. Sebelius, a former Kansas governor, is implementing the Affordable Care Act.

"With her help, President Obama and the democrats rammed through the most disastrous legislation in recent history. Senator Roberts owes every American an apology," Wolf's campaign said.

Wolf, a radiologist from Leawood, announced his candidacy in the 2014 Republican Party primary last week. Just days later, Roberts issued a news release, saying that Sebelius, a former Kansas governor, should resign for "gross incompetence" because of glitches in the rollout of the federal online health insurance marketplace under the ACA.

The HealthCare.gov federal website for the health insurance marketplaces has been plagued with technical problems that have prevented many from enrolling.

Sebelius has acknowledged problems and said technicians were trying to expand the site's capacity. The website became operational Oct. 1.

Meanwhile, the Roberts campaign issued a statement saying that it ended the quarter Sept. 30 with $1.8 million cash on hand for the campaign, and touted Roberts' ranking as the fifth most conservative senator, according to Heritage Action.

"Kansans know that Pat is the tough, tested and trusted conservative in this race," said Dave Murfin, of Wichita, and Statewide Co-chair of Roberts for Senate.


Bob Forer 4 years, 8 months ago

Funny how petty it gets when two scoundrels start to fight.

Seth Peterson 4 years, 8 months ago

The 5th most conservative senator? Being conservative isn't bad, nor is it good. Being liberal isn't bad, nor is it good; it takes a balance of ideals to make things work (most of the time).

Bragging about how conservative you are isn't like claiming you have the 5th best defense in football, it's the same as claiming you have the 5th bluest jersey on the team and that's why you should be the starting QB, regardless of talent.

Frank McGuinness 4 years, 8 months ago

Its interesting to see someone so highly educated be so disconnected from reality. This man was likely educated by federal student loans, and made his fortune collecting funds from Medicare and Medicaid but rails against the government for its both size and scope. Hypocrisy at its best.

Bob Forer 4 years, 8 months ago

You are absolutely right. Let me amend my comment above by inserting hypocrite in front of scoundrel.

If the doctor really believes in the Republican strategy to shut down government, he should discontinue seeing any patient that has medicare. The repubilcans in Washington have no guts. They are affecting millions of facekess and nameless folks and blaming it on the democrats. Lets see if the doctor has the guts to tell his elderly patients to their face that he won't give them services and then blame it on the democrats. I doubt he has the guts.

Opps, let me go back and insert coward as well.

Bob Forer 4 years, 8 months ago

One more thought. Now that the journal world has required bloggers to use real identitites, it apperars that all of the right wingers have disappeared from these boards. Come on you cowards, sign up with your real name and join in the discussion.

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