Skip to comments.Obama's distant cousin calls him 'worst president in our time'
Posted on 01/28/2014 6:34:54 PM PST by markomalley
President Obamas distant second cousin has taken family feuding to a new level in his bid for the Senate.
Dr. Milton Wolf, the radiologist challenging Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), told The Hill on Monday that while Obamas a nice guy, he believes hes the worst president in our time, if not our history.
Wolf says his mother realized after reading a newspaper article in 2008 about a great uncle who served in World War II, Charlie Payne, in which a senator from Illinois is mentioned, that Payne and Obama are related.
You cant choose your family, but what you can do is to rise up and stop your family from destroying America, and I think Barack Obama is destroying America, the GOP Senate hopeful said in an interview. I think his policies are an absolute disaster and I think theyre a betrayal not only of our Constitution but a betrayal of the American idea itself.
The Tea-Party-backed Wolf cited Robertss previous votes to raise the debt limit and approve his states former governor, Kathleen Sebelius (D), as Health and Human Services secretary as evidence the incumbent hasnt been a true conservative during three terms.
Since announcing his run in October, Wolf has built his underdog candidacy around his opposition to ObamaCare, which he calls immoral. Hes introduced his own alternative to the healthcare reform law, but said hed be willing to support any GOP alternative that offers patient-centered, market-based reforms.
Look, ObamaCare has been such a disaster, an utter and complete disaster, that I bet even Obama wishes Ted Cruz had been successful in his filibuster in stopping that thing, he said.
Wolf sees himself as a staunch conservative in the same vein as the freshman Texas senator, encouraging the comparison in his first radio ads last week.
Cruz this weekend set up a likely fight over the debt limit, which Congress will need to raise sometime next month, by declaring that he expects to gain some concessions from Democrats as a condition of raising it.
The Kansas Republican could be an even more conservative than Cruz in his approach, though. Wolf told The Hill that he would, under no circumstances, vote for an increase in the debt limit.
When a nation spends trillions of dollars it does not have and sends the bills to a generation yet to be born, thats not just a financial or economic problem, thats not just a spending problem, thats a moral problem. To put our kids under that burden, to ask them to pay the price for our sins, thats immoral, he said.
Asked whether he was then advocating default which analysts say would be catastrophic for the U.S. economy as a way to teach big-spenders in government a lesson, Wolf suggested Obama would get the blame, not Republicans.
If President Barack Obama wants to bring this nation into default, then that would be his decision and that would be very regrettable. I want President Obama to take responsibility, and I want the Congress to take responsibility and get our budget under control, he said.
Few Republicans have advocated such a hard-line approach to the debt limit, with most agreeing it needs to be increased to avoid default but that Republicans should use the increase as leverage to gain debt-reduction measures or some other concession from Democrats.
But Wolf has framed himself as a conservative stalwart, unafraid to break with party orthodoxy to stand by the Constitution. He accused Republicans in Congress during the early 2000s of creating the situation thats caused the steep debt and deficit the nation faces today, and of electing Obama.
We had the bank bailout. We had the auto bailouts. And then these establishment Republicans opened up the doors of the White House and rolled out the red carpet and invited Barack Obama in because of their failures, said Wolf.
Wolf suggested hed further break with party establishment by refusing to back Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as the chambers majority leader, if Republicans take back the Senate this fall.
I think someone like Ted Cruz or Mike Lee or Rand Paul would make a great Senate majority leader, said Wolf, who added he would look forward to casting a vote for a true conservative [as majority leader] in 2014.
But Wolf faces a very steep hill to climb before hes able to cast a Senate vote. Robertss campaign recently released an internal poll, conducted last week, that gave Roberts a 54-point lead over Wolf among GOP primary voters, with Wolf taking only 15 percent and another 16 percent undecided.
Roberts also takes more than 70 percent of the vote among the most conservative voting blocs polled, including those voters who describe themselves as pro-life, strong Tea Party supporters and very conservative.
Even among those voters that know who both of the candidates are, Roberts leads by 26 points.
Still, Wolf maintained he was confident he could close the gap by August.
Ive been campaigning for three months and up till now I havent spent a dime on advertising. Hes been in Washington for 47 years, and Im taking 15 percent support from him? I think thats pretty darn good, he said.
the worst president in history.
i int even related to the worthless pos potus and i am saying he is the worst _resident ever
You said EXACTLY what I was thinking!
” i am saying he is the worst _resident ever”
You left out “ILLEGITIMATE”.
> the worst president in history.
Makes Hitler look good...
Obama is not a nice guy.
He is just another Affirmative Action case with some serious mental problems steming from his questionable parentage and upbringing.
Obama exudes resentment and hostility
He has spent his entire time as president as a bully playing "Get Even" with anyone not like him or who doesn't believe as he does.
that is the word i was looking for but i kept typing bastard and was afeared the mods would blast me for referring to barry the bastard as a bastard
Is this the guy who just joined Hamas? No, that was husseins brother. Oy I can’t keep up
Well. He’s right
But where is Billy Carter when you need him?
Hitler could at least make speeches, evil though they were.
“Hes been in Washington for 47 years, and Im taking 15 percent support from him? I think thats pretty darn good, he said.”
So...15% pay attention to politics.
Wolf is wrong: he’s not a “nice guy”. Vote for Roberts, I guess, but KS is already going to do that.
Wolf is pretty good, watch this before you write him off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDhsG2JYPlI
Few states are more fixed on stand-pat statist Republicans than KS; they even voted for Dewey in 1948.
You may be right, but I hope you’re wrong. He sounded great, looked telegenic, and went straight to the heart of Bambi simply being a bad president. We could use more like him, I hope he pulls a Cruz type upset.
LS knows this fellow and speaks well of him.
Any comments from our trusted fellow poster?
Wouldn’t say I know him well. Met him several years ago when he was doing internet/YouTube commentaries. Very conservative. He plays on the fact that he is related to Zero. Is right on all the issues that I know of. I have contributed to his campaign. But I’m not in KS. Personally I DO think we need some new faces in DC even when they have “good” ACA ratings. We need revolutionaries, not “conservative” aristocrats.
“What do you mean I have to preface my criticism with, ‘but he’s a nice guy.”
GOP campaign consultant: “That way you won’t be mistaken for an extreme right wing Tea Party kook. Makes you look even handed and discerning and eligible to live in New York.”
“But the guy is a kommie fascist kook who does selfies at funerals.”
GOP consulant: “And be sure to mention what a great speaker he is too blah blah blah “
That’s the way it works folks.