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Kansas candidate posted grisly images (Milton Wolf)
Politico ^ | 2/23/14 | JAMES HOHMANN

Posted on 02/23/2014 10:55:48 AM PST by Second Amendment First

A Kansas radiologist running for Senate posted grisly X-rays of patients who had been shot on his Facebook page and engaged in joking online banter about the images.

Milton Wolf, challenging Sen. Pat Roberts in a Republican primary, acknowledged Sunday that he posted “insensitive” comments online, which he described as “mistakes.”

a devastating story in the Topeka Capital-Journal, which reported that he wrote that a patient could not complain about the awkward way his head was positioned for an X-ray, published on Facebook, because he was dead. He said a man decapitated by gunfire resembled an alien in the movie “Terminator.” And he posted another image of a man who had been shot in the temple.

Wolf accused Roberts of “character assassination” in a 424-word statement.

“To those I have offended, I am truly sorry and I ask for your forgiveness,” he said.

Accompanying the newspaper’s story is an eight-minute video of a testy interview with the candidate. Wolf notes that he has authored medical textbooks and argues that it is okay to post images as long as names are redacted, something the paper quotes medical ethics professionals disputing.

The reporter asks, “Do you still post images of dead people on the Internet?”

“I’m not going to play these kind of gotcha games with you,” Wolf responded.

Wolf has the backing of conservative outside groups such as the Senate Conservatives Fund and the Madison Project.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee, which supports incumbents, quickly attacked what it described as “freakish behavior.” Officials faulted the outside groups, who often antagonize the establishment, for failing to properly vet primary challengers before offering endorsements.

“Wolf is now embroiled in serious ethical and legal questions and challenges, effectively destroying any small hope that he had for a serious campaign,” said NRSC spokesman Brad Dayspring.

The tea party challenger, who often notes that he is a distant cousin of President Barack Obama, said he removed the old posts years ago.

“Senator Pat Roberts wants to attack me as a doctor rather than giving Kansans a reason to vote for him,” Wolf said. “It’s sad.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; facebookisthedevil; kansas; ks2014; miltonwolf; obamascousin; patroberts
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Not cool Milt.
1 posted on 02/23/2014 10:55:48 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

this is ALL the media could come up with to destroy him?


2 posted on 02/23/2014 10:58:41 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Not in the least. And do we want someone so stupid that would post these things on Facebook?


3 posted on 02/23/2014 10:59:46 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Second Amendment First; All

OH S**T!! Here we had Pat Roberts on the ropes and this happens. How many people read this and thought immediately of Todd Akin? Just damn!!!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 02/23/2014 10:59:52 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Kansas58

Post on the original article here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3126150/posts


5 posted on 02/23/2014 11:01:24 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

Posted a Topeka Capital Journal article on this earlier. The guy is toast. Don’t waste your money or time on him. There is much more dirt to come.


6 posted on 02/23/2014 11:01:28 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

So is someone else going to step up?


7 posted on 02/23/2014 11:03:02 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Mr. K
is this ALL the media could come up with to destroy him?

It shows a serious lack of judgement. Anyone looking for the support of constitutional conservatives has to be aware that they'll be scrutinized, brought down by the media whenever possible. So, yes, there's a double standard. In this case, a doctor who's pro-life joking about gun shot victims is prohibitive. Keep in mind he doesn't have a track record for voting, and we've been backstabbed before by frauds who campaign for the conservative vote.

Better we send our money to someone running against a backstabber, and let Pat Roberts find a place to live in Kansas. He's not the worst in the Senate.

8 posted on 02/23/2014 11:03:38 AM PST by grania
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To: Kansas58

Did not see your post before but now it’s national news.
Better to find out now I guess.


9 posted on 02/23/2014 11:03:51 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

What a f***ing idiot! And, what the hell is a surgeon doing posting stuff on Facebook? Hoping to “Friend” somebody?


10 posted on 02/23/2014 11:03:59 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Mr. K
this is ALL the media could come up with to destroy him?

If he was posting X-rays of dead people for laffs, then it should be sufficient.

11 posted on 02/23/2014 11:04:10 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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He said a man decapitated by gunfire resembled an alien in the movie “Terminator.”

There were no extra terrestrials in the movie The Terminator.

12 posted on 02/23/2014 11:04:37 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: Second Amendment First

Obviously a candidate not ready for prime time. Next!


13 posted on 02/23/2014 11:06:19 AM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Second Amendment First

I am beginning to wonder if some of the “Tea Party” candidates are being planted. The people I know who support the Tea Party are down to earth, rational, and overall very nice folks. Yet time after time, I see these candidates in races all over the country do and say some incredibly stupid and race losing things. Maybe I an just seeing boogermen behind every bush, but it strikes me as odd that it happens again and again. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, please pass the “Duh.”


14 posted on 02/23/2014 11:06:35 AM PST by W.Lee (After the first one, the rest are free.)
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To: Din Maker

“...thought immediately of Todd Akin?”

Bingo!


15 posted on 02/23/2014 11:06:45 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Second Amendment First

The question I have is why? Is this supposed conservative going to be anti 2nd amendment?


16 posted on 02/23/2014 11:11:14 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Second Amendment First

If we don’t learn to play this game, dig up dirt on the opponent, we’re never going to win. Dem candidates sit fat and happy while we talk about “issues” “taxes” etc. But the dirt is what America pays attention to, not the issues and we’re not going to make that better by ignoring it.


17 posted on 02/23/2014 11:12:33 AM PST by Kenny
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To: W.Lee

Libertarians.


18 posted on 02/23/2014 11:13:54 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: W.Lee

Perhaps the type of people who run for office are not down to earth, rational, and overall very nice folks. Just politicians.


19 posted on 02/23/2014 11:14:08 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First
and he should be charged for violating the HIPPA Act!!!
20 posted on 02/23/2014 11:14:31 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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