Skip to comments.Senator Pat Roberts Makes Major Freudian Slip in Interview (Video)
Posted on 07/03/2014 6:01:18 PM PDT by cotton1706
Appearing on a Kansas City local radio talk show on KCMO Thursday morning, Senator Pat Roberts made a verbal gaffe that plays right into his primary opponent's main talking point against him.
Reports show that Roberts spends very little time his home state of Kansas - less than 100 days using official funds over the course of two years, an issue his opponent, radiologist, Dr. Milton Wolfe has capitalized on.
"After 47 years in Washington, it's clear that Kansas is a distant memory for Pat Roberts," Wolf said back in May. "How else do you explain Roberts wanting to spend his time anywhere but Kansas? Maybe if he still lived here he'd actually want to return here. "
When KCMO talk show Greg Knapp asked Roberts about the residency issue, Roberts answered that his performance shouldnt be measured on where he lives.
I dont measure my competency or my record or the results and I do get results on where I put my head on a pillow, he said.
But pressed about listener concerns that Roberts does not actually live in the state, the Senator faltered badly. Every time I get an opponent, uh, I mean every time I get a chance Im home, Roberts said.
In another misstep, today, the Roberts camp retweeted a race baiter who slimed Milton Wolfe by saying Roberts should not have to debate a racist and a fool. The campaign deleted the retweet after one minute, but the damage was already done - Twitchy has the screenshot.
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These career DC politicians need to go.
Another useless member of the House of Lords, with the same sense of entitlement as a member of the Obummer Gibmedat Club.
Milton Wolf is an ego maniac and a fraud.
Wolf has never put up a yard sign or even had a bumper sticker for any other candidate.
Wolf has never walked door to door for any other candidate.
Wolf has never contributed to any other candidate.
Wolf has barely even voted in his adult life, he sure does not vote in every election.
All I care about is how my Senator votes on bills before him, and how much he helps other like minded candidates.
Roberts votes exactly like any true conservative would vote.
Roberts has done a great deal to help other conservatives get elected.
BTW, the Democrats will defeat Wolf if Wolf wins the primary. Wolf has way too much baggage, he has done some very stupid things.
“Roberts votes exactly like any true conservative would vote.”
So I take it it’s o.k. with you if one of your elected senators never spends any time in the state that elected him. Kansas has a “National Senator” in Roberts who votes as he is told by organizations like the National Chamber of Communists and probably doesn’t give a fig about your or your “fly over” state!
Wolf may not be the answer, but Roberts sure as hell isn’t either.
47 years in office means that Kansans are either lazy or dumb, or both! But then you have a lot of company in other states (can you Say Mississippi for openers).
I was really neutral about this primary before the race baiting. With what we saw in Mississippi, this is just unacceptable. Go Wolf.
The League of Defenders of the GOPe have made their appearance.
So....then you've outed yourself....?
If the wasted dollars spent attacking Roberts had instead had going to McDaniels, he might have beaten Thad Cochran (57% from heritage).
Guys, you gotta be smart and pick your battles or we'll lose them all.
Outed himself as what? A conservative?
And I don't think he or she is a Conservative....fwiw-
They DO NOT FIGHT BACK!! Oh yeah they say a couple things now and again...But there's NO FIGHT!!!!
WE ARE LOSING OUR COUNTRY!!! And THEY are silent!!!!
Perhaps you’re now noticing that they do not work for We The People. They work for they the oligarchs.
Do you really have any idea who Senator Roberts is or are you just rabble rousing?
Who in your mind is "do something" senator?
And might I remind you that posting personal medical information about ANYONE on your Facebook page is a violation of Federal Law. HIPAA and other privacy rights were violated when Wolf posted X-rays of shooting victims on his FB page.
It was a stupid thing to do, and it is enough to throw this seat to the Democrats.
If you support Wolf you are being used.
I’m with you. wolf should start by running for Dog Catcher in Leawood, Ks first. I am not impressed with his attacks on Pat Roberts. Kansas is a state that respects integrity something that Milton Wolf does not have.
“If you support Wolf you are being used.”
I don’t necessarily support Wolf but it doesn’t matter because I’m not a Kansas resident. But do you really believe in having someone “represent” you for nearly 50 years? I am for throwing out most, if not all of those who have “represented” anyone for more than a couple of terms. Being a US Senator was not meant to be a lifetime career. I submit that Roberts is a big part of what’s wrong with our government. The guy doesn’t even own a home in your state. He’s gotten used to the lifestyle and that’s more important to him than being a good senator. Just like down in Mississippi where you have the same pork barrel, bring home the bacon no matter whether or not it makes sense kind of representative. Just how is that any different than Obama and the RATs? In the end you get what you vote for, and in Roberts case, you aren’t getting much.
In the end you get what you vote for, and in Roberts case, you arent getting much.
Who in your mind are better Senators?
“Kansas residents have had him as a Senator for so long because they voted for him.”
Well yeah! And sure, people should be able to vote for whomever they want too. But just how’s that working out for our country? And as far as your comment to the effect that, “that’s just the way it’s been for a long time” makes it neither smart nor any way compliant with the vision of the founding fathers. And you are very wrong in your assertion that it’s “been that way from the beginning,” because it hasn’t. The truth is, Roberts should have been replaced thirty years ago, but like a lot of other states, Kansas voters don’t really care who they have representing them from the looks or it. One day, not far off as I see it, people like you are going to wake up and be completely surprised that the country they thought they had is gone!
I guess you are also o.k. with all those voters deciding that they want the RATs so they will get all that “free $hit” too. I mean after all, “it’s what they want,”right?
Good Senators: Lee and Cruz. Not much else!
“HUH? I have no assurance at all that Milton Wolf won’t vote against the 2nd Amendment. I have no confidence at all that Wolf won’t vote to fund Planned Parenthood. But, of course, Wolf will never get elected, in the General. I am sure the Dems in Obamas Justice Department will file Federal charges against Wolf in October, for all of Wolf’s criminal violations of patient privacy rights.”
I get it! You don’t like Wolf! Now if you knew half as much about Roberts........
You’re one of those folks who thinks Congress is terrible, except for my guy!
BTW, have you ever run for office? Ever done anything to contribute in a meaningful way to make things better?
HA HA, that’s pretty good. A true Freudian slip!
I have been personally responsible for defeating more incumbent Republicans than anyone you have ever met in your life.
I am quite confident of that fact.
I’m impressed. My tour of duty was three terms on the Republican Central Committee in the county where we live and an officer in the California Republican Assembly (the conservative grass roots Republican group). Plus several Assembly campaigns. This was all during the period when Ronald Reagan was our governor.
But I am estranged from the GOP now. I won’t give them money and have asked them not to call. For me, men like Roberts personify what’s wrong with politics and the GOP in particular. The recent business in MS says it all. The “old boys club” (the GOPe) is not about inclusion,. but rather maintenance of the “status quo.” The GOP today is where the RATs were twenty years ago and the “old boys” just don’t seem to realize they have doomed their party to the dust bin of history.
For me it’s sad to see someone like yourself who seemingly can’t see where your ideas are taking the party. Personally, I could not live with your decision making process. I’d take a chance on new people. because with them, there is a chance that the party will reform
Pick your fights carefully.
There is no reason to make enemies we don’t need.
Roberts has been a fighter. Roberts stood up for me more than once, even though we used to argue all the time.
Kansas should probably elect someone from their state
You beat people with ISSUES!
You turn people off making it so personal.
Why in Heaven’s name will anyone WANT to be convinced to vote as a conservative, in office, if we repay their courageous stands by stabbing them in the back?
If you have no ISSUES to run on?
Reid doesn’t come back to Nevada much. Mostly to campaign and pass out $$. We kinda like it that way!
“You beat people with ISSUES!
You turn people off making it so personal.”
What? Surely you don’t mean that. It’s very “personal” to me what a person actually believes apart from whatever issues there are. BTW, seems to me from reading over what you have written, that you don’t like Wolf on a “personal” basis, or you are upset because he’s trying to change the status quo.
Long ago, I figured out what the GOPe was all about (back when I was a Central Committee Member), but you, after all your years in party politics still haven’t figured it out. Either that, or you are a closet Liberal, because Liberalism is what the GOPe stands for today. Some of them, like Roberts, have been in office so long that they actually believe their own bull$hit, and evidently you do too.
“Pick your fights carefully.
There is no reason to make enemies we dont need.
Roberts has been a fighter. Roberts stood up for me more than once, even though we used to argue all the time.”
So by reason of his decision to run for public office, Wolf has “picked a fight with your buddy Roberts,” is that it? Perish the thought that someone would dane to run against this “Lion of the Senate.”
Some other poster said that he was voting for Roberts because his son once dated the guy’s daughter. Is that what passes for evaluating political candidates now? Sheesh! I have no words for that mentality. Some of the good people of Kansas have been out in the sun too long. Either that or they’ve turned some of their corn into an alcoholic beverage and have consumed a lot of it.
Don’t be a jerk.
Loyalty is important.
Well, a lack of loyalty to the conservative base is precisely why we are mad at Haley Barbour and Thad Cochran.
Yes, when politicians do what I want, I reward them with my vote.
Roberts has, pretty much, done what I want. And he has helped many other conservatives get elected!
(Something the SELFISH Milton Wolf has never done!!!)
So ANY IDIOT can run, and if that person has not been in office before, has not been tested, has no voting record -—
WOW, YOU WILL VOTE FOR HIM?
(Isn’t this precisely the resume of Obama, Milton Wolf’s cousin???)
WOW, YOU WILL VOTE FOR HIM?”
I scarcely know how to respond to you. Have you ever read the Constitution?
To hear you tell it, only those people who have received someones “seal of approval” are allowed the privilege of running for public office. I don't have adequate words to describe just how wrong and anti-American you are. No wonder Kansas is the dead letter office for politics (but then you also stuck with Bob Dole well beyond the point where he should have been replaced).
If you want term limits try and pass them, otherwise getting rid of someone just because they have been in office for a long time is foolish. He's conservative, save your ammo for one who isn't.
The "vision of the founding fathers" is the Constitution. Regardless of your opinion of how long one should be in office the founders didn't specify term limits.
One day, not far off as I see it, people like you are going to wake up and be completely surprised that the country they thought they had is gone!
You are advocating getting rid of one of he most conservative senators in congress and you think "people like me" are going to be surprised? Whatever bud.
I guess you are also o.k. with all those voters deciding that they want the RATs so they will get all that free $hit too. I mean after all, its what they want,right?
That the kind of leap of logic I would suspect of someone willing to replace one of the most conservative senators just because he's been there "too long".
“That the kind of leap of logic I would suspect of someone willing to replace one of the most conservative senators just because he’s been there “too long”.”
From the Washington Times:
Mr. Roberts opponents say voters shouldnt be fooled by his voting record this year and point out that he ranked much lower on Heritage Actions 2012 list, with a score of 65 percent.
They also accuse him of adopting the same strategy that Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, employed during his re-election fight, running to the right during the campaign only to return to his moderate ways after he won another six-year term.
Its important to remember that some of these incumbents are not liberals or even moderates, Daniel Horowitz, the groups policy director, said on their website. But they are not conservatives either. They are a ruling class of special-interest career politicians who pursue personal power as an end to itself. When it suits their need to cast some conservative votes, they will do so. But when they need to placate the special interests, they will jump in head first. They certainly will never put their careers on the line to fight for us.
So much for your assertion that Roberts is a Conservative!
What the law allows
And what Conservatives should do
Are two VERY different things.
You are a loose cannon, taking shots at our friends, to the point that NOBODY who is on the fence about an issue would ever listen to you. Why do so? You will stab the good candidate in the back.
You lack loyalty.
You lack political wisdom.
I doubt that Milton Wolf gets 30%. My point in sounding off against Wolf is to scold,and to teach the IDIOTS who have wasted millions of dollars on awful candidates why they do not win.
You are also forcing Roberts to waste HIS money, money which he could have used to support other conservative candidates, as he has done frequently.
He was with Cruz when Cochran and McConnel stabbed him in the back to re-open the government, and he didn't have to be to keep his rating high.
Even in the articles you reference they come out and admit that he's done some good things they just think it's "time for a change". I don't know how to break it to you but the advent of Obama should have demonstrated that change isn't always for the best.
Roberts is a reliable conservative that has had a few questionable votes. Wolf is an unknown with no history whatsoever and a lot of personal baggage that is going to cause a lot of problems in a general election. Why go after Roberts to replace him with an unknown quantity? Is there some problem with having Wolf start with a state office before a national office so we have some idea that what he says he believes in is actually what he believes in?
Agree with you. These whiners wish they had a Senator as conservative as Roberts, yet they jump on the bandwagon of some no name who purports to be Tea Party. Wolf has no record on any level. Beware of sheeple in wolve’s clothing.
“You are also forcing Roberts to waste HIS money, money which he could have used to support other conservative candidates, as he has done frequently.”
Just love all of your invective. I can’t have a reasoned dialogue with you because you resort to name calling. If anyone in this discussion lacks wisdom, go take a look in the mirror. I don’t live in Kansas so I don’t have a dog in this fight. And I am not forcing Roberts to do anything since I haven’t, nor will I give either of them any money.
I am not necessarily a Wolf supporter, but I sure as hell think that Kansas could do a whole lot better than Pat Roberts. Sorry, but that’s how I see it.
I think, like Cochran, Roberts is a has been who should, of his own accord leave the office to some other qualified, and much younger conservative. But I am betting Roberts will be carried out of his seat in the Senate to his grave. And it’s my opinion (which you don’t share and I understand that) that having a lifetime Senate seat isn’t healthy for our government. We can, and need to do better at turning over our elected officials, because it’s a healthy way to get new blood and fresh ideas. Just look at the Senate, it’s pretty much a useless body, particularly with Reid at the helm. It’s the Senate that stands in the way of kicking Obama out of office.
Funny how all of the Anti-Robert’s folks are not in Kansas. I am active in KS GOP activities and have never seen Wolfe attending anything until he started running for Senate.
Wolfe perhaps needs to build bridges vs burning them down before crossing them. It is evident he is in the game for himself and not Kansan’s.
His biggerst claim to fame is his famous cousin. President Obama. Now would you trust anybody related to Obama?
Senator Robert’s is the best person to represent this Kansan.
Let’s also set the record Straight Cotton. Your not a Kansan but Sh-t disturber. You have posted the Anti-Roberts message thread many times in the last year from your Liberal state of Massachusetts. Why don’t you work on getting some conservatives elected there?
Roberts has been a Senator for 17 years and before that a Congressman for 16 years. that add’s up to being an elected offical in Washington for 33 years. So Mr. Wolfe is also playing with numbers and lying to the public. Yes he did work for a Kansas Congressman prior to his election but not all of that was in DC.
“Lets also set the record Straight Cotton. Your not a Kansan but Sh-t disturber. You have posted the Anti-Roberts message thread many times in the last year from your Liberal state of Massachusetts. Why dont you work on getting some conservatives elected there?”
Oh, how many times have I heard that argument on here. I made absolutely no claim to being a Kansan. And yes I have been posting Anti-Roberts stories, along with EVERY OTHER INCUMBENT who has been challenged this year. The point of that is to change the make-up of the US Senate, to get rid of the go-along cronies. It’s an insult to the people of Kansas that their representative in the US Senate “rents a Lazy Boy” armchair so he’s constitutionally eligible to represent them. But you’ll just keep on re-electing him.
As to being from Massachusetts, yes I am. And I know very well what it’s like to have senators that NEVER, EVER leave office. Ted Kennedy was senator for 47 years, taking the seat from his brother who held the seat for 8 years before him. And Kerry was senator for close to 30. I worked to help elect Scott Brown, only to be betrayed, so I left my ballot blank to get him thrown out of office (I don’t play the “he’s an incumbent republican so I guess I’ll vote for him” game). I worked to help get a conservative nominated last year, but Scott Brown’s crony pulled the strings to get the most moderate person nominated...who then went on to lose of course.
We’re doing what we can in MA. What are YOU doing to rid yourself of the go-along cronyism in Kansas?? Will you withhold your vote from him? He doesn’t even live there, voted to confirm Kathleen Sebelius (I guess because she’s a fellow Kansan) and just gave Thad Cochran $5,000, and will vote for McConnell for leader.
As I said your the piece of Crap alleged republican that destroy the GOP.
YOUR GAMES “ I left my ballot blank to get him thrown out of office (I dont play the hes an incumbent republican so I guess Ill vote for him game). I worked to help get a conservative nominated last year, but Scott Browns crony pulled the strings to get the most moderate person nominated...who then went on to lose of course.”
Get the democrats elected like Warren. Milton Wolfe has not paid his dues in KS. He doesn’t even attend very many events like the county he lives in Monthly meeting.
So stick to being a Massachusetts liberal and stay out of Kansas politics.
They DO NOT FIGHT BACK!! Oh yeah they say a couple things now and again...But there's NO FIGHT!!!! <<
Name one time Milton Wolf decided to "DO SOMETHING" and "FIGHT" for conservatives before announcing his Senate candidacy and claiming to be the "true conservative" in the race.
His entire campaign is built around just "saying a couple things". Never once in his life has this guy ever "fought" for conservatives.
What's interesting is most of the Milton Wolf cheerleaders were also Liz Cheney cheerleaders. They had no problem with electing someone "who hasn't lived in the state in decades" a few months ago.