Skip to comments.Get Pat Roberts out
Posted on 07/31/2014 8:50:22 AM PDT by cotton1706
In 1952, when Dwight Eisenhower was elected president, Wes Roberts, Pats father, the chairman of the Republican Party in Kansas, promoted a legislative act to pay the AOUW Insurance Company $115,000 for a building which had been erected on the Norton County TB sanatorium grounds on state land.
Wes Roberts got a $15,000 kickback from the AOUW, unbeknownst to anyone, until it was discovered by Alvin McCoy of the Kansas City Star and was exposed.
Wes Roberts had been promoted to National Chairman of the Republican Party on the election of Dwight Eisenhower. When this came to light, Eisenhower dismissed Wes Roberts. Alvin McCoy got the Pulitzer Prize for uncovering it and Harold R. Fatzer, then attorney general, on whose staff I was working, brought an action to recover that money from the AOUW.
It is time to end the Roberts influence in the Republican Party.
We desperately need term limits.
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And let's not forget that Nancy (Alf) Landon Kassebaum, senator from Kansas, married Howard Baker, senator from Tennessee, who Lamar Alexander models himself on: all moderate, all the time!
Politics is incestuous
Except that Pat Roberts votes well to the right of my execrable Senator Lamar!. He’s the most Conservative-voting member from that Kansas seat in over a half-century+ (following the Tennessee-born Socialist Republican Jim Pearson and liberal Nancy Kassebaum).
“Except that Pat Roberts votes well to the right of my execrable Senator Lamar!.”
He did last year, but who knows next year, when he’s safely reelected and in his last term. He’s been all over the place in his career.
Roberts (KS) - 2013 - 87% (Average) - 90% (Heritage) - 84% (CFG) - 84% (ACU) - 91% (FreedomWorks)
Roberts (KS) - 2012 - 62% (Average) - 65% (Heritage) - 55% (CFG) - 72% (ACU) - 54% (FreedomWorks)
Roberts (KS) - 2011 - 74% (Average) - - 78% (CFG) - 80% (ACU) - 65% (FreedomWorks)
Roberts (KS) - 2010 - 93% (Average) - - 93% (CFG) - 96% (ACU) - 91% (FreedomWorks)
Roberts (KS) - 2009 - 87% (Average) - - 93% (CFG) - 96% (ACU) - 77% (FreedomWorks)
Roberts (KS) - 2008 - 69% (Average) - - 77% (CFG) - 72% (ACU) - 57% (FreedomWorks)
Roberts (KS) - 2007 - 66% (Average) - - 57% (CFG) - 92% (ACU) - 50% (FreedomWorks)
Roberts (KS) - 2006 - 69% (Average) - - 57% (CFG) - 84% (ACU) - 67% (FreedomWorks)
Roberts (KS) - 2005 - 81% (Average) - - 76% (CFG) - 88% (ACU) - 79% (FreedomWorks)
The problem is not Pat Roberts voting record, although it looks quite a bit better than it really is, especially in election years. The problem with Pat Roberts is very nicely illustrated by this story, his first priority is taking care of himself and those interests who are sending money his way. He pays attention to the Agri Business lobby and the aviation industry. The rest of Kansas, not so much.
We now know that he learned that from his dad, and undoubtedly from Kathleen Sebelius’ father in law as well. Pat Roberts is no Thad Cochran, but they both went to the same school of politics. I’m tired of it.
If Roberts had a credible challenger, he might be worth supporting. The problem with Wolf remains, nobody knows what his record is beyond being Zero’s cousin. That’s not enough to dump him. Even on FR amongst the Wolf supporters, nobody can answer the question about his record in support of the Conservative cause. Nobody.
I see your point. There’s absolutely no evidence that he is in bed with the lobbyists, there’s absolutely no evidence that he is going to pack up and go to Washington for 47 years, and there’s absolutely no evidence that he is admired and supported by party leaders who have abandoned conservative principles and policies.
No evidence whatsoever. With Roberts, we know that he has all of this in spades.
He used Mississippi tactics. Dead to me now
You’re making my point. The only argument in favor of Wolf is that he’s not Roberts. That’s not enough. Kathleen Gilligan-Sebelius ain’t Roberts, either. Now that we’ve established that neither are Pat Roberts, who IS Milton Wolf ?
He would be the guy getting my vote.
All because he’s not Pat Roberts. And you still don’t know who he is.
Pretty good points.............
Maybe, but let's not play into the Wolf club's hands by pretending that Roberts is in any great need of a challenger. At least Enzi has a semi-major transgression, being a leader on the interest sales tax, to somewhat justify people getting a h*rdon for replacing him. "Mark Levin says so" is not a valid justification.
Anyway, since there is no reasonable rationale for voting for Wolf, I have trouble believing this poll, which is clearly an internal poll by Wolf camp (if it actually exists at all and isn't just a tool to motivate Wolf supporters), SurveyUSA has Roberts up 20 points.
I'm glad this stupid race will be over soon, I hope conservative Senator Pat Roberts is renominated over this joker.
Oops, 2 threads, this isn’t the one about the poll.
This thread, is this stuff about Roberts DAD supposed to be relevant?
Wolf is really scraping the bottom of the barrel trying to con people into voting for him.
Lately I've also seen them use "But the Senate Conservatives Fund endorsed WOLF!", as if this supposedly ends the debate and "proves" we should all back him.
I mean, the Senate Conservatives Fund endorsements for Ken Buck and Sharon Angle worked out great, right?
Yeah they are hit and miss.
You left out that Howard Baker’s first wife who died before he married Kassebaum and who he had been married to for 42 years was Joy Dirkson the daughter of Senator Everett Dirkson of Illinois.....a big moderate and LBJ ally on civil rights crap
Birds of a feather yes...
Yes I think Wolf is using internal “push” polls.
I have gotten a couple of them and I hang up.