Well, it’s official. President Obama’s distant cousin, who happens to be a Tea Partier, has announced his intention to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS).
Milton Wolf — a radiologist — is running for office, his website says, “because he believes America is threatened by the politicians in Washington who are bankrupting our country.”
That’s an interesting claim, considering that there’s a looming economic catastrophe currently being orchestrated by his fellow Teabaggers. But, I digress.
So, who is this guy who’s using a distant relation to the President as a spring-board to fame, despite being a wing-nut completely opposed to Obama?
Besides being a radiologist, Wolf is also a columnist for the birther-conspiracy-loving website Washington Times, and has appeared on right-wing television crapathon Fox News.
He’s also been endorsed by the king of hate radio, Rush Limbaugh — a fact proudly boasted by Wolf’s old website. During the 2012 presidential campaign, Limbaugh read an excerpt from a column in which Wolf had gushed about how well Mitt Romney was doing among conservatives. ”I have a sense that this guy’s on to something,” Limbaugh said of Wolf. ”I think he’s more right than he is wrong.”
Of course, the Tea Party has since taken a very dim view of Romney, who not only lost the election, but in August, spoke out against shutting down the government over the health care law, saying “I think there are better ways to remove Obamacare.”
Romney’s comments elicited a furious response, prompting tongue-lashings from Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin, as well as the Koch brothers-backed Tea Party-facilitator FreedomWorks, according to Breitbart (shudder and cringe).
Obviously, both Wolf and Limbaugh were actually more wrong than they were right.
It’s unclear how exactly Milton Wolf has avoided the conspiracy theories of his own radical political party. You’d think there’d be an aura of suspicion surrounding a guy from Kansas who loves to talk about his relation to the Tea Party’s “Muslim” scapegoat. I mean, what if Wolf is actually a Kenyan, too?