The Big First Tea Party will host Dr. Milton Wolf, a radiologist who is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts. Sen. Roberts, who is a Marine who has an excellent conservative voting record for the people of Kansas almost equal to Congressman Tim Huelskamp, is being challenged by Dr Wolf, who has no record to defend.
Wolf is telling people he is more conservative than Sen. Roberts. Many candidates tell potential voters how they will change Washington, but once the party bosses and the lobbyists tell them how to vote they fall in line. This has been true for all but a few as a newly elected politician has to learn the ropes especially one who has no political experience. Possible the rarest thing in Washington is a “backbone.” The Big First Tea Party has given any candidate who is running for any important political office the opportunity to be heard.
Even Huelskamp, the man with a proven record of having a conservative “backbone,” will have a primary challenge by several people. The difference between Huelskamp and Wolf is that Huelskamp had many years experience in the Kansas Legislature and that experience has served him well. He knew the legislative process and had years of experience with party bosses and lobbyists. Newly elected candidates want to compromise. Normally to compromise the candidate has to compromise his conservative principles.
For example, a candidate just announced that he would challenge Huelskamp by the name of Mr. LaPolice. LaPolice says he is a conservative but knocks Huelskamp for not compromising. When the bill to be voted on is so outrageously liberal and the other side will not compromise, the true conservative with a “backbone” votes no. Mr. LaPolice said he supports the farm bill that is not really a farm bill but a welfare bill that will cost almost $1 trillion — of which, $800 billion goes for welfare.
Could it be that some people want to be elected to the U.S. Congress because after serving several years in Congress they receive $175,000 pension a year for life?
I doubt we could find two more patriotic men as Roberts and Huelskamp working for Kansas.
Come join us on Tuesday, February 11th, at 6:30 PM, at Thirsty’s, 2704 Vine, Hays. Come and ask questions of Dr. Wolf. See for yourself if he is a candidate who is all “rhetoric or if he has a backbone”
Roger Ewing, Hays