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    If Kathleen Sebelius runs for Senate, isn’t Dr. Milton Wolf better positioned to put Obamacare on trial?

    If Kathleen Sebelius runs for Senate, isn’t Dr. Milton Wolf better positioned to put Obamacare on trial?

    Pat Roberts voted to confirm Sebelius.

    As soon as Kathleen Sebelius resigned as Secretary of HHS, my first thought was, hmm, wonder if she’ll run for Senate in Kansas.

    Apparently I’m not the only one thinking about that, Sebelius Said to Weigh Run for Kansas Senate Seat

    In her darkest hour last fall, Kathleen Sebelius suffered one of the deepest cuts from an old family friend who accused her of “gross incompetence” over the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and demanded that she resign as secretary of health and human services. Now she is weighing revenge.

    Ms. Sebelius is considering entreaties from Democrats who want her to run against that old friend, Senator Pat Roberts, Republican of Kansas.

    Several Democrats said this week that Ms. Sebelius had been mentioned with growing frequency as someone who could wage a serious challenge to Mr. Roberts, 77, who is running for a fourth term and is considered vulnerable. One person who spoke directly to Ms. Sebelius said that she was thinking about it, but added that it was too soon to say how seriously she was taking the idea.

    Pat Roberts voted to confirm Sebelius when nominated by Obama.

    His turn on her clearly was with the Republican primary challenge from Dr. Milton Wolf in mind.  Wolf has been a consistent and vigorous opponent of Obamacare and Sebelius.

    Roberts and the Kansas Republican establishment are going all out to defeat the Wolf challenge.

    But that may be foolish.  Roberts is vulnerable for many reasons, not the least of which is that he doesn’t actually live in Kansas.

    A Sebelius Senate run would put Obamacare squarely on the ballot.  Wolf may be better positioned to meet that challenge than the guy who voted for Sebelius in the first place.

     

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    Mourdock could have won had Lugar not been such a sore loser.


       
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      SmokeVanThorn in reply to MTED. | April 16, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      And clowns like Captain Keogh didn’t pile on.


         
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        Captain Keogh in reply to SmokeVanThorn. | April 17, 2014 at 1:33 pm

        Clowns? Was anything I wrote not true? You tend to have a totalitarian way of thinking (and a hypocritical one at that – criticism of McCain and Graham is good, criticism of Mourdock is bad – what is next a Gulag for heretics? I think you are completely delusional and probably think that Christine O’Donnellwas a great choice to run in a state such as Delaware. Like Mark Levin you are not committed to victory but to “making statements” – the other side at least is in it to win it. You did not see them try to primary someone such as Ben Nelson in a solidly Red State such as Nebraska did you?


           
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          SmokeVanThorn in reply to Captain Keogh. | April 17, 2014 at 8:08 pm

          Jeff Goldstein at proteinwisdom.com has people like you pegged: people who claim to be interested in winning but can’t wait to attack solid conservatives in a pathetic attempt to demonstrate your sophistication and curry favor with the leftists who despise you. Go read Jeff and try to understand.

          Your “gulag” talk and charges of hypocrisy are sheer projection. You and your ilk – funded by Big Daddy Karl – are more interested in attacking conservatives than Democrats. So you can stuff the lectures about how we don’t care abut winning.


       
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      Estragon in reply to MTED. | April 16, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      Mourdock would have won if he hadn’t been a complete blithering idiot.

      You can’t blame Lugar for the stupidity of Mourdock.


     
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    dorsaighost | April 16, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Roberts voted against ObamaCare … everything else is nonsense …


     
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    wmichaels1 | April 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Roberts supported her for HHS because he, like the majority of Kansans, just wanted her the hell out of the state. Brownback is STILL trying to fix the mess she left behind, but unfortunately has to deal with blowback of the state finally dealing with fiscal reality and gets no credit whatsoever. I apologize to the Union for unleashing her and her ruinous ways once she got to DC. I don’t think she’d stand a chance in KS, but I never thought O would get elected/re-elected either.


       
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      Estragon in reply to wmichaels1. | April 16, 2014 at 5:24 pm

      According to PPP, a Democratic-leaning polling outfit, ObamaCare is 60 disapprove to 32 approve in Kansas.

      Sebelius probably won’t even take a vacation in Kansas on her way to Lobbyists’ Row. The idea of her running for Senate is the sort of drug-addled nonsense that comes from Democratic activists over-celebrating the “7 million” lie.


     
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    Estragon | April 16, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Objection, relevance?

    Sebelius was confirmed before there was even an ObamaCare bill being marked up in committee. After the shellacking of the 2008 debacle, most Republicans were beginning Obama’s term with an olive branch. After all, he ran on ending partisan bickering in DC – and this was well before the infamous “I won” incident that showed he had no such intentions.

    If this is the best argument you have for Wolf, he might as well drop out.

    It’s the sort of thing that makes sane people shake their heads. Desperation to take out a solid Republican incumbent. If booting Roberts from the Senate is a priority for you, you are clearly way out there. As in, NUTS.


       
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      Henry Hawkins in reply to Estragon. | April 16, 2014 at 6:51 pm

      And how does a solid Republican incumbent end up with 29% favorable/38% unfavorable numbers from his own constutuency?

      There is nothing more American than challenging the political establishment by rising from the people to run for office, and may thje best men and women win.

      Then there are those whose greater allegiance is not to what’s best for the country, provided in large part by electing new representatives to replace insider DC barnacles, but to their party, the GOP in your case, with the strange notion that any GOP incumbent is better than any GOP challenger.

      Roberts doesn’t even live in Kansas. In very large part, this is how Lugar lost in Indiana.

      As a psychologist, I challenge your sense of who is sane and who is not. In fact, I laugh at it. It is precisely the arrogant sense of entitlement (once in office, must stay in office), coupled with a total lack of insight into that arrogance, that is killing the GOP.

      Keep it up, because conservative America is all out of RINO food.


       
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      Captain Keogh in reply to Estragon. | April 17, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      I agree, it reminds me of Liz Cheney’s quixotic attempt to run against Mike Enzi in Wyoming. what on Earth is wrong with Mike Enzi that you wanted to waste time trying to defeat him Miss Cheney? When polls showed Enzi clobbering the shyster, she dropped out.
      http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/07/us/politics/liz-cheney-to-quit-wyoming-senate-race.html?smid=pl-share&_r=0


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