Scary thought: Sebelius ‘thinking’ about a Senate run

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Fresh off being the worst Cabinet-level disaster since Donald Rumsfeld, former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is considering a run for the United Senate from Kansas.  Talk about insanity!

The New York Times reports:

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.

Senator Pat Roberts has been in Congress for 34 years — 16 years in the House and the last 18 years in the Senate. Granted that’s not as long as some Senators, but this does make him vulnerable given the strong anti-incumbency mood in America today — especially in the Tea Party movement.

In fact, the Tea Party movement has rallied behind a Republican challenger to Pat Roberts named Dr. Milton Wolf. The Tea Party Express, the Senate Conservatives Fund, and the Madison Project have all backed Wolf.

If Sebelius believes that Wolf has a legitimate chance of defeating Roberts in the primary, that will make her much more likely to run for the Senate. After all, candidates who have never run for elective office before tend to make mistakes — and she could capitalize on that to win even in conservative Kansas. After all, Kansans did elect her governor. She’ll have until June 2 to make her decision to run, which is a month before the Republican primary contest between Roberts and Wolf is decided (August 5).

Why is Martin Wolf more vulnerable than Pat Roberts in the general election?

And why should pro-life Catholics rally behind Pat Roberts in order to keep this seat in pro-life hands?

I need only one paragraph from this news story from the Topeka Capital-Journal (follow the link to see the reporter confront Wolf on it):

U.S. Senate candidate Milton Wolf posted a collection of gruesome X-ray images of gunshot fatalities and medical injuries to his Facebook page and participated in online commentary layered with macabre jokes and descriptions of  carnage.

Wolf later apologized. Which is good, but it won’t stop Democrats from running ads about it all day — if Wolf were to defeat Roberts in the August 5 primary. What better way for Sebelius to deflect her mistakes as HHS Secretary than to have Milton Wolf as her general election opponent? You can almost hear her say: “Yeah, I had some problems with a website, but they didn’t involve posting X-ray pictures of dead people and laughing at their expense.”

In which case, Kathleen Sebelius would get the last laugh.

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9 thoughts on “Scary thought: Sebelius ‘thinking’ about a Senate run

    1. Joshua Mercer says:

      Great news!

  1. Magi says:

    Scary? I relish the thought of this anti life, social catholic , disingenuous hack, on a ballot. The other side would be free to spend valuable resources on other campaigns.

  2. Nathan says:

    As a Kansan, Wolf is done. In fact, he never had a chance. Sebelius could still give it a go, but http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/04/16/why-sebelius-for-senate-makes-no-sense/ .

    1. Joshua Mercer says:

      Thanks for passing that article along. I’m grateful to hear that Kansans have a low 38% approval rating of pro-abortion Sebelius.

  3. Sean Argir says:

    I think it is time for the Catholic churches to pay taxes. They are meddling in political affairs beyond just debating laws.

    1. Joshua Mercer says:

      And what exactly in this article convinced you of this need? CatholicVote.org is an organization of lay Catholics and does not claim to represent the Catholic Bishops. Last time I checked, Catholic citizens (like all citizens) are free to organize and express their political views.

      1. morganB says:

        It’s not just the Catholic Church who is milking our taxes. I have witnesses three strange named Protestant edifices being built during the past 15 years on pristine/prime property near my home. I got curious.

        After observing the church in Esopus, NY occupying hundreds of acres of breathtaking views overlooking the majestic Hudson river, I asked the town assessor how he controlled the number of properties being taken off the tax tolls. He responded that he had no control. The decision fell with the IRS in Washington.

        I then asked the same question of the Pasco County Tax Assessor… he had the same answer.

        Since the local governments seems helpless to gain control of how much church property is tax exempt, might we poor taxpayers ask them to expect some semblance of control from those requesting exemption… the religious community?

        1. Joshua Mercer says:

          With any policy, there will be some people who take advantage of it. What you mention sounds like a reason to modify the law to prevent such abuses, but not necessarily an end to the entire policy. Our society will be far worse off if we pile on crippling corporate and property taxes on churches and their charities.

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