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Republican senator facing Tea Party challenger
doesn´t live in his ´home´ state

Washington Examiner, by Joel Gehrke

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Posted By:mikkins2, 2/8/2014 6:52:05 AM

A Republican senator facing a Tea Party challenger this year revealed that he doesn´t live in his home state, an admission likely to fuel an opposition that has already accused him of going native in the nation´s capitol. “I have full access to the recliner,” Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., told the New York Times, referring to the fact that the Kansas residence he listed as his voting address actually belongs to two donors. "He established his voting address there the day before his challenger, Milton Wolf, announced his candidacy last fall, arguing that Mr. Roberts was out of touch with his High

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What a joke. And he thinks its funny.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 2/8/2014 7:02:05 AM     (No. 9724224)

Pat Roberts (RINO. DC). Still don´t think there´s a problem with the so-called GOP Establishment?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MissMolly, 2/8/2014 7:10:58 AM     (No. 9724231)

What makes conservative-voting Senator Roberts a "RINO"? Is there a reason or is it simply applied to any politician whom the label-applier dislikes?

If I were a Kansas voter, however, I´d vote against him for the non-residency alone.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 2/8/2014 8:10:32 AM     (No. 9724285)

Hmmm . . . 20 or more years? That´s 3 or possibly 4 elecion cycles for a Senator. Some have been in Washington 30 or 40 years. This is ridiculous. Term Limits, anyone?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 2/8/2014 8:11:27 AM     (No. 9724286)

Based on the voting score card (Heritage) , Pat Roberts votes 90% conservative. Is there something that I´m missing on his voting record?


As for him being a non-resident, that would be enough for me not to vote for him.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 2/8/2014 8:15:39 AM     (No. 9724292)

Repeal the 17th amendment to the Constitution and have the states select the senators.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 2/8/2014 8:44:37 AM     (No. 9724328)

Non-residency is a no-go for me, too.

#5, in addition to selecting the Senators, I think the states should pay their Senators AND Representatives directly. That would tie them very closely to the people they represent.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 2/8/2014 9:08:10 AM     (No. 9724365)

A good idea, #6. I wish I had thought of it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Manitouman, 2/8/2014 9:50:59 AM     (No. 9724423)

Any republican stupid enough to say this to the NYT deserves to be gone.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 2/8/2014 11:01:25 AM     (No. 9724516)

So far Dr. Milton Wolf has impressed me. I think he wants to challenge his famous cousin for what he has done/is doing to the medical profession, let alone what he is doing to our Republic. And, if for nothing else, to prove that the good doctor´s side of the family isn´t all kooks.

Also I think it would be quite humorous to see Wolf in the Senate, and when it came time to convict Obama of the Articles of Impeachment that the House laid out, Wolf would vote to convict. I know it´s in my dreams, but one can dream.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MDConservative, 2/8/2014 11:05:29 AM     (No. 9724523)

Oh, yeah, let the governor and/or state legislature select all our representatives instead of popular election. No problems with that system! How might that work in California, New York or Illinois...or anywhere? State legislatures are no more trustworthy (and cheaper to buy) than any other den of politicians, certainly less trustworthy than the general public, with all its flaws.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/8/2014 11:08:54 AM     (No. 9724527)

The 17th Amendment was a horrible idea. Senators went from representing their respective states at the state level to representing the federal govn at the federal level.

We the People are ill served.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: judy, 2/8/2014 11:27:36 AM     (No. 9724556)

I heard this morning his wife is a real estate agent in Alexandria Va. Kinda hard to sell real estate in Va if you live in Kansas.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: absalom, 2/8/2014 2:15:35 PM     (No. 9724744)

Prior to the 17th Amendment, States sent the likes of John Calhoun, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Stephen Douglas, among others, to the Senate. So the notion that the Amendment was an improvement is dubious, at best.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: joew9, 2/8/2014 4:21:12 PM     (No. 9724866)

I am sick and tired of these Congressmen becoming DC operatives who disregard their home state. One reason is because it is expensive to have a home in DC and another back in your home state. Only the wealthy can do it. So here´s my idea.

The home state owns a group of houses in DC. All the congressmen and senators live there. They don´t pay anything. The state pays. Their salary is not paid by federal tax money, it is paid by their state. The salaries are determined by their state legislatures. The expenses and their staff are all paid by the state. Everything is paid by their state. If they abuse the limo privilege they have to answer to their state legislature and not to themselves.

The poor man can run for office and lose. But he loses nothing because he had nothing to lose. The rich man has enough money to run and afford to lose with little impact on his fortune.

BUT the average middle class guy who has some savings but is not by any measure rich, can´t run for office unless he is willing to risk losing pretty much everything he has saved up. He can´t afford to keep two houses, or move to DC and move back and sell a house and buy a house and sell a house and buy a house... But if he didn´t have to worry about housing in DC or his expenses then he would be more likely to run. And this would open up politics to a whole crowd of smart middle class people who presently can´t consider running for political office.

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