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Obama’s Cousin Tries to Explain
Posting and Mocking Gruesome X-Rays

Mediaite, by Tommy Christopher

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Posted By:MissMolly, 2/24/2014 5:30:43 AM

Sometimes, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, but then it takes a weird bounce. Dr. Milton Wolf, health care-reforming radiologist and second cousin to President Obama, is currently defending himself over Facebook posts in which he uploaded x-rays of fatally wounded gun victims, and participated in joking commentary about them. Dr. Wolf, also a candidate for the U.S. Senate, explained to reporter Tim Carpenter that joking about a patient who was nearly decapitated by a shotgun blast was “educational.” The Facebook postings, from 2010, included x-rays of fatally wounded gunshot victims, and joking comments from Wolf. For example, in

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/24/2014 5:52:16 AM     (No. 9743991)

Being a Barry cousin should be an automatic no vote. What´s wrong with the Tea Party that they would push this joker in the first place?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: smcchk, 2/24/2014 6:40:50 AM     (No. 9744019)

Dr. Wolf is nothing like Obama, #1. His Facebook entries, from 4 years ago, are tasteless but something that many doctors have done for years, keeping (anonymous) examples of the most extreme things they have dealt with in their practice. It is amazing how no stone is left unturned for any GOP candidate and we still! have no idea about Obama´s past other than the total mumbo jumbo from his ghostwritten books.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: provide, 2/24/2014 6:44:21 AM     (No. 9744020)

This wouldn´t even be a story if Wolf wasn´t a Tea Party candidate.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: philsner, 2/24/2014 6:58:08 AM     (No. 9744031)

The usual suspects scouring the web for opposition "research". The left will always reveal what it fears the most.

Hillary 2016!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ramona, 2/24/2014 8:29:25 AM     (No. 9744142)

Yesterday the headline called the posting of x-rays "unsettling." That was my first reaction, since I too can be easily swayed by headlines. Then alarm bells went off. I remembered the timely and intelligent writing Dr. Wolf has published on the perils of Obamacare. I read the entire piece, watched the videos from Dr. Wolf´s campaign, and learned a lot more about the man than the headlines tell.

Knowing his background and hearing the support from his community - the people who know the man and his family - alleviate any worries I have about him as a doctor and future senator.

So he kept unusual x-rays and exchanged commentary on some of them with colleagues- at worst revealing the dark side of dealing with human-caused tragedies and crimes; best revealing the ability to deal with morbid issues with a healthy sense of humor. Shop talk. Nothing more. Not a scintilla of evidence that Dr. Wolf has ever treated a patient or colleague poorly.

This is a typical Rovian hit at an effective contender for a seat held by an Establishment-propped up politician. Shame, shame on the Mean Girls of the GOP. More power to Dr. Wolf. Out with those election-year conservatives who remain complacent in the Senate and House while our cherished freedoms are hacked to bits.

As another poster mentioned yesterday, we need to have Courage in the face of slimy attacks from all sides. May God bless and protect Dr. Wolf and his family, and may God have mercy on the rest of us.
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 6 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 2/24/2014 9:22:42 AM     (No. 9744236)

#2 and #5 are better informed than the author of this article. I loved #2´s comment: "It is amazing how no stone is left unturned for any GOP candidate and we still! have no idea about Obama´s past other than the total mumbo jumbo from his ghostwritten books."

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Reply 7 - Posted by: joew9, 2/24/2014 9:36:41 AM     (No. 9744261)

When your job is to work around horrible stuff all day long you get desensitized and begin to joke about it. It is a way of coping. If you dwell on the horror of each and every case you would go mad. However, you have to be careful to keep your levity within your professional arena because outsiders aren´t desensitized.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tipover, 2/24/2014 2:54:09 PM     (No. 9744699)

A Soldier, EMT, Cop or any other combatant or first responder knows exactly what´s up with Doctor Wolfe. You laugh or you cry. Crying doesn´t get the job done. Without a certain detachment those who deal with injury or death will walk a quick path to dysfunction (PTS) or insanity.

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