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Posted on Feb 14, 2014

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Dr. Milton Wolf, a tea party candidate for U.S. Senate from Kansas who has the support of the prominent right-wing organization Senate Conservatives Fund, has equated President Barack Obama’s treatment of successful Americans to Hitler’s treatment of Jews and gypsies. He is also the president’s cousin.

Tim Murphy at Mother Jones writes:

Wolf’s biggest asset among the tea party grassroots has been his family tree, which he jokingly refers to as “12 percent pure hope.” Since 2010, when he first appeared on Fox News’ morning show, Fox and Friends, to discuss his opposition to the Affordable Care Act, Wolf, a radiologist by day, has parlayed his blood ties to the president into a series of speaking engagements around the country, a column in the conservative Washington Times, and an e-book, First, Do No Harm: The President’s Cousin Explains Why His Hippocratic Oath Requires Him to Oppose ObamaCare.

With Wolf, blood is not thicker than politics. Last May, in a Washington Times column entitled “Tyranny in Our Time,” he cast his cousin as an example of the kind of despot Americans rebelled against in colonial days. “Americans are beginning to recognize the disturbing similarities between President Obama and the fallen Richard Nixon, but the comparison that may matter more is between Mr. Obama and King George III,” he contended. In a 2011 column, he wrote, “America rejected Mussolini’s brand of corporatism in the 20th century, and we should reject Mr. Obama’s less despotic brand in the 21st.”

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—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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