As Twitchy reported last night, Sen. Pat Roberts was projected to prevail over Tea Party-backed challenger Dr. Milton Wolf in the Kansas GOP Senate primary.

The race was closer than many expected, an indication of dissatisfaction with Sen. Roberts among conservatives:

Last night, Roberts told reporter Garrett Haake he attributed Wolf’s strong showing to … wait for it… anger at President Obama:

Huh?

Earlier, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said the same thing:

Judging by the reaction on Twitter, it doesn’t appear that anyone is buying this explanation.

Editor’s note: A typo has been corrected in the third sentence.