Presidential … Game On, part 2

Aloha Friends.  Welcome to part 2 of 2.

– February 24 Franklin Graham rally Capitol https://decisionamericatour.com/tour/hawaii/

– March 2-5 CPAC, National Harbor www.conservative.org

– March 12 AIM 2016 (Air Rifle Champs) kailuadawn@gmail.com

HIRA’s exposure of Saiki and R/H/L corruption shows that HRP needs cleansing.  Fearful R legislators are as culpable as the State Cmte is incompetent.

 

Readers’ Comments – Party News – Quick Hits

I don’t necessarily agree with ALL our readers.  “I won’t work for Fritz, or Prez Caucus for Walden!  Both are jerks.”  “I refuse to donate a penny to HRP while Hellreich, Saiki, Marumoto, Liu and Rohlfing are in power.  What a corrupt gang of thieves!“  “R situation is hopeless.  People get what they deserve if they want to pay the taxes, have a rail to nowhere, etc.  It’s a form of masochism.“  “Have no faith in hrp ever getting new people to fill legislature or any office for that matter…newspaper said hrp is irrelevant.“  “The Republican party is dead in Hawaii.  HIRA responds to your accusations and proves them false.  You can’t respond to HIRA’s detailed accusations.  I know who I believe.” “hrp is so corrupt it makes me puke.“

-Grey, East Oahu, to Fukumoto’s newsletter excusing her liberal caucus’ “It’s hard to believe that the House Republicans under your leadership would find that licensing illegal people is a valuable Law.  You are following orders from Obama.  His goal is to destroy our borders, and reward those that disobey the law.  To make gun ownership harder by honest citizens goes against 2nd Amendment.  Only criminals will have free and easy access to all the guns they want.  You are Republican, not Democrat.  Is there a difference?“  HIRA on Wonderland Fukumoto-Leads-Hawaii-Republicans-Down-the-Rabbit-Hole

Presidential … Game On, part 1

Aloha Friends.  Welcome back.  Part 1 of 2. It’s long.

 

– February 24 Franklin Graham rally Capitol https://decisionamericatour.com/tour/hawaii/

– March 2-5 CPAC, National Harbor www.conservative.org

– March 12 AIM 2016 (Air Rifle Champs) kailuadawn@gmail.com

Meetings – Finances – By The Numbers

-Republican Overseas (RO) international call with Cruz.  150 reps, 20 countries.  Netherlands, Paris, Sweden, Singapore, Geneva, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, Canada, London, UK, Berlin, Luxemburg, more.  FATCA is major issue.  Cruz points of emphasis (Jobs, Growth, Opportunity.  Defending our constitutional rights. Restoring American Leadership in the world.).  Took questions for 50 minutes, sliding in that he has 175k volunteers, $47M raised from 690k contributors with most CoH of Rs.

RNC, Charleston.  Crucial meeting prior to the national convention, Rohlfing, Liu & Tagavilla skipNo rep at the ED or chairman meetings.  If previous meeting (and first debate) was important enough for chair, ED, NCM (and their families), this election-year meeting was apparently not.  Fiorina and Cruz teams most visible.  Haley (SC Gov), Deal (GA Gov), Scott (SC Sen) speakers.  (TWT on) Rules changes put off, again, so we’re still screwing with rules three months until convention.  Convention – some delegations are going to live far away.  Two so far running for RNC chairman election next January.

willes-lee-at-2016-south-carolina-gop-debate-R debate, South Carolina.  Better with only seven.  No change but responses are more substantive.  Trump, Rubio, Cruz separating from the rest, not just because of debates.  Undercard Fiorina established as a future contender.    Never know when you’re on national TV (Stebbins hat tip).

State Cmte.  Haven’t received audio yet, received six email.  Attendee “Liu never shows up, and Fale skips everything.  I can’t remember the last time the young or college republicans came but their names keep getting called.”  HRP has only 3/4 district seats with names and only 50% participate (and <5% of precinct seats, statewide).  Some meetings open with the Pledge, some in prayer, this one with the Rohlfing/Saiki Purity Pledge to warn districts that they’ll be booted if they disagree with HQ.  District chair “They said members are not to record the meeting which is a reference to the YouTube someone did of the last meeting.  They are considering making people check cell phones before meetings to prevent that from happening again.”  Rohlfing’s Action Plan for the entire state, which isn’t Strategic or even a plan, fits on three double-spaced pages;  approved by 43% of the state (22/51 districts attend).  Chair “They circulated a generic budget grouped by categories with only generic expenses and made us turn them in after looking at it.  Reminded me of the TPP Deal which was kept in a locked reading room “eyes only.”  Another:  “Budget didn’t include political messaging.  They can’t raise enough money – one round of direct mail to registered voters in my district costs $7,000+.  Multiply that by two or three into ten target districts and you can tell they don’t know what they’re doing.”  Chair “Idiots.  We could get more results in votes, fundraising, volunteers by ratcheting up the communications budget” because voters would be informed BEFORE our candidates hit their doors.  Attendee “Incredible that there are no rules that they follow, budgets & meetings are secret, so it’s now a secret society.“