Embarrassing GOP, part 2

Aloha Friends. Welcome to part 2 of 2.

There are many strong and energy-filled conservatives and Republicans in Hawaii.  Thank you.

Writing to conservatives and Republicans, mostly in Hawaii, I email rather than blog because this is a (quasi-) private discussion. These reports chronicle HRP’s story. My perspective is that of conservative, former State Party Chairman and RNC member.  I am not here writing for any of my current conservative organizations, nationally or in Hawaii. Hawaii conservatives need to know that they are not alone. Please forward this to conservatives or let me know to be removed.

Have to know where you’ve been.  Not my site, but past reports at www.hawaiideservesbetter.com

– June 18-19 Sports Shooting Fair www.Hawaiirifleassociation.com

– July 7-10 National Right to Life Convention, Virginia www.nrlc.org

– July 18-21 Republican National Convention, Cleveland.

 

Readers’ Comments – Quick Hits – Presidential Campaigns

I don’t necessarily agree with ALL our readers. “Thanks for the info on HRP.  It’s not very encouraging, but it is interesting.“  “I cover my eyes in fear because the picture is so bad.“  “I am a district captain for Convention of States here on the Big Island.“  From a guy who has been in our party four months “You seem passionate.  I recommend getting out there and pressing a little flesh. Getting to know your subject matter does wonders for your perspective.“  Big Island reader “In 2007-2008 I met Dylan Nonaka and volunteered to help him build a more or less conservative element on the Big Island.  We had one small “caucus” that was supposed to have Honolulu HRP representatives give us advice.  What arrived were clueless teenagers!  What a fiasco – and things just got worse.  My wife and I sent out hundreds of letters to the out-of-date list Dylan gave me.“  “What advice would you give to one who was interested in getting involved but not get wrapped up with these folks?“  Potential candidate “I’m really not sure how the party is going to keep the lights on down at the HQ.  Thoughts like why anyone would want to be a republican in this state cross the mind.  I’m frustrated.“  “The motions in the HRP is simply Rigor Mortis.“  “The HRP is just a Club and not a political party.“  “The party is rotting from the head and desperately needs reform“ “Rolfing is slippery.  My senses tingled and not in a good way when I first saw him.“  “I was shocked when only 15,000 Republicans voted in the caucus, and that was a 50% increase over 2012.  What!?  In a state of 1.4 million people?“  “I agree that the HI GOP is weak.“  To HIRA “So how can we get rid of this slimy bit*h and the rest of her ilk and get real conservatives in office?  Can’t the republican party just throw her out along with her counterparts since they are and want to be dems?  This is frigging disgusting.“ “problem is current regime has very few that know how to run much of anything,“  “Fritz has nothing to offer but a fake smile.  Never saw him do anything at Party in all my years of volunteer work.“

Embarrassing GOP, part 1

Aloha Friends. Welcome back. Part 1 of 2.  Embarrassing GOP.

There are many strong and energy-filled conservatives and Republicans in Hawaii.  Thank youThe Hawaii Republican Party can be better.

Writing to conservatives & Republicans, mostly in Hawaii, I email rather than blog because this is a (quasi) private discussion. These reports chronicle HRP’s story with enormous amounts data and solutions. My perspective is that of conservative, Republican, former State Party Chairman & RNC member. I am not here writing for any of my current conservative organizations, nationally or in Hawaii. These reports augment what you should hear from HRP, or what you need to research. Ask party leaders to act, or continue to lose. We won’t always agree but we should be informed. Hawaii conservatives should know they are not alone. Please forward this to conservatives or ask to be removed.

– June 18-19 Sports Shooting Fair www.Hawaiirifleassociation.com

– July 7-10 National Right to Life Convention, Virginia www.nrlc.org

– July 18-21 Republican National Convention, Cleveland

Meetings – Finances – By The Numbers

NRA Annual Meeting, Louisville. www.NRA.org  You MUST attend. 80,452 gun people. Exhibit Hall with 10 acres of guns and stuff from 650 vendors.  Days are long, nights are longer. 2,200 attend NRA Foundation dinner.  Corporate Luncheon raised $2.1M in 30 minutes.  8,000 see Trump at ILA Forum. Toby Keith in concert and 35,000 at the free outdoor Country Jam concert. ILA updates and 1,200 at ILA banquet.  If you believe in the Second Amendment, if you’re a gun guy/gal you must someday attend.  At BoD meeting, Allan Cors reelected NRA President. NRA endorses Trump. Personally told Don that NRA members fully support his and brother Eric’s pro-2A position.  Next year: Atlanta.  Disclaimer: I am on the NRA Military and Veterans Affairs and the Outreach Committees.

-HRP State Convention. BEFORE.

HRP wouldn’t, so HIRA provided a preview with candidate bios and rules changes Tomorrow’s State Convention.  Reader “If HIRA hadn’t informed me, I wouldn’t know.  HRP doesn’t tell or do anything.”

Rules. Dishonesty is one reason Rohlfing can’t get support for HRP. Cancelling Elections. “Change the rules, cancel the election, and stay in power.  That’s exactly what corrupt party officers led by Fritz Rohlfing at the Hawaii Republican Party are trying to get away with.“  NCW candidate, though, thinks they were ignorant of the unintended consequences of cancelling 2017 convention.  Incompetence vs. conniving?  Reader to Walden ”I am no longer an elected member of the Rules Committee.  Per Rules Section 413, our House District did not meet and my term “ended on the day when the election should have been held”.  So there was no real rules committee which had no real rules meetings and came up with no real rules change proposals which presented no honest proposals to the convention which approved changes which weren’t properly forwarded by the (non) committee.