Aloha Friends. Welcome to part 2 of 2. Implosion, HRP-Style
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Readers’ Comments – Quick Hits – Politics
–I don’t necessarily agree with ALL our readers. “We can’t ignore the problems within our comatose party and pathetic state leadership.“ “Mystified why anyone would want Pine or Fukumoto to remain a R? it’s like having a double agent in the Party. For gawd sakes, let them go! Their absence would not make a bit of difference in the Legislature!” “So, who is the better of two evils, Rohlfing or Ostrov? who do you think should run HRP?“ “I continue to shake my head in disgust. Ostrov, NCW’s congressional lame duck, is making a move to oust Rohlfing at the next convention. The NCW is a virus that must be removed. You should run as chair.“ “A near constant barrage of criticism from Rick Hamada on KHVH of late has been dealt with similarly – no effort to defend of redefine whatsoever.“ “What a way to begin a new week. Listening to the Rick Hamada show! He tore into Fukumoto. That led to the HRP’s silent leadership … which makes many of us cringe!“ “Hiding cowardly, dishonestly, and arrogantly on Maui during our recent, rare, SHORT state committee meeting doesn’t help our party to get from the dire straits it is in.“ “Hawaii GOP is a wasteland of people like Frenzel who obsess over titles and puff up their chests for having accomplished very little. Frenzel’s real legacy is that of being Miriam Hellreich’s puppet and Nathan “The Prophet” Paikai’s enabler.“ “Anyone that wants to see thru the smoke and mirrors of Hawaii Republican Party/HRP politics here in the Islands, one should SUBSCRIBE to the HIRA e-newsletters.“
-Broken clock is right twice a day. Garry Smith says “The Republican party is dead, not just from Fritz but from the last 4 or 5 chairs who have contributed to its demise“ but naively stumps for an inexperienced establishment Ostrov who won’t give positions on anything except to not sell the HQ space.
-District chair Noltie to Music Man “Having learned about your effort to suppress turnout at our State committee meeting last weekend, and more importantly your utter failure to comply with the explicit terms of your employment contract, why don’t you spare us the drama and resign immediately?“
-Reader “OLRW has worked to keep our party on the sidelines, officially neutral and silent on issues and refusing to fight Democrats. 100% of the party’s income goes to overhead. 0% goes to advertising, lobbying, canvassing, voter registration, etc. Wasted time. Wasted money. It appears OLRW is happiest when the mortgage is being paid and HRP remains silent and ineffective and under the control of the Oahu League.”
-Harlor “Yes, we want to make The Republican Party Great again. We’ve seen party bickering, the group of Good Ole Boys ram things thru to include their votes and leaders. We are saddened by it all. No transparency, just good ole Chicago politics. We keep getting the same ole, same ole crap out of the conventions. When you have all these Good Ole Boys running and the Rinos, never-Trumpers, etc., nothing will change. Used to think the Bob McDermot was a good GOPer, but he has so much disdain for HIRA, not open, loves Rail and taxes. I gave up on Kymberly, supporting Lopresti and not Bryan, has her eye on the big prize (Mayor) and will do whatever it takes for that position. We need someone to step up like Trump and try to make Hawaii Great for Once, maybe Willes Lee.”