Trump & Cruz Voters Spank HRP Establishment, part 2

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. 

– May 19-21 NRA Annual Meeting, Louisville

– June 18-19 Sports Shooting Fair

– July 7-10 National Right to Life Convention, Virginia

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 – Fukumoto vs McDermott – Presidential Caucus

I don’t necessarily agree with ALL our readers.  Fukumoto used donors’ dollars “$214 costumes for Beth? LOL. To “disguise” as being a Republican? Must not be working.“  “It is embarrassing for the Party to have heat towards HIRA and HIRA is the one alerting members to bad bills moving in the legislature. Instead of spending money and energy going after HIRA, the Party should spend money and energy informing it’s members of the bad bills that are passing through the legislative process. You can bet that if there’s a bill being heard in a committee that Dem activists and unions support or oppose, someone will be there to testify for it or against it.“  “Dump Donald Duck ! He is a Trojan Horse destroying the GOP!“  “I hope to institute a one day per week Trump rally along the roadside from the Convention until election day.“  “I’ve become very dissatisfied with those that call themselves Republicans in Hawaii.  It is in name only, because what I hear is the same old stuff of what we get from the Democrats.“

Trump & Cruz Voters Spank HRP Establishment, part 1

Aloha Friends.  Welcome back.  Part 1 of 2.

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

– May 19-21 NRA Annual Meeting, Louisville

– June 18-19 Sports Shooting Fair

– July 7-10 National Right to Life Convention, Virginia


Meetings – Finances – By The Numbers

-Billy Graham Honolulu rally draws 2500.  No HRP announcement, or collection of contact info.  Another lost opportunity.

displayCPAC, conservative mega-gathering.  Straw poll: Cruz 40, Rubio 30, Trump 15.  12,000-13,000 attend.  Dozens of main stage presenters, 80-100 breakout sessions, 30 radio & TV booths.  Only three attend from Hawaii (it is a conservative event).  Class-less Trump cancels after the last minute, upsetting his supporters.  Dinner with Sheriff David Clarke.  Fiorina headlines Reagan dinner.  Center hall display highlights Hawaii legislature (see photo showing Hawaii as 2nd “Least Conservative State”).  Cruz, on stage, Cruz Rocks CPAC. Disclaimer:  I’m on the ACUF board, CPAC host.

American Spectator Gala.  Ben Stein MC.  300 conservative-libertarians.  Senator Cotton recognized.

Weyrich Awards Dinner.  Didn’t make it, traffic accident (not me).  Conservatives recognize Mark Levin.

-Presidential Caucus.  Rohlfing & Walden try to host a professional caucus.  Trump 43% = 11 delegates, Cruz 32% = 7 delegates, Rubio 13% means Saiki, Aiona, Marumoto, Hellreich, Rohlfing, Fale, Santorum = 1 delegate, Kasich 10% = 0 Djou delegates, Bush 1 = 0, Carson 1 = 0.  More on this below.