Trumpified, part 2

Aloha Friends. Welcome to part 2 of 2.  Trumpified.

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.

– August 28 HRA Annual Meeting, Kokohead Range

Readers’ Comments – Quick Hits – HRP & Campaigns

I don’t necessarily agree with ALL our readers. “Walden is biased in this and is incapable of making a fair and impartial decision.“  “the HRP is offering No real anything.“  “we are aware what we have with Beth using HRP for her own gains. . . wouldn’t trust her with anything.“  From NV “The real problem is the dominance inside the GOP of RINOs like Miriam Hellreich, who have squandered more than one chance to strengthen the HRP by pushing Conservative values within the party and recruiting Conservative candidates. They prefer to play the middle, which turns into Dem Lite.“  “(Djou) Helped reveal” massive cost overruns? Is he serious? That’s rich claiming credit for that. The media was already talking about this for years now. Al Gore invented the Internet too I suppose.“  “Want to help Charles?  Just let all your Democrat friends know he hates Trump.“  About Rohlfing email appeal “Since when is HRP going to do any GOTV??   People have already been voting for a week.  What a douche!“

Independence Day.  Reader “Fritz sent out an email with the Declaration of Independence and the HRP LLIFE non-platform on the same page.  How embarrassing.”  “Djou writes a touching story of a 1LT who gets hit in combat, then shows a photo of ….. Djou.

-State of the Hawaii Republican Party.  Reader “I can’t do it. I have the absentee ballot all bubbled in for Republican Party, signed, and sealed in the envelopes but they’re still sitting in my car for several days now. I haven’t worked up the nerve to actually drop it in a mailbox.“

Quick Hits:

– With HQ phone bank inactivated and unfunded, televisions removed, and an overpriced Saiki copier, HQ is a daycare center for paid staff.

– State of our fledgling candidates CB/State Republicans Suck at Fundraising Djou raises $233k, and Caldwell has 1.3M CoH.  Scroll down to see R legislators’ fund raising woes at the bottom of the list.

– Rail shadow over 2016 HIRA: Shall Oahu Voters Demand Another Vote On Rail?   SA OpEd: “[The FTA] knew very early on that city officials were neither competent nor honest.“

McDermott‘s ACU 57 lifetime rating = liberal Republican, and ACU is the easiest rating.

– CB on Fukumoto “Fukumoto Chang isn’t ruling out the possibility that she’ll eventually become a Democrat herself, but said that’s not a move she’d make immediately after getting re-elected.“

– SA “Thielen’s liberal streak is well known.”

– Confirmation:  HRP Candidate info omits Pine as R candidate.

– Ertl, about the Republican establishment “When an organization’s corruption is exposed and trust is lost, it is difficult for them to recover loyalty.“  HIRA exposed HRP under Rohlfing, Hellreich, Liu, Saiki.

– With instructions to pick up national convention materials at GOP HQ, feckless Trump ‘leader’ Wharton warns “The door is locked at headquarters so knock hard or call first.“

– Trump leader on being dismissed by Paikai as a delegate to Cleveland “Nathan prophesied against him (no, really) by saying God told him “he is not to go to Cleveland.”“

No effort, messaging, voter ID, phone calls, mail, email, nor recruiting for Trump Hawaii the past month, including the valuable time of Trump’s nominating convention.

– RNC tell the Rs from real Rs, or fake Rs from the Ds. Redstate/RNC Slams Trump

– Dems caught showing disrespect to our flag  GOPUSA/No Flags on Dem Stage, the Hawaii R delegation went through their entire first meeting with the flag on the wrong side of the podium.

ACU releases 2015 Hawaii Legislator ratings. 2015 Hawaii Legislative Ratings.  2016 coming.

– Make a difference using the NRA-ILA action tracker. NRA Legislative Action Tracker

– RNC list of 100+ Trump bundlers by state, not a one in Hawaii.  Paikai?  Hellreich?  Ward?  Bueller?

– Not news.  “News Alert: FBI recommends no charges against Clinton

Trumpified, part 1

Aloha Friends. Welcome back. Part 1 of 2.  Trumpified

This month is mostly about our National Convention delegation.  Trump, Cleveland, the trip, all were fine.  The Hawaii delegation and ‘leadership’? They were a mess, worse even than the mess-practiced HRP.  However, remember, 2016 is about SCOTUS, all about SCOTUS.  Let’s begin ….

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.

– August 28 HRA Annual Meeting, Kokohead Range


Meetings – Finances – By the Numbers – Convention

ATR call with Senate Leader.  Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform, hosts 30-minute call for conservative leaders with McConnell.  McConnell touts successes: rewrite NCLB, trade authority, SS reform, anti-PR bailout, environmental law, GMO labeling, tax extender relief, 5-year highway bill.  Rescinding OCare & defunding PP – not expecting Obama to sign.  SCOTUS nominee won’t get hearing.  Ds make guns political, so no new action. Races: 24 seats defense vs D’s 10.  Next call with Speaker Ryan.

State Committee.  April had only 20/51 district chairs (even as Exec Cmte members double as their own district chair), only 4/16 NI and no BI district chairs, zero from East Honolulu.  July’s pre-Primary meeting had only 14/51 districts (less than 10% precinct chairs statewide).  Liu skips, in four years as placeholder NCM he attended less than five quarterly meetings.  In April, Treasurer Smart says party has “substantial” CoH; In July, Smart warns without explanation that funds will “not last to the end of the year.”  Cmte avoids James’ motion to throw CD1 candidate out of the party D when confronted with their hypocrisy of having not done so with the 8-10 Rs-who-endorse-Ds from the past two cycles.  Rohlfing punts on 2016 “This year is only a building block for 2018.”  HIRA/So What If We Gave Up?   Smart reports $61k operating funds (5k is county), 95k total (i.e. 34k mortgage).

RNC Meeting.  Resolutions, Contest Cmte, General Session.  Ho hum, we’re focused on Convention.  Several high-priced events (your contributions provide perks for RNC members).  No chair at Chairmen’s meeting as Rohlfing says he had flight issues.  Hellreich looks ragged, Liu is not seen.  Ward’s first appearance, with Rohlfing’s proxy – no experience, having not read the rules, never been in a meeting much less a Rules meeting – as two Trump-supporting proposals were voted down.  Everyone moves to their state hotels on Saturday, I stayed downtown with the NRA.

Pre-convention. Angst & in-fighting. Unorganized outsiders squashed by the establishment+Trump.  Good on Platform dailysignal/Despite LGBTQ members, Platform Stays Conservative and not on Rules thehill/Establishment Wins Rules Fight.  Platform is more conservative and more detailed (hint HRP) than 2012.  Platform Cmte ran long so I did radio spot for Tony Perkins to summarize progress and pitch 2A.    Paikai got photo with RNC General Counsel, not comprehending that Ryder bit*ch-slapped Paikai & Hellreich over their ‘let’s-break-the-rules-and-oust-a-guest’ faux pas.  RNC View the platform here on  My primary goal = Platform remains strong on 2A.  Credentials overturned two RNC decisions and publicly embarrassed CO and this parody is too good to miss daily-show/Virgin Island Delegates.  Rohlfing missed Credentials (supposed flight issues points that he never intended to attend RNC meeting) and Hawaii is the only state to NOT have two members on each convention committee.

Dayton first week wrap, and convention preview SA/Rs Hit Convention.  “Lee is a member of the National Rifle Association’s Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, and he joined members of the NRA staff and board members in Cleveland as they monitored the GOP platform discussions to ensure the party maintains its strong support for Second Amendment guarantees of the right to own firearms.“

Convention.  If you read this report then you watched or read about the national convention.  Lid:  The floor at the Republican National Convention was the political equivalent of a Michael Bay movie on Monday afternoon, with procedural chaos and some walkouts breaking out as #StopTrump GOP activists unsuccessfully demanded a full floor vote that could have been a final shot at denying Donald Trump the nomination.  Disorderly D convention Redstate/Chaos, berning flags (and people), booing. Down below, you’ll read about the Hawaii delegation which you didn’t see in the media. No Hawaii media traveling with delegation.  First time I recall that lack of local interest.