Presidential … Game On, part 2

Aloha Friends.  Welcome to part 2 of 2.

– February 24 Franklin Graham rally Capitol

– March 2-5 CPAC, National Harbor

– March 12 AIM 2016 (Air Rifle Champs)

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

-HIRA hater, paraphrased “Does HRP have any plan and are they going to stand against Obama’s gun fiat?  What is HRPs plan against assisted suicide?  What is HRP doing about the government takeover of healthcare?  What is HRP’s plan to overturn rail?  When is HRP going to testify against rail?  Why doesn’t HRP fight against tax increases?  Will HRP participate in the March for Life (a self-serving request from the writer)?  Does HRP have a strategic plan?  What is it?  Can I see it?  Will HRP buy a table for Lincoln Dinner (another self-serving request to meet the writer’s sales quota)?”  Don’t be confused.  That was originally aimed at HIRA, a PAC, and she wants to be a party leader but won’t ask these questions of HRP, the local party.  After all this hate, she asks ‘why can’t we work together?’

Revelations of HQ money hanky-panky coincide with Rohlfing/Hellreich/Liu (R/H/L) hiring a lawyer to silence HIRA.  Had HIRA succumbed they would have ceased operations the day before the controversial state meeting.  Conveniently, then, we’d never know of this corruption.

Saga whimpers away.  HRP said they’d sue to shut down HIRA at the end of October 2015.  Reading HIRA email this month, three months past HRP’s deadline, it appears Rohlfing and Lilly lied.

HRP instigates in-fighting. “[HIRA] received a Cease and Desist notice from a Democrat union attorney retained by the Hawaii Republican Party.“  Press Release:  HRP Hires Dem Lawyer.  HQ STILL never told members that Rohlfing initiated action against conservatives, that he spent funds illegally, that the Exec Cmte covered up the theft, that they don’t have legal standing to sue HIRA.

R/H/L say they own the word Republican and any elephant logo.  HIRA says Republicans Are Not Stupid, Confused, and Uninformed Like You Say.  Turns out, HRP does not own the RNC elephant, or the word Republican and RNC Dumps HRP.

Saiki, Hellreich, Marumoto & Liu threw Rohlfing under the bus (Humiliating Embezzlement Showdown At GOP HQ Meeting) for secretly taking $2500 of donor funds in October to retain a lawyer without approval.  No one believes these micro-managers were unaware of the action or theft but they didn’t speak out until after HIRA exposed them.  Rohlfing used Smart’s $2500 CC table for the retainer and Sutton’s $2500 CC table for $350/hour fees.  Reader “Not one person came to Rohlfing’s defense.”

The Exec Cmte said the C&D letter is a bad idea, told Rohlfing the RNC opposed it, publicly scolded him, and adjourned rather than take a vote.  A week later in a quietly called November meeting to cover the illegal activity, Hellreich, Smart, Marumoto, Saiki and the rest approved the expenditure.

Some party members are angry that HIRA reported the HQ corruption and cover-up, rather than angry about the corruption and cover up.  Republican inaction is more proof of R legislators’ impotence (& the State Cmte).  Three months past deadline to sue HIRA, HQ wants to bury this embarrassing episode.

No organization does more to destroy the Republican brand than the Hawaii Republican Party.  A pro-life national Platform; HRP elects pro-abortion Saiki.  A record-setting RNC fundraising cycle; Rohlfing owns the two lowest raising months of the last decade.  A historic majority in the US House & majority in the Senate; HRP has 1/25 senators and 7/51 reps.  RNC fights tax increases; ‘leader’ Fukumoto supports tax increases.  SA declares HRP “irrelevant”; conservatives flock to HIRA’s conservative message.  Republican Assemblies formed 1934, once led by Reagan enroute to the Governorship and Presidency, as the solution to the establishment without principles.  HRP epitomizes what Milner writes “Death is not too strong a word to use here. Influence-wise, the Republicans here are gone, and there is no resurrection on the horizon.  So it is safe to see one-party control as a given.”  Republican Party is Dead The Assemblies remain the Republican Wing of the Republican Party.

-HIRA scoops another blockbuster, MASSIVE-NEW-BIPARTISAN-RAIL-PROPERTY-TAX-REVEALED.  His lack of confidence, and education, causes McDermott to again respond with profanity McDermott Wants to Raise Taxes.  A reader’s simple retort “Sickening.  He is so stupid!“

-Walden, claiming to be a journalist, interviewed McDermott, who attacked me, personally.  When you lack facts, you use, well, not facts.  Walden, the crack faux-journalist, never asked for a comment from the subject of his hit piece, nor printed Gutteling’s scathing, true, rebuttal at

-Instead of raising funds or recruiting candidates, Rohlfing wastes time after his State Cmte beat down to witch hunt for sources of embarrassing email and recordings.  Reader “They are in a stit about how HIRA gets information.  I asked [county chair] why he spent time on this instead of candidates or GOTV.“  After three months of ‘deep cover’ investigation by James and the Exec Cmte, the Board of Inquiry “knows” who recorded, but doesn’t ‘really’ know.  Wisely decided to take no action because 1. they don’t know and, 2. no one said you can’t record meetings to share with your district members.

Quick Hits:

– HRP website, STILL hosed.  Reader “Someone offered to work on the site for FREE at the last SCOM meeting.“

– Shhhhh.  Following the big push to pay off the mortgage, HQ is again considering selling HRP HQ.

– HQ NEVER provided members with any report from Saiki (ACU 50%) and Rohlfing’s faux-audit, faux-coalitions, and faux election autopsy ‘committees.’  Retiring this item because it’ll never happen.

– Slom’s “Flawed Budget, Financial Plan. $104 million in omissions combine with mystery spending cuts to create unrealistic budget scenario.“  Let’s see which liberal house R votes for it.

– FEC watch.  Campaigns and candidates FEC reports for 4th quarter revenue too late for this report.

– No room this month for candidate CSC reports.  Hint, it doesn’t look good for Rs.

– HRP & R legislators were asked to speak against a state bank, Tagavilla said “Uh, we’ll see.”  HIRA got it out PORK-BARREL-ALERT—Hawaii-Democrats-Creating-State-Owned-Bank and caused the bill to be deferred, no thanks to HRP or R legislators.

– Agustin got a media bump by announcing AGAIN for 2016, from the steps of the capitol.  Good earned media by her campaign manager, James, who stated several times his own candidate can’t win.

Review the S/H/L crew  Broken Promises Part 1 – State Officers, Part 2 – Vice ChairsPart 3 – County with It’s Time To Go Petition.  HIRA “Much went wrong and you deserve to know the truth.“

ACU (CPAC host) ranks congress, most states.  First time = ACU Hawaii State Legislator’s Ratings.  2015 soon to break.

– Eagle Forum Primary Your Congressman for funding PP, or your local R for giving licenses to illegals.

– Establishment likes him but Paul Ryan Honeymoon Is Over

– Djou ego causes self-inflicted embarrassing announcement.  Reader “gotta love people who are “shocked” he’s a liberal.  His voting record during his short time in Congress was awful.  Anyone shocked he’s a liberal probably is a liberal.“  Ask Djou for his Eagle Forum Questionnaire

– Step up, Pastors. What Pastors CAN Do

– Argument for marijuana legalization – it’s not coke or meth.  SA  Use pot, not coke.

– As NFRA Executive VP signed Defense Forum Foundation Senate letter for N Korean sanctions, CAP memo opposing donor disclosure, Family Business Coalition letter to Congress to stop EPA overreach.

Conservative pulse: websiteFacebook, Twitter.

-PP kills babies Video 11, PP Sells Babies Heads.  The ideology-challenged HRP STILL not weighed-in.  Politico “Planned Parenthood is ramping up its election-year political efforts in key battleground states, adding senior staff and preparing to spend more than $20 million.”  FRC Perkins “Over the past three reported years (2012-2014), [PP] performed nearly one million abortions (978,818).”

-Ten years, still not sure.  SA writes “Aiona said he opposes rail in general but does not have enough information to say he would try to stop the project, or cut it short.“  Djou and Carlisle names also raised for Mayor.  Aiona spent a year being coy to discourage other Rs for Governor, now says he’ll perhaps run for other than mayor, having promised to never run for anything but Governor.


Hawaii Presidential Campaigns

-Don’t mistake HQ incompetence for the reason they are slow-rolling the Presidential caucus procedures or process.  Same as district meetings, they want to suppress turnout.  Radio call in “I love Democrats because they only stab you in the front!”

Hawaii News Now – HIRA President Ryan talks about the race, HIRA (not HRP) provides list of Hawaii campaigns and contacts.

HRP is stagnant as Saiki, Marumoto, Hellreich(he) does Bush Hawaii instead of their HRP job.  Tell your Exec Cmte to quit and let someone who cares about HRP do the job.  Reader “HRP is putting our money on Bush!“

CB Cruz Hawaii Campaign LaunchedCruz Hawaii leadership team, website, FB.  Cruz “‘There’s no doubt that the Washington cartel is in full panic mode, because they are seeing conservatives uniting,’  Backed by Perkins, King, Dobson, Dence, Madison Project (Ryun), Beck, Loesch, Morton Blackwell and more; conservatives coalescing.  Cruz Earns Allegiance (Disclaimer, I am a CNP member).  Disclaimer: National Cruz-Announces-Hawaii-Leadership-Committee

Trump pays for ballot access.  HRP still hasn’t announced leadership team, violating their own rules. With Bush finished and Rubio soft, gop-establishment-s-risky-bet-trump

Kasich on ballot with Djou Folly.  Kasich Hawaii is hosting your Lincoln Dinner.

Carson Hawaii organizing, waiting for $5k fee.  Carson vs SuperPAC confusion continues.  Carson News “Carson saying he’ll quit if he isn’t one of the top three vote-getters in two of first four primary states.“

Rumors of Rubio, Fiorina, Paul organizing.  Hawaii Santorum FB page up.

Campaigns are on your own.  HQ says their phone bank is not connected for use, or paid for (used the funds for the lawyer to attack HIRA).  Explains why HQ is not informing members of the district meetings or Presidential caucus.

GOP Maui cancels candidate forum, only one campaign currently available and organized (Ted Cruz Hawaii).

-Another: broke their Presidential caucus rules, “Section 315 Election Procedure.  [HRP] shall publish the caucus rules, locations, and schedule on the [HRP] website at least 60 days prior to the caucus date.”  Secretary Ready tells people to go to Walden’s blog, not on HRP website.  District chair “To date, no published rules for conducting the Caucus has been sent to party officers or district chairs. No meetings on how to conduct the Caucuses has been held.  In addition, no state reps for the campaigns have been invited to review the basics, including voter security and who gets to count votes and certify the results.“

-Liberal Republicans shouldn’t criticize conservatives for not supporting liberal candidates.  Politico “Dole is unhappy that Bloomberg might run.  Dole thinks that would elect Ted Cruz, producing a dangerously right-wing government.“  Dole prefers Clinton.

-When McCain, Romney, Djou, Saiki speak for Bush & Kasich and against Cruz, Trump, & Carson it draws a distinct line between insiders and outsiders.  When McCain, McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Dole are against Cruz, and Perkins, Beck, VanDer Plaats, Steve King are for Cruz, we get the message.

-For six months we told you here about the RNC free-to-you RLI (Republican Leadership Initiative).  HRP mentioned it at the end of 2015, only once at the bottom of an email about something else.  Examples of what you and your local party could have, while learning techniques and tactics to win Hawaii elections … free to you and the party. Colorado member and Florida member.  5,000 applicants nationwide as of December 2015, 900 so far trained and deployed across the nation.  NONE from HRP.

-Legislature Opening Day GMO protesters with “People Over Profit” signs, could be a PP protest.  CB “[Fukumoto] said her caucus looked forward to working closely with Souki and Majority Leader Scott Saiki.“  Slom’s comments for Ds applies to HRP & R legislators “Legislature must be more accountable for unfulfilled promises, wasted tax money, poorly written contracts and unenforceable legislation,” he said. “The Legislature is accountable for failing to penalize poor performance by government and/or excusing individual bad or corrupt behavior.“

-Ige’s State of the State.  The seven person caucus could field only a micro-caucus for a response. CB “The seven House Republicans remain divided as a caucus, which was evident in the press conference after the State of the State. Only McDermott, Ward and Andria Tupola participated.“  Others support Ige.

Drivers’ license for Illegals with GOP Support would have escaped notice without HIRA’s alert, “just like our phony Republicans in the legislature, our own party leaders chose to keep you in the dark about the Obama-inspired driver’s license proposal.  Rohlfing, Saiki, Hellreich, Marumoto and the rest of the Hawaii GOP’s state and county leadership were complicit through their silence.“   Rs Fukumoto, Tupola, Ward, McDermott, Theilen, Pouha, Cheape voted for illegals’ license.  HIRA FB exploded “So disappointed with [R House legislators] especially McDermott, Tupola, and Ward.”  “That’s why I don’t trust none of you. Not much difference betweens [Ds and Rs].”   Slom 1/76 NO Vote.  A day AFTER HIRA exposes this travisty, HNN: Slom Warning.  HIRA’s Rs and Ds Complicit received notes “Ward will not be getting my vote, or any contributions.“ and “HIRA IS the alternative to the inept and discredited Hawaii Republican Party.?  HIRA is the only Republican that is telling the truth.  ?HIRA has my full support.“ and “[Fukumoto] says that she voted for limited use drivers licenses to improve the safety of the uninsured on the road.  Hawaii is already a no-fault insurance state, you’re covered whether you’re reckless or not.  She says the bill can’t be used to give amnesty or alter immigration status. Section 1 of the bill states that it is to give driver’s licenses to “unduly burdened” “undocumented immigrants” so it is still driver licensing illegals. The stated intent of the bill is to give undocumenteds a toehold here.“  Supporter says Slom was criticizing only Ds “Sam claims this headline is lying.  Who am I going to believe?“  HRP’s keynote scolds Rs “In light of the terrible decision by all seven Hawaii GOP legislators … New Mexico Prosecutor-turned-Governor Martinez has tough words for liberal politicians who support the “dangerous” path of issuing driver’s licenses to illegal aliens.“ Lincoln Day Speaker Chastises House Rs

-Japan: No Muslims, No terrorists.  Hey, Ige. “A string of sex assaults and robberies during New Year’s celebrations in Germany has fueled debate about the country’s ability to integrate large numbers of migrants.” Germany Assaults

-CB “too many Americans die from gun violence each year.“  Not one of Obama’s initiatives will stop that violence.  Enforcing current law is a start, seven years late.  CB doesn’t understand cause and effect.  Hawaii’s high gun ownership and low gun misuse could be, by CB’s flawed reasoning, attributed to having the highest cost of living, or the worse public education system.  Liberals, such as Josh Green, should honestly state that he is preparing for L.G. election so he introduced a ridiculous anti-gun bill.

-Debunked.  Tough gun control laws = “Washington, D.C., Baltimore account for half of the increase in murders nationwide.“   Chicago had the most homicides in 2015. Rising Murder in Cities.  Obama rolls out his latest anti-civil right gun control initiative and Gun Sales Are Brisk

-Join NRA to protect your (gun) civil rights.  New NRA ads are GOOD freedoms-safest-place.  NRA BoD election Lee Running for NRA Board.  LaPierre challenges Obama Let’s Debate

ARE YOU SATISFIED?  HRP needs leadership focused on HRP.


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