"CANDIDATE OUTREACH": But now, the cheating in this RINO Civil War of 2017 has devolved into
the down and dirty exploitation of Team Tupola/Rohlfing's insider advantages
at the party's headquarters and total disregard for rules or even fairness. The latest example is how
Rohlfing has provided the Tupola for State Chair campaign
complete access to contact information
of both registered and unregistered delegates to the state convention for months now
, but the same access has been refused to Tupola's opponent, Shirlene Ostrov, the vice president of the Oahu League of RINO Women. Indeed, Ostrov supporters have become increasingly strident in their protests in recent hours because when Ostrov was finally furnished a list of delegates, the list was received
any phone numbers or e-mail addresses
. One could say that Ostrov was put at a complete competitive disadvantage, with Tupola operatives already using delegate phone numbers from party databases to make recruitment calls for several weeks or more already.
Now, as a full-time ambulance chaser for hire, sleazebag attorney Fritz Rohlfing is VERY aware that our state party's rules are a lot like Swiss cheese. Some of his cheating clearly breaks the rules, while other manipulations exploit areas where our party rules are ridiculously silent. For example, unlike the common ethics laws in government which prevent county, state and federal politicians from using staff members to perform campaign work,
there is no rule against
using party funds to hire some dude
for the job of our party's executive director, only to have that guy spend his time on the clock using party resources to campaign in favor of Rohlfing's favorite candidate and fellow church member Andria Tupola.
As disgusting and sleazy and corrupt and unfair as that sounds, this particular move is perfectly legit. And you have Ostrov's own campaign managers Pat Saiki, Miriam Hellreich and Barbara Marumoto to thank for the absence of rules against such corruption -- because that's how they've played the game (and won) for decades . . . until recently. Usually these ladies from the Oahu League are in the catbird seat calling the shots and they get to abuse party resources to further their agenda in order to elect their puppet party officer candidates. But Tupola operative Fritz Rohlfing and his minions have kept these insider advantages away from Ostrov operative Miriam Hellreich and her minions, causing an epic cat fight.
Hey, if 'turnabout is fair play', then this honor among thieves is probably why we've heard nothing from Ostrov's camp about any possible legal action should Tupola and her embarrassingly lame slate of state GOP officer candidates** win on Saturday. Live by the sword (of cheating, deceit, and subterfuge), die by that same sword.
For the record, neither Tupola nor Ostrov are helping their
already flimsy candidacies for state chair
the weakest imaginable slates of running mates
. HIRA will address this laughing matter very soon, even though the decline of the GOP in Democrat-ruled Hawaii is no laughing matter
At the heart of this REALLY BIG CHEATING SCANDAL eating away at our party's integrity is a guy named
. Sure, you know who Fritz Rohlfing is.
But who the heck is Jack James?
Well, he's the shameless, zero-integrity guy who Rohlfing hired late last year (with YOUR donations) for the apparent purpose of spending lots of his time helping Tupola to win on Saturday.
Trust HIRA when we tell you that the last six months since the November 2016 election have been
completely wasted by the Hawaii GOP
over this RINO Civil War for control of the near-dead party organization which just canceled its annual fundraiser at a loss of $140,000 in projected revenue. Like HIRA,
you'll just have to get used to the fact
2018 has been sacrificed
on the altars of Tupola and Ostrov and their puppets. Yes, Saturday's winner will inherit a financially depleted and operationally dysfunctional basket-case organization on life support.
And here's the BIG secret: The RINO factions pushing both Tupola and Ostrov are the very incompetent liberal do-nothings DIRECTLY responsible for our party's steady decline while the rest of the country gets more Republican.
In fact, Hawaii's Great RINO Civil War of 2017 now playing out across the state
only involves a few hundred people
, thanks to the decline of the Hawaii GOP under the disastrous management of RINO's and closet Democrats. However,
those few hundred people hold the fate of Hawaii's 1.4 million residents in their hands
since Democrats have no plans of giving up power voluntarily or abandoning their failed policies after 63 long years
RINO CIVIL WAR
: What started out as a simple, yet fundamental, disagreement between formerly united RINO's and closet Democrats over the future of our party's costly, poorly located and underutilized headquarters in Kakaako has turned into a slightly wider battle over sagging party finances and a tug of war between the self-important Oahu League of RINO Women and the ever-shrinking GOP minority caucus at the State House (
home to all five of Hawaii's
Putting aside the minor differences of money and headquarters,
both of these factions
pursuing the bizarre vision of a GOP organization which celebrates going along with Democrats rather than fighting them.
in a very subtle way our GOP's silence about Democrats as "
the lack of dissent that allows tax-and-spend policies to move smoothly through the Hawaii Legislature
." Damn, that IS subtle. Akina is politely saying that Republicans don't do jack squat to lead a fight ever against Democrat policies. Put another way, the very elected Republicans we are counting on --
whether led by Beth Fukumoto or Andria Tupola
-- simply sit there and do nothing . . . just like Tupola's champion Fritz Rohlfing has done for the past four years (2 as Honolulu county GOP chair and then 2 as State GOP chair). Nothing, nothing, nothing.
NOW, AGAIN, WHO THE HECK IS JACK JAMES??
HIRA has received
reports in recent weeks
that -- when the door at party HQ gets locked and the lights are dimmed and Rohlfing's towelboy and full-blown RINO
(a.k.a. our party's useless Executive Director) has made all his "candidate outreach" calls to recruit delegates for fellow church member Tupola (with the full knowledge of Tupola) -- James changes into his pajamas and has been curling up nightly on a futon in the loft of the commercially zoned party headquarters on Kapiolani Blvd.
If these reports are
about the state party's overpaid executive director, then not only has Jack James been
breaking the law
, but the alleged illegal residency at party HQ exposes his improper holding of a district chairmanship and improper handling of delegates for the state convention.
the heck is this incompetent con man "
" and how on earth did he get
the one paying job
at the beleaguered and financially devastated Hawaii Republican Party??
Hawaii News Now reported last week
in its top story: "In 2016, as the general election loomed, the state Republican Party
ran out of cash
its executive director
." YES, THE PARTY COMPLETELY RAN OUT OF CASH ONE MONTH BEFORE THE ELECTION. So, for the record, Jack James' predecessor
, the highly paid executive director from 2015-2016, got laid off. So, she didn't really leave her job to 'pursue parenthood' as party members were told. It wasn't a matter of an unpaid 'maternity leave' as Fritz Rohlfing told his fellow party officers in a manner which raised legal flags left and right after announcing
Tupola's operative Rohlfing forced a pregnant girl out onto the street so some dude named Jack James could get the job.
Instead, last week's HNN story reveals that the Rohlfing-Tupola gang simply couldn't afford to pay Tagavilla any longer . . . with Rohlfing ally Andria Tupola admitting on TV last week that:
"The month before the election, when people had to find poll watchers, they had last-minute questions on how to win the race,
there was no one at the headquarters
PAY ATTENTION NOW: Fast forward
only a few short days after the layoff of Tagavilla and a few short days
the 2016 General Election
. On October 24th, Rohlfing's pal and fellow church member
posted a desperate plea for financial help on Facebook (
). Then, in the blink of an eye, the party led by the crooked Rohlfing-Tupola gang (
the same state party organization which was
to pay a full-time executive director only days earlier
suddenly did an about-face
. The flat-okole broke party
had MORE THAN ENOUGH MONEY
offer Jack James a full time job starting almost right away
In fact, after only a short time on the job, James was reportedly given an $8,000 pay raise by
the very generous Tupola-Rohlfing gang
generous with other people's money, that is
). Yet the party
has been running a deficit and losing thousands each month
since Tupola campaign operative Fritz Rohlfing
gave away precious party resources
to hire the inexperienced, campaign-losing political hack and failed lighting salesman Jack James. In fact, Jack James was doing such a horrible job selling tickets to the now-canceled Lincoln Dinner that the event was thought to be on the verge of cancellation even BEFORE the keynote speaker dropped out.
And now, Jack James is the
same political crony
Andria Tupola told a GOP gathering
only a few days ago
when asked that she
REFUSES to fire or lay him off
should she and her slate win the state chair position and other executive officer posts
at the upcoming state convention on Kauai.