just four months until the 2016 Primary Election. Then, it'll be
less than three months until the 2016
That's just seven months from today - Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
with so few elected Republicans, the Hawaii GOP is in a
distant 2nd place to Democrats.
As HIRA has warned repeatedly, voters will
support us if we
make a case for change
. But party leaders have reportedly decided this year to repeat their losing formula from
make a case
push for change
We're not kidding. HIRA has it on good authority from multiple sources at Hawaii GOP headquarters on Kapiolani Boulevard that Hawaii's National Committeewoman
Miriam Hellreich and immediate past party chair
Pat Saiki have
ordered current party chair
Fritz Rohlfing to once again
"stand down" in 2016 -- even though being silent, neutral and disorganized will probably result in heavy losses by GOP candidates experienced in 2014, 2012, and 2010. That's right:
A STAND DOWN ORDER.
In addition, despite how badly Democrats have mismanaged state and local government in the islands, State House GOP leader
has made it absolutely clear
she doesn't want the party to "hate on Democrats" during the election campaign
(or during the legislative session). She doesn't want our party to be "partisan" (
which the Hawaii GOP hasn't been for decades
wanting us to be 'post-partisan' and collaborative
. In other words,
just like all of our RINO party's leaders
RINO Fukumoto wants Democrats to get everything they want
So, with underfunded GOP challenger candidates going up against the massively funded Democrat Machine, and with our party in a distant second place politically, party leaders want the Hawaii GOP to provide voters with
ZERO differentiation between R's and D's and
ZERO marketing to back up that losing proposition.
That's the 2016 action plan which Hellreich and party leaders are enforcing.
Neutral on the issues,
silence on what matters, and complete
nobody in the party organization doing their jobs . . .
not even this close to the election!!
And who exactly are following these orders. HIRA has learned that the party's
Vice Chair for Communications,
Andy Mukk, and the
Chair of the Platform Committee,
Mark Moses, have been
instructed to deliberately torpedo GOP chances in 2016 . . .
a carbon copy of the orders they received in 2014 while in those same official party jobs.
How do we know this?
First, at the urging of RINO Moses, the platform committee just re-approved the same 'document of surrender' used in the past three election cycles: the Hawaii GOP's official platform, which is neutral on each and every single issue facing Hawaii. Rail project?
. Tax increases?
. Bloated DOE bureaucracy?
. Driver's licenses for illegal aliens in Hawaii?
. Obamacare exchange?
. Endless pay raises for government bureaucrats?
. And so on.
Voters will have
no idea if they can or should expect anything different should they throw out Democrats and vote to put Republicans in charge in Hawaii. It will be a
no voter will take the time to solve before voting.
Section 414 of the Hawaii GOP's rules
is supposed to identify and research important
, develop official Republican
on issues to
GOP candidates for use in their campaigns
. But the committee has been
prevented by Hellreich and Saiki and Rohlfing
from being a true standing committee that would meet throughout the two-year election cycle. Instead, it is only allowed by party bosses to meet for a few brief weeks before the state conventions held in May of each even-numbered election year to
go through the motions of staying neutral
instructed by party bosses to
waste lots of time
at each platform meeting to make sure there's
to do the committee's crucial job. In the end, they merely approve the
LLIFE Surrender Document
which officially puts the Republican Party of Hawaii
in the "neutral" column on all issues you can think of
for our party's political blueprint which impresses nobody.
Where this REALLY hurts is that
the party is left with NOTHING to communicate with the public during the two years between elections
Section 301 of the party rules
makes it mandatory for every committee of the party to actively and effectively "assist in the development and promotion of the philosophy, policies and platform of the Party by promoting and carrying out programs to create interest in politics and government at all levels." Furthermore, Section 407(C) of the rules makes the
Vice-Chair for Communications
responsible for overseeing and managing communications programs
This is NOT happening . . .
The order has reportedly been given by party leaders to STAND DOWN IN 2016.
party vice-chair for communications Andy Mukk has spent the past four years doing absolutely NOTHING to boost Republican chances in an election year
no TV ads, no radio ads, no print ads, no mailers, no online ads, no flyers, no postcards, no canvassing, no doorhangers, no walkpieces, no nothing
without any shame at all
, Mukk (
) sits there year after year, holds a title, has responsibilities, nods his head when Miriam Hellreich speakes,
but ultimately does jack squat
. . .
knowing full well that defeat lies dead ahead thanks to his uselessness
The whole point of having a party organization is WINNING so we can CHANGE THINGS. But with orders to
stand for nothing, and
we won't get the victories and
we won't see the change. We'll get jack squat.
[In a future newsletter, HIRA will address the shocking disarray and disorganization of the party from top to bottom in Hawaii. And shocking is an understatement. The RINO's have caused the Hawaii GOP to hit rock bottom.]
At the reported direction of
, party hacks
have thrown two elections in a row to the Democrats as they've
held onto and abused these posts
thru both the 2014 and 2016 elections by
following these stand down orders reportedly given to them (and other party officers) and regularly repeated by party bosses
Yet island residents will NEVER be sold on the idea of voting Republican without a forceful and sustained assault on the Democrats' sorry record. Again,
Platform Chair Moses refuses to let the platform committee develop a relevant and powerful blueprint in the form of an official platform. That official refusal to research and package the issues, the horrible statistics resulting from the failed Democrat policies, and present bold GOP solutions for Hawaii speaks volumes. And
"Silent Andy" Mukk refuses to step up to the plate of leading the communications effort mandated by party rules, political experience and by common sense.
If Republicans never make the case against Democrats during the two years between elections, how can our brave, underfunded, lesser known candidates even have the slightest chance?
Finally, these jobs are so simple that a caveman could do it . . . unless, of course, the caveman was under orders from Miriam Hellreich NOT to do anything. And right now, in 2016, that's exactly where things stand.
Sorry for the bad news. But
2016 will be an unmitigated disaster for Hawaii Republicans . . . and next month's state convention in Waipahu will ironically be the 'coronation' of
and party king
Ted Liu (
or some other disposable, do-nothing puppet), along with the manipulated process of
adopting of the party's LLIFE Neutrality/Surrender Platform.
Yes, just six months before the General Election, party leaders will
suspend reality and
pat themselves on the back as a prelude to Hellreich's traditional post-election "
We'll Do Better Next Time" speech (
always given with a wink-wink, meaning that nothing will change in 2018 or 2020 with her gang in charge except a continuation of the RINO 'stand down' order).