The rail project's finances are the very
definition of a scandal. Yet in 2016, Hawaii Republicans are throwing away one of the most potent political issues of the 21st century by letting Democrats get away with murder.
Republicans sitting at home or at work are scratching their heads:
WHY is my party being silent??
Here are the simple facts about the giant scandal which Fritz Rohlfing and other party leaders are deliberately overlooking for the benefit (i.e. "protection") of Democrats and RINO's:
THAT'S RIGHT: Democrats
knew the rail project's financial bleeding at HART was worse than they said . . . DEMOCRATS WERE LYING WHILE THEY WERE PUSHING THROUGH A $1.5 BILLION TAX INCREASE.
WHAT are Republicans doing about this explosive and impactful issue? Exploiting it for political gain?
Nope. Promoting a competing plan to fix rail or provide alternate traffic relief?
Nope. Speaking with a united voice against overtaxation and government waste?
The party of Fritz Rohlfing is sleeping on the job.
The issue of the decade
unites Republicans and
shames Democrats is being
ignored by GOP leaders.
No party rallies.
No party PR.
No party ads.
No party canvassing.
No party phone banking.
Nothing but silence and inaction. ***
even if Republicans wanted to take a stand, party leaders from
Fritz Rohlfing to
Pat Saiki to
David Chang to
Beth Fukumoto have DECIMATED our party organization. Under the state party's leadership in recent years, our 4 county party organizations, 51 district organizations, and 246 precinct organizations are completely unorganized, dysfunctional, and not doing jack squat to replace D's with R's.
party leaders have had YEARS to ramp up an organization to take on the Democrats, they knowingly
broke every rule in the book, and
utterly failed to build a serious party.
The destruction of the Republican Party of Hawaii is nearly complete. The Hawaii GOP has become silent, neutral and disorganized. Closet Democrats and RINO's have run our party into the ground.
A Hawaii GOP in full surrender mode.
This is what party donors get for their money - this is what members get for their support - this is what candidates get for their courage - this is what volunteers get from their leader.
no wonder that
so few Republicans have
stepped up to be candidates in 2016. They know that
Rohlfing and party leaders have done nothing to help prepare the battlefield for brave GOP candidates;
leaving each candidate having to do all the heavy lifting of voter education and persuasion and identification and mobilization by themselves against a well-oiled Democrat Machine . . . a machine which knows that our party's leaders like Rohlfing are a joke.
THE BOTTOM LINE: In 2016, Hawaii voters are
no more likely to believe that they will get
different results by electing Republicans than Democrats . . .
BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T TOLD THEM HOW WE'D BE DIFFERENT. What a damn shame. Another two years frittered away.
*** Make no mistake,
Democrats are NOT missing the boat to exploit this rail scandal for political advantage
. For instance,
Ernie Martin has been savaging Kirk Caldwell over rail as he ramps up his mayoral challenge
For the Hawaii GOP, unfortunately, it's too late to save 2016; all thanks to the party's RINO leadership. But starting now, we can take bold steps to salvage 2018 and beyond for our GOP candidates - local, state and federal.
So let's turn things around. If you really want to change Hawaii, then join HIRA today. Hawaii has a bright future as a red state with a Republican majority. Let's get started!!