As the rest of the country moves forward with the election of Americans that are willing to face the true depth of the problems we face economically, financially, and globally, Hawaii changed up to a Caterpillar Excavator with a sweeping slate of democrats that leave so much to be desired as to inspire heavy drinking and depression. The bright side to what appears to be a dismal future is that democrats are on track to totally destroy Hawaii’s economy with higher taxes, bigger government, and new forms of corruption. Maybe, just maybe (and that’s a really big maybe), the moos might wake up next time around.
Former US representative and ‘Democratic Socialist of America’ Neil Abercrombie was elected as governor with a massive plan for more spending and bigger government. Mazie Hirono, a rubber stamp for the Obama progressive agenda and stalwart ACORN supporter retained her seat, and if the trend remains stable, she will continue to be elected by the uninformed and entitlement dependent moos until she dies. Note that 86 year old, Daniel Inouye won re-election again last night, and will be 92 years old when he goes for re-election yet again. Inouye was a founder of Central Pacific Financial who received $135 million in T.A.R.P. cash after Inouye’s office called bank regulators. Add to that, Inouye ‘is the chairman of the influential United States Senate Committee on Appropriations‘ and he became President pro tempore of the Senate when skeckzi Robert Byrd finally kicked the bucket.
As President pro tempore of the Senate, Inouye is third in the line of Presidential succession (behind the Vice President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives), and signs all bills that are passed by the Senate, before they are sent to the President of the United States to be signed into law or vetoed.
But here’s the kicker; what most people on the mainland do not understand is that Hawaii became a state in 1959. Inouye has been a Hawaii senator for 47 of the 51 years that Hawaii has been a state. How WRONG is that? Has not his 47 year tenure enabled him and his cronies to steer situations for their own profit SINCE THE STATE BECAME A STATE?
Wrong, wrong, wrong…but I digress.
Let’s move onto Colleen Hanabusa, the higher tax loving, freshman congresswoman that does not even live in the district she now represents after defeating Charles Djou last evening. It also appears that Hanabusa is following in Inouye’s deal-making steps:
Hanabusa and Souza at one time lived in an expensive Ko Olina townhouse bought by Souza from Stone after Hanabusa, a state senator who represents the Leeward Coast, championed a controversial $75 million tax credit for Ko Olina at the Legislature in 2002-2003.
In February 2005, less than two years after Souza bought the home, he sold it for a $421,000 profit, according to real estate records. Souza and Hanabusa, who were engaged at the time and married in 2008, then bought a $1 million home in another Ko Olina subdivision developed by Centex Homes of Texas.
That home, and the Ko Olina Resort, are actually in the 2nd Congressional District and Hanabusa is a candidate in the 1st District. District residency is not a legal requirement, although Hanabusa has said that, if elected, she would move to a new home inside the 1st District.
Now didn’t I say something earlier about stupid, entitlement-dependent moos?
Not every single candidate that won last night is on par with Allen West or Marco Rubio, but the universe’s balance of corrupt politicians and straight-shooters has to be met, and Hawaii is providing almost all of the corrupt quota in one shot. This will be our historic contribution to the republic; how not to run a state.
It’s obvious that Hawaiians have not yet hit their ‘hopey-changey’ rock bottom moment yet. They still believe there is a difference between Dems and Pubs, and that the democrats are going to take care of them. Lalalalalalalalalalalala…
I live “behind enemy lines” on the Big Island, Hawaii, and that is the main reason for using a moniker instead of my given name. Hawaii’s legislature is predominantly democrat as is the majority of the population. To give readers an idea of the nature of the democrat strangle-hold on these islands, the Senate has 25 seats of which 2 are republicans. The House has 51 seats of which 6 are republicans. Republicans hold 8 seats out of 76, and considering the lopsidedness of our legislature, I am continually amazed that Gov. Linda Lingle (R) was elected not once, but twice.
Early yesterday morning, I started compiling data on the 2010 races for the new LM layout coming 1.1.2010. I decided to start with my own state as I know that our governor cannot run for another term. I ran across a piece on Wiki that stated Neil Abercrombie was going to be running for governor, and lo and behold, a few hours later his resignation hits the newswire forcing a special election costing millions of dollars to a state already swimming in the deep end of the red pool. Truth be told, the reality of a democrat being elected as governor with the legislature we currently have had me on the verge of tears most of yesterday. Hawaii Free Press has the run down on Abercrombie’s corruption, but I digress.
This leaves a US House seat open, and a republican actually has a shot at it due to the expected low voter turnout. Let’s get the “firing of Congress” started!
Mufi Chase Neil Abercrombie Out Of Congress
Today’s surprise Congressional resignation announcement by Neil Abercrombie sets up a low turnout, no primary three-way race between Charles Djou, Ed Case, and Colleen Hanabusa. Such an election will be won by whoever has the best Get-Out-The-Vote effort. As an Abercrombie bonus: The Election Commission is in disarray.
Democrats are split with Mufi and Hanabusa on one team with Dan Inouye and the old boys and Abercrombie and Ed Case on the other team with the Hokulia shake down crew and the anti-Superferry protesters.
Abercrombie has handed his ally Ed Case an advantage over Hanabusa in that she will be required to attend to legislative business during the abbreviated campaign and Case has previous experience with the 2003 special election. On the other hand Case is despised by his own Party after challenging Dan Akaka for US Senate in 2006. With two hogtied Democrat frontrunners, the advantage shifts to Honolulu Councilman Charles Djou.
After all the trouble we have had with this administration and congress full of lawyers, Djou’s education is a bit unnerving (from his campaign website), but he is definitely better than the other two choices, and I will be working to get him elected if just to put a thorn in Nancy, Daniel Akaka, Daniel Inouye, and Mazie Hirono’s sides.
Charles graduated from Punahou School and earned both a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, graduating magna cum laude with distinction. Charles earned his law degree from the University of Southern California law school.
Someone needs to explain to the NRCC that picking up this seat is not going to be a walk in the park. Hawaii is a royal blue state that voted for Obama because he was a local boy. The good news is that Djou is beating Case 2-1 on campaign contributions, and has an even larger margin against Hanabusa, and is the only candidate not in debt.
Both parties prepare for special election for Abercrombie seat
“Especially as independent voters are feeling alienated by the Democrat(ic) Party and trending toward the Republican Party, this is a prime opportunity for us to pick up a seat,” said a spokeswoman for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), Joanna Burgos.
And then there is DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen living in my little pony world.
“On behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, I thank Rep. Abercrombie for his extraordinary leadership and look forward to his help in filling the open seat in Hawaii’s 1st district with a Democrat who shares his commitment to fighting for the best interests of Hawaii’s middle class families,” Van Hollen said. (Please see link above to Abercrombie’s 2009 corruption.)
Let’s Get The Party Started!