This past Saturday night, HIRA News chief correspondent Kai Lorinc traveled from Honolulu to Arizona to report on (and participate in) Donald Trump’s comeback event – the first big rally of 2022.
Kai On Your Side @ Florence, Arizona – As Hawaii enters its third year of Covid-19 devastation wrought by the unholy bipartisan coalition of Democrats and RINO’s that control the Aloha State, the first thing you notice when traveling to one of the ‘free states’ is that red states and red-brained patriots take their freedom seriously. Arriving at Trump’s Arizona “Save America” rally, it was refreshing to be in a non-socialist locale without CCP-inspired Covid-19 mandates.
After only a few minutes, the sheer relief of being able to remove my mask without worrying about the enforcers of David Ige and Rick Blangiardi breathing down my shoulder soon gave rise to deep frustrations about how Hawaii’s political leaders have abused “We, the people” despite knowing that these control freak politicians with their overreach and theft of constitutional rights have done no better at controlling the explosion of Omicron than the leaders of states like Florida and Texas. As the patriotic pre-rally music swelled, I couldn’t stop thinking about pay-to-play hypocrites like Josh Green who knowingly push the big pharma and big government agenda while the corporate media fails to ask the tough questions; questions like, “Why are you so constantly wrong and why do things keep getting worse?”
Once Donald J. Trump hit the stage, I felt a wave of relief as if I could envision Biden already packing up his belongings and taking his failed policies and that horrible and useless VP with him. Alas, that’s still three years off. But that’s just how great our nation’s 45th president is at laying out an optimistic vision which makes Sleepy Joe seem like a soon-ended bad dream.
Trump’s Arizona speech showed me that we can Make America Great Again and even greater still. My Favorite moment was Trump declaring that “We are going to take back the White House.” The roar of the crowd echoed through the canyon. It was breathtaking to turn around and face a sea of people as far as the eye could see.
The Donald served up plenty of straight talk for highly motivated MAGA activists which has been absent for twelve months now. Naturally, Biden was in the crosshairs again and again. It was almost too easy, with Biden failure after Biden failure. But what’s always been most impressive to Republicans (and most frightening to Democrats) has been Trump’s willingness to tackle the issues which most politicians hide from.
When most Americans first got a glimpse of Donald Trump, he came down the golden elevator at Trump Tower and let everyone know in a carefully worded, and shockingly effective way exactly where he stood on illegal immigration. Well, that hasn’t changed. But on the more recent issues of who really won the 2020 election and the resulting January 6th (J6) protests and riot at the U.S. Capitol, Trump unconditionally acknowledged the persecution of his supporters for practicing their constitutional freedom of speech, saying: “On top of it all, people are being persecuted for using freedom of speech to talk about the corrupt election but more and more information is coming out and it’s coming out far worse than anyone ever thought it could be.” Yes, Trump should have been declared the winner. But, with Democrats holding onto the BIG LIE that Biden won, rallygoers were promised that the stolen election would be the centerpiece of the midterm election. Keep in mind that Biden’s current 33% approval rating finally represents how the country feels about him. As ‘local boy’ Barack Obama reportedly said about Sleepy Joe in 2020, “Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f–k things up.” No s–t, Barack!!
Personally, my most rewarding moment from the rally came in the form of the acknowledgement by Trump’s campaign that many of his supporters have been persecuted, brutally attacked and falsely imprisoned. Doubling down on hammering Democrats and the Biden justice department for abusing their power, Trump explicitly accused the political establishment for treating J6 defendants unfairly. His words rang true for many of us who have personally experienced abuses by Democrats who treat law enforcement agencies and powers as weapons to attack political opponents. After all, to this day Trump is being attacked by ‘weaponized’ congressional committees and ambitious prosecutors looking to score points with MSNBC and the DNC.
Talking with top conservatives at the Arizona rally, it became more and more obvious that Trump and GOP congressional and senate candidates can count on ‘mainland’ state party organizations committed to beating Democrats for success in the 2022 and 2024 elections. These parties are boldly exposing Democrat abuses and Democrat failures alike, while promoting a conservative reform agenda which leaves nothing to the imagination about how voters will benefit from Republican leadership.
Sadly, back home in Hawaii, the fraud pulled by Democrats in key battleground states during 2020 is eclipsed by the flagrant and highly documented cheating by RINO’s at the Hawaii GOP’s 2021 state convention – chronic, predictable cheating in order to maintain their decades-long grip on power and to ensure that the stranglehold of island Democrats never gets truly challenged (just enough of a make-believe fall election campaign by the RINO’s to headfake local party members into believing an effort was made, even though local Democrats didn’t lose a minute of sleep).
The focus on “election integrity” by state GOP organizations all over the mainland is severely undercut by the Hawaii Republican Party’s appalling and highly-documented rigging of outcomes which makes it impossible for anyone to lead our party except closet Democrats and fake Republicans, to include those who want Hawaii to secede from the United States and those who are as eager as Democrats to pursue big government, illegal immigration, and socialized everything; not to mention putting illegal noncitizens on the ballot at Republican candidates and even letting them illegally cast votes with impunity. Yes, mainland conservatives know this about our Hawaii GOP.
Mainland conservatives also know that our state GOP’s leaders worked hand in hand with Democrats like Ige and Caldwell to weaponize law enforcement against conservatives here in the islands. After all, it was the Hawaii Republican Party’s top leaders who worked with Democrats and the Democrat-run Honolulu Police Department and state sheriff’s department to assault and arrest patriots protesting at the State Capitol against Covid lockdowns starting back in May 2020. Not only didn’t the Hawaii GOP want to lead protests against what Democrats were doing to our economy, our schools and our freedoms, the Hawaii GOP wanted any local conservatives leading such protests to be arrested and prosecuted. These RINOs got their way. So arrests of freedom fighters happened over and over with the admitted involvement of top party leaders. Even worse, top party leaders have been helping anti-USA separatists and race-baiters to pursue their nefarious agenda by weakening our state and our nation. Communist China would be proud of the Hawaii GOP and the leftist local politicians who jointly led the assault on those who wanted to protect our civil liberties. [link to past stories from HIRA News]
In the months ahead, HIRA News will tell these stories and more. For now, while Donald Trump was breathing new life into the assembled masses and reenergizing our conservative movement, I was able to take heart in Trump45’s blunt assessment of RINO’s, such as Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger and other phony Republicans: “They’re falling fast and furious. We’re getting rid of them fast.”
Trump knows that RINOs across the country enable every aspect of the Democrat agenda. Trump even knows that Hawaii’s Democrats are likewise secure while RINO’s control the Hawaii GOP; a party which embraces the unanimous vote by all elected Republicans in the State House to provide driver’s licenses for tens of thousands of illegal aliens here in Hawaii so that legal residents are forced to accept lower wages as they compete with cash-under-the-table earners who compete for scarce housing and compete for resources everywhere from public schools, to congested roads to social services. I let it be known to Trump’s aides and fans alike that HIRA is working hard to get rid of all the RINO’s in Hawaii, to include elected officials and party leaders, in order to make way for AMERICA FIRST REPUBLICANS in 2024. With the help of reform-minded conservatives who are tired of watching Republicans lose (and tired of the few who win voting like Democrats), we will get rid of RINO’s fast and furious.
Through tireless networking, HIRA made many new friends on this Arizona trip. Most of them are in the conservative media and conservative political organizing business, many of whom pledge to help HIRA News get the word out about why Democrats remain unchallenged after nearly 70 years in power, despite years and years of bad news headlines which any other state’s Republicans would have enthusiastically and competently seized on to change the balance of power. HIRA’s new friends are happy that Republicans have a home in HIRA and these political and news networks look forward to sharing our insight on issues we are facing in Hawaii.
Finally, I’m extremely pleased to report that my gut predicts there will surely be a mighty red political wave on the mainland this fall. But will there be a ‘red wave’ in Hawaii which puts the state house, the state senate, county government and the 4-member congressional delegation and the governorship in Republican hands (or at least much closer than ever)? Nope. Sorry, local Republicans. Not in 2022. Not by a long shot. The fundamentals just aren’t there. After one year since the last election, we have to be honest. The Hawaii GOP hasn’t made a dent in the electability of any Democrats since 2020. Not Josh Green. Not Kai Kahele. Not anyone running for LG. Not Scott Saiki. Not Ron Kouchi. Nobody! Dems aren’t losing any sleep with RINO’s in charge of our party statewide. But there could be a red wave in 2024 if the Hawaii GOP’s leadership roster is finally purged of incompetent, crooked liberals. Until then, stay tuned to HIRA News for straight talk about the state of our state and the state of our party which can lead our movement to higher ground, as fast and as furious as possible.