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FRAUD ALERT: Delegates Not Told That HRP Is Delinquent In Rent

THEY LIED ABOUT PARTY FINANCES TO GET ELECTED: While Hawaii GOP Delegates Voted, Team Dalhouse Campaign Fraudulently Assured Everyone that PLENTY of Money was Sitting in the Party’s Bank Accounts . . . but RINO’s Stopped Paying the Bills, They are Flat-Ass Broke and The Deadbeat GOP HQ Might Soon Be Evicted



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THE BIG QUESTION:   Did the Team Dalhouse campaign to install wannabe party officers KNOWINGLY LIE TO PARTY MEMBERS ABOUT PARTY FINANCES to get elected at the May 2023 Hawaii GOP Convention and the subsequent runoff election?  HIRA News has your exclusive answer to this and other burning questions.

Those who attended the rigged state convention on the Big Island in May distinctly recall HRP treasurer Steve Holck leaving the clear impression that the state party had tens of thousands of dollars in its bank accounts and that HRP was a picture of healthy finances.  Nothing to worry about, only to celebrate.  Well, Holck was not telling the truth.  He noticeably spent more time helping the Team Dalhouse slate promote its candidates and by helping them to pull a huge con (known as a ‘bait and switch’) by omitting the stark realities of the party’s dire financial situation.  Even after the state convention, Holck and the rest of the Team Dalhouse campaign kept Republicans (especially voting delegates) in the dark during the ensuing ‘runoff elections’

The reality is that the Hawaii GOP stopped paying its bills months ago and the state party is officially broke and delinquent in paying its rent for its rarely utilized headquarters.  The RINOs in charge finally (and unsurprisingly) ran the state GOP into the ground.

Don’t believe it?  Read on . . .

After spending months conning party members about the financial health of the Hawai’i GOP under the control of RINOs, it turns out that party leaders swindled convention delegates with a rosy and completely phony financial picture which imploded over the past 24 hours.

Here’s the inside scoop . . .

Thanks to anonymous sources at the Oahu League of RINO Women and the Hawaii GOP – the co-owners of the poorly located, overpriced, and largely unutilized waste of space at Suite C105 of the Imperial Plaza which masquerades as the ‘headquarters’ for the Hawaii Republican Party (HRP) – HIRA News has learned that the Board of Directors of the Imperial Plaza has hired lawyers to sue the Hawaii GOP for more than $9,000 in unpaid fees, utility costs, and various assessments due from the delinquent state party to the building owners.

It seems that high-ranking RINO party leaders like Lynn FinneganDiamond GarciaTom Dilhouse and Steve Holck haven’t been paying the bills.  It’s also clear that state convention delegates and party members and even the governing State Committee of the party were kept completely in the dark by HRP’s executive committee and the Team Dalhouse campaign about the party’s MASSIVE financial problems.  Indeed, these top party officials and their hand-picked successors were perfectly content to let state treasurer Steve Holck mislead delegates last month into believing there were tens of thousands of dollars in the party’s bank accounts.

Alas, there is barely $3,000 left.  Fully $6,000 short of preventing the lawsuit which could lead to the eviction of the party, not to mention putting the party’s already shortchanged donors on the hook for legal fees and related costs.  And HRP needs thousands more dollars on top of that to pay its current bills DUE TODAY and to continue making its monthly rent payments so HRP can provide the bloodsucking Oahu League of RINO Women with a free office in perpetuity (aka FOREVER).

Don’t believe us?  Here’s the letter from two days ago which authorizes legal action against HRP for the delinquency.  Read it for yourself . . .


June 28, 2023TO:  Republican Party of Hawaii

725 Kapiolani Blvd. #C105
Honolulu, HI 96813Dear Owner:

We have not received a response to our prior notices concerning your delinquent account.  Accordingly, the Board of Directors has authorized legal action against your unit to collect the amounts listed above.  ($9,073.54)

Note:  These figures do not include amounts becoming due on the first of next month.  (July 1, 2023)

We are forwarding a copy of this letter to the Association’s attorney to proceed with legal action.  The Association will hold you responsible for payment of all attorney fees and costs incurred in this matter.

For the Board of Directors,
Jane Najera, Accountant
Imperial Plaza c/o Hawaiiana Management Company, Ltd.


As if the terrible management of the Hawaii GOP wasn’t bad enough, we have arrived yet again at the point where “saving the headquarters” is fast becoming the central issue which yet again will trump REAL issues on which HRP should be providing leadership (but isn’t); like exposing Democrats, advocating our values and solutions, registering voters, organizing a ground game, recruiting REAL Republicans as candidates, and beating Democrats at the early voting ballot harvesting game.

So, prepare yourself for another round of endless “Save our Headquarters” shibai, as if a room on Kapiolani Blvd. which sits empty and unutilized for 98% of the year (after year) has anything to do with whether or why Democrats keep winning.  Fundraising for this albatross is like asking taxpayers for even more money to build rail transit.  At this point, we all know better.  We know we’ve been played.  Any fair reading of the TRULY STUPID contract between HRP and the Oahu League exposes party leaders as idiots and the blue-haired RINO women as deadbeats.

The blue-haired RINO ladies of the Oahu League have been using their status as co-owners of ‘the headquarters’ to control and destroy the Hawaii GOP from within for several decades now.  The Oahu League’s handpicked puppets (from Shirlene Ostrov to Signe Godfrey to Lynn Finnegan to Diamond Garcia to Tom Dilhouse) have ALWAYS put the freeloaders at the Oahu League and its precious ‘headquarters’ ahead of taking on the Democrats using 21st Century political tactics and strategies.  And these RINOs have never stopped making sure that the only kind of candidates getting targeted for real support are ‘community celebrities’ who are indistinguishable from Democrats except for maybe one wedge issue, such as Bob McDermott’s endless crusade for the anus, which never interfered with McDonut’s voting like a Democrat again and again.  [Yet McDermott pummeled the new state chair Tim Dalhouse during their contested 2022 primary election for US Senate, with McDermott spending ZERO dollars on his race while Dalhouse wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars to be humiliated into demonstrating his lack of ability to win an election honestly.]

It’s clearer than ever that HRP’s controlling RINOs will squeeze blood from this ‘kokua for the headquarters’ turnip for as long as blue-haired RINOs outnumber conservatives and actual Republicans for control of the Hawaii GOP.

In fact, so much desperation has set in at HRP over its sudden discovery of hidden financial problems, that new state chair “Cheatin’ Tom Dilhouse” is hitting up other party leaders for money in hopes of stalling legal action by the building management against its nightmare tenant.

But the desperation doesn’t stop there.  Unwitting Oahu taxpayers are probably going to be hit up for their support to keep HRP in its mold-infested, dust-covered, and mostly-abandoned ‘headquarters’.  How, you might ask?

In the wake of the debate over how much salary should be paid to members of the Honolulu City Council and their staff members, leftist RINO and professional crybaby Andria Tupola appears to be offering her full-time taxpayer-funded staff members to spend even more time performing political consulting by letting HRP use her City aide Braedon Wilkerson (one of those guys who was holding up signs and telling May 2023 GOP state convention delegates to vote “NO” on any and all proposed reforms and rules changes) to help raise money so that HRP can become solvent and so that more RINOs who support Democrat policies can get into office.

As HIRA News reported last November, City employee Wilkerson has a green light from his boss RINO Tupola to work for the political campaigns of as many Democrats as he wants; thereby helping as many Republicans to LOSE as possible.  Today, HRP state chair “Cheatin’ Tom Dilhouse” wants HRP to hire Tupola’s Democrat-loving political thug Braedon Wilkerson to help raise money so that RINO’s and closet Democrats can continue controlling the weak state GOP for years to come (aka ‘controlled opposition’).  Laughably, we’re supposed to believe that Wilkerson never sleeps, so he is somehow able to perform his job at Honolulu Hale without ever letting his political consulting business illegally interfere with his work day.  [Believe this and you probably believed that the rail project would only cost $3 billion like we were all told by Andria Tupola’s (and Val Okimoto’s) mentor Mufi Hannemann.]  Of course, we’re also supposed to believe that Tupola raked in tens of thousands of dollars for her one-woman political consulting business over the past two years without such work creeping into her government workday either.

Yes, these RINOs think we are all blind and stupid.  They didn’t think we’d find out that Wilkerson’s client, freshman Democrat state representative and AOC clone Natalia Hussey-Burdick (a far-left nutjob and self-identified social justice warrior) voted just like AOC once she got elected to the state legislature with Team Tupola’s help.  That’s because RINO’s truly despise what real  Republicans stand for.  RINO Tim Dalhouse’s choice for HRP fundraising consultant Braedon Wilkerson makes no secret that he equates conservatives with fascists.

RINO’s like Tupola herself — who openly supports racial discrimination, higher taxes, wasteful spending, illegal immigration, and too many other liberal policies to list here — have run HRP for decades, and it shows.  Sure, Tupola (riding on Augie Tulba’s coattail) tried in vain to make a name for herself by opposing the proposed 64% pay raise for City Council members.  But what she FAILS to tell you is that she’s already been making a small fortune in Joe and Hunter Biden fashion by exploiting her position on the City Council and the HRP hierarchy to supplement her income far beyond what that pay raise will bring.  In fact, Tupola has supplemented her income by more than $62,000 during the past two election cycles; working for Megan Kau, Makua Rothman, and Keone Simon.

A review of her campaign finance reports show that she (and her staff) have been moonlighting and daylighting as political consultants while raking in taxpayer funded salaries.  They’ve already been living large long before the proposed pay hikes.  Sadly, the same weak Honolulu Ethics Commission and Office of the City Prosecutor which protected crooked Louis Kealoha and Katherine Kealoha from charges for misusing City resources (later prosecuted by the Feds) will likewise protect Tupola, Wilkerson and others for illegally performing (allegedly) political work during the City workday.  But, without question, VOTERS will learn about what they’ve done as time goes on.  That’s why Tupola will never attain higher office outside a Waianae Coast district where she can wave a separatist, anti-USA sovereignty flag or an upside-down American flag and get elected to the state house or city council with her shades of racism and social justice warrior whining.  But she’ll NEVER become mayor or governor.  She’s simply too corrupt and too liberal.


At this moment, the REAL issue for HRP to deal with is how to get rid of all the lying, cheating, incompetent, corrupt RINOs and their cronies who keep getting the party into financial, legal and political trouble.  You know that story about the fox watching the chicken coop?  Well, now that the chickens are all dead, the fox wants more of your money.  And, if history is any guide, the phony urgency of this self-inflicted financial disaster will be shamelessly and noisily exploited by HRP in hopes that nobody asks why Tom Dilhouse and HIS SUPPORTERS (Diamond, Lynn, Steve, Gene, Laura and the rest) FAILED TO WARN US that they had stopped paying the bills and that Steve Holck’s treasurer reports were as phony and fraudulent as can be.

Did HRP treasurer Steve Holck (or Tom Dilhouse or Diamond Garcia or Lynn Finnegan or Gene Ward or Laura Nakanelua) tell state convention delegates about how Tom Dilhouse’s loathsome running mate Shirlene Ostrov caused HRP to be fined $60,000 by the Federal Elections Commission for secretly laundering millions of dollars through fake bank accounts which NOBODY else in HRP (except apparently Steve Holck) knew existed, and therefore weren’t properly reported in Holck’s campaign finance reports, leading to his conviction by the FEC for violating federal laws?  Naturally, delegates and party members were left in the dark.  They also weren’t told how badly the party’s most recent fundraising event (“Prince Kūhiō Lūʻau Celebration Annual Fundraiser” in March 2023) came up way short of putting money in HRP’s now empty bank accounts.  That’s why the governing state committee and the executive committee still have no idea to this very day about how many unpleasant surprises that an audit would uncover about the past decade of shady finances at 725 Kapiolani Blvd.

Today, in the wake of forthcoming legal action against deadbeat HRP leaders for non-payment of rent, everybody’s finding out the hard way that top HRP officers were failing to pay the bills and were lying to cover up those failures are just two more reasons why island voters don’t trust island Republicans.  Sadly there are so many, many, many more reasons.  You can probably think of a few.

Yes, island Democrats who were already sleeping really, really well at night thanks to RINO control of HRP will sleep even better knowing that even more financial desperation and possible eviction of Republicans from their rarely-used ‘headquarters’ have arrived in time to celebrate independence this coming week on July 4th.  It might be the same week that process servers deliver the lawsuit to Tom Dilhouse and that moving trucks arrive to remove the mold-infested, dust covered crap in the mostly abandoned and costly HRP headquarters.

While all of this was kept under wraps until Team Dalhouse’s campaign to control HRP was concluded, Dilhouse himself has now admitted, “(W)e are not in a good financial place as a State Republican Party. All pressing bills are paid, but we need to raise money in order to cover just our operational expenses for next month, which hover around $8,000 per month. We also owe slightly over $30,000 in attorney’s fees for defending the party against a lawsuit.”  Those were his words nearly six weeks ago.  Imagine how Republicans must feel betrayed and misled knowing that Team Dalhouse’s corrupt campaign for power kept a lid on SO MANY financial problems in order to swindle delegates for their votes in recent weeks.  Not a single delegate knew that the party was on the verge of being sued and possibly evicted for not paying its bills.  Just like Democrats, that’s the ‘bait and switch’ game RINOs like to play.

Let’s be honest.  Right now, in the mind of voters, Democrats actually appear to be more competent and less corrupt than Hawaii Republicans.  Knowing how crooked and incompetent Democrats are makes you realize how far HRP has fallen.  That’s why Hawaii can be run into the ground by Democrats for 70 years and still handily win election after election.  Meanwhile, we’re stuck with losers like Gene Ward and Kurt Fevella and “Cheatin’ Tom Dilhouse”.

Enough already.  It’s time to GET RID OF THAT OFFICE SPACE, say goodbye to the RINOs at the Oahu League, purge HRP of corruptniks and hacks and liberals, and start the Hawaii Republican Party all over again from scratch.

Lyin’, Cheatin’ Tim Dalhouse needs to resign.  His campaign knowingly LIED to party members and to voting delegates to con them for their votes.  And, surprise surprise:  HIRA News has it on good authority that the $60,000 fine assessed to HRP by the FEC is anything but the last costly fine they’ll be paying for flagrant lawbreaking in 2023; fines which pale next to the self-inflicted political damage to the GOP brand in Hawaii.

So, folks, when HRP’s RINO leadership comes begging for money, don’t flush your hard-earned dollars down the toilet like closet Democrat councilwoman Andria Tupola likes to do with your taxes on that overpriced rail boondoggle known as Skyline.  Donating even one dollar to HRP would be like handing a dollar to a meth addict.  We know that the addict won’t be buying any food or making any life changes using that money.  You actually just paid for their next fix and brought them closer to death.  Let’s starve out the RINOs and build a new and improved Hawaii GOP once they’re all gone.  Unless you prefer keeping closet Democrats in control of HRP’s life and death.  Goodbye Sheila Walker.  Next, let’s say goodbye to Tim Dalhouse.  Auwe!!


SABOTAGE: Narcissist RINO Andrew Walden Blackmailing and Extorting the Hawaii GOP



Tonight at 6:30pm, an emergency meeting of the Hawaii GOP’s state committee is being held (via the Chinese Communist Party’s ‘Zoom’ video conferencing platform) to evict a RINO saboteur in the party’s ranks who threatens to destroy a major Hawaii political event in just two months.

Andrew Walden, the infamous RINO operative and the current coordinator of the Hawaii Republican Party’s (HRP) presidential caucus appears to be threatening to cancel or even sabotage the statewide March 2024 ritual scheduled every four years, which allows local party members to have a voice in picking the presidential nominee (as well as determining the mix of delegates from Hawai’i who will attend the RNC convention).

This year’s presidential caucus, featuring in-person voting from 6pm to 8pm at several dozen locations statewide, is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.  That’s just over two months from now, leaving little time for Walden’s saboteur tactics.

According to an urgent e-mail to HRP State Committee members from Tamara McKaythe current state chair who replaced Laura Nakanelua, who replaced Lohi Goodwin, who replaced Tom Dilhouse – “I’m calling an emergency State Committee meeting . . . (the) Purpose of the meeting is to elect a replacement for Andrew Walden since he failed to provide the caucus information (locations, list of volunteers and other pertinent information) as directed by the State Committee on December 21st.”

Photo from HRP’s 2016 presidential caucus won by Donald Trump

Disrespectful miscreant RINO Walden refuses to coordinate HRP’s caucus with the leaders of HRP, to include refusing to share the names of any volunteers for the polling places or the procedures to be followed because he doesn’t feel like it.  According to the minutes of the most recent meeting of HRP’s State Committee, Walden’s weeks of refusals led the State Committee to recently set a deadline to obtain his cooperation.  The following motion overwhelmingly passed:  To have Presidential Caucus Organizer Walden share all details regarding Presidential Caucus planning and execution information with all HRP County Chairs not later than 5pm on Wednesday, December 27, 2023.  That deadline came and went and Walden again refused to comply; deliberately blowing off their demand for cooperation.  Nobody should have been surprised, as Walden reportedly promised to ignore HRP’s demands even if the motion was passed; calling them “morons” and other disrespectful names while shamelessly claiming that the March caucus “could become the biggest failure” without his leadership and then daring the state committee to try and remove him (“go right ahead”).

The writing on the wall was clear to Walden.  But rather than be cooperative, he used his blog to attack party leaders and attempt to shift blame on them for any problems with the caucus.  Being the bully and utter narcissist he is, Walden exhibited palpable rage for his bruised ego; writing overnight on the Hawaii Gay Press:  “It doesn’t matter who they elect (to replace me) –nobody amongst their possible picks is even remotely capable of organizing the rest of the Caucus.  These people couldn’t even complete the agenda at their last State Convention–a much easier task.  Most have never even voted at a Caucus, much less organize one.”  The resemblance between Walden and a bratty tween is hard not to notice.

Invoking his own ‘irreplaceability’, Walden hopes to convince enough state committee members before tonight’s vote that only he knows how to use the copy machine to print ballots and then use safety cones to get voters to line up.  Nobody else is capable of using a calculator or spreadsheet to tally the results.  Nobody but Andrew Walden.  C’mon, it’s not rocket science.  Everybody in HRP is replaceable.  That’s why the job descriptions are put in writing.

RINO activist Rita Kama-Kimura (center) surrounded by fellow RINOs Laura Nakanelua, Boyd Ready, Mary Smart and Diamond Garcia

In addition to using his Hawaii Gay Press website to attack party leaders to save his own skin, Walden appears to have employed the usual RINO suspects within HRP to act as his cheerleaders.  Reportedly, corrupt former Kauai GOP county chair Steve Yoder has been making contact with state committee members in a lobbying effort.  Even RINO apologist Rita Kama-Kimura has taken it upon herself to contact these party officers in the past 24 hours via email and shamelessly boast of Walden’s invaluable experience while also noting his prickly demeanor (an understatement).  Walden himself has written to state committee members:  “I need your support at the State Cmte meeting Tues Jan 2 630pm,” while stupidly gaslighting them with nonsense in his same midnight email – “there will be no caucus and all the candidates will lose their opportunity to get delegates in Hawaii” if he is removed from his post.  Karine Jean-Pierre, eat your heart out.  Nobody gaslights like Lyin’ Andrew “Zero Integrity” Walden.

Clearly, Andrew Walden has stubbornly kept all the information about the caucus to himself in order to make himself appear irreplaceable and put HRP at a severe disadvantage.  And clearly Walden is using all means to bully the State Committee to keeping him on, despite his endless displays of disrespect and abuse.  But current party officers are no longer buying Walden’s blackmail and extortion and sabotage.  Hence, tonight’s emergency meeting.

Since belligerent Walden even refuses to share the volunteer list with HRP leaders (despite having voted to compel him to do so), they’ve had to take the embarrassing and unfortunate step of starting from scratch to obtain volunteers for the presidential caucus by posting the following message on the HRP website:

“We need volunteers to staff caucus locations. IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY SIGNED UP before 12/26/23 TO VOLUNTEER, PLEASE SIGN UP AGAIN. The organizers experienced technical issues with the original sign up sheet.”

The contact information for the 190 people who reportedly signed up before Christmas appear to be lost, as Walden refuses to share this information with party leaders.

Simply put, those “technical issues” cited on HRP’s website are a euphemism for Andrew Walden’s deliberate sabotage which, like any savvy terrorist does, he is ready to blame HRP for the resulting carnage.

But his sabotage didn’t end there.  In fact, Walden reportedly contacted representatives of various presidential campaigns telling them that the party was canceling HRP’s presidential caucus, which cost each of the presidential candidates $10,000 to participate in.  Fortunately, HRP was reportedly able to reassure the leaders of these campaigns that the caucus is going ahead as schedule.  Walden was merely trying to scare them to save his own skin.  But he keeps falsely spreading the word that HRP is canceling the caucuses.

His sabotage still doesn’t end there.  Andrew “Nobody Likes Me” Walden has even abused his HRP ‘title’ of caucus organizer by misusing his soon-to-be-extinct position with HRP to stir up trouble for HRP; by reportedly attempting to solicit derogatory statements against top party officers from individuals and organizations which he hopes to publish on his blog (while simultaneously running the caucuses); demanding that they help him write nasty, crazy stories about party leaders because he is the chairman of the presidential caucus.  Without question, using his party post to harass and attack people he doesn’t like is far outside the job description for printing ballots and having secret party volunteers count them.  Walden is acting to save his own skin and shift blame to others by changing the subject.

Or could the truth be EVEN WORSE than that . . .

Everyone in the Hawaii GOP knows that the current top officers campaigned for their jobs AGAINST the RINO cabal which has controlled HRP for decades.  And everyone knows that this cabal (which includes Andrew Walden and his supporters) wants to grab power back from the “reformers” on the HRP executive committee.  Causing the disruption and cancellation of HRP’s 2024 presidential caucus would provide fodder for attacking Tamara McKay and her fellow executive officers, even if the problems were caused by Andrew Walden.  So, in theory, Walden could abuse his role coordinating the caucuses to take down the reformers in order to restore control of HRP to the RINOs.

Such a strategy would need to involve having the heads of the local campaigns for Donald Trump, Nikki Haley, and Ron Desantis join in the call for the ouster of Tamara McKay et al.  Well, any reasonable examination of the names of the leaders of those campaigns results in a reasonable conclusion.  Of course RINO Shirlene Ostrov (Trump campaign chair), RINO Andria Tupola (Haley campaign chair) and RINO Braedon Wilkerson (Desantis campaign chair, #NeverTrumper, Tupola campaign operative, and active participant in Democrat campaigns as well as the progressive activist group HAPA) have what it takes to help bring HRP back under the control of RINOs and Democrats like the party has always been . . . until now.

Ostrov, Tupola and Wilkerson have repeatedly gone out of their way to screw island Republicans and conservatives on too many occasions to list here.  Sooooo, Walden may be the ‘tip of the spear’ in a long con to oust Tamara McKay and her fellow ‘party reformers’.  And so, WHO was it that secretly appointed defiant rogue operative Walden to the very post which he might be removed from tonight?  Well, one of the biggest RINOs of them all – Laura Nakanelua, HRP’s embarrassment of a national committeewoman who served briefly as interim state chair after engineering the ouster of her predecessor Lohi Goodwin (a McKay ally) and installing herself as state chair so she could help Maui cheater Sheila Walker to become the new state chair (instead of Tamara McKay).  Yes, the plot thickens and the recipe is toxic.

RINO Andrew Walden with RINO Laura Nakanelua conspiring at HRP headquarters recently


One thing’s for sure.  Hawaii Democrats are sleeping great tonight.  All of this Walden-manufactured turmoil keeps HRP flat-footed and distracted at the start of the 2024 election year.  It was probably naive of Tamara McKay to retain RINO activist and Nakanelua-appointee Andrew Walden in the role of organizing the presidential caucus, despite his long rap sheet of RINO crimes; to include active political support of turncoat Republicans like Democrat Kym Pine, Democrat Charles Djou, Democrat Beth Fukumoto, Democrat Ann Kobayashi and other well known and lesser known RINOs and closet Democrats.  This is also the same Andrew Walden who abused his position as HRP’s rules chairman a few years back by trying to extend corrupt chairman Fritz Rohlfing’s term by an entire year (so he could help manipulate HRP on behalf of favored candidates); knowing there was no way Crooked Fritz could get re-elected by party members to another two-year term.  That’s the kind of establishment RINO putz Andrew Walden really is.

To be clear, if it all goes wrong with HRP’s March presidential caucus, Walden and all the old guard RINO establishment folks (including those who got themselves appointed to lead the local campaigns for Trump, Haley and Desantis) can and probably will blame Team Tamara and then they will do everything to take her and her team down in a matter of days or weeks.  The only question is how long this takedown has been in the planning stages.  These same RINOs don’t care about ousting Democrats at the State Capitol, in county government or in Washington, DC.  Like Andrew Walden, they only care about controlling the Hawaii Republican Party, which means RE-GAINING CONTROL from the non-establishment folks currently holding the reins.

Ultimately, having to watch RINO #NeverTrumper and hostage-taking political terrorist Walden persistently sabotage HRP through blackmail and extortion for weeks now SHOULD easily lead to an overwhelming vote tonight causing him to be unemployed by the state party after tonight’s State Committee meeting.  But like their mainland counterparts, local RINOs should never be underestimated.  They’ve led HRP to doom for decades and nobody really questions their endless thirst for power which they’ve never used to make Hawaii a better place.  So the same recycled names of liberals and closet Democrats keep popping back up in the Hawaii GOP.

Self-absorbed Walden has been ranting for days that removing him from the role of caucus coordinator is the equivalent of canceling the caucuses altogether, ‘warning’ the state committee yesterday:  “She (state chair Tamara McKay) wants to go directly to a vote on my so-called replacement.  If you let her, there will be no caucus and all the candidates will lose their opportunity to get delegates in Hawaii.”  Gaslighting much, Andrew?

Let’s hope that HRP’s State Committee has the guts to send noxious, vitriolic, loose cannon Andrew Walden packing for good tonight, from a position which doesn’t even exist in the party’s rules.  Na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye RINO.

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CIRCLING THE WAGONS: RINO Propaganda Pushback and Outright Lies from Hawaii GOP Leaders in the Wake of their Worsening #NeverTrump Debacle

New Hawaii GOP State Chair Tamara McKay Gives State Party a #NeverTrump Makeover with the Help of RINO Trump Hater Chris Sununu



CIRCLING THE WAGONS:  RINO Propaganda Pushback and Outright Lies from Hawaii GOP Leaders in the Wake of their Worsening #NeverTrump Debacle


Honolulu, HawaiiHeads of top island Republican Party leaders are exploding this week after HIRA News began exposing the Hawaii GOP, the Honolulu county GOP, and the Hawaii Young Republicans as members of the #NeverTrump cult of RINOs who appear desperate to navigate the Aloha State’s Republican Party in the direction of pro-illegal immigration, pro-abortion, pro-big government, and pro-higher taxes, just like their notorious RINO hero Chris Sununu.

After much agonizing over the revelations that they knowingly scheduled the nation’s #1 anti-Trump politician to be their headlining keynote speaker this month (Friday the 13th of October), the highly desperate Hawaii GOP state chair Tamara McKay and her team began circulating both official and unofficial talking points in a sad attempt to refute the irrefutable truth that Democrats have nothing to be afraid of while these RINOs are in control of the Aloha State’s GOP.

With their #NeverTrump heads exploding, top officers of the Hawaii Republican Party hunkered down in their respective basements; including Honolulu county GOP chair Steve Lipscomb (the do-nothing liberal RINO masquerading as a ‘moderate’ who replaced longtime county chair Brett Kulbis six months ago).  Lipscomb wasted no time been circulating official ‘talking points’ to defend the despicable #NeverTrump direction taken by party leaders.

With the party in crisis, it’s now clear that these high-ranking GOP leaders have adopted the following NINE-STEP PUBLIC RELATIONS CRISIS PLAN to deal with the blowback of knowingly choosing anti-Trump RINO Chris Sununu as headliner for their upcoming event – an event designed to send a strong message to the vast majority of party members:   ‘YOUR PARTY BOSSES DESPISE YOU.  AND THEY DESPISE PRESIDENT TRUMP’.

*** Here below, with word-for-word quotes directly attributed to specific party leaders in recent days, are NINE actual examples of the NINE-STEP crisis management plan now being utilized by Tamara McKay’s team at HRP to deal with their insane decision to provide a high profile platform in Hawaii for #NeverTrump radical Chris Sununu . . .


FIRST, attack HIRA News’ accurate and fully documented reports by shamelessly alleging that 90% of HIRA’s story is a lie . . .

SECOND, deny the accurate HIRA News reports that Tamara McKay is even bringing in a Trump-hating keynote speaker . . .


THIRD, use ‘spin doctoring’ to change the subject; simply keep attacking the accurate reporting of HIRA News . . .


FOURTH, acknowledge the obvious truth of HIRA’s reporting and overwhelming evidence once HRP’s credibility is totally shot . . .


FIFTH, divert blame onto a completely different (and even more unpopular) party officer in order to protect Chair McKay . . .


SIXTH, when all else fails, provide state chair and RNC member Tamara McKay the excuse of being ignorant of party politics . . .


SEVENTH, combine intimidation, extortion and unsolicited threats with modern direct messaging through social media to silence the accurate reporting of HIRA News . . .


EIGHTH, target HIRA News posts on social media in order to leave whiny, pitiful comments (such as those by HRP rules committee vice-chair Tammy Ash Perkins) that only serve to confirm the accuracy of HIRA’s reporting . . .


NINTH, double down on inviting #NeverTrump Chris Sununu to headline the Hawaii GOP fundraiser by pretending that all is well . . .


Folks, this is how badly the RINOs in control of the Hawaii Republican Party apparently want to help Joe Biden.  They’ve spent all their time since the last election trying to justify their #NeverTrump outlook while doing absolutely NOTHING to put state, local or national Democrats on the defensive just one year before the 2024 General Election.  Yes, island Democrats are sleeping really well at night, sensing zero threat to their power coming from the inept liberals at Hawaii GOP headquarters.

Reportedly, former state chair turned current HRP finance chair Signe Godfrey wants this #NeverTrump event to be canceled NOW because it has become a looming disaster that exposes party leaders as RINOs at a time when the state party’s finances are in the red nearly $100,000 and continuing to bleed profusely.

IS THERE ANY HOPE??:   This Tuesday, the Hawaii GOP’s Executive Committee is meeting to discuss this scandal, as well as how to pay down the nearly $100,000 in party debt that accumulated while Tamara McKay was on the Executive Committee of the state party.  Maybe these RINO party officers on the Executive Committee will wise up and pull the plug rather than continuing to insult the intelligence of the vast majority party members.  Unfortunately, since these inexperienced RINO infiltrators have repeatedly shown a preference to be “defiant” rather than successful, they probably won’t cancel.  #NeverTrump = Hawaii GOP.  Auwe!

State Chair Tamara McKay and Vice Chair Teri Savaiinaea

With 15,000+ Republicans in Hawai’i already having watched the HIRA News video exposing RINO Tamara McKay and #NeverTrumper Chris Sununu (and with so many party members having read the thoroughly sourced article on the website), it’s no wonder their heads are on fire.  Their dirty little secret is out !!

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UNMASKED: Hardcore Anti-Trumpers Take Over Hawaii GOP to Backstab Trump and Betray Majority of Island Party Members

New Hawaii GOP State Chair Tamara McKay Gives State Party a #NeverTrump Makeover with the Help of RINO Trump Hater Chris Sununu



UNMASKED: Hardcore Anti-Trumpers Take Over Hawaii GOP to Backstab Trump and Betray Majority of Island Party Members


Are you sitting down for this breaking news story?  If not, you’d better sit down . . .

Honolulu, Hawaii – If you HATE Donald Trump, then you’re going to LOVE the new Hawaii GOP.  That’s right, after years of squeezing loyal Aloha State Trump supporters for money, volunteer time and other support, the Hawaii Republican Party’s new top officers are enthusiastically ripping off their plastic Trump masks to reveal their true #NeverTrump personas; showing that they HATE Donald Trump as much as RINO’s like outgoing New Hampshire governor Chris Sununu does.  After all, RINO Sununu spent the last two years trashing Trump and proclaiming that, “We’ve got to make sure Donald Trump ISN’T the nominee” in 2024.


It’s a simple fact.  Local Republican voters and party members, like their national counterparts, overwhelmingly support Trump against Biden in next year’s General Election,.  But today, they are telling HIRA News how shocked and saddened they are to learn that they’ve been slapped in the face by new state party chair Tamara McKay and fellow event promoter Jacob Wiencek of Hawaii Young Republicans (and Wiencek’s anti-HIRA “Aloha Republicans” Twitter page) after they handpicked and recruited RINO and full-time Trump hater Chris Sununu as the keynote speaker and “distinguished guest” for the Hawaii GOP’s upcoming “Masks” fundraiser to be held in three weeks . . . only hours after these same party leaders cashed a generous, quickly mailed $10,000 check from the Donald Trump campaign to the financially strapped state party.

That’s right.  The moment that party leaders deposited Trump’s check into the Hawaii GOP bank account, McKay and Wiencek and the party’s executive committee recruited notorious anti-Trumper Chris Sununu to come in and serve as the headliner for their desperate last minute fundraiser to save the party’s soon-to-be-foreclosed headquarters – an HQ which apparently will be used to undermine Trump’s candidacy and help advance the RINO agenda over the next 13 months.

Don’t believe it?  Recall how HRP vice chair Al Frenzel used his party position (and his position as head of the Hawaii Trump campaign) to actively undermine Trump supporters across the state in 2020.  The state party did absolutely NOTHING to help Trump in 2020 while party leaders attacked those who took it upon themselves to organize signwaving, caravans, and more.  [Make no mistake, those state GOP leaders have done ZERO to ensure Republican victory in Hawaii for nearly one full year since the 2022 General Election, leaving the likely GOP presidential nominee with ZERO help in winning votes.]



With hundreds of high profile Republicans and conservatives to choose from as keynote speakers to bring to Hawaii, state chair McKay picked the nation’s biggest and most notorious anti-Trump crusader to help grab cash from unsuspecting party members and donors.  The choice of RINO Chris Sununu as the “special guest speaker” for Tamara McKay’s very first fundraiser as state chair, reportedly titled “The Masks of Fake Conservatism” Gala Fundraiser, really rips the mask off these phony Republicans who now control the Hawaii GOP.

It’s obviously being planned a coming out party for the new anti-Trump party led by the kind of overt anti-Trumpers that the Biden protecting local, liberal news media at Hawaii News Now and Civil Beat and the Star-BirdCageLiner will fawn over as ‘moderate’ and ‘centrist’ and ‘reasonable’ party leaders.  Certainly, importing one of MSNBC’s most frequent guests should tell Republicans what their own party’s leaders in Hawaii REALLY think of them . . . especially since Sununu told the audience at the Gridiron Dinner that Trump is “fucking crazy”, to the delight of audience members such as Anthony Fauci, Merrick Garland, Adam Schiff and other far-lefties.

Until today, HRP state chair Tamara McKay kept her apparent loathing of Donald Trump a secret.  But now, with McKay organizing alongside anti-Trump RINO Jacob Wiencek to sell tickets for an anti-Trump Chris Sununu fundraiser, it’s clear that the decision has been made to pander to the anti-Trump vote in Hawaii in a fruitless gambit to convince Biden’s base voters to switch parties by making the Hawaii GOP a leader in #NeverTrump ideology.


Just how deep is the hatred for Trump exhibited by Chairwoman Tamara McKay and her sidekick at Hawaii Young Republicans, Jacob Wiencek??  Well, RINO Wiencek, who was recently installed as chairman of YR’s by establishment RINO Laura Nakanelua, makes no bones about his absolute hatred of Donald Trump“The entire GOP is not and should NEVER be the personality cult of crooked and corrupt Donald Trump!  We can still say NO to this malignant force in our politics.  A vote for Trump is a vote FOR failed Biden-Harris,” writes Wiencek.


As a booster of #NeverTrump sentiment, a supporter of Chris Sununu, and a hater of Donald Trump, Hawaii Young Republican chairman Wiencek wasted no time sharing his excitement that Tamara McKay made Sununu the headliner for the Hawaii GOP’s very first fundraiser since McKay took over the party from Laura Nakanelua (who took it over from Lohi Goodwin, who took it over from Tom Dilhouse, who took it over from Diamond Garcia, who took it over from Lynn Finnegan, who took it over from Signe Godfrey).


Trump is beating Biden by 9 points in the latest poll, but State Chair Tamara McKay and Young Republicans chair Jacob Wiencek (along with the Executive Committee and State Committee of HRP) are taking Hawaii’s GOP in a whole new direction which kicks Donald Trump to the curb.  Indeed, with a commanding and massive lead in the polls, Trump and his many island supporters are clearly getting the shaft from McKay by choosing a headliner who hates Trump and wants him to lose.  Can GOP state chair Tamara McKay’s message to Republicans in Hawaii be any clearer?!?


Not only has McKay made it clear, Chris Sununu has made his mission extremely clear, as set forth by the New Hampshire Journal, where Sununu presides as governor.


Since taking over Hawaii Young Republicans on July 26th, new HYP chairman and major Tamara McKay supporter Jacob Wiencek has made a point of regularly attacking Trump while celebrating the Hawaii GOP’s steady movement in an anti-Trump direction.  None of Wiencek’s fellow officers at HYP seem to be bothered, including HYP vice chair Tiana Wilbur, HYP national committeewoman (and HRP state secretary) Taylor Kaaumoana, national committeeman and HIRA News hater Travis Brown, HYP senior advisors Laura Nakanelua and Dylan Andrion, and HYP council members Samantha DeCorte and Brett Kulbis.  It must be assumed that for HYP to promote Trump hater Chris Sununu, then it must be with the full support and authorization of Wiencek’s fellow officers.  OR, has Wiencek gone rogue since personally getting onboard the Chris Sununu train back in January 2023?  If Wiencek has merely ‘gone rogue’ (along with low information, inexperienced Tamara McKay going rogue to piss off Trump supporters) by using his control of HYR to ‘proudly’ promote RINO #NeverTrumper Chris Sununu, then there’s a sure need for island Republicans to perform more due diligence in selecting its leaders, so that RINOs, MAGA haters, and #NeverTrump obsessives are prevented from taking control of HRP and its auxiliaries, rather than constantly letting fake Republicans infiltrate the weak Hawaii GOP and take it in the overtly liberal direction promoted by Wiencek and McKay.


Wiencek’s many posts reveal a person obsessed with Trump hatred as well as hatred for Trump supporters whom he refers to as ‘hyperpartisan nuts’ whom the HYP chairman declares “will drive us into the electoral ditch” . . .

Presumably, these photos contain some of those people regarded as “nuts” by Young Republicans Hawaii chairman Jacob Wiencek, and presumably by Chris Sununu and his Hawaii GOP sponsor, Tamara McKay.

It’s not known if the local Trump supporters pictured above are also included among the alleged antisemites that Wiencek says are “part & parcel of the #MAGA faction of GOP” who must be ‘dislodged’ from the Republican Party.  [HIRA News asserts that Wiencek would be dead wrong to include the individuals photographed above.]

Tamara McKay ally and fellow HRP State Committee member Wiencek openly advocates pushing the Hawaii GOP in a more liberal direction, which is precisely what RINO Chris Sununu has been pushing for.  Sununu’s support for illegal immigration and abortion rights are just a sneak preview of the progressivism embraced by Wiencek . . . progressivism which is apparently embraced by Wiencek’s fellow officers at the Hawaii Young Republicans and the Hawaii Republican Party and the Honolulu County Republican Party, hence their joint promotion of Chris Sununu’s fundraising appearance at HRP’s headquarters in three weeks.


WARNING TO HAWAII REPUBLICANS:  If Tamara McKay is pushing the Hawaii GOP in a liberal direction, and if Jacob Wiencek wants the GOP to move in a liberal direction, then no wonder Wiencek LOVES the new direction of the Hawaii Republican Party and says so on his social media feeds.

Since Jacob Wiencek obviously exerts a LOT of control over Tamara McKay and the Hawaii GOP right now, then let’s do a quick dive into Young Republican chairman Wiencek’s Twitter feed from the past few weeks, during the lead up to the announcement of RINO Chris Sununu as the headliner for the Hawaii Republican Party’s fundraiser . . .

Chairman of Hawaii Young Republicans

“I too am strongly opposed to a second Trump term”
September 24, 2023

“Crooked & corrupt #DonaldJTrump can’t stop LOSING!  A vote for him is a vote for four more years of FAILED #BidenHarris weakness!”
August 15, 2023

“Trump isn’t some embattled activist trying to make his country better. He’s a crook.”
August 4, 2023

“Crooked #DonaldTrump is determined to take our party down w/ him.”
August 4, 2023

“Holding Trump accountable for his actions is far from Soviet justice. Trump is the Leninist here.”
August 6, 2023

“Donald Trump is a menace to American politics & our party. We don’t have to support him! He’s NOT going to beat Joe Biden come 2024. We can do better! We must do better than Trump! #NeverAgainTrump #GOP #Election2024”
July 28, 2023

“We wouldn’t be here if Trump wasn’t a crook trying to infringe upon our Constitution!”
July 20, 2023

“@Mike_Pence gets it! #Trump set #GOP up for FAILURE”
June 25, 2023

“Rebuilding the moderate/liberal wing of @GOP is crucial to building state & federal electoral majorities to govern!”
September 22, 2022


While these quotes are from the last few weeks, Tamara McKay’s sidekick Jacob Wiencek has been flying the anti-Trump flag for over seven years now.  Did fellow Republicans like Laura Nakanelua or Brett Kulbis or Tiana Wilbur or Taylor Kaaumoana who put Wiencek in charge of Young Republicans bother to perform any vetting of the RINO Trump hater who wants the GOP to move in a liberal direction?  Probably not.  But, if they did, we’re in even more trouble than we realize . . . especially if they keep him on in that position.


BUT IT GETS WORSE, FOLKS:  If the handpicked keynote speaker is sending an unmistakable message from Tamara McKay, Jacob Wiencek and other top Hawaii GOP leaders, are they alone in challenging Trump’s fitness for the nomination and another four years as president?  Well, the last HRP fundraiser held in March 2023 featured two unabashed Trump critics, Pat Saiki and Diamond Garcia.

With its forthcoming “Mask” fundraiser starring Chris Sununu, the Hawaii Republican party is tearing its own mask off; revealing than it hates Donald Trump worse than anybody – even when he sends them a $10,000 check as they desperately try to save their rarely utilized and overpriced headquarters at 725 Kapiolani Blvd.  The proof is right before our own eyes.

After spending most of 2023 and 2022 bashing 2024 presidential candidate and likely nominee Donald Trump,   (the pro-choice, pro-illegal immigration, and anti-Trump RINO and northeastern liberal governor of New Hampshire) has been hand selected by the Hawaii Republican Party to help rebrand the state GOP as a #NeverTrump party along the lines that party defectors Charles Djou, Beth Fukumoto and Kymberly Pine Ryglowski would be proud of.  Even Pat Saiki would surely approve of the selection of anybody-but-Trump Sununu to help the newly-elected state GOP chair Tamara McKay and her RINO colleague Jacob Wiencek (pictured here with Democrat mayor Kirk Caldwell) rip the pro-Trump mask off the troubled and nearly bankrupt party.

Maybe catering to the #NeverTrump gang is a way for Tamara McKay to loosen the pursestrings of major Hawaii GOP donor and Trump hater Kevin Spillane, who believes a Donald Trump victory would be WORSE than Donald Trump losing the election.


Even Oahu county chair Steve Lipscomb’s Honolulu County Republican Party has gotten in on the promotion of #NeverTrumper Chris Sununu . . .

IN CLOSING:   When Tamara McKay’s #1 choice to be HRP’s keynote speaker is the exact same guy leading the opposition to Trump (currently ahead of Biden by +9 points and ahead of his nearest GOP competitor by +39 points), it’s clear that the heads of the Hawai’i GOP and the Hawai’i Young Republicans and the Oahu County Republican Party have turned against Donald Trump and are using their positions to convince other island Republicans to join them in opposing Biden’s chief Republican rival for the White House.  It’s only a matter of time before additional island GOP party leaders are identified as #NeverTrumpers.

Based solely on the evidence uncovered here, island party members are sure to be horrified when they REALLY get to know the folks leading the Hawaii GOP in 2023 and 2024They are just as liberal, incompetent and corrupt as the gang running our party for the past few decades.  In the meantime, for just $50 dollars, you can pay Tamara to sit inside party headquarters and hear Chris Sununu tell you how much Donald Trump sucks.  Meet the new RINO party bosses.  Same as the old RINO party bosses.  Auwe!

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