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HIRA NEWS EDITORIAL: Setting the Story Straight About that Big, Bad Lawsuit Republicans Are Worrying About For No Reason At All

THE BIG BAD LAWSUIT: Setting the Story Straight for Island Republicans — Power-Hungry RINOs Hyping Baloney About Eliminating Hawaii GOP



Many have been asking HIRA News about a controversial lawsuit against the Hawaii Republican Party (HRP).  The lawsuit has secretly cost tens of thousands of dollars to defend . . . a huge new indebtedness to the firm of Durrett Lang Morse, LLLP which corrupt executive officers of the beleaguered state party failed to get the approval of the governing State Committee to even approve, because the issues raised would have pointed the finger at the corrupt executive officers and their misdeeds, instead of the solutions-driven plaintiffs in this case.

Since the suit was first filed, some involved have left HRP, some have been threatened with expulsion from HRP (to this very day), and some have worked very, very hard to change the subject from what the lawsuit was truly about by flinging red herrings in every direction.  At issue is the use and abuse of power in a very powerless political party which repeatedly assured us to trust its leaders, such as when they tell us that Beth Fukumoto, Aaron “Ling” Johanson, Charles Djou, Mike Gabbard and Kym Pine-Ryglowski were true Republicans we should support and donate our money to.  In case you didn’t know, this is the same Hawaii GOP which hasn’t paid its property taxes since last year or its rent for months and months while burning through four state chairs in four months and racking up tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid debt.

Let’s get something straight before diving into this lawsuit madness.  Everyone knows that the Democrat-controlled State Elections Office is corrupt.  They let illegal aliens vote.  They let noncitizens illegally vote.  They let illegal noncitizens onto the ballot as candidates.  And that’s just for starters.

The only remedy against such lawbreaking by state officials who swore an oath to follow the law — but don’t do so — is the threat of legal action against the state officials themselves.  HIRA was successful at having a candidate thrown off the ballot in 2018 who was not even a U.S. citizen.  You won’t be surprised to learn that the corrupt troika of Andria Tupola, Gene Ward and Shirlene Ostrov were trying to put this illegal noncitizen on the ballot, after years of that same individual admitting to illegally voting in our elections.

Enter the RINO-controlled Hawaii Republican Party (HRP), already inclined to break the law as a matter of habit.  HRP simply can’t help itself but look for laws to break, large and small.  Hawaii state law requires all political parties to prove their viability by (among other requirements) annually filing their updated list of officers and their updated party rules with the Chief Election Officer.  Easy right?  Should only take five minutes with a quick e-mail message to the State Elections Office.  Naturally, the incompetent boobs at HRP dropped the ball for three straight years and then relied on their crooked friend, Hawaii’s Chief Election Officer Scott Nago to let them slide, since you can’t count on RINOs to obey the law.  Again, these RINOs are the same closet Democrats posing as Republican Party officers who nearly succeeded at running the above-referenced illegal noncitizen on the ballot for state house in 2018 until caught by HIRA.

When patriots and reformers inside HRP caught on to the cozy connection between these RINOs and the Democrats at the State Election Office, these reformers had no choice but to demand that the law be obeyed.  Only when Crooked Scott Nago failed to follow the law (to protect his closet Democrat buddies at HRP), these same reformers had no choice but to do what conservatives nationwide are often forced to do:  SUE THE BUREAUCRATS OR SUE THE BENEFICIARIES OF THE ILLEGAL ACTS OF THOSE BUREAUCRATS.  That meant suing our crooked and incompetent state party organization to enforce the law.

As linked above, the Hawaii laws in question leave zero room for interpretation:  Turn in certain documents by certain deadlines each and every year.  Soooo simple, even a caveman can do it.  Any caveman. except for Maryann “Mele” Songsong or other RINO party leaders who set this legal brouhaha into motion through ineptitude followed by corruption.

The process of submitting a list of current party officers and a copy of the current party rules should only take five minutes, right?!?  That’s sooooooo simple.  And THIS simplicity combined with the indisputable clarity of the laws in question are WHY critics of the lawsuit against NEVER tell this crucial part of the story.  These RINO insiders only obsess over the 100% unlikely yet hyperdramatic and unrealistic outcome of the lawsuit which could (but won’t) decertify HRP as a political party during the years it failed to obey the law.  Those years in question are 2019, 2020, 2021.  Said years are in the PAST, not the future.

Another VERY IMPORTANT oversight is that the lawsuit filed by reformers is both motivated by and purposed to deal with the flagrant breaking of party rulesover and over and over again, by the RINO party officers who have turned HRP into the dumpster fire that it is today.  One of the defendants is Steve Holck, the corrupt and morally bankrupt HRP state treasurer who was found liable for breaking campaign finance laws involving a secret, offshore bank account which only a few top HRP officers even knew existed.  This resulted in HRP being fined $60,000 by the Federal Elections Commission.  Such corruption by sworn party officers (including Holck and many others) is only the tip of the iceberg.

Malfeasance by corrupt party officers who swore to uphold our party’s rules is at the heart of the matters raised by the lawsuit:  “the multiple and continuing violations of HRP rules, regulations, and by-laws” . . . “a very small group of the HRP . . . has exceeded their authority by continually disregarding HRP by-laws, Rules, and Parliamentary Procedures while routinely committing violations that usurp the authority of the State Committee” . . . “infringements have occurred impeding due process, depriving members of their rights, and engaging in acts of discrimination, nonfeasance, misfeasance, malfeasance, and other rights not specifically listed.”  Any reader of HIRA News will not be surprised by these claims or the facts supporting such claims.

Unless you haven’t been paying attention, you already know that scumbags, liberals and losers have run the Hawaii GOP into the ground over the past few years, if not decades.  HRP is definitely NOT the squeaky clean, conservative Hawaii chapter of the RNC.  It is a complete and filthy mess of do-nothingness about Hawaii problems and do-nothingness about the Democrat politicians, bureaucracies and unions which cause those problems.  For apologists of these RINO’s to pretend that they are innocent victims of the lawsuit’s plaintiffs and to pretend that these plaintiffs are REALLY hoping to abolish the Republican Party in Hawaii from today forward (or that they could actually achieve that feat) is A RIDICULOUS AND INSINCERE SCARE TACTIC TO MAINTAIN RINO CONTROL OF HRP.  PERIOD.

Congenital buffoon and nincompoop interim state chair Laura Nakanelua might have had a little too much to drink or smoke when she exaggerated about the risk posed by this lawsuit in an embarrassing e-mail a couple days ago to other party leaders:  This litigation is still on-going and if successful could make it impossible for ANY of our Republican Presidential candidates  to be eligible to run for President in the State of Hawaii in 2024.  Not Trump. Not DeSantis. Not Ramaswamy… not any Republican.”  Nakanelua unironically added that anyone who is not a current fan of her terrible leadership is “only looking to burn our party down to the ground”.  Okay, psycho.  Let’s get you back on your medications and into that special jacket in a padded room.  Most of the worst problems with HRP’s finances and corruption which led to this lawsuit happened right under Laura’s nose with her consent during the past three years since coming out of nowhere to be National CommitteeLoser.  SHE is at this moment living in total denial and needs to look in the mirror.

Any fair reading of the lawsuit reveals that it’s merely TACTICAL in nature, designed to use the court to FORCE these crooked RINO’s to follow party rules rather than constantly breaking those rules and getting the party into deeper trouble, financially, legally, and in too many other ways to list here.

Remedies called for by the plaintiffs include hearings by the Elections Commission, arbitration, possible removal from office of abusive HRP officers, and (sure, the big hammer) “possible decertifying of HRP as a party in good standing”.  No Democrat judge in Blue Hawaii, where Democrats like to pretend we have a two-party system because Fevella is in the Senate and Ward is in the House, is going to eliminate the social club run by RINOs masquerading as a party.  It won’t happen.  The illusion of a two-party system is too important for Democrats to maintain while they continue their march to socialism.  Thank goodness (for Dems) that Hawaii’s majority party has cooperative miscreants like those photographed below (Nakanelua, Yoder, Ready, and Walden) who are always willing to fight back against REAL Republicans who have the nerve to call for new and better leadership.  With 300 days completely wasted since the last election while HRP blows endless opportunities to educate voters on the desperate need to vote incumbent bums out from county, state and federal offices, Democrats can feel confident that the same RINO party officer chumps will fritter away the remaining 428 days until the November 2024 elections.

Folks, BE CAREFUL what you allow yourself to believe about this lawsuit.  Crooked RINOs like Clueless Laura Nakanelua and her scumbag pals Crooked Steve Yoder, Doubletalking Boyd Not-So-Ready and Andrew “Why Doesn’t Anyone Like Me?” Walden are looking to distract you from HRP’s huge, huge problems by making you worry that the Hawaii GOP is on the verge of being eliminated from the ballot by external forces.  Nope.  Rubbish.  The Hawaii GOP is actually on the verge of being permanently irrelevant in Hawaii politics thanks to RINO’s who engage in endless corruption, incompetence and liberalism . . . and are unfortunately STILL running the party today and for the foreseeable future.  Their horrifying record truly speaks for itself.  HIRA News has been at the forefront of uncovering, reporting, and recording that sorry record of HRP failure.  It ain’t pretty.

BOTTOM LINE:  If HRP has done nothing wrong, it has nothing to worry about.  All HRP has to do to maintain its existing and untouched ballot status is to obey the law and follow its own rules.  This lawsuit forced HRP to finally meet important legal deadlines (Goodbye, “Mele” Songsong).  Today, after tens of thousands of donor dollars have been improperly expended by corrupt HRP leaders on lawyers to defend their indefensible misdeeds, and with a vote for a new state chair less than one week away, RINOs are today ratcheting up the B.S. machine several notches higher by pretending that Republicans won’t be allowed on the ballot in 2024 or ever again.

HIRA News calls “bullshit” on this RINO nonsense.  Nakanelua knows better, Walden knows better, Ready knows better, and Yoder knows better.  And the RNC and its lawyers know better, which is why they don’t get involved with HRP nonsense resulting from RINO misbehavior.  Again, once HRP starts following its own rules and starts obeying state and federal laws, there’s NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.  Republicans are on Hawaii’s ballot in 2024.  But that’s precisely why RINOs refuse to talk about the merits of this case and refuse to admit why it was filed.  HRP’s thug leadership cabal has had a long time to admit to the error of its ways and a long time to promise to do better.  But with RINO insiders cheating like crazy to retain control of HRP (which makes local Democrats giddy with excitement), the state party is getting further and further from an amicable solution to the lawsuit and a plethora of other self-inflicted party problems.

Mind you, HIRA and HIRA News have absolutely nothing to do with this case.  Karl Dicks of Klean House Hawaii (KHH) is the primary litigant and complainant in this matter.  High ranking party officers are the defendants.  But it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that party reformers were backed into a corner as RINO’s turned HRP into a dumpster fire and kept pouring fuel on the flames with endless wrongdoing.

Let’s be honest – the lawsuit only has merit if its allegations are true.  And the defendants (the crooked party officers, to put a fine point on it) are OPENLY ADMITTING that this case is legitimate by portraying a bleak future for HRP as a party which will no longer be allowed on the ballot in Hawaii due to this lawsuit.  Otherwise, to be clear, if HRP thug officers were really innocent, then two things would be true:  (1) The now expensive legal case would have already been thrown out by the judge months and months ago; (2) these RINO’s wouldn’t be obsessed with mischaracterizing this suit as a death blow to HRP.  They’d instead be proudly raising money off of winning the lawsuit just like it shamelessly tried to raise money recently off those poor souls killed in Lahaina.  If the Dicks v HRP lawsuit was indeed frivolous, wouldn’t RINOs simply be making fun of the litigation instead of portraying the entire situation as a hopelessly lost cause in which “The Hawaii Libertarian Party would theoretically become the ‘second party’ instead of the ‘third party.’”  [Won’t somebody please pull the theoretical meth pipe out of Andrew Walden’s drama queen mouth?]

THE BIG TAKEAWAY:  The only death blows being dealt to HRP are the self-inflicted wounds from the raging corruption, raging liberalism, and raging incompetence of the fake Republicans leading the party for years and years and years.  They should ALL RESIGN TODAY.  Every member of HRP’s Executive Committee and every member of the governing State Committee.  Every last one of them.  THEY are the reason things have gotten so bad.  THEY are the reason Democrats sleep so well at night.  THEY are the ones who allowed corruption, incompetence and liberalism to thrive unchecked for so long in Hawaii’s chapter of the RNC.  HRP needs to start over from scratch.  No crooked officers.  No lousy office suite.  Just a strong set of beliefs which inspire, mobilize, and energize Republicans in Hawaii to persuade voters to let Republicans rescue the Aloha State and its residents from the horrible Democrat Political Machine.  THEN, we can build a real party rather than merely fueling a dumpster fire.





Mililani, Hawai’i — The humiliating firing of a longtime professional politician was the order of the day at this weekend’s low-key state convention of the Hawai’i Republican Party, held in a high school cafetorium in Mililani.  Republican delegates voted decisively to tell RINO state representative Gene Ward (“R” – Hawai’i Kai) that his services were no longer needed nor even desired as the party’s national committeeman; a position held by Ward since May 2016.

After years of revealing himself to be hopelessly liberal, extremely corrupt and as incompetent as Joe Biden, Gene Ward sowed the seeds for his own demise through his legislative support for amnesty for the tens of thousands of illegal aliens in Hawai’i as well as support for importing foreigners to take jobs from island residents, support for the Democrat “mail-in voting” law, putting an illegal noncitizen on the ballot as a Republican on the Waianae Coast, support for creating an Obamacare exchange in Hawaii, support for socialism in the form of “Universal Basic Income”, support for Hawaii’s job-killing “global warming” bill, partnering with Democrats to train Democrat candidates for office, helping HART to eliminate annual audits of the rail boondoggle, as well as supporting a laundry list of progressive policies which would make many Democrats blush – voting with Democrats 80% of the time or more, year after year, which the notoriously whiny liberal bitch Gene Ward hilariously described a few days ago as ‘busting his backside’ (while hilariously threatening to go to the lawyers at the RNC to protect his now terminated job at the Hawaii GOP).  It also didn’t help that Ward could always be counted on for decades to abuse his power to force Republicans in Hawai’i to remain at the mercy of corrupt, liberal and incompetent party leaders who always made sure that a conservative political revolution would never, ever be led by the Hawai’i GOP in our lifetimes.

Ward’s RINO vision of Republican candidates politicians operating as non threatening, status quo preserving community celebrities — like Val Okimoto and Lauren Cheape and Andria Tupola, who pretend to be Republican but vote just like Democrats — didn’t sit well with increasing numbers of disaffected party members, donors and volunteers who finally saw through Ward’s lame act.  In fact, Gene “minority leader emeritus” Ward’s opinion of himself is so high that he considered having to attend required party meetings in Hawai’i and on the mainland (aka “the continent” if you’re a USA hating, kingdom loving sovereignty nutjob) as merely optional because he was afraid of “being caught in the crossfire and squabbles” at these meetings.  Yes, Gene actually said these words last week.  What a total pussy!

In a final act of desperation to save himself the embarrassment of losing the second highest position in the Hawaii GOP, Ward even enlisted fellow members of the state legislature’s tiny “Republican” caucus to mount a last-minute campaign to save Ward from humiliation by lending their support to the Hawai’i GOP’s own Joe Biden.

WARNING:  The active involvement of RINO state house members Lauren Cheape, Elijah Pierick, David Alcos and Diamond Garcia show how deeply the corruption has rotted the GOP’s miniature state party which sees Democrats holding 113 of the 120 elected positions in Hawaii’s county, state and federal government political seats.  As HIRA News will exclusively report soon, It should come as no surprise that the State Attorney General and her investigators have been protecting Ward along with several of these Democrat-enabling incumbents from prosecution by ignoring whistleblower reports and mountains of evidence of illegally misusing their state offices (as well as laundering the money and hiding the financials through wire fraud).

The many political scandals involving Gene Ward himself are too numerous to even list here, to include his manipulation of the Hawaii GOP for the benefit of Democrats and pushing closet Democrats like Beth Fukumoto, Kym Pine-Ryglowski, Cynthia Thielen, Charles Djou and Aaron “Ling” Johanson on unsuspecting party members (and the public) as Republican candidates.  But, other than his supportive RINO colleagues at the State Capitol (including his former staffer and recent state chair Diamond Garcia), you should know that his biggest supporters are the very same crooks put in charge of the 2024 Hawai’i Trump campaign:  Shirlene Ostrov (state chair), Maryann “Mele” Songsong (co-chair), Steve Holck (co-chair), Sheila Walker (coalitions lead), Steve Yoder (Kauai chair), Greg Lussier (Maui chair) and Gene Ward himself, just to name a few of the RINO infiltrators of Team Trump Hawaii.  Thanks to this crooked cabal of losers, neither Trump nor his eventual running mate nor any other Republican challengers up and down the ticket in Hawaii has any hope of success here in the islands.

With just a few short months until the October 2024 General Election (yes, OCTOBER, thanks to mail-in balloting which Ward helped island Democrats to enact here), the damage already done to Republican electoral hopes in the islands by sabotaging RINO’s like Ward means that the election results announced on Tuesday, November 5th will certainly be disastrous for the Aloha State.  While the ousting of Gene Ward as national committeeman Gene Ward is surely cause to celebrate, the bad news coming on Election Night means that there will be a LOT more reckoning to come . . . for all officers of the Hawai’i GOP and all GOP officeholders.  Unless you’ve been paying close attention, you wouldn’t believe how many more RINO’s are in top party posts and how many are running allegedly “Republican” front groups across the state.  Ward is just the first of DOZENS who need to go.  Sorry, folks.  HIRA has been warning you.  We have a long and hard road ahead to fix our party so that Democrats can become an endangered species in Hawaii.  Auwe!

Finally, Ward recently claimed in writing to have secretly donated up to $70,000 to the Hawai’i GOP “fulfilling my role as Hawaii’s NCM. (for airfare, lodging, car rentals and food etc. to get the job done.”  Not a penny of Ward’s donations have appeared anywhere in ANY required campaign finance reports.  Oh, no.  Here comes another scandal.  As of this weekend, ousted RINO Ward no longer has a position of influence to trade with his Democrat buddies in exchange for their protection from prosecution any longer.  To this end, Ward’s woke embrace of cancel culture and the use of lawfare against REAL Republicans was on full display when he attacked HIRA News as “an organization opposing everything the Party does and that has been recently silenced.”  Well, Gene, now that your ouster has made you less useful to Hawaii’s ruling Democrats, HIRA News looks forward to loudly reporting on their prosecution of you for campaign finance fraud, theft from taxpayers, abuse of tax dollars, money laundering, wire fraud and more.  You’re no longer ‘above the law’.  Bye, Felicia.  Maybe your hero Josh Green can arrange for you sign a Democrat Party card.

Gene Ward is just another Josh Green fanboy, reflecting Ward’s ‘deep commitment’ to making Democrats look good while keeping the agenda of Republicans and conservatives in Hawaii on the sidelines forever.

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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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