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

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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.”

https://thehawaiirepublicanparty.com/2024-presidential-caucus

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

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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

 

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 HIRANews.com 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

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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.]

 

GET THE HAWAII GOP’S MESSAGE YET??

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 . . .

QUOTES FROM TAMARA MCKAY SUPPORTER AND FELLOW
HAWAII GOP STATE COMMITTEE LEADER JACOB WIENCEK,
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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HERE ARE SOME ADDITIONAL INSIGHTS ABOUT TAMARA MCKAY’S STAR SPEAKER HEADLINING THE HAWAII GOP’S UPCOMING “MASK” FUNDRAISER . . .

 

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THE CORRUPTION CONTINUES: New Financial Scandals Threaten to Topple New Hawaii GOP State Chair Tamara McKay

Breaking News: Illegal HRP Fundraiser Under Investigation By Law Enforcement

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THE CORRUPTION CONTINUES:  New Financial Scandals Threaten to Topple New Hawaii GOP State Chair

Honolulu, Hawaii – As of this past Saturday night, the selection of a new state chair – the sixth chair since February – for the Hawaii Republican Party (HRP) is now over and the state party now has a chairperson to last through the 2024 election.  Or will she?  In a fast-moving case of buyer’s remorse, a growing number of party officers who supported the winning candidate at Saturday night’s election held at HRP headquarters and via Zoom have contacted HIRA News since they are having second thoughts after learning about the fast-growing campaign finance scandal which threatens to put the party into even deeper debt.

While Cheatin’ Sheila Walker may have lost the close and hard fought campaign with just 25 votes to Tamara McKay’s 31 votes on the party’s governing ‘State Committee’ (no thanks to the hamfisted attempts by self-destructive interim chair Clueless Laura Nakanelua and her RINO comrades to rig the outcome in favor of Walker), HRP’s finance chair turned state chair McKay has quickly embroiled the state GOP in a scandal already under investigation by state attorney general Anne Lopez and the Honolulu city prosecutor Steven Alm, in addition to lawyers and staffers at the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission (CSC).

Long story short:  the recent micro-fundraiser organized by McKay and held at party headquarters only last month (on August 19th) may end up costing HRP more money in fines and legal defense fees than the paltry $6,200 raised.

That’s a really serious problem for a party which ended up $70,000+ in debt following McKay’s tumultuous two-year tenure on HRP’s ‘Executive Committee’ – during which time McKay reportedly did and said absolutely nothing in the face of unauthorized spending, phony bookkeeping, and bogus treasurer’s reports; the very fiscally reckless circumstances which led to the party’s massive (and growing) debt problem.

The “revive and thrive” fundraiser, which was apparently envisioned by McKay as an opportunity to impress potential State Committee voters before announcing her campaign for state chair, was operated illegally as an under-the-table, off-the-radar fundraiser which clearly violates state laws designed to ensure transparency in the world of campaign finance.  McKay, the sixth individual since the start of 2023 to lead the troubled party, knowingly failed to register the event as required by law with the CSC before the event was to take place.

Yes, state law requires that all political fundraisers be registered in advance with the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission in furtherance of transparency.  Voters have a right to know which politicians, which political parties, and which special interest groups are holding fundraisers, along with when, where, and how much tickets sell for, and who is paying for the fundraiser (and who is benefitting from the proceeds).  McKay knows this registration is required and has done it before, such as she did for this GOP fundraiser last year:

Now, there’s no question that McKay knows she must notify the CSC in advance of a fundraiser, that it was her responsibility and that she already knew how to do so.

Well, the event’s organizer, HRP finance chair (now HRP State Chair) Tamara McKay, broke that law.  Hawaii Revised Statute §11-342:

Following interim chair Laura Nakanelua’s takeover of the vacant state chair position (departed by Lohi Goodwin who assumed power briefly after the resignation of Tom Dilhouse), Nakanelua quickly moved to fire Brett Kulbis as chairman of HRP’s powerful rules committee.  However, despite their frosty relationship, Nakanelua opted to retain HRP finance chair Tamara McKay in that fundraising position, as McKay had already taken charge of the ‘revive and thrive’ event and the pressure was building to pay HRP’s $70,000 in unpaid bills.  As the law reads:  “The person in charge of the fundraiser shall file the notice with the commission prior to the fundraiser.”  That ‘person’ is the “Event Organizer”:  HRP’s new state chair Tamara McKay.

 

To be sure, at this point in 2023, there are three different ‘noncandidate committees’ which have given notice to the CSC about fundraisers since the last election:  Hawaii Democrats, Hawaii Republicans, and RINO Women on Oahu.  All five of the group’s registered fundraising events have been held in 2023.  Two fundraisers in question were organized by HRP:  the “Kuhio Day” fundraiser on March 26th and the Oahu county GOP’s “painting party” on July 22nd.  HOWEVER, as you can see, HRP’s August 19th “Revive and Thrive” fundraiser is nowhere to be found as a legally registered fundraiser.  That’s because the event was kept secret from the CSC and from the public.  A deliberate and knowing violation of §11-342.

 

Under Tamara McKay’s, HRP knowingly failed to file a notice of this fundraiser before the HRP microfundraising event and that failure continues to this very day, nearly one month later.

 

Just ask RINO and fake ‘hate crime’ victim Andria Tupola about the $1,150 fine her campaign committee was forced by the CSC to pay for the exact same violation.  Just like HRP finance chair (now state chair) McKay with last month’s HRP event, Tupola didn’t bother to register her secret February 2021 fundraiser in advance with the CSC.  It wasn’t until HIRA News alerted the CSC about Tupola’s secret fundraiser that Tupola finally complied with the law . . . and was fined $1,150 for her violation of §11-342.  By the time the civil component of this lawbreaking was adjudicated, Tupola belatedly registered her February fundraiser at the end of September that same year.

Tommy Waters and Rail Transit Cabal Leaders all showed up for the Tupola fundraiser

 

That’s right.  Tupola’s fundraiser, held ostensibly to shakedown the rail industry and other special interests (which enjoy being showered with taxpayer money by Tupola and her equally ‘generous’ big spending pals on the Honolulu City Council), was held in February.  But the suddenly pro-rail councilmember didn’t get around to notifying the CSC about the fundraiser for seven months.  SHE WAS FINED $1,150, as shown in this never before published screenshot from her campaign finance report on file with the CSC.

 

That’s the price for failing to uphold transparency and failure to obey the law.

But that’s the least of the fines that HRP needs to worry about, because that’s not Tamara McKay’s only problem.

The stated goal of HRP’s August 2023 ‘revive and thrive’ fundraiser was to sell 200 tickets at $75 each and raise $15,000 for HRP.  One week before the event, only 15 tickets had been sold.  Then, on August 8th, the Maui wildfire ravaged Lahaina.  With ticket sales for McKay’s HRP event stalling and the fundraiser about to become a total flop, the Lahaina wildfire disaster hit the news and sparked an idea.  This tragedy gave McKay and her finance committee the notion to adopt a predatory fundraising strategy which exploited the public sympathy for Maui wildfire’s devastation to put money in HRP’s coffers.

The problem is that this clever rebranding of HRP’s fundraiser into a Maui Wildfire Relief event is completely illegal.  State regulated political parties, operating as ‘noncandidate committees’ are prevented from raising monies and then spending monies on unauthorized expenditures which are unrelated to the political mission of the committee.  The rules are even tighter for political parties than for candidates.  So when McKay promoted last month’s party fundraiser with the promise that “a portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Maui Wildfire Relief”, that placed HRP in the position of engaging in fraudusing an illegal tactic to sell political fundraiser tickets.  Sources at the CSC tell HIRA News that HRP treasurer Jodi Beaty inquired ahead of time with CSC about the legality of using this event to raise money for HRP and for Maui and was told “not legal”.  Clearly, HRP went ahead anyway and exploited the tragedy to sell tickets which weren’t selling well before the rebranding.

 

Suddenly, it’s no longer a mystery why HRP’s leaders attempted to keep a lid on the illegality by forging ahead with an under-the-radar, unregistered fundraiser in the hopes that law enforcement would never find out.  Such lawbreaking constitutes a deliberate and knowing violation of §11-342.  This gets into felony territory . . . but more about felonies later this week.

 

Ultimately, just 50 people showed up which brought in a little over $6,000 . . . most or all of which could very well be seized from HRP by law enforcement agencies to cover fines.  Even if the rumors are true and that HRP has disbursed some of this money to the Maui County GOP for charitable purposes, the party is stuck with having illegally raised monies from this unlawfully unregistered and fraudulent event.

In her campaign speech on Saturday night, McKay boasted about the fundraiser, stating: “We showed what we could do on a small scale . . . We raised $5,000 for the party and we raised over $1,200 to give to Maui county.”  Members of HRP’s State Committee probably don’t recall approving any expenditures from this event because they didn’t.  Just like they didn’t approve laws being casually broken by rookie party leaders desperate to show that they ‘know’ how to deal with a desperate financial situation . . . and hoping they wouldn’t get caught.

This is just the tip of the iceberg of the campaign finance violations and other laws broken by HRP in just the last few months.  In the days ahead, HIRA News will present Part Two of the self-inflicted Tamara McKay financial scandal and related lawbreaking which will consume time and money and energy from HRP – time and money and energy which was supposed to be put into ending the dominance of Democrats in Hawaii since 1954, 70 years ago next year.

Will the Hawai’i GOP become infamous before Election Day for being led by a criminal?  Someone who knowingly broke the law and will soon cost the Hawaii GOP more in BRAND NEW FINES than was raised in its recent fundraiser??  All we can tell you at this point is that Saturday night’s celebration has quickly turned to scandal, as HRP treasurer Jodi Beaty and chairman Tamara McKay are embroiled in more financial scandals than meets the eye.  And HRP simply doesn’t have the funds to mount a criminal defense of McKay, Beaty and other implicated officers.

HRP State Treasurer Jodi Beaty celebrating her official nominee Tamara McKay upon her election as new HRP Chair on Saturday night

As the focus of a new criminal investigation by the Hawaii Attorney General, the Honolulu Prosecutor and the State Campaign Spending Commission, Ms. McKay’s recent, poorly-attended HRP fundraiser is likely to cost the party more money in fines than the piddly $6,000+ it raised off the backs of Lahaina victims.

The chronically uninformed and uninvolved State Committee – which should have been performing due diligence as the oversight and governing body for HRP – was instead so busy imitating immature teenagers in high school cliques picking a class president, that they didn’t bother to do any vetting of the candidates for State Chair.  When Tamara McKay boasted of raising $30,000+ for the Maui County GOP (which has no headquarters, no infrastructure, no utilities, and no overhead), they didn’t bother questioning her next claim that all Maui candidates got funds for their campaigns.  Okay, according to campaign finance reports, six candidates got a mere $500 each.  That’s just $3,000 total.  SO, WHERE DID THE OTHER $27,000 GO?!?  Merely having legitimate contempt for McKay rival Cheatin’ Sheila Walker doesn’t excuse failing to pursue answers to this or any legitimate question before electing a new state chair.

The lack of due diligence by the State Committee has everything to do with why Republicans keep losing in Hawaii and why the party is broke and why HRP is getting into legal hot water, right after a shocking $60,000 fine was assessed by the FEC without waking up these sleepy party officers that they need to wake up and pay attention.  With debt up to their eyeballs in unpaid property taxes, unpaid maintenance fees, unpaid legal bills, unpaid printing bills and more, top party officers need to wipe the sleep out of their eyes and take a look at the unfolding scandals which are increasing in number, rather than decreasing.  Voters and the media are sure to take notice.

When the full picture of wrongdoing and corruption emerges, it’s unlikely that HRP will either ‘revive’ or ‘thrive’ in the wake of Tamara McKay’s questionable leadership and illegal acts, not to mention McKay’s colleagues on HRP’s Executive Committee.  Members of HRP’s governing State Committee and the Executive Committee, expected to meet this week, may or may not care about obeying the law.  But they definitely need to care about what voters will surely see as reckless disregard for lawbreaking.  

As HIRA News pursued this story, McKay told us she has “nothing to hide” and that she’s “very aware of the laws”. Then, threateningly added “But there is liable for lies and slander. Ask CNN.”  With facts being facts, HIRA News is more interested in finding out what the liability is for HRP when the misdeeds of its officers, such as those of its new chairman and treasurer, end up costing the party a bundle of money as well as goodwill with voters. With one year until the election, we’ll find out soon enough.

 

STAY TUNED FOR PART TWO

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