Welcome to the American Revolution II

Welcome to the American Revolution II
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
"We face a hostile ideology global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose and insidious in method..." and warned about what he saw as unjustified government spending proposals and continued with a warning that "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex... The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist... Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."Dwight D. Eisenhower

Monday, May 10, 2010

Democratic Party: Negative ads aimed at Djou were unhelpful


HONOLULU — State Democratic Party Chairman Dante Carpenter is expressing no disappointment that a national Democratic organization has decided to cease participating in the special election to fill Hawaii's vacant congressional seat.

A spokeswoman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Monday it is abandoning efforts to criticize the Republican candidate, Charles Djou, and aid two Democratic contenders, Ed Case and Colleen Hanabusa.

Carpenter said Monday that Hawaii Democrats share the DCCC's concerns about the election. But he said the group's negative ads aimed at Djou were unhelpful.

He says the ads conflicted with Hawaii's more gentlemanly political style.

Carpenter also says the DCCC has not directly told him it is ending its efforts.

28 percent of ballots in Hawaii special election returned so far

HONOLULU — A bit more than 28 percent of the 317,337 ballots mailed to registered voters in the special election for Hawaii's vacant congressional seat have been returned so far. Office of Elections spokesman Rex Quidilla said Monday that an estimated 90,000 ballots have been received.

The all-mail election will determine who represents the 1st Congressional District for the remainder of the current term, which ends in January.

Ballots are due at the Office of Elections or the state Capitol by 6 p.m. on May 22.

Ballot tabulating begins on May 19 but results will not be released until after 6 p.m. on May 22.


Race of the Day: Democrats on the Run in Hawaii

If you’re looking for a sign that Republicans’ message of fiscal responsibility and government accountability will win this November and Democrats will struggle to defend their reckless agenda, look no further than Obama's home district in Hawaii. In the very-blue first district, a rising-star Republican candidate is leading two Democrats in a peculiar and enthralling three-way, vote-by-mail special election to fill the vacancy left by Congressman Neil Abercrombie.


Often referred to as the next Scott Brown, Republican Charles Djou’s appeal extends beyond the island into the mainland as he’s garnered possibly the most national attention. Fiscal conservative Djou is the only candidate who lives in Hawaii’s First Congressional District and is facing two Democrats – a former Congressman from the second district Ed Case and State Senate President Colleen Hanabusa.

Hawaii’s first district includes the capitol city of Honolulu. It was represented by Republican Congresswoman Pat Saiki from 1987 to 1991. In 2008, President Obama won the district with 70% of the vote. However, in 2004, President Bush received 47%, underscoring the competitive nature of the seat and the opportunity for a Republican upset in the special election.

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