Sunday, August 28, 2016

Wow... Hawaii - where Political Attacks Hit a New Low

If you think the political climate of the entire U.S. is somewhat hostile, you haven't seen anything until you look at a political race in Hawaii. In Hawaii political attacks hit a New Low
Even the leadership from the Republican Party is outraged over the hateful things one of their own party has put out against a challenger who is Hindu. Just look at the vicious advertisement put out by the hateful candidate.
 Below is the article from the Honolulu Hawaii Civil Beat news.

Hawaii GOP Chair Denounces His Own Party’s US House Nominee


The chair of the Hawaii Republican Party is urging party members to disavow the candidacy of the GOP nominee for the 2nd Congressional District, which represents the neighbor islands and rural Oahu.

“I want it understood by the general public and the media that the recent inflammatory comments made by candidate for Congress (CD2) Angela Kaaihue do not represent the views, values, or the sentiments of our Party and its members,” Fritz Rohlfing said in a statement issued late Friday. “Her vulgar, racially-bigoted, and religiously-intolerant descriptions of Democratic Party candidates are offensive, shameful, and unacceptable in public discourse.”

Rohlfing added, “I unconditionally denounce her despicable statements.”

On Tuesday, Kaaihue issued a press release from her campaign directly attacking the religion of her Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, and that of former Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa.
 
Kaaihue also called Hawaii a “Devil Democratic State,” condemned a “local dumb mentality” and said that if “my neighbor Gov. Ige and his Japanese constituents” would settle a legal dispute over land that she said she is involved with, she would drop out of the race.

Then Hawaii, YOU can have YOUR so-called ‘perfect’ pathetic Hindu 1000 GODS leader along with YOUR pathetic ‘career politician’ Buddhist Hanabusa, and your pathetic American Traitor, And my family and I will go our merrily way,” Kaaihue said. She also ridiculed Gabbard’s “moon-crater cheeks.”

Gabbard is Hindu, Hanabusa is Buddhist and Ige is Japanese-American. Kaaihue is a Christian running on a platform based on instilling religion in government.

The hateful ad Kaaihue issued against Gabbard
Kaaihue supports Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has come under fire for comments about banning Muslims from entering the country, implying Filipinos belonged to a “terrorist nation” and wanting to build a wall to keep Mexican “rapists” and “drug dealers” from entering the country.

Kaaihue initially pulled papers for several Hawaii races this year, ultimately settling on the CD2 contest. She won the GOP primary with 7,449 votes to Eric Hafner’s 5,874, though 6,314 ballots were left bank.
Gabbard easily defeated Shay Chan Hodges in the Democratic primary, 80,024 votes to 14,643.
On Kaaihue’s campaign website and Facebook page, Gabbard, Hanabusa and Kirk Caldwell (the Honolulu mayor she considered running against) are described as non-Christians who “worship the Devil.”

Kaaihue has a years-long arrest record, including family abuse in 2005 and a history of violating restraining orders that police officers and others filed against her for harassment.


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