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Ostrov Installs Democrat Operative to Recruit, Oversee and “Train” Hawaii GOP Candidates in 2020



Aloha Republicans:

Like the zombie virus, Coronavirus appears to be adversely affecting the zombie brains of Hawaii’s misguided GOP leaders, as even more truly terrible news emerged today from the headquarters of Hawaii’s troubled Republican Party. It was already bad enough that state chair Shirlene Ostrov has no idea what she’s doing except how to keep letting Democrat policymakers and politicians win. It’s even worse that Ostrov chose an America-hating liberal sovereignty activist named Al Frenzel to organize the Hawaii GOP’s entire coordinated campaign for 2019-2020 (as well as co-chairing the nosediving Trump Hawaii committee).

Now, HIRA has learned that Ostrov has just put a Democrat operative named Lori Ford (pictured here) in charge of the Hawaii GOP’s candidate recruitment and training for 2020.

Who the H is LORI FORD? Folks in the Republican (and Democrat) Party and the local news media might remember her more readily by her previous married name, Lori Wingard, or yet another alias Lori Maxwell, or by her maiden name Lori Cruz Gorospe. Let’s just call her “Wingard-Maxwell-Ford” to make things easier.

Wingard-Maxwell-Ford is a Democrat operative who has worked for a number of Hawaii Democratic candidates, including Angus McKelvey and T.J. Lane, as well as proud Trump-hating, pro-rail, pro-sovereignty Democrat Charles Djou. [Democrat Angus McKelvey pictured here with RINO Gene Ward, both of whom have taken turns employing Democrat opeative Wingard-Maxwell-Ford]

Now, in the most open-and-shut case of “Republican In Name Only”, Democrat Wingard-Maxwell-Ford is simultaneously running to replace Miriam Hellreich as the Hawaii GOP’s national committeewoman (with the backing of RINO’s Gene Ward and Shirlene Ostrov) while also being Ward and Ostrov’s choice to serve as Ostrov’s vice-chair of the state party for candidate recruitment and training in 2020. Now, the election for national committeewoman (originally scheduled for May 2020) won’t take place until our party’s state convention can be rescheduled some time during the aftermath of the CoronaPocalypse.

But, right now, Democrat Lori Wingard-Maxwell-Ford is the newly-appointed vice-chairman of the Hawaii Republican Party, taking the place of the departed and ailing Jane Tatibouet.

Wait, an actual DEMOCRAT is now the vice-chair of the Hawaii Republican Party?!? Yes. Welcome to the most infiltrated state party in the entire country. Calling the party’s leaders “RINOs” is now an understatement.

You deserve a little bit of history about Wingard-Maxwell-Ford to truly appreciate the depths to which the Hawaii GOP has fallen in 2020.

Here’s a photo of Lori Wingard-Maxwell-Ford taken in March 2009, where she was making a speech at the county convention for the Honolulu County Republican Party. Why give a speech? Well, Democrat Wingard-Maxwell-Ford was a candidate for vice-chair of the county GOP and said she wanted to help Republicans (except that she was lying). However, that same day she lost the race for vice-chair of the Honolulu GOP to Honolulu divorce lawyer (and 2010 candidate for lieutenant governor) Adrienne King.

Only weeks after this photo was taken, Lori Wingard-Maxwell-Ford EXCITEDLY RETURNED TO THE DEMOCRAT FOLD as a fundraiser and campaign coordinator for DEMOCRATS. Yes, before there was even time to print copies of that picture of her making a deceptive speech at the GOP convention, fake Republican Lori Wingard had already gone to work for the Democrats.

That’s right, one minute Wingard-Maxwell-Ford is trying to con Republicans into letting her become an official party leader. The next minute she’s telling prospective donors to give generously to Democrat Angus McKelvey because she now equates electing Democrats in Hawaii with “better government” as you can see for yourself in Wingard-Maxwell-Ford’s fundraising letter sent to Hawaii voters right after this GOP convention where she claimed to want to help Republicans. Help Republicans?!? That’s a laugh riot. Tell that to McKelvey’s hardworking Republican opponent Ramon Madden who got beaten by the Democrat a few months later thanks to treacherous Wingard-Maxwell-Ford’s assistance.

Interestingly enough, McKelvey got busted not long after that for failing to report $33,000 in campaign cash to the State Campaign Spending Commission, which resulted in a stiff fine of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the State’s Crime Victim Compensation Fund — the very SAME Democrat slush fund to which GOP state chair Ostrov recently had to write a $12,000 check from the Hawaii GOP for her failed (and quickly discovered) attempt to pretend that an illegal $11,000 donation to the Hawaii GOP hadn’t come from the sole proprietorship owned by a rich lady who had already maxed out her personal donations to the Hawaii GOP. Yep, as HIRA has previously reported (and the Hawaii GOP has covered up), your donations to the Hawaii GOP are actually being handed over to the ruling state Democrats for use in their slush fund. Don’t worry, Wingard-Maxell-Ford’s former client and boyfriend didn’t go to jail. After paying the fine, he’s still in office.

On the heels of that infamous GOP convention involving Wingard-Maxwell-Ford, Republican party leaders were desperately trying to figure out in 2009 and 2010 how to beat Democrats. Well, Lori Wingard-Maxwell-Ford had OTHER ideas as she was already hard at work DEFEATING REPUBLICANS on purpose.

While working for Democrat McKelvey, the backstabbing Ms. Wingard-Maxwell-Ford also went to work for yet another Democrat candidate who had his sights set on replacing longtime GOP representative Barbara Marumoto — a Democrat named TJ Lane.

You may recall that Rep. Marumoto announced plans to retire in 2010 after representing East Honolulu in the State House since 1978. To exploit this opportunity of an ‘open seat’ and take advantage of the chronically weak and dysfunctional Republican party organization, Democrat Wingard-Maxwell-Ford went to work on the campaign of ambitious Democrat attorney TJ Lane, with the goal of ensuring that a Democrat could take the seat away from Hawaii’s Republicans for good.

In 2010, just months after the GOP convention, Democrat Lane was paying Lori Wingard $500 per week for consulting on his Democrat campaign — a campaign which ultimately went down in flames, when Lane was defeated by fellow Democrat Mark Hashem in the Democratic Primary. Hashem holds the seat to this very day and NO Republican has been able to win back that seat in East Honolulu in the decade since 2010. Wingard-Maxwell-Ford’s dream of permanently putting a Democrat into Barbara Marumoto’s seat had come true. Poor Republican Chris Baron and all the other sacrificial party candidates since 2010 didn’t stand a chance.

From State Campaign Spending Commission

In 2012, with Democrat Wingard-Maxwell-Ford unable to hold down a steady private sector job which could retain her or her employer’s interest, she decided to pursue a return to politics. So, Wingard-Maxwell-Ford turned her Democrat shirt inside-out and pretended to be a Republican again. She decided to become a candidate for office against newly-elected Democrat Mark Hashem. Why? Because she knew from this very recent experience on Democrat TJ Lane’s campaign that it’s harder to beat a fellow Democrat during a Primary Election (especially an incumbent politician like Hashem) than to run as a “Republican” against said Democrat –since you can’t truly be victorious unless you can win the General Election.

That’s when a desperate Hawaii GOP held its nose and allowed traitorous Wingard-Maxwell-Ford to run as a Republican for that same state house seat which she really wanted a Democrat to permanently secure just two years earlier. Yes, this is the exact kind of opportunism and wishy-washy values which drives the Hawaii GOP to this day.

So, Wingard-Maxwell-Ford pretended to be a Republican — BUT she never made it to the 2012 General Election, because she ended up facing Republican challenger and perennial candidate Jeremy Low in the 2012 Primary Election . . . and she lost to Low decisively; with Wingard-Maxwell-Ford only able to muster 888 votes despite all of her supposed political expertise and all her many years of knowledge of that state house district and its constituents.

Let’s be honest. Republican voters voted against Wingard-Maxwell-Ford because they knew she couldn’t be trusted, even though the liberal media tried to provide her with free publicity for her sorry campaign. At this point, it helps to know that the Hawaii GOP was being ‘run’ by interim chairwoman (and Democrat) Beth Fukumoto along with her soon-to-be-ex-husband and fellow RINO David Chang. Well, we know what happened to those two. Sadly, they didn’t take Wingard-Maxwell-Ford with them.

Also in 2012, Wingard-Maxwell-Ford was hired by the Kahua Group, a Democrat consulting firm which has been responsible for the likes of Democrat Ernie Martin, Democrat Trevor Ozawa, and many other Democrat politicians and candidates. Clearly, some folks in town have no illusions that Wingard-Maxwell-Ford is anything but a reliable Democrat and that she’d be a useful plant inside the RINO-controlled Hawaii Republican Party.

The plummeting Hawaii GOP should have seen Wingard-Maxwell-Ford’s duplicity for what it was much sooner. Back in 2009, the Honolulu Advertiser (article reposted below) reported that Wingard “formed a consulting firm, Go Win, and intends to work with candidates from both parties.” As shown in this article, her intention was to be a mercenary working — not for the benefit of Republicans in Hawaii, but — for whomever was crazy enough to trust this two-faced narcissist.

Yes, Wingard-Maxwell-Ford is the ‘political expert’ that Ostrov, Ward and Frenzel have now put in charge of our party’s 2020 candidates across the state. Rumor has it that Wingard-Maxwell-Ford has been passing herself off as a major political consultant on the order of Lee Atwater, Karl Rove, and Trump’s own Kellyanne Conway. Well, if Ostrov, Ward and Frenzel don’t think you’ll mind Wingard-Maxwell-Ford’s two-faced, backstabbing treachery, then maybe you probably won’t. Their deviousness has enabled them to keep control of the Hawaii GOP all this time thanks to a cadre of reliable RINO’s at the Oahu League of Republican Women (OLRW), which is the liberal and illegally unregistered noncandidate committee for which the Hawaii GOP pays all the bills, to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars per election cycle. Funded by YOUR DONATIONS to the Hawaii GOP, these RINO’s at the OLRW absolutely LOVE phony Republicans like Wingard-Maxwell-Ford who don’t really have any intention of ending the Democrat domination of Hawaii politics. Therein lies the central problem with our state party.

Wingard-Maxwell-Ford is quite friendly with lots of Democrats (like “Slick Willie” Espero, pictured here), as well as Democrat convert Charles Djou (who fired her), not to mention full-blown RINO and illegal immigration champion Gene Ward, as well as Ward’s RINO predecessor as minority leader (and convicted airline passenger groper) Galen Fox, leader of House Republicans at the State Capitol under rail tax champion and Akaka Bill champion Linda Lingle.

Harming Republicans comes naturally to Lori Wingard-Maxwell-Ford. Defeating Republicans is the life she has chosen for herself on multiple occasions. Now, Gene Ward and Shirlene Ostrov have chosen this loyal Democrat to help them guide the Hawaii GOP to disaster in 2020.

Perhaps, some folks might believe that the miscreants who control the Hawaii GOP at this point in time are so naive that they are merely ‘being played’ by Wingard-Maxwell-Ford. More likely than not, however, Ostrov, Ward, and Frenzel are ‘playing’ each and every card-carrying Republican across the state, hoping nobody will notice the scam they’ve got going.

As mentioned earlier, Democrat Gorospe-Wingard-Maxwell-Ford is also running for National Committeewoman of the Hawaii GOP, to replace longtime RINO Miriam Hellreich in that position. As the choice of Gene Ward and Shirlene Ostrov for the job, Wingard-Maxwell-Ford would become a Democrat representing the Hawaii GOP on the Republican National Committee (RNC) after decades of being represented by a RINO. That’s the opposite of progress. But it’s in keeping with the direction that Ostrov, Ward, and Frenzel have set for our party.

Wingard-Maxwell-Ford posing with her rivals for the state party’s National Committeewoman position (national convention dancer Adrienne King and party newcomer Courtney Sakai) along with con artist Shirlene Ostrov-Blackburn. The winner gets to pretend that Ostrov is a Republican for the next four years while attending fancy RNC meetings all over the mainland with Ostrov, Gene Ward and Mark Blackburn as the Hawaii GOP continues imploding into oblivion back home.

In a world in which fake Republicans like Lori Wingard-Maxwell-Ford can say without reservation that Hawaii will get “better government” from Democrats, it comes as no surprise that a failed candidate, fake Republican and Democrat mercenary has been put in charge of the Republican Party’s fortunes in Hawaii from now until 2021. Don’t let it be said that HIRA didn’t warn you. We’ve documented more Democrat infiltrators holding too party posts in recent years than can be counted on two hands. Heck, even Ostrov’s mistress and finance committee chair Mark Blackburn donates money to Democrats. It’s time for REAL Republicans in Hawaii to rise up and take our party back. Auwe!

They’ve even given Democrat Wingard-Ford her very own GOPHAWAII.COM e-mail address. That’s Democrat infiltration at its best.


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*** PRESS RELEASE *** Dangerous Facts Should Be Disqualifying GOP Frontrunner BJ Penn, BUT Party Vouches for Dangerous, Unstable Penn



July 21, 2022

Eric Ryan  //  (808) 457-1950



“We’ve sunk to the Hawaii GOP’s lowest point ever”


Honolulu, Hawaii — With ballots for Hawaii’s Primary Election arriving in mailboxes today, Hawaii’s Republican Party is under blistering attack by a local conservative organization for “irresponsibly” vouching for the political legitimacy of troubled GOP frontrunner BJ Penn’s 2022 gubernatorial candidacy and for hiding Penn’s lengthy, troubling history.

In an ad which debuted two weeks ago entitled “Warning to Island Voters:  Secrets of the Hawaii GOP”, the SuperPAC Hawaii Republican Action has committed thousands of dollars in HIRA Action funding for online advertising to promote a 10-minute video which exposes voters to Penn’s actual record of domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, racism, death threats, street brawls, terroristic threatening with a machete, criminal history and behavior, homophobia, deadbeat dad who had to be sued by a foreign baby mamaassault of a police officer, drug and alcohol abuse, and more.  Produced by the state’s 2nd oldest SuperPAC, HIRA’s video has racked up almost 50,000 views and nearly 1,000 comments.

HIRA’s BJ Penn video opens with audio of Penn shouting about “niggers” over and over again while Penn was being arrested in January 2021, only months before Penn announced his candidacy for governor.  Also featured is an excerpt of BJ Penn’s own 2022 campaign video in which Penn appears to deflect expected criticisms of his candidacy as “dug up”, “made up” and “invented”.

The group is calling on Penn to drop out or be disqualified by the party and for chairwoman Finnegan to resign.  HIRA Action chairman Eric Ryan warns that with many island voters already dubious about Republicans, elections have consequences far beyond 2022.  “Nominating a drunken clown, family abuser, and criminal as our top candidate to go up against Josh Green is horrible for our party and destroys any hope of getting island voters to take us seriously.  Penn has no chance in the general.  Party leaders need to stop kidding themselves with their obsession over Penn’s name recognition or his seeming appeal to younger voters.  Our state’s desperate and imploding Republican Party will be long remembered for vouching for Penn’s candidacy despite the many disqualifiers.”

Ryan points out the obvious:  “Any single one of these scandals would typically sink a candidacy before it got started.  In light of Penn’s dangerous and toxic record of criminal, scandalous and antisocial behavior, HIRA Action is raising serious questions about why the state’s Republican Party would knowingly and irresponsibly vouch for this unstable, serial criminal and his joke candidacy in light of the shocking public record.”

Even while embracing Penn and his multiple DUI arrests, the Honolulu County Republican Party has formally condemned the candidacy of Democrat Rep. Matt LoPresti for re-election to the state legislature following his recent DUI arrest in Ewa Beach; demanding LoPresti’s withdrawal from the race with the support of state GOP leaders including Finnegan and new vice-chair Lani Kaaa.  Yet, Hawaii’s Republicans are looking the other way at Penn’s growing list of scandals, which includes multiple DUI arrests and arguably far worse behavior.

Ryan’s group believes that Lynn Finnegan and the party’s entire state committee of officers is flushing the Republican brand down the toilet by pretending this information will never come out.  HIRA Action believes that the Democratic Party has been sitting on the opposition research for certain use against Penn in the general election should Penn get within striking distance of Green, however unlikely that situation seems.

HIRA Action also takes issue with the Republican National Committee’s chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel for overlooking the state party’s embrace of Penn and awarding the Hawaii GOP with an infusion of $50,000 from the RNC for the 2022 election campaign.

Less than three years ago, BJ Penn’s career as a UFC fighter was brought to an abrupt end after league president Dana White decided that Penn’s unstable behavior was reason enough for Penn to stop fighting professionally:  “He needs to focus on his personal life and get himself together.”  But only two years after being kicked out of the UFC, Penn was arrested for drunk driving and unleashed a rage-filled, racist verbal tirade caught on camera.

HIRA Action’s Ryan contends, “Penn was thrown out of the UFC for his recent inexcusable behavior which only seems to have gotten worse in the time just before announcing his campaign for governor.  Even Penn’s most recent history makes him too dangerous and unstable to be worthy of consideration by voters, let alone promoted and vouched for by a major political party.  It was only recently that he threatened to kill his family, spilled cocaine on his daughter and got into a series of drunken brawls.  For the state Republican Party to pretend that Penn is governor material means that we’ve sunk to the Hawaii GOP’s lowest point ever.  Lynn Finnegan’s desperate party is playing a cruel joke on Hawaii voters by pretending Penn is a suitable fit for the top of the ticket for the highest office in Hawaii when they know he is really bad news.  BJ Penn would be a disaster as leader of the fiftieth state, let alone the leader of the GOP.  With so much at stake in the Aloha State, there’s nothing less patriotic than a major political party trying to foist an unqualified, unhinged, highly unstable and troubled candidate like this on the public when Hawaii is reeling from serious problems requiring serious, thoughtful leadership.”

The conservative group also takes issue with a number of 2022 candidates running as Republicans who appear to be vouching for Penn’s legitimacy and seeming to have no problem appearing alongside Penn despite his scandalous and sociopathic behavior.

“Every Republican candidate and every Republican party officer seems sworn to secrecy because none of them are speaking out or stopping this travesty from continuing to happen.  To date, not one of them has the guts to tell BJ Penn to drop out of the race or tell party leaders to cut BJ Penn from the Republican team.  Some have even doubled down by making new appearances with Penn in a show of ‘circling the wagons’.  Right now, everyone in the party is pretending that there’s nothing wrong and that it is perfectly normal to have an unstable, dangerous candidate with all these problems and scandals which would have completely derailed any other campaign for president, governor or even dog catcher.  If Hawaii Republicans are collectively willing to cover up for BJ Penn, will they really have the guts to fix our broken state government?  The more likely outcome of the GOP trying to normalize and mainstream Penn as a viable candidate, ignoring his recent pattern of horrifying behavior, and pretending that Penn is compatible with the Republican brand is that island residents will be even more anti-Republican going forward.  The Hawaii GOP is going down in flames thanks to the destructive leadership and whitewashing of Penn by Lynn Finnegan.”

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Maui GOP county chair Tamara McKay and 2020 Election Denier and congressional candidate Joe Akana, who received less than half the votes than Kai Kahele two years ago yet believes he actually “won” the “stolen election” (click on photo to see video)

Two long weeks ago, on Friday July 8th, a big meeting of the Hawaii Republican Party’s secretive executive committee (just a handful of top party officers) was held near downtown Honolulu at GOP headquarters.  On the agenda?  Two big resignations of party officers (effective immediately).  There was prolonged bickering over party corruption. And revelations of leaked internal documents shared with HIRA News reveal rulebreaking, cheating, rumormongering, falsified testimony (including faked ‘anonymous’ complaints, reportedly originating secretly from a top party officer about a rival officer) about the fitness of that officer, plus even more corruption than usual.  A secret resolution was adopted condemning Lynn Finnegan’s handpicked right-hand man — 1st vice chairman Joel Borgquist — who was censured for leading this attack to try and oust the Maui GOP’s county chairwoman (and 2022 state senate candidate) Tamara McKay because she refused to go along with Borgquist (and Finnegan’s) plan to steal HIRA’s ecommerce trademark “Stand for Hawaii” for use in the state party’s beleaguered and belated 2022 campaign.  It turns out that no vote was ever held by the party’s governing State Committee to approve the theft of HIRA’s “Stand for Hawaii” commerce trademark.  McKay’s integrity-fueled protest prompted Borgquist’s failed attempt to orchestrate the ouster of the Maui GOP chair.

Following a heated meeting, not long after Borgquist’s false allegations against McKay were retracted and the Executive Committee agreed with the defense mounted by Honolulu County GOP chair Brett Kulbis, HRP national committeewoman Laura Nakanelua (aka Miriam Hellreich’s handpicked replacement), and McKay herself, Joel Borgquist RESIGNED his position as chief strategist.  You can read this leaked copy of the approved censure motion by a majority of the Executive Committee against the party’s top strategist here:  HRP_Borgquist_Censure_070822

Henry Vincent, the state party’s vice-chairman for failing to build political coalitions prior to Election 2022

According to the state party’s vice-chair for Coalitions (a.k.a. the RINO schmuck who’s really done nothing for two years), Henry Vincent: “The censure is appropriate based on Joel Borquist’s unfounded and false accusations.”  [Take it from Vincent.  As HIRA has previously reported, he and his life guru Andria Tupola know all about making false accusations for personal and political advancement.]  The resolution read, in part:  “Resolved, the Hawai’i Republican Party Executive Committee in a meeting on July 8, 2022, formally censure Joel Borgquist for his false accusations, unbecoming behavior and destructive actions which have been disruptive to the good order of the Executive Committee and Hawai’i Republican Party, and was inconsistent with the position of Vice Chair of Coordinated Campaigns which he held at the time.”  OUCH !!!!   Naturally, Crooked Lynn Finnegan stood by her Crooked Joel Borgquist, defensively whining to fellow officers “I disagree with this resolution.”  But don’t expect Finnegan to resign until after the coming General Election debacle.  She’s the kind of person who can easily convince herself she’s the most important and indispensable person around.

Anyway, following the vote, the executive committee’s evening Zoom meeting adjourned.  But, that’s only when the fireworks REALLY got started.

[As usual, you won’t learn any of this from Hawaii’s lamestream media outlets which only grudgingly cover the Republican Party in order to seem ‘fair’ and ‘informative’.  Only HIRA News can tell this story . . . and the story of what happened next.]

Tiana Elisara leading an anti-Trump, anti-GOP rally, holding a sign reading “I’m Brown. I’m a Woman. I’m Bisexual. I’m a Scientist.”

The following morning, on July 9th, the much larger governing committee of the state party (aka the “State Committee”) convened for a meeting and found out that TWO, not just one, of Finnegan’s executive officers had bailed prematurely, on the eve of the Primary Election.  The other officer resigning was Tiana Elisara, the infamous bisexual anti-Trump social justice warrior who had been using tax dollars to illegally run “RINO Bob” McDermott’s laughable U.S. Senate campaign (against Democrat Brian Schatz) out of his State Capitol office.  Elisara was Finnegan’s hapless vice-chair in charge of the Hawaii GOP’s woefully inadequate and poorly conceived communications program, which Elisara had also been illegally subsidizing with tax dollars from Rep. McDermott’s office.  [These alleged crimes and more are currently under investigation by the State Ethics Commission and by the Hawaii Attorney General.. Stay tuned for another exclusive from HIRA News.]  UPDATE:  Elisara secretly resigned the night before the May 2022 state convention of the Hawaii GOP, just hours after the ethics and criminal investigations began.  Shortly after that, reports surfaced that Elisara may have fled to the mainland along with a co-conspirator.

With nothing accomplished during the state party’s meeting which could hope to move the political football downfield to beat Democrats, the meeting was adjourned following three hours of non-stop arguing by party leaders who couldn’t even agree to adopt the meeting’s agenda.  A visibly panicked Finnegan pulled the plug on the meeting once it became clear that executive committee members were likely leaking embarrassing internal documents to HIRA News; the kind of leaks which would stop Hawaii’s few Republican donors to continue writing checks to the state party and/or its candidates.  And with Primary Election ballots arriving in Hawaii mailboxes in just a few days (and only a couple of months until the General Election ballots arrive), the listless Hawaii GOP is plagued by infighting and is in even more disarray than usual.  Suffice to say that the Pat Saiki inspired series of purges of GOP members by Josef Stalin copycats Mele Songsong, Lynn Finnegan and Celyn Chonkey got the State Committee pretty fired up.  [More on this story later.]

Like HIRA News, Fox News and its viewers have been endlessly pointing out (correctly) that Joe Biden and the Democrats are headed for disaster nationally in 2022.  And the failure of Vice President Kamala Harris is easily measured in how many staffers are resigning from her ever-troubled office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EEOB), located next to the West Wing on the White House premises.

Likewise, Lynn Finnegan’s gang of incompetent party officers at the Hawaii GOP headquarters in Kakaako is dropping like flies as a direct reflection of Finnegan’s undeniable resemblance to Kamala Harris.  In case you missed it, bisexual Anti-Trump social justice warrior Tiana Elisara was put in charge of the state party’s communications since May 2021. But she (or maybe the right pronoun is ‘they’?) is out, effective immediately. And some dude in the jewelry business from the mainland, Joel Borgquist. who nobody in politics has ever heard of before yet was handpicked by Finnegan has resigned effective immediately as the state party’s top strategist — a guy with highly questionable political strategy experience from somewhere on the mainland . . . maybe.  Certainly not enough experience to survive a few months without getting ousted over making false allegations.

Yep, they’re both gone. Just like that. Sad. Election 2022 was a once-in-a-decade chance for island Republicans to unseat Hawaii’s Democrat supermajority, as virtually every elected position across the state is scheduled to be on the ballot this year due to the recently completed census and the redrawing of political districts.

The party rank-and-file membership has been kept in the dark all this time (and probably forever) in order to swindle uninformed donors into giving money to the doomed Hawaii GOP, even as many of its candidates are clearly willing to adopt Democrat Party policies as their own (from taxes and spending to ending statehood in the USA, yes seceding from the USA to create an independent 3rd world ‘nation’ run by the same folks who’ve made OHA and DHHL expensive laughingstocks).  Transparency?!?  Fugettaboutit, braddah.  [More coming on these stories, exclusively from HIRA News.]

RINO gadfly Rita Kama-Kimura happily posing with crooked, ousted HRP chief strategist Joel Borgquist one short week after his forced resignation for faking a case to oust Maui’s county chairwoman (credit:  Rita the RINO)

After more than one year of promises and hype, Team Finnegan is being rather quickly exposed as all talk and no action and plentiful resignations.  Yet, despite Finnegan’s corruption and her imploding leadership team, there was no shortage of RINO cheerleaders rising to Finnegan’s defense.  Foremost is Mililani GOP gadfly and full-blown RINO apologist Rita Kama-Kimura, who attended the botched State Committee meeting and lavished praise upon Finnegan and her RINO thugs:  “I wanted you all to know that you all did an outstanding job in dealing with these non-productive outburst(s) …. I know it was not easy, Lynn your demeanor and tone were perfect, controlled and authoritative. Peter (Finnegan, Lynn’s nepotistic husband and hanger on) did a great job very clear and precise in correcting some of what Steve (Lipscomb) had said.  I could see Brett (Kulbis) tense up, as he pursed his lips together and had that look! yet again, firm but controlled! and loved the presence of Celyn (Chonkey, the corrupt HRP rules committee chairthing) being there, sort’a brings a sense of calmness.”  No question about it:  Losers and enablers and phony-baloneys like Kama-Kimura are the reason why the Hawaii GOP keeps going down in flames, election after election, and why island Democrats sleep so well at night.  [SAD NOTE:  Rita the RINO is far from the only locust signaling the coming political apocalypse.]

When those election night returns showing Republicans being massacred by large margins in race after race from Hilo to Hanalei start being read aloud on live TV by smiling news anchors, remember that corrupt RINO party officers believe that “standing for Hawaii” means standing in favor of perpetual disarray, endless cheating, closet liberalism and the inclination to sink the GOP ship while brave Republican candidates and their supporters go down in flames.

Ironically, the Hawaii GOP’s tentative plans for a post-primary “Unity Event” have been scuttled in the wake of the implosion at HRP HQ this weekend. Sorry folks, despite the horrible statistics and scary headlines about how bad life has become in Hawaii for working folks of all ethnic backgrounds under Democrat rule, get ready for whatever the opposite of a “red wave” in Hawaii is. Team Finnegan has thrown the game and squandered the last two years. Better stick to Fox News on November 8th and watch the good news across the mainland. Here at home, it’s yet another lost opportunity in 2022 courtesy of the RINOs in our midst.

Instead of party leaders setting a course for beating dozens of sorry Democrat incumbents based on their terrible records in office and the widespread suffering of island residents, RINO Lynn Finnegan and her sychophantic cadre of leftist losers that tightly control the Hawaii GOP can’t even hold a meeting with fellow party officers without arguing about Team Finnegan’s breathtaking corruption and routine purges of party members who dare to criticize said corruption; even when just trying to hammer out an agenda for a weekend party gathering — the very meeting which was ultimately aborted after nearly three long hours of accusations and counter-accusations and hands thrown into the air. Yes, Democrats are sleeping very well at night thanks to the Hawaii GOP ShitShow of amateur hour and total disarray.  And THAT is the very latest from Hawaii GOP headquarters.  Auwe!

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