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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.





There are three enormous, fast-breaking news stories reverberating in the Hawaii Republican Party (HRP) today.  Before you donate one penny to the troubled state party — which has a long and shocking history of wasting donor dollars from people like YOU to elect fake Republicans —you need to KNOW and UNDERSTAND these three major developments.

First, the leadership of the Hawaii GOP finally AGREES with HIRA that radical community organizer turned state senator Kurt Fevella is a full-blown Democrat.  Yesterday, HRP state chair Lynn Finnegan and her communications team blasted the “job killer” agenda of Kurt Fevella and his Democrat buddies who want to kill local small businesses by nearly DOUBLING Hawaii’s minimum wage.  Finnegan belatedly described Fevella’s legislation as “a job killer for local small businesses”.  From $10 to $18 per hour.  Yes, a real JOB KILLER which will guarantee price inflation, layoffs and even lower and more scarce employment in the islands.

According to the daily newspaper, State Sen. Kurt Fevella, (R, Ewa Beach-Iroquois Point), is the lone Republican senator and one of 21 senators to introduce SB 2018“I’m working closely with my colleagues,” Fevella told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. “It’s long overdue for a minimum wage increase.”Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 1/20/22

Civil beat reports that, “Sen. Brian Taniguchi introduced the measure with the support of 20 other senators, including Sen. Kurt Fevella, the chamber’s only Republican.”Honolulu Civil Beat, 1/20/22

Democrats are enthusiastically exploiting RINO stooge Fevella to make the wage hike legislation appear to be “bipartisan”; a modus operandi they have previously employed to use Fevella to promote so many other terrible bills.  [NOTE:  Kurt Fevella is not Sam Slom.] 

Fevella is wrong on so many issues and has abused his state senate position to vote in favor of . . .

  • making Hawaii a sanctuary state for illegal aliens
  • jacking up taxes to fund Mufi and Kirk’s gravy train
  • making Hawaii’s income taxes the highest in the nation
  • giving public worker unions in our failed state government massive pay raises
  • stopping the TMT telescope project to impress his woke, sovereignty comrades
  • Wants to round up tourists and lock them up on a military base

While HIRA repeatedly warned HRP (yes, we warned them and we warned them) NOT to back liberal flunkie Kurt Fevella for office since he was merely a Democrat in Republican clothing, backed for years by Mufi Hannemann’s political mafia, they did it anyway.

In addition, Hannemann puppet Fevella endorsed Democrat Kai Kahele for congress while being a useful stooges for the self-dealing labor unions that control Hawaii politics.

Obviously, the disastrous RINO-controlled HRP either failed to vet Fevella and his ideology before backing him or party officers simply don’t care if GOP candidates support Democrat policies.  Sadly, the latter scenario proves to be the reality again and again.


TOP PARTY HACKS UNITE: RINO national committeeman Gene Ward and RINO national committeewoman Laura Nakanelua are all smiles as the flank high-taxing, big spending RINO state senator Kurt Fevella before his announced partnership with Hawaii Democrats to push for a near doubling of Hawaii’s minimum wage.


Second, are you ready for earth-shaking development #2 ??   House Republican “minority leader” Val Okimoto has thrown in the towel and will NOT seek re-election to her state house district.  Instead, even after wresting control of the tiny 4-member caucus in the house from former minority Gene Ward last year, she has decided to become “nonpartisan” and run for a seat on the Honolulu City Council.  Following in the footsteps of RINO’s Kym Pine and Andria Tupola, Okimoto is peeling off her briefly worn Republican label to improve her odds of getting campaign contributions from Hawaii’s political establishment which rewards mediocrity, liberalism and the prevailing attitude of going-along-to-get-along; resulting in the loss of yet another GOP held house seat.  That’s 5 seats in Hawai’i down to just 2 since party destroyer Lynn Finnegan took over.

As you may recall, HIRA warned about Val Okimoto when we revealed how she supports creating a statewide property tax in order to create a windfall for the HSTA union.  Yes, another tax and spend liberal running as a faux ‘conservative’ Republican in order to fool center-right voters living in Mililani, just like her faux Republican predecessor Beth Fukumoto.  Now, Okimoto hopes to join fellow closet Democrat Andria Tupola on the city council where she can likewise vote in favor of wasting billions on rail and giving away the store to city workers while overtaxed residents drive on congested, disintegrating city streets filled with homeless tent cities and boarded up businesses.

Third (as if two aren’t already enough), Bob McDermott has decided that he wants to lose in 2022 by running for U.S. Senate against someone who has 100 times more campaign cash available to him than ‘RINO Bob’.  Refusing to run for reelection and voluntarily giving up his safe state house seat in Ewa Beach, you start to recognize a pattern.  You see, McDermott has done this before.  Back in 2002, RINO Bob gave up his safe state house seat (representing Salt Lake, Aliamanu and Aiea) after only a few short terms in office in order to run for Patsy Mink’s U.S. House seat.  That was the last we heard of RINO Bob until he popped up years later in Ewa Beach.  Now, with another fruitless stab at higher office after just a few short years in a safe seat, he’s doing it again; resulting in the loss of yet another house seat.

So, with Kurt Fevella shifting from the Republican column to the Democrat column and with Val Okimoto and Bob McDermott taking themselves off the playing field, we’re down to just TWO in the state house and ZERO in the state senate.  When the year started, there were FIVE.  Now, there’s just TWO.

In 2022, due to the drawing of new political boundaries as a result of the U.S. Census, all political offices are on the ballot this year.  Team Finnegan is throwing away any hope for a Republican majority in our lifetimes.  Since taking control of the Hawaii GOP, Finnegan has overseen the decline of elected Republicans from FIVE down to just TWO.  Yes, just Gene Ward and Lauren Cheape (assuming they can get re-elected).

RINO Kurt Fevella (center) celebrating his election to the state senate with Finnegan-aligned Honolulu GOP county chair (and Fevella campaign advisor) Brett Kulbis and longtime HRP RINO apologist Rita Kama-Kimura


Folks, it’s not that far from two down to zero.  RINO’s have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams in destroying our party.  If you haven’t figured it out yet, the mission of RINO’s is to destroy the Republican Party from the inside while helping Democrats to maintain control of Hawaii.  Sure, these RINO’s will say all the right buzzwords, but the results are exactly what HIRA is warning.

The BEST way to “stop the radical Democrat agenda” in Hawaii is to stop electing RINO’s promoted by the RINO-controlled Hawaii Republican Party.  RINO’s like Kurt Fevella, Gene Ward, Kym Pine, Beth Fukumoto and so many others.  Become a RINO Hunter and help HIRA to take our party back from RINO’s so we can take on the Democrats.

Anyway, hat’s off for a great job, Team Finnegan!!  You’ve helped the Democrats more in just three short months than Shirlene Ostrov’s RINO thugs did in four brutal years.

Now, you know the very latest.  To learn more about how Finnegan destroyed the local GOP a decade ago with complete impunity and then got invited back to wreak more havoc in 2022, read the TOP EIGHT WAYS that Finnegan and her RINO Ohana killed the last hope for a ‘red wave’ in Hawaii.  Stay tuned for more insights and exclusive news from HIRA News.

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THE SECOND WAVE OF A MIGHTY REVOLUTION: The Momentum for 2022 and 2024 Started with a Bang at a Massive Political Rally in Arizona



This past Saturday night, HIRA News chief correspondent Kai Lorinc traveled from Honolulu to Arizona to report on (and participate in) Donald Trump’s comeback event – the first big rally of 2022.

Kai On Your Side @ Florence, Arizona – As Hawaii enters its third year of Covid-19 devastation wrought by the unholy bipartisan coalition of Democrats and RINO’s that control the Aloha State, the first thing you notice when traveling to one of the ‘free states’ is that red states and red-brained patriots take their freedom seriously.  Arriving at Trump’s Arizona “Save America” rally, it was refreshing to be in a non-socialist locale without CCP-inspired Covid-19 mandates.

HIRA News’ Kai Lorinc with the press pool in Arizona

After only a few minutes, the sheer relief of being able to remove my mask without worrying about the enforcers of David Ige and Rick Blangiardi breathing down my shoulder soon gave rise to deep frustrations about how Hawaii’s political leaders have abused “We, the people” despite knowing that these control freak politicians with their overreach and theft of constitutional rights have done no better at controlling the explosion of Omicron than the leaders of states like Florida and Texas.  As the patriotic pre-rally music swelled, I couldn’t stop thinking about pay-to-play hypocrites like Josh Green who knowingly push the big pharma and big government agenda while the corporate media fails to ask the tough questions; questions like, “Why are you so constantly wrong and why do things keep getting worse?”

Once Donald J. Trump hit the stage, I felt a wave of relief as if I could envision Biden already packing up his belongings and taking his failed policies and that horrible and useless VP with him.  Alas, that’s still three years off.  But that’s just how great our nation’s 45th president is at laying out an optimistic vision which makes Sleepy Joe seem like a soon-ended bad dream.

Backstage in Arizona with MyPillow’s Mike Lindell

Trump’s Arizona speech showed me that we can Make America Great Again and even greater still.  My Favorite moment was Trump declaring that “We are going to take back the White House.”  The roar of the crowd echoed through the canyon.  It was breathtaking to turn around and face a sea of people as far as the eye could see.

The Donald served up plenty of straight talk for highly motivated MAGA activists which has been absent for twelve months now.  Naturally, Biden was in the crosshairs again and again.  It was almost too easy, with Biden failure after Biden failure.  But what’s always been most impressive to Republicans (and most frightening to Democrats) has been Trump’s willingness to tackle the issues which most politicians hide from.

When most Americans first got a glimpse of Donald Trump, he came down the golden elevator at Trump Tower and let everyone know in a carefully worded, and shockingly effective way exactly where he stood on illegal immigration.  Well, that hasn’t changed.  But on the more recent issues of who really won the 2020 election and the resulting January 6th (J6) protests and riot at the U.S. Capitol, Trump unconditionally acknowledged the persecution of his supporters for practicing their constitutional freedom of speech, saying:  “On top of it all, people are being persecuted for using freedom of speech to talk about the corrupt election but more and more information is coming out and it’s coming out far worse than anyone ever thought it could be.”  Yes, Trump should have been declared the winner.  But, with Democrats holding onto the BIG LIE that Biden won, rallygoers were promised that the stolen election would be the centerpiece of the midterm election.  Keep in mind that Biden’s current 33% approval rating finally represents how the country feels about him.  As ‘local boy’ Barack Obama reportedly said about Sleepy Joe in 2020, “Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f–k things up.”  No s–t, Barack!!

Kai Lorinc with Arizona congressional candidate Ron Watkins (a.k.a. ‘CodeMonkeyZ’), considered to be the man behind the QAnon phenomenon

Personally, my most rewarding moment from the rally came in the form of the acknowledgement  by Trump’s campaign that many of his supporters have been persecuted, brutally attacked and falsely imprisoned.  Doubling down on hammering Democrats and the Biden justice department for abusing their power, Trump explicitly accused the political establishment for treating J6 defendants unfairly.  His words rang true for many of us who have personally experienced abuses by Democrats who treat law enforcement agencies and powers as weapons to attack political opponents.  After all, to this day Trump is being attacked by ‘weaponized’ congressional committees and ambitious prosecutors looking to score points with MSNBC and the DNC.

Talking with top conservatives at the Arizona rally, it became more and more obvious that Trump and GOP congressional and senate candidates can count on ‘mainland’ state party organizations committed to beating Democrats for success in the 2022 and 2024 elections.  These parties are boldly exposing Democrat abuses and Democrat failures alike, while promoting a conservative reform agenda which leaves nothing to the imagination about how voters will benefit from Republican leadership.

Sadly, back home in Hawaii, the fraud pulled by Democrats in key battleground states during 2020 is eclipsed by the flagrant and highly documented cheating by RINO’s at the Hawaii GOP’s 2021 state convention – chronic, predictable cheating in order to maintain their decades-long grip on power and to ensure that the stranglehold of island Democrats never gets truly challenged (just enough of a make-believe fall election campaign by the RINO’s to headfake local party members into believing an effort was made, even though local Democrats didn’t lose a minute of sleep).

The focus on “election integrity” by state GOP organizations all over the mainland is severely undercut by the Hawaii Republican Party’s appalling and highly-documented rigging of outcomes which makes it impossible for anyone to lead our party except closet Democrats and fake Republicans, to include those who want Hawaii to secede from the United States and those who are as eager as Democrats to pursue big government, illegal immigration, and socialized everything; not to mention putting illegal noncitizens on the ballot at Republican candidates and even letting them illegally cast votes with impunity.  Yes, mainland conservatives know this about our Hawaii GOP.

Mainland conservatives also know that our state GOP’s leaders worked hand in hand with Democrats like Ige and Caldwell to weaponize law enforcement against conservatives here in the islands.  After all, it was the Hawaii Republican Party’s top leaders who worked with Democrats and the Democrat-run Honolulu Police Department and state sheriff’s department to assault and arrest patriots protesting at the State Capitol against Covid lockdowns starting back in May 2020.  Not only didn’t the Hawaii GOP want to lead protests against what Democrats were doing to our economy, our schools and our freedoms, the Hawaii GOP wanted any local conservatives leading such protests to be arrested and prosecuted.  These RINOs got their way.  So arrests of freedom fighters happened over and over with the admitted involvement of top party leaders.  Even worse, top party leaders have been helping anti-USA separatists and race-baiters to pursue their nefarious agenda by weakening our state and our nation.  Communist China would be proud of the Hawaii GOP and the leftist local politicians who jointly led the assault on those who wanted to protect our civil liberties.  [link to past stories from HIRA News]

Kai Lorinc with Ben Berquam of Frontline America, a tireless reporter-activist fighting the godless anti-American radical leftist agenda

In the months ahead, HIRA News will tell these stories and more.  For now, while Donald Trump was breathing new life into the assembled masses and reenergizing our conservative movement, I was able to take heart in Trump45’s blunt assessment of RINO’s, such as Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger and other phony Republicans:  “They’re falling fast and furious. We’re getting rid of them fast.”

Trump knows that RINOs across the country enable every aspect of the Democrat agenda.  Trump even knows that Hawaii’s Democrats are likewise secure while RINO’s control the Hawaii GOP; a party which embraces the unanimous vote by all elected Republicans in the State House to provide driver’s licenses for tens of thousands of illegal aliens here in Hawaii so that legal residents are forced to accept lower wages as they compete with cash-under-the-table earners who compete for scarce housing and compete for resources everywhere from public schools, to congested roads to social services.  I let it be known to Trump’s aides and fans alike that HIRA is working hard to get rid of all the RINO’s in Hawaii, to include elected officials and party leaders, in order to make way for AMERICA FIRST REPUBLICANS in 2024.  With the help of reform-minded conservatives who are tired of watching Republicans lose (and tired of the few who win voting like Democrats), we will get rid of RINO’s fast and furious.  

Through tireless networking, HIRA made many new friends on this Arizona trip.  Most of them are in the conservative media and conservative political organizing business, many of whom pledge to help HIRA News get the word out about why Democrats remain unchallenged after nearly 70 years in power, despite years and years of bad news headlines which any other state’s Republicans would have enthusiastically and competently seized on to change the balance of power.  HIRA’s new friends are happy that Republicans have a home in HIRA and these political and news networks look forward to sharing our insight on issues we are facing in Hawaii.

Finally, I’m extremely pleased to report that my gut predicts there will surely be a mighty red political wave on the mainland this fall.  But will there be a ‘red wave’ in Hawaii which puts the state house, the state senate, county government and the 4-member congressional delegation and the governorship in Republican hands (or at least much closer than ever)?  Nope.  Sorry, local Republicans.  Not in 2022.  Not by a long shot.  The fundamentals just aren’t there.  After one year since the last election, we have to be honest.  The Hawaii GOP hasn’t made a dent in the electability of any Democrats since 2020.  Not Josh Green.  Not Kai Kahele.  Not anyone running for LG.  Not Scott Saiki.  Not Ron Kouchi.  Nobody!  Dems aren’t losing any sleep with RINO’s in charge of our party statewide. But there could be a red wave in 2024 if the Hawaii GOP’s leadership roster is finally purged of incompetent, crooked liberals.  Until then, stay tuned to HIRA News for straight talk about the state of our state and the state of our party which can lead our movement to higher ground, as fast and as furious as possible.

HIRA News chief correspondent Kai Lorinc at Saturday’s Trump rally in Arizona

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After traveling through 49 states, the Liberty lantern is coming to Hawaii on Wednesday, December 15th. Be there. 5pm. State Capitol.



On Wednesday, 15 December 2021 at 5:00 p.m., the Liberty Lantern will arrive in Honolulu for a rally and ceremony in front of the Hawaii State Capitol as one of the final legs of a fifty state relay organized by Unite the Light. In honor of patriot Paul Revere’s midnight ride to warn of invasion by the enemies of American freedom, attendees have been displaying their patriotism with waving of U.S. flags and by symbolically passing the lantern in a warning to fellow citizens that those enemies are already here on our shores.

The relay began on October 24th in New Hampshire as the Liberty Lantern has worked its way around the country thanks to sponsors such as Human Events, Unite the Light, HIRA News, Bikers for America, Phyllis Schlafly Eagles and many more. Moving from sea to shining sea, December 15th will see the lantern rally move to the middle of the shining Pacific Ocean is the 50th State of Hawaii.

Along the way, the Liberty Lantern has passed through the hands of some notable American political activists engaged in the fight for liberty, including Georgia U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker and Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro (shown here at the Lantern Relay in Arizona on November 19th).

Local event sponsor Eric Ryan, president of the Hawaii Republican Assembly (HIRA), explains the significance of the Liberty Lantern Relay to the people of Hawaii: “The enemy is right here, already surrounding us. These enemies of freedom and liberty are right here, right now, in total control of our government, our education system, our courts, our media and a multitude of organizations and even corporations which are committed to putting our constitution and American values into the shredder. These enemies can’t stand what makes America great and can’t stand our founding beliefs. So, they twist and twist and pervert our values, our laws, and our country to the point that America is fast becoming unrecognizable and the American Dream is out of reach.”

Event co-sponsor Kai Lorinc of HIRA News further explains: “Even though we may be surrounded by the enemies of freedom, there are many, many patriots who are ready to fight back — patriots who believe America’s greatest days lie ahead of us, not behind us. A great many Hawai’i problems could be solved if we embrace the American Spirit and return to our founding principles. So, as the 50th State, please join us as we join with the other 49 states in reviving Paul Revere’s crucial wake up call. Let’s Stand for Hawaii, Let’s stand for America.”

The event will be held in front of the Hawaii State Capitol facing Beretania Street. The public is invited to bring their flags, help pass the lantern, and take part in this historic national event which will be documented and exhibited at the Paul Revere museum in Boston, Massachusetts.

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