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Posted on 05/22/2010 11:56:35 PM PDT by Steelfish
May 22, 2010 Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown
Honolulu -- Republicans scored a midterm election victory Saturday when Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou won a Democratic-held House seat in Hawaii in the district where President Obama grew up -- the latest triumph for the GOP as it looks to take back control of Congress.
Djou's victory was a blow to Obama and other Democrats who could not rally around a candidate and find away to win a congressional race that should have been a cakewalk. The seat had been held by a Democrat for nearly 20 years and is located in the district where Obama was born and spent most of his childhood.
"This is a momentous day. We have sent a message to the United States Congress. We have sent a message to the national Democrats. We have sent a message to the machine," Djou said. "The congressional seat is not owned by one political party. This congressional seat is owned by the people."
Djou received 67,274 votes, or 39.5 percent. He was trailed by state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, a Democrat who received 52,445 votes, or 30.8 percent. The other leading Democrat, former U.S. Rep. Ed Case, received 47,012 votes, or 27.6 percent.
Republicans see the victory as a powerful statement about their momentum heading into November. They already sent a Republican to the U.S. Senate to replace the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts -- a place that was once thought to be the most hostile of territories for the GOP. Now Republicans can say they won a congressional seat in the former backyard of the president and in a state that gave Obama 72 percent of the vote two years ago.
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This means nothing! Only the Dems winning Murtha's seat means anything! We will roast your bellies and grease our polling machines with your entrails!
Obama needs to visit Oahu again and ground aircraft over most of the island for a couple weeks as he did at Christmas.
“Where Obama spent his childhood’ my ass...the kenyan klowntard spent his childhood in a madrasa in Indonesia.
Let’s hope this continues!
Can you imagine how pissed Obama is?
The Democrat bloodpath of 2010 continues. If I only thought the GOP would be worth a damn in the majority, I would be happy.
I really hope he retains this seat come November. His nearly 40% number in 3-way race is quite encouraging. Surprisingly, Hanabusa won more votes than Case. Apparently their “case is closed” campaign worked.
This makes the PA-12 loss a lot more bearable.
This is great news. It looks like it was a rout, too.
IN-NO-WAY called in his cards on this race for his hand picked Hanabusa - about as crooked as they come. When her polls didn’t do well, Obami and the National Democrats threw their weight behind Case. IN-NO-WAY then gave the National Democrat Caucus $100,000 to shut up, it worked. Obami made calls to all the Dimocraps to “vote Democrat”. Hanabuse got all the union votes as the unions goose stepped to IN-NO-WAY’s orders and the discontented Dems stuck with Case.
Obama grew up in Africa and Indonesia.
Initially it was Hanabusa running the “I’ll do everything Obama tells me to” type ads. The past couple of weeks her ads haven’t mentioned Obama. Case has been emphasizing how he’s the big Obama supporter the past couple of weeks.
I wonder if anti-Obama sentiment contributed to Hanabusa’s higher showing than anticipated... or if it was the Inouye/Akaka/union thug machine that managed to pull enough levers for her at the end. Very curious.
Great win, my only concern is that the Dems got over 60% of the vote but they were split. For once, the GOP did something smart and only ran one candidate.
Let’s hope he can repeat in November.
By the way, I was in Hawaii last month and there were so many Abercrombie signs out there for Governor, it was incredible. You could not go more than a mile, it seemed, without being deluged on the big Island with Abercrombie signs.
This is great news. I heard him on The Mark Levin show last week, and he sounded like a well-grounded, energetic, conservative person.