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For Democrats in Hawaii, Unease in an Oasis (even the vacationing rookie Hussein can't help)
NY Times ^ | 12/21/11 | ADAM NAGOURNEY

Posted on 12/22/2011 6:00:19 AM PST by Libloather

For Democrats in Hawaii, Unease in an Oasis
By ADAM NAGOURNEY
Published: December 21, 2011

HONOLULU — Hawaii should be a happy outpost for the Democratic Party. It has a Democratic governor. Democrats overwhelmingly control the Legislature. It has Barack Obama in the White House and all the prestige that brings, most recently an Asia-Pacific economic summit meeting with the president as its host, packing this city’s streets, restaurants and hotels with international leaders.

Yet these are hardly happy days for Hawaii Democrats. The governor, Neil Abercrombie, is ending his first year under a storm of criticism; he referred to himself the other evening as “the most unpopular governor in America.” Mr. Obama’s struggles in Washington have cast a bit of a pall here.

And the Republican Party suddenly has a shot of picking up a United States Senate seat that has been in Democratic hands for more than 30 years, with the announcement by Linda Lingle, a Republican former governor, that she will seek the seat held by Senator Daniel K. Akaka, the retiring Democrat. A Republican victory here would be a serious embarrassment to Mr. Obama (though that could be the least of his problems on election night) and would make it that much more likely that Republicans take back the Senate.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: democrats; hawaii; oasis; vacation
Why not just give it back to the Germans and be done with it?
1 posted on 12/22/2011 6:00:26 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Did we quit when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?! Hell no!


2 posted on 12/22/2011 6:03:24 AM PST by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: Libloather

http://youtu.be/L1qcae9rdZc


3 posted on 12/22/2011 6:04:51 AM PST by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com -- Twitter @KingCorey_Com)
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To: Libloather

I think MooseShell should be out in the fields chopping pineapples to put up in the WH stores for the rest of her term.


4 posted on 12/22/2011 6:08:43 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Libloather

Who’ll eat our spam then?


5 posted on 12/22/2011 6:13:12 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Paladin2

Do they still raise pineapples in Hawaii ?


6 posted on 12/22/2011 6:16:23 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Gimme that old time fossil fuel.)
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To: Dr. Ursus

Who can afford Spam, Have you priced it lately?


7 posted on 12/22/2011 6:17:42 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Libloather

“Goodby Frank.”
“What’s going on Steve?”
“I’ve been reassigned to Greenland.”
“Why?”
“Some stray cat got in and crapped on the lawn.”
“So?”
“So, I went and got a bowl to clean it up and I left the bowl by the pool and the President got it and told everybody it was the best poi he’s ever had.”
“Stay warm, Steve.”


8 posted on 12/22/2011 6:18:47 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Paladin2

Little news for ya... pineapple as an export from Hawaii is no longer an economic producer for the Isles... pineapples for world and US export are largely grown in china. In fact, it is the same with sugar cane. Hawaii’s once big exports are no more. If you visit Hawaii, you can bet that most souvenirs sold there, come from china... democrats favorite place for growing an economy...


9 posted on 12/22/2011 6:20:27 AM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Libloather

——and for all these years, I’ve thought that is was the Japanese who bombed Pearl Harbor-—silly me!


10 posted on 12/22/2011 6:22:05 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhlHtgq-q2A


11 posted on 12/22/2011 6:22:31 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: basil
"and for all these years, I’ve thought that is was the Japanese who bombed Pearl Harbor-—silly me!"

Forget it. He's on a roll.

12 posted on 12/22/2011 6:23:39 AM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Libloather

and Hawaii is blessed to be part of Asia as recently announced by The Won.


13 posted on 12/22/2011 6:26:22 AM PST by rod1
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To: VA_Gentleman

Japan bombed us not germany.


14 posted on 12/22/2011 6:41:48 AM PST by DownInFlames
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To: DownInFlames

Uh....It’s a joke. From the movie “Animal House”.


15 posted on 12/22/2011 6:45:02 AM PST by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

And I thought it was from “Joe Biden’s History of the World.”


16 posted on 12/22/2011 6:55:31 AM PST by Vehmgericht
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To: Vehmgericht
These people are like grifters. Michelle and Barry have no home of their own to spend Christmas. Doesn’t Michelle want to buy a home so she can decorate it and enjoy and make memories.
17 posted on 12/22/2011 6:58:41 AM PST by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
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To: angcat

Well, they do have a mansion in Chicago next to their Rezko pal. It is just easier to take advantage of the taxpayer like the uber-grifters they are.


18 posted on 12/22/2011 7:02:19 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Libloather

It’s a silly little excuse for a “State”. Or for a viable economy. Or for a viable culture. Strategically good harbor, boringly nice weather, pretty beaches and such. That’s about it. Spent four years there and was quite, quite glad to return to the USA.


19 posted on 12/22/2011 7:07:23 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: hal ogen

hmm, when was the last time the ubama tribe went to Chicago and stayed in their own mansion? You’d think they were worried about getting served or something... surely the kids would enjoy a traditional Chicago kwanzaa with the neighbors, Rahmbo, Ayers and Farrakhan

is Harrison J Bounell living there as a housesitter? Keeping up the yard and such...


20 posted on 12/22/2011 7:16:25 AM PST by silverleaf (common sense is not so common- voltaire)
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To: Venturer

spam and rice, brah .... heavy on the rice
but da kine also too expensive


21 posted on 12/22/2011 7:17:56 AM PST by silverleaf (common sense is not so common- voltaire)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

You don’t raise pinapples - you grow them.
You raise livestock.


22 posted on 12/22/2011 7:53:53 AM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: bill1952

Never raised or grew either one...


23 posted on 12/22/2011 8:09:49 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Gimme that old time fossil fuel.)
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To: DownInFlames

“Did we quit when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?! Hell no!”

“Japan bombed us not germany.”

“He’s on a roll”

(Animal House)


24 posted on 12/22/2011 8:26:49 AM PST by READINABLUESTATE (Millions of government bureaucrats are gang raping and choking the life out of America.)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

Glad you got it. Geesh.


25 posted on 12/22/2011 8:43:48 AM PST by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: bill1952

What about raising cane/cain?


26 posted on 12/22/2011 10:05:51 AM PST by Paladin2
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