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  • Hawaii's Governor Ousted in Stunning Primary Loss [Obama's Boy LOSES!]

    08/10/2014 6:39:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    A 40-year political career came to a close after Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie lost his bid for a second term in a stunning primary-election defeat by a fellow Democrat and state senator who defied party leadership to challenge the incumbent. A second intraparty fight for U.S. Senate was too close to call. State Sen. David Ige, once seen as an underdog, cruised to a decisive 35 percentage point win in Saturday's primary after being dramatically outspent by Abercrombie, who also had high-profile endorsements including President Barack Obama. Ige said his win "proves that people power can be money power, especially...
  • Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie ousted by Ige in primary (Friend of Mr. Obama's parents)

    08/10/2014 2:44:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | August 10, 2014 | Cathy Bussewitz, Marco Garcia, Lorin Eleni Gill, Kalani Takase, Manuel Valdes and Juliet Williams
    HONOLULU (AP) -- In a stunning defeat for an incumbent, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie was unseated by a fellow Democrat in Saturday's primary election, as voters chose state Sen. David Ige as their nominee in one of two marquee races that have divided the party. Abercrombie had tried to hold onto his seat while disgruntled voters turned their allegiance to Ige, who promised to bring a less confrontational political style. Voters rewarded Ige with a decisive victory....
  • Racial Voting Lines In Hawaii Senate Primary Leave Pollsters Mostly Clueless

    08/08/2014 6:45:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | August 7, 2014 | Harry Enten
    I don’t know who is going to win Saturday’s special Democratic Senate primary between Sen. Brian Schatz and Rep. Colleen Hanabusa — and it’s not just because there’s a lot going on in Hawaii right now (an earthquake rattled Hawaii on Thursday, and two tropical storms are on course to hit or come near Hawaii in the next five days). Instead, the polling picture in the Aloha State is a mess. One poll has Hanabusa up by 8 percentage points, and another puts Schatz up 8 points. Why the discrepancy? Hawaii’s diversity has troubled pollsters in the past and looks...
  • Even Hawaii Hates Obama Now

    08/08/2014 4:59:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 8, 2014 | David Freedlander
    Getting the president’s backing isn’t what it used to be—he looks set to go 0-2 on Saturday, with the two candidates he endorsed in his home state apparently headed for defeat.When Barack Obama vaulted onto the national stage a decade ago, part of his appeal was that he seemed to be from so many places at once. All corners of the country could lay claim to him: He was Hawaiian by birth, Illinoisan by choice, and Kansan by heritage, and he spent his formative years in New York City. He marched through the 2008 primaries by winning in both the...
  • Hawaii governor defeated, senator struggling in Democratic primary (Big Island Yet to Vote)

    08/10/2014 4:55:46 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 10, 2014 | Kurtis Lee
    Hawaii’s Gov. Neil Abercrombie was defeated and U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz was fighting to avoid a similar ousting Saturday after a Democratic primary vote that occurred as the state cleaned up from Tropical Storm Iselle and awaited an incoming hurricane. State Sen. David Ige took a broad lead over Abercrombie from the earliest returns Saturday night, and the incumbent conceded publicly little more than three hours after the polls closed. The Senate contest was a dead heat late into the night; at one point Rep. Colleen Hanabusa and Schatz were separated by a mere 11 votes.
  • Hawaii Dems face tough battles for gov, Senate

    08/09/2014 5:24:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 9, 2014 3:32 AM EDT | Cathy Bussewitz
    As the final days of campaigning drew to a close in Hawaii’s dramatic primary races, a pair of hurricanes thrashed toward the islands. The storms posed considerable risk, but for Gov. Neil Abercrombie, they also represented an opportunity to cast himself as a steady leader with a strong emotional connection to people in the state. […] … The incumbent governor faces a surprisingly strong challenge from a fellow Democrat and early voting was heavily encouraged. It’s not the only race splitting the Democratic Party establishment. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa is challenging U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz to determine who will fill the...
  • Hawaii Dems face tough battles for gov, Senate

    08/09/2014 5:24:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 9, 2014 3:32 AM EDT | Cathy Bussewitz
    As the final days of campaigning drew to a close in Hawaii’s dramatic primary races, a pair of hurricanes thrashed toward the islands. The storms posed considerable risk, but for Gov. Neil Abercrombie, they also represented an opportunity to cast himself as a steady leader with a strong emotional connection to people in the state. […] … The incumbent governor faces a surprisingly strong challenge from a fellow Democrat and early voting was heavily encouraged. It’s not the only race splitting the Democratic Party establishment. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa is challenging U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz to determine who will fill the...
  • Meet the Republican Who Could Take Hawaii Away From Democrats

    07/12/2014 11:12:36 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 9, 2014 | Emily Schultheis
    The Republican nominee for governor of Hawaii stepped to the podium at a fundraiser for the state GOP, greeted by cheers and a standing ovation. Duke Aiona is the man who "will win, can win," a state senator insisted as he introduced the nominee. And the 200 donors and supporters in the audience apparently agreed. "I feel so confident right now," Aiona said in a pavilion lit by tiki torches, nestled in a valley on Oahu's North Shore. "This is a statement in and of itself, to have so many people here supporting the Republican Party." It's an odd sentiment...
  • Democrat: Voters 'Frustrated and Embarrassed' by Obamacare (Hawaii)

    04/17/2014 7:01:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 17, 2014 | Wynton Hall
    Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) says her constituents are "frustrated and embarrassed" by Hawaii's failed Obamacare exchange, which cost taxpayers $204 million and signed up only 8,000 people. On Wednesday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced it will launch an investigation into Hawaii's busted Obamacare program. "This is not a partisan issue, this is an economic issue," said state Sen. Sam Slom. Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie previously predicted "hundreds of thousand of people" would sign up for Obamacare in the President's home state. On Thursday, President Barack Obama tried to rally Democrats to support his unpopular Obamacare program. "I think Democrats...
  • Gov. Abercrombie (HI) In Trouble For Reelection

    02/17/2014 4:04:03 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 56 replies ^ | 2-17-2014 | n/a
    HAWAII GOV Democrat Primary (Honolulu Star-Adv): Gov Neil Abercrombie 47%, St Sen David Ige 38%. HAWAII GOV General Election (Honolulu Star-Adv): Ex-Lt Gov Duke Aiona (R) 48%, Gov Neil Abercrombie (D) 40%.
  • Hawaii gov. calls special session on gay marriage

    09/09/2013 7:25:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 9, 2013 10:19 PM EDT | Oskar Garcia
    Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Monday called for a special legislative session to move forward on a bill that would legalize gay marriage. If lawmakers pass a bill, Hawaii would join 13 U.S. states and the District of Columbia in allowing gay marriage. The special session is scheduled to begin Oct. 28. The bill is the culmination of 20 years of discussion, Abercrombie told reporters during a news conference at the Hawaii Capitol. … Abercrombie acknowledged that some people will be against the bill because they disagree with the concept of gay marriage, but he said it includes provisions—including a religious...
  • Lt. Mike Zullo: Source 'In Position To Know' Confirms Obama Was Never Born At Kapi'olani Hospital

    07/30/2013 9:03:55 AM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 426 replies
    Mike Zullo ^ | 7-29-2013
    Lt. Mike Zullo, lead investigator of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Cold Case Posse with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has revealed new information in his investigation of Obama's birth. He revealed that he has a source 'in a position to know' has confirmed that 'there was no birth' of Barack Obama at Kapi'olani Hospital in Honolulu, HI on August 4, 1961. That would call into question the comments made by former Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle on May 2, 2010. In a nationally syndicated radio broadcast on the Rusty Humphries show, Lingle told the audience: "So I had my health director, who...
  • Sheriff Arpaio's Investigator Mike Zullo Reveals New Devastating Evidence On Obama's Birth Records

    Maricopa County Sheriffs Office Cold Case Posse chief investigator Mike Zullo this morning addressed the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association Convention (CSPOA) being held in St. Charles, Missouri. Much of the information that was revealed by Zullo we have already heard but he also unveiled new evidence that we have not been aware of. Commander Mike Zullo appears in the video at the 36:00 mark. The audio and video from the streaming isn't that good but pay attention very closely.
  • Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz Picked to Replace Late Sen. Daniel Inouye

    12/26/2012 4:56:50 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 26, 2012 | SARAH PARNASS
    Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced tonight Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz will replace the late Sen. Daniel Inouye as the U.S. senator from Hawaii -- not Sen. Inouye's first choice. On the day he died, the late senator wrote a letter to Abercrombie asking that he pick Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, to replace him. Hanabusa made it to the final round of consideration, but she did not win the nomination. "The charge of the central committee was to take all points of view into account, from Sen. Inouye and from the rank and file -- the Democratic grass roots," Abercrombie said...
  • Biographer admits: There was no Obama family!

    06/19/2012 7:51:28 PM PDT · by wesagain · 125 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 06/19/2012 | Jack Cashill
    "Exclusive: Jack Cashill notes Maraniss book puts lie to O's 'improbable love' claim"Excerpt....In all the talk about David Maraniss’ new book, “Barack Obama: The Story,” the chattering classes seem to have overlooked the most significant of Maraniss’ revelations, namely that the story on which Obama based his 2008 candidacy is “received myth, not the truth.” “My parents shared not only an improbable love,” said Obama famously in his 2004 Democratic Convention keynote, “they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation.” This concept of multicultural romance shaped his persona and his campaigns. At the 2008 Democratic Convention in...
  • Van Jones: Death to the 'great white suburbs'

    03/21/2012 10:37:49 AM PDT · by kristinn · 68 replies · 4+ views
    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 | Kristinn
    In a speech with racist overtones given at the Hawaii Capitol Tuesday evening attended by Governor Neil Abercrombie (D), former Obama appointee Anthony K. "Van" Jones spoke at a rally to promote so-called economic justice and fairness by legislating a green energy State Partnership Bank about his being glad that (according to Jones) the'great white suburbs' of the American dream are 'dying.' Jones' speech was reported by Malia Zimmerman of The Hawaii Reporter: In his keynote, Jones did not directly address the bank legislation or other legislation pending in Hawaii. Instead he spoke of the dream being “under threat.” “Not...
  • Mitch Kahle’s ‘broken telephone’ with Anonymous, Neil Abercrombie, Marc Alexander, ‘The Public Eye’

    01/07/2012 12:07:06 PM PST · by John Roco
    China Hawaii Today ^ | January 7, 2012 | John P. Roco
    HONOLULU (China Hawaii Today)- In one introductory psychology class I taught 2011, we played ‘broken telephone’ where students whisper in one another’s ear. Reliably, a completely different message appears at the end of the line, than the original I whispered to the first student. It would be ludicrous to expect the same message. Now imagine that same dynamic, if we had players- each of whom had implicit motivations skewing a story towards Neil Abercrombie, Marc Alexander, or the Public or Public’s view of the Catholic Church. Simply, instead of, “I love you,” becoming something like- “I love you = I...
  • Answers sought on Palafox issue(Hawaiian Senator Quizzes Gov Abercrombie)

    02/25/2011 12:48:02 AM PST · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    Star Advertiser ^ | 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 24, 2011 | Derrick DePledge
    State Senate Minority Leader Sam Slom has urged Gov. Neil Abercrombie to provide additional information regarding the governor's decision to ask Dr. Neal Palafox to withdraw his nomination as director of the state Department of Health. Abercrombie asked Palafox to withdraw his nomination in January but has not disclosed the reason. A television news report, citing unnamed sources, said Palafox was involved in a medical reimbursement investigation. In a letter to Abercrombie on Friday, Slom (R, Diamond Head-Hawaii Kai) said he has spoken with federal sources that say Palafox is not under investigation. The senator had no information about a...
  • Lost in Translation: Gov. Abercrombie Used a Search Warrant to get Obama's Birth Certificate !?

    02/01/2011 4:13:50 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 38 replies
    Obama Release Your Records ^ | February 1, 2011 | Obama Release Your Records
    Video: Lost in Translation; Hollywood Reporter and friend of Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie, Mike Evans, stated that Governor Abercrombie used a search warrant to try and acquire Obama's birth certificate at the hospitals in Hawaii. I missed this shocking tidbit the first 20 times listening to the numerous Evans' audio clips. A search warrant!? Hat tip to Guildgob for pointing out this shocking revelation. Video clip below...
  • Abercrombie asked nominee to withdraw

    01/29/2011 9:42:59 AM PST · by SteveH · 90 replies
    AP ^ | January 29, 2011
    Abercrombie asked nominee to withdraw Doctor says he doesn’t know the reason for request January 29, 2011 HONOLULU (AP) - Gov. Neil Abercrombie's office said he asked Dr. Neal Palafox to withdraw his nomination to lead the state Department of Health, contradicting his administration's previous claim that Palafox withdrew himself. Abercrombie spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz confirmed it was the governor and not Palafox who asked for the withdrawal. Dela Cruz declined to discuss the reason for Palafox's abrupt departure, and Palafox has said he doesn't know what led to his Wednesday dismissal after a month as interim Health Department director.
  • Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie's Health Director Quits (Unconfirmed Probe into Billing Fraud)

    01/27/2011 8:30:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/27/11
    <p>The reason for Palafox's resignation was a mystery, and he wouldn't say whether he was asked to resign.</p> <p>Abercrombie's office said Palafox asked the Democratic governor to withdraw his nomination.</p> <p>"Gov. Abercrombie accepted Dr. Palafox's request and will make a new appointment for the Health Director as soon as possible," spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said in a statement.</p>
  • Rush Limbaugh leads charge on Obama BIRTH CERTIFICATE AGAIN

    01/27/2011 8:26:19 AM PST · by rface · 62 replies
    IRISH CENTRAL ^ | Thursday, January 27, 2011 | Patrick Roberts
    verbal diarrhea from Limbaugh is nothing new of course, the four times married, prescription pain killer drug addled paragon of perfection presumes to lecture all Americans on morality and proper behavior.Rush Limbaugh among others is calling again for Obama to produce the long form of his birth certificate to prove he was born an American. It is a sad reflection that after the Gabbie Giffords shooting that he and his fellow pundits are back beating this dead horse one more time........ The right wing web was aflame yesterday with stories that Hawaii governor Neil Abercrombie had not found the version...
  • People still questioning Obama birthplace

    01/25/2011 10:05:21 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 68 replies
    By: HONOLULU (AP) and - A privacy law that shields birth certificates has prompted Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie to abandon efforts to dispel claims that President Barack Obama was born outside Hawaii, his office says. ......frpa .... "There is nothing more that Gov. Abercrombie can do within the law to produce a document," said Dela Cruz. "Unfortunately, there are conspirators who will continue to question the citizenship of our president."...
  • The Birther Trial Balloon

    01/25/2011 3:28:21 AM PST · by Scanian · 54 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 25, 2011 | Cindy Simpson
    Is anyone really surprised that Hawaii's new governor, Neil Abercrombie, was unable to produce the promised Obama long-form birth certificate? No matter how Abercrombie's words are parsed or interpreted or spun, the fact is, there is no new evidence -- just a story about a supposedly well-intentioned but bungling Hawaiian governor, prohibited from access to the certificate because of Hawaii's privacy laws, who must cease the search before he finds himself labeled another "vexatious requester." The only thing I've found surprising lately was Chris Matthews' tacit admission that a real long-form is indeed an additional document that Obama should present....
  • Obama story about Hawaii past and lost birth certificate(KQRS Mike Evans- No Hawaiian Obama BC)

    01/24/2011 11:57:29 AM PST · by Red Steel · 128 replies
    Youtube ^ | January 20, 2011 | Mike Evans
    "This is from the KQRS morning show from 1/20/2011. Their Hollywood reporter Mike Evans that knows Neil Abercrombie for Governor of Hawaii personally, gave an interesting story about the birth certificate situation. " Mike Evans - ...Neil promised me when he became governor he would cut through all the red tape...end this stupid controversy... He searched everywhere using his powers as governor at the Kapiolani Woman's and Children's hospital and Queens hospital. There is no Barack Obama birth certificate in Hawaii, absolutely no proof at all that he was born in Hawaii....
  • Obama's an American, like other kamaaina

    01/06/2011 9:45:57 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 46 replies
    staradvertiser ^ | 6 Jan 2011 | Cynthia Oi
    At the risk of provoking the birther beast, let's talk about Gov. Neil Abercrombie's unrealistic quest to put down the delusion that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States and thus is ineligible to be its leader. The governor surely understands that reason and evidence will never convince birthers that they are wrong. Their irrationality will not be dissolved by facts because their notion is rooted in an inability to accept that an African American man was duly elected to be leader of this nation. Focusing on his citizenship allows them to camouflage bigotry while pretending they...
  • 'Birthers' no longer 'suckers'?

    01/01/2011 12:02:03 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 249 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | January 01, 2011 | Joseph Farah
    "So we now have three or four liberal Democrats – the 'Hardball' trio and possibly the Aloha governor – taking what had been a birtherian position in favor of releasing the archival certificate," wrote Taranto. And now here's Taranto's delicate retreat: "Our view has long been that the birthers are playing a sucker's game – that they are aiding Obama by making it easier for his supporters to depict his critics as wackos and divert attention from real questions about his political character. This change in liberal attitudes may be a sign that the game is no longer working to...
  • HALF-FULL REPORT 12/31/2010 [Jack Wheeler bets on Frank Marsall Davis!]

    12/31/2010 8:34:24 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 85 replies
    To The Point News (Subscription only) ^ | 31 Dec 2010 | Jack Wheeler
    [SNIP] In 1968, I was a philosophy graduate student at the University of Hawaii uninterested in politics. I just wanted to study Aristotle. But all these Marxist Hate America student protests kept getting in the way. They were led by this wild-haired, wild-eyed hippie rabble rouser whose rhetoric straight from the Communist Manifesto brought crowds of hippie-lefties into deliriums of detestation for their country. His protests ticked me off so much I formed my own student group, Students for Laissez Faire, radicals for capitalism. We made the lefties go apoplectic. The hippie Marxist leader was Neil Abercrombie. He got elected...
  • Hurrah for Hawaii governor's anti-birther crusade

    12/31/2010 4:27:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | December 31, 2010 | The Editors
    A COUPLE of opinion polls show a shocking 27 percent of Americans believe President Obama was "probably" or "definitely" born in another country. Three cheers, therefore, to Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who vows to try to release more information proving that President Obama was indeed born in Hawaii, well after statehood, and is a U.S. citizen. Here's a wild idea: How about a New Year's resolution to fight only about things based on facts. This nonsense has gone on long enough. The Hawaiian islands became a state in 1959. Documents show Barack Obama was born there on Aug. 4, 1961....
  • Democrats Force ‘Birther’ Issue to Rise Again: What Gives?

    12/30/2010 9:24:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 127 replies · 135+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 29, 2010 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    I believe that the president was born in Hawaii. But am I the only curious cat who thinks it's rather odd for that state's newly-elected governor, plus Chris Matthews of MSNBC, both liberal Democrats, to have just forced the "Birther" issue to rise again? Am I the only curious cat in America who thinks it rather odd that the newly elected governor of Hawaii — a liberal Democrat — has just forced the “Birther” issue to rise again?Not only has Hawaii’s governor-elect, Neil Abercrombie, just announced that he is on a mission to bury the “Birther” issue, but Chris “Obama-sends-a-tingle-up-my-leg”...
  • Video: Maya Soetoro Ng speaking at Neil Abercrombie for Governor fundraiser

    12/29/2010 12:04:20 PM PST · by sanjoaquinvalley · 16 replies · 7+ views
    Neil Abercrombie for Governor ^ | April 22, 2010 | Neenz ?
    Obama's little sister fundraising for Neil Abercrombie.
  • Hawaii guv suddenly 'mum' on Obama birth 'certificate'

    12/29/2010 7:06:53 AM PST · by jdoug666 · 267 replies · 39+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12/28/2010 | Jerome Corsi
    Although Hawaii's newly elected Democrat governor, Neil Abercrombie, has recently given a flurry of high-profile media interviews condemning "birthers" who question Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility to occupy the Oval Office, suddenly he is declining to answer a few hard questions.
  • Chris Matthews: Why Doesn't Obama Say Send Me A Copy' Of My Birth Certificate Right Now

    12/28/2010 5:43:01 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 90 replies · 4+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 12/27/2010 | Matt Schneider
    The debate over President Obama 's birth certificate is gaining some renewed interest. First Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie announced that he will try to publicly release the document, and now MSNBC host Chris Matthews is wondering aloud why we can't just kill this "crappy story."...frpa
  • For Hawaii governor, discrediting anti-Obama 'birthers' is a top priority

    12/23/2010 6:33:05 PM PST · by Innovative · 192 replies · 5+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Dec 24, 2010 | Michael A. Memoli,
    Neil Abercrombie knew Barack Obama's parents when the future president was born here in 1961, and he has been aggravated by the so-called birther movement, which alleges Obama was not born in the United States and thus should be expelled from office. Now Abercrombie has an office of his own - he became governor of Hawaii on Dec. 6. - and he intends to do something about it. What, exactly, is unclear. But in an interview this week at the state Capitol, he left little doubt that torpedoing the conspiracy theorists was a priority. Last year, he sponsored a congressional...
  • Slumping in the polls, Abercrombie now says Nazis are after him

    10/17/2010 1:31:08 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Hawai'i Free Press ^ | Saturday, October 16, 2010 | Andrew Walden
    In a shocking Civil Beat report, Neil Abercrombie denounces his opponents as Nazis and enemies of civil rights. He points to ousted Broken Trust Trustee Dickie Wong as an example of “people coming together.” Godwin’s Law applies: "As a discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 100%. Once such a comparison is made, the discussion is finished and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically ‘lost’ whatever debate was in progress.” According to Godwin, Neil Abercrombie, with the polls slipping, has now flipped out and “lost” the debate.
  • Is Neil Abercrombie Lying? - Further Evidence of Hawaii Candidate's Connection to Democratic

    08/10/2010 8:07:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 1+ views
    hawaii reporter ^ | 8/9/10 | Trevor Loudon
    Despite a categorical denial, evidence is mounting that leading Hawaii gubernatorial candidate Neil Abercrombie, is a covert socialist. What is worse, he may be lying about it. In response to a; July 12 post questioning whether that Mr Abercrombie was a member of America's largest marxist organization, Democratic Socialists of America, his campaign issued a statement saying; QUESTION: Was Neil a member of the Democratic Socialists of America or any other socialist or communist organization? ANSWER: NO. Neil has never been part of any socialist or communist organization. My original post included documentary evidence, from Democratic Socialists of America publications...
  • Obama pal slams WND for eligibility reporting

    07/21/2010 5:10:06 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 17 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | July 19, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    The campaign of former Democratic Rep. Neil Abercrombie is blasting WND as engaging in conspiracy theories, purportedly for the website's "claim that President Obama was not born in the U.S." Abercrombie, now running for governor of Hawaii, is a close friend of Obama noted for his role in the eligibility controversy. Abercrombie's campaign was responding on its website to a factual WND report that Abercrombie was listed as a member of a U.S.-based socialist organization. Obama himself also has been closely tied to the organization, the Marxist-oriented Democratic Socialists of America, or DSA. In a section titled "Rumors and false...
  • changes hospital of Obama's birth 90 minutes after WND.COM article but has no..evidence

    07/08/2009 5:33:04 PM PDT · by pissant · 104 replies · 6,835+ views
    Values Voter News ^ | 6/8/09 | staff
    Below is a letter Obama sent to Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu, Hawaii at a Centennial Dinner on 01/24/2009 which was read by Rep. Neil Abercrombie. Obama clearly references this hospital as his hospital of birth.
  • Hawaii can't afford Congressional election (Great news: one less Rats)

    01/11/2010 2:48:48 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 969+ views
    AP (via MSNBC) ^ | 01/09/10 | MARK NIESSE
    Hawaii can't afford Congressional election By MARK NIESSE Associated Press Writer updated 5:25 p.m. ET Jan. 9, 2010 HONOLULU - Cash-strapped Hawaii can't afford to pay for an election to replace a congressman who is planning to step down next month to run for governor, potentially leaving 600,000 urban Honolulu residents without representation in Washington. Budget cuts have left the state Office of Elections with about $5,000 to last until July, with a special election costing nearly $1 million, interim Chief Elections Officer Scott Nago said. Until the state finds money or this fall's regularly scheduled elections occur, one of...
  • Honolulu's seat in Congress may remain empty as state seeks money to hold special election

    01/09/2010 11:17:17 AM PST · by freespirited · 18 replies · 579+ views
    LA Times ^ | 01/09/10
    Cash-strapped Hawaii can't afford to pay for an election to replace a congressman who is planning to step down next month to run for governor, potentially leaving 600,000 urban Honolulu residents without representation in Washington. Budget cuts have left the state Office of Elections with about $5,000 to last until July, with a special election costing nearly $1 million, interim Chief Elections Officer Scott Nago said. Until the state finds money or this fall's regularly scheduled elections occur, one of Hawaii's two seats in the House of Representatives will remain vacant. "Democracy depends on representation of the people," Jean Aoki,...
  • Abercrombie to resign from Congress

    12/12/2009 5:29:39 AM PST · by Pontiac · 101 replies · 6,331+ views ^ | Dec 12, 2009 |
    The scramble is on to find his replacement as the U.S. representative announces he will to run for governor full time U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie dropped an early Christmas bombshell on Hawaii: He is leaving Congress to fire up his campaign for governor full time. In a message to supporters on the Internet yesterday, Abercrombie said he was returning to Hawaii to campaign and will resign from Congress. Details will come during a news conference set for 11 a.m. tomorrow, he said. The longtime Hawaii political leader said the announcement makes him "all in for Hawaii." "We will present ambitious,...
  • Hawaii Democrat Abercrombie Announces Resignation From Congress

    12/11/2009 4:45:15 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 21 replies · 1,109+ views ^ | December 11, 2009 | N/A
    Democratic Rep. Neil Abercrombie announced Friday that he will resign before the end of his term, just days after another Democrat, Rep. Brian Baird, announced his retirement. Democratic Rep. Neil Abercrombie announced Friday that he will resign before the end of his term, just days after another Democrat, Rep. Brian Baird, announced his retirement. A source told Fox News Abercrombie is resigning so he can focus on running for governor. In a written statement, the Hawaii congressman said the effective date of his resignation will be announced soon, and that it was a difficult choice. "This is an extremely difficult...
  • An anti-birther resolution in Congress?

    07/28/2009 7:10:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies · 912+ views
    Salon ^ | 7/27/2009 | Alex Koppelman
    It would make some political sense for congressional Democrats to start pressing their Republican colleagues on the birthers. If Republicans don't reject the conspiracy theories about President Obama's birthplace outright, their opponents can use it to paint them as extremists; if they do reject them, they might have a problem with their base. Greg Sargent reported Monday that one House Democrat, Hawaii's Neil Abercrombie, was doing just that. Abercrombie, Sargent wrote, "is going to introduce a resolution on the House floor today that seems designed to put House GOPers who are flirting with birtherism in a jam .... [The resolution]...
  • Obama’s Zen State, Well, It’s Hawaiian (ugh)

    12/25/2008 5:23:34 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies · 1,085+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 24, 2008 | Jeff Zeleny
    KAILUA, Hawaii — Even at the end of his long journey to win the White House, one question about Barack Obama came up again and again: How did he appear to stay even-tempered and levelheaded while traveling such a grueling road? At least part of the answer can be found here on the island of Oahu. As Mr. Obama walks along the beaches while on vacation, returning to the place of his birth and his adolescence, he is relaxing after the most trying year of his life and recharging for the responsibilities that await. In both cases, friends say, he...
  • Obama contacts Lingle to gauge status for stimulus (Hawaiian Governor)

    12/15/2008 7:02:31 PM PST · by Red Steel · 29 replies · 988+ views
    Star Bulletin ^ | 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 10, 2008 | B.J. Reyes
    A week after being criticized by Democrats for skipping a meeting with the nation's governors and President-elect Barack Obama, Gov. Linda Lingle said she received a letter from Obama saying he is looking forward to talking with her more about Hawaii's potential economic stimulus projects. "I did get a letter from the president-elect today letting me know that he understood that I wasn't able to attend, but he wanted to reach out to me and he wanted to hear, especially, what our proposed projects are," Lingle said yesterday. In the letter, dated Dec. 3 and opening with "Dear Linda," Obama...
  • Abercrombie votes with minority on Iraq vote

    10/10/2002 9:11:42 PM PDT · by Vidalia · 4 replies · 127+ views
    Honolulu Star Bulletin ^ | Thursday, October 10, 2002 | Jim Abrams
    WASHINGTON >> The House today authorized war-making powers for President Bush, giving him the extra muscle he needs in his determination to free America and the world from what he says is the growing threat of Saddam Hussein's Iraq. The 296-133 vote was a solid endorsement of Bush's insistence that he will work with the United Nations if possible, or alone if necessary, to disarm Saddam of his weapons of mass destruction. A majority of Democrats voted against the resolution even though their House leader, Dick Gephardt, was one of its authors. President Bush hails House vote, says, "The days...