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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
    ABC ^ | 8/10/14 | CATHY BUSSEWITZ and JULIET WILLIAMS
    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
    http://politics1.com/ ^ | 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.