My Lefty Newspaper Endorses Republican

Welina mai e nā makamaka heluhelu o māua ola i Moku o Keawe

(Greetings readers of Our Life on The Big Island of Hawai’i)

In a surprising Lāpule Nūpepa (Sunday Newspaper edition) editorial, the Tribune-Herald endorses the Republican Candidates Duke Aiona and Lynn Finnegan, for Governor and Lt. Governor.

Former U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D) is experienced and feisty, but we fear his left-leaning nature will result in more taxes, fewer jobs and bigger government.

Duke Aiona (R) is far more conservative than Linda Lingle — and that worries us — but he can be trusted to fight the Democrat-controlled Legislature’s inevitable attempts to squeeze more money out of businesses and taxpayers.

More than anything, though, the choice boils down to this: Hawaii simply cannot afford to return to the days when one political party controls both the executive and legislative branches. One-party rule is bad for Hawaii — especially during these troubling economic times.

Why voting for the Republican worries the paper is unclear.  The paper doesn’t go into any detail why, but we can surmise the newspapers left of center reporting is the real reason.   However, they’ve nailed who Abercrombie is, a tax and spend democrat.  They know Abercrombie base is the teachers unions and SEIU.

Eight years of the Republican Linda Lingle administration has been met with a hostile and extremist democrat legislature.  Duke Aiona and Lynn Finnegan are local people with deep local values.  Abercrombie is a transplant from Buffalo, New York.  Abercrombie, a 10 year senator for the 1st district of Hawai’i has had a unremarkable resume’, except to follow the bidding of Dan Inouye.  The record show bloated government, union cronyism, and staggering taxes.

In a second surprise endorsement, the paper likes Marlene Hapai for the 4th District in Hawai’i.  That’s my district and I did vote for Marlene Hapai.  I met with Marlene and I believe she has better grasp on the local issues on the Big Island.

Now, my endorsements:

We Endorse Duke Aiona and Lynn Finnegan, Governor, Lt Governor

We endorse Cam Cavasso for U.S. Senate over Daniel Inouye

We endorse Charles Djou for U.S. Representative District 1 over Colleen Hanabusa

We endorse John Willougby for U.S. Representative District 2 over Mazie Hirono

We endorse Marlene Hapai for State Representative District 4 over Faye Hanohano

We choose these candidates for their policies on lower taxes, smaller government, and fiscal responsibility.

Just to make the elections even more confusing.  There were 21 Ballot Measures, questions.

My Lefty Newspaper Endorses Republican

I might reconsider my subscription renewal



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