Sure, our Hawai'i Dems are a bunch of swine, they always have been predictable swine.
Please note that unlike you, I don’t consider Democrats swine or Gov. Lingle either haole or dumb. I was just observing her many contributions to Democrat goals.
That means both Democrats and Gov. Lingle have ideas with which I agree as well as disagree. For example, I agreed with Sen. Inouye’s first instincts – when he made Sen. Obama his second choice for president. And I also agreed with Gov. Lingle when she observed Hawaii isn’t really President Obama’s home.
In that regard, I wonder if you can see the irony in Gov. Lingle and me -- who both love Hawaii enough to make it our permanent home -- being lectured to ... from Afar ... by you concerning President Obama home when both of you left Hawaii behind and ran to places where life is easier?
But if you disagreed with the Governor’s explanation for here belief, just read President Obama’s own words:
From “Dreams from My Father”:
“I kept playing basketball, attended classes sparingly, drank beer heavily, and tried drugs enthusiastically.…”
Those are not the memories of a boy looking back on happy times with local friends: Those are the words of an unhappy young man who felt out of place here.
Or note that he chose to write about his father, whose dreams were of Kenya, not Hawaii -- not about the dreams of his grandmother who was of Hawaii.
Or look at the church he chose to attend for 20 years – and the one to which he took his children and wife. It’s a church that teaches “Black Liberation Theology” based on a 10 point “Black Value System”.
Can anything be more inconsistent with Hawaii’s “Local” culture?
After all, as one of Hawaii’s great governors proudly declared, Hawaii is America’s best example of the melting pot. Unlike Black, Local defines a set of rules anyone can choose to live by – or not. Black is a bloodline its owner cannot control, change or takes legitimate credit for. Local is here for anyone to earn, and it is denied to no one who does so.
Local is an agreement forged by people of many different ancestries based on the right/obligation to receive/extend mutual support, courtesy and respect. It lets those who adopt it see each other as equals. It lets us look past our many different bloodlines (Colors) to see our identical beliefs. If embraced it lets us all look forward to a successful future as the People of Hawaii, instead of pointing us to our separate past histories where reasons to hate each other abide. It gave Hawaii Aloha.
But that never became part of young Obama.
For example, while Hawaii would let him be Local.His church would never let you be Black no matter what you do.
Just look at the prayer President Obama approved for televised delivery to the world from the White House steps at his inauguration;
... Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest ... we ask you to help us work for that day when
... black will not be asked to get back,
... when brown can stick around --(laughter)
... when yellow will be mellow --(laughter)
... when the red man can get ahead, man --(laughter)
... and when white will embrace what is right.
Let all those who do justice and love mercy say amen.
Yellow man? That’s not Hawaii calling.