Big Island GOP seeks to tweak voting rules - News

Mar 27, 2009 Read more: Honolulu Star-Bulletin 8
The complex way Hawaii Republicans signal their presidential preferences every four years could become simpler if Big Island Republicans have their way. Read more
manini

Honolulu, HI

#2 Mar 27, 2009
"So where's the other 100,000 people?" Smith said. "Those are the people I'd like to identify." says Darryl Smith.

Darryl, those other 100,000 are independents or dissident Democrats. They don't want to be bothered by you.

I know the Democrats also want to change the law so as to keep Republicans from crossing lines to upset close races or races they plan to challenge in the general election.

The law shouldn't be messed with. If it isn't broken, it doesn't need fixing.
Tama Samoa

Kihei, HI

#3 Mar 27, 2009
manini wrote:
"So where's the other 100,000 people?" Smith said. "Those are the people I'd like to identify." says Darryl Smith.
Darryl, those other 100,000 are independents or dissident Democrats. They don't want to be bothered by you.
I know the Democrats also want to change the law so as to keep Republicans from crossing lines to upset close races or races they plan to challenge in the general election.
The law shouldn't be messed with. If it isn't broken, it doesn't need fixing.
"If it isn't broken, it doesn't need fixing."

40 years of democrat rule, thats 40 years of fail school system, 40 years of being a socialist state, worse 40 years in small business that usually creates 70% jobs, 40 years of high tax and high cost of living, 40 years of union control shipping... 40 years of liberal judges who feel sorry for criminals and care less about the victims. 40 years of thick beaucratic crab that affects UH and everything else.

40 years of of politicians who don't represent the peoples choice like civil union. 40 years of slavery is enough.

IF ITS NOT BROKEN DON'T FIX IT??????

gheeeeessee, I don't know, is it need fixing...???
alarmclock

Kilauea, HI

#4 Mar 27, 2009
Tama Samoa wrote:
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"If it isn't broken, it doesn't need fixing."
40 years of democrat rule, thats 40 years of fail school system, 40 years of being a socialist state, worse 40 years in small business that usually creates 70% jobs, 40 years of high tax and high cost of living, 40 years of union control shipping... 40 years of liberal judges who feel sorry for criminals and care less about the victims. 40 years of thick beaucratic crab that affects UH and everything else.
40 years of of politicians who don't represent the peoples choice like civil union. 40 years of slavery is enough.
IF ITS NOT BROKEN DON'T FIX IT??????
gheeeeessee, I don't know, is it need fixing...???
Since you made Hawaii sound so awful (and realizing you tend towards the cup is half-empty perspective), just out of curiosity, I did a quick google check to see how Hawaii rates for livability compared to other states. The most recent one I could find was 2007 and we were rated 19th, an improvement from 22 the year before. Others had us just about in the middle. So certainly room for improvement (isn't there always?) but, really, calling this a state of slavery seems a bit far fetched.
Raymond

Honolulu, HI

#5 Mar 27, 2009
BTW, it is 55 years since the 1954 elections swept the Democrats to power.
Tama Samoa

Kihei, HI

#6 Mar 27, 2009
alarmclock wrote:
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Since you made Hawaii sound so awful (and realizing you tend towards the cup is half-empty perspective), just out of curiosity, I did a quick google check to see how Hawaii rates for livability compared to other states. The most recent one I could find was 2007 and we were rated 19th, an improvement from 22 the year before. Others had us just about in the middle. So certainly room for improvement (isn't there always?) but, really, calling this a state of slavery seems a bit far fetched.
All depends on whats in da cup...bootlight or the liberal coolaid...Thank you google, without you 95% up here are clueless...lol

The state liberal socialist agenda that use the poor to reel in fed money for their rich unions and their corupt politicians.
Tama Samoa

Kihei, HI

#7 Mar 27, 2009
alarmclock wrote:
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Since you made Hawaii sound so awful (and realizing you tend towards the cup is half-empty perspective), just out of curiosity, I did a quick google check to see how Hawaii rates for livability compared to other states. The most recent one I could find was 2007 and we were rated 19th, an improvement from 22 the year before. Others had us just about in the middle. So certainly room for improvement (isn't there always?) but, really, calling this a state of slavery seems a bit far fetched.
Besides, it doesn't take google to prove my point. Read the paper everyday and its a way of life. When you are so use to being a slave to a system like this and its all you know growing up then it becomes a normal way of life. I guess its a phsycho thing...time for change...
Mr X

Barnesville, OH

#9 Mar 31, 2009
"Darryl, those other 100,000 are independents or dissident Democrats. They don't want to be bothered by you."

Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

It is very likely that most in Hawaii who voted for John Mccain are hard core Republicans. Because Obama was a native son, it is likely that his voters included all Dems plus most Inds and even some Reps. Apparently manini has never analyzed election results, otherwise all of this would be glaringly obvious.(sigh)

Also some Republicans may have sat out the election or even voted for Obama. Daryl Smith's number is probably low. I personally know many who vote GOP in State elections but vote Dem in national. They are the kind of people who bathe regularly, hold down jobs, and don't smoke dope. Some even go to church.

The real interesting fact that comes from this article is that for the first time since Lingle won, somebody in the GOP is trying to do something positive for their party's future. I've been hearing nothing but whining and complaining from their ranks for too long.

The Democratic left should be pleased by this. Inouye and AFL-CIO stopped their plan for closed primaries, but if GOP does it it will be much easier for the Dems to do it also. Dems no need file lawsuit after the GOP wins theirs.
Mr X

Barnesville, OH

#10 Mar 31, 2009
BTW it is 40 years from end of the last Rep Gov (Quinn, 1962) to the beginning of the next GOP gov (Lingle, 2002)

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