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After Acquittal, Hawaii GOP Doubles Down on Trump
By Brett Kulbis @ 3:57 AM :: 1568 Views :: Republican Party

Aloha Oahu Republicans,   Feb 14, 2021

The impeachment vote is over and President Trump is ACQUITTED!

Former President Donald Trump sent out an email blast after the Senate acquitted him on a 57-43 vote. Here’s the message in full:

“I want to first thank my team of dedicated lawyers and others for their tireless work upholding justice and defending truth.

My deepest thanks as well to all of the United States Senators and Members of Congress who stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at the heart of our country.

Our cherished Constitutional Republic was founded on the impartial rule of law, the indispensable safeguard for our liberties, our rights and our freedoms.

It is a sad commentary on our times that one political party in America is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance, and persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints with whom or which they disagree. I always have, and always will, be a champion for the unwavering rule of law, the heroes of law enforcement, and the right of Americans to peacefully and honorably debate the issues of the day without malice and without hate.

This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country. No president has ever gone through anything like it, and it continues because our opponents cannot forget the almost 75 million people, the highest number ever for a sitting president, who voted for us just a few short months ago.

I also want to convey my gratitude to the millions of decent, hardworking, law-abiding, God-and-Country loving citizens who have bravely supported these important principles in these very difficult and challenging times.

Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it!

We have so much work ahead of us, and soon we will emerge with a vision for a bright, radiant, and limitless American future.

Together there is nothing we cannot accomplish.

We remain one People, one family, and one glorious nation under God, and it’s our responsibility to preserve this magnificent inheritance for our children and for generations of Americans to come.

May God bless all of you, and may God forever bless the United States of America.”

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Where Does the Republican Party Go From Here? Here are some excerpts from Drew McKissick Republican State Chairman of South Carolina to answer this most asked question.

"In 2016, Donald Trump connected with voters on issues and it was the rocket fuel he used to leap over 16 Republican challengers. While Donald Trump is no longer the president [because of unconstitutional changes to voting laws in at least four states, and questionable voting tallies in others, etc...], the issues that fueled his rise are still there, and those people are still looking to be heard.

What's more is these voters were incredibly enthusiastic. Political experience teaches that enthusiasm is the magic ingredient that leads not only to more engagement, but the type of unprecedented organic activity we saw on behalf of President Trump.

Do they agree on everything? No. Do they agree broadly enough to form a winning political coalition that has more room to grow? Absolutely.

Who thinks that any of these people will be enthused to see a return to the "old GOP" that ignores the issues that animate them? To change direction now would be political seppuku [form of Japanese ritual suicide].

So why the implied suggestion that we should change direction? The answer usually lies in who asks the question. Some among us didn't (and still don't) want to win with "those voters" and/or "those issues."

Such people need to be kept as far away from any leadership positions as possible. We need to remember that politics is all about math, and successful politics is about addition and multiplication. [And you don't add votes by being luke warm on the top issues]

If we truly want to keep growing and winning, then we must keep connecting on those same issues.

In addition to standing strong on an "America First" agenda, we clearly need to address our election laws.

And we need to stop the incessant whining when Democrats and the media say bad things about us. Welcome to the GOP.

In addition to issues, there's how we communicate our message.

More Republicans need to understand that we don't have to hide under a desk when liberals call us names. Don't apologize for what you believe. Say it louder. Voters will respond.

We don't need a "new" voice, a "new" way, or a "new" party. We need to communicate winning conservative ideas more boldly and broadly. If you can't do that and promote yourself at the same time, please step aside.

Democrats are going to do what they always do: overreach and promote cultural insanity. Republicans should oppose them every step of the way and not work with them, period. Their notion of "working together" is one in which Republicans surrender.

In the meantime, we need to find and promote candidates who understand the issues that helped us grow and who can authentically represent them and aren't timid about it.

So, where do we go from here? The same way we have been going, but with renewed commitment. If we do that, we'll continue to grow as a party. And if we continue to grow, we win.

Lead, follow or get out of the way."

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SUBMIT YOUR TESTIMONY IN OPPOSITION to HB-576 HD1 (Authorizes licensed physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses to perform aspiration abortions), which is scheduled to be heard by the House Consumer Protection & Commerce committee on Wednesday, 02-17-21 2:00PM via video conference. Approximately 74% of testimony at the last hearing was in favor.

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