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Borreca, Boylan and the New McCarthyism
By Andrew Walden @ 12:52 PM :: 6427 Views :: Energy, Environment

by Andrew Walden

Some predictable Democrat triumphalism pollutes the Star-Advertiser and MidWeek today.  Democrat Richard Borreca argues that Republicans should 'just turn out the lights.'  Democrat Dan Boylan slimes the GOP as Confederates and lunatics.  But if the Republican Party is as irrelevant as they claim, why did Borreca and Boylan bother to write these columns?

The purpose of their discourse is not to bury the GOP, but to reaffirm the ideology which provides a shield behind which Democrats rob Hawaii blind. As long as Democrats can get away with pointing fingers and screaming 'Racism', you better hold on to your wallet.

These are the new McCarthyites -- on a witch hunt for racists instead of communists. Who will be distracted while they raise takes, reward their friends, and drive the state, counties, and nation deeper into debt to buy off their supporters?

To be sure, HUAC helped rid America of many actual Soviet agents.  Likewise de-segregation (think de-nazification in post WW2 Germany) has rid America of many actual racists, (most of whom were southern Democrats).  But in the end, the hunt for communists degenerated into a witch hunt in the service of the political agenda of an alcoholic Senator from Wisconsin.  Likewise, the hunt for racists has run its course and now serves only to empower corrupt politicians and their profit-hungry cronies.

Who will lead? 

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Borreca: Republicans are a Bunch of White People, Should Just Dissolve Party

Borreca: Republicans can not be a national political party if it is a party dominated by white people. Every day America looks a bit more like Hawaii, a state of minorities.

Of course, the U.S. is not there yet, but the trends are inescapable and so far the national GOP does not have the party platform planks on immigration, civil rights, or even simple voting rights that will address and be of interest to families that are not white.

In Hawaii, that is not the GOP's problem. It is actually much deeper.

The state's Republican Party stands for not being the Democratic Party; it might as well be "None of the Above," instead of a viable political force….

In the past, there was hope that Lingle's governorship would lead to more legislative victories and perhaps more interest on the neighbor islands.

That didn't happen in the last three elections. Instead, the Hawaii GOP wasted time and energy quibbling among its few loyal members and even within the party it was unable to be a party of inclusion.

It is an almost impossible argument now for Lingle to say, "Huddle up, we can fix this."

There is nothing to fix when you are operating with a null set.

read … Some Predictable Democrat Triumphalism

Boylan: Republicans are Confederate Lunatics

In the midst of a rant against ‘negative campaigning’ Democrat Boylan writes:

President Barack Obama’s presence on the Democratic ticket this year insured long coattails for Hawaii Democrats running for Congress. All they needed to do was promise strong support for the president during his second term, a promise that would resonate with an electorate that is 70 percent brown and had watched the first non-white President of the United States thwarted at every turn by overwhelming white congressional Republicans, a disproportionate number of whom spoke in the accents of the Old Confederacy….

The Republican alternatives, as estimable as both former Gov. Linda Lingle and former Congressman Charles Djou are, faced long odds from the day they announced their candidacies. Both tried to sell themselves as moderates who could work across the aisle with Democrats. That’s a tough deal to make when moderate Republican office-holders from Maine to California have given up on the right-wing lunacy of their party…

read … His complaints about negative campaigning, too, just to absorb the hypocrisy

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