Letter for Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Democratic party not what it used to be

Take a deep look into the mirror than an even deeper peek into your soul.

You may be astonished to realize you’re a conservative in liberal attire.

‘I believe’ most Hawaii Democrat’s do not know why they are Democrats and have little knowledge of what the Democratic doctrine represents.

Most Dems I speak with including some local politicians do not believe in abortion, have a regular house of worship and like their hunting. In fact, most overwhelmingly do not want to legalize recreational marijuana or have their gun rights threatened. These are just a few talking points that many “local Dems” seem confused over.

Supporting late-term abortion, denying our 2nd amendment rights, and supporting a pro-Palestinian agenda is the new norm for the Democratic party. The Democratic Party is not what it used to be.

I believe people vote blindly in Hawaii. Name recognition and the “good ole boy’s” network vs studying the issues is the main reason politicians get elected in the 50th state, and especially Kauai County.

Do your research, I think you’ll be surprised. You may have more Republican talking points in your repertoire than you reckon. That’s right, you may just be a Dem waiting to be born again into the conservative Republican world. After-all you may possess many Republican ideals you never even realized. Just don’t be a Dem because your parent’s voted that way or your friend is running on the Democratic ticket — think for yourself and study all the issues.

It’s never too late to change sides, should you choose — I did. This also goes for Republicans, Libertarian, Green party, Independents and all political parties — do your research, should you want to change, do it. Study the candidates and their platforms, don’t just vote thoughtlessly with your eyes closed.

The only Democrat currently running for president who acknowledges Trump won the election fair and square with no Russian collusion and that the N.Y. Times and CNN are fake news is Hawaii’s own Tulsi Gabbard. Gabbard also called Hillary Clinton the “embodiment of corruption.” I think it’s time Tulsi change sides too!

Did you know out of 21 people recently running for president that Donald Trump was the only one against killing babies? To put it more simply, Trump is the only one, Democrat or Republican currently running for president in 2020 against late-term abortion.

To the politicians in those debates who fly private planes yet lecture us on climate change and the environment. To the folks who live in gated communities yet are against building walls. And to the politicians who travel with armed guards and bouncers yet lecture us about peace and guns. This bottomless hypocrisy is why America chooses Trump!

I used to think it was nerdy to be a conservative, now I realize it’s the only way to save what we know as the United States of America. I would rather be a nerdy “deplorable” than living in a bankrupt socialist nation living under Sharia law.

James “Kimo Rosen, Kapaa

31 Comments
  1. Ginger Doll October 22, 2019 2:59 am Reply

    Hawaii citizens have their eyes wide open when choosing Democrats. The Republican record reinforces their choice.
    During the eight years of Obama’s presidency, the Republicans did nothing but obstruct, obstruct, obstruct. The Democrats are the Party of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Obama passed the Affordable Care Act. Republicans have done nothing but try to get rid of it.
    Trump was elected and immediately cut taxes, massively favoring the 1%, of which he is a member. Republicans claimed that the tax money shifted to top earners and corporations would be used to increase wages. Instead, the money grabbers used the money to buy stock, further enriching themselves.
    Today, in America, 40% of workers earn $15 an hour or less. And deficits do matter. Because of the tax cuts, our government has to borrow billions to stay open.
    Trump won the election because he knew little about government and promised to run it like a business. He certainly fulfilled that promise. He runs it like a business, a crooked business. He lacks a moral compass. He’s achieved success by lying, cheating, shouting outrageous, bombastic things and using vulgar language demeaning his enemies.
    This is how the Republicans have exposed themselves. No matter how erratic or corrupt our president is, they stand in solidarity with him. That is the Mortal sin of today’s Republican Party. How can they survive?


  2. rk669 October 22, 2019 3:35 am Reply

    Whoa,Kimo! Too much truth could result in Heads Exploding?


  3. ruthann jones October 22, 2019 4:53 am Reply

    Is it April fool’s day already??? Put children in cages never to find their parents again, abandon our allies who defended us against Isis, praised neo-nazis, lied, cheated, enlisted foreign adversaries to gain presidency…is this really what you idolize?


  4. Guitarplayer October 22, 2019 5:18 am Reply

    Wow. What a delusional screed you wrote there Kimo. You talk about these vague “republican talking points” without even taking into consideration that Donald Trump is the one that is the incumbent. The man that does not give one care about any of the talking points you attempted to bring up.
    You speak like a brainwashed paranoid when you bring up this “socialism” and “sharia law”. “Socialism” is a really scary word to you isn’t it? Too bad no one anywhere is advocating for the type of socialism you imagine in your head. No one anywhere is advocating for Sharia Law either.
    Wow, just wow.


  5. gordon oswald October 22, 2019 5:41 am Reply

    What a wonderful heart felt and accurate letter! Thank you Kimo! I too have come to realize just how sick, obsessed with evil, and self destructive the Democrat Party has become. Killing babies who are viable outside of the womb, taking every means of self defense away from the people in defiance of our Constitution, opening our borders to illegal behavior of all kinds perpetrated by third world freeloaders, and yes, their rapists and murderers who have raped and killed our legal citizens and our children in every State etc. If enough of America becomes destitute and homeless the Socialists (now camouflaged as “Democrats”) aka. “The Green New Deal” nonsense. Their insane policies will make sure, our Country ceases to exist as the America who has saved the world of freedom for others, and ourselves, numerous times over our short history. Thank you Kimo! May the insane among us end up in an insane asylum where they can get the care they need, instead of revealing themselves as such in the voting booth, or here in the TGI comment section!


    1. Alan Maislen October 23, 2019 2:22 am Reply

      Brilliant parody account!


    2. Steven McMacken October 24, 2019 2:54 am Reply

      Speaking of insane . . .


    3. Real Patriot October 25, 2019 7:23 am Reply

      Republicans have formed a Kremlin Caucus, and will burn America into the ground for Putin, because they hate Real Patriots, they hate Real Christians and they hate America.


  6. Debra Kekaualua October 22, 2019 8:32 am Reply

    Trump and Gabbard us words, as in recent verbal and media postings. “Corruption” “Boycott and rigged”. Kimo hit the democrat nail on the head. Top(DC) to Bottom(Hawaii-nei) we are in expose mode. Each of us have several lists of those that have proven reckless, incompetent, fraudulent and so violent-minded, warring machines and mentality. Endless supply of monies, for pilautician candidates, leaving any thoughts of changing regime manipulations and maneuvers to Huli the practices that continue to place us at huge risks in the worldwide. Missile events, like the “oops” that was not an oops at all. We found out at that time, that this ruse was deployed to see what the community would do under such duress. Democrats or their sister club Republicans do not give a flying whale turd for future generation, like grandchildren and a way of life once so perfect, they like everything else this regime touches, has since been americanized and transformed into popo arresting peaceful citizens and heightened terrorisms, or peoples who believe they are above the two-tiered judicial system, Top to Bottom, especially our COK and state B”leaders” need to fess up to what we continue to share. Truth and Integrity. No more barnyard kukai!


    1. Real American October 25, 2019 7:11 am Reply

      Tulsi loves Tucker Carlson, she goes on his Fox News show and they laugh and laugh. Tulsi is running for name recognition, and after she drops out of the Presidential Race, she will run for Gov. of Hawaii.
      This will make Republicans very very happy.
      It will make Real Christians sad.


  7. Kaaona Kipuka October 22, 2019 3:17 pm Reply

    CONGRATS!!! Now do us a favor and go be a “republican nerd” somewhere else…


    1. Justchill October 22, 2019 9:43 pm Reply

      why should he leave? Civil Discourse is healthy. I wouldn’t ask someone to leave just because I disagree with their views. I guess intolerance from the left is expected now a days.


    2. Real Patriot October 25, 2019 7:10 am Reply

      Tulsi loves Tucker Carlson, she goes on his Fox News show and they laugh and laugh. Tulsi is running for name recognition, and after she drops out of the Presidential Race, she will run for Gov. of Hawaii.
      This will make Republicans very very happy.
      It will make Real Christians sad.


  8. JAMES October 23, 2019 7:10 am Reply

    “Did you know out of 21 people recently running for president that Donald Trump was the only one against killing babies?” It’s statements like this that cause you to lose all credibility and put you squarely in the category of a Fox news, Alabama-preaching shill. Not one candidate advocates killing babies. Roe v Wade, decided by your own US Supreme Court, remains our law, which clearly states an abortion is not “killing a baby”. Do some research. Learn our laws. Don’t advocate limiting the constitutional rights of others just because you personally don’t agree with the laws. That’s the core of the problem with Trump supporters: they insist on telling the rest of us how to live our lives, both morally and politically. Don’t try and force your bible-thumping morals down our throats. Let people be and enjoy their choices. We don’t want to be dragged back to the 1950’s! The rest of your letter contain the usual pro-Trump rhetoric and falsehoods. Take your own advice: think for yourself.


  9. Craig Millett October 23, 2019 7:53 am Reply

    James, you need to do as you say regarding late term abortions because you clearly know nothing about them. For instance nearly all late term abortions are for wanted babies who have terrible conditions that will result in difficult death immediately after birth and may also endanger the life of the mother. These mothers want their babies and go through agony to find the right path. Republicans like you want to separate babies from their mothers at the border for political reasons. You are a cruel and uncaring person.


  10. Mark Beeksma October 23, 2019 11:31 am Reply

    You are a great writer Kimo! All this talk of Marxism and baby killiing is frightening. But, hopefully, the American voters will prove themselves worthy of democracy and put this nonsense on the ash heap of history where it belongs.


    1. Steven McMacken October 24, 2019 2:56 am Reply

      By “nonsense,” Mark, I assume you’re referring to His Trumpness.


  11. tunataxi October 23, 2019 11:38 am Reply

    Please donʻt ever speak for others especially a democrat


  12. lawaibob October 23, 2019 11:56 am Reply

    Trump / Prison 2020
    Make America Great Again


  13. lawaibob October 23, 2019 3:12 pm Reply

    Trump For Prison 2019!


    1. manawai October 29, 2019 1:50 pm Reply

      Great! He can join Hillary and all the other deep state criminals who can’t stand to see America succeed.


  14. Dt October 23, 2019 8:24 pm Reply

    I don’t want to vote democrat or republican. I vote for which ever platform I can stand behind, but mostly whichever offers the most free stuff, I mean entitlements.


  15. LTEreader October 24, 2019 8:56 am Reply

    “Did you know out of 21 people recently running for president that Donald Trump was the only one against killing babies? To put it more simply, Trump is the only one, Democrat or Republican currently running for president in 2020 against late-term abortion”

    James, you need to quit using Twitter as your new source because Trump doesn’t know what he’s talking about most of the time.

    * More than 98 percent of abortions are performed within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy = that is NOT “a baby”.
    * When labor is induced anytime later than the 28-week mark, very rarely at 36 weeks, it is usually because a major portion of the baby’s brain is missing (called anencephaly) and the baby will not live. This is not classified as an abortion.
    * 43 states prohibit abortions after a specified point in pregnancy (usually past the point of viability, defined by most doctors as 24 weeks), except when necessary to protect the woman’s life or health.
    *How many children have you adopted? How many has Trump adopted? There’s currently thousands right here in America waiting for homes.

    FACTS are rather important James. You and Trump are the ones that should do your “research” before you continue spreading misinformation.

    For the record:
    As of Oct. 9, 2019: In 993 days, President Trump has made 13,435 false or misleading claims. That’s someone you promote to run the Country? Shameful that you, and so many find this acceptable!


  16. gordon oswald October 24, 2019 9:41 am Reply

    Well Kimo, you succeeded in revealing just who the insane disguised as “liberals” are. They call YOU “delusional”, snivel about “children in cages” (even though the famous pictures the “Demons” used to accuse Trump were taken during Obama’s administration (Hell, Obama was the one who built the “cages”!), one babbled so incoherently even a psychiatrist would become profoundly confused, another is nothing more than a mimicking monkey spewing Democrat lies disguised as fake news “talking points”, and yet another mental giant’s entire response was to just call you a name and be done with it! Just goes to further show that our Country took the wrong path when it began to demolish all the Insane Asylum “care centers” our wonderful and more intelligent forefathers used during the 30’s through the 60’s. The Democrat message of kill babies, promise “free” stuff for votes (then do nothing but get rich themselves), Socialism is your savior, open America’s legs to the world with stupid and destructive trade deals, kill the rich who provide all your jobs, and lie when necessary to gain power, has attracted all the insane asylum inmates. They now roam among us disguised as Democrats. They sleep in tents all over the Country, defecate in public spaces, babble nonsense in the comment sections, AND VOTE, which is the most scary thing of all! Thank you Kimo for a great letter, and for turning on the light!


    1. Real American October 25, 2019 7:12 am Reply

      Republicans have formed a Kremlin Caucus, and they will gladly burn America to the ground. You are a Fake American, just like James Rosen…..(fake Hawaiian wannabe).
      History will teach future Generations about the Disgusting Traitors who walked freely among us, who the Constitution called “domestic enemies” and who Jesus called, “hypocrites”.
      You are disgusting Fake Americans, and deep down….you know it.


  17. Citizen Cane October 24, 2019 10:42 am Reply

    How laughable to be out there trawling for converts to what’s become Trump’s cult of stepford toadies. Your “grand old party” has managed in a few short years to morph from tea-bagging “there’s-a-black-man-in-the-White House” reactionaries to outed white supremacists buoying and enabling the utter travesty whose clown car full of corruption is heading for a cliff—while Putin snickers and the world shakes its head. Spare us the commercial, Ki-moe or Larry or Curly or James or whoever.


  18. tunataxi October 25, 2019 6:18 am Reply

    “Democratic party not what it used to be”…. Bwahahahahaha… republican most of my life. If a party has changed itʻs the republicans OR have they just been outed by trump for what they have become


  19. Kimoneedsjob October 25, 2019 6:31 am Reply

    Trump-Putin 2020
    MacDonalds And Golf Again


  20. dennis chaquette October 25, 2019 7:01 am Reply

    James “Kimo Rosen,
    Republicans are Fake Christians, so for a Democrat to ‘change’ into a Republican, you have to do the opposite of whatever Jesus said and did for starters.
    Tulsi is already a Republican, like her Senator Father who lost running as a Republican, then pretended to switch sides so he runs as a Democrat and wins.
    Republicans are Fake Patriots, Fake Christians and Fake Americans. So if this describes you, then you are already a Republican.


  21. Rik Rak October 25, 2019 10:47 am Reply

    Ki-moe, the clown car fails to deliver civil reason when your behind the wheel. Amazing how the so called thoughtless Democrats provide your dry roof, Medicare, and SSDI. Yes and Bill Burrell to give you this formate but removes his name on day one. Takes me back to the old days when starting a fire at Coco Palms banished you from TGI Opinions. Allowing judge mental opinions with loose facts Is why the island polls turn away from TGI. Amazing 20+ comments dividing this island because of Ki-mor and Bill …. only thing comparable is the forked tongues of Trump and Barr….


  22. I saw a Vampire once October 28, 2019 8:52 am Reply

    Pointing it to the democrats of the 80s is a useless attempt. SSDI is saying that the moms and pops own it all. There are no jobs around. The family lives still under one roof. I’m a capitalist. A republican. My own house. Job. Income. Who are they? Not for calitalism and for democracy. Boring stuff.


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