On behalf of my grandchildren

Dear Kamala Harris,

While we have not met in person, I am compelled to reach out and share with you my thoughts, which I know are held by many others across the nation.

Wednesday is your night Kamala, and we need you.

Yes, we need you to push back hard against the Trump administration, but what we need now more than ever before is a message of hope and inspiration. America is oh so tired of the bickering and divisiveness.

Kamala, we need you. Yes, today, this week, at this particular moment in time, we need you more than ever.

No single person will ever be able to replicate the deeds, nor fill the space left by the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But when one leader steps away, others must always step forward.

The world both literally and figuratively is burning. The apocalyptic skies of the West Coast only make that sense more real, more threatening. The urgency of the moment is inescapable.

Now is when we need to be reminded that we are all in this together. We need to know also that there is a bold plan and strong leadership ready to take us to the other side.

We are in the midst of a global pandemic, and our economy is on the edge of collapse. Sparked by violent acts of racism, and fueled by the ever-increasing economic disparity between the 1% and everybody else, the world is going to hell in a hand-basket. Live, in real-time.

In this pervasive atmosphere of uncertainty and fear, everyone, it seems, seeks a scapegoat. Good ole boys from the heartland and Deep South blame the urban “elites” from the North and West. Too many “haves” blame the “have nots”; the “have nots” often blame each other. Agent provocateurs on both sides are manipulated by those in power who benefit from the unrest and uncertainty.

We need you now Kamala to bring us together, and inspire the hope of a future where we set aside our differences and start pulling together.

Unfortunately, a great majority of us are fearful of the future and have no confidence in the government responsible for leading us out of the mess they led us into.

We need you to speak to that fear. Remind us again that we have crossed longer bridges, and climbed higher mountains in the past. We have survived two world wars, numerous plagues, and countless dictators that have in the past sought to destroy our very humanity.

We need a plan and a path forward that will rebuild our economy, give us our jobs back, and rejuvenate our planet. Inspire us Kamala. Take the Green New Deal, move the pieces around if you must, shoot it full of steroids, stick it in a box, repackage it, and then launch this forward-thinking bold initiative to restart our economy and protect our planet. Do it please with gusto and the pyrotechnic enthusiasm it deserves. Call it “Help For The Heartland” or “The Biden Plan” or anything that will enhance its curb appeal to middle America.

Joe is doing an excellent job reassuring us that he is a solid, decent, and capable man who can get the ship of state back on track. And boy do we need that. But of course, we need more.

What we need at the moment you can and must give to us, and that is of course hope and inspiration for the bright future we all know deep down is waiting. Each of us knows in our hearts that “this too shall pass” but we need a clear voice and a fierce commitment to lead that comes from our leaders at the top. That leader is you Kamala, today more than ever.

Yes, Joe is our rock, but you Kamala must be our light.

Sincerely,

Gary Hooser

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Gary Hooser formerly served in the state Senate, where he was majority leader. He also served for eight years on the Kaua‘i County Council, and was the former director of the state Office of Environmental Quality Control. He serves presently in a volunteer capacity as board president of the Hawai‘i Alliance for Progressive Action and is executive director of the Pono Hawai‘i Initiative.

17 Comments
  1. Kaua’i Tutu October 6, 2020 4:54 am Reply

    Aloha Gary,
    You certainly have that right and know who will be running our country: Mrs Kamala Harris!
    Along with her sponsors Bernie Sanders and George Soros.
    They will give you that control over all of us that you so cherish, abolish the constitution and open our borders! You won’t need to worry about any testing etc. the Kaua’i police will be defunded and the National Guard will be sent home!
    It will be a season of love and Aloha!


  2. Debra Kekaualua October 6, 2020 6:39 am Reply

    A great majority of us are fearful of the future and have no confidence” in the CCP or lameland government politics, “and that is responsible for leading us out of the mess they led us into”!

    This is the first time ever that the Hooze has made such a comment, although the political choice he aspires to be a part of is the ‘Swamp’.

    No one is going to be able to grab the brass ring on this MARY-go-round, UNTIL the drain is cleared and amur-ika fesses up to their 127-years of indescretions that messed up the reality so hard, that people like the Hooze keep trying to rambo on, in their delight to keep us slaves to the radicals, fedwreckians, and the COK/Igster momentum. The u.s. rigged gig voters and/or the weiners of the fire-hydrant leg-lifting competition is vigorously trying to make us become the new circus events, coming to our hood with mandatory “flu”, as well as Covid vaccine pokers!

    There is and HAS-been no plan, just skipping thru the tulips as the hierarchy has been testing too much pakacandy showing their eyes barely open and the smirk on these faces that tell a totally different reality.

    HKGA is prepared to ‘lay down laydown, lay it all down with the White Bird song lyrics, AND come hell or high water. WE “BE Strong”! GTFoOM-Aina lyrics says it the best and holds all truth and integrity that Amur-IKA retroactive politicojudiciomilitaro corporates, that refuse to acknowledge the GAME OVER policy and practices of OUR people.

    Old dogs will be learning new tricks, rules, and laws that are binding, across the board! Hawaiian Kingdom Laws and the feds laws, that protect our people against the ruthless and terroristic factions of the hooze/kamalalalala/Biden teamsters, all of which are sporting “dementia”, especially the Biden Ohana, Joe’s corrupted son who along with his dad, stole Millions of tax-payer dollars, threatening “no flash no cash”, and was THEY Well-paid, associating with the CCP. I wonder where Felicia is, as she herself was invited and went to meet with Russia. Our people have never had such an “invite”, although Russia has offered Our people, Armament that would give amur-ika an idea that WE will be making necessary changes, to straighten out the crooked line drawn in the CocoPalms Sand by another. In that case, a self-appointed Atooi king, who has it as backwards as the voter american pundits that think they will continue to prevail! I think NOT”A great majority of us are fearful of the future and have no confidence” in the CCP or lameland government politics, “and that is responsible for leading us out of the mess they led us into”!

    This is the first time ever that the Hooze has made such a comment, although the political choice he aspires to be a part of is the ‘Swamp’.

    No one is going to be able to grab the brass ring on this MARY-go-round, UNTIL the drain is cleared and amur-ika fesses up to their 127-years of indescretions that messed up the reality so hard, that people like the Hooze keep trying to rambo on, in their delight to keep us slaves to the radicals, fedwreckians, and the COK/Igster momentum. The u.s. rigged gig voters and/or the weiners of the fire-hydrant leg-lifting competition is vigorously trying to make us become the new circus events, coming to our hood with mandatory “flu”, as well as Covid vaccine pokers!

    There is and HAS-been no plan, just skipping thru the tulips as the hierarchy has been testing too much pakacandy showing their eyes barely open and the smirk on these faces that tell a totally different reality.

    HKGA is prepared to ‘lay down laydown, lay it all down with the White Bird song lyrics, AND come hell or high water. WE “BE Strong”! GTFoOM-Aina lyrics says it the best and holds all truth and integrity that Amur-IKA retroactive politicojudiciomilitaro corporates, that refuse to acknowledge the GAME Over!


  3. nobody October 6, 2020 7:08 am Reply

    The trouble with Kamala is she changes her positions on issues to suit party donors. She doesn’t stand for anything. First she puts all pot smokers in jail, now releases them. She fits right into the hands of those that get her elected. I didn’t vote for Trump, and won’t again, but at least you know what he believes in and stands for.


  4. WestsideResident October 6, 2020 7:17 am Reply

    Kamala is too mean spirited.
    Similar to hateful Hirono.

    Expecting any sort of civility from Kamala or the other is fantastically naive. Like squeezing a sweet juice from a fresh lemon, it isn’t possible.


    1. Guy October 7, 2020 4:44 am Reply

      Curious as to where you think Harris and Hirono land on the scale as compared to Trump.


      1. Say No To Joe October 7, 2020 7:21 pm Reply

        Trump 100; Kamala and Hirono minus 100, and they both should be replaced.


        1. Guy October 8, 2020 12:46 pm Reply

          I’d agree with that. Trump “mean spirited” level 100, Hirono and Harris at -100. But I was asking the previous post.

          But you also seem to be answering something I didn’t ask. Care to fix that?


  5. Rocky October 6, 2020 7:50 am Reply

    Gary, since there is a slim to zero chance Ms. Harris will read your article today, the only benefit by it is to inform us, the readers, of the facts you presented, Thank you.

    You say Old Joe is a rock. Apparently still stuck in the mud of his almost 50 years as a senator who did darn near nothing as to showing any leadership skills for our nation, he just went along for the ride, like he did as Vice President Now like a good rock he’s been just taking up space in his basement, leading the Democrat Party from the rear. his bravery to stand up for America shown by his fear of being afraid to come out and face the greatest problem facing America since World War 2, this Pandemic, of which he wants nothing to do with.

    So what you are saying Gary is that if we vote for Biden all we get is Kamala Harris another political bureaucrat whose been a prosecutor who laughingly put minorities in prison for smoking marijuana now legal today, but she had a big grin on her face as they were marched out of court to prison.

    Joe the rock in the corner of the basement, and this unknown Kamala, who will take over immediately from Joe the rock as soon as he is swor in, and Kamala will take over they say, giving us not what we “paid” for.

    Why don’t the Dems say what is truthful and just say Kamala for President, while we wait for the Roulette wheel to go around gambling on her for the next 4 years with Kamala as the proxy Pres.

    Gary we have put up with almost 4 years of Democratic lies trying to impeach the President who brought us prosperity even with daily attacks to impeach and discredit him, keeping Pres.Trump from doing all he could do as our President, and now you are proposing another lie putting this Kamala into the presidency through the back door of the election process by US mail and no proof of who voted?

    Overnight we go from showing your drivers license with photo of who you are as legitimate and eligible to vote to now this phony mail in a vote written on a piece of “baloney”.

    Trump has shown he can lead us back to prosperity even in the face of dishonest impeachment stress.

    As to leading us back into prosperity, “What’s a Kamala.”and Joe the rock on the floor in the corner of the basement, just don’t seem to cut it…though Joe managed to get millions into his son’s Ukraine bank account by extortion and a Chinese government Billion into another of his son’s China bank account, blatant corruption.

    That’s not a Democracy in action, it’s corruption.

    The Democratic Party should change its name to the Liberaltarian Party, and be done with this charade.


  6. manawai October 6, 2020 8:18 am Reply

    That’s funny! This was written by a person whose thoughts I certainly don’t need! Remember, the Democrats think you can’t think for yourself and that their mission is to make you do what they think you should do. Does that remind you of other countries where that has happened with disastrous results? It should.


  7. Uli Roth October 6, 2020 10:27 am Reply

    Kamala is going to Slay the complicit, walking q-tip! I can hardly wait!


    1. Say No To Joe October 6, 2020 10:35 pm Reply

      I doubt it. She’s not that great.


      1. KH October 7, 2020 5:39 pm Reply

        So, what did you think?


  8. YuCalJoe October 6, 2020 5:41 pm Reply

    Gary, I respectfully disagree with your perspective of Kamala Harris. As a life long resident of California, Ive seen the damage done in the past decades by incompetent politicians. Take a good look at the state of things in California now. It’s horrible, and it’s getting worse. Taxes go up constantly, and the money grabbing attempts come each election year. And each year the voters have to approve new propositions to undo the idiocy of what the California government has done. For instance, on the ballot right now is a proposition to allow Uber and Lyft drivers to operate as independent contractors. This proposition, which will most likely pass, will undo the idiocy of the state government not allowing individuals to work as independent contractors in ANY industry. Want more, here you go. A proposition is on the ballot to secretly raise property taxes and business taxes. This is tried every year by wordsmithing the same garbage. Kamala has a history of being this type of “I know better than you, and your opinion means nothing to me” politician. In fact, and it is a fact, the Democratic party here in California’s governemnt is an conniving as they come. It’s bad, and voters are lied to by calling those who disagree a racist or something else that is false. As for Biden, he has done nothing positive for his entire career, unless you’re his son. So when you think Kamala is good for the people, try living in California now. Don’t tell me and other voters it’s a large tootsie roll when I just saw the dog leave it on the lawn.


  9. BOHuntr October 6, 2020 6:05 pm Reply

    The world needs lots of things, but Kamala Harris and Biden is not what is needed. Socialism is nothing compared to what Covid has done. Don’t be fooled. Liberalism is a horrible disease of dependence on the government. Look a Kauai right now. How many businesses gone forever?


    1. BOsmelly October 7, 2020 4:46 am Reply

      Yes the loss of business is truly a terrible thing. There should have been a loss of life instead!


    2. james October 7, 2020 7:18 am Reply

      “Socialism is nothing compared to what Covid has done.” Thanks for this gem. I totally agree. The type of “socialism” we have, ie Social Security and Medicare, are crucial for many people. Most of us don’t want these “socialistic” programs taken away by billionaire Republicans, who could care less about you and I. So yes, socialism amounts to nothing when compared to the devastation caused by Trumps complete failure to deal with Covid. Thanks, I agree.


  10. Kauaidoug October 7, 2020 9:52 am Reply

    Boy, Gary, you really poked the bear on this one. I guess when Trumpers don’t have to defend their fearful leader they can jump right on it with more lies, half truths and slanted anecdotal incidents from other States. Key them howl because the orange one’s house of cards is collapsing as we watch. Nov. 3rd can’t get here soon enough!


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