Political Radar


October 25th, 2013

State Sen. Will Espero has raised just $36,550 for his campaign for Congress.

"We started slow and just didn't pick up," he said of the past quarter. "We're going to pick it up this time."

The other Democrats vying for urban Honolulu's 1st Congressional District are Honolulu City Councilman Stanley Chang, Honolulu City Councilman Ikaika Anderson, state Rep. K. Mark Takai, and activist Kathryn Xian. State Senate President Donna Mercado Kim is also weighing a campaign.

9 Responses to “$36k”

  1. Eric Ryan:

    Doesn't this guy run (or threaten to run) for Congress every few years or so? He's just not nearly as serious as he takes himself. Every time I see an "ainokea" bumpersticker, I think about Slick Willie Espero and figure it's his slogan. Gotta hand it old Willie, though. He did follow the 2014 Democrat handbook by abandoning his morals, values and church teachings (and past record) by throwing in with the homosexual marriage gang. Like K-Mart Takai and the others, Espero wouldn't have a chance in the Democrat primary next August unless he carried the rainbow flag and wore the pink triangle . . . just in time to raise a measly $36K.

  2. Kolea:

    Eric, your pink triangle comment is more offensive than usual. As you know, the Nazis forced homosexuals to wear pink triangles in their concentration camps where they worked them until they finally gassed them en masse. Would you say a politician respectful of Jewish rights is wearing a yellow triangle?

    Perhaps the political universe you inhabit no longer tolerates open anti-semitism, so you would NOT suggest a Jewish politician wear a yellow star. Yet you seem perfectly comfortable adopting the Nazi mindset when talking about gays. It is equally unacceptable.

    "At long last, sir, have you no decency?"

  3. Eric Ryan:

    I hope you're feeling okay, anonymous scaredy-cat poster "Kolea". It's taking you longer than usual to invoke your tired, liberal go-to: the "Nazi" reference in attacking a perceived conservative. Perhaps you need to ease up on the Mein Kampf suppositories so that the nazi-jew-homosexual connection will roll off your bitter tongue or out your okole more speedily. The "more offensive than usual" kickoff to your sad comment was really beneath your standards. Try harder next time with something original and clever. Really, I'm worried about you.

  4. Gerald de Heer:

    Since you perceive yourself to be a 'conservative', why are you so concerned about what people do in their private lives? Homosexual Americans have the same rights as all Americans. Even the 'conservative' Supreme Court is moving in that direction. A number of conservatives are now in support of same-sex marriage; apparently based on conservative principles. Since marriage is licensed and effectively taxed by the government, I would expect conservatives to argue for the government to get out of the marriage 'business', similar to positions on gun rights, school vouchers, health care, etc. Effectively, a conservative who supports marriage control is akin to believing in freedom while keeping Stalin in charge. That is why same sex marriage will eventually be legal virtually everywhere in the United States. Conservative opponents have lost their political soul and, as a result, are losing the battle for public opinion. Your emotional reaction is frankly more about you than anyone else. Conservatives support freedom from government oppression. Aligning with forces who advocate denying freedom to someone else while keeping their own goes against the core. What would Barry Goldwater do?

  5. Especially Incognito:

    Ask lindsey graham who is rumored to be gay
    but does not want to agree with Civil Union
    or same sex marriage. Very conservative.

    First America needs to deal with a First African/American
    President. America cannot deal with this and cannot deal with
    Civil Unions or same sex marriage. Anything good or bad is opposed by
    conservatives and dissident liberals.

  6. ohiaforest3400:

    Will Espero is the only one who takes Will Espero seriously, and sometimes I even wonder about that.

  7. Especially Incognito:

    Chicken fighting will become legal.

  8. hipoli:

    Eric - YOURE worried about Kolea?!?! Thats the funniest, most ironic thing Ive read in a long time.

  9. Especially Incognito:

    Nope, second most.

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