Political Radar


May 24th, 2014

Twice now this month, at the Oahu Democrats convention and at the Democratic Party's state convention on Saturday, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has decried the influence of money in politics.

On Saturday at the Sheraton Waikiki, Abercrombie held up a newspaper story about the Republican National Committee's complaint to force federal election officials to allow the GOP to raise unlimited amounts of money from individual donors.

“What we’re gathered here today to do is to say, `No,’" the governor told delegates. "All of us individually and collectively are going to stand up against those who think that they can buy elections, that they can buy our votes, and buy our values.”

Yet Abercrombie has been on a torrid fundraising pace, despite the fact that his primary opponent, state Sen. David Ige, has struggled to raise money.

On Friday, for example, the night before the convention, Abercrombie appeared at a fundraiser in Kakaako with some of the state's top real estate and development interests.

10 Responses to “Incongruous”

  1. kamaaina808:

    Mr. Mini-Me speaks from both sides of his mouth, so the underdog must win. I'm voting for Ige.

  2. hossana:

    Abercrummy is a phony and a fake yet the public continually votes for him. Well, you get what you vote for.
    Nothing more and nothing less. I'm certainly NOT VOTING FOR THIS CHARLATAN.

  3. Ella:

    The current Gov's speech was surreal. A litany of lies spoken as truth. In contrast, David Ige came across as completely trustworthy. What a relief!

  4. Guy:

    Did Ige even speak yesterday?

  5. Andy Parx:

    As Dave Shapiro said today (in case you missed it) "Gov. Neil Abercrombie gave a speech blasting the U.S. Supreme Court for lifting caps on billionaire campaign donors, then flew to San Francisco for a pricey fundraiser in his honor at the home of Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison. That's our governor in a nutshell: empty words, full pockets."

  6. Manoa_Fisherman:

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels.

  7. Tyrion Lannister:

    Please do a story on how much Neil Abercrombie pulled out of national defense contractors during his 20 year run in the U.S. Congress. Tens of millions!

  8. hossana:

    Be informed that Abercrummy wanted to spend monies on every little thing which is why his administration budget in the last and current session was inflated and if it was not for Ige, Senate Ways and Means Chairperson and Rep. Luke, House Finance Committee chairperson to trim his budget the state would be running a deficit that would have been absurb and yet, Abercrummy keeps taking credit for the economy etc...His liberal spending ways is way out of line and if not for Ige and Luke he would have run the state into a deficit. No, to all you Abercrummy supporters, please don't be deceived by this phony who speaks with a fork tongue. Sick of all the unions supporting him also.

  9. Especially Incognito:

    Many transplants speak with fork tongue.

  10. Especially Incognito:

    Seems a new word should be. Incongruous.

    Inprogruous. Seems congress is opposite of progress.

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