Rubber stamp

July 16th, 2014
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U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa's new campaign advertisement in her Democratic primary against U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz stresses her reputation as a policy wonk.

The ad shows the congresswoman speaking before a group of voters, explaining how she actually reads the text of bills. She says she is not a rubber stamp.

Hanabusa's main campaign theme is that she is the more experienced legislator.

16 Responses to “Rubber stamp”

  1. Chicken Grease:

    What a farce. "More experienced legislators"/"who are mostly lawyers" are the ones responsible for the state in which this country is sustained currently. China owns our debt. Americans who have outright stopped looking for jobs as the jobs are cr@p out there. "Let's help Africa while our own U.S.A. children starve." That's all the work of lawyers-as-legislators. And Hanab[not my brand of]USA is CURRENTLY -- as a representative -- one of 'em.

    "We must not repeat the same mistakes . . ." and "it's hard sending our troops into war"? Tha's RUBBER STAMP to get elected.

    Schatz (sans that silly gun control TV ad he had) focuses on and has plans to improve the important stuff going on. That's not rubber stamp.

    Hello Colleen! You supposed have staff and advisors to also go over bills.


  2. innocent observer:

    hey greasy chicken - shatz is a rubber stamp, he is afraid of controversial and complex issues, he waits until how others vote then he votes on the majority, easy to defend his vote, not need to think, just say I agree with the majority, which must be right.


  3. Haleiwa Joe:

    She actually looks human. Who's doing her stunt work?


  4. Chicken Grease:

    innocent observer:
    July 16th, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    hey greasy chicken - shatz is a rubber stamp, he is afraid of controversial and complex issues, he waits until how others vote then he votes on the majority, easy to defend his vote, not need to think, just say I agree with the majority, which must be right.

    Oh, she supports Hillary -- ergo, Hana[not my brand of]USA is part of the rubber stamp club.

    I.O. . . . you don't know true R&B funk, looks like it :) .


  5. karen:

    finally, a decent spot.


  6. Ralph:

    Chicken Grease, please return to your Career Changers blog and stay there, or at least use your "real name" here rather than trolling.


  7. T_H_G:

    Well, that only took how many expensive commercials later to get one that finally works for her? That alone says a lot about how bad her campaign is being run.

    She's a wonk. Everyone got that?

    And?


  8. TKeiko:

    IRT Chicken Grease's statement: "Hello Colleen! You supposed have [sic] staff and advisors [sic] to also go over bills."

    Right, the staff and advisers will go over the bills, explain them to Schatz, and tell him how to vote. Because what could go wrong with having his chief of staff, Andy Winer--a man who has proven himself devoid of character or integrity--make those recommendations? We don't elect the staff. The person we do elect to represent us should know first-hand what the bills say and then decide how to vote.

    Look at Schatz's ads. Every position he takes is a rubber-stamp of conventional Democratic thinking. He does whatever the president wants, whatever Harry Reid wants, whatever Elizabeth Warren wants. He hasn't had a single original thought since he got to Washington.

    Finally, given your opinion of the state of the country, you may prefer to move to Texas and vote for Ted Cruz.


  9. Hawaiino:

    TKeiko

    Reading your response I wonder; Did you support Sen Akaka?
    "....We don’t elect the staff. The person we do elect to represent us should know first-hand what the bills say and then decide how to vote..."

    Then I'll ask, Are you consistent?

    The Senator was a gentleman, but even as a Congressman he relied almost exclusively on staff, as do many elected officials in the Square building you most likely drive by from time to time. We have representatives who speak for us, they have staff who advise them on the issues. We hold them responsible at elections for being well informed and expressing their (our?) position to their peers. That's how it's always worked.
    And if you compare the two candidates they are both light years ahead of that former Senator in their abilities to process, understand, and express the issues of the day. the real question is, can they win multiple successive elections such that they can attain seniority and help our state. To that question their is only one answer, the incumbent Sen Schatz.

    63 years of age is a very late start to a Senatorial career, and we don't need another placeholder (looking at you Mazie!)

    Finally, regardless of your issues with another correspondent asking them to move to a place you think they might prefer, or you might prefer them to be, is asinine.


  10. Chicken Grease:

    Hooo-hooo, Hawaiino. Geeve 'em.

    And, uh, TKeiko, please learn how to html blockquote. How's that for a "sic"?

    TKeiko:
    July 16th, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    . . . We don't elect the staff. The person we do elect to represent us should know first-hand what the bills say and then decide how to vote.

    Uh, yeah, duh, we don't elect the staff. Go ask Bill about Ms. Lewinsky . . . or is it "Lewinski"? Ah, "sic" (and that sordid tale WAS sick, too. Cigars. Blue dresses. Intern staff.


  11. ohiaforest3400:

    More like "more guano."


  12. Tiki808:

    Barak Obama vs. Steve Jobs. I'll take Steve Jobs any day now that political is on the way and in TV full force. Who? But smarter is Steve Jobs.


  13. Chicken Grease:

    Tiki808:
    July 17th, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Barak [sic] Obama vs. Steve Jobs. I'll take Steve Jobs any day now that political is on the way and in TV full force. Who? But smarter is Steve Jobs.

    Hontoo? Dakara Steve Jobs-san wa dead da yo. Ain't go going from brilliant to not brilliant when youse dead.


  14. Tiki808:

    Why would you need my credentials on here? Just do it, like them.


  15. sue:

    I'll have to remember not to waste my time reading comments logs of S.A.


  16. VOte to go:

    Schatz hired Winer that says it all about his values and decision making.


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