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Ed Case: Extremes are clogging Capitol

By Derrick DePledge

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LAST UPDATED: 11:59 a.m. HST, Jul 16, 2012


For former Congressman Ed Case, being a moderate is not only a political philosophy, it is about effective leadership.

The remedy for a Washington, D.C., often paralyzed by partisan gridlock, he maintains, is more problem-solvers and fewer extremists. In the Demo­cratic primary against U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono for U.S. Senate, he contends that he has the ability and knowledge to deliver for Hawaii while also steering national politics closer to the center.

Voters have heard Case make this pitch before — and lose. But he hopes that voters understand that their choice to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka will likely serve for a generation and succeed U.S. Sen. Daniel Ino­uye, who is 87, as the leader of the state’s congressional delegation.

“This is a crucial election for our country because, although I believe deeply in our democracy and I don’t doubt the strength of our democracy, Washington is definitely broken and is not getting the job done. We are not confronting our challenges, working them out and getting them solved,” Case, an attorney, said in an interview at his law office downtown.

PROFILE

ED CASE

>> Background: Born Sept. 27, 1952, in Hilo; graduated from Hawaii Preparatory Academy, 1970; psychology degree, Williams College in Massachusetts, 1975; law degree, University of California Hastings College of Law, 1981
>> Religion:
Episcopalian
>> Family:
Married to the former Audrey Nakamura. Two sons, James, 23, and David, 22, from a previous marriage. Audrey Case has two children, David, 28, and Megan, 26, from a previous marriage.
>> Experience: Legislative aide to U.S. Rep. and U.S. Sen. Spark Matsunaga, 1975-78; law clerk for state Department of Labor, 1979; law clerk for Chief Justice William Richardson, 1981-82; attorney, Carlsmith Ball, 1983-2002; attorney, Bays Lung Rose and Holma, 2007-present
>> Politics: State House of Representatives, Manoa, 1994-2002; U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd Congressional District, 2002-2007

ABOUT THIS SERIES

This is the first of three stories profiling the candidates running to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Daniel Akaka, who is retiring.

TUESDAY

>> Mazie Hirono

WEDNESDAY

>> Linda Lingle

“And I believe what we need is more problem-solvers in Washington, fewer people that are part of the problem and more people that are part of the solution.”

Case, 59, said he doubts the liberal Hirono or other Washington insiders really want change.

“Take a look at who we are, the sum total of what we’ve done. Not only our few years in the United States House of Representatives — that’s part of it, but a relatively small part of it. You have to judge the big picture and ask yourself, Who can function in the United States Senate, which is a different level altogether? And who can do it over a generation? Who has the diversity of experience, the level of commitment and the demonstrated ability to get things done in difficult situations?”

But Case appears caught in the same current he struggled against in his admittedly regrettable primary challenge to Akaka six years ago. Ino­uye and most of the party’s establishment, labor, environmental and progressive voices are with Hirono. He has lagged in fundraising. His depiction of Hirono as an ineffective foot soldier of the far left has alienated some of the very Demo­crats most likely to vote in a primary.

The good will that Case earned within the party two years ago when he skipped a primary against now-U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana­busa after finishing third in a special election for Congress barely gets mentioned in Demo­cratic circles. Instead, many Demo­crats still see his confidence as arrogance, his independence as disloyalty.

Crystal Rose, a partner in the law firm Bays Lung Rose and Holma, where Case specializes in real property transactions and development, said she gets frustrated when she hears critics say Case does not work well with others.

Rose, who has known Case since law school three decades ago, said he has shown the courage and intellectual ability to lead as a politician and as a manager at law firms.

She said Case shares core Demo­cratic values, such as being inclusive and providing a safety net for the less fortunate, yet is fiscally responsible.

“I really think that’s where most of the people are,” she said. “We all want to be fiscally conservative. We have to live that way. Everybody has to balance their checkbook. And secondly, we want to care. We want to care about people that need help.”

Rose said Case, while collaborative, is also strong enough to stand on his own when necessary.

“I do think that leadership is also demonstrated in courage and being willing to make hard decisions and to stand by them. And he’s done that on numerous occasions,” she said. “It’s not just going along to get along.”

Case’s primary campaign theme is that his moderate politics reflect the mainstream in Hawaii and that his record as a state legislator, congressman and attorney show he is capable of effective leadership.

His history, though, reflects more of a change agent unafraid to take unpopular positions yet impatient with a legislative process by which progress is often incremental.

In the state House, where he represented Manoa, he was an early crusader against the financial excesses of Bishop Estate and demanded civil service reform that angered public-sector labor unions. He was one of the few who publicly opposed a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. He voted in favor of physician-assisted suicide.

Case helped engineer a leadership takeover that brought House Speaker Calvin Say to power, but his own tour as majority leader ended after two sessions with lectures to his colleagues about their lack of commitment to change.

In the U.S. House, where Case was in the minority for four years, the prospects for individual accomplishment were limited. His most significant success was his behind-the-scenes legwork, along with that of many others, in urging President George W. Bush to establish the Papahanaumokuakea National Marine Monument, one of the world’s largest marine conservation initiatives.

Case — whom friends like Rose describe as “an open book — what you see is what you get” — held 172 “talk story” sessions with constituents in rural Oahu and the neighbor islands. The sessions, Case says, helped him stay connected to the everyday concerns people have with federal programs such as Social Security and Medicare. Even when some of the sessions turned into testy debates with critics on issues such as his support for the Iraq War, he refused to pull the plug.

Case chose to align with the Blue Dogs, a coalition of moderate and conservative Demo­crats who work with both parties on federal budget and national security issues.

THE National Journal, which publishes annual ratings of federal lawmakers, gave Case a 59.8 liberal rating in 2006, which placed him near the ideological middle of the House. Hirono’s latest liberal rating was 90.7, putting her among the most liberal.

Case said both political parties now seem to insist on “a purity of thought and action.”

“If you live at the partisan extremes, the philosophical extremes, you can stand up and give great speeches, but at the end of the day, you’re not going to be part of the solution,” he said. “You cannot simply ram a distinctly minority viewpoint down the throats of the rest of the country and expect to solve our country’s problems.

“And that’s exactly what’s going on. And that’s what’s wrong with Washington.”

But despite Case’s description of Hirono as part of the extreme fringe of the party’s Progressive Caucus, he acknowledges that on “a range of Demo­cratic litmus test issues, we’re pretty close.” The two Demo­crats agree on abortion rights, equality for same-sex couples and environmental protection.

Their differences, however, are magnified when it comes to fiscal policy. Case wants a balanced-budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He supports raising the retirement age for younger workers to help stabilize Social Security. He opposes President Barack Obama’s jobs initiative as an unnecessary third federal stimulus package.

Hirono has skillfully used their primary debates to plant doubts with voters about whether Case would sacrifice core Demo­cratic values for national Republican budget principles.

Case said the federal government’s financial turmoil “scares me greatly today.”

“You can’t reduce taxes or increase spending and simply borrow that money from the future,” he said. “You’ve got to get it paid for.”

As a Blue Dog — or, as he says, “the minority of the minority” — he called for a return to pay-as-you-go budget rules that require that new federal tax and spending programs do not increase the federal deficit. Obama and Congress adopted those rules two years ago.

“It’s one of those mechanisms that is not sexy, doesn’t get the headlines, but it means everything,” he said. “And everything else has to be founded on that.”

The Blue Dog Coalition, which numbered more than 50 when Case was in the House, has been sliced in half and has lost relevance as moderates from both parties have been driven from office over the past few years.

“Moderate Republicans are being defeated by extreme Republicans, and moderate Demo­crats are being wiped out by Republicans,” said Patrick Griffin, a professor at American University in Washington who served as a White House assistant on legislative affairs under President Bill Clinton.

Case does not believe that national Blue Dog defeats mean the middle path has been rejected.

“That’s a condemnation of Congress as it exists today, where it’s simply two extremes yelling at each other across this gulf that includes the vast majority of the American people,” he said.

Case also does not think his own election losses to more liberal Demo­crats mean that “moderate” is not a compelling brand in Hawaii. He narrowly lost to Hirono in the primary for governor in 2002, fell to Akaka in the primary for Senate in 2006 and was third behind Charles Djou — a Republican — and Hana­busa in a special election for Congress in 2010.

“Washington is not doing well,” he said. “Mazie is part of Washington and I’m not. I believe that she is basically part of the problem. And I believe we can offer a solution.”






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MalamaKaAina wrote:
ANYBODY BUT MAZIE!
on July 16,2012 | 02:03AM
jayz43 wrote:
“Hirono’s latest liberal rating was 90.7, putting her among the most liberal.” In a recent Maui debate Mazie Hirono said, “We must ‘reach across the aisle’ to get things done.” Yeah, RIGHT. As a member of the Progressive Caucus, Hirono’s 90% rating prevents her liberal “alligator arms” from reaching far enough across the aisle.
on July 16,2012 | 04:43AM
jkjones wrote:
eaxactly--we dont need big spenders and divisive policies in Congress. But for mazie, that is her safety net, since she is a bean counter with little instincts to think on her own.
on July 16,2012 | 09:08AM
allie wrote:
I like her. She will protect our entitlements from the predatory rich
on July 16,2012 | 06:12AM
kainalu wrote:
Exactly. I know where Mazie stands on the issues. Its where I stand. End of story.
on July 16,2012 | 06:28PM
fka wrote:
You got a good point there. I'm going to vote for her.
on July 16,2012 | 06:58PM
OldDiver wrote:
Ed Case is a self described "Blue Dog Democrat". Blue Dog Democrats side with Republicans on issues like wanting to destroy social security, Medicare, and reform healthcare. They also support tax cuts for the rich and large corporations. Case could hardly be described as a moderate. He is barely left of the right wing fringe Republicans.
on July 16,2012 | 06:28AM
Changalang wrote:
Seeing the Rail Mob Star Advertiser blogger pinch hit for Mazie is self evident of everything wrong with Hawaii politics. It is YOUR money Hawaii. Stop the Rail criminals from wasting YOUR money and vote for better options and a brighter future than the negativity that these villains preach in all races on the ballot in the August Primary Rage Against The Machine !
on July 16,2012 | 07:41AM
OldDiver wrote:
Your buddy Ed Case is pro-rail.
on July 16,2012 | 08:24AM
wiliki wrote:
Right he's to the left of Republicans on all social issue. And rail is a social issue.
on July 16,2012 | 08:49AM
jkjones wrote:
Ed case wont be pro-rail for long, if he is. Once the republicans take ove rthe senate, Dan Inouye's much dreaded WWIII will put out-of-touch spending in the national museum. get a real job, dude.
on July 16,2012 | 09:10AM
Changalang wrote:
Oh I know he is not against it; but he is not owned and operated by Parsons Brinckerhoff like Yoda and Sloppy Seconds Mazie. Why did Emperor Dan push Mazie aside and push Case into Mink's spot over Mazie way back when? Simple, because he knew of Ed's potential and Mazie's shortcomings as a leader. Only when Ed refused to be corrupted, did Inouye turn on him and dedicate himself into squashing Ed out of Hawaii politics. Ed is still standing tall and proud, wish illustrates it is time for Hawaii voters to vote for Hope and Change of the next generation of Democrats like Obama and Ed Case to host a generation of Hawaii politicians that do not operate with a syndicate business model. Instead, the new generation of Democrats believe the strength of ideas implemented as policy should weigh more than who a Hawaii politician is "connected" to. Abercrombie was for the Rail too almost four years ago when it sounded like a good idea. Now, the Rail Mafia has taken over and raped the Public Trust.
on July 16,2012 | 11:42AM
Changalang wrote:
New generation Blue Dogs do not accept fiscal malfeasance. Mazie is a pimple of a politician. Ed is a proven Independent capable of thinking and speaking his own mind in defense of his constituents best interest. Mazie can only speak when Dan's good arm is up her back lip syncing the lasted talking points from HQ like an obedient hand puppet.
on July 16,2012 | 11:43AM
Admirable wrote:
ANYBODY BUT ED CASE! ANTI-LABOR ATTORNEY FOR ALMOST TWENTY YEARS? Service on Ed Case campaign website lists service as: Attorney, Carlsmith Ball, Honolulu (1983-2002) Partner (1989-2002). You can call him a lot things but he is certainly not a friend to blue collar workers! From the website of Carlsmith Ball, Honolulu today 7/21/12. "CONTRACT NEGOTIATION AND ARBITRATION. You find a union authorization card in the employee locker room and realize your company is being organized. What are your rights? What can you tell employees without triggering an unfair labor practice? What constitutes a lawful no-solicitation policy? Who will be eligible to vote if there is an election? We have the experience to guide you through organizing drives and election campaigns. We offer skilled advocacy before the National Labor Relations Board in both election and unfair labor practice proceedings. We have proven expertise to either lead your management bargaining committee or advise it in union contract negotiations. We view arbitrations as an important component of labor contract administration. We understand that unions rely on arbitrations to attack management rights and to gain what they could not negotiate at the bargaining table. We also understand the impact on morale when a poor employee is restored by an arbitrator who strays from the contract. We prepare for arbitrations thoroughly, and well in advance. We take care in selecting the appropriate arbitrator. Our hearing presentations are crisp, organized and to the point. We do not personalize the issues, and we avoid theatrics. Our post-hearing briefs are well written, cogent and thorough. We aim to win." Ed Case managed a law practice that was engaged in activities that are generally labled as "Union Busting!" In what make beleive world is Ed Case a progressive? :http://www.carlsmith.com/PracticeAreas/Labor-Employment.asp
on July 21,2012 | 09:00PM
jkjones wrote:
there you go again, brand mixing and missing the central message. what cave to you dwell. geeez!
on July 16,2012 | 09:08AM
allie wrote:
As a female student, I like her. Honest, caring lady
on July 16,2012 | 12:39PM
pechanga wrote:
Anyone but "caca"phony Inouye aka puppet master's puppets!
on July 16,2012 | 03:00AM
Changalang wrote:
Yup; The machine paints Case as someone that does not work will with others. What that means is that he does not work well with The Machine. In real world terms, that means Ed Case in not corruptible. Mazie who is endorsed by the machine, is owned and operated by Parsons Brinckerhoff. The guy responsible for all these negative ads on the radio is Jouhn White of PRP; Mazie's ex-Chief of Staff. Hawaii deserves better than small minded order taking bureaucrats. Ed Case is the opposite of petty; therefore he is despised by "the good soldiers" in the Hawaii Democratic Party. Thinking Democrats appeal to the independent youth vote. We hear you. Check the box for Ed on August 11th and help move the Hawaii Democratic Party leadership into deeper alignment with the thinking Democrats of our beautiful state. Go Ed Go !
on July 16,2012 | 06:28AM
Admirable wrote:
Ed Case is a conservative Blue Dog Democrat. There is nothing in his record to indicate military service, Chicken-Hawk is the term that comes to mind when analyzing his lack of service in the military but his strong advocacy of the war in Iraq during his short tenure in congress. His ability to split the Hawaiian delegation to Washington DC while supporting George W. Bush and Dick Cheney on the Iraq war leaves many voters disenchanted. His attacks on Senator Akaka during his unsuccessful campaign to oust Senator Akaka are just a glimpse of what Mr. Case is capable of. Mr. Case is an opportunistic conservative lawyer and is willing to do anything to further his own ambitions for power and money.
on July 16,2012 | 08:29AM
wiliki wrote:
Ed Case is a social liberal who has misconceptions about how the free market works. He does not acknowledge free market limitations and does not realize that his economic opinions mean real pain to many in bad economic situations.

The world is not perfect and I think that there is still room to negotiate as Obama has demonstrated these past four years.


on July 16,2012 | 08:54AM
Admirable wrote:
Ed Case is a conservative Blue Dog Democrat. Ed Case is not a social liberal. His support of the war in Iraq was not the position of a social liberal by any standard! His record is totally undistinguished. Mr. Case does not represent the best interest of Hawaii voters. That is why he was beaten in his last attempt to get elected. He is a loser!
on July 16,2012 | 11:21AM
allie wrote:
case is from those who are who serve the rich!
on July 16,2012 | 12:41PM
Changalang wrote:
Is that why he voted against the Bush tax cuts for the rich? It is clear and un-admirable that you too Tulsi supporters have an axe to grind against Ed for slaughtering Tulsi's Dad in the election.....' He said he had held at least 75 talk-story meetings in his district in the past year, and expects to lead two dozen more in coming months. He travels back to his district most weekends while maintaining a 93 percent voting attendance record in 2003. He hasn't missed a vote this year. "I'm not only doing the right thing," Case said, "I'm doing the right thing to get re-elected. ... I focus on doing my job."...Milner said that unless Gabbard, an educator and small-business owner, can establish that he's more than a one-issue candidate, Case should win. ' (10MAY2004; Honolulu Advertiser) Jesus loved all; LBGT too.
on July 16,2012 | 02:24PM
allie wrote:
I support Tulsi. Mufi looks done. Even he knows nobody believes him anymore
on July 16,2012 | 04:20PM
wiliki wrote:
Problem here is that he doesn't even realize that running a business is NOT like running a country. His ideas of good economic policy are kapakahi.
on July 16,2012 | 04:27PM
Changalang wrote:
It will be nice to get some fresh blood and fresh staff in D.C. for the betterment of Hawaii. Tulsi needs focus on serving her Council constituency better and give up the charade. Auntie K. may beat Falsie. Check the grassroots. They are awake.
on July 16,2012 | 07:51PM
Changalang wrote:
So you are criticizing Ed Case for supporting the military while simultaneously criticizing him for not being part of it? LOL. Cheney and Powell fooled a lot of members of Congress with the WMD lies; like Clinton. Akaka's support of Falsie Gabbard to keep his staffers well secured on the taxpayer dole and working in D.C. is not very honorable for a retiring Senator. Knowing, Dan as the true Mr. Aloha that he is, though. It is not surprising he is trying to get job security for his long term aides. I believe if Akaka had retired sooner, his replacement would have been in a better place today having accomplished more than picking out pretty pictures for stamps. It is also quite posible that Ed's ability to cross the isle and compromise may have been able to pass the Akaka bill that Dan could not; his own namesake bill. Wouldn't Hawaii be better off with someone more capable than just a loyal second vote? After all, those are the Peoples' seats, not any one aging Dinosaur politician. Time for Hawaii to move Forward.
on July 16,2012 | 11:25AM
Admirable wrote:
Ed case is a conservative. His advocacy for the War in Iraq combined with his avoidance of military service conforms to the definition of CHICKEN-HAWK! The facts speak for themselves. Ed Case's record was totally undistinguished during his tenure in congress. Mr. Case is a poor choice for the job of senator.
on July 16,2012 | 12:23PM
Changalang wrote:
Your opinion probably means a lot to you. Congrats. That means it is not entirely worthless, like the insane thoughts bouncing around inside the minds of mental patients; probably not as interesting though. Case voted like Obama against the Bush tax cuts. Just throwing you a line to pull yourself back to reality, when your ready. LOL.
on July 16,2012 | 02:18PM
Admirable wrote:
Ed Case has lost in his last three attempts to run for political office. His lack of success and poor record while in office are the contributing factors. His backstabbing attempt to replace Senator Akaka is a matter of record. No one has forgotten how quickly he can turn on his colleagues. No one has forgotten his mediocre performance during his tenure in congress. It all lends to the fact that Mr. Case is a poor choice for the job of senator.
on July 16,2012 | 03:31PM
Changalang wrote:
It is only backstabbing to challenge an opponent to the wek minded voters who forgot the seat is property of the Peoples' Choice. Intelligent Democrats deserve the chance to evolve. Ed is just part of the transition. If not now, then next time. Eventually, the next generation of Democrats will tire of what is rendered onto them and the apathy will turn from frustration into the next revolution within the Democratic Party. Dissidents are multiplying every day. Once the start voting and caring about their children; the old ways are done for. Hawaii deserves better that dust farting bureaucrats that are bought and paid for by special interest. It's okay; we've got time, patience, and enough passion to last a lifetime. No Senator is powerful enough to appropriate a longer lifespan. The dawn of the dissidents is upon you. The sun will come up tomorrow; or the next day. :)
on July 16,2012 | 08:04PM
allie wrote:
Ed is great in sending OTHERS off to war
on July 16,2012 | 04:21PM
Changalang wrote:
Where would Tulsi's campaign be without yes votes, so ambitious veterans can milk their military service for personal gain? ROFL.
on July 16,2012 | 08:06PM
allie wrote:
A law school professor told me case is a real lightweight intellectually
on July 16,2012 | 12:41PM
DAGR81 wrote:
and mazie???
on July 16,2012 | 01:47PM
Changalang wrote:
Umm, he was State House Majority Leader like Blake Oshiro. Sure that wasn't a Richardson janitor? What is happening over there? LOL.
on July 16,2012 | 02:15PM
WesleySMori wrote:
Well ALLIE, What Do YOU THINK He Said IT FOR??? Maybe "CHALLENGING" OUR "NEW LEADERS"???? "GOD BLESS HAWAII & AMERICA"!!!!!!
on July 16,2012 | 02:26PM
allie wrote:
Case..challenging anyone? Not so
on July 16,2012 | 04:21PM
WesleySMori wrote:
ALLIE I MEANT YOU!! For I Think YOU HAVE THE "PROPENSITY " TO BE A "LEADER"!!!
on July 17,2012 | 08:44AM
ehrhornp wrote:
I am tired of referring to Case as a "conservative". Case supported the Bush position far too often. While he would be better than sweet Linda who is little more than a hypocrite, Mazie is by far the better candidate. She had the guts to take on the state House speaker, Henry Peter and challenged him on his conflict of interest. I cannot remember a similar act of courage on the part of Ed Case. Do you want a so called conservative who voted for huge deficits or do you want a person of integrity who will stand up for what is right. Am tired of these phony conservatives who took a balanced federal budget and promptly unbalanced it by giving huge tax cuts to the rich and running two wars off budget. Sorry but I con't consider giving tax cuts during a time of war to be conservative. Please don't refer to Ed Case as a conservative. He is a phony conservative.
on July 16,2012 | 02:13PM
serfboy wrote:
When Ed Case ran against Sen. Dan Akaka, he jumped the gun. Mr Case should have bided his time and he would be in a better position to gain the Senate seat than his is now. He stepped on too many toes. But while she may be likeable and caring, WHAT HAS MAZIE HIRONO ACTUALLY DONE in all this time in the US House?
on July 16,2012 | 08:04PM
MililaniGal wrote:
Not "Anybody but..." Vote for Ed Case! I've voted for Ed Case everytime I could since turning 18. Political parties no longer serve the general public, just themselves. Ed has what it takes, I just hope the stress of knocking one's head against the brick wall that is Washington DC doesn't put him in an early grave. Washington, especially Congress, is FOS. Good luck Ed! You've got my support!
on July 16,2012 | 03:29AM
false wrote:
false3. Can't trust Ed Case. Ask Senator Akaka.
on July 16,2012 | 07:32AM
DAGR81 wrote:
Ed case was right. Senator Akaka should have retired 6 years ago.
on July 16,2012 | 01:50PM
Changalang wrote:
Democracy means choice. The people chose and the Akaka Bill is still non-existent. After all those years, he could not pass his namesake legislation. Is that an objective occurrence that voters should use to evaluate his potency and performance for US in the U.S. Senate. Hell yes. I like Akaka a lot, but his retirement is good for him and Hawaii. Akaka is truly Mr. Aloha and deserves to enjoy his winter years living Aloha with us; the people he served to the best of his abilities for all those years. Aloha, Senator Akaka.
on July 16,2012 | 02:31PM
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on July 16,2012 | 03:39AM
MalamaKaAina wrote:
Taisho808 is a JOKE!
on July 16,2012 | 03:52AM
Admirable wrote:
ED CASE IS A BAD JOKE!
on July 19,2012 | 01:30AM
Ronin006 wrote:
Mazie is a far left extremist who makes Mao look like a conservative.
on July 16,2012 | 03:49AM
allie wrote:
huh? She is in no way radical!
on July 16,2012 | 06:13AM
wiliki wrote:
Quite true.... it's the right wing nut ideology that's way off what the mainstream advocates.
on July 16,2012 | 08:57AM
ehrhornp wrote:
If you define as radical someone who stands up for what is right, then Mazie is a radical and we need more radicals like her. I appreciate that she was the only politician who stood up to Henry Peters and called him out for his conflict of interest. He served two masters. Mazie would make Patsy Mink proud. Ed Case would make Patsy spin in her grave.
on July 16,2012 | 02:23PM
Ronin006 wrote:
Yes, Mazie would make Patsy Mink proud because she is a far left pinko, just like Patsy was. Pinko is one shade from being commie red.
on July 16,2012 | 03:50PM
loquaciousone wrote:
Yea but her mom came all the way to Hawaii to make a better living for herself and lived paycheck to paycheck so mazie knows what it's like to eat steak only twice a week instead of every day and escargot only twice a month.
on July 16,2012 | 07:32AM
false wrote:
False2: So, that makes most people I know qualified for the job.
on July 16,2012 | 02:55PM
ehrhornp wrote:
This is so typical of a brain dead phony conservative. Enjoy subsidizing the rich.
on July 16,2012 | 02:17PM
BillD wrote:
Crossing the aisle isn't inherently good like when you do it to kill Big Bird or facilitating the misguided Iraq War.
on July 16,2012 | 04:12AM
loquaciousone wrote:
I'm voting for case so that I don't have to hear about Mazie's mom anymore.
on July 16,2012 | 04:14AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Yeah, those ads are like in-laws who don't know when to leave. ;-)
on July 16,2012 | 06:34AM
loquaciousone wrote:
It just shows that mazie doesn't have any original thoughts. She needs a puppet master to pull the strings to make her walk and talk. Unfortunately, uncle dan is too old and can't get it up any more.
on July 16,2012 | 06:51AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
I'm voting for Mazie's Mom.
on July 16,2012 | 01:57PM
loquaciousone wrote:
If she can make good andagi, I'll vote for her too.
on July 16,2012 | 02:26PM
kailuabred wrote:
I don't agree with everything that Case espouses, but I wholeheartedly agree that Washington needs moderates...on both sides of the aisle. It's sad that more people don't understand that compromise is not a dirty word. Extremism on both sides causes paralysis and large amounts of animosity.
on July 16,2012 | 05:17AM
false wrote:
False2: I'm with you, just look at the fedearl budget fiasco.
on July 16,2012 | 05:57AM
allie wrote:
Was Jesus a moderate? Being moderate itself is not a virtue necessarily
on July 16,2012 | 06:13AM
Changalang wrote:
Was Jesus controlled by special interests? Jesus raged against the Machine. Ed has done the same and paid dearly for it. I would have helped Jesus carry his cross, and am proud to help Ed carry his. No Democrat should have to suffer at the commands of a self appointed Emperor who is withering away before our eyes after 50 years in Congress. Enough bully politics for Hawaii. Time for us to evolve together.
on July 16,2012 | 06:35AM
Admirable wrote:
Changalang: Really! Ed Case and Jesus? That is quite an analogy... A modern day shyster and the Lord Jesus Christ. The comparison boggles the mind...
on July 16,2012 | 08:45AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Ed's more believable.
on July 16,2012 | 11:01AM
Changalang wrote:
Allie brought up the moderation of Jesus. I simply highlighted that Jesus was persecuted by his own people who tried to put him to Death, and failed. The similarities of Ed's path is pretty clear. Dan Inouye has been trying to kill off fresh talent in the Hawaii Democratic Party just like the Jewish Sadducee threatened by Jesus when he through them out of the Lord's temple for defiling his House with money trading. jesus is resurrected. So is Ed. :)
on July 16,2012 | 11:30AM
Admirable wrote:
LOL! That is amazing! Thank you I needed a good laugh. Have you no sense of shame?
on July 16,2012 | 12:37PM
allie wrote:
My sole point was that Jesus was no moderate. He was the most revolutionary man who ever existed. There is no automatic virtue in being moderate at all. The question is: what is he being moderate about?
on July 16,2012 | 12:45PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Actually, using Jesus in a political metaphor is pretty good. Other than the Bible, Jesus doesn't appear in any written history of the time. Thinly documented recorded of accomplishment that depends entirely on faith. But give me money every Sunday.
on July 16,2012 | 01:56PM
Changalang wrote:
I am ashamed of partisan liars like yourself because you are incapable of feeling guilt yourself for lying to We The People. Everyone in Hawaii politics knows that Dan Inouye is not only the President pro-tempore of the U.S. Senate, but the self appointed Roman Emperor of the Hawaii Democratic Party. He handled himself as such at the 2012 Hawaii Democratic Party Convention.
on July 16,2012 | 02:01PM
Changalang wrote:
Jesus was a moderate, welcoming Gentile and Jew alike to hear his truth. Emperor Inouye is not a moderate, but a self appointed Emperor......... " Oahu County Democrats passed a resolution two weeks ago asking Hawaii's Congressional delegation, the governor and national party advocacy groups such as the Democratic National Committee to remain neutral in races where there is more than one Democrat competing in the Primary...Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, D-HI, have abided by that unspoken rule, staying away from endorsements of other Democrats or advocacy statements before the Primary election. But Inouye, undoubtedly Hawaii's most powerful and influential politician, has been actively taking sides before the Primary much to the frustration of many party members. The resolution, introduced by Hawaii Attorney Joanne Adams, was an outgrowth of that frustration."
on July 16,2012 | 02:03PM
Changalang wrote:
' Inouye ignored the resolution even at the convention. During a 21-minute speech wrapping up the three-day event, he told the delegates that either former Mayor Mufi Hannemann or City Council Member Tulsi Gabbard are good choices for the open seat in the U.S. Congressional election, district 2. “Both of them are fine people,” Inouye said. His remarks excluded other Democratic candidates - such as Bob Marx and Esther Kiaaina - who are actively campaigning for the nomination. And led supporters of Esther Kiaana’s congressional campaign to shout out “Kiaaina!”, “Kiaaina for Congress!” ' (28MAY2012; Hawaii Reporter)........Time for Hawaii to start thinking for themselves. God Bless.
on July 16,2012 | 02:05PM
allie wrote:
Meneki Neko..no. Christ is mentioned by Josephus, a great Roman historian. There is no question he existed. Only question is whether he was the Son of God. I am Christian and know he was. Granted it takes faith. But that Jesus existed is not in any doubt.
on July 16,2012 | 04:35PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
You refer to Antiquities" by Josephus wherein there are 2 mentions of someone construed by believers to be Jesus but careful study has largely debunked that theory. Other than that there are no contemporaneous mentions of him - strange for so famous a figure if the tales were true. But to each their own belief, I respect all religions. Not all politicians, though.
on July 16,2012 | 09:48PM
Admirable wrote:
What a load of B.S.!
on July 19,2012 | 09:54AM
allie wrote:
Case is just a rich guy who thinks he is owed an election. He is just a lightweight
on July 16,2012 | 12:44PM
islandsun wrote:
Actually he is quite humble. He hasnt had much a chance to show what he could do because as Chang mentioned, he was shut out by the corruptors. Mazie is a rail heavy, and will bend over for special interests regardless of the impact on the little guys. Case stands on his own legs.
on July 16,2012 | 01:46PM
Admirable wrote:
WHAT A LOAD OF BS!
on July 19,2012 | 09:55AM
allie wrote:
mazie is moderate but she want to protect Social Security and other things we are entitled to as we have PAID for them
on July 16,2012 | 12:43PM
honmani2 wrote:
What had Case done to bring about solutions? He's talked about it but has he done it?
on July 16,2012 | 06:11AM
Changalang wrote:
The "nothing" you say Ed Case has not doen is about a hundered times more significant than the real nothing Mazie has done wasting Hawaii's time. 8 years of true nothing. Why? Machine Party loyalty. Hawaii deserves better. Ed is, was, and ever shall be better than the Congressional wall flower. Hawaii gets to see the stark differences of the candidates in the coming debate.
on July 16,2012 | 06:31AM
allie wrote:
Case is just a scion of a rich family. His family is far from respected on Kauai. Cut ed feels we should eelct him as he is bored, has no real legal career, and wants glory. Mazie earner her way in the world and most of us identify with her working class background.
on July 16,2012 | 12:51PM
false wrote:
False2: For a freshman from South Dakota you know an awful lot about Kauai. Somethings fishy!
on July 16,2012 | 02:58PM
allie wrote:
North Dakota and yes, I read all the news out here. See SA archives
on July 16,2012 | 04:25PM
false wrote:
False2: Nah, some of that is not in the archives.
on July 16,2012 | 04:38PM
aldfhalisdbflaksdbf wrote:
Have you ever noticed that Case can't point to a single significant bill he ever got through the State Legislature or Congress? So much for his leadership ability. And then he voted in favor of invading Iraq, the only Hawaii rep in congress to do so. So much for his judgment. Case closed.
on July 16,2012 | 06:27AM
Changalang wrote:
So, basically you are claiming that he had no role as State House Majority Leader for any work done during session? That kind of argument only works on ignorant Democrats.
on July 16,2012 | 07:35AM
Opelu wrote:
It looks like races are going to start heating up pre-primary, now to enjoy all the spinning ......
on July 16,2012 | 06:43AM
flying1431 wrote:
Hirono is everything that is wrong with Hawaii and its policies. She is too liveral and does not espouse the values of the local voter like me. I am voting for Ed in the primary.
on July 16,2012 | 07:20AM
connie wrote:
I've met Ed Case here and there over the last 10 years. Ed will always stop and talk. Ed has mellowed over the years. But he is honest and passionate about serving in government. I've also seen Maize Hirono around when she was Lt. Governor, and more recently as our Representative. She never stops to talk. Guess she's too busy. My vote goes to Ed.
on July 16,2012 | 07:34AM
false wrote:
Honest? Where have you been? Ed "Stab em in the back" Case will never live down his previous actions against Akaka. He is washed up in Hawaii politics. Locals remember.
on July 16,2012 | 08:01AM
connie wrote:
I respect and admire Sen. Akaka. Another who always stopped and talked. Sen. Akaka is a gentleman and kind spirit. Judging from the "backstabber" comment, "locals remember." Please "remember" to vote on Aug. 11. And I hope enough "locals" vote.
on July 16,2012 | 09:20AM
allie wrote:
Mazie was very sweet to me and I am just a poor college kid. She took the time after a campus meeting to shake my hand and answer a question that came up when i thought about the speech. I like her. Genuine, good person. I fear Ling;e's evil will swamp her though. No one has Lingle $$$ or cynicism
on July 16,2012 | 12:47PM
Changalang wrote:
The rest of Hawaii shouldn't suffer just because one college kid got struck with puppy love. UHPA endorsed Case I think UH students should follow the advice of their wise professors vs. lovestruck students who can't even sniff through a phony politician like Mazie Hirono.
on July 16,2012 | 02:08PM
allie wrote:
She is not perfect. But Case is a lightweight and Lingle is pure evil. I like Mazie. She stands for good values and I admire her background and chararcter
on July 16,2012 | 04:26PM
Changalang wrote:
I am sorry, but your naivety only proves that you are a lightweight. Mazie is just a paperweight for Dan's desk.
on July 16,2012 | 08:11PM
Kapakahi wrote:
Ed's "diagnosis" of what ails Congress is self-serving, superficial and falls apart on examination. Even if it appeals to the Republican voters who hopes will crossover into the Democratic primary to vote for him.

is the problem really TWO extremes in Washington? Anyone paying attention, certainly any DEMOCRAT, would recognize it is the Republican Party which has swung hard right in recent years, while the Democrats have, in the main, shifted to the center. The Senate Republicans have succumbed to the same "logic" which has guided their brethren in the House. They are dedicated to obstructing all of Obama's proposals in an effort to defeat his re-election.

Yet in Ed Case's presentation, Harry Reid is as extreme as Mitch McConnell. And Mazie Hirono is an "extremist" because she upholds the traditional Democratic positions of FDR, Harry Truman and LBJ, while Ed and his Blue Dog allies win support from the Chamber of Commerce, who poured a half a million dollars into his 2006 campaign trying to defeat Danny Akaka.

Look at the Blue Dogs and the role they have played. They met in Billy Tausin's office, where there was a painting of a blue dog painted by a famous Cajun artist from Tausin's home state of Louisiana. While the Dems controlled the House, the oil, pharmaceutical, military and banking interests poured money into the Blue Dogs in order to force the Dems to serve their interests. And the Blue Dogs delivered for their paymasters. Some of the Blue Dogs, like their founder Tausin's, found it more convenient to switch to the Republican Party. When Obama pushed for healthcare reform and banking regulation, the Blue Dogs joined with the House Republicans to block the reforms and protect the corporate interests.

Ed breaks from the Blue Dogs on environmental and social issues. But is as much a corporate tool on economic issues as the rest of them. The other Blue Dogs are mostly from Southern states or rural districts.Given the nature of their districts, it is understandable they would feel pressure to vote conservatively. Ed comes from a consistently Democratic district. Voters here are NOT pressuring him to vote conservatively. That is just who he is.

My question for Ed: You say Mazie is an "extremist," but have not said the same thing about Linda Lingle. What is your opinion of Lingle's political views? You are, after all, trying to convince Democrats to choose you to be our champion against Lingle. Convince us with your arguments against her.


on July 16,2012 | 08:38AM
Changalang wrote:
Mazie and Inouye will be receiving a lot of payback when the Senate flips in November to GOP control. ED is the only Democrat who will not leave Hawaii suffering for Dan and Mazie's sins by affiliating with the people the GOP despise most. Ed's record of Democratic leadership in this State is above reproach. He is from Manoa and was Majority State House Speaker? Is Manoa and the leadership in OUR house Republican? Embarrassing. Hopefully, the new Democrats have better character to offer as leaders in the next generation then you old dinosaurs.
on July 16,2012 | 11:35AM
allie wrote:
Ummm no. My poly science professor tells me that mazie is actually quite popular in Congress. Even republicans respect her for standing up for children and Hawaii's interests. Case is ok. Just not a heavyweight
on July 16,2012 | 12:50PM
Changalang wrote:
THE POLSC department is not the same as it was decades ago when it was respectable to feed Richardson. Ahh, the good old days. UHPA is with Case because UH Professors know Mazie has always been a sloppy second loser.
on July 16,2012 | 01:25PM
allie wrote:
I like you chang and often agree with you. But why so bitter against mazie? I am from North Dakota and I do not see anything to hate in her.
on July 16,2012 | 04:28PM
Changalang wrote:
If you don't know, then you are not digging deep enough. Hirono and her political career and advancement through loyalty and not ability epitomizes the worse thing about Hawaii politics. I believe this type of political culture is suppressing the youth vote. Kids have never known their parents choices to lose, so they are too apathetic to vote. That does not produce a representative gov't. Machine politics is the end of democracy via attrition of those with the least hope for change. That leads to the expiration of liberty. The youth of Hawaii deserve better than my generation has given them. So, Mazie is more of a symbol than anything else. Hawaii deserves a better class of politician and the winds of change are blowing strong this Primary.
on July 16,2012 | 08:17PM
Changalang wrote:
New generation Blue Dogs do not accept fiscal malfeasance. Mazie is a p!mple of a politician. Ed is a proven Independent capable of thinking and speaking his own mind in defense of his constituents best interest. Mazie can only speak when Dan's good arm is up her back lip syncing the lasted talking points from HQ like an obedient hand puppet.
on July 16,2012 | 01:22PM
Bean808 wrote:
Doesn't most of us still live pay check to pay check?
on July 16,2012 | 08:45AM
wiliki wrote:
Case is mistaken... Democrats are coming from the center and Obama is to the right of that.....
on July 16,2012 | 08:47AM
Changalang wrote:
Obama will need Case to bridge the gap in the Senate when Majority leadership changes hands in November. Dan and Mazie offer nothing but political payback for the constituents of Hawaii. I remember when Inouye brought home the bacon. Now; all he brings back is more pain for OUR people. Think Forward Hawaii Democrats, and make Mazie a part of Hawaii political history best left buried in the yard and forgotten like a dog's bowel movement from yesterday. After all, Mazie has done dukie after eight years to make her mark.
on July 16,2012 | 11:39AM
Admirable wrote:
Obama needs Case like he needs a bad cold. No one will forget how Case tried to shaft Senator Akaka. I could certainly go an entire lifetime time without having to deal with the daily misery Ed Case will bring to Hawaii if elected...
on July 16,2012 | 02:47PM
Changalang wrote:
There are many loyal Democrats who believe performing to the people is more important than respect for elders that have over-stayed their welcome and capacity.
on July 16,2012 | 04:01PM
wiliki wrote:
People who do not respect our kupunas have no respect for history. Usually we learn from our mistakes. Republicans have proved that they will keep repeating the same mistakes as long as it wins them votes.
on July 16,2012 | 04:20PM
Changalang wrote:
When the only voters that show up vote on respect vs. talent; Hawaii gets sloppy seconds. I know you are counting on that, but Democracy should be driven by more than a 40% turnout. There are a lot of ways to respect kapuna. The most self respecting way is to let them retire with dignity; which means bringing them home before they start embarrassing themselves, and THEIR constituents/boss. Do you let your grandma walk in traffic in her underwear? No, you protect them from making "A". Inouye cut Akaka off from funding to finally get him to retire. Was that respectful; or is it okay when it comes from the Emperor?
on July 16,2012 | 08:23PM
Admirable wrote:
ANYBODY BUT ED CASE! ANTI-LABOR ATTORNEY FOR ALMOST TWENTY YEARS? Service on Ed Case campaign website lists service as: Attorney, Carlsmith Ball, Honolulu (1983-2002) Partner (1989-2002). From the website of Carlsmith Ball, Honolulu today 7/21/12. "CONTRACT NEGOTIATION AND ARBITRATION. You find a union authorization card in the employee locker room and realize your company is being organized. What are your rights? What can you tell employees without triggering an unfair labor practice? What constitutes a lawful no-solicitation policy? Who will be eligible to vote if there is an election? We have the experience to guide you through organizing drives and election campaigns. We offer skilled advocacy before the National Labor Relations Board in both election and unfair labor practice proceedings. We have proven expertise to either lead your management bargaining committee or advise it in union contract negotiations. We view arbitrations as an important component of labor contract administration. We understand that unions rely on arbitrations to attack management rights and to gain what they could not negotiate at the bargaining table. We also understand the impact on morale when a poor employee is restored by an arbitrator who strays from the contract. We prepare for arbitrations thoroughly, and well in advance. We take care in selecting the appropriate arbitrator. Our hearing presentations are crisp, organized and to the point. We do not personalize the issues, and we avoid theatrics. Our post-hearing briefs are well written, cogent and thorough. We aim to win." Ed Case law practice is riddled with activities that are generally labled as "Union Busting!" In what make beleive world is Ed Case a democrat? http://www.carlsmith.com/PracticeAreas/Labor-Employment.asp
on July 21,2012 | 09:58PM
allie wrote:
I AGree with you about Dan. He has really hurt this state. Everyone fears him and I cannot abide that
on July 16,2012 | 04:29PM
Changalang wrote:
One voice turns to many when the truth that is only a thought becomes repeated on many lips. Most of Hawaii didn't realize Inouye was out of touch until Ben told him he was. Emperor Dan did not realize he himself was really out of touch until he shared his outrage with the people. The response was akin to the Emperor finding out that he had no clothes. Time for Inouye to take the same advice he gave to his long time friend and colleague.
on July 16,2012 | 08:27PM
allie wrote:
very true..good points
on July 17,2012 | 06:35AM
stevelaudig wrote:
The last thing we need is another white, male, millionaire senator [there are already enough in the senate] who has no grasp of the problems of most of the population and, apparently honestly, if naively, believes that "moderates" are the answer. "Moderates" only believe in their careers.
on July 16,2012 | 09:06AM
Changalang wrote:
Oh I know he is not against it; but he is not owned and operated by Parsons Brinckerhoff like Yoda and Sloppy Seconds Mazie. Why did Emperor Dan push Mazie aside and push Case into Mink's spot over Mazie way back when? Simple, because he knew of Ed's potential and Mazie's shortcomings as a leader. Only when Ed refused to be corrupted, did Inouye turn on him and dedicate himself into squashing Ed out of Hawaii politics. Ed is still standing tall and proud, wish illustrates it is time for Hawaii voters to vote for Hope and Change of the next generation of Democrats like Obama and Ed Case to host a generation of Hawaii politicians that do not operate with a syndicate business model. Instead, the new generation of Democrats believe the strength of ideas implemented as policy should weigh more than who a Hawaii politician is "connected" to. Abercrombie was for the Rail too almost four years ago when it sounded like a good idea. Now, the Rail Mafia has taken over and raped the Public Trust.
on July 16,2012 | 11:40AM
allie wrote:
not accurate
on July 16,2012 | 12:49PM
Changalang wrote:
100% TRUE. That is why it is being censored.
on July 16,2012 | 01:22PM
Changalang wrote:
Censor software strikes again.
on July 16,2012 | 11:42AM
Changalang wrote:
New generation Blue Dogs do not accept fiscal malfeasance. Mazie is a p!mple of a politician. Ed is a proven Independent capable of thinking and speaking his own mind in defense of his constituents best interest. Mazie can only speak when Dan's good arm is up her back lip syncing the lasted talking points from HQ like an obedient hand puppet.
on July 16,2012 | 11:44AM
allie wrote:
Not so. She works with Dan but is not a servant. Case would also need to work with Dan as would lingle. It would be irresponsible not to
on July 16,2012 | 12:48PM
Changalang wrote:
Inouye is dying of old age and the complications of such. Think Forward. Dan is a goner. Working independent of Dan is the only hope for Hawaii having any impact in the next Congress. The National Republicans will be paying the Dan and Mazie show back in spades. Hawaii doesn't deserve to suffer for the sins of The Machine.
on July 16,2012 | 01:21PM
Admirable wrote:
Allie makes a good point. If Ed Case cannot work with the other members of the delegation what good is he? Case is a disgrace after his attempt to oust Senator Akaka in a such a backstabbing and sleazy manner. Nobody could trust Case after that...
on July 16,2012 | 02:23PM
allie wrote:
Akaka is a nice man. I also met him at UH. I even gave him a hug!
on July 16,2012 | 04:30PM
Changalang wrote:
Censor software strikes again.
on July 16,2012 | 01:22PM
WesleySMori wrote:
"WELL" CHANGALANG!! Do YOU BLAME THEM??? "PLEASE Get Your DIPLOMACY BACK"!!! FOR What It'S WORTH, "I BELIEVE In A LOT Of YOUR, "MUSING" But PLEASE KEEP IT "RIGHTEOUS" "GOD BLESS HAWAII & AMERICA"!!!
on July 16,2012 | 02:47PM
Changalang wrote:
I appreciate the input. I have a very high tolerance for the truth and an affinity to bask in the hard truth. It opens doors in other peoples' minds when heard, even if it is painful. Time for Hawaii to move Forward and grow better from our past mistakes.
on July 16,2012 | 07:42PM
Changalang wrote:
I'll be lucky to still be alive by the end of the year. Hard truth is hard on the ears; but needs to be heard, so more can speak it freely. Then, everybody has less to fear from free speech. De 0ppreso Liber ! :)
on July 16,2012 | 04:01PM
Changalang wrote:
Hard truth is hard on the ears; but needs to be heard, so more can speak it freely. Then, everybody has less to fear from free speech. Hawaii's political problems are the fault of the elders. The generation that always shows up and votes out of loyalty have driven down the voter turnout of every other demographic. The youth vote is apathetic because for all of their life they were told to honor seniority and have seen that incumbents get a free pass. This has resulted in a political culture where certain politicians and their devout followers think they are royalty. They forget they work for us. The truth hurts most the truer it is. Everything I have posted here today is true. If it hurts; it is time to choose a better path Forward. I am tired of staying silent and waiting out of respect for representation that looks at We The People as serfs. Time for Hawaii to evolve. Enough already. This Primary will be nothing without all the truth.
on July 16,2012 | 07:36PM
Admirable wrote:
Changalang: You would not recognize the truth if it bit you. You are nothing but a campaign troll for Ed Case!
on July 19,2012 | 01:34AM
Holomua wrote:
Core Democratic values? Are those defined as beliefs which benefit the Democratic party, or benefit the people? Because surely the Democratic party's priority is to maintain its power, and not to benefit the people. Not that the Republicans are any better.
on July 16,2012 | 02:25PM
Ronin006 wrote:
Ok, everyone, listen up. This is what is going to happen in the upcoming senate race. Ed Case is going to defeat Hirono handily in the primary election, but he will lose to Lingle in the general election for the simple reason that the Democrat Party will not publicly support him because of his attempt to unseat Senator Akaka six years ago. Without the backing of the Democrat Party, Lingle will be our next Senator. Hallelujah!
on July 16,2012 | 04:09PM
Ronin006 wrote:
Ok, everyone, listen up. This is what is going to happen in the upcoming senate race. Ed Case is going to defeat Hirono handily in the primary election, but he will lose to Lingle in the general election for the simple reason that the Democrat Party will not publicly support him because of his attempt to unseat Senator Akaka six years ago. Without the backing of the Democrat Party, Lingle will be our next Senator.
on July 16,2012 | 04:09PM
msjoann wrote:
I am voting for Ed Case. No one tells me who to vote for, no politician, no unions! It is my vote and I chose to use my vote as I so please. Thank you!
on July 16,2012 | 04:30PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Here's the thing: Mazie has a sort of bloated look, no? Like living way too high on the hog. I don't like that.
on July 16,2012 | 05:18PM
islandsun wrote:
Mazie is in tight with the rail criminals that bring up Ben but not her. Of course we all know about John Slimy White and Hirono. That seat needs backbone.
on July 16,2012 | 06:21PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
I hope Ed brings up the PRP connection in the debate.
on July 16,2012 | 09:50PM
HEARTOHEART wrote:
As a gay right activist .....I am very pround to say that ED Case was way ahead of his time when he was saying openly that he was for gay marriages and gays in the military ..when dinosaure politician MIKE GABBARD WAS SPREADING MESSAGES OF HATE toward the gays and lesbians community of Hawaii on Hawaii television.and radio We should never forget his contribution for advancing the cause of equal rights in Hawaii . As far as Ed Case voting to send people to war ,,,,,,,,he was like millions of Americans fool by the BUSH administration that was feeding all the false reports of weapons of MASS DESTRUCTION..that Saddam never had . I am more worry about declarations from MAZIE "I am a pacifist because I am a Buddhist "( a non practicing one at that ) I am worry of a women that as said that if elected she will not swear on the BIBLE ....because she does not beleive in the Bible The only other Buddhist in congress was HANK JOHNSON a member o he Buddist cult SOKA GAKKAI and there is more and more informations coming out that MAZIE may have accepted money and volunters from that destructive cult that as poison Japanese politics and want to infiltrate he American congress and senate . Ed Case is the only logical choice if you make your homework correctly
on July 16,2012 | 07:02PM
Changalang wrote:
It goes to character. Ed has proven to try and do the right thing even when it will cost him politically. As an example, Gabbard timed his discriminatory persecution so well that he got the Hawaii Constitution amended against free choice and the LBGT community. The easy thing is what most politicians do; go with the popular flow. Case has champion quality. I want to see what he can do with enough room to run with it. I only realized what kind of horror LBGT endures when I got beat up by three drunk guys for being Gay. The said part was that I am not gay; a bit odd for sure, though. It was the only way they could find to give an excuse to themselves for the savage desire to beat someone. Ever since, I have been an advocate for LBGT rights. It is beyond okay to be different. Difference defines the capacity of tolerance. That can only make a culture smarter and stronger. Gabbard's institutionalized prejudice must be reversed. Our country needs more politicians that live and let live, like President Obama. We are all created and live as equals. We need leaders that will take measures to further that notion.
on July 16,2012 | 08:45PM
Admirable wrote:
Ed Case is a ruthless backstabbing opportunist! A Chicken-Hawk at heart and mediocre legislator at best. He has proven himself lacking time and again. He is a very poor choice for senator...
on July 17,2012 | 12:01AM
allie wrote:
I am not sure he is smart enough to be ruthless or even evil. It is Lingle I fear
on July 17,2012 | 06:36AM
Changalang wrote:
His record of leadership as State House majority Leader alone far outstrips everything Mazie has accomplished in her long parasitical political record of nothing. The only thing more dismal than her non-existent record of accomplishment, is the merit-less attacks of her mindless supporters.
on July 17,2012 | 08:54AM
Admirable wrote:
I disagree! The Trolls for Ed Case are a much more dismal lot. Talk about mindless! Sounds like one of them got beat up by a girl if you look at the comments...
on July 17,2012 | 02:16PM
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