May 23rd, 2010
03:18 AM ET

Democratic infighting gives GOP rare victory in Hawaii

Republican Charles Djou took advantage of an intra-party fight among Democrats to snatch a House seat that Democrats had held for 20 years in Hawaii.

Djou, a Honolulu city councilman, won 67,274 votes or 39.5 percent of those cast.

The special election was for the state's 1st congressional district, which opened up after 10-term Democratic lawmaker Rep. Neil Abercrombie stepped down earlier this year to concentrate full-time on his bid for Hawaii governor.

The seat includes Honolulu and some surrounding suburbs. President Obama, who spent parts of his childhood in the district, won 70 percent of the vote in the 2008 presidential election.

But there were two Democratic candidates on the ballot in this election and recent polls indicate they were splitting the vote.

The results, posted on the state's Office of Elections website late Saturday, proved likewise:

State Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, considered the more liberal candidate, received 52,445 votes or 30.8 percent. She had been in third place in recent polls, but she refused to step aside.

Former Rep. Ed Case, considered the more moderate candidate, garnered 47,012 votes or 27.6 percent.

The special election was a winner-take-all contest, with only a plurality needed for victory.

National Democratic Party organizations favored Case but did not formally endorse either of their party's candidates.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ran ads that criticized Djou. But earlier this month, after it was clear neither candidate would drop out, the DCCC stopped spending any more money or time on the race.

Djou will have to defend the seat come November, and national Democrats are saving their firepower for that contest, when only one Democrat will be on the ballot.

"We're looking at November in Hawaii," Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the DCCC chairman, told reporters Thursday. "I think you all know the situation, and it's important that people do understand the unique circumstances of a special election in Hawaii - you don't have a primary. You have, in this case, three candidates - two Democrats and one Republican. I can confidently predict that the Democrats together will get a majority of the vote. Just like the Democratic candidate in November will get a majority of the vote."

But a win for Djou in the special election was seen as a symbolic victory for the GOP.

"The fact that we have an opportunity to win in President Obama's childhood district where he received 70 percent of the vote in '08, speaks to the quality of Charles Djou's candidacy and the level of Republican voter intensity across the country," Ken Spain, NRCC communications director, said last week.

soundoff (148 Responses)
  1. Scott

    I would think that Another democrat defeat to the GOP is another democrat stronghold would had been front page news still....

    May 23, 2010 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Kip

      The only thing that should be front page news is that Hawaii electoral law should be changed to require a runoff or primaries so that the least favorite candidate of 60% of the voters doesn't end up with a seat in the House, even temporarily. Oh, and I live in Hawaii. Djou is going to be lucky to get the 40% in a bad loss in November.

      May 23, 2010 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob in Florida

      If the two Democrats were stupid enough to stay in the race without working out which would run, I wouldn't want them in Congress. Hawaii, gasp, is better off with the Repub.

      May 23, 2010 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      It's amazing the length CNN (and the crazy leftists bloggers here) will go to explain how a loss isn't due to their policies.

      May 23, 2010 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Charles

      It's not huge news because it's not a big deal. Hawaii isn't a battleground state by any means. Both democrats refused to step down because to do so now would mean they couldn't successfully run for the full election. If you think this seat stays republican long, check back and see for yourself.

      May 23, 2010 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Justin

      And I would ask why is a democrat losing trumpeted as a "referendum" or "the sleeping giant awakening" but a republican losing greeted with crickets chirping? Do a little research, there are more retiring seats from Republicans than Democrats, and sets won lost through special elections are flat....

      May 23, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Alan from Georgia

      The Law of the Harvest on full display – How could the Dems not see this coming?
      One must never forget the Law of the Harvest: You reap what you sow, after you sow, and more than you sow. The Dems have been "ruling" over the nation against the will of the people instead of "governing" in accordance with the will of the people. Now, the Dems will reap the whirlwind which will cast the Dems out of office is overwhelming numbers.
      The Dems have already lost big in Mass, NJ, Va, Pa, and now, even in Obama's Democratic stronghold hometown in Hawaii. The harvest is just beginning. There will much more reaping (and weeping for the Dems) before this year is over. You reap what you sow. Observe the whirlwind, my friends.
      November is coming.

      May 23, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Jon

      That's what they said about Rand Paul too. And what about the symbolic chance they had to pick up the seat in PA from the late Jack Murtha?

      May 23, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Diogenes

      Another lib stronghold just says NO to the current policies. Lib media find excuses.

      May 23, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Christopher

      Kip hits the nail on the head. The fact is that in a case like that, the law should say that the person with the LEAST amount of votes or persons with the least amount of votes are cast out, and it goes down to whoever gets over 50% of the vote in a run-off.

      Heck, they could even do an INSTANT run-off by asking people who is their 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. choice.

      May 23, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • RB

      The once great CNN is now part of the lamestream media in bed with Obama. I'm surprised they even mentioned it. Their hypocrisy grows by the day.

      May 23, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • 5TT6

      Stop whining, You guys won a seat because those stupid Dems over there devided the democratic vote. 🙂 make it one on one next time. And it's not front news because well we just don't care about the Republicans no more lol

      May 23, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • RB

      The Bowbama lemmings are scurrying everywhere, trying to make excuses for the DoNotCare party. They are only getting a small dose of what is coming in November. America is sick of Socialism being rammed down our throats by the WH Muslim. dailyradar.com/beltwayblips/video/obama-admits-he-is-a-muslim/ Open your eyes, America, before the country is gone forever.

      May 23, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Edward

      What most people don't get is that all those parties including the tea party are crooks.
      this is not a country of THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, AND FOR THE PEOPLE.
      It is OF THE BUSINESS, BY THE BUSINESS, AND FOR THE BUSINESS.

      And the people should read the DECLARATION OF IDEPENDENCE which was the reason there was the civil war.
      It states that "When this government we created fails to take care of its people, then that government should be overthrown and another put in place that represents the PEOPLE.

      I am from a heritage that is older than most here in the U.S. It goes back before this Country was founded.

      May 23, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. galaxy quest

    The silent majority/tea-party-ers have figured it out. Just get out n vote. Don't mess around with the idiots on the forums, don't bother to post logic, don't bother to attempt to explain. Just get out n vote.

    And a REPUBLICAN won in Hawaii. How big of a slap in the face is that to obama, reid and pelosi????

    Soon the liberals and socials will be on this forum and all you will read is personal attacks. Not one idea or thought that is not a rant against conservatives, christians, tea party er.......... Just personal attacks,.

    May 23, 2010 at 4:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Kurt

      What, exactly, has changed for you under the Obama administration? Be specific. Which policy is "socialist" and how is it "socialist"? You think the current economic crisis was caused by Obama's policies. OK. Which one and HOW exactly. Do you know how socialsim works in democratic countries, like our own? Pubilc schools are socialist. Social Security, socialist. The militiary is publicaly owned, so it is socialist. Medicare. Police departments. Fire fighters. Look, you ideologue, taxes have been lowered under Obama. Gun rights have gotten less restrictive under Obama. You don't care about helping America, you just want Republicans to win no matter how poorly they have governed in the past. That type of voluntary ignorance is really sad.

      May 23, 2010 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
    • David

      The only story here is that the stupid Dem's split the ticket...

      May 23, 2010 at 4:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Pippan

      Get real! Of course Djou won the seat; that's because three top-tier candidates were running and two were Democrats. Duh. So let Djou enjoy the seat for the next several months because in November he'll be running against ONE Democrat who will crush him. There's no doubt about that and even the Republicans know it. So anyone comparing this to the Scott Brown win need to wake up. The reason Brown won is because the Democrat he was running against turned out to a total loser as a candidate. If John Boehner and some other top-tier Republican were running against a top tier Democrat in a special election, the Democrat would definitely win.

      May 23, 2010 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Diogenes

      Kurt
      Specifics? How about millions of hard working Americans who invested in their education so that they could have financial security, good insurance, etc while others partied away being told they now need to pay for those who partied away.
      How about Amnesty for 17 million criminals who are here bleeding our education and health care system dry?
      How about loyal Americans who are marginalized so a few radicals do not feel picked on in OUR country?

      The current economic crisis was the reslt of 20 plus years of both parties working hard to destroy the middle class that drove America to greatness?
      Questions for you. What taxes have gotten lower? Most states have added to sales tax, medical insurance premiums have gone UP? The school system needs more to pay for the millions of illegal kids and to throw kids out for wearing the American Flag to school.
      How have gun rights been improved under Obama?
      Many of us would like to have both parties tossed out because neither side cares about helping America, they just want to get re-elected and they will say whatever radical thing churns the masses in hopes more vote. Then they fill their freezers with cash, screw anything that moves.
      Your type of voluntary ignorance blindly following your chosen side really sad, and not in America's best interests.

      May 23, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • truthhound

      silent majority...really...I don't think so

      More like fringe minority...

      take a look at some of the racist...hate...coming out of alot of the tea party rallies...and your saying that a majority of the country feels that way...I would hope not.

      it will be interesting to see how you repubs will frame the discussion when november comes and goes and what you think will happen doesn't happen.

      What month will we have to wait for then?

      May 23, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • RB

      I see the same old tired Libtard mantra is spewing forth - racist, KKK, Nazi, Teabagger, Blame Bush Blame Palin. Yawn. Maybe you should go get more programming from your fine leaders, the racist Al Sharpton, the racist Jesse Jackson, and let's not forget Reverand 'God Damn America' Wright. Yessir, you have a lot to be proud of there, you hypocrits.

      May 23, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Edward

      The Tea party is the Replublican party tryibg to bamboolze the american people and its working.
      get the book "POLITICS FOR DUMMIES".

      May 23, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kurt

      Diogenes,

      1. Amnesty was Reagan (which Bush fought to expand), genius. 2. State (sales included) taxes are NOT federal taxes and unless you are making over $250,000 (and if you are, I'm done talking to you anyway) you are paying LESS federal income tax under Obama. 3. Obama signed into law legislation that allows guns to be carried into national parks.
      Do you know how to read or are ALL your opinions based on statements make by Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck?

      May 24, 2010 at 4:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. Waikoloa Hawaii

    Congratulations!! Djou!!! Hawaii is on the way to being Republican.

    May 23, 2010 at 4:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. Benpers

    Djou won, but there were 2 democrats running. Dems still got 59% of the vote versus 39% for the GOP. The real test will be in Nov where Djou will need to persuade Case or Hanabusa voters to vote for him.

    May 23, 2010 at 4:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Patriot1028

      So if the combined vote of Crist and Rubio in Florida exceeds that of the democratic candidate will that mean it is a win for the republicans?

      May 23, 2010 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Pat

      Patriot, you're missing the point. Lmao. The Crist-Rubio-Meek race is in the general election. The Hawaii race was a special election to hold the seat only till the end of the year, and the November election will be a DEM vs a REP... no IND. In other words, the REP will get his butt handed to him on a platter.

      May 23, 2010 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Edsall

      A los is a loss, they mis calculated and thus showed a lack of preparation and ability or organize. Enough said! Regardless of what you think of Obama why the heck would you want a party to be in power that could not figure out how to win this election. Even if for a short period of time. What does that tell voters that their votes are not important until Nov. What ever legislation is voted on until Nov is really not important to the country or the State of Hawaii. Absolutely ridiculous and poor planning on the part of the two candidates. Its a shame is these two ask the people for their vote and money ever again....

      May 23, 2010 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
    • truthhound

      "Edsall"
      I don't think that anybody is trying to say the Dems didn't loose...that is an argument that can't be made. The Dems lost...now on to the point. Even though the dems lost...the Republican candidate didn't garner enough of the vote in this test to make a credible challenge to A Dem in the general election. Had the guy gotten 80, 70, 60...or even 50 percent of the vote...the Dems would be running scared. He didn't...he only got around 39 percent of the vote...both of the Democrats combined won the majority of the votes...so it stands to reason...in the general election when this guy is running against only one democrat...if we apply the same logic....the outcome is obvious.

      May 23, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  5. P. DAY

    I am glad Charles Djou won, Here in Hawaii we have had the same old people that have done next to nothing for the people of Hawaii. Along comes a very uplifing, enthusiastic, younger Candidate CHARLES DJOU who wants to slow big government spending, let you keep more of what you earn. In Hawaii we have had the same old politicians for way to long and it has become corrupt and stagnant. It is time for some new younger people with some fresh ideas who are tired of the good old boys club. We sill have two old Senators that are in there late eighties and there ways are long outdated.

    May 23, 2010 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. Patriot1028

    The story line should simply show this as a win for the republicans. How will the headlines go in FL with Crist and Rubio splitting the votes. Will it be called in-fighting?

    May 23, 2010 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
    • teaisgop

      The headline accurately reflects REALITY...something that the right hates in their news. If you had been paying attention, the FL governors race has been well covered, and the fact that the Dems may win due to a split vote has been widely acknowledged. STOP claiming any news that you don't like is biased...that horse has already been beaten to death.

      May 23, 2010 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  7. teaisgop

    So what part of 59% vs 39% do you right wingers not understand!! It is becoming increasingly obvious that the November elections are not going to end up as you had hoped and you are DESPERATE to seize on any shred of hope you can find...including declaring a national mandate with such a low vote count. In a few short months, this seat will be back on the D side of the isle and the GOP will remain in the minority where they belong!

    May 23, 2010 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
    • American Elephant

      In the minority, paying for your welfare.

      Massachusetts, New Jersey, now Hawaii....Barbra Boxer is in danger in California, Harry Reid is going to lose his seat...blue state after blue state is electing Republicans.

      America is utterly rejecting regressive "progressivism"

      Americans threw Democrats out of office after just 2 years last time they controlled all the levers of power too....

      Seems it is Democrats that Americans think belong in the minority after just a few months in office the country cant STAND you anymore! That's the way it works. Every 20 years or so, with the media propagandizing for you, Americans forget how disastrous your party is, put you in power based on your lies, then want to fire you 5 minutes later! As the whole country cannot WAIT to throw you out of power after only 2 years in control. (Actually Democrats have been in control of congress for FOUR years, which is why we HAD hte recession and financial crisis to begin with, but polls show that a majority of Obama supporters wrongly believed Republicans had been in control of congress)

      Its just a shame we have to wait until November. Democrats will do so much more damage between now and then!

      May 23, 2010 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Common Sense should prevail everywhere

      When will people ever learn. Why make this a case about a republican winning in OBAMAs childhood home. WHO GIVES A RATS A$$. lets make it about issues that make this country stronger. I cant see why everyone wants to blame a political party, BLAME the IDIOTS in the political PARTY. After 8 years of GW and trillions of dollars wasted abroad, you MORONS should be happy a president is INVESTING in AMERICA, maybe we can educate some of the unemployed and undeducated to try to create more of a wage base in this country once again.

      May 23, 2010 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
    • teaisgop

      I guess the old adage about an elephant never forgetting is wrong....you seem to have forgotten that the same thing happened to both Regan and Bush...yet to this day you speak of the "Regan Revolution" The results in November remain to be seen....but i would recommend that you right-wingers hold off on your celebration....

      May 23, 2010 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jakedog

    There's a tidal wave coming in November. The 2008 election was a referendum against the inept governance of George W. Bush, so we got suckered into voting for a Manchurian candidate and now we're learning all about secular socialist liberalism and we're taking our country BACK.

    May 23, 2010 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Pippan

      Yeah, just like the "tidal wave" that happened with the John Murtha seat, right? You know, the seat that all the big Republicans said would be won by the Republican. Oh wait, Murtha's top aide won that seat last week, by a wide margin. LMFAO how delusional you conservatives are. I'll be all the tea poopers are proud of this Rand Paul nutcase, now that they're finding out what a wacko he really is. Now that's someone to be proud of – a guy who would vote against civil rights in private business, so admitting that he'd be ok with discrimination if a business wants to discriminate. What a great guy.

      May 23, 2010 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
    • jane

      Dream on. Dems will lose in NOV and so will Repubs. they'll probably come out even. Jane

      May 23, 2010 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      Jane, that makes no sense. But whatever. And let's count how many teabaggers have won a seat so far? Umm, zero. And for those of you thinking Rand Paul – wrong! He only won the primary. But he's going around with his big talk like he's a senator already, which is actually sort of hysterical.

      May 23, 2010 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      I want to hear you repeat that on January 20, 2017, when Obama is ending his second term, and President Hillary Clinton is being inauguarated.

      May 23, 2010 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Edsall

      The Bush example for conservatives is no longer going to work. Obama is surrounding himself with idiots just as Bush did enough said. But make no mistake, Obama is on schedule to spend more than bush in only one term, and I for one dont see it going anywhere unless your a govt employee. Do you?

      May 23, 2010 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Ohhiya

      Clinton/Pelosi 2016!!!!!

      May 23, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  9. Dksldj

    To all you delusional Republicans, remember the 39.5% that Djou got in the special election because that's going to be his total in the November election, too. The Democrat will get the other 60%. Accept reality or stay in denial. Your choice.

    May 23, 2010 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
    • HomeInHawaii

      I try to be as objective as possible when it comes to politics. I like Djou but there's no way I'm going to fool myself into believing he's going to keep this seat. Everyone here knows that he's not going to win in the general election. That doesn't make me happy, but what's the point of pretending that he's going to keep it? I could accept Case, but I have a strong feeling that Hanabusa, who's too liberal for me, will be the one to run against Djou.

      May 23, 2010 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  10. Robert

    This wasn't a victory for the GOP. This was a tactical malfeasance on the part of the Democratic Party. Get your act together.

    May 23, 2010 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Vedda

      Definitely. It's a shame the twos democrats couldn't sit down and work this out. They both knew that neither could win this special election. But maybe each of them was saying (to themselves), "Well, I won't win the special election but I'll get more votes than the other democrat, then I'll win in November."

      May 23, 2010 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
    • stormerF2

      It was a Democratic loss,that is for sure.

      May 23, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  11. jane

    YEH, either way you look at it, the dems got over 57 percent of the vote, they will win come Nov. the repubs look foolish declaring this a republican victory., or trying to diss the president. Jane

    May 23, 2010 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Kelly

      Not a big deal, but actually the two Democrats had 58.4% combined. And you're right, the Republicans do look foolish for trying to make people believe this was a "real" victory. EVERYONE knows exactly why they won and that it won't be theirs for long.

      May 23, 2010 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Edsall

      More like they stole 57% of the peoples time who took time to support and vote for those two fools. What a waste! They should apologize publicly for wasting their time and money. Perhaps they should show a transcript of all the money each dem candidate spent on the campaign just their party knows that while people are unemployed and need assistance the party will support two candidate to a loss.....

      May 23, 2010 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  12. CaseForDjou

    Many Case voters like myself will be voting for Djou. The race should be close in Nov., but it will not be a landslide victory for the Dems. If Hanabusa wins over Case in the primary, she's not going to get my vote. Hanabusa is just too polarizing for my taste and too beholden to the old boy Dem network. Time to shake n' bake the unions.

    May 23, 2010 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
    • HomeInHawaii

      "Many Case voters like myself will be voting for Djou." Hahahahahahahahaha. And where's your backup for that ridiculous statement?? Show us proof. Sorry, but Djou is going to get beaten by at least 15 points in November. I like Djou too, but I like to keep it real.

      May 23, 2010 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  13. jane

    And by the way taking it back to WHERE, PRE CIVIL WAR days, this is what it feels like. Don't you folks know that in 1898, the law was challenged on the 14th ammendment that AZ is trying to change, it was ruled that children born to Illegal chinese parents were AMERICAN CITIZENS. but I GUESS AZ wants to go back to pre 1898. and by the way there is a provision in this 14th ammendment that states cannot change it on their own or it cannot be changed by the supreme court but has to go to congress and they need more than the simple majority rule . thankfully our forefathers thought ahead. Jane

    May 23, 2010 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
    • JimInOhio

      So you're proposing sneak over the border, drop a baby and it becomes an American citizen? I don't think that's how immigration is intended to work...

      May 23, 2010 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
    • frank

      Jane, pre civil war days in 1898?? Really?? i'm no liberal, so correct me if i'm wrong, but the civil war was from 1861-1865.

      May 23, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • jhfleet

      You attended public school I presume?

      May 23, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Carl Lewis

    Kurt. Really? I mean really?
    You don't see how Obama is trying to reduce the USA to a third world country? How is is making this into a socialist country? Really?

    Wow, talk about a disconnected, drink the kool aid, voter. Notice I didn't say American because that is questionable today with that 'snake oil salesman' in the White House.
    I am not spending a lot of time on such a mis-informed person. Here is a top list: Health Care – rammed it in through the backdoor, knowing most Americans didn't want it. 2) Bailouts for his union buddies, GM. See, we won't buy crap cars so Obama will make us pay for them through the bailout. 3)the TARP money, given to companies that don't deserve it or need it. Basically a payoff to the 'friends' that put money into his campaign.
    Ya, that 'hope and change' was a little different that what Americans thought!
    You can think what you want Kurt, but the majority of Americans believe we are going in the wrong direction because of Obama, and they are right, you know why? Because they stay informed, unlike CNN trolls that take a sound bit and make it their political stance.
    Grow up Liberals, there are other views besides your selfish views..

    May 23, 2010 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Justin

      Lets see here... Obama ran for president with health care as a major part of his platform. A majority of Americans were for it before they were against it (do a little research on poll numbers by date), and many went against it after a HUGE media blitz by big pharm and big insurance and several hysterical talking heads trying "energize the base" with crap like "death panels". It also required Congress and the Senate... Honestly, you make it sound like Obama said he would never change healthcare then got in the white house and unilaterally took control of the country, cackling like a bad B movie villian.... How would the Panama born John McCain handled the financial crises he would not even acknowledge as coming during the election?

      May 23, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
    • bigbusinessftl

      Carl it's amusing to see you calling liberals selfish, while you simultaneously make it clear you would deny health coverage to people who need it – benefits like coverage for children with pre-existing conditions and removal of annual and lifetime caps on coverage is just such an awful thing isn't it? And you mention the bailout to GM for example, but you fail to mention that they have already repaid the loan with interest, or does FOX not report stories like that?

      May 23, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • K

      TARP and GM were bailed out by President Bush so you might want to do a little research before you start bashin someone. President Obamas bailout was the economy so maybe do a little fact checking first.

      May 23, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • ynot4tony2

      So...GM "paid back the loan with interest", you say? And then you muse that Fox "doesn't report stories like that." That's funny, considering how you are so misinformed yourself.

      GM paid back "the loan" out of "grant money" given during the bailout. In other words, they were still given plenty of free money they never had to pay back, and it was from this free money they paid back their "loan".

      May 23, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  15. CaseForDjou

    HomeInHawaii, as you know, there's more diversity in the Democratic party than GOP. And where's your backup for your challenge to my statement? There are many Dems like myself that side with Case who will vote for Djou in the general even though he's a Republican because of the mere fact that we don't like the old boy Democratic machine....Many Caucasians who voted for Case who vote for Djou....

    May 23, 2010 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
    • HomeInHawaii

      I'll bet you're the last person we'll be hearing from on election night. You know, the night when Djou gets his butt kicked by whomever the Democrat is? Djou will be extremely lucky if manages to get 45% of the vote. But if you want to pretend he has a chance of winning in November be my guest. I told you, I like Djou. But he has no chance of holding that seat.

      May 23, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
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