Councilman Gary Hooser is running scared.
Though who can blame him? Especially now that Derek Kawakami has entered the race, thus ensuring one incumbent will not get re-elected.
And that's awfully worrisome for da Hoos, considering how he barely squeaked into last place in the last election:
So when you're frightened of losing both your income and your last thin shred of credibility, what do you do? Well, if you're devoid of any morality, like Hooser, you wage a pre-emptive attack:
Of course, it's not actually true. There is no “industry bloc.” Just six individual candidates who don't happen to share Hooser's paranoia over modern agriculture.
But truth is irrelevant. All that matters is provoking a Pavlovian response in his
It didn't take long before his red shirts revealed their true colors with some shockingly ugly comments, which Hooser hastily purged, before editing his own post:
Yes, don't personally denigrate these candidates. Denigrate them as as group, like Hooser does. It's so much more efficient.
Of course, there were a few thinking folks in the thread who called bullshit, even though they were immediately attacked:
The industry didn't actually put together that bloc in 2014, either. It was a combination of business and agricultural interests that were fed up with the demagogues. They used their votes as individual citizens to get rid of Tim Bynum and Jay Furfaro.
And Gary knows he's next. Even though he is totally devoid of self-awareness:
Oh, no, it's not talking bad about other candidates to tarnish them with the false accusation that they're puppets of the seed industry that Hooser and his minions are trying to destroy.
But it's true — the numbers will speak for themselves. And it's my prediction that Hooser won't get back in. So he's already setting it up to cry and whine and whimper that the big bad seed industry ganged up to get him out.
Uh, no, Gary, it will be your fellow Kauai citizens who sound the death knell for your political career, and not nobody else.
I especially loved the outcry from Gary and others over running a bloc:
Yes, isn't there a way to stop Hooser from illegally using his nonprofit, HAPA, to train and champion candidates through the Kuleana Academy?
Candidates like Tiare Lawrence, the Maui House candidate who weighed in (see her hypocritical "vote pono" comment above) when she's part of a bloc being supported by the Kuleana Coalition, which touts the fact that it accepts anonymous donations:
Of course, it's OK when the regressive "progressives" do it because they're good. But the corporations (aside from the ones that fund the red shirts' nonprofits and campaigns ) are evil, and must be held to a different, higher standard.
Yet for all their self-righteousness, and claims of indignation, they are totally oblivious to the lies and shenanigans of their beloved Hoos:
Yes, it so shocking to see how many folks remain blind to Hooser's dirty tricks and demagoguery, and all the damage he's caused in this community.
But as the old saying goes, there are none so blind as those who will not see.