The Hawaii Republican Assembly or HIRA has been reduced to a wizened husk of what it once was. No one can yet explain how Eric Ryan became “president” and “treasurer” of the corpse of this once legitimate organization. Was there was ever an election or did Ryan simply show up and take over?
All we know for sure is that Eric Ryan wants us to believe he is the voice of “real conservatives,” and the “conscience of the Republican Party.”
The stated mission of HIRA is “take back the Republican Party” and “elect Republicans.” Ironically, Ryan proposes to do this by attacking and slandering every single elected Republican that still remains as well as all the current officers of the Republican Party of Hawaii. Just how this helps build the party is left unexplained.
Even Patricia Saiki, the grande dame of the Hawaii Republican Party and former U.S. Congresswoman is dismissed by Ryan as a “rino” and “crook.” GOP Chairman Fritz Rohlfing, a prominent Honolulu Attorney, is called by Ryan a “Satanist,” and “complete loser” and “filthy scumbag.” Believe it or not others actually fare worse. Ryan relentlessly attacks “these sleazebags,” who have “zero integrity and complete disregard for the truth.”
He portrays himself as victimized by the “hatred for HIRA and Eric Ryan’s conservative truth-telling.” In reality it’s clear he is the one dishing out the vast majority of the hatred. And, his highly documented history in Hawaii doesn’t speak well for Eric’s ability to tell the truth. He was summarily fired from organizations like Stop Rail Now, John Carroll for Governor, Kym Pine for City Council and Tom Berg’s City Council Office. In each case, missing money, delusional behavior and chronic lying were mentioned as reasons why Ryan was asked to move on. And, in each case, Ryan unleashed vindictive campaigns of online slander and vilification on his previous employers.
Here’s what some of the people who knew Ryan best and worked with him and fired him have to say.
Councilwoman Kym Pine said, “It’s unfortunate that a single person can so easily attempt to extort money through constant threats, lies and harassment.”
Councilman Tom Berg echoed, “This guy would wake up every morning looking to hurt people.”
2011 Gubernatorial candidate John Carroll was more specific, “He also forged my signature on a contract and tried to use that to extort me for more money, even though it was very clear forgery. In all, he took about $30,000 from me.”
Eric Ryan, the “conscience of the Republican Party,” is now sanctimoniously accusing everyone else of corruption
Now that he has finagled complete control over the messaging being puked out by HIRA, I encourage you to mull over these examples of his actual rhetoric and be the judge of his motivations, integrity and mental health for yourself.
Actual quotes from Eric Ryan on HIRA online posts and newsletters
On Representative Bob McDermott: “It’s as if McDonut took TheBus and then rode TheRail to today’s meeting straight from spending all night in his smelly basement in old Ewa Beach; drunk on stale Doritos and a gallon of Keif “I Luv Mufi” Trollman’s 200 proof fermented urine.”
On Pat Saiki and Oahu League of Republican Women President and National Committeewoman Miriam Helriech: “It’s time for zero-integrity Hellreich and Saiki to join equally corrupt Fritz Rohlfing far away from party headquarters. It’s time for these crooks to go.”
On Party Chairman Fritz Rohlfing: “How can this crooked mental midget live with himself knowing he is such a complete loser and filthy scumbag? Satanic Rohlfing… an unethical, lying sack of horse manure.”
On Jack James, Exec. Director of the State GOP: “useless, corrupt, lord of the idiots named Jack James.”
On State GOP Vice Chairman Boyd Ready: “Rohlfing’s other RINO towelboy and fluffer, Boyd Not-So-Ready. TowelBoyd Ready is a dishonest loser and a con man…just ask his angry and vindictive RINO wife, Antya.”
In addition, Rep. Gene Ward, the other National Committeeman, and ALL other elected Republicans are rino’s (Republicans in name only) and according to Ryan they all must be removed from office and replaced with “real Republicans,” whatever the hell that means.
If you’ve had enough of this idiot…join the club.