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    Djou wins U.S. House seat
    The GOP trumpets a victory on Obama's home turf, while Dems promise to regroup

    By B.J. Reyes

    The celebration at Hawaii Republican Party headquarters was barely 15 minutes old as Charles Djou, the GOP's newest darling, had already moved past the historic victory and turned his sights toward the general election in November.

    "I know there are going to be pundits out there who are going to try to minimize the significance of tonight's election," Djou told a crowd of jubilant supporters after winning the special election to fill the vacancy in Hawaii's 1st Congressional District.

    "These pundits are going to say the only reason this evening occurred is because of unique political circumstances," he added. "These pundits are going to tell you to ignore the results of what happened here tonight. We're here to tell them they are wrong."

    Djou won with close to 40 percent of the vote in the mail-in special election, beating Democrats Colleen Hanabusa, with 31 percent, and Ed Case, 28 percent.

    He now will head to Washington to take over Office 1502 in the Longworth Building, once occupied by Democrat Neil Abercrombie. The last of Abercrombie's staff packed up last week.
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    That's the community organizers home district too.
    The 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.

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    Can we just skip ahead to the male escort scandal with this one?
     

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    The 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.

    It is said that branches draw their life from the vine. Each is separate yet all are one as they share one life giving stem . The Bible tells us we are called to a similar union in life, our lives with the life of God. We are incorporated into him; made sharers in his life. Apart from this union we can do nothing.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Can we just skip ahead to the male escort scandal with this one?


    LOL! Maybe he's either not gay, or he is openly gay (which defeats the purpose of male escort scandals in general, unless it's particularly kinky).


    In the photo at the link, he looks like a Hawaiian version of Joel Osteen. That's not necessarily a bad thing.
     

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    Retaining the seat will be the real fight, but it's still nice to see the Democrats choking back a bit of crow. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
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    The GOP trumpets a victory on Obama's home turf
    That's strange, Djou doesn't look Kenyan. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Can we just skip ahead to the male escort scandal with this one?
    Yay stereotypes! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Retaining the seat will be the real fight, but it's still nice to see the Democrats choking back a bit of crow. :D
    Yeah, that's going to be a tough fight for Djou. He only has the seat until this November IIRC, and then he'll have to run for it again. From what I've read this district is full of welfare dependent parasites who need someone to bring home the bacon. The only reason Djou won was because the two Democrats who were running were both too narcissistic and arrogant to flip a coin for the race, and they ended up splitting their own vote.
    "In England a king hath little more to do than to make war and give away places; which in plain terms, is to impoverish the nation and set it together by the ears. A pretty business indeed for a man to be allowed eight hundred thousand sterling a year for, and worshipped into the bargain! Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived."
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