Word of caution to the GOP leadership: it’s not your egg.

Horton and the Egg - a reasonable metaphor for Republican maneurvering?
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Horton and the Egg – a reasonable metaphor for Republican maneuvering?

The only chance for Hawaii’s GOP to become relevant again is to re-invent itself, invite independent thought and rally around the average Joe. Hawaii’s Democrats are strangling themselves under the ham-handed oppression of progressive liberal ideology. The Republicans could make an equally self-destructive choice by remaining insular, controlling and cloistered.  While what’s left of the Island’s Republicans fret over the “shocking” rumors of Mufi Hannemann joining the party, or Bob McDermott becoming the candidate for Governor; they refuse to spend enough time considering the inevitable alternative…and that would be getting their behinds kicked again.  They will continue to be irrelevant if they shun the thousands in the faith-based groups, independents, constitutional conservatives and Hawaiian communities who are all looking for real leadership. People want something to believe in and a reason to get involved, to remain energized…give it to them. To put it bluntly, either stand for something or get out of the way; you cannot succeed as “Democrat Lite,” trying to blend into the muck.

For those who don’t remember Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hatches the Egg, here’s the complete plot summary.  For our purposes Horton is Bob McDermott and Mayzie is an amalgam of the Republican Party elite. And, the egg?  It’s the thousands of people who are starting to realize that Hawaii’s government has belonged to them all along.


The book centers on Horton, a genial African elephant, who is convinced by Mayzie, a lazy, irresponsible bird, to sit on her egg while she takes a short “break”, which turns into her permanent relocation to Palm Beach.

Naturally, the absurd sight of an elephant sitting atop a tree makes quite a scene – Horton is exposed to the elements, laughed at by his jungle friends, captured by hunters, forced to endure a terrible sea voyage, and finally placed in a traveling circus. However, despite his hardships and Mayzie’s clear intent not to return, Horton refuses to leave the nest because he insists on keeping his word, often repeating, “I meant what I said,/ and I said what I meant./ An elephant’s faithful, one hundred per cent!”

The traveling circus ends up visiting near Mayzie’s new Palm Beach residence; she visits the circus just as the egg is due to hatch and demands that Horton return it, without offering him a reward. However, when the egg hatches, the creature that emerges is an “elephant-bird”, a cross between Horton and Mayzie, and Horton and the baby are returned happily to the jungle, rewarding Horton for his persistence, while Mayzie is punished for her laziness by ending up with nothing.







  1. Wait… so the Republicans are supposed to be the good, faithful people who keep their word? HA!

  2. Yes because the 3 Republicans control all the Democrats in state and county governments, making them raise taxes and spend money they don't have

  3. This is a story about a certain Republican politician who was nowhere to be seen during the same-sex marriage special session who would now like to offer himself as the gubernatorial candidate of the faith-based community.

  4. Oh, okay. That makes a little more sense now – in a weird sort of way. So, even though they didn't see him, he was still sitting on those antiquated value systems that are held by his constituents… the bigoted neoclassical liberals.
    I'm allowed to say that because I'm Catholic. So then, what is the main point of this article?

  5. Hi,

    In the old days, when the United States was a true home for the idea that is America (I mean the American People are the first of Earth's People to define themselves in terms of common ideals instead of a common bloodline aren't we?) … when something failed, we tried something different.

    We left it to the Collectivists central planner to die out trying to make a thing gone bad work again.

    So why isn't Hawaii, and now, the right place and time to form Another Party (not another silly Third Party alter ego of the next messiah, or gaggle of folks with too narrow a focus to interest a majority) and replace the Republican Party — grin … "ya know", like it replaced the worn out Party that came before it?

    I mean does anyone believe the Founders could have remained loyal members of a moribund corrupt old Monarchy and worked from within to reform it into America? Or that the GOP is "Supposed" to be one of exactly and only two parties till the sun burns out?

    Starting over with a clean page is the only way to overcome decades of inbred stagnation.

    E.g. for the first time since the last Ice Age the seat owned by Sen. Inouye is open. Will anyone you would like to see in that seat … heck anyone you know and trust … going to kiss the rings and other parts of the GOP power holders to stand for that office? Or will it be another hold your nose and vote for the lesser of two evils again?

    If that's interesting, let us know tap@america-3.org
    George L. Berish
    for/The American Political Party

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