Monkey Business Report: NCGOP convention edition

Jim Womack is at it again.  He’s asked some tough questions of the plotters seeking to oust party chairman Hasan Harnett.1348851688-fracker-720x540

Now, the Lee County Republican — an Army veteran, former county commissioner, and current NCGOP executive committee and resolutions committtee member — senses there is something really rotten in Denmark Raleigh:

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In reviewing the Rules Committee report for our upcoming NCGOP Convention tonight, I couldn’t help but notice what I think is a major change in rules on voting our resolutions and a VIOLATION of our State Plan of Organization:

http://ncgopconvention.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2016-FINAL-RULES-APPROVED-03_28_2016.pdf

“Rule 10 H. A resolution shall require a two-thirds vote of the Delegates in the affirmative in order to pass.”

Now, I recall from past conventions that a simple majority was all that was needed to pass a resolution. Plus, our Plan of Organization makes no mentimonkeyon of having a super majority of votes to do anything except to amend the plan of organization, to consider resolutions not presented until the day of the convention, to suspend convention rules, to address matters for which proper notice had not been given, to take on debt, to declare someone ineligible to hold office, or to remove someone from office.

I can only surmise that this new rule is being cleverly inserted to prevent resolutions that are unpopular with certain party elites from passing. Goodness knows the party elites were not happy last year with the passage of a few conservative resolutions that passed muster with the GOP rank and file- even though the resolutions were seriously delayed through cheap parliamentary tricks until well after the convention.ncgop

Please join me in asking the NCGOP leadership to leave the voting requirement at a simple majority for resolutions that were reported out of the Resolutions Committee. To do otherwise is a slap in the face of our faithful conference attendees.

Warm Regards/

Jim Womack
Lee County
Resolutions Committee Member from District 2

 

6 thoughts on “Monkey Business Report: NCGOP convention edition

  1. There are some pretty good resolutions that they want to fail…such as the one supporting Hasan

  2. It is all about control. This is just another way to muzzle the riff-raff of the grassroots. It is our party, not yours, and we will keep it. Our super high delegate registration fee will do what it was designed to do and keep many of those grassroots peons away, but we have other means such as this rule to deal with you if you get too fesity.

    Remember, it is ours, not yours, and it is going to stay that way. Hasan is a good example of how we will take out anyone who stands in our way.

  3. Not condoning this rule, but from my understanding it was in effect in 2014. I have also been told that it was in effect in 2015 as well. I will confirm that this evening.

  4. This is basically another nail in the coffin to make resolutions only good for fluff like honoring deaceased Republicans or disparging Democrats.

  5. I’ve cut and pasted a short piece off the (U.S.) House.gov website. It’ is merely here as an example to show that it only takes a SIMPLE MAJORITY to pass a Bill in the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate. If that’s good enough for them, why not our NCGOP Ex. Committee when voting for resolutions? Hummmmm….

    You can locate it at: http://www.house.gov/content/learn/legislative_process/

    “The Legislative Process
    How Are Laws Made?

    Laws begin as ideas. First, a representative sponsors a bill. The bill is then assigned to a committee for study. If released by the committee, the bill is put on a calendar to be voted on, debated or amended. If the bill passes by simple majority (218 of 435), the bill moves to the Senate. In the Senate, the bill is assigned to another committee and, if released, debated and voted on. Again, a simple majority (51 of 100) passes the bill. Finally, a conference committee made of House and Senate members works out any differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill. The resulting bill returns to the House and Senate for final approval. The Government Printing Office prints the revised bill in a process called enrolling. The President has 10 days to sign or veto the enrolled bill.”

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