Dallas STILL kicking Hasan

He broke his neck to get on this site to defend his grandpa when Grandpa got caught hosting a fundraiser for a candidate in the 13th congressional district GOP primary.  But professional chicken chaser Dallas Woodhouse is still working away at kicking the former chairman of the state party:  North Carolina Republican Party officials say the former state chairman is misleading about how they alerted him on a meeting last month in which party activists sacked him. Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse released a party staff memo this week challenging allegations that Hasan Harnett made at last weekend’s GOP convention.Harnett says he didn’t…

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He’s OUT.

That’s the word I am getting from inside that meeting room in Raleigh — by a margin of 200 to 79. (If it’s any consolation, my sources are telling me Jim Womack has done a bang-up job as Harnett’s chief advocate.)  The next step is to find a replacement.  Prior to the meeting, my sources told me there were 120 votes FOR keeping Hasan.  There MUST have been some kind of deal struck on the replacement in order to get this kind of sea change.  So, a bunch of people — representing congressional districts that no longer exist — overthrew…

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ANOTHER condemnation of NCGOPe and show of support for embattled chairman Harnett

Alexander County, the 11th congressional district, Granville and Haywood Counties have already spoken up against the treatment of NCGOP chairman Hasan Harnett.  Now, it’s Craven County’s turn:  CRAVEN COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF NORTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN HASAN HARNETT Whereas, the Craven County Republican Party delegation did join with a vast majority of grassroots conservatives from across this state to elect Hasan Harnett as Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party in June 2015, and; Whereas, we have observed that since our Chairman’s election there has been continual resistance and antipathy from our NCGOP Central Committee…

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Joint Caucus meeting becomes The Dallas Woodhouse Show

That’s what I am told from folks who were in the room for yesterday’s meeting of Senate and House Republicans in Raleigh.  Rodeo clown — and part time chicken chaser — Dallas Woodhouse presented a briefing on the current state of affairs at NCGOP headquarters vis-a-vis the scuffle with Hasan Harnett. Sources tell me Woodhouse encouraged all members to show up and vote on Saturday.  Said one source: “He reminded us to do it this weekend while we still had a vote.  He said we won’t have one under the new plan of organization.” The reaction from the audience?  Said…

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FORMER GOV JIM MARTIN FOR NCGOP CHAIRMAN?

That is the hottest rumor floating around Raleigh right now.  I am told the mutineers against incumbent chairman Hasan Harnett have secured the services of the former governor to step in and take the reins of the state party in the event current chairman Hasan Harnett is fired on April 30.   I remember Martin leaving office — throwing a fit, claiming he was DONE with politics because The GN&O and the rest of the drivebys were not nice to him. I also recall him doing quite a bit of parading around with Jim Hunt, the capo di tutti of…

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#ncga: House & Senate GOPers to huddle on Hasan Wednesday AM

That’s the word I am getting.  A rare Joint Republican Caucus meeting is going down on Jones Street.  The top item on the agenda?  It’s the hot mess over at NCGOP HQ.  (I’m told –oh, joy — that rodeo clown Dallas Woodhouse will be standing by in case the confab-ing honorables, um, “need” him.)  I can’t get a straight answer on the general consensus about the soap opera.  But insiders are confirming for me that the whole drama is truly part of a power-play for North Carolina’s presidential delegates. It’s interesting timing for the meeting to take place the morning after…

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Piling on.

The hits keep coming in Hasan-gate. An email has gone out “signed” by several former NCGOP chairmen: Please see below for a letter from the Past Chairman’s Leadership Council: Dear Fellow Republicans, We are disappointed and even appalled at the actions of current NCGOP Chairman Hasan Harnett. The multiple inaccurate statements being spread by Hassan Harnett, undermine the work of our grassroots activists that have long been dedicated to our Party. He has demonstrated time and time again that he is not capable of being chairman. We, as former chairmen, respectfully and sincerely ask you to vote to remove Hasan…

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NCGOP asst secretary behind anti-Hasan smear mailers?

That’s what it looks like.  A lot of you got nasty mailers like this in your mailboxes this week:     You can click on the image to enlarge it.  If you do, you’ll see the mailer is reportedly paid for by “grassroots republicans” at the following address: Post Office Box 26341  Winston-Salem, NC 27114.  There is no such group registered at the state board of elections.  So, we did some digging to see who might be behind that address. Lo and behold, we found that Scott Cumbie, the assistant secretary of the NCGOP (and one of the leading anti-Hasan…

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NCGOP HQ whipping NC House members to attend April 30 showdown over Hasan

Legislators saved the necks of David Lewis and Dallas Woodhouse the last time around.  This time, the Jones Street crowd is being called on to help deep-six NCGOP chairman Hasan Harnett. Check out this email:  From: Jim Burton <jim@nchouserepublicans.com> Date: April 22, 2016 at 6:42:25 AM EDT To: Jim Burton <Jim@nchouserepublicans.com> Cc: Madison Shook <Madison@nchouserepublicans.com>, Chris Pittman <chris@nchouserepublicans.com>, Dylan Finch <dylan@nchouserepublicans.com> Subject: Fwd: Can you send to your members??? The state party asked that I send the message below to you regarding the April 30th meeting and the State Party convention registration deadline is today. State House and Senate Members…

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The NCGOPe and ‘weasel words’

I have a friend who introduced me to the concept of weasel words.  That’s a slang term for verbage that leaves the speaker with a lot of wiggle room.  Kinda like ‘It depends on what your definition of IS is.’ It appears a driveby drove by our site and saw something he liked that didn’t involve dudes-in-dresses-in-the-ladies-room:  Embattled N.C. Republican Party Chairman Hasan Harnett said Tuesday that he’s in the “final stages of consummating a reconciliation document” with other party leaders to end months of infighting. But party leaders say they’re not close to an agreement and still plan to…

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