#ncgop: (Psst. THIS is confidential. Sooooo — DON’T TELL ANYBODY.)

Once again, we’ve got mail:

Office of NCGOP General Counsel
NCGOP Executive Committee –> Please review the attachments below prior to the Saturday Executive Committee meeting. Included is a letter from NCGOP General Counsel Tom Stark, a presentation detailing the charges against the five Haywood County respondents, the Saturday meeting notice, the Saturday draft agenda, the link to the Hall of Fame website, a recent local newspaper article (background information only), the Haywood County resolution, and the 11th District resolution.
This information is only for members of the NCGOP Executive Committee and will be presented as the “investigative report” in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order.
Again, THIS IS A SECRET.  Tell no one.  (And pay no attention to that sound of jackboots marching along a cobblestone street.)  Here is some background on the current state of the Haywood County Republican kerfluffle.  (We’ve covered it extensively here.)  Apparently, you’ve got some conservatives angry at the fact that a faction in the county party behaves more like Democrats.  So, these dissidents are being beaten down in a fashion that would make Mao, Papa Joe, and Fidel beam with pride.
Ronald Reagan put together a winning coalition in 1980 and 1984 by embracing ALL elements of the party.  So did Donald Trump in 2016.  The NCGOPe / GOPe RINO strategy appears to be beat down anyone who dares to look askance at youBe meaner to your own than you are to the Democrats. 
I actually had a prominent Republican tell me they were threatened with party disloyalty charges ONCE for daring to share a post from my site on their personal Facebook page.

Here’s the letter
from the party lawyer.  Here’s’ the presentation on the “charges.”    (Some of you may remember Paul Yeager as one of the leading defenders of Hasan Harnett during the coup against his chairmanship.) 
Here is the meeting notice. 
I wonder WHO is next?
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
Martin Niemoller

11 thoughts on “#ncgop: (Psst. THIS is confidential. Sooooo — DON’T TELL ANYBODY.)

  1. Where if the list to sign up to also be tossed out of the party as well if they toss these five out also



    1. I am standing with the Haywood five because I know for a fact they are innocent of party disloyalty and I am still a Republican! Just not affiliated with the local GOP! Not anymore after I witnessed their underhanded and devious behavior!

      1. Be sure to read through the “charges” that Brant posted at the link above. Many involve simply making known their opinions that certain republican office holders aren’t doing their jobs and holding to the NC GOP platform. Very disturbing that the party can find something with which to charge some whose opinions they don’t share while allowing others doing the same thing to continue unmolested.

        1. That would indicate that the elected officials are guilty of party disloyalty, not the party member pointing it out.

          This charade reeks of Stalin or Hitler when they purged their parties. Is there even a slight chance of a fair trial?

  2. I am charged with “party disloyalty” for sharing a photo of a humorous Gary Johnson T-shirt.

    It has pictures of Hillary, Trump, and Johnson, and the text “why choose the left nut or the right nut, when you can have the Johnson?”.

    Some people have no sense of humor.

  3. I was not even on Facebook when these posts they claim I made were posted. My father past away October 25th and my tablet was used at the HCGOP HQ by the very crooks that are bringing these charges against us. I have numerous witnesses and signed affidavits that will literally put the smoking gun in their hands.

    I’d post them here but don’t know how.

    I am thankful to the late great Todd Bennett for calling me and notifying me they had done this or I would not have known until I received the notice today of the fabricated charges.

  4. I am so thankful right now that I am no longer on the Executive Committee. I served for several years including during the ouster of Hasan Harnett and that whole thing was a fiasco. The stress was incredible. Committee members should make sure to understand that two-thirds of the committee required to convict means two-thirds of the committee members PRESENT, not of the total committee regardless of what the Plan of Organization seems to indicate. You can be sure that the powers that be will have every member possible present for the meeting and that most of these people have already made up their minds as to how they will vote.

    This whole situation looks like a railroading, and I think it’s because someone used really poor judgement in creating a distasteful video about Haywood County party leaders. Everything else that these five are being charged with would probably have been overlooked except for this. Sad situation all the way around.

    1. You are correct to highlight the controversy concerning the number of ExComm members required to convict. The POO literally specifies that 2/3 of the Executive Committee is required. To interpret that as 2/3 of those members actually attending is fallacious and a clear error of law. To justify such an interpretation by citing that it is a common practice in other organizations is also fallacious because the language of the POO is unambiguous and inflexible on this point and thus does not provide for reinterpretation in such manner. Finally, justification for that interpretation by virtue of precedent is also not allowable, in no small part because the current NCGOP Counsel himself established a precedent awhile back in (guess where!) Haywood County that stayed that 2/3 of the Executive Committee means 2/3 OF THE TOTAL MEMBERSHIP of the Executive Membership. Only a dishonest parliamentarian would rule to the contrary.

      1. Ironically, the NCGOP General Counsel interpreted it to mean 2/3 of the entire committee is a dispute involving HAYWOOD COUNTY!

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