#hayesscandal: “the defendant” is STILL throwing his weight around at NCGOP HQ

 

You would think Robert Cannon Hayes would have more pressing things on his mind these days — you know, with his face still stinging from being slapped with FIVE criminal indictments.

 

Yet, I’m being told Hayes is still bullying his way around behind the scenes at state Republican HQ.  Some party officials have gone to him discreetly, suggesting that it might be a good idea for him to stay away at least until his unpleasantness with the US Department of Justice is sorted out.

 

Hayes’s response to such requests, I’m told, is basically : “Go pound sand.”

 

 

The tradition  of pulling it out of your rear and making it up as you go is alive and well on Hillsborough Street.  We all know about the rather sketchy, dubious appointment by Hayes of Aubrey Woodard as “acting chairman.”

 

I’m told Woodard has informed “the troops” that decisions on final candidates for executive director will be made days BEFORE the new state party chairman is elected.  Therefore, the newly-elected chairman will have little, if any, say in the process and be saddled with whomever the current ruling junta saddles him  with.  Shades of Hasan Harnett and Dallas Woodhouse.

 

Oh, and it gets better.  The state party has an internal organization called the District / County Chairman’s Association — which is currently being run into the ground by Ma Cotten’s dear sweet baby-girl.  Instead of allowing nominations for that organization from  the convention floor, a “nominating committee” is being formed by the state party’s current ruling junta.  Clearly another move to clip the wings of any insurgent grassroots efforts at work out there in flyover country.

 

These people don’t give a hoot about conservatism or the party platform or growing the party.  They care about retaining or growing their personal power and that of their cronies.   They appear to be fine with following Robin  Hayes right down the drain.

13 thoughts on “#hayesscandal: “the defendant” is STILL throwing his weight around at NCGOP HQ

  1. JIM WOMACK FOR NCGOP CHAIR & MIRIAM CHU FOR NCGOP VICE CHAIR! Hayes & Woodhouse, the gruesome twosome who lost crucial judicial seats in 2018 & anyone affiliated with them certainly have no role in nominations at the Convention. Nothing changes if nothing changes & we attendees in June better not see any railroading of the candidates. We have honest people trying to right the sinking NCGOP ship & they’d better be given a fair chance!

  2. Hayes & Woodhouse, the gruesome twosome who lost crucial judicial seats in 2018 & anyone affiliated with them should have no role in nominations at the Convention. We, the attendees in June had better not see any railroading of the candidates. We have honest people trying to right the sinking NCGOP ship & they’d better be given a fair chance!

  3. “I’m told Woodard has informed “the troops” that decisions on final candidates for executive director will be made days BEFORE the new state party chairman is elected. Therefore, the newly-elected chairman will have little, if any, say in the process and be saddled with whomever the current ruling junta saddles him with.”

    I’m confused. The Executive Director is hired by the Central Committee — not the real or pretend Chairman. How can Hayes or Woodard bind the Central Committee to their slate of candidates? When the Central Committee meets (in top secret session pursuant to NDAs that prevent the Executive Committee and the peon members of the party from knowing what they’re doing), if they don’t like the roster, they create their own. No?

    The corruption in this party is wearing me out. I doubt I’m alone.

  4. I disagree with you about the nominating committee for DCCA. Yes there is one but there is no plans to prevent people from being nominated from the floor and in fact expect such to take place.

    1. By virtue of having been a county leader once, I’m still a qualified voting member of the DCCA and expect to participate in that election. It all starts with the meeting agenda, which most of us don’t even know what it looks like and won’t until it’s placed before us that Saturday morning. We’ll see what the agenda says and how the battle goes to amend it, should such an attempt be made. But I can tell you that the DCCA has been all but moribund these past two years, indeed, it’s only in the last thirty days that DCCA members have received hardly any DCCA communication whatsoever.

  5. Hayes and Woodhouse are done, but just can’t resist the urge to attempt to maintain some influence.

    People like this – those work primarily to maintain personal power and influence rather than advancing the values, principles, and platform of the party – are what keep the party from advancing.

    I hope my fellow Republicans, especially convention delegates, are recognizing this.

  6. I sincerely hope good Republicans don’t feel the need to form a #WalkAway movement of their own after the NC GOP convention. That would be a sad, bad outcome.

    However, one more “railroad” job at one more convention could do it. Delegates need to be allowed to choose leadership. If the current “insiders” ignore the best interests of the party, our state, and our republic, they do it at their own peril. They could selfishly maintain control with trickery and find themselves presiding over a worthless shell. (It’s close to that now.) Delegates need to be allowed to make their choices freely (vote counts need to be true), delegates’ choices need to be honored, and the leaders chosen need to be unhampered in doing their jobs. THAT would lead to a party that thrives and is effective. That would be good!

  7. I am sorry. There is simply no truth to any of this.

    I am not involved in this but I feel the need to correct the record

    There is simply a search committee that contains Central and Non-CEntral members

    The chair and vice chair are added immediately after being elected, and BEFORE any decisions are made. Candidates for Chair/Vice Chair have been made aware. They have been asked to recommend candidates.

    The search committee simply makes recommendations to the Central committee who to talk too. The committee including the new Chair/Vice can do whatever it chooses to do.

    While timetables may move back, Aubrey has said interviews will not begin until AFTER convention

    A selection is likely in late June or early July.

    The party and me specifically are already working with all the Chair candidates on transition plans. I have met with some of them for an extended time.

    I have already with their agreement planned a low dollar meet and greet fundraiser 10 days after the convention, which is beyond my exit date.

    Mr. Hayes is not involved in any part of the organization in anyway. Staff including myself are not permitted to speak to him

    1. Perhaps so. You may be 100% truthful. But you have to understand that since the Harnett lynching, rural county Republicans, many of whom believe that you Wake/Mecklenburg people usurped our leadership choice, are prepared to believe nothing from NCGOP these days. Much as Raynor has put it, I believe a schism of the Party is coming.

  8. Dallas tells the truth on this process and tonight one CC member who asked to be added to the “ search committee” was. Let this procedure play out and pray that the Central Committee, with input from our newly elected Chairman, hires the right ED to carry us past November 2020.

  9. Someone posted earlier that one of the three candidates for NCGOP chairman was “handpicked by Thom Tillis”. I certainly do not want to vote for a candidate like that, but no name was given. Is it that lobbyist? Who is the Tillis guy we need to avoid?

  10. I haven’t seen Jim Womack tour support from Tillis. His support comes from the grass roots from Murphy to Manteo. This West Point graduate, brother serving in Congress, leader, fund raising Lee County has the support of Eastern North Carolina.

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