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:



scottcumbie_ava_400x400You 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 hissy-fit throwers on the central committee) has been sending mail within the last few weeks with THAT BOX as his return address.  Here’s a shot from an envelope supplied by someone who recently received mail from Cumbie (Click image to enlarge):


Hmmm.  *Somebody needs to inform Mr. Cumbie that someone is using his post office box to launch an anonymous smear campaign against state GOP chairman Hasan Harnett.*

126102I_m_Gumby_dammit*Suuuuuurely, he’d be outraged to learn of this.* 

For those of you who don’t live and breathe the NCGOP, here’s more about Scott Cumbie.  (Frankly, it takes a,um, “special” person to set up a website where his own name is the site address.  And he’s not running for anything.) 

Political history buffs might remember Cumbie from his loss in the 2010 GOP primary for the 12th congressional district to an opponent who lived over a hundred miles outside the district.

One of my biggest peeves is people who lob insults at others while obscuring their identity.  Granted, we have people posting under aliases on this site.  But, i__m_gumby_bitch_by_bigpapatruth-d4r0m0oas I’ve explained before, THAT is OK if you make it clear to me who you really are. I put my name on everything I say, and I kinda expect other people to be grownup like that too.  

I do let some people slide who the gang and I find funny or who happen to have really interesting things to add to a discussion.

Then again, this whole attack on Mr. Harnett has been so childish, so shameful, so disgusting that I don’t think I’d want my name on it either. 


7 thoughts on “NCGOP asst secretary behind anti-Hasan smear mailers?

  1. What a joke this Gumbie guy is. Maybe he needs to run for Congress again. I’m sure he’s still trying to get obey that race!

  2. Cumbie has been one of the semi-official mouthpieces of the Central Committee clique, alternating with Stark. Some believe that much of what Cumbie has signed was actually written by Stark, but regardless it has been the two of them alternatingly putting their names on letters from the Central Committee clique.

    Now Cumbie’s address is on hate mail allegedly coming from the grassroots? How low will these cottenmouths sink? Thanks, Brant for pointing this out.

    Cumbie is clearly an opportunist who has no firm loyalties to anyone or anything. By the fall, he will probably be out campaigning for Hillary.

  3. Brant this is one of the many reasons certain individuals would love to quiet the Haymaker, its way to informative. Great job on connecting the dots. My daily one stop shop for what’s going on in politics.

  4. Amazing! Garry Terry made the “Real Leader” list after resigning from his D1 Chairman position “effective immediately” and 6 hours later reappointing himself.

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