WHO is the REAL saboteur here?


The cartoon character at NCGOP, who sits brooding in the dark between  CNN and MSNBC appearances, turned his fire and fury on ME and  this site early this morning.  Mr.  Woodhouse (the one registered Republican) apparently wasn’t amused by our most recent previous post:


Political parties raise money!!!
Film at 11.

Yes we raise funds to assist whomever our
Candidates select.

We are always raising money.
The parties lights are fine. We have no debt.

Of course we have low reserves at this time. Always do at this time. WE JUST FINISHED AN ELECTION!

We spend everything (this past year a record amount for us on blue moon cycle field operations.

I realize you hate myself, Robin and various other. folks connected to us. As is your right.

But our candidates need a state party. For good or bad we still serve key purposes and provide key services including GOTV.

This post moved beyond needed debate, oversite and pointed criticism.

Telling folks not to donate to the party, which serves  our candidates ( for good or bad)
Is attempted sabotage.

Thankfully it will have no effect on NCGOP

First, let’s address his misrepresentation of my actual words.  Here’s what I said about donating:

[…] If you’re honestly interested in helping to hold The Ninth District, we recommend you pick a candidate and donate directly to them.  […]



My suggestion cuts the consultants and party cronies out as middlemen.  Nobody gets their cut / commission.  ALL THE CASH goes directly to the people who need it, if you follow my advice.  How in the hell could that be sanely construed as “sabotage”?



I’ve actually got a few thoughts about WHAT exactly could be construed as “sabotage”:


  • The North Carolina Democrat Party goes to the mat for their candidates.  Study what they do and you’ll find they support their candidates to the hilt from start to finish — incumbents and newbies.  On the NCGOP side, you are pretty much on  your own.  (Ask former Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jackson about that.  According to Jackson, Dallas and his grandpa kicked her to the curb during her reelection bid BEFORE the first early vote got cast.)


  • Hasan. Hasan.  Hasan.  Hasan Harnett may have been in over his head as the state party chairman.  But he WAS the duly elected chairman.  As the executive director, it was Dallas’s job to support the man in his work as chairman.  Instead, Dallas teamed up with the Cotten gals to publicly smear and embarrass Mr. Harnett left, right, up, down and sideways.  Dallas oversaw the locking out of Mr. Harnett from the office AND the computer system.Dallas even went to the media with wild claims of Harnett being a ‘security risk.’  (Never mind that Dallas’s brother Brad  — who Dallas did a reality show with and makes all kinds of media appearances with — is one of the most notorious and ruthless Democrat political operatives in the nation.  And Dallas is NOT a security risk?)  It would be quite easy to argue that publicly undermining the duly elected party chairman, while serving as a paid employee of the party, is an example of sabotage.


  • A big mouth and public acts of  (intentional?) clownery.  Dallas is regularly burning up the phone lines bad-mouthing certain GOP candidates in primaries.  I KNOW that he was recently disseminating false information about a candidate in the Third Congressional District GOP primary – who also happens to be an elected official.And let’s not forget all of the driveby media appearances featuring our boy Dallas squealing and waving his arms in a quasi-epileptic-seizure manner.  Or waving around handcuffs on-air.  Or getting caught failing to keep his spin / story straight.How many people can actually name another party executive director — much less recall another one who got so much TV time?It’s rare when one of his TV appearances doesn’t evoke a face-palm moment for Republicans from Murphy to Manteo.  As a former TV reporter,  Dallas really ought to know how to behave in front of a TV camera.


  •  The Mark Harris affair.   Dallas and his grandpa sat near silent as Dan McCready and the DC Democrats savaged Mark Harris in the wake of the November election in the Ninth Congressional District.   There was clear evidence that the Democrats were up to shenanigans in Robeson and other counties that were ten times worse than ANYTHING McCrae Dowless is accused of.  Enough to suggest that the only reason the race was so close was because of Democrat monkey business of questionable legality.But Dallas and Robin and their team weren’t interested in pointing that out or defending their nominee.  Early on, Dallas was actually taking to the TV airwaves and jumping on the bandwagon to condemn Mr. Harris and Mr. Dowless and demand a do-over. It was only after our site started raising hell, and party donors started raising cain, that Dallas and Robin started going through the motions of looking like they were fighting.  But by then, it was too little too late.


I don’t have a problem with raising money.  I DO have a problem with misrepresenting your intentions for that money.  Dallas, I’d love to see you put your hand on a Bible, while hooked up to a polygraph, and swear that all of those $4 contributions will go toward one hell of a media blitz aimed at eviscerating Dan McCready and securing the Ninth in Republican hands. (But I doubt even you would do that.)


We’re a much more low-budget operation than you are, Dallas.  And yet this site has done more in the past couple of weeks to tell the truth on Dan McCready than you have in over a year.


Your filings with the FEC, Dallas, do show evidence of fundraising.  A lot of commissions paid to professional fundraising consultants.  Dallas, you and your grandpa justified the coup against Hasan and your “win” over Jim Womack two years ago by suggesting that you were superior fundraisers.  If you’re so good, why the need for all of these professional consultants?

(And while we’re at it, what’s up with your frantic calls to Jones Street leadership begging that they transfer more of their shakedown proceeds over to NCGOP accounts?  Oh, and why are you still holding on to the party treasurer who has clearly demonstrated he’s not capable of handling the job?)


I don’t hate YOU, Dallas.  I hate what you and your friends have done to the party that Jesse Helms and Ronald Reagan sold me on so beautifully so many years ago.  Most people, who have failed as spectacularly as you have, Dallas, have the decency to resign and quickly drop off radar.  But NO, you and Grandpa want two more years to oversee the  final stages in the eradication of all the gains the party made in 2010.


Dallas, you and your pals in Raleigh still haven’t gotten  the point.  The NCGOP languished away as an afterthought for so many decades because its “leaders” wanted to keep it a back-scratching clique instead of nurturing it as a vehicle for  conservative ideals that have led to so many victories for the party nationwide.  A desire for  conservative reform restored the party to power in 2010.  You and your pals, Dallas, with your selfish, self-centered agendas, are setting the party up to return to the days when it could all fit in a couple of phone booths in Charlotte and Greensboro.

17 thoughts on “WHO is the REAL saboteur here?

  1. The executice committee of the NCGOP removed
    The former chairman, by a wide margin.

    Neither Robin nor I had a vote

    1. They did this with misguided facts and someone in that room moved to shut down debate and questioning of all that room had heard that day with a line of people still wanting to ask questions. Should the jury in a murder trial not get to have clarification of the information before they send someone to the death penalty.

      Then the excom moved directly into a vote to put in a new chairman with the state convention the next week. The chairman’s position should have been left open and the state convention delegates should have be able to have a say in the matter the following weekend. There is no way to justify anything that happened leading to that meeting or in that meeting to make it a ethical process

      When legislators on the convention floor that the chairman in question was elected was been conspired against from before he was elected with the caucus money debate that let to last min legislative change a few months later . It just shows from the start people in the party were doing everything they could to make sure that the delegate elected chairman could never be a success no matters his shortcoming coming into the position

      1. This year, the NCGOP has decided to leave open the Vice Chair Slot for over THREE MONTHS!!!! Michelle Nix resigned in February, the vote for a new VC will not be taken until the State Convention in June. Yet, in 2016 the party couldn’t wait EVEN a week to replace Hassan Harnett. I smell a rat here!

      2. The circumstances sure looked like a Stalin show trial, with the party General Counsel, who should have been neutral acting as the prosecutor, and the presiding officer being very partisan in who he called on and who he ignored. Then there was the fact that they deliberately set it at a time when they knew their target would be out of the country and unavailable to defend himself. The party precedent, which came from a previous General Counsel ruling on a Haywood County dispute that the percentage needed to convict was a percentage of the whole body, not merely of those present was ignored and a contrary policy imposed. When members from Haywood County tried to get the floor, they were told to “suspend” before they could get a word out of their mouths. The presiding officer was clearly instructed who NOT to let speak. Maybe that is why folks from Haywood got targeted later to be thrown out of the party.

        Then there is the little matter of notice of hearing. When a similar proceeding was attempted against former National Committeeman David Lewis, the same General Counsel ruled that a certified letter to the address where Lewis was registered to vote was not sufficient notice, but for Harnett, he ruled that a regular first class letter sent to Harnett’s home address at a time he was out of the country was sufficient .

        And, yes, the failure to let the ‘jury’ deliberate made the whole process a sham. That was simply to cover up the serious flaws in both their process and their evidence.

        That hit job was a pure kangaroo court. Hasan may have been lacking in some ways as a chairman, but the party did not deserve the lynching that occurred. Hayes is ALSO lacking in a great many ways as chairman.

        1. NCGOP has a history of interpreting the Plan of Organization according to the needs of the moment.

          To remove a County Chair here in Haywood County, two thirds of the entire county EXCOM had to vote for removal.

          When it came to Hasan Harnett, a mere two thirds of the quorum present was needed.

          Rules need to mean something and be consistently applied.

  2. One factual clarification

    The Plan only allows the Executive Committee to

    Michele is not being replaced. Her full term
    Would have concluded. The election is on the normal cycle. Replacing her before would have been very difficult because the Executice Committee is changing over because of district and county conventions. That process does not conclude until April 30th

    With the 10 days notice, and avoiding Mother’s Day, we could have replaced on around May 17.
    That did not seem worth the cost.
    And there is significant cost to holding Excom meetings

    1. I hear the MeckGOP has some free office space you could hold the Excom meeting that would save some money but at the same time you are right in that is a BAD idea for the excom to replace someone for the position when you already have people campaigning for the position at the state convention

      In terms of the fact that the plans allows for it ? yes the plan allows it but when one reads rules the first question one should ask is
      1. why did they write the rule ? (What problem are they trying to solve)
      2. what is the intention of the rule? (What are they trying to prevent or encourage)
      3. now how one can take ethical action based on these two things

      One needs to look at rules see if they abide by the rule is that an ethical thing to do. Any honest and logical person can see that Excomm replacing someone the week before a state convention is not a ETHICAL move at all for the body of the Excomm to do even though as you say the rules allow for it. Clearly in that case…… the use of the rule would violate the reason the rule was written in the first place

      People in the party need to first side with what is ETHICAL even when the rules allow for a different action to be taken…. Just like in the MECK GOP convention where basically bribes were conveyed in the nominating speech of one of the people running for chair during the time the chairman’s election was occurring. The rules might not say that is allowed or the rules were lacking not anticipating this kind of thing happening but the ETHICS of this action should have been outrageously unacceptable to everyone in the room. To bad too many Republicans are morally compromised in 2019 this would not have been the case when I attended my first county political convention in the last 1990s

      What we need is a ED in the party that stand up for what is ethical as well as what the rules allow but based on the stands you are taking you do not seem that person. I tried to make these points the other night before you deleted all your messages in that other conversation over on Facebook

    2. I would hope that this is not the real Dallas Woodhouse replying here. The plan of organization is very clear…that in the event of a resignation of an officer, the state excom does fill the vacancy!! Page 18 of the Plan of Organization. Out of all the things in the article to complain about, this is the one that gets a “factual clarification” and you get it wrong!! PLEASE, learn the plan of organization!! It will help us all!

      1. Ramsey: if a replacement is done, it is done by Exxom

        HArnett was removed and replced

        Michele simply resigned and her seat remains vacant briefly

        Then the normal election is held

        1. No one is disagreeing that the Ex Com fills the seat… yes, the Ex Com fills the seat…
          you said “One factual clarification

          The Plan only allows the Executive Committee to

          Michele is not being replaced.”

          Technically, yes Michele is being replaced… No, she was NOT removed…she resigned…but the seat is vacant and that requires replacement.

          Seriously, is this even an argument that needs to be had?? Let’s see the plan for the next two years on how we are going to get the 3 Supreme Court Seats, how we are going to get the Supermajority in Raleigh back, how are we going to keep our US Congressional seats, how are we going to vet volunteers to protect the integrity of the GOP, how are we going to provide resources to the Counties that don’t have the resources they need, and other logistics of VICTORY2020. How are we going to present our values and Platform to the voter? What is our action plan??

          All these games are just distractions and misdirection and we need to he laser focused on the election!! Its time to put egos aside and focus on what is really important!!

  3. Could we possibly have an Executive Director with reasonable command of the English language?

    Or at least one smart enough to engage a proofreader?

  4. Dallas Woodhouse is a clown! Please go away! The Hasan Harnett firing broke my heart. He was railroaded out of office in a truly disgusting manner. Many of my friends are now unaffiliated, thanks to Hayes, Woodhouse and the appearance of unprincipled actions of the NCGOP. ELECT JIM WOMACK & MIRIAM CHU IN JUNE AT THE CONVENTION!

  5. When You Elect CLOWNS like Grandpa Hayes, Dallas Winehouse, and Michele Nix…. You can expect a CIRCUS

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