Yep that pretty much sums it up for many of us North Carolina Republicans. We have been seeing and hearing all about the ongoing conflict between the NCGOP Chairman, NCGOP Executive Director, their accompanying supporters and what the Grassroots people refer to as the Ruling Elite Establishment Republicans.
We have been seeking the truth, evidence of who, what and why there is such a divide and conflict going on here. Unfortunately we have been either ignored belittled or bullied.
This all began prior to Chairman Hasan Harnett being elected at the 2015 NCGOP Convention, where candidate Harnett had reserved a hospitality suite for the convention and just before the convention was to begin “SOMEONE” from the NCGOP called and had the room canceled. These attempts to undermine the duly elected Chairman have continued to what can only be termed “Ridiculous!”
We have two different versions of this story for your consideration. First is from Chairman Hasan Harnett in his March 25, 2016
I hate that this internal conflict has boiled over and gone public. I have tried for many weeks to get this resolved privately. My name and reputation have been attacked. I am a volunteer Chairman. I sacrifice my time, honor, and fortune for this party. I want nothing more than it to grow and be a successful organization. Read More
Next we have a very well crafted explanation from a member of the Central Committee, Assistant Secretary of the NCGOP Scott Cumbie, who also posted his comments on March 25, 2016.
On March 20, 2016, the Central Committee of the NCGOP passed a Resolution of No Confidence in the current Chairman of the NCGOP. Since then, there have been many public postings and statements made by the Chairman and others concerning this matter. Since the issues that brought the Central Committee to this point should have been dealt with within the Republican Party and not in public, the Central Committee has limited what it has stated publicly in hopes the Chairman will work with the Central Committee on a resolution. Read More
Much has been made of this conflict on social media with lines being drawn in the sand and separating many into diametrically opposed camps. This is causing a great divide in the Republican party of North Carolina at a critical time regarding the future of our State and Nation.
Cabarrus Conservative Alliance has been made aware that there are ongoing efforts by some well intended members of the Republican Party to broker a meeting of the primary parties in this conflict without any outside interference from well wishers, party officials or any others who have a bone to pick on this matter.
CCA-PAC challenges Chairman Harnett, Vice Chairwoman Michele Nix, Ex. Director Woodhouse, Kim Cotten West, the 3rd district Chairwoman, Ken Robol the website coordinator for the 3rd district NC GOP and Tom Stark NC GOP General Counsel to accept the help of those who are working toward brokering a private meeting to discuss this matter and to resolve it once and for all for the benefit of the registered Republican voters of North Carolina. Referencing Rules for Patriots, Rule #6. Winning is more important than who gets the credit. We have some very important elections coming up this year and Republicans winning those seats is and should be paramount to our efforts.
The registered Republicans of North Carolina deserve better than this from our Party Leadership and we are all pretty much fed up with the infighting, petty bickering and efforts by some to outright sabotage the success of our Party and the duly elected Chairman and Vice-Chairwoman. We are tired of the finger pointing and the defaming of good people. We want to see our party united and working on a common goal. That goal would be the election of a Republican President and as many down ticket seats as possible in November 2016.
The National Republican Party has already made it known that they would prefer 8 years of Hillary Clinton as President over allowing the will of the people to decide whom they want as their Presidential Nominee for 2016 by instituting a Brokered Convention where the Party Elite force a different Nominee on the Republican voters. The Republicans here in North Carolina simply are not going to sit down, shut up and fall into line with that kind of thinking. We are better than that and we deserve better from our NCGOP officials.
If you are a Registered Republican, we highly encourage you to get involved in your state party operations. If you attended your County Convention and the Precinct meeting you are qualified to attend the District, State and National Conventions. Please do everything in your power to get to those upcoming Conventions and make your voices heard.
Referencing Rules for Patriots, Rule #5. Government goes to those who show up. If enough of us show up and speak up we have an opportunity to make a difference. If not then we will continue to see the same ole tired and failed policies we are all upset over today. Please work to be a part of the Solution not a part of the Problem.
It is our hopes that those principally involved in this conflict will work together to settle this matter before the Convention. If it is not resolved, then the next move is up to the Executive Committee who will take up this issue at the Convention in Greensboro. There are between 500 and 600 members of that Committee and it will be up to them to accept or reject the recommendations of the Central Committee in regard to this matter.