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Introduction to the Republican Convention

August 29, 2004

(archived broadcast )
The Republican National Convention begins this week in New York City, the site chosen to take advantage of American sympathy for the victims of September 11, 2001, despite the fact that the great majority of New Yorkers are profoundly disgusted by the Administration of the current occupant of the White House.

Will this political strategy work? Where dozens of protestors — mostly supporters of fanatic Lyndon LaRouche — were ignored at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, more than a quarter of a million are expected to turn out to protest the Republicans in New York City, despite the fervent attempts of the Republican leadership to deny their free speech march in Central Park on the grounds it would “harm the grass.”
Join us for THE INSIDE SCOOP on the Convention and the Elections. Depending on your calls, we can discuss any of the topics below:
— GOP plans to insure the possibility for fraudulent electronic manipulation of vote totals
— GOP plans to keep Blacks from voting
— The GOP Platform
— The Moderate Makeover, with speakers like Bloomberg and Schwarzennegger, whose views reflect neither the President’s nor those of Republicans in Congress
— Nader’s Campaign for Bush
— Electoral College state counts (where Bush is gaining)
— Cheney’s strange remarks on gay marriage
— The End of Overtime for Millions
— How Torture Became Administration Policy
— Najaf: The Impossible Conflict between Democracy and Anti-Terrorism
— Swift Boat Ads: Right out of Joe McCarthy’s Playbook
Don’t let the up-coming infomercial fool you. Get inoculation from THE INSIDE SCOOP before the Convention even starts.

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  • General Disorder August 30, 2004 8:46 am

    Rik, expect the air around this convention to be thick with smoke-screens

  • RikAtomika August 29, 2004 7:49 pm

    They had that woman who is going to use the “Connect the Arrows” on a NPR interview. She seemed so proud of herself. I could tell that the interviewer, like myself thought this was just a stupid idea. Whatever happened to placing a big “X” next to the people or person you want to vote for. It doesn’t get any more simple than that. It doesn’t need to be so complicated. They make it complicated to spoil the vote, just like they did when they had literacy tests to disenfranchise black voters in the old south.
    They can make ATM transactions secure and yet Diebold is making a big fuss that it’s too hard to guarantee a secure vote. This isn’t rocket science! They put up a big fight to keep their code a trade secret. It’s simple code, it’s not some big complex program to record if someone hits one button or another! Ahh the humantity!!!

  • Skip August 29, 2004 7:44 pm

    I’ll carry it a bit farther. I call the GOPs fight to prevent paper records treasonous. At the same time they are quietly suggesting to their own to use absentee ballots so that there is a paper record only for them. Are these people mad? I simply don’t know how McCain live with himself. He seems to have a greater loyalty to the GOP than he does to the constitution and this country.