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NYT: G.O.P. Protesters Plan to Infiltrate Convention as Volunteers
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Edited on Wed Apr-28-04 08:50 AM by kskiska
It is accepted as an article of faith among protesters planning to demonstrate against the Republican National Convention this summer that agents seeking to undermine their efforts have infiltrated their ranks. But now the protesters are talking about infiltrating the convention to undermine the event itself.

"Really?" said Kevin Sheekey, president of the New York City Host Committee, when told that protesters were talking about flooding the ranks of volunteers to disrupt convention operations.

The city is obligated to find a total of 8,000 New Yorkers to volunteer to help things run smoothly, and would-be protesters are hoping that by signing up, they can work from the inside during the convention, scheduled Aug. 30 through Sept. 2.

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Boston appears largely immune to the tactic since the host committee there had signed up 12,000 volunteers by the end of March, the host committee said.

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"I think they don't understand either just how much of New York City is not prepared to welcome them," said Amanda Hickman, who described herself as a community gardener from Brooklyn. "I don't think that has clicked."

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  -NYT: G.O.P. Protesters Plan to Infiltrate Convention as Volunteers kskiska  Apr-28-04 08:41 AM   #0 
  - The GOP knows their not wanted in NYC  Tempest   Apr-28-04 08:44 AM   #1 
  - "My Cousin Vinny"  piece sine   Apr-28-04 03:17 PM   #59 
  - hahahahahaahahahaahahaha  Beetwasher   Apr-28-04 08:45 AM   #2 
  - Protesters who do this are helping the GOP, not the reverse  Muddleoftheroad   Apr-28-04 08:47 AM   #3 
  - Surely they will be smarter than that.  brigadoon   Apr-28-04 08:52 AM   #5 
  - People on this thread aren't smarter than that, why should the disrupters?  demdave   Apr-28-04 09:31 AM   #22 
     - My old granny used to swear that just getting rid of all the shit in your  mbperrin   Apr-28-04 11:08 AM   #46 
     - I tend to agree with you, demdave  tom_paine   Apr-28-04 11:37 AM   #47 
        - Ummm, the castor oil thingy,...it was just a joke,...you know,...ha ha.  Just Me   Apr-28-04 11:42 AM   #50 
  - I agree.  girl gone mad   Apr-28-04 08:53 AM   #6 
  - I agree  Magic Rat   Apr-28-04 08:53 AM   #7 
  - I don't know why..  slavkomae   Apr-28-04 09:56 AM   #28 
  - The Article Indicates It's a Non-partisan Thing  Crisco   Apr-28-04 08:54 AM   #9 
  - I don't remember the 68 Chicago convention helping Humphrey.  mbperrin   Apr-28-04 08:56 AM   #10 
  - Depends on the tactics.  CaptainClark23   Apr-28-04 08:57 AM   #11 
  - they just need to be the laziest volunteers ever  gasperc   Apr-28-04 09:27 AM   #21 
     - By the way, not up on the latest.  liberalnproud   Apr-28-04 11:03 AM   #45 
  - Squeeky wheel gets the grease and I think it could only help bring  Bandit   Apr-28-04 09:37 AM   #24 
  - We live in a media world  Muddleoftheroad   Apr-28-04 09:44 AM   #25 
     - Fearing whatever the right wing media spin will be is too much like  TheStranger   Apr-28-04 09:55 AM   #27 
     - You've inadvertantly hit the nail on the head  wabeewoman   Apr-28-04 10:17 AM   #30 
     - It DOES matter  Muddleoftheroad   Apr-28-04 10:26 AM   #33 
     - But,...they will spin, anyway. Hell, they would persecute a saint.  Just Me   Apr-28-04 10:41 AM   #39 
        - Nail, meet head!  tom_paine   Apr-28-04 11:40 AM   #49 
        - and if all else fails  G_j   Apr-28-04 01:52 PM   #57 
     - I want news. I want disruption spread all across the nation  Bandit   Apr-28-04 10:23 AM   #31 
        - You want to lose the election as well it seems  Muddleoftheroad   Apr-28-04 10:27 AM   #34 
           - we?  Skittles   Apr-28-04 04:18 PM   #62 
  - Arrested???  slavkomae   Apr-28-04 10:23 AM   #32 
  - For disrupting the convention  Muddleoftheroad   Apr-28-04 10:28 AM   #36 
     - Exactly:  slavkomae   Apr-28-04 10:34 AM   #37 
     - Well if half a brain is the cut-off maybe we are safe.  demdave   Apr-28-04 10:38 AM   #38 
        - "Those activists"????  slavkomae   Apr-28-04 10:58 AM   #42 
     - These people are not Kerry people or the average Dem-  Prodemsouth   Apr-28-04 11:48 AM   #52 
  - Depends how they do it  Vladimir   Apr-28-04 10:28 AM   #35 
  - oh, poor MOTR  Skittles   Apr-28-04 04:15 PM   #61 
  - Impressive tactics!!!  Just Me   Apr-28-04 08:47 AM   #4 
  - I can't believe anyone here supports this kind of crap...  Concerned GA Voter   Apr-28-04 08:53 AM   #8 
  - Again, the fear of "what they are going to say." We're beyond that now.  TheStranger   Apr-28-04 09:56 AM   #29 
  - Shades of 1968! Ushered out the Dems for a decade...  mbperrin   Apr-28-04 08:59 AM   #12 
  - people feel free to correct me if i'm wrong.....  drumwolf   Apr-28-04 09:11 AM   #15 
  - These were antiwar activists, not "fellow" anybodies...  mbperrin   Apr-28-04 09:23 AM   #20 
  - I say bring it on too- but you are forgeting the post 68 Democratic  Prodemsouth   Apr-28-04 11:52 AM   #53 
  - some thoughts  drumwolf   Apr-28-04 09:05 AM   #13 
  - I doubt there are any violent intentions.  Just Me   Apr-28-04 09:08 AM   #14 
  - Depends...  Earth_First   Apr-28-04 09:11 AM   #16 
     - Even a few black blockers  Muddleoftheroad   Apr-28-04 09:16 AM   #18 
        - For sure...  Earth_First   Apr-28-04 09:22 AM   #19 
  - I prefer the stealthy subtle route myself. . .  frankzappa   Apr-28-04 09:13 AM   #17 
  - Just call Omarosa...  Tellurian   Apr-28-04 09:31 AM   #23 
  - Mission Accomplished!  htuttle   Apr-28-04 09:48 AM   #26 
  - BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!  Just Me   Apr-28-04 10:55 AM   #41 
  - Hunter Thompson Said He Tried This at the '68 GOP Convention  ribofunk   Apr-28-04 10:51 AM   #40 
  - Now that this has been published, they really need not do a thing.  Just Me   Apr-28-04 11:02 AM   #43 
  - messing with people's food and drink isn't cool  colonel odis   Apr-28-04 11:03 AM   #44 
  - one suggestion  drumwolf   Apr-28-04 11:40 AM   #48 
  - Well, while the devious, scheming me wants disruption ala Fight Club...  FarceOfNature   Apr-28-04 11:48 AM   #51 
  - Sounds like something Code Pink plans  cally   Apr-28-04 12:03 PM   #54 
  - Maybe the GOP are planning this themselves  MaineDem   Apr-28-04 12:05 PM   #55 
  - Yep, I don't think it's cool-it sets us up for a backlash  Generator   Apr-28-04 02:24 PM   #58 
  - And when the Great Leader steps to the podium to speak to his  BabsSong   Apr-28-04 12:06 PM   #56 
  - I remember the thread on DU where this idea came up....  loudsue   Apr-28-04 03:48 PM   #60 
 

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