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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 08:14 AM
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59. Brooks Brothers: Bush's Conspiracy to Riot
Thanks for giving a damn, leftchick! Remember when the GOP hacks were flown to Miami-Dade by Halliburton and ENRON...





Bush's Conspiracy to Riot

By Robert Parry

August 5, 2002

More than three decades apart, two political riots influenced the outcome of U.S. presidential elections. In 1968, protests at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago hurt Democrat Hubert Humphrey and helped Republican Richard Nixon eke out a victory. On Nov. 22, 2000, the so-called Brooks Brothers Riot of Republican activists helped stop a vote recount in Miami -- and showed how far George W. Bushs supporters were ready to go to put their man in the White House.

But the government reaction to the two events was dramatically different. The clashes between police and Vietnam War protesters in 1968 led the Nixon administration to charge seven anti-war radicals with conspiring to cross state lines with the intent to incite a riot. The defendants, who became known as the Chicago Seven, were later acquitted of conspiracy charges, in part, because the protests were loosely organized and because solid documentary evidence was lacking.

After the Miami Brooks Brothers Riot named after the protesters preppie clothing no government action was taken beyond the police rescuing several Democrats who were surrounded and roughed up by the rioters. While no legal charges were filed against the Republicans, newly released documents show that at least a half dozen of the publicly identified rioters were paid by Bushs recount committee.

The payments to the Republican activists are documented in hundreds of pages of Bush committee records released grudgingly to the Internal Revenue Service last month, 19 months after the 36-day recount battle ended. Overall, the records provide a road map of how the Bush recount team brought its operatives across state lines to stop then-Vice President Al Gores recount efforts.

The records show that the Bush committee spent a total of $13.8 million to frustrate the recount of Floridas votes and secure the state's crucial electoral votes for Bush. By contrast, the Gore recount operation spent $3.2 million, about one quarter of the Bush total. Bush spent more just on lawyers $4.4 million than Gore did on his entire effort.

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http://www.consortiumnews.com/Print/080502a.html



http://www.democracycellproject.net/blog/archives/riot2... (3).jpg

WaPo: "Where are They Now"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A31074-20...

Turds have done well for their treason.

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