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Romney Party Yacht Flies Cayman Islands Flag
ABC ^ | Aug. 29, 2012 | MATTHEW MOSK, BRIAN ROSS, MEGAN CHUCHMACH, RHONDA SCHWARTZ

Posted on 08/30/2012 11:53:02 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign toasted its top donors Wednesday aboard a 150-foot yacht flying the flag of the Cayman Islands.

The floating party, hosted by a Florida developer on his yacht "Cracker Bay," was one of a dozen exclusive events meant to nurture those who have raised more than $1 million for Romney's bid.

"I think it's ironic they do this aboard a yacht that doesn't even pay its taxes," said a woman who lives aboard a much smaller boat moored at the St. Petersburg Municipal Marina.

Romney's Cayman-based investments have come under fire during the campaign.

The event, attended by no more than 50 people, along with Romney relatives, including older brother Scott, appeared on no public calendars. ABC News obtained a schedule of the Romney campaign's "Victory Council" and waited dockside to speak with members.

"It was a really nice event. These are good supporters," said billionaire Wilbur Ross, an energy industry executive.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


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Shades of Al Gore.
1 posted on 08/30/2012 11:53:09 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Willard, a man of the people....


2 posted on 08/30/2012 11:55:52 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: nickcarraway

So what? Lots of yachts are flagged in other countries.


3 posted on 08/30/2012 11:56:00 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: nickcarraway

And yet 20 to 35 million illegal immigrants who can’t support themselves coming across our borders probably doesn’t bother this ass at all.

It must really piss Leftists off when they see people who actually support themselves and aren’t breaking our nation’s laws.


4 posted on 08/30/2012 11:56:31 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

The solution is to make the US tax system more competitive.


5 posted on 08/30/2012 11:56:36 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: nickcarraway

Notice they do no mention John Kerry’s yacht...


6 posted on 08/30/2012 11:56:49 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: nickcarraway

Damned rich people - now I see why Obama wants to take their money away and give it to us poor folks - Obama is my hero........


7 posted on 08/30/2012 11:56:49 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: nickcarraway

But Romney will never diddle an intern in the Oval Office.


8 posted on 08/30/2012 11:56:54 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Tennessee Nana

Google the flag of Bermuda. Note the color.

Google the flag of Cayman Islands. Note the color.

look at the flag on the yacht in this pic.

Feel silly? ;-)


9 posted on 08/30/2012 11:57:47 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: DoughtyOne
And yet 20 to 35 million illegal immigrants who can’t support themselves coming across our borders probably doesn’t bother this ass at all.

Doesn't bother Romney either.

10 posted on 08/30/2012 11:58:22 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

IT WASN’T HIS YACHT, for cryin out loud.


11 posted on 08/30/2012 11:58:28 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: nickcarraway

I heard that they made a mistake identifying the flag and it was really a Bahama’s flag?


12 posted on 08/30/2012 11:58:33 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: nickcarraway

*Yawn*


13 posted on 08/30/2012 11:58:40 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Did Lurch ever pay the taxes due on his to the state of MA?


14 posted on 08/30/2012 11:59:20 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Jonty30
The solution is to make the US tax system more competitive.

I agree. Our tax code chases people overseas.

15 posted on 08/30/2012 12:00:12 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: nickcarraway

ABC is not bothered by the son of a foreigner usurping the office of President of The United States.
But a flag, oh man, that’s a real problem.


16 posted on 08/30/2012 12:00:12 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (Hey Obummer...GET OFF MY LAWN.)
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To: nickcarraway

Obama’s “party yacht” flies the Air Force One logo.

It buzzes Manhattan to liven up our lives.


17 posted on 08/30/2012 12:00:25 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: Blueflag

Bermuda: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.flagsinformation.com/bermudan-flag.png&imgrefurl=http://www.flagsinformation.com/bermudan-country-flag.html&h=400&w=800&sz=44&tbnid=BiRQbYKLq8R-BM:&tbnh=61&tbnw=122&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dbermuda%2Bflag%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=bermuda+flag&usg=__MnN1JtVZTPMIQ8v8nQhkz7vhy58=&sa=X&ei=erc_UL-EAo_m8gTxlYFg&ved=0CDIQ9QEwAw&dur=981

Caymans: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.flags.net/images/largeflags/CYIS0001R.GIF&imgrefurl=http://www.flags.net/CYIS.htm&h=260&w=516&sz=13&tbnid=42ZPu3ylj3leAM:&tbnh=61&tbnw=121&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dflag%2Bof%2Bcayman%2Bislands%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=flag+of+cayman+islands&usg=__8EWxfH0eCKOD5hJe9O9PVbE3mzU=&sa=X&ei=m7c_UOmiHJG89QTDqYBA&ved=0CC4Q9QEwAg&dur=2464

Flag in the picture: http://a.abcnews.com/images/Blotter/abc_caymans_flag_kb_120829_wg.jpg

Just sayin’ ... this has been OOPSIED for days.


18 posted on 08/30/2012 12:00:46 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: nickcarraway

Cracka Bay


19 posted on 08/30/2012 12:01:19 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Indeed. See post #18.


20 posted on 08/30/2012 12:01:50 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: 9YearLurker
Did Lurch ever pay the taxes due on his to the state of MA?

Haven't heard a word about it... go figure.

21 posted on 08/30/2012 12:02:16 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: illiac

bingo!


22 posted on 08/30/2012 12:02:31 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: nickcarraway
I wonder how many yachts are actually registered in the United States any more.

Wasn't there a bill passed in the first two years of the Clinton administration which imposed a hefty tax on yachts?

As I recall, it raised almost none of the projected revenue because the one American company in Connecticut which built yachts decided to move operations out of the country as did most of the owners who registered yachts.

23 posted on 08/30/2012 12:03:55 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SE Mom

Left a similar cooment on abc’s website,,,don’t see it posted yet, or the moderator scrubbed it....


24 posted on 08/30/2012 12:04:47 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: nickcarraway
Just think if the States would get their heads out of their butts they could set up a tax system that would encourage people to register their expensive boats in their States! I know a guy who lives in an air-park in AZ that keeps his plane in Nevada because AZ property tax is too high. He has a house in an air-park but instead of a plane in the hanger he has cars...
25 posted on 08/30/2012 12:05:06 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: dfwgator
There was a time when Free Republic opposed foreign political donations to promote leftism in this country:



Gore's Meltdown

By Charles Krauthammer
Friday, March 7, 1997; Page A21

"There is no controlling legal authority that says this was in violation of law."
-- Al Gore, seven times (in one form or another), White House news conference, March 3

"Controlling legal authority." Whatever other legacies Al Gore leaves behind between now and retirement, he forever bequeaths this newest weasel word to the lexicon of American political corruption.

Gore is talking here about his phone calls from the White House soliciting Democratic campaign contributions. Now, he cannot say, "I have broken no law," because Section 607 of Title 18 of the U.S. Criminal Code states very clearly there is to be no solicitation of campaign funds in federal government offices. Gore broke the law as written, as understood and as practiced. His defense? Apparently, that there are no cases testing the law. So there.

The problem for Gore is not just that Mr. Clean is taking refuge in one of the flimsiest legal confections of our time but that this flimsy confection is directly contradicted by his own president.

26 posted on 08/30/2012 12:06:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: EnquiringMind
That's the point. It was the yacht of foreign investors who want to buy our freedom.

It wasn't Gore's Buddhist monastery, was it? Did you think that was okay, back then?

27 posted on 08/30/2012 12:07:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

And your point is...?

PS - The story has been debunked. The flag is in fact that of Bermuda.


28 posted on 08/30/2012 12:08:09 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: nickcarraway
Why can't an American own a home or a yacht in another country?

What the blank does that have to do with anything?

And why are cryptosocialist FReepers buying into this MSM spin?

29 posted on 08/30/2012 12:08:39 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: TheConservativeParty

Which son of a foreigner: Obama or Romney?


30 posted on 08/30/2012 12:08:39 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Blueflag
Idiots are incapable of embarrassment. If stalwart TEA party conservative Mike Lee were the GOP nominee, these goons would still be spouting their drivel because he is a Mormon.
31 posted on 08/30/2012 12:10:14 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Blueflag

Bermuda is not part of the United States. They are both British overseas territories. As such, donations from both are illegal. Unless you are Gore/Romney.


32 posted on 08/30/2012 12:10:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The boat, the boat, that’s all they talk about, the boat . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-kBA-zZZG8


33 posted on 08/30/2012 12:11:12 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: nickcarraway

Too bad about us all being wise to your real motives in attacking Mitt Romney, huh?


34 posted on 08/30/2012 12:11:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: nickcarraway
It was the yacht of foreign investors who want to buy our freedom.

The owner of the yacht is Gary Morse, born and raised in Michigan.

Some FReepers are as bad as MSNBC when it comes to factchecking.

35 posted on 08/30/2012 12:12:23 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: nickcarraway

Oh, my, god...are you trying to tell me Romney is.....rich. Ugh, the horrors.


36 posted on 08/30/2012 12:12:23 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: nickcarraway

OUCH


37 posted on 08/30/2012 12:12:31 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Willard does NOT own the yacht. A donor does.


38 posted on 08/30/2012 12:12:34 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: nickcarraway

From the article: “The Cracker Bay is owned by Gary Morse, developer of the Villages retirement community.”

How is this Romney’s boat?


39 posted on 08/30/2012 12:12:44 PM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: nickcarraway

Scuse me guys this made the rounds yesterday and it is a donors yacht - Not Romney’s flying the flag. ABC is just trying to wring out everything they can from the story.


40 posted on 08/30/2012 12:13:00 PM PDT by BallandPowder
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To: nickcarraway

Is this what passes for news?


41 posted on 08/30/2012 12:14:09 PM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

It’s a really dumb move, politically. That’s what.


42 posted on 08/30/2012 12:15:15 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: SandyInSeattle

Take a walk down in front of the convention center in San Diego and you’ll see multi million dollar boats sporting flags from the Bahamas, Grand Cayman, Central American countries...
They must be friends of Mitt, right ?


43 posted on 08/30/2012 12:15:33 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: nickcarraway

and the problem with that is...?


44 posted on 08/30/2012 12:16:13 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: nickcarraway
Bermuda is not part of the United States. They are both British overseas territories. As such, donations from both are illegal. Unless you are Gore/Romney.

The boat is apparently registered in Bermuda.

It is parked in St. Petersburg, FL - which is in America.

The donors mentioned in the article are: Gary Morse, an American. Wilbur Ross, an American. Mel Sembler, an American. Charlie Moncrief, an American.

Get a grip.

45 posted on 08/30/2012 12:16:18 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: nhwingut

No, that is a CI Civil Ensign. I’ve seen a few :)


46 posted on 08/30/2012 12:16:23 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: nickcarraway

You must prefer Obama/Biden.


47 posted on 08/30/2012 12:16:30 PM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: BallandPowder

LOL! Yesterday, after firing that one news reporter, Yahoo ran an article about the lavish parties for big donors at the GOP convention. I asked, who do you think paid for the lavish party? - the big donors, duh.

These liberal reporters are really stretching things to find fault with this convention.


48 posted on 08/30/2012 12:16:30 PM PDT by Eva
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To: exnavy

Kid its no news to some o0f us that Willard is totally out of touch with most of the voters...


49 posted on 08/30/2012 12:16:39 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: nickcarraway

Obama Has Gotta Go, period.


50 posted on 08/30/2012 12:16:56 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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