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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:54 AM

Florida Real Estate Mogul, Claims To Be 'Personally Responsible' For George W. Bush's 2000 Victory

This is amazing.

David Siegel, the Florida real estate mogul behind timeshare company Westgate Resorts, claims that he was "personally responsible" for George W. Bush's 2000 presidential victory. When the subject comes up in a newly released documentary, Siegel declines to elaborate, stating, "it may not necessarily have been legal."

Wow.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/31/david-siegel-george-w-bush-election_n_1725152.html?utm_hp_ref=daily-brief?utm_source=DailyBrief&utm_campaign=080112&utm_medium=email&utm_content=NewsEntry&utm_term=Daily%20Brief

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Reply Florida Real Estate Mogul, Claims To Be 'Personally Responsible' For George W. Bush's 2000 Victory (Original post)
riverbendviewgal Aug 2012 OP
BlueToTheBone Aug 2012 #1
Egalitarian Thug Aug 2012 #2
DCKit Aug 2012 #15
2pooped2pop Aug 2012 #3
loudsue Aug 2012 #10
President T Toilet Aug 2012 #4
Uncle Joe Aug 2012 #16
RockaFowler Aug 2012 #5
caraher Aug 2012 #17
lpbk2713 Aug 2012 #6
CanSocDem Aug 2012 #7
ryan_cats Aug 2012 #8
Festivito Aug 2012 #9
2pooped2pop Aug 2012 #12
Festivito Aug 2012 #13
Generic Other Aug 2012 #11
zappaman Aug 2012 #14
caraher Aug 2012 #18

Response to riverbendviewgal (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:56 AM

1. And a grand jury hasn't been empaneled yet?

Maybe he will confess on teevee for all the world and we can then indict and imprison the whole criminal gang.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:58 AM

2. Please, we're looking forward. Anything done in the past (by people that matter) is okey-dokey. n/t

 

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:49 AM

15. It's not as if we can retroactively fix all the damage.

 

Then again, we do need to find out how they did it, and prevent it from happening in November.

I could live happily with a couple fewer RW Cubans in Congress.

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:59 AM

3. that name has certainly been around du before

voting machines? I can't remember. Duers were on to this guy way back when but I can't recall details. Anyone?

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Response to 2pooped2pop (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:39 PM

10. I remember something about that, too.

The bush mafia is really well represented with the criminals of the world.

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:04 PM

4. Wow

I'm going to have to see this movie but I'm afraid it's going to make me sick to my stomach

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Response to President T Toilet (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:14 AM

16. It seems to be a tale which depicts addiction to avarice and disconnection from humanity

maladies all too common in the U.S.

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:05 PM

5. Oh yeah - this guy again

http://blogs.wsj.com/developments/2010/06/22/david-siegels-unfinished-mansion-raises-the-bar-on-excess/

I think they even did a documentary on him and his wife and how excessive they spend. It was called "The Queen of Versailles". Such a disgusting group.

And I don't doubt he had anything to do with the election rigging.

On a personal note, my sister-in-law worked for his company for many years. She was a waitress at Sizzler right outside Disney World. The working conditions there were deplorable. The food was substandard and the management treated the employees like garbage. I won't go into everything, but just take my word for it - never eat there!!

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Response to RockaFowler (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 11:46 PM

17. Yes, that's the guy

And that's the film in which he makes the claim (I just saw it Saturday). He seems to want to be a big shot more than anything else, so I would not be surprised were it an empty piece of bluster on his part.

He also seems to regret it... he remarks that if he hadn't perhaps we wouldn't have had the war in Iraq.

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:07 PM

6. Is there a price on his head?




Not making any suggestions here, just a note of


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Response to riverbendviewgal (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:10 PM

7. And Ralph Nader heaves a sigh of relief....(eom)

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:16 PM

8. Why would you admit to this, is he nutso?

Why would you admit to this, is he nutso? Possibly since he thought w was a good choice.

I don't want to trivialize the Holocaust but this is like saying, I was responsible for the final solution.

If it was possibly illegal, has the statute of limitations run out for prosecuting? What's he doing for 2012?

Taking credit for this means he can share in the blame for:
9/11
Afghanistan
Iraq
Abu Graib
Guantanamo bay
and more.

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Response to ryan_cats (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:32 PM

9. Statute of limitations.

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Response to Festivito (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:37 PM

12. is there one for treason? n/t

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Response to 2pooped2pop (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:46 PM

13. Treason is a world harder to prosecute than election fraud.

Treason would be a long stretch from knowing what Bush would do through priori knowledge of events like 9/11. We can't even prove those steps now.

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:29 PM

11. From an article called MR. BIG wherein we find he is rapidly getting smaller...his own confession!

A financial supporter of Republican candidates—“we’re not in politics but we’ve gotten a lot of politicians elected,” he says—Siegel takes credit for putting George W. Bush into office.

“The biggest impact on the world was getting George W. Bush elected” president the first time, he says as plainly as if he were talking about the balmy weather outside. “I got him 2,000 votes in Florida.” Bush won the state by 537 votes to beat Vice President Al Gore in the controversial election settled by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Pressed to explain how he personally delivered the winning margin, Siegel doesn’t give specifics, only saying, “It was legal.” But he acknowledges now that he has some remorse for helping Bush become president. “I feel bad for it now.”

http://www.orlandomagazine.com/Orlando-Magazine/June-2009/Mr-Big/

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:48 PM

14. I saw the documentary and I don't believe what he says.

He seems like the type who makes shit up just to be impressive.
The documentary, however, is really great and well worth watching.

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Response to zappaman (Reply #14)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 11:46 PM

18. Same here <nt>

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