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Wed Sep 26, 2012, 06:30 PM

Mitt Romney Hong Kong Fundraiser Planned For Thursday

Source: huffington post

WASHINGTON Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plan a campaign fundraiser for him Thursday in Hong Kong as U.S.-China trade friction becomes an issue in the White House race.

Romney supporters already have raised more than $385,000 for him in Hong Kong, a world financial center that has been administered by China since Britain turned it over in 1997.

Romney accuses China's government of trade, currency and intellectual property abuses, and says President Barack Obama has failed to confront Chinese officials as the abuses worsened.

Obama supporters say the administration has stood up to China and accuse Romney's former firm, Bain Capital, of aiding the shift of American jobs to China.


Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/26/mitt-romney-hong-kong_n_1917044.html?utm_hp_ref=elections-2012

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Reply Mitt Romney Hong Kong Fundraiser Planned For Thursday (Original post)
trailmonkee Sep 2012 OP
DURHAM D Sep 2012 #1
trailmonkee Sep 2012 #2
progressivebydesign Sep 2012 #3
DinahMoeHum Sep 2012 #6
DeSwiss Sep 2012 #4
SoapBox Sep 2012 #7
aint_no_life_nowhere Sep 2012 #5
DavidL Sep 2012 #11
SoapBox Sep 2012 #8
jonesgirl Sep 2012 #9
DavidL Sep 2012 #10
Suji to Seoul Sep 2012 #12
azurnoir Sep 2012 #13

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 06:38 PM

1. Seriously? I thought this was the Onion.

He is coming off the campaign trail to fly to Hong Kong?

wow, just wow

Desperate

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 06:41 PM

2. I am sure he wont be there... but this is a publicized fundraiser

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 06:52 PM

3. Seriously? Yay Sheldon Adelson, he has his hooks in EVERYTHING. nt

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 07:13 PM

6. Adelson also owns casinos in nearby Macau.

n/t

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 07:10 PM

4. I hope the Mittster gets those plane modifications he wants....




- And I can't wait to see the fund-raiser video!!!

K&R

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 07:14 PM

7. ROFL

...hilarious.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 07:13 PM

5. This is for US citizens living over there, right?

I'm not up on campaign finance laws but I don't think foreign nationals can contribute. Still, it doesn't look good.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 07:46 PM

11. Yes, them's the laws, but hard to enforce

 

Contributions must come from Americans, not foreigners or foreign corporations.

Of course, If I were Chinese, or French or whatever, I could slip you $2000, and you could write a check on your American bank account.

Just saying, hard to enforce

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 07:15 PM

8. Hong Kong?

Well...WTF?

Talk about your grand opportunity to plan all the sleazy, slimy, dirt, crooked tricks you want, with no one around!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 07:16 PM

9. Don't let Romney get to ya. Read this...posted back in August

http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/29/china-slams-romney-for-pugnacious-policies/

Seems China is fed up with Romney and the Republican Party too.

Now I have a better understanding why Romney just attacked Obama about China. Romney did it so he wouldn't look like he's the only one putting pressure on China.
Romney is poison and a manipulator.

One other note; China doesn't have intellectual property laws. I read an article last year that said there are many fake Apple stores there, selling fake Apple products. I can't remember where I read it though, it could have been from Yahoo!.
Romney is poison

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 07:43 PM

10. Remember back to the 4th of July when Karl Rove mistakenly said Obama

 

was not going to be in the USA but in Paris for a fundraiser?

That was quickly retracted and corrected within a couple hours, but Rove actually thought Obama was going to Paris for a fundraiser on the 4th of July.

http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/07/02/12527474-where-obama-wont-be-on-the-4th-of-july?lite

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 08:05 PM

12. Weird thing is most mainland chinese people I speak to here in Nanjing that follow

the election think Rmoney is a pile of dog shit.

Have fun in Xiang Gang there, Skippy.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 12:34 AM

13. ah Mitt remember there are some things money can't buy

and in your case the Presidency is one of them

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