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Sun Aug 12, 2012, 06:18 PM

The Villages: Florida retirement community provides foundation for Republican candidates

The creator of the Villages, H. Gary Morse, inherited his father's development business and turned it into one of the most lucrative residential projects in the United States, ushering him into the ranks of the world's richest. Morse and his family have contributed $1.8 million to the cause of removing Obama from the White House.



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You don't know you're being controlled, but you really are," Flynn said. "And Morse is the one who controls you. He wants that control . . . to influence what he can, including the next president."


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For Flynn and other Democrats who live in the Villages, Morse's politics sometimes upset their otherwise pleasant lives.

The newspaper Morse owns, The Villages Daily Sun, runs conservative columnists like Ann Coulter and Oliver North, but no liberal counterpoint or bad news about Morse or the Villages, Flynn says. Curt Hills, assistant managing editor at the Daily Sun, didn't return phone calls.

When Democratic candidates drop by to campaign, local reporters don't usually cover them. Meanwhile they lavish front page coverage on top Republicans who visit.

Throughout the day, Fox News provides updates on the TV station, the Villages News Network (VNN). Every half hour, those bulletins can be heard on the streets as they are piped into the speakers attached to the street poles that ring the Villages' two market squares. (The rest of the time the speakers ooze nostalgic rock from the likes of Joni Mitchell, Steppenwolf and the Beach Boys, plus an occasional ad for a local vascular vein center).



http://www.tampabay.com/news/aging/article1245520.ece

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Tony_FLADEM Aug 2012 OP
russspeakeasy Aug 2012 #1
monmouth Aug 2012 #2
gejohnston Aug 2012 #4
CurtEastPoint Aug 2012 #3
kcass1954 Aug 2012 #5
HelenWheels Aug 2012 #6

Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2012, 06:28 PM

1. In 2003, I came "that close" to buying a house there.

In 2008, I learned what a bullet I had dodged.
I have some Dem friends that live there and it has been compared to a "re education camp".
It's a well designed and nice to look at community, but unless you are a repub, stay away..

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2012, 06:29 PM

2. Sounds like Stepfordville..n/t

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Response to monmouth (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 12, 2012, 08:20 PM

4. add an astronomically high STD rate

you get the picture.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2012, 06:47 PM

3. 98.4% white. I'm so shocked!

And LOL... Mr. Morse owns four corporate jets and a 147-foot luxury yacht called Cracker Bay,

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 12:04 AM

5. Biggest bunch of pasty-white faces you've ever seen in one place.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 01:40 PM

6. What a horrible place to live. nt

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