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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 04:43 PM
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Wannabe Teabagger-in-Chief Newt Gingrich in Hot Water over $4 Million in Private Flights
Newt Gingrch's American Solutions has been hailed by right wing bloggers like Soren Dayton and Matt Lewis as "the conservative MoveOn," and they are playing a big organizational role in tomorrow's Tea Parties. But according to IRS documents filed by American Solutions, they have paid out over $4 million in the past two years to Moby Dick Airways, a company that charters private planes for Presidential candidates and the RNC -- something MoveOn has never done.

Ironically, Newt has been chosen by the organizers of the the New York Tea Party to speak on the topic of "fiscal responsibility."

According to OpenSecrets, there are 14508 contribution records for American Solutions in 2008. Though much has been made of Newt's billionaire boys' club funders, they comprise only a handful of the organization's donors. Most of the people who gave did so in much more modest amounts -- their reports list far more retired, self-employed or unemployed people giving $100 or $200. Cabinet makers, lawn care professionals, truckers and other small business owners far outnumber Las Vegas hotel magnates. Of the $25,489,668 in contributions received, $7,343,986 is simply listed as "aggregate below the threshold," which means donations under $200 that don't have to be broken out (though if you look at he list, many more donations under $200 are listed).

http://firedoglake.com/

Is there a mile high club for teabaggers??
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 04:45 PM
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1. Moby Dick Airways !!
Holy Great White Teabaggery !!!!!
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 04:50 PM
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2. Nuthin' wannabe about it.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 04:51 PM
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3. This Moby Dick got thier white whale
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 04:57 PM
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4. Thar he blows! n/t
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