So, let me get this straight. The IRS office in Cincinnatti decided that TEA Party orginizations, known for political action and opposition to taxes, should be targeted for special attention when they applied for tax-exempt status as a non-political charity (they were all approved, by the way).
And somehow this is proof that President Obama is using his office to oppress political opponents? Sorry, but I don’t see the connection. Or even know why this is a story.
Of course the IRS targets anti-tax, TEA Party-type groups as suspect when applying for tax exempt status. Teabaggers applying for tax-exempt status is like NAMBLA applying for a child care license. Wouldn’t it be wise to suspect the possibility that maybe there’s an ulterior motive?
God damn it.
For a much better, more expansive post on the subject, I recommend Jim Wright at Stonekettle Station. Enjoy.