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Why Was The Tea Party Targeted By The IRS? (Op-Ed)

Much of the nation’s left-leaning pundits and online publications have spent very little time on the alleged targeting of the Tea Party by the IRS.  To be honest, I believe it is a non-issue.  My first response when hearing the news was less of a shrug and more of laughter pushed out in one big Nelson-like “HA-HA”.  I have been waiting for almost 3 years for the IRS to start flagging these fringe groups who are popping up flush with anonymous cash.  I usually don’t hear about Democrats storing their files in a meth house.

Maybe they shouldn't have tried to write off 5 million tea-bags...

Maybe they shouldn’t have tried to write off 5 million tea-bags…

Here is the thing… if you were working in a job that watched for people doing sneaky things with numbers, wouldn’t the appearance of a massive number of self-labeled ‘Patriot’ social welfare groups be something to check out?  Had the IRS not flagged these magical money machines then I would highly recommend we re-train our IRS employees.  Should I decide to create a 501(c)3 charity that is funded via a 501(c)4 social welfare group with masked donors… I’d expect an IRS agent as well as a group of TSA agents to really make sure that I am on the level (the TSA employees would just be there to continuously check my rectum for extra cash I was hiding).  I’ve had hard times with the IRS personally, and I expect to have no good times with them in the future.  But, like Mike Tyson ironically said recently, I love taxes.

tyson pigeon

I also love my satellite TV service… and I know if I dodge the bill for it, I’ll never hear the end of it so long as I really like TV.  Those taxes keep my local community stable just as they help bring down our deficit and boost opportunities in our economy.  Some people are looking at the Republican sweep of public jobs as a terrible thing, but does anyone remember how quickly local communities recovered by increasing Public jobs in the 90′s?  Am I just getting old and remember crap that nobody else does?  This is opportunity!  Using more energy towards pushing Congress and the President for Public Sector growth that doesn’t involve prisons or temporary pipeline contracts is where we need to focus for a better America for everyone.  Charter schools have already shown to be only par to public education without any benefits gained for privatizing… in some cases education suffered for it.

I guess I am definitely smarter than a 5th grader.

I guess I am definitely smarter than a 5th grader.

But back to those outraged politicians and pundits making waves about there needing to be even more outrage.  Outrageous, right?  When you have to push someone to be outraged… you might want to look up that word because you might not know what that word means…

What?  SocioCommuFascinazis?

What? SocioCommuFascinazis?

If a public “social group” has a message of hating taxes even if there is representation, then an IRS audit is the least of what I would expect happening to the Tea Party.  Heck, look at the name of this website… Americans Against The Tea Party.  When fringe extremists come into headlines with talk of how solar is a waste of money, how the EPA is killing business, how Wall Street was a terrible corrupt place but then suddenly it was something to defend, or how Social Security and Medicare should be privatized… we either have to assume that this is a large group of multimillionaires who are looking after the majority who happen to be top wage earners… OR, we palm our faces at those people who have become conditioned by talking points and addicted to steady diets of spy-novel conspiracy theories.

spy vs spy

No, the government obviously does not fully disclose every single horrible act done in the name of the country, sometimes we get to hear about it decades later.  So following and guessing at conspiracies is truthfully just one long Soap Opera that you won’t know if it affected your life until it really doesn’t matter anymore.  These whack-jobs are the reason there is so much hidden by the government because nobody is taking both parties to task on transparency.  Instead you get fringe extremes linking Alex Jones and Glenn Beck videos to their state legislators (I would hate to be a political intern).

Freedom!  Gargle-barglebargle!

Freedom! Gargle-barglebargle!

Should there be outrage?  Should we be impeaching someone or firing someone for doing their job?  Nah.  This one is fully justified.  Teapublicans should learn to suck it up and deal with being scrutinized when you create mystery money from thin air and name it Patriotism.  And besides… if you REALLY want to argue about how many “Conservative” groups were flagged while applying for a 501(c)4… read to make sure you really want to go there.

501(c)(4) organizations are generally civic leagues and other corporations operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare, or local associations of employees with membership limited to a designated company or people in a particular municipality or neighborhood, and with net earnings devoted exclusively to charitable, educational, or recreational purposes. 501(c)(4) organizations may lobby for legislation, and unlike 501(c)(3) organizations they may also participate in political campaigns and elections, as long as its primary activity is the promotion of social welfare. The tax exemption for 501(c)(4) organizations applies to most of their operations, but contributions may be subject to gift tax, and income spent on political activities – generally the advocacy of a particular candidate in an election – is taxable.

Contributions to 501(c)(4) organizations are usually not deductible as charitable contributions for U.S. federal income tax, with a few exceptions. 501(c)(4) organizations are not required to disclose their donors publicly.

Taxes with representation are not a valid reason to form a social welfare group.  That is a valid reason to elect someone else.  If you need to hide your donations towards a candidate who represents those feelings by claiming your money which has Free Speech (Citizen’s United) needs to be hidden, then you might want to look up the word ‘Democracy’.  And besides, some of those groups might have just been looking to dodge some taxes as the 501(c)4 also gives this shiny gift…

The law allows Section 501(c)(4) organizations to self-declare and hold themselves out as tax-exempt; they do not have to obtain any approval from the Internal Revenue Service, though they may.

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    CANDIDATE for GOVERNOR of the GREAT STATE of LOUISIANA 2015

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  6. SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER TARGETS the TEA PARTY!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFjLtJrSK_A&feature=player_embedded

    QUESTION: Why should the UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT believe any thing that the SPLC has to say!

    QUESTION: Is the SPLC a Religion or a Cult? What give the SPLC the right to TARGET other GROUPS as be RADICALS, when they themselves have such a SORTED and RADICAL past!

    TEA PARTY and PATRIOTS GROUPS should be SUING these POMPUS LGBT AZZOLES for DEFAMING them and IDENTIFYING them as TARGETS for the TOTALLY CORRUPT OBAMA ADMINISTRATION!

    fatuous1
    MARK TRAINA
    (504) 231-3056
    [email protected]
    WRITER, ECONOMIST and CERTIFIED SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
    Author: “THE REALIST”-THE TRUTH ABOUT PUBLIC EDUCATION
    PRESIDENT, CEO & NATIONAL SPOKESPERSON for the Prestigious LOUISIANA BLOGGERS CLUB (LBC), the Infamous WHITE HOUSE TEA PARTY (WHTP) and the Superb NATIONAL ASSOCIATION for the ADVANCEMENT of WHITE PEOPLE (NAAWP)
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    http://tawqer.com/tag/white%20civil%20rights#.Uct9wpbD9es

    The OBAMA ADMINSITRATION TARGETS PATROIT & TEA PARTY GROUPS, as well as, RIGHT-LEANING HRISTIAN RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS LISTED on the SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER’S sooOOO-CALLED HATE MAP”!

    MORRIS DEES FINALLY BITES OFF MORE THAN HE CAN CHEW IN 2013! The SOUTHERN POVERTY LGBT LAW SINNERS CRASH UNDER THEIR OWN WEIGHT!

    In 2014, the SPLC’S HOME OFFICE will become a HUB for CONSERVATIVES, CONSERVATIVE GROUPS and RIGHT-LEANING CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS!

    REQUEST: GEAUX GET EM BOYZ & GIRLZ-The SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER has Very Deep Pockets and MORRIS DEES is WORTH approximately 500-MILLION USD’S!

    fatuous1
    MARK TRAINA
    (504) 231-3056
    [email protected]
    WRITER, ECONOMIST and CERTIFIED SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
    Author: “THE REALIST”-THE TRUTH ABOUT PUBLIC EDUCATION
    PRESIDENT, FOUNDER & CEO of the Prestigious LOUISIANA BLOGGERS CLUB and the Infamous WHITE HOUSE TEA PARTY
    https://plus.google.com/114683111024066307575
    Whenever CONSTITUENTS tell me, Mr. Traina you seem to be a little Rough Around the EDGES, I always tell them-sooOOOO IS LOUISIANA and then I ask them about when was the last time they Visited NEW ORLEANS, BATON ROUGE, LAKE CHARLES, SHREVEPORT, BOSSIER CITY or MONROE?
    FACT: LOUISIANA is very ROUGH AROUND THE EDGES and it’s DEFINITELY GONNA TAKE A “MAN OF STEEL” TO FLATTEN ALL THOSE RUFF EDGES OUT!
    So if you are “WAITIN ON SUPERMAN”, don’t bother, I’m only one ELECTION CYCLE AWAY!
    People say Mark you’re sooOOOO “COCKY”, but I say, ANTHONY WEINER is “COCKY”, I’m just “CONFIDENT”!
    Paula Deen Fired: Food Network Cancels Show After Racism Scandal
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com
    Read more at http://www.topix.com/forum/city/lettsworth-la/TMD5JBTCN7RE3I1EC#lastPost#HDHKZXHlc6p0msRV.99

  8. This is just another SOP for the GOP- we have a 2nd term Democratic president with high approval ratings, and the GOP-led House approval is at an all-time low- what do they do? Create scandals, no matter how absurd or Glenn Beckian they may seem and hope a few stick- rail about impeachment to rile up the base- deflecting all the attention away from the obvious incompetence, grandstanding and downright shameful (non)governance of the right wing House majority. It worked before- how else did we get stuck with eight years of a sycophantic imbecile and his gang of neocons running us into the ground?- so with nothing else to offer to anyone with half a brain, the GOP is throwing the liguine at the wall once again, hoping that some of it sticks.

    • Wow, this is a SICK site with a bunch of SICK, closed-minded,uninformed, un-Americans. I would argue facts and sense but you fuckers are too far gone. As Forrest Gump said, I wouldn’t want to “start a fight in the middle of your Black Panther party.” Bbyyyeeeeee!

      • Since you are unable to contribute anything worthwhile or intelligent, Tuxrebel, what makes you think you will be missed?

  9. I have so many logical rebuttals, but honestly, I’m heart-sick and utterly wearied after reading all the savage malevolence. Simply heart-sick over the complete void of compassion….although not surprising at all in a society of so-called “humans” that believes what Gosnell did was give a woman a choice. Sick, twisted society that we’ve allowed to flourish…..hatred and lack of compassion is standard fare in a society such as this.

    • AATTP

      What the in the actual hell are you talking about? Gosnell? Liberals are appalled at what he did–it was sick. But guess what? If you get your anti-choice way then ALL abortions will potentially be that horrific. You think making it illegal will stop it? Well let me use one of the arguments conservatives are so fond of when it comes to gun-control: When has making things illegal EVER stopped them from happening? All you’d be doing by making abortion illegal is forcing low-income women to go to butchers who have no morals or ethics, like Gosnell.

      • Appalled? Where? All I’ve seen is a complete media block out proving that it is a biased media, liberally speaking of course. Please provide me a link that shows the Liberals are outraged and appalled by this and are vocally condemning this….. which in essence was all obama repeatedly voted in favor of.

        • AATTP

          Please point to a legitimate media source that shows liberals accepting or praising what Gosnell did. Silence does not equal acceptance.

          And, “biased media.” You mean like the media that’s falsely reporting that the IRS targeted the Tea Party? Give me a break and stop listening to Fox, Malkin, Coulter, Hannity and Limbaugh before your brain stops working all together.

          • Contempt is a symptom of hatred. Hatted is a symptom of hopelessness, as does name-calling, cursing, and crudity. My heart hurts for you and I’ll pray for you.

          • AATTP

            And changing the subject is a symptom of losing the argument.

        • When someone doesn’t cover a story… it isn’t a biased block-out. You have to consider that it also might be a non-issue… you should also look to see what legislation is being passed while the accusations are flying.

        • What the hell are you smoking, Sunny? If there was a “complete media block [sic] out, how do you think anyone would know what you are talking about? For that matter how would you know about it? Just because Faux News tells you that they are the only ones reporting on something that doesn’t necessarily mean it is so, in fact anything they tell you is suspect since they have no aversion whatsoever of making things up out of thin air. Gosnell is not an abortion doctor and his trial is not an abortion story. Gosnell was an incompetent butcher and a crook. He was not qualified to perform the procedures he was performing and he was only interested in making money by using vulnerable women. You need to take off your tin foil hat and get an education before you shoot off your mouth.

    • “I have so many logical rebuttals, but [abortion-argle-bargle-freedom-society]“. I am waiting for the logical rebuttals still.

  10. Its being indicated at this time that 300 groups were scrutinized of these 25% were linked to conservative groups. So where is there indignation that 75% of them which many were liberal leaning groups were also targeted for review?

  11. Obama has the most incompetent PR department ever ! The involvement of the Koch Brothers and Carl Roves underground PACS ABSOLUTELY required an audit !

  12. not a fan of the IRS or the payment schedule I have with them, however I am not in the 1% or the 2% either. I wish those that do not see the value in tax dollars find ways to enrich the communities they live in before more economic cannibalism takes its course. we are all good people, with immense value, be the change you want, or do your best to adapt to the change someone else,wants more than you. I want this more than you want anything, more than anyone wants anything and soon we’ll all find ways to allow our flows to coincide with one another

  13. Why Was The Tea Party Targeted By The IRS?

    Because most of them were funded by the Koch brothers as front groups for corporate electioneering!

    Duh!

  14. Hollie Moore Under the Bush Administration, the FBI used the Patriot Act to target liberal groups, particularly anti-war, environment, and anti-globalization, during the years between 2001 and 2006 in particular.
    • According to a recent report by the ACLU, there have been 111 incidents of illegal domestic political surveillance since 9/11 in 33 states and the District of Columbia. The report shows that law enforcement and federal officials work closely to monitor the political activity of individuals deemed suspicious, an activity common during the Cold War – including protests, religious activities and other rights protected by the first amendment. The report also noted how the FBI monitors peaceful protest groups and in some cases attempted to prevent protest

  15. I find it amazing the IRS has not gone into this mode long ago. BTW, unlike someone mentioned… it is not ONLY conservative organizations.

  16. JJ:
    The story I read said quite the opposite. The IRS gave extra scrutiny to 300 501(c)4 organizations. “Tea Party” or “Patriot” were used in 75 of them, or 25% of those audited. This is hardly ONLY conservative groups. http://money.cnn.com/2013/05/13/news/economy/irs-faq-tea-party/index.html
    Sorry, it’s not Fox, so I doubt it will be trusted, but….

    • I am guessing… just guessing… they were mostly incorporated in Delaware? Just a guess mind you.

    • They don’t really give the location of where they incorporated, but it is fairly telling with how many were formed after Huckabee and crew busted open the political marketing treasuries.

  17. I agree with your take on this….but would add that the IRS is composed of people, it’s not “People” in the Romneyan sense. As people, these folks must have been a little miffed at how Tea Party tools were slamming the IRS at their Tea Party rallies with inferences to fascism and being government goons and sins depicting the IRS as Nazis thugs and other versions of vitriol. You make work up a good head of steam as you walk past them on the way to the IRS cubicle and your keyboard.

    • Marco Rubio was so angry that he demanded the firing of the commissioner of the IRS. To his embarrassment, that guy quit last year already… and he was appointed by George W. Bush.

  18. First of all, Democracy means there are times when thing don’t go the way you want! And you’ve already voted, so that’s it, until the next election, which you’re doing your damnedest to rig.

    Then, shall we just take a very, very basic principle of social science: taxes are the price of having an organised society. You want rid of taxes, go to, well, DR Congo, Iraq, Syria. In these places you don’t have to pay your taxes in money. But you might just have to pay them in blood, literally.

    No taxes means no coppers, no FD, no military (and no defence contractors), no state schools. You might not like it, because it would soon become like Iraq, or maybe Mali, where you’ll have to hire your own army. Might cost more than your taxes.

    But then again, the teabaggers, representatives of millionaires that they are, are only against taxes for billionaires. The Middle Class pay through the nose.

    Take that an take a think…

  19. I agree, if a group with progressive buzz or key words was applying for non profit status to launder money then there should be an anal probe to check them out as well. But you failed to recognize the fact that the IRS was targeting ONLY conservative groups.

    You can shout your hatred for the conservatives to the closed mined masses all you want, but wrong is wrong no matter your options. And hatred for the other side by so many narrow minded people is part of the reason the U.S. is in the state it is in.

    • Ridiculous!

      It was a bit difficult to decipher, you might want to learn English.

      Unless you’ve missed all the news in the last 45 years or so, “conservatives” are the ones, who are more likely to steal and commit fraud, and lie.

      Ford pardoned Nixon? That wasn’t an underhanded deal to let a serious criminal off the hook. Look, if Obama’s Administration tried to mislead the wingnuts about Benghazi before they knew everything, it’s nothing more than Bush allowing torture, and not admitting that in public, until he was getting his cover blown up. Unwarranted wiretaps? That wasn’t against the Constitution? Hell, compared to Bush, Obama is a boy scout!

      Ronald Reagan allowed extremists to sell arms to Iran secretly, and then funnel the money to the “Contras” in Nicaragua. It happened to be illegal, and despite multiple statements on print about how Reagan though it was a piece of genius to take the Ayatollah’s money and give it to the Contras. Ollie North was in the White House making sure the documents got destroyed, but he didn’t do that well, either.

      Blundering idiots, the lot of them!

      • i’m very left-leaning, but i have to agree with JJ. both sides do this name-calling nonsense and it is not getting us anywhere. if you look at a conservative page vs a liberal page on facebook, you’ll see that there’s not much of a difference between how hostile everyone is towards the other side.

        we need to learn to work together. it’s why congress can’t get anything done.

        • Sorry anne, teh false equivalancy that JJ and you are putting forth just isn’t true, it is more of teh both sides meme Bulls**t, the right engages in this activity on a scale of 10-1 compared to liberal or progressive groups – maybe not the individuals who vote for either group but the Politicians themselves – it isn’t even close – the Right has ZERO morals as their moral compass broke years ago. please get off the both side meme Bulls**t

        • Sorry, Anne. Congress can’t get anything done because the Republicans cold-bloodedly decided to block all business, on the FIRST day of Obama’s Presidency.

          Their logic is simple. Bill Clinton balanced the Budget, something no Republican President had done since Eisenhower.

          If Obama’s policies were a success, and people saw that, Progressivism would become very popular.

          Then, combined with the utter clusterfuck that was Bush’s Administration, how long would it be before another Republican was elected President?

          So, with their Demographics rapidly shrinking, they decided they HAD to win back full control of the America, as they had during the Bush Administration.

          Given the opportunity at One Party Rule again, THIS time they’d solidify their rule.

          Gerrymander districts, pander to the Billionaires with more tax cuts, cut Social Programs, convince the public they should beg in the streets rather than expect government help…

          And the strategy might even work, except that time is against them.

          Not even having their own TV Network is helping.

    • There was no hatred in my article. Unless you count my passive-aggressiveness towards alarmists… but those span the political spectrum. I actually did look through that proof and saw it much differently. I saw A LOT of 501(c)4′s appearing where few existed before slamming the IRS with something they had no experience with. So, most of those were red flagged that weren’t already similar to common organizations known for charitable work. The rest just happened to be 75% Conservative groups because they were mostly brand new Conservative PACs formed after the Citizen’s United ruling and the discovery of using a 501(c)4 to fund a 501(c)3 to get corporate funds that might hurt their brand should their donations be seen during that election year.

      • Does that help a little?

      • Here’s the real test: Was Organizing for America subjected to the same intrusive questioning in order to qualify for 501(c)4 status? If not, then the conservative groups are justified in complaining about their treatment.

    • That goes both ways. The hatred of the democrats is just as deafening as the reverse. Unless both sides learn a thing or two about respect and compromise, we are doomed as a nation.

      • Oh Puhleeeaaase don’t be another idiot using the false equivalency both sides meme Bulls**t

      • how do you respect and compromise with obstructionists that have zero interest in helping their country? there is NO compromising with today’s gop, and they will kill their own party.

      • This comment is for Kurt, too…..
        While I have read the hatred and name-calling from both sides, which I abhor, and simply shows the sick, depraved condition of our imploding society, I have NOT seen such as this except from one side…..and I have looked diligently. This is all within the last few months…..and consummately inexplicable is the fact that THEY are the party in power…….  simply bizarre……

        Do the GOP need a Family Member Killed to Prevent Gun Control Filibuster?  http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/04/08/martin-bashir-do-gop-senators-need-family-member-killed-prevent-gun-c#ixzz2TEEAQegH

        Liberal radio pundit: Missile strike on NRA gathering would end Obama’s problems  http://www.examiner.com/video/guest-on-stephanie-miller-show-obama-s-a-good-guy-for-passing-up-opportunity-to-bomb-nra-convention 

        Texas Democrat Party Official Calls For Murder Of Fellow Americans Over Political Disagreement  http://rhymeswithright.mu.nu/archives/335732.php 

        Death Threats in Des Moines: Retired Columnist Wants to Kill NRA Members, Drag GOP Leaders Behind Trucks  http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2012/12/31/death-threats-des-moines-retired-columnist-wants-kill-nra-members-drag-g#ixzz2SizjkcVR

        Liberals on Twitter call for murder of NRA members after NRA press conference (Video)  http://www.examiner.com/article/liberals-on-twitter-call-for-murder-of-nra-members-after-nra-press-conference 

        Professor calls for assassination of NRA CEO  http://www.campusreform.org/blog/?ID=4544 

        Liberals Call for Killing of 6 year old Conservative  http://patriotupdate.com/2012/08/left-spews-hateful-comments-at-6-year-old-conservative/#ixzz2Sj4fqgr6 

        If sizable numbers of NRA members become gun-victims themselves, maybe hope for legislation of firearms? https://twitter.com/JoyceCarolOates/statuses/279718404305321986 

        Actress Marg Helgenberger: ‘One can only hope’ NRA members get shot  http://twitchy.com/2012/12/18/actress-marg-helgenberger-one-can-only-hope-nra-members-g

        Sportswriter Jason Whitlock equates NRA with KKK  http://twitchy.com/2012/12/03/sportswriter-jason-whitlock-equates-nra-with-kkk-gun-rights-advocates-fire-back/

        Unhinged:  Violent online diversion lets players murder NRA officials– “I really want to shoot Wayne LaPiere in the head in a video game because I’m pissed about how he and others on his side have blamed violence on video games,” the game’s creator wrote. ”This’ll ultimately be a bonus level in the final game, but I want to get it done and released ahead as quickly as possible, in part because I wanna see the man wet his pants on television and bi**h about being victimized in a video game.” – the game’s creator     http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1422784_BULLET_TO_THE_HEAD_OF_THE_NRA.html
        http://twitchy.com/2013/01/15/paging-media-bullet-to-the-head-video-game-allows-players-to-shoot-to-kill-nra-president/ 

        Nicholas Assunto‏@NickJAssCan…can we shoot…the NRA?https://twitter.com/NickJAss/statuses/282187503895728128 

        Sam Malone’s Wig‏@SamMalonesWig I generally don’t condone gun violence, but Wayne Lapierre should do us a favor and shoot himself in the face.#NRA #Lapierre  https://twitter.com/SamMalonesWig/statuses/282162093808033793 

        Ahlberto‏@ahlberto @CNN Its time to stop NRA .Kill Wayne LaPierre.They whant war?Its time to kill all NRA top members.Save the children,kill al top NRA members  https://twitter.com/ahlberto/status/282214544724619264 

        David McCreath‏@mccreath Wayne LaPierre can go fuck himself with an assault rifle.   https://twitter.com/mccreath/statuses/282182703007272960 Max Erwin‏@citruscorp “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is to have a good guy with a gun,” LaPierre concluded. someone should shoot this guy  https://twitter.com/citruscorp/statuses/282194272902586370

        Does He Listen to Himself? Matthews Compares NRA to Nazis, Decries Use of Nazi Comparisons   http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2013/05/06/does-he-listen-himself-matthews-compares-nra-nazi-decries-use-nazi-c#ixzz2Sj3HkJkV 

        Twitter users call for assassination of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker lauren_2121′ wrote “i hope scott walker dies. someone please shoot him?!”, ‘McGee12′ tweeted “Everyone say it with SCOTT WALKER MUST DIE”, User ‘jritsynme’ wrote “He is the devil and deserves 2 be shot!!!”  http://www.examiner.com/article/twitter-users-call-for-assassination-of-wisconsin-governor-scott-walker FuKiNwAlLy‏@fukinwally Mitt Romney just needs to die, he is going to do no good for our country  https://twitter.com/fukinwally/statuses/234310513834725377 

        Kaitlyn Kendall‏@skettikat If you think Romney would be a good president, kill yourself. #MittIsShithttps://twitter.com/skettikat/status/235511519901786112 

        Dan Savage Wishes Palin Gets Cancer  http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/05/05/dan-savage-wishes-palin-gets-cancer#comment-887228376 

        Obama sanctioned Dan Savage: Bully-in-Chief  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n98V4XuFLrk 

        ‘Tea Party Zombies Must Die’ Video Game Lets Players Kill Off Conservatives http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/07/tea-party-zombies-must-die-video-game_n_951896.html

        Twitter user tells conservative author Kurt Schlichter that NRA leaders should be killed http://twitchy.com/2013/01/10/twitter-user-tells-conservative-author-kurt-schlichter-that-nra-leaders-should-be-killed/  

        Is the ‘mainstream media’ fomenting violence against conservatives?  http://conservativefiringline.com/is-the-mainstream-media-fomenting-violence-against-conservatives/ 

        Democratic Congressman says it’s time for unions to get bloody http://www.examiner.com/article/democratic-congressman-says-it-s-time-for-unions-to-get-bloody 

        Video shows union thug assaulting young female conservative activist http://www.examiner.com/article/video-shows-union-thug-assaulting-young-female-conservative-activist 

        Rhode Island cameraman threatened with sodomy by union thug at protest  http://www.examiner.com/article/rhode-island-cameraman-threatened-with-sodomy-by-union-thug-at-protest 

        Union thug attacks Tea Party activist at Sacramento rally http://www.examiner.com/article/union-thug-attacks-tea-party-activist-at-sacramento-rally 

        Hate-a-rama: The vulgar, racist, sexist, homophobic rage of the Left  http://michellemalkin.com/2011/02/25/hate-a-rama-the-vulgar-racist-sexist-homophobic-rage-of-the-left/ Southern Poverty Law Center website triggered FRC shootinghttp://washingtonexaminer.com/southern-poverty-law-center-triggered-frc-shooting/article/2520748 Sent from Samsung Mobile

        • AATTP

          Twitchy (Michelle Malkin’s blog), Newsbusters, Patriot Update, Dan Savage?! THESE are your unbiased sources? Come on, even you can’t be THAT obtuse.

          And, if we’re finally fighting back it’s because liberals have had sand kicked in our faces one too many times. Damn right we’re angry. Conservatives are just used to being the bullies and have no idea what to do now that we’ve grown the proverbial pair.

          • Unsure of your response….does it really matter who reports it if one can prove it is true?……and it simply showed the words the people recorded…..certainly you understand that? I also had the illustrious Huffington Post….

            As far as Dan Savage, HE is more than happy to loudly proclaim his hatred and he is the poster boy for the movement AND heartily endorsed by obama.

            Not sure how to respond your inane attack.

          • AATTP

            The point is that they are all biased one way or another. Throwing Dan Savage in was a way to TRY and let you know that there are heavily biased sources on both sides. Sources that use emotion and not facts. Obama newer endorsed Savage personally–he endorsed the “It Gets Better Project” with which Savage is involved.

            You can tell where you get your info. Look how the “illustrious” Breitbart covered the subject of Savage and Obama.

            http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/04/29/Obama-Administration-Dan-Savage

            The headline reads “Obama White House Fundraises For Anti-Christian Bully Savage” and yet they say in the article, “Now, the message of the Project is worthwhile. The organization is designed to protect children from bullying;”

            Not sure someone as clueless as yourself should be accusing others of being “inane.”

          • Tell you what Sunny, why don’t you start asserting that the sun rises in the west and sets in the east. You keep saying it until it becomes true…see how that works out for you. You may be entitled to your own opinion you are not, however entitled to your own FACTS.

    • Talk about closed minded… Regardless of ideology, the Tea Party is a group (or front if you rather) that is NOTORIOUS for inciting violence, bigotry, and instructing people on how to shirk their “patriotic” duty to pay taxes. It is a fringe group hell-bent on breaking the very laws that the IRS was created to enforce. It should rattle your cage that an agent is going to get fired for following up on leads and putting together a good profile… Oh, that’s right, profiling is only bad if you’re a white, racist, tax-dodging tepublicunt.

  20. Kurt Steinbach

    I would not have just audited them, i would have commenced proceedings to remove the tax exempt status of many Conservatives group. Raising money to smear political opponents is not charity. Hate speech against LGBT people or against abortion providers like painting targets on their faces is not protected speech. When you start advocating 2nd Amendment remedies like shooting people, you are no longer protected by the 1st Amendment. Taking up arms or egging on the Sovereign Citizen Movement and others to do so, is treason, not Patriotism.

  21. I cannot understand why groups that advocate a “second amendment solution” to a “tyrannical government” feel they should free from scrutiny when they request tax-exempt status. The Tea Party claims to be a political party. Political contributions are not tax deductible. So of course the IRS would look into a political group requesting tax-exempt status.

  22. You jump up and down and scream that you hate the government and don’t recognize it’s right to tax anyone, collect millions of dollars, from where, no one knows, and then you are indignant when the IRS takes a look at you.

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