Let me clarify my opinion about the IRS – Tea Party “scandal”, again. If you say “It’s unfair, they also need to treat the left with the same scrutiny”. Then we agree. But if you say “It’s unfair, they’re out to get us.”. That’s were we differ. One stance is where we fight to keep politics less corrupted by money. The other is an irrational paranoia with an ignorance about tax policy. Political organizations don’t get charitable tax except status. I’m not sorry Right Wingers, you STILL as USUAL have to pay your taxes. I”m sure you’ll keep trying.
In this post Citizens United world, the IRS treated The Right correctly and possibly gave The Left some slack. That’s the scandal
What the IRS did wrong is single out a group. What the Tea-Party did right was hijack words for their own political rhetoric. Then they were able to make the IRS look even worse combing for words like “patriot”, “Tea-Party”, bla, bla, bla.