Our third in a continuing blog series on the IRS scandal focuses on the media’s growing attention to the overreaching and intrusive demands made to law-abiding Tea Party and other conservative organizations following the proper process to request not-for-profit status.
As the scandal continues to broaden, more and more victimized organizations are speaking out on the overreaching and intrusive demands for documents and information on activities and members.
Has the Mainstream Media Removed Its Blinders?
Has the mainstream media awoken to the antics by the current administration? If they have, what was the tipping point? Was it the Benghazi talking points scandal, the IRS scandal, or the backdoor intrusive grabbing of the Associated Press’ telephone records or a growing trend in WH scandals?
People Close to President Knew and Authorized the Targeting
On May 14, 2013, ABC News’ Trey Hardin, stated during an interview with Doug McIntyre on 790 KABC radio and reported by the Gateway Pundit: “I will tell you this on the IRS front. I’ve worked in this town for over 20 years in the White House and on Capitol Hill and I can say with a very strong sense of certainty that there are people very close to this president that not only knew what the IRS were (sic) doing but authorized it. It simply just does not happen at an agency level like that without political advisers likely in the West Wing certainly connected to the president’s ongoing campaign organization.”
Reading List Requested
ABC also reported about an Ohio organization, American Patriots Against Government Excess, applied for not-for-profit status as an education group in 2010 and finally received it in March 2012. In an interview with ABC news, “They wanted to know what materials we had discussed at any of our book studies. They wanted copies of our blog. They said they had already taken copies of our website.” She went on to add: “They wanted a list of all of our officers, what we do at our meeting, how our board is made up.” In response to the IRS’ requests, they submitted a copy of the U.S. Constitution.
Boehner Wants to Know Who’s Going to Jail Over IRS Scandal
In addition to a scandalous administration, we can always count on Speaker of the House John Boehner to be late to the party. At a press conference today, Speaker Boehner said: “The IRS has admitted to targeting conservatives even if the White House continues to be stuck on the word ‘if’. Now my question isn’t about who’s going to resign, my question is who is going to jail over this scandal?”
Will the mainstream media investigate the role the White House played in targeting the Tea Party and other conservative groups and call them out on it? Were individuals in addition to Tea Party and other conservative organizations targeted? Will Congress be firm and stern to find the truth during their hearings? These and many other questions need to be answered. Demand the truth. Demand accountability. We are a Red Nation Rising.