"Some of those groups", some how this translates into a silencing of the movement. Oh where oh where is the Tea Party, some of the groups ran into a hassle from the IRS.<quoted text>
How many times do you have to have the same facts given to you? Some of those groups took 2 1/2 years to get approved, some STILL haven't been approved after 3 years. Some of those groups lost donations and others lost grants because their status had not been approved - that is money lost through the delays created by the government. That means money that could have been spent presenting the Tea Part point of view and getting information out to voters. AND some of those same people suddenly were facing personal and business audits for the first time in their lives - interesting coincidence, huh. Some of the questions asked (that are not proper) were for lists of donors - then surprise, surprise - political opponents suddenly had that information - like the liberal Propublica. That's illegal - but has anyone been held responsible - nope.
"ProPublica claims IRS agents gave them nine pending confidential applications of conservative groups that were not supposed to be made public. The site also noted that no unapproved applications from liberal groups were sent to ProPublica.
According to the IRSs own manual, anyone found to have engaged in the unauthorized disclosure of a return or return information may be subject to felony charges punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 and five years in prison..."
Prior to the election, pundits were questioning what happened to the Tea Party - well, I guess we know part of that answer now. But I'm sure you think that is just fine.
Never claimed all of the the IRS actions were proper, just taking issue with your hyperbole.
Obama's enemies were silenced, just more overblown BS whined out by the constantly persecuted.