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    David PA, RockyMtnLib

    Using the tags Tea Party and Patriot DID, it seems, bottleneck those groups for extra scrutiny based on their names. Whether or not you think those groups should have been given extra scrutiny is another matter.

    The IRS screwed up. It's not a "scandal" and I don't know how you could put someone in prison over it (really, Boehner?), but this shouldn't be done.

    That said, I want to see a breakdown of the total applicants under this form of tax exempt status in the time period this was happening, and then see a comparison as to how many of each "ideology" was subjected to extra scrutiny. I bet there were hundreds of "tea party" applications, probably using a standardized application provided by Americans for Prosperity.

    Thee whole thing rings as a sad joke to me anyway - the idea that the Tea Party isn't a political entity is mind-bogglingly STUPID.

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