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  •  Perhaps you might re-read the diary above (5+ / 0-)

    Let's start at the beginning w/ relevant excerpts from a superb diary:

    When CVFC, a conservative veterans’ group in California, applied for tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service, its biggest expenditure that year was several thousand dollars in radio ads backing a Republican candidate for Congress.

    The Wetumpka Tea Party, from Alabama, sponsored training for a get-out-the-vote initiative dedicated to the “defeat of President Barack Obama” while the I.R.S. was weighing its application.

    And the head of the Ohio Liberty Coalition, whose application languished with the I.R.S. for more than two years, sent out e-mails to members about Mitt Romney campaign events and organized members to distribute Mr. Romney’s presidential campaign literature.

    Perhaps you feel differently, but there are at least 3 such organizations expressly cited by the diarist that one just might argue have electoral advocacy as their primary purpose.  In my experience, at least, lit drops and radio ads for candidates constitute such advocacy.

    Your original comment analogized CVFC, the Wetumpka Tea Party, and the OH Liberty Coalition to the NAACP.  I responded by noting that the only thing that the 3 former groups have in common w/ the latter group is that all of their members walk upright.  You've never posted anything that rebuts my response.

    Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

    by RFK Lives on Tue May 28, 2013 at 04:17:21 PM PDT

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