They'll never stop beating this dead horse, will they?
From a new Chicago Tribune editorial:
The agency does not get, or deserve, the benefit of the doubt in this realm — if only because it got caught targeting certain conservative organizations. In considering requests for tax-exempt status, it singled out groups with the term "tea party" or "patriot" in their names for extra scrutiny.
Let's say it yet again: The IRS did not
target conservative groups. The only organizations that actually suffered penalties were on the left, a fact which has never penetrated the minds of those who get their news only from the insular world of the right-wing media.
It's the old story: "Left eye open; right eye blind." The conservatives want a world in which left-wing groups shed their tax-exempt status if they display the merest whisper of partisanship, even as the Tea partiers remain free to engage in the most obvious forms of electioneering.