Do you remember the scandal in the Bush years, in which large numbers of prosecuting attorneys were fired for refusing to bring bogus charges against Democrat politicians, so as to hinder their election efforts?
Nobody went to jail! That was an egregious abuse of a government agency for political reasons. This latest scandal about the IRS and the various tea party organizations has been described in the same way.
I think there is a more than a 50 percent chance that the IRS agents were motivated more by the money than by politics. These “patriots” were “low hanging fruit” making obviously bogus claims for tax-exempt status.
I am less appalled by the actions of the IRS here than I am appalled that these so-called “patriots” who wanted to cheat on their taxes!