Where were the Tea Parties in 2012? We now know that they were being intimidated and made dormant by the IRS!
Rep. Mike Kelly addressed the culture of government-sponsored fear at the June 4th hearing:
Rep. McDermott attacked the victims at the same hearing:
Photo of Rep. Jim McDermott
Rep. McDermott deliberately missed the point of the IRS targeting. He failed to mention the liberal groups, such as Planned Parenthood, Media Matters, ThinkProgress et al, that are no different from Tea Parties except they are on the left and they weren’t targeted.
The fact is that the groups are merely trying to keep their own money but the government thinks they are entitled to everyone’s money.
Becky Gerritson, President of the Wetumpka Tea Party:
The infamous Lois Lerner, IRS hit woman, might have targeted a conservative politician:
Al Salvi had to hide the TV from his children as he was being castigated by Lois Lerner while she was at the Federal Elections Commission. She was later promoted to the IRS targeting position in the tax-exempt office.