I didn't say the IRS didn't do anything wrong, I think they clearly did. I think they were guilty of being incompetent . The brash of Tea Party applications added to their incompetence. What seems to lost in all of this is the fact is that 501 (c)(4) nonprofit status is meant for organizations that are primarily involved with "social welfare." Show me a tea party organization that's involved with social welfare, I'm not saying they don't exist, but I highly doubt they do. Social welfare organizations are more likely to be liberal organizations. Also, tax exempt organizations are not allowed to campaign for a candidate for office. So your claim of disenfranchisement BS.