how you cited the Obama organization
let's look at how your referenced articled referenced that now non-profit entity:
what about that says it is engaged in political elections activities?
of course it sailed thru on the merit of the information contained in the application. if you read the IG report it explained that there were a number of MERIT exemptions for that reason
now, a distinction needs to be made
that Obama organization was approved as a 501c3
what is in dispute was those applying for 501c4
there is a significant distinction between the two, and that distinction is salient to this conversation