NEWS FLASH: Both are.
If you believe Media Matters is not within their proper status, report them.
I never said anything about any bagger group being in violation of their status.
You NEVER THINK YOUR COMMENTS TOWARDS ME THROUGH!
Do you know if simply scanning the apps based on "suspect"names didn't reveal further "red flags" and THATS why it took longer than it did for liberal groups with "suspect" names.
No, you don't.
I think we need to close the 501(c)(4), loophole. Pare it back to cycling clubs being able to advocate for new bike lanes and not political campaigns and solve the problem instead of bitching about bungled attempts to cope with the ****ed up way it is now.
Media Matters advocates the political point of view and educates based upon that view. If a Tea Party group does the same thing, why were they treated differently under the law?
THAT is my point. Not that Media Matters should be investigated but that the Tea Party groups should not have been. You cannot say Media Matters is fine but Tea Party groups are not. Both are ok or both are not.
Information laundering is where, if anywhere, there is a scandal here.
2016: NONE OF THE ABOVE
Nor the fact that CU was VERY unpopular among dem voters at the time and THAT may be why it looks like no dem groups were involved is because they weren't. That they considered the risk of being associated with unlimited anonymous donations to high to risk it. (Sticking with already approved groups. I'm not claiming their hands are clean on this, just that they were avoiding bad "optics" out of pure self interest).
This is the real scandal. Apparently George, a GOP opereative appointed by Bush, and Issa worked on this thing together to produce a bogus report.
IRS Inspector General, Darrell Issa Communicated Multiple Times In 2012
J. Russell George, a Treasury Department inspector general, testified Tuesday to the Senate Finance Committee that his department was in touch with Issa's office several times in 2012 and this year regarding its IRS investigation.
I have said repeatedly, Im perfectly willing to let liberal or conservative groups slide some and approve some that shouldnt than have the IRS do what they did---abuse its power, whether it was accidental or intentional. Government should err on the side of caution when it comes to possible abuse of power.