The good news is that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has not yet misused its powers punitively to settle scores with the freedom from religion crowd, pro-abortionists or progressive Democrats.
A report from National Review indicates that the IRS has targeted for unnecessary reviews tea party groups and Jews, and the Washington Post tells us that the same J. Edgar Hoover wannabes at the IRS also have targeted at various points over the past two years “groups that criticized the government and sought to educate Americans about the U.S. Constitution, according to documents in an audit conducted by the agency’s inspector general.”
The U.S. Congress has promised an investigation. President Barack Obama spokesman Jay Carney has indicated that the president will not stand in the way of a thorough investigation. The president is deeply disappointed in the head of the IRA, an appointment made by Mr. Obama’s predecessor, former President George Bush.