Chicago on the Potomac: Obama’s IRS admits targeting Tea Party groups

Well, I was right. The IRS was actively targeting Conservative political groups in the run-up to the 2012 election.

But now they’re really, really, really sorry about it.

The Internal Revenue Service is apologizing for inappropriately flagging conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status.

Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS unit that oversees tax-exempt groups, said organizations that included the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their applications for tax-exempt status were singled out for additional reviews.

Lerner said the practice, initiated by low-level workers in Cincinnati, was wrong and she apologized while speaking at a conference in Washington.

If you believe that “low-level workers in Cincinnati” stuff, I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn you can have, cheap.

This is Nixonian in its audacity. Then again, it’s typical Obama. Or more likely, Valerie Jarrett.  Remember when he joked about tax audits?

Guess what Barry? I’m not laughing.

Lame-ass apologies won’t cut it. Jail. People have to go to jail Barry.

Using the IRS to target political opponents is banana-republic stuff, a clear and intolerable violation of the public trust, not to mention relevant criminal statutes. This is not the sort of offense that should get these IRS workers fired from their jobs — it is the sort of offense that should get them five years in prison.

And just so we’re clear here Barry. By “people,” I mean you.

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