Tea Party Legs?
Everyone I’ve talked to thinks that this IRS targeting Tea Party groups with extra scrutiny is a “real deal” of scandals. It’s one, they say, which will have endless hearings. And because it involves one of the most hated organizations in America – the Internal Revenue Service – it can garner cross-over appeal and won’t become polarized by partisanship.
What’s interesting to me is that this comes just when the Tea Parties need it to maintain their relevance. Their signature issue – the federal deficit – is now receding. With the return of economic growth, the deficit will begin to show organic reductions without any additional extraordinary efforts.
Originally in May 14 MOScout.