Morton Blackwell: IRS treated conservative startups like Gosnell treated newborns

We’ve heard plenty of firsthand reports of IRS intimidation from conservatives trying to launch nonprofit groups, but the growing IRS scandal doesn’t stop with bullying the new kids on the block. The Leadership Institue, which was founded by Morton Blackwell in 1979, reports that it was hit with an audit notice in 2011 and was asked to provide 23,430 pages of records on its activities in 2008.

We’ve heard from other conservative groups that were asked to provide lists of the children they mentored, and the Leadership Institute, which recruits and trains conservatives for leadership positions, says the IRS demanded lists of interns and students, copies of training materials and curricula, and documentation showing if there were “students in the programs that are not of the conservative viewpoint.” It’s worth keeping in mind that the group investigating the Leadership Institute’s instructors’ backgrounds is the same agency responsible for this calibre of professional training:

Hmm, sounds like those rogue “low-level” employees had quite the reach.

Gabby Hoffman is a regional field coordinator for the Leadership Institute and has some wise words for those asking, “What scandal?” Hey Bette Midler, listen up.

  • Clayton Grant

    “It is the American vice, the democratic disease which expresses its tyranny by reducing everything unique to the level of the herd.” – Henry Miller

    • nc

      Wise words. Thank you.

  • trixiewoobeans

    Always scrutinize what the Left is preaching against, cause it’s often what THEY’RE doing behind closed doors.

    • Chrissy the Hyphenated

      They seem to project a lot. E.g., Republicans are Racists! except when you look at actual examples of actual racist behaviors, they’re all Democrats.

      • trixiewoobeans

        Yep. I come from a Democrat family, minus one, lone Republican. ALL the Dems are violently racist, albeit “secretly”. They talk the good, PC talk, but behind closed doors, watch out! The only Republican cared nothing about color, he only cared about whether a person was a hard worker, and their character. I’ve found that many white Dems are the same. I mean, take a look at their Liberal neighborhoods! Not a black family in sight, except maybe a “token”. They call the cops in a hot minute if anybody of color comes rolling through! Scratch a Lib, find a closet racist.

    • AlmaAlma

      Yeah, they’ve been using that tactic for a while now.

  • Paul C.

    This is Obama’s hope and change???????

    • nc

      Yep, he really hoped to change America.

  • $30423294

    If the left really believed there was a “right to privacy” — which is the rationale they give themselves for murdering babies — then they would vigorously oppose the invasion of privacy that the IRS is flaunting.

    But the democrat party will not vigorously oppose the IRS because the democrat party does not actually believe there is a right to privacy.

    The left simply wants the power to be able to kill anything that threatens their adolescent lifestyle. Leftists are afraid to grow up. A baby requires them to grow up. The baby must die. Yes it is that simple.

    • CatHerder

      Oh bravely done, thank you!

    • trixiewoobeans

      I’ve always said they demand all the privileges and perks of adulthood, minus the responsibility.


    The List That Just
    Keeps On Giving…


    Yet 4-Navy-Seals-Make-Bin-Laden-Dead

    No Commander In Chief, No Drones, No Seals, No FEST
    2 Separate Stand Down Orders, No Witnesses
    VideoTook Out 4Diplomats
    Videomaker Hauled Off To Jail
    Whistleblowers Being Ignored

    Obama Fast-and-Furious

    Ft. Hood
    Disgruntled Employee
    versus Al Queda Terrorist Attacker
    U.S. Army Maj. Nadel Hasan-Marandized

  • twolaneflash

    Forty years ago I was a Russian interpreter for an American intelligence agency on the border of the still-occupied British sector of West Germany. My warnings about socialism and communism to liberals and Democrats I’ve known over the years fell on shit-filled ears. They kept telling me, very loudly: “I can’t hear you! I’ve got shit in my ears!”.

  • nc

    Who knew that BHO would exceed our worst fears?

    • twolaneflash

      I did.

    • Secede

      Me too !

    • Chrissy the Hyphenated

      My actual worst fear has not yet been realized, but it is early days yet in his second term.

      Worst fear: Obama would be like Fowler and Elliott characters is Tom Clancy’s Sum of All Fears (book, not movie vs) and we’d have no Jack Ryan Jr. to save us from setting off a nuclear holocaust.

    • AlmaAlma

      I did, from way over here in Australia. Knew our PM was planning to copy him as well.

      • nc

        Greetings to you from California! I am so sorry this president has been a bad influence on your PM. Is your press and TV news media as clueless as ours?

        • AlmaAlma

          We would probably balance more on the left when it comes to the media but it doesn’t seem to be quite as bad as what you have happening right at this moment. Most papers seem to enjoy picking on her. The reason being is she has been caught in a couple of big lies. Obama is in for a rocky ride from here on in.

          • nc

            One can only hope! We’ve started to see a few tiny murmurs, but they’ve been in their drunken stupor for so long, it’s not clear yet if or when they are ready to embrace recovery.

            If your media is still reasonably skeptical, you have a good chance of avoiding our miserable fate.

  • thomas moore

    So, I agree that IRS actions are completly undemocratic and oppressive. But we sound like the left when we compare that to Gosnell. Gosnell was pure, bloody murder. Truly arbarism on display.

    While being singled out for increased scrutiny by the government purely because of your political leanings is completly un-American it is NOT the same as being an murdered baby.

    • Garth Haycock

      I agree, especially about acting like the left. Running around, flapping our arms and screaming about this won’t convince anyone that what’s happened is the worst thing possible. We as conservatives need to continue to expose the abuses of this Administration until finally, Obama and his cronies hang themselves.

      Besides, the leftists in this country won’t listen, as slaughtering the unborn and harassing conservatives with strong-arm political tactics are not bad things in their minds. But Obama will eventually start to throw them under the bus and they’ll wonder why he is doing it. That’s when they’ll wake up and realize that conservatives are correct about Dear Leader.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        The bible says, “Judas went and hanged (sic) himself.” The Bible also says, “Now go thou, and do likewise….” Something Obama and ALL HIS CRONIES SHOULD DO! #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

        • TexSizzle

          “Jesus told him, “What you are about to do, do quickly.”
          “Hanged” is correct; it applies to humans. “Hung” applies to pictures, clothes, etc.

        • TexSizzle

          “Jesus told him, “What you are about to do, do quickly.”
          “Hanged” is correct; it applies to humans. “Hung” applies to pictures, clothes, etc.

    • Sharkteeth

      They are both deviant.

  • Red Pill

    The threat of prosecution for tax fraud is the Kremlin’s weapon of choice against anyone who dares to challenge its hegemony.

    When Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once the richest man in Russia, used his oil wealth to promote human rights and democracy, Putin detected a threat to his throne.

    The oligarch was duly arrested and convicted of fraud. He now languishes in a Siberian jail where he is in the third year of an eight-year prison sentence.

    – The Daily Mail, May 17, 2008

  • JustLikeAnimals

    I think Obama and his monkeys were hoping the IRS scandal would distract attention from Benghazi. Wow. They were right. Someone in the White House is huddled, whimpering, in a corner closet ruing the day they ever concocted that brilliant little strategy.

    F&^%$#@k Barack “Shine Boy” Obama and everyone that has their nose stuck up his lying a$$.

  • kim

    Soory Chuck Woolery. The ‘average’ American has been seeing this for years. It is the big gov’t syncophants who who insist we are ‘nuts’

    • Dick Beninya

      add in media apparatchiks

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      More like the OBAMA MAFIA! KING OBAMA IS A FINK! #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Sharkteeth

    Obama’s America The movie was spot on.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Just SPEECHLESS! Agents in Baltimore AND Cincinnatti were able to extend their “reach” all the way to Hawaii? The travel costs were probably more than what they yielded from the audits… WASTE, WASTE,WASTE! #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • LegalizeShemp

    “Why didn’t we think of this?” Sincerely, Lenin, Stalin and Hitler

  • LegalizeShemp

    It’s not that liberals are subversives, we know that. What makes liberals dangerous is that they only enforce rules against their political opponents, while ignoring wrongdoing by their political allies.

  • Jefferson Tea Party

    Well, I gave up. And I’m a Churchill follower. 😉