The donkey in the room: Rep. Aaron Schock calls out ‘nonpolitical’ Organizing for Action [video]

Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott managed to trend on Twitter earlier today for his “blame the victim” comments at today’s IRS hearing, held by the House Ways and Means Committee. “Each of your groups is highly political,” he told those testifying, so they were really just asking for the extra scrutiny from the IRS by trying to score “a tax break.”

Fortunately, Rep. Aaron Schock was on hand to provide an antidote to McDermott’s poisonous comments. The Illinois Republican called out a certain nonprofit that goes by the name of Organizing for Action, also known online by the names and @barackobama. Its mission as a nonpolitical, nonpartisan 510(c)4 “social welfare” organization? “To support President Obama in achieving enactment of the national agenda Americans voted for on Election Day 2012.” You remember voting for that, right?

  • Mister A

    Schock it to em! It’s nice to see the light brightly shining on ardent defense of government discrimination. Do people actually trust the government? I find myself wondering more and more how there are citizens in this nation that unquestioningly accept the words of the administration without even bothering to witness the actions.

    • betzinva

      They’re kept in perpetual childhood by the state so they end up about as trusting as a child. If you try to tell them they are Low info patsies, they become as querulous as a child.

      • pajamakat

        More than half of this country has no idea what is going on and probably wouldn’t care anyway. Just keep the freebies coming.

        • rinodino

          That’s right I needed my bush war and my Obama phone, keep em coming!!!

          • TugboatPhil

            You need soap too, but the gubmint doesn’t give that away.

  • OLLPOH # UnBanHana!!!!!!!

    Who was Advocating for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in the hearing today?

    Was Obama?

    Or was he just prepping for another fund raiser?

    Does anyone on the left advocate for the Constitution and Bill of Rights?

    Or are they doing something to obtain more money from what ever entity for redistribution. So they live in a Class of The Un-Touchables, and we the Taxpayer pay for their moats, boats, planes, trains, houses, fences, and all the posterity, while The Supreme Folks in Black Robes shun their job to uphold the Constitution as well and ruled for more Security for them as well….

    As in, did we know that when we were born we would have to give up our DNA, for it to be in a DataBase….???

    • Raymond Gaddis

      um him busy telling us republicans bad in press conference

  • RblDiver

    In lieu of applause, can they give a more eco-friendly thumbs up? (Futurama reference, but I can’t find a good youtube of it :P)

    • betzinva

      Isn’t applause kind of “echo” friendly? Thanks, I’ll be here all week…..

  • Axelgreaser

    FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE I’M PROUD OF SCHOCK! He’s voted wrong a few times, but this is his moment. McDermott is a sleezoid Obama A$$kisser and there is NO COMPARISON anywhere in this old lefty Corruptocrat’s horrific comparison of Tea Party groups to Democrat’s mischief. For merely exercising their rights to raise funds under tax exempt status we hear instead they were ‘worked over’ with undue crippling, intrusive paper work, badgered, bullied and ‘put on hold’ for up to 2 years for tax privileges that were afforded to Malik Obama and backdated 2.5 years by Lois “I did nothing wrong’ Lerner tho she provided with a non-existent address! But as she’s stated: “I’m not good with math”, so perhaps she can’t read numbers either. On the other hand, Tea Party people were asked about religion, asked for emails, FB postings and future political plans! No compare to the fundraising tactics of the Obama White House including ‘Pay For Play’ and outright money laudering (Solyndra) or the character assassinations of Tea Party women! No compare to what seems like ‘Partycide’, the brutal thuggish ball bat death of the Republican Party by a party that resembles the enslavement of feudal China. No compare to KGB type attacks on citizens who related horror stories that even included Lois Lerner granting tax exempt status with the understanding to one Illinois politician, that ‘You’ll never run for office again!”

    Where are the Democrats complaints of being ‘targeted!’ Will they testify? Do they exist?

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      You people should draft or nominate Al Salvi for office, he’s a DIRECT VICTIM of LOIS LAME LERNER’S political thuggery….He should take her “deal”, chew it up, and spit it right back in her face, if he cares about his First Amendment rights! #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • MarcusFenix

    Everytime someone points out liberal hypocrisy, an angel gets its wings.

    • RblDiver

      In other news, Heaven ran out of wingless angels…

      • MarcusFenix

        and did so before lunch.

    • Axelgreaser


  • Canadian in USA

    You notice that, whomever wanted to “answer” Schock’s question never answered it but only came back with another question of “are those names disclosed?”. Nice try at deflection there.

    • Axelgreaser

      Kind of like Cruz ripping ‘DiFi’s’ pistol out of her purse and whipping her with it for being profoundly stupid.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      When Conservatives ask questions in these hearings, it turns into….Wait for it… MORE QUESTIONS! And if they get an answer, nobody “Knows” or has any responsibility for what happened,” or “It’s Bush/Regan/Nixon/Newt/Rove/Cheney’s fault…” Or “blame the victims” (McD’OH!mott)….And the longer it goes on, the more people like me get SICK OF IT! #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • yourmamatoo

    Dem’s like dishing it out. Bit sure do not like getting it back.

  • Andy from Beaverton

    Organizing for Action
    Statement of Purpose
    Organizing for Action is a nonprofit organization established to support President Obama in achieving enactment of the national agenda Americans voted for on Election Day 2012.

    Sec. 1.501(c)(4)-2
    (ii) Political or social activities. The promotion of social welfare does not include direct or indirect participation or intervention in political campaigns on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.,_Subchapter_A,_Sec._1.501(c)(4)-1

    All left wing applications for nonprofit status get sent to the Sgt. Schultz desk.

  • American Avant Garde

    Democrats are largely incapable of higher-order reasoning. They are essentially a Jacobin mob.

  • lainer51

    How refreshing!! A Congressman with gonads! Wee Widdle Barry won’t like that!!!!!!!!!!

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    And for the 100th time, Rep. Schock would like you to know that he is TOTALLY not gay. #ClosetCase

    • CatHerder


    • Torqued


    • mmoore229

      I don’t really care if he is, he sure handed it to that Asshat McDermott.

    • grais

      Is there any particular reason you brought that up instead of commenting on-topic?

    • alanstorm

      And your point is…?

      Oh, right. Playing the “Oooo! Shiny!” card.

      Thanks for playing! Let us know when you’re old enough to drink!

  • RanierWest

    All 50 @OFA_xx plus a few others got on Twitter operating as one OFA brand with one political message… When those opposing tried to counter organize an opposing NOBAMA brand they were all given Twitters TOS… Twitter gave Obama a mega phone and divided the opposing voices

  • ObamaFail

    That’s a good point about Obama Worshippers Anonymous, oops, I meant Organizing For Action. That McDermott tool told those people that they deserved IRS scrutiny because they were political organizations, but he has no problems with non-profit political organizations if it helps push the agenda.

    • jebjr

      Alternative for OFA = Obama For Anarchy.

    • RanierWest

      Juan Williams also tried continuing this line tonight on Hannity while ignoring that OFA is political.

  • RanierWest

    As usual trolls come here with their agenda to not discuss the subject but make a diversionary subject. Gay Joe casting insults wanting victim status and then NOT giving a damn about your rights being violated. Progressives are all exposed as fascists. If you’re going to be a fascist you might as well have put up the standard liberal meme of Rep. Schock eating a corn dog or something. Haven’t got one? Well go ahead and put up one of Michele Bachmann or her husband then, or will you opt for germ warfare like Dan and lick the doorknobs of Twitchy HQ? You don’t like the news Twitchy covers? Ahh, poor little fascist!

  • KansasGirl

    Loved how the Chairman pounded his gavel, and asked the galley to adhere to the decorum of these hallowed halls.
    Why should we…these career politicians don’t.

  • lcky9

    for the first time in my adult life I AM PROUD of a REPRESENTATIVE FROM IL….and I have lived my entire life in this state..SUCK an EGG Obama who is a drop in citizen of this state..

  • cscape

    As was quoted during testimony today, the propagandists need to heed the words of John Adams (as counsel for the british soldiers on trial for the Boston Massacre), “FACTS ARE STUBBORN THINGS”….. SHOCK it to ’em Aaron!

  • neoface

    You know Obama’s philosophy “what is good for the goose is not good for the gander”. Of course conservative being the gander. End of the story!!!

  • Bill Board

    McDermott and his ilk are nothing more than hypocritical, genetic defects.

  • Randi Starr

    McDermott, hold your hands out”,Your ass has just been handed to you!”

  • jb

    Mad about the clapping? TFB. All illiberals lauded Moochelle w/ her clapping against the rules in the 2nd debate. Of course, w/ Moochhie, she needed the help of a fellow traveller, Candy crumbcake

  • Jitka13

    I am from Congressman Schock’s district and I can honestly say I’ve never been more proud of the Fightin’ 18th than I am today. Thank you, Mr Schock, for doing right by your people!

  • Emily Holcomb

    @barackobama OFA operates “within meaning of 501(c)(4).” Has never applied for tax-exempt status

  • CatHerder

    I should care about his sexual orientation because…?

  • KhadijahMuhammad

    “AND he’s a closeted gay man who routinely votes against the civil rights of his own people.

    He votes against the civil rights of Americans?

  • anjullyn

    You write, ‘votes against the civil rights of his own people.’ LOL. I didn’t know all gays were related. Stupid statement and with that mind set, I say go back in the closet. You’re not doing YOUR people any good.

  • RanierWest

    Your rights have not been affected. That’s a red herring so you can turn the whole world surrounding you into a perverse defining. Militant Gays are the least tolerant of many of the liberals. FakeDanSavage is one such intolerant bigot. Go on now, haven’t you got a staff meeting with Dan to attend?

  • CatHerder

    You conflate being not gay and being uncaring, which is both unfair and untrue. I care about people, period. Can you say the same? I give to those who have been victimized, whether by Man or Nature, although I am of modest means. Do you?

  • AimToMisbehave

    #1, I don’t give a shit whether or not Drudge is gay. #2, Drudge isn’t running around making a colossal ass out of himself because of it if he is. Dan Savage does that, and manages to be one of the most personally vile people in mass media while doing so. Drudge doesn’t, and that’s a night and day difference.

  • Todd Hill

    Homosexuality has been mainstreamed long enough for it to become passe’. It’s no longer a cause du-jour and has been relegated to something as commonplace as what color hair a person has. The “gay culture’s” acceptance in American society has effectively eliminated their bully pulpit, so nowadays “outing” someone is about as dramatic as pointing out the brand of ice cream you’re eating.

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    Actually, I completely agree in most cases. Schock has sort of technically already been outed by gay men from his home district, so I guess everybody is just waiting for is for him to stop denying it. (And stop voting against gay rights, of course. He voted against the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.)

  • sandylouwho

    The Tea People could care less what one consenting adult does with another consenting adult in the privacy of their own home

  • AimToMisbehave

    Or maybe he just wants to live his life like most everyone else in the universe who isn’t a fame whore? shocking concept, I know…

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    The Tea Party wouldn’t turn on him as quickly as militant Liberals would….He (Drudge) is a BEACON FOR TRUTH, Like RUSH, GLENN, HANNITY, etc. If he was gay, would he not admit it himself? Or why don’t you ask his wife? #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • KhadijahMuhammad

    So…..he believes in military order and free market economics as a priority.

    I’d put both of those as a priority over the isolated needs of ANY subgroup, even my own. It’s generally a good thing if you’re not selfish.

  • Chase C.

    Haha I knew you would.

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    Drudge is NOT married. Never has been. Just Google “Drudge” and “gay” and you’ll get the story.