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 barackobama.com 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?