The Associated Press has expanded its story on the IRS “inappropriately flagging” about 75 conservative groups for additional review. Evidently there’s nothing to see here. The bullying of Tea Party organizations wasn’t “motivated by political bias” or anything like that.
[Lois Lerner, head of the division that oversees tax-exempt groups] said the practice was initiated by low-level workers in Cincinnati and was not motivated by political bias. After her talk, she told The AP that no high level IRS officials knew about the practice. She did not say when they found out.
See, these unnamed “low-level workers” just thought words like “tea party” and “patriot” were awfully suspicious. Bias? What bias, you wingnutty wingnuts?
OK, let’s pretend that’s not a load of crap. What exactly was the motivation for targeting conservative groups?
How long until we hear the ol’ YouTube video excuse? Looks like the IRS is hoping this will just blow over.
Did the IRS spokesperson say it with a trembling lip and puppy-dog eyes?
When all else fails, blame math: