New Republic says, "Nothing to see here. Move on. No IRS scandal." the columnist says that Peggy Noonan's breaking news was 2 months old. The columnist also says, "the scandal amounted more to bureaucratic bungling in attempting to enforce the muddled law around 501(c)(4) organizations than a grand conspiracy to suppress conservative groups."
BUT....Down in the column it says.....Notwithstanding IRS official Lois Lerner's disastrous and inexplicable "admission" to the contrary, there has been no evidence yet adduced that the IRS "targeted" conservative groups.
OMG, the IRS official "admitted" to something that she really didn't do. She must have invoked the 5th Amendment by mistake.
Conrad Rosenberg, a former IRS employee says, " “It was a case of timidity -- no one wanted to make a decision so they kept finding out a way to drag things out.” The delays were excessive, Rosenberg said, but the agency was right to be vetting the applicants to see if they violated the election-activity limits for 501(c)(4) “social welfare” status: “They were doing what they were supposed to be doing to scrutinize these cases. The problem is that ‘social welfare’ is such a nebulous concept.”
How come they were only timid about Conservative groups? Is three years just timid?