I followed the IRS scandlet like I don't know what. I was never certain that there was a "there" there. It always seemed to me that certain IRS employees picked up on a trend in non-profit applications, and wanted to goal-tend a little to make sure that dodgy groups set up in ways that solicited donations, weren't actually for-profit ops using their political nature as a disguise. It strikes me as a little bit of a synchronicity that recent calls for the head of John Koskinen, IRS Commissioner, for what honestly looks like a "high crime or misdemeanor to be determined later" coincides with the DOJ clearing of Lois Lerner, who was at the center of questioning largely because she rejected getting questioned by pleading the fifth.
Not that there's anything wrong with that. It is constitutional.
And it might be a little bit true that these politically-leaning organizations aren't simon-pure, and do themselves a piece of politicking.
It may even come about some organizations are grifty enough that GOP congresscritters are bound to take notice--not that there's anything wrong with that. It is constitutional. I think Congress should take a look at whether these PACs are really kosher.
Why wouldn't I think that? (Krugman ties it all together with the simplest connection--the modern conservative movement is a grift.)