The administration is making it clear that President Obama believes the First Amendment applies fully to those who agree with him. Everyone else, not so much.
Some 500 conservative non-profit groups were subjected to politically motivated harassment, intimidation, delaying tactics, and carefully designed bureaucratic inertia in the run-up to the 2012 election.
Colorado ‘s two senators, Democrats Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, close pals of the prez, have said they are shocked, shocked to learn that the machinery of government was turned against their common political opponents.
Of course, that hasn’t stopped both the Udall and Bennet families from profiting handsomely from speaking their minds on behalf of, you guessed it, non-profits.
Cheap Seats has taken pains (not that it was actually painful) to document the activities of Mrs. Sen. Mark Udall, aka Maggie Fox, who runs the Climate Reality Project, CRaP, where she turns the First Amendment into a cool $250 large each year.
Mrs. Sen. Michael Bennet, aka Susan Daggett, did quite well herself when she was an attorney for Earthjustice, which brags that it exists because the Earth needs a good lawyer.
Like CRaP, Earthjustice pays no taxes because it’s recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as, you guessed it, a non-profit organization. Sort of like all of those tea party and other conservative organizations that the Obama IRS was pestering while Mr. Bennet cheered them on.
We may be up in the Cheap Seats, but we can still see the double-standard — and so can everyone else, it seems: Left-leaning non-profits enjoy money, power and influence while conservative non-profits get harassed by the IRS.