there are more and more signs of the IRS and other arms of the federal government taking a conspicuous interest in the finances and political spending of Democratic-leaning organizations.
Most establishment, mainstream Dems don’t want to think this sort of thing is happening. But I’ve spoken to several in recent days who are starting to think that it is. The IRS, for instance, has just began a top-to-bottom audit of the NEA’s (the National Education Association, the country’s largest teachers’ union) finances.
I’ll skip over how the IRS did this kind of thing to conservative groups during the Clinton adminstristration. Instead, I’ll point out that of the various groups that one might use to illustrate the point, the NEA is probably about the worst possible choice. There have been allegations of illegal political funding from the NEA for almost a decade and the stories just keep coming. The real question regarding the NEA is why they haven’t been seriously investigated by the IRS before now.