As much as the democrats would like it to be true, it just isn't. According to a letter to democratic congressman Sandy Levin from Russell George:
“Our audit did not find evidence that the IRS used the ‘progressives’ identifier as selection criteria for potential political cases between May 2010 and May 2012,"
He goes on:
“While we have multiple sources of information corroborating the use of Tea Party and other related criteria we described in our report, including employee interviews, e-mails and other documents, we found no indication in any of these other materials that ‘progressives’ was a term used to refer cases for scrutiny for political campaign intervention,"
It is time that we stop playing the quid pro quo game and the dems need to admit that IRS did target groups based on their politics. Which is a clear violation of law and everything that our constitution holds dear. We need to get to the bottom of why these employees decided that this was an acceptable course of action and where this originated from.
This shouldn't be a partisan issue, if this is allowed to stand somewhere along the line the next time it will be people who you happen to agree with that will be next. I would say the exact same thing if it were progressive groups that were targeted under a republican administration.
We have not only the right, but the responsibility, as American citizens to question our government. This is a fundamental part of our founders vision for our country.