As if the Internal Revenue Service weren't bad enough before…

Now as part of a trio of scandals rocking the administration, we learn the IRS — whether systemically or piecemeal — has been targeting right-wing interest groups seeking tax exemption for extra scrutiny. Ouch.

(I'll leave Benghazi and the Nixonian Associated Press wiretapping for scholars more learned than myself. Although the AP thing hits close to home and honestly just sends a chill down my spine. Come to think of it, I will say this: You would think public officials such as President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder would be more sensitive about tactics such as these since they smack of J. Edgar Hoover's concerted assault on the civil rights movement back in the 1960s. I guess neither political persuasion is above the corruptive influence of absolute power.)

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