Sixty-three is a Lonely Number

John McLaughlin's blog, Congressmen Complain as IRS Harasses Tea Party published here at American Thinker yesterday, described a letter written to the IRS Commissioner, Douglas H. Shulman, regarding the harassment of embryonic Tea Party groups trying to set themselves up as 501(c)(4)(A) non-profit organizations.  Congressman Shulman had 62 of his colleagues in the House add their signatures to his on this letter, for a total of 63. 63?  Only 63?  Out of 435 Congressmen.  Oh, and every single signature was from a Republican lawmaker.  Not one Democrat was willing to display anything that might be mistaken for holding principles that were not politically motivated.  Now that is a pathetic statement, but there is one that is even worse.  Only 63 of the 242 Republicans in the House added their signatures to the letter to the IRS Commissioner.  That means that the Republicans could only get one out of four of their fellow Republicans to sign on the...(Read Full Post)

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