Skip to comments.Rush: The 2010 Election and Citizens United Shook Democrats to the Core
Posted on 05/13/2013 2:24:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
RUSH: You know, folks, on this IRS business, I think the 2010 midterms really shocked the Democrats. I think they might have expected to maybe lose some seats, although, actually, my memory -- no, no, no, no, no, my memory is that they thought with the overwhelming popularity of Obama it might be the first time that a sitting president's party increased seats. Well, it wouldn't be the first time. I think Bush did it. But they were clearly hoping for at least a draw. In the 2010 midterms they got shellacked. It's one of the reasons I got the 2012 presidential race so wrong. I was expecting a similar kind of turnout that we got in 2010. I goofed up. Midterms are not presidential turnout years. And I admit I was hoping.
I was hoping the turnout in 2012 would duplicate 2010, but there were a lot of factors that mitigated against that. We now know what they are. Among them, the Republican candidate just wasn't that thrilling to the Republican base. Be that as it may, the 2010 midterms, this IRS targeting of Tea Party groups predated the midterms, but I think the midterms really intensified it, and I think it was at that point that the Democrats and the IRS began to seriously harass Tea Party groups who were applying for tax-exempt status.
Now, we know also that they weren't just targeting Tea Party groups for tax-exempt status. "On Jan. 15, 2012 the [IRS] decided to target 'political action type organizations involved in limiting/expanding Government, educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, social economic reform movement.,'" any of those things that a group said it was about red flagged the IRS and they started harassing.....
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Rush is not wrong. Nancy Pelosi actually used this to BLAME THE SUPREME COURT for the IRS scandal this afternoon!
If the IRS had not slowed down the momentum here....I suspect that an additional twenty Representatives, and maybe five more Republican Senators would have walked into new jobs after the election. This really says alot about what was going on in 2010.