Carol Platt Liebau

FEC Commissioner Don McGahn has released a slew of documents that reveal that left-wing partisan rot has set in at the FEC, as well as at the IRS.  Among the staff abuses enumerated are: "[U]nauthorized investigations, unsanctioned work with law enforcement, and cases when documents were kept from commissioners. These abuses were largely aimed at investigating conservative political groups."

As Townhall readers know, it now appears that IRS staff (Lois Lerner) colluded with FEC staff to harass the American Issues Project, a sworn enemy of the Obama campaign.

So what do the IRS and the FEC staffs have in common?  They are both represented by an extremely powerful government union, the National Treasury Employees Union, as Jeffrey Lord notes.

And although Lord doesn't mention it today, don't forget that:

In short: the very day after the president of the quite publicly anti-Tea Party labor union — the union for IRS employees — met with President Obama, the manager of the IRS “Determinations Unit Program agreed” to open a “Sensitive Case report on the Tea party cases.” As stated by the IG report. 

Oh, and don't forget that the NTEU gives over 90% of its donations to Democrats -- which means that, despite its claims to "nonpartisanship," its members have a distinct rooting interest in the outcome of every election.

Is this all coincidence?

Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.