Carol Platt Liebau

Recently-obtained IRS documents highlight how the IRS targeted aspiring 501(c)(4)'s for extra scrutiny in 2011 based on the content of their literature, noting "anti-Obama rhetoric" and (irrelevantly) characterizing some speech as "propaganda."

It will surprise no one that fully 80% of the groups targeted in 2011 were conservative.

The very existence of such a list has significant probative value: It highlights the already- obvious fact that there was a coordinated effort by the IRS to target Tea Party groups. Just a cursory glance at the names on the list yields the unavoidable conclusion that someone (or some group) at the IRS had a clear objective of harassing Americans who simply disagreed with the Obama administration.

Perhaps now, Democrats -- who were trying to peddle a narrative about how the whole targeting scandal was simply an agency effort to be consistent in reviewing applications -- would care to comment. Rep. Cummings? Danny Wuerfel? Anyone? Anyone?

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.