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Help Us Expose the Truth About the IRS!

 

National Organization for Marriage

Dear Marriage Supporter,

Of all the scandals plaguing the Obama administration this week, the revelation that the Internal Revenue Service targeted Tea Party and conservative groups for harassment during the last Presidential election is perhaps the most shocking.

But it pales in comparison to what we have been attempting to expose for over a year: that the IRS is also guilty of leaking our confidential tax return to our opponents at the Human Rights Campaign!

Now that the eyes of the nation are fixed on this exploding IRS scandal, this is our opportunity to expose the truth!

That's why I'm asking you to make an immediate gift of $35, $50 or $100 to help us call on Congress to investigate the IRS.

Only the unique powers of Congress to subpoena, question and investigate will help us expose the truth about how HRC's Joe Solmonese, a national co-chair of the campaign to reelect President Obama, came to possess the confidential documents NOM submitted only to the IRS to comply fully with the law.

This is the smoking gun that proves the IRS not only harassed conservative groups, it went so far as to release confidential and sensitive information to their liberal opponents in a Presidential election year! What's very clear is that the IRS still has more to hide and Americans deserve to know the full truth.

Your immediate donation of $50, $100 or $250 will help NOM expose the truth by making sure Congress takes immediate steps to hold those who are guilty accountable!

Already we've had huge success calling attention to this critical story. The front page of the Drudge Report, the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and many more top news outlets are covering our story today.

But I need your help to ensure Congress launches an investigation into what the IRS did to NOM and how it came to be that an Obama campaign co-chair gained possession our private and confidential tax returns.

Please be generous and help us expose the truth with your most generous
contribution today of $100, $200 or even $500 if you have the means.

Thank you — we will never stop fighting to expose the truth and fight for the truth of marriage.

Contributions or gifts to the National Organization for Marriage, a 501(c)(4) organization, are not tax-deductible. The National Organization for Marriage does not accept contributions from business corporations, labor unions, foreign nationals, or federal contractors; however, it may accept contributions from federally registered political action committees. Donations may be used for political purposes such as supporting or opposing candidates. No funds will be earmarked or reserved for any political purpose. This message has been authorized and paid for by the National Organization for Marriage, 2029 K Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006, Brian Brown, President. This message has not been authorized or approved by any candidate.

24 Comments

  1. Richard
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    It will be interesting to see what the courts say when NOM enters its plea..."But, wait, NOM, don't you have a duty to follow the court ordered demands in Maine first before you ask this court for relief?"

  2. M. Jones
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    Actually Richard, the court will look at the case at hand. Extremist requests for names of NOM's donors so they can be persecuted by ss"m" terrorists is an action in another state.

  3. Marc Paul
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    M. Jones. There needs to be qunatifiable 'harm'. I don't see any for a case.

  4. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    I'm in!

    If only President Nixon hadn't bitten the hand that protects him by spying on the AP. Oh, wait, did I say Nixon? :)

  5. Randy E King
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    @Marc,

    Your blatant and unapologetic disengenuousness is shameful. Any moron can see the negative effects of this crime.

    I would not be at all surprised if every single one of your recent victories were do in no small part to the crimes perpetrated against NOM and its supporters by the illegal acts of your benefactors.

  6. Publius
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    "There needs to be qunatifiable 'harm'."

    The courts and the public have long recognized the chilling effect on speech and the democratic process arising from illegal leaks and audits by a government armed with a list of political enemies. The conduct of the IRS has been outrageous.

    For example, the IRS demanded Marion Bower provide the government with details of what materials her group was reading.

    Mrs Bower mailed back a copy of the United States Constitution.

    It shouldn't have to come to this.

  7. Randy E King
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    The expense accrued by NOM just in legal support to have its private information removed from the oppositions web sites probably cost tens of thousands of dollars alone; just the very tip of this Titanic sinking iceberg.

  8. Richard
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    Randy, here you speak truth. Yes, the Titanic (NOM) is sinking and sinking fast. It desperately needs an influx of cash to help it stay afloat. It has hit too many icebergs (gay marriage successes) and now must resort to distress calls (ignore the ice, launch the IRS lifeboats). Well, it won't save the ship and the rallying cry will be lost upon the seas. One call will ring out true and loud, however, "Remember the Maine"...election finance laws. This will be NOM's legacy.

  9. Randy E King
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    Wishful thinking Robert; welcome to your Waterloo.

    We hope you have a historic visit.

  10. Ken
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    In the last 8 months, six states legalized SSM, 3 of them in the last 10 days, and some by popular vote. If one of NOM's donors decides his money is better spent elsewhere, NOM is on life support. Could all this be a way to keep the donors on board?

  11. Ken
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    I meant in the last 18 months.

  12. Randy E King
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    Ken,

    Joining in to wish the departure of that which reminds you of your crimes against humanity I see!

    NOM has in five short years completely devastated your best laid plans of the past fort-years; armed with nothing but the truth.

  13. Richard
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    No Ken, your were right from the start. In the last 8 (7 actually) months six states have legalized gay marriage: Maine, Maryland, Delaware, Washington State, Rhode Island, and now Minnesota.

  14. bman
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    They targeted Billy Graham and Franklin Graham too soon after they had ran marriage ads.

    For details try a web search on the words "Franklin Graham" "letter" and "IRS."

    My previous post with a link was blocked.

  15. Randy E King
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    Everyone in the know knew those States where in your pocket and you where just waiting for the SCOTUS review to play your cards in an effort to sway one of the justices.

    We'll see the tell of the tape this June if the Supreme Court is as corrupt as you hoped they where.

  16. Tinstaafl2
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    How do you account for the fact that Maggie Gallagher has said that a low-level NOM employee released the form accidentally to someone they shouldn't have? That person posted it on the Internet. The IRS didn't release the form to Joe Solomnese.

  17. Randy E King
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    And did Maggie say how this "low level" employee got their hands on a form stamped "IRS Controlled Copy?"

  18. Posted May 15, 2013 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    Isn't the IRS getting almost 2,000 new employees to help them enforce Obamacare? Who knows what the IRS will do when it's even bigger and has power over health care decisions.

  19. Ash
    Posted May 16, 2013 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    "They targeted Billy Graham and Franklin Graham too soon after they had ran marriage ads."

    Thanks for the information, bman.

    Perhaps the Graham's group(s) can join NOM in their lawsuit. There is a connection between the crime against NOM and against the Grahams: outspoken support for marriage.

    But NOM's case seems to stand out from all of the others. From what I know, the Tea Party and other groups allege intrusive investigations, delayed granting of tax exempt status, etc., while NOM is alleging the illegal release of confidential documents.

    All of them boil down to the IRS targeting Obama's ideological opponents.

  20. Posted May 16, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Richard teaching us what is 'truth': "Randy, here you speak truth. Yes, the Titanic (NOM) is sinking and sinking fast."

    More imaginative dreams on his/her part. Perfectly in character.

  21. Rob
    Posted May 16, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    I think NOM is more like the Hindenberg; so full of hot air, and crashing quickly. NOM will be remembered as the single biggest factor in energizing, organizing and motivating the equality movement. If they had just stuck to real pro-marraige activism rather than on defaming gays they would have stood a chance. Nobody is buying NOMS supposed "pro family" stance when 99% of their efforts are actually focused on limiting the formation of new families.

  22. Posted May 17, 2013 at 2:11 am | Permalink

    good read:

    This Is No Ordinary Scandal

    by Peggy Noonan - Wall Street Journal

    Political abuse of the IRS threatens the basic integrity of our government.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323582904578487460479247792.html

  23. Rob
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    Ya, Peggy Noonan was shown to be a real genius with her prediction of a Romney landslide.

  24. bman
    Posted May 18, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Rob->Ya, Peggy Noonan was shown to be a real genius with her prediction of a Romney landslide.

    Look up the meaning of red herring.

    Its a debate tactic to draw attention away from the issue, which is what your post just attempted.

    The article states, for example:

    "Lois Lerner, who oversees tax-exempt groups for the IRS, was the person who finally acknowledged, under pressure of a looming investigative report, some of what the IRS was doing.

    She told reporters the actions were the work of "frontline people" in Cincinnati. But other offices were involved, including Washington.

    It is not even remotely possible the actions were the work of just a few agents."

    What does Lois Lerner's statement about the IRS have to do with presidential predictions?