The other day I asked on twitter whatever happened to that idiot from Unskewed Polls and whether or not he had been hired by Fox news or the RNC. Turns out he has been really busy promoting the theory that what the IRS scandal is really all about was stealing the 2012 election. And, to carry on the cause, our old friend James “Dude, Where’s My Recession” Pethokoukis takes to the AEI website to promote the idea:
1. Let’s say Tea Party groups had continued to grow at the pace seen in 2009 and 2010.
2. And let’s further say that their impact on the 2012 vote would have been similar to that seen in 2010. A new paper co-authored by AEI’s Stan Veuger estimates the grass-roots movement generated 3 million to 6 million additional Republican votes in House races in the midterms.
3. The 2012 result would have seen as many as 5 million to 8.5 million additional GOP votes versus a President Obama victory margin of 5 million votes. And right around now, Mitt Romney would be pushing hard to implement his tax reform plan, and #44 would be launching the Obama Global Initiative.
But then, of course, if allowing all of those orgs tax exempt status is what flipped the election, then those orgs should not have been granted tax exempt status as non political entities in the first place.