What a regressive, radical, idiotic idea. Imagine believing that she is a free person, entitled to associate with whomever she chooses and to engage in free speech and free thinking on matters of cultural and political importance. She had better learn her place.
The Divine Miss M put her there days ago. So Ms. Gerritson is not just idiotic and extreme, she's a trifle slow as well.
I LOVE THE IRS!!!HOW CAN A POLITICAL ORGANIZATION BE CALLED A NON-PROFIT THAT PROMOTES GENERAL WELFARE??
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) May 14, 2013
I don't believe I've run across The Divine Miss M passionately attacking President Peace Prize's Organizing for America or moveon.org or MediaMatters for receiving non-profit status, so one can be excused for being slightly suspicious that Miss M is not the least concerned about the finer legal points in determining non-profit status for political organizations per se, but is very, very gleeful about the use of the power of the IRS to silence political speech with which she disagrees.
The last time I checked, that was considered a trait of fascism.
When training horses, there is an old saying, "Violence starts where knowledge ends." When one is handling a horse, you never need to use rough methods if you understand the nature of the horse and stay connected to that truth. When you lose sight of the truth, or you reach a point where your knowledge is weak, whips, gadgets and bits become the only answer.
I've always thought that this saying applied to liberals as much as to horses. Liberals hide their ignorance of human nature behind a veneer of knowledge, presenting themselves as more complex and nuanced than than those who see the truth plainly. This deception works for awhile, but inevitably liberals/fascists/socialists/communists all run out of what little knowledge they have and then they reach for their whips...and guns.
And they do so with the unquestioned assumption that they remain kinder, wiser, and more moral than those on whom they train those guns.