As we try to fathom how a few low-level rogue employees launched a national campaign to discriminate against groups that oppose Barack Obama’s policies, without any resistance from a long chain of experienced, highly compensated supervisors… and wonder where this rowdy band of cubicle gremlins ever got the idea to do such a thing… let’s remember that Obama’s political opponents just happened to fall under the scrutiny of agencies beyond the IRS Tax Exempt Organizations unit.

Look at Frank VanderSloot, a Romney donor targeted as one of several “wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records” by the Obama 2012 campaign. Before that, he hadn’t faced an audit in the better part of 30 years, but suddenly he was looking at IRS audits of both his business and personal finances, plus a Labor Department audit of his business, and a Senate subcommittee staffer popped up in his hometown looking for his legal records.