So you have a bunch of people yelling and screaming that the government can’t be trusted and is coming after us.
What does the government do? It feeds and justifies that narrative by the IRS specifically targeting these groups and subjecting them to extra scrutiny.
The IRS has admitted and “apologized” for the fact that tax-exempt groups with “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in their names were singled out for heightened review during the 2012 election cycle, including unlawfully demanding names of individual donors, that left-leaning groups didn’t receive.
Stupid, stupid, stupid.