AEI Runs Unskewed Polls IRS Conspiracy Theory

What was previously a wild conspiracy theory proposed by Dean Chambers of Unskewed Polls fame is now a wild conspiracy theory proposed by the American Enterprise Institute.


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.

Here’s what Dean Chambers of Unskewed Polls wrote last week:

The president’s administration engaged in a systematic and wide-scale suppression of Tea Party and conservative activity and votes, via the IRS targeting of those groups and other activities, that I believe clearly denied Mitt Romney the election that clearly would have won by about the very margin I predicted on November 5 of last year. The 2012 election is proven to be bogus, and I have no doubt that the Obama Regime stole that election with a variety of tactics and strategies that suppressed at least 7 million Romney votes across the country, as well as at least 2-3 million more votes gained in the Obama column via voters fraud in several key swing states.

To say the hasty explosion of the Tea Party seen in 2009 and 2010 should have continued in 2011 and beyond is to ignore that corporate astroturfing played an overwhelming part in the supposed grassroots Tea Party uprising prior to the 2010 election. When the money dried up, so did the movement.

But I digress. The IRS ultimately approved more conservative groups than liberal groups for tax-exempt status in 2012, and no conservative group that applied for tax exempt status had their request denied while at least one liberal group did.

The 5 to 8 million additional Republican votes referred to above do not exist, and the results of the 2010 election would have been quite different if Democrats had bothered to show up at the polls to cast their votes.

The bottom line is neither the fringe nor the mainstream can accept that President Obama was legitimately elected. Whether it’s birtherism, charges of voter fraud, or an IRS conspiracy theory, they will always have an excuse to question his legitimacy.

I wonder why.

  • D_C_Wilson

    1) Let’s say that polls in 2012 were showing that the tea party was nearly as unpopular as cancer (they did)

    2) Let’s further say that none of the tea party groups were ever denied tax-exempt status, despite the fact that they were very obviously political and public benefit in nature (they were).

    3) Finally, let’s say that the GOP nominated an entitled Daddy Warbux who thought the presidency was his birthright and that he was caught publicly saying that nearly half the country was a bunch of moochers who refused to work (they did and he was).

    You guys lost. Deal with it.

  • RenoRick

    Wow, the stupid is strong with these folks. Do they not understand that Rmoney was just a terrible candidate?

    • D_C_Wilson

      But . . . but . . . but Obama is black! And a secret Muslim!

      Honestly, their minds will never be able to process how the Evil Kenyan Usurper beat them, twice.

  • trgahan

    Anything but admit that most Americans just aren’t buying the current GOP platform anymore. Sure a small, very loud, group still loves it and the mainstream media is too scared of the conservative entertainment complex to report otherwise.

    These are the same types of people who argued 2000-2002 was a “final victory” for conservatism and 2004 was a “mandate” to pursue an even more conservative agenda.

  • Bob Rutledge

    1. Let’s say that AEI and Unskewed PollsGOPTPers are stoopit.

    2. Let’s further say that GOPTPers are even more stoopit.

    3. The result would be GOPTPers frothing at the mouth over the near [for all values of “near” equal to what Gabby Johnson shouts from the rooftop as Sheriff Bart rides into town] in the WHITE House.

  • DHaradaStone

    As one comment on the AEI post notes, even if there were anything to this theory, and there is not, AEI and Unskewed Polls seems to be “making the IRS’s point for them. If all these Tea Party groups could have had that much influence on an election through their political activities, then they wouldn’t have qualified for the tax exempt status they were seeking, so it would have been proper for the IRS to have targeted them.”