It's a big deal because only one political party was targeted....AND they were purposefully kept out of the election cycle by leaving their applications in limbo. The election might have been very different had the IRS NOT done so. And of course, that was their purpose. It's unconstitutional to use a federal agency against citizens for political reasons. Look up Nixon.
Originally Posted by exotix
"I take the Constitution very seriously. The biggest problems that we're facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the Executive Branch and not go through Congress at all, and that's what I intend to reverse when I'm President of the United States of America." Senator Obama, 2008