In a recent column, The Washington Examiner‘s Timothy P. Carney reported that he received an email from an IRS employee who was a member of an anti-Tea Party Facebook group.
One of my IRS correspondents had an interesting detail on his social media profile. He belongs to a Facebook group titled “Target the Shutdown at the Tea Party States.” Created in the run-up to the 2011 debt-ceiling showdown, the group’s Facebook page advocated a hard-nosed tactic for President Obama to take in negotiating with House Republicans:
“My idea would be to target the shutdown at Tea Party states,” the group’s page explains. “For instance, shut down air traffic control at airports in Norfolk, Tampa, Nashville, Indianapolis, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, etc….”
Watch Carney explain his column in the video above.