(link via Instapundit) From The Hill:

New York Sen. Charles Schumer (D) doubled down on his previous calls for President Obama to use the IRS to target Tea Party groups while speaking before the extreme-left, tax-exempt Center for American Progress (CAP) yesterday.

The Washington Free Beacon reports that Schumer advocated that Tea Party organizations be targeted, saying, “the Obama administration should bypass Congress and institute new campaign finance rules through the IRS.”

Schumer is further quoted as saying: “It is clear that we will not pass anything legislatively as long as the House of Representatives is in Republican control, but there are many things that can be done administratively by the IRS and other government agencies — we must redouble those efforts immediately.”

Everybody KNOWS that Obama is using the IRS, the DoJ, and the FEC as his personal attack dogs against Republicans and conservative organizations, but he’s never actually admitted it and the NBC’s, NYT’s, PBS’s of the media turn a blind eye. Now, we actually have a U.S. Senator calling for such illegal behavior. If it was a Republican calling for these tactics to be used against Progressive groups, there would be outrage and non-stop investigation by Democrats and their lap-dog media, not to mention the extremist lefties at Kos, Salon, TNR, etc., blowing gaskets.

We’re living in scary times, folks. Keep your powder dry.