Originally Posted by Garcia Bronco
No. That has nothing to do with it.
I can't remember the exact difference but say one of each group was applying at the same time. The "conservative group" would take 2 to 3 times as long to get approved of even reviewed.
Now I am not saying the Admin was behind this. To me this is what I expect of Government run institutions. A lack of organization and oversight while mandating that private businesses live by a different set of rules.
It wasnt a matter of it taking longer. It was a matter of never. When the IRS sent Tea Party groups to the DC office none of them were approved. At least not until the quick policy rugsweep that happened after Congress started asking questions last year and the IG was in full investigation.