Howard Rich was behind a slickly produced, anti-Earth Day video this year that's been watched more than 2 million times on YouTube. That's just one product to emerge from his tightly-knit network of tax-exempt groups that pass money back and forth and are active political players. The original donors, though, aren't known. Which is just the way he likes it.
How did an inherently political group get around the IRS requirement that most of its spending had to be for "social welfare" purposes if it was to maintain its tax-exempt status? By giving to a dozen like-minded, politically active tax-exempt organizations.
Trolls are the dog-piles in the lawn of life. When you find one, it's best just to scrape the malodorous mass off your shoe and move on. You are not likely to establish a meaningful dialogue with a turd.
1. Obama is responsible for not getting the IRS to clamp down on these obvious
abuses of the tax code. He's had the power and the authority for over three years to do so, but he's been too a-f-f-f-fraid that the Big Bad Republicans will Say Something Mean About Him Being a "Socialist".