go read this. Or, more likely here, point those friends to it.
More on the IRS acting as thugs for Obama and the Democrats:
The director of the Office of Rulings and Agreements, which oversees the determinatons of tax-exempt organizations, is a donor to Barack Obama. Holly Paz donated $2,000 to Obama’s 2008 campaign, according to Open Secrets, which maintains a database of individual political donations.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official who apologized for targeting
conservative nonprofit groups for extra scrutiny is married to an
attorney whose firm hosted a voter registration organizing event for the
2012 Obama re-election campaign, praised President Obama’s policy work,
and had one of its partners appointed by Obama to a key ambassadorship.