Wife of former IRS chief worked for Obama campaign, supported Occupy DC

Wife of former IRS chief worked for Obama campaign, supported Occupy DC

On Sunday, Kerry Picket reported at Breitbart.com that Susan Anderson, wife of former IRS Commissioner Douglas Schulman, worked on Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign, citing tweets she sent out last year.  Jim Hoft of the Gateway Pundit also observed that she supported Occupy DC and bashed the Tea Party.

“Additionally,” Pickett added, “Anderson reportedly works for the Washington D.C. based liberal organization Public Campaign,” citing an article at the Daily Caller.

“Shulman’s wife Susan L. Anderson is the senior program advisor for the Washington-based nonprofit organization Public Campaign, which claims that it ‘is laying the foundation for reform by working with a broad range of organizations, including local community groups, around the country that are fighting for change and national organizations whose members are not fairly represented under the current campaign finance system,’” Patrick Howley reported.

Pickett posted some of Anderson’s tweets when she worked for OFA last year.

“En route to airport after working 3 days 4 OFA, MiL just asks me If I know abt the Chrysler ads,” she wrote last November.

“After spending the day in East Dayton w/union folks working 4 Obama, this America’s Future GM retirees’ ad rings rather false,” she tweeted a day earlier.

Pickett said that Anderson also tweeted about Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s taxes.

“Folks go to Caymans to dodge taxes or dive reefs – wanna bet what Mitt was doing there?” she asked last January.

She also mentioned Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS in a tweet posted by Twitchy.

“Karl Rove, Crossroads, Get Money Out!” she tweeted last June.

“Yes, that’s the same American Crossroads whose confidential documents were leaked by the IRS to ProPublica,” Twitchy added.

Twitchy said that Anderson’s tweets “reveal antipathy toward the Tea Party, the Republican Party, the NRA, Grover Norquist, and ‘Angry Old Rich Guys’ — in other words, most conservatives in America.”

Twitchy noted that Anderson has the right to express her opinion, and there’s currently no evidence to suggest her views influenced her husband, who was appointed during the Bush administration.

But the revelation adds fuel to the growing scandal surrounding the IRS targeting conservative and Christian organizations, especially considering that Anderson is an executive of one of the groups defending the agency’s actions.

Hoft noted that leaders of Tea Party groups targeted by the IRS are set to testify this week before Congress.

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