Why did the GOP surrender in the fight for an investigation into the IRS’s targeting of the Tea Party?

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Democratic pollster Pat Caddell said the answer obvious on last night’s Fox Report Weekend.

"When you have 71 percent who want an investigation, 64 percent who believe that it is a sign of corruption, including nearly a majority of Democrats, the reason is the establishment Republicans want the IRS to go after the Tea Parties… because the Tea Parties are an outside threat to their power hold.”

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Caddell charged that this is about “preserving privileges and arrangements” that benefits politicians. “It is worse than seedy, it is worse than corrupt,” he said, adding that it’s the issue no one is allowed to speak about.

"The lobbying consulting class of the Republican Party and Republican leadership who have been attacking the Tea Parties, alienating them, they want the IRS to do this," he said.

Caddell concluded that neither Democrats nor Republicans believe in anything for which they are willing to lose.

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