501(c)(4) - An organization is operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare if it is primarily engaged in promoting the common good and general welfare of the people of the community.
Not a single one, not one of those conservative groups claiming persecution are following the law. Not a single one even qualify.
Is anyone under the illusion Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS exclusively promotes general welfare?
The IRS is lax, and isn't even enforcing the law. And yet they're under fire for even questioning organizations they're just allowing to slide through. The President apologized, someone was fired, and the law isn't even being followed to begin with.
You cannot make this stuff up.