On Fox News' “Hannity” on Wednesday, Bill Cunningham, host of daytime talk show “The Bill Cunningham Show,” created a wild conspiracy theory in which President Obama won the 2012 election with the help of the IRS (video below).
Cunningham claimed that the Tea Party was too busy answering questions from the IRS that it did not have time to register extra voters to win Ohio for Mitt Romney, notes Mediaite.com.
“They said, ‘Let’s use Chicago-style politics and destroy the tea party,’” said Cunningham. “It was done with the media and it was done by individuals like the IRS. There was offices in Ohio, they were scared to death about losing Ohio, there was dozens and dozens of tea party groups in Ohio. So what they said is, ‘We’re going to destroy the tea party by keeping them tamped down with their political activities.’”
“So instead of going out to register new voters, the tea party, what were they doing? Responding to the IRS with page after page. And so the 4 million fewer voters who voted for Romney who didn’t voted for McCain, 4 million less, it’s because they attacked the tea party and took away their ability to organize. Just like Benghazi. Committing to re-elect the president, not about national security but about Obama’s re-election security, the IRS was all about electing Obama.”
Cunningham also failed to mention that the IRS audited liberal groups under the Bush administration, including the NAACP, Greenpeace and the progressive All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, as reported by Salon.com.
Hannity then asked Democrat strategist Joe Trippi: “Joe Trippi, I got a question for you. Joe Trippi, when you look at Benghazi, IRS and the AP reporter scandal, there is one common thread. Do you know what it is?”
“No Sean, but you’re going to educate me,” Trippi replied.
“Re-elect the president, that’s number one!” Cunningham said. “And abuse the power to re-elect the president.”