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May 27--  Vidalia Tea Party leaders are upset with the Internal Revenue Service as the story unfolds on higher ups in the agency who used it for political purposes in the 2010 and 2012 elections.

According to Linda Anderson with the Vidalia Tea Party Patriots, "They've made it very difficult for us to get funding and get the word out.  We have this administration which doesn't have a clue to anything that's going on with the IRS, the AP, Benghazi, Fast and Furious or with anything that's taken place in the last six years.  They don't want to admit to any of this stuff they're doing and I think we're dealing with bad Chicago politics."

Anderson thinks the national media smear campaign has hurt local Tea Party participation.

"They say things that aren't true about us.  That we are racist and just a bunch of crazy, wacko people.

"We are concerned citizens who love our country and we don't like what's happening to it.  Our main purpose is to try to educate people to the truth of what is going on.  There's a great need for people to hear the truth," she said.