He can tell Lieberman and Landrieu and Baucus and whomever else he needs to: "If you vote against Ted Kennedy's bill, God help you, because I won't." And by the way, there's still a nuclear waste dump that needs to be located in somebody's state.
It's in the law: If Liberty claims tax-exempt status, they "are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign .." I think that prohibits Liberty U from approving and funding the Republican-affiliated group while banning the Democratic Party. I don't understand how that is a "half-baked accusatory question."
I'm not a lawyer, but I used to work for a 501 C3 and if Liberty claims tax-exempt status they can't endorse a political party. It could be an interesting case if the IRS decided to review their status.
Organizations described in section 501(c)(3) are prohibited from conducting political campaign activities to intervene in elections to public office.  The Internal Revenue Service website elaborates upon this prohibition as follows:
"Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. Contributions to political campaign funds or public statements of position (verbal or written) made on behalf of the organization in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for public office clearly violate the prohibition against political campaign activity. Violating this prohibition may result in denial or revocation of tax-exempt status and the imposition of certain excise taxes.
"Certain activities or expenditures may not be prohibited depending on the facts and circumstances. For example, certain voter education activities (including presenting public forums and publishing voter education guides) conducted in a non-partisan manner do not constitute prohibited political campaign activity. In addition, other activities intended to encourage people to participate in the electoral process, such as voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives, would not be prohibited political campaign activity if conducted in a non-partisan manner.
"On the other hand, voter education or registration activities with evidence of bias that (a) would favor one candidate over another; (b) oppose a candidate in some manner; or (c) have the effect of favoring a candidate or group of candidates, will constitute prohibited participation or intervention.
"The Internal Revenue Service provides resources to exempt organizations and the public to help them understand the prohibition. As part of its examination program, the IRS also monitors whether organizations are complying with the prohibition."
Apparently Vermont legislators were concerned that Iowa would become the "Gay Marriage Mecca," as Rep. Steve King (R-Western Iowa) put it, after the Iowa Supreme Court ruled last week that gay marriages were legal. Iowa will have to step up their game to keep that title.
There were plenty of reasons to expect a big turnout for Obama before the caucuses. He attracted large and enthusiastic crowds with crossover appeal to independents and moderate Republicans. He was helped by the proximity of his Chicago headquarters, which deployed along with the multitude of volunteers to practically drag supporters out of their homes and make sure they got to the caucuses. Caucuses reward the best organization and the Obama campaign clearly was the best organized and best motivated.