Wall Street Journal –
The revelation that the computers of Internal Revenue Serviceworkers, including Tea Party prober Lois Lerner, were erased of critical emails sought by lawmakers has elevated the affair to — and maybe beyond — an old familiar presidential scandal, Watergate.
“The IRS tea-party audit story isn’t Watergate; it’s worse than Watergate,” according to deputy Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Daniel Henninger.
“The Watergate break-in was the professionals of the party in power going after the party professionals of the party out of power. The IRS scandal is the party in power going after the most average Americans imaginable,” he added.Some argue that it is certainly worse than when former President Bill Clinton was accused of using the IRS to punish huge conservative groups including the National Rifle Association, the Heritage Foundation and Judicial Watch.