Here’s a new one.

James Taranto, opinion editor for the Wall Street Journal, stops just short of saying President Obama stole the 2012 election.

Regarding the IRS scandal, in which it’s been discovered that the agency unfairly targeted politically conservative groups for scrutiny last year, Taranto writes:

No one can deny that Lance Armstrong and Mark McGwire were highly skilled athletes. But their accomplishments are forever tainted by their use of banned performance-enhancing drugs. The use of the Internal Revenue Service’s coercive power to suppress dissent against Obama is the political equivalent of steroids. The history books should record Obama’s re-election with an asterisk to indicate that it was achieved with the help of illicit means.

@eScarry