One of the most amazing things was to see doctors openly engaged in — it's not too strong a word — fraud and justify it on the grounds of "social activism." — law professor Rick EsenbergIt's not too strong a word, he says. That was a baseless accusation when he made it in February and it remains a baseless accusation today:
Attorneys for the doctors stressed that there was no finding they issued any fake sick notes or engaged in fraudulent behavior.We presume Rick Esenberg, being a professor of law, knows what fraud means and that it's a pretty serious accusation to make, especially with not one shred of support. But "fraud" was — and still is — the standard wing-nut refrain. What do they care that there was "no finding" of any fraudulent behavior. Funnier still is that a few months earlier, Esenberg had admonished Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate for mistakenly claiming that — of all people — Herman Cain's notorious chief of staff, Mark "Banned From Politics" Block had committed a crime.
Moreover Esenberg said Tate's comments "may themselves have legal consequences." As far as I'm aware, they didn't. And of course Mark Block is in all kinds of trouble these days, and his candidate is a liar.
Ladies and gentlemen, your conservative and fact-free Republicans.