“REAL MEN FIGHT BACK”
April 19, 2019
Dear Friends and Colleagues:
The Special Counsel’s report is out — and as we suspected – there was NO collusion. But, as Andy McCarthy has pointed out, the legal brain trust that wrote the report was able to turn American jurisprudence on its head by leaving open the “obstruction” thing. The report cites ten instances of the president saying things that might be construed as bordering on obstruction, but in every instance he never acted on those feelings or followed through.
Attorney General Barr picked up those threads and concluded that given the pressure of the unwarranted and false claims of collusion that dogged this presidency for more than two full years, President Trump was expressing his frustration by simply venting (Barr was almost inferring that it was self-righteous venting). But the effect of the Special Counsel’s ambiguity on this final issue is that it shifts the burden of proof to the president to prove his innocence rather than on the prosecution to prove guilt. This is no small beer. And one must wonder, was this contrived? Or was the report written by sophomoric grudge-holders?
The left and the media (the same thing) is now angry at Barr, wants him to resign and seems eager to double down on the “obstruction” thing to keep the pot boiling for all stripes of anti-Trumpsters. What is most troubling for this observer is that the left and the media (there it is again, repetition) now want us to believe that “venting” by someone accused of crimes they know they never committed is somehow unnatural.
Or are we missing something here? I don’t know about you, but from an early age, I have tried to prove that I had not done things that I was being accused of and might be punished for. And in every case, I was furious. As a kid, I was spanked for truthfully – but loudly — insisting I had not done what Dad or Mom thought I had. (But I wouldn’t rat out my younger brother or older sister.) And now, as an adult, I still get angry if falsely accused.
Of late, two innocent public figures have been repeatedly and heatedly accused of horrid crimes and pilloried by the left and in the media. In both cases these good men were Republicans – Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh – and President Donald Trump. Both men are human and thus were angered – and let it show. And so the media and the left (there I go again, repeating myself), insist, predictably, that such behavior (getting angry) — by innocent men being falsely accused is “unseemly” and “ill-befitting,” and so on.
Hogwash. Real men fight back. Cowards cower. I’ll want real men by my side every time. How about you?
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.