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That is a wonderfully picturesque way to put it: "What in the Seven Kingdoms...?"

but, :(

Reichstag fire?

 

 

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1 minute ago, prettylight said:

That is a wonderfully picturesque way to put it: "What in the Seven Kingdoms...?"

but, :(

Reichstag fire?

 

 

Hmm!  Red line - where have I heard that before?  

Progressives are upset because they found out that Obama paid them $150 billion and they didn't even get a T-shirt.

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"Shanahan also says they haven’t seen a change to the threat level from Iran. "

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Replying to @KatieBoWill

"Because there is no threat - just tRump propaganda and gas lighting."

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On 5/16/2019 at 9:43 AM, prettylight said:

 

Instead, Barry paid $144 BILLION to get a hand full of Americans.

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Posted (edited)
 
 

With reports that white supremacists instigators are behind instances of violence at protests across the nation, with the military standing by to take control of the streets, and with Donald Trump tweeting out that the blame for violence entirely lies with the “radical left,” it raises an obvious question: Is this Trump’s Reichstag fire moment? Is this the point at which Trump uses the events of the news cycle to justify the destruction of democratic institutions and the sitting aside of legal protections, in the name of racism, divisiveness, and hate?

The answer is no … and also yes. Because for Donald Trump, every moment is a Reichstag fire moment. Every moment is an excuse for hate. Every moment is an opportunity to erode civil liberties. Every moment is a chance to consolidate authoritarian control. Trump lives in Reichstag fire mode 24/7, and his election started the fire that is burning down the nation.

Just a month after Adolf Hitler was sworn into power, an arson attack on the home of the German parliament was swiftly blamed on “communist agitators” and used as an excuse to silence, imprison, or murder those whose political positions fell to the left of Nazism. But many historians believe, based on very good evidence, that the fire was actually set by the Nazis themselves, to provide justification for going after other political parties. 

Since Trump’s election, there has been a continual concern about what might serve as his Reichstag fire moment. What might Trump used as a casus belli on democracy? The answer is everything.

Investigating the over 100 connections between his campaign and Russian officials was a Reichstag fire. Impeachment was a Reichstag fire. Actually exercising democracy by keeping Republicans out of control in the House in the 2018 election was definitely a Reichstag fire. But her emails was a Reichstag fire, James Comey was a Reichstag fire, Robert Mueller and unmasking that never happened and the World Health Organization and studies that come out against hydroxychloroquine are all Reichstag fires. 

For Trump, the Reichstag fire isn’t an event, it’s a way of life. It’s how he governs every day.

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