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Never Trump Republican: Trump will “fake something” like Arpaio “faked an assassination attempt”

Never Trump Republican: Trump will “fake something” like Arpaio “faked an assassination attempt”

Another Trump Reichstag Fire prediction?

Evan Siegfried is the sort of Republican MSNBC prefers as panelists: One who supported Hillary Clinton, and later Evan McMullin, and is happy to condemn President Trump.

Appearing on today’s AM Joy, Siegfried went beyond mere condemnation to predict Trump would stage an event to exploit politically. Discussing the Arpaio pardon, Siegfried said:

“Heck: I partially believe Donald Trump will take a play, a page out of Sheriff Arpaio’s playbook and fake something. Remember Sheriff Arpaio faked an assassination attempt against himself and tried to frame an ex-con for it?”

The alleged faked assassination attempt against Arpaio that Siegfried cited is discussed here.

EVAN SIEGFRIED: When Trump goes out, he goes on Long Island and talks about roughing up suspects: that’s his view. You can violate people’s civil liberties. You can rough up suspects. You can racially profile like Sheriff Arpaio did.

Heck: I partially believe that Donald Trump will take a play, a page out of Arpaio’s playbook and fake something. Remember Sheriff Arpaio faked an assassination attempt against himself and tried to frame an ex-con for it?

Note: While mentioning Arpaio’s alleged faked assassination attempt against himself, Siegfried didn’t spell out precisely what kind of event he expects President Trump to “fake.”  But in 2016, other Trump foes quickly accused the Trump campaign of a “Reichstag fire” [a false flag operation] when a local Republican HQ in North Carolina was set on fire and a slogan referring to “Nazi Republicans” was spray-painted on a nearby wall.

Note segundo: Due to problems with our video feed this morning, the YouTube clip of Siegfried’s statement ends with the word “assassination.” But having viewed the TV recording, we can confirm that after “assassination,” Siegfried went on to say “attempt against himself and tried to frame an ex-con for it?”


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Heck, I partially believe Evan Siegfried will bugger little boys.
What? We can’t all play Evan’s game?

It’s worth pointing out that the still-popular idea that the nazis burned the Reichstag themselves has no basis in fact, and people who make this claim are merely repeating communist propaganda. Whether the communists actually did it is an open question; it’s entirely possible, and at the time it was certainly a reasonable supposition.

    tom swift in reply to Milhouse. | August 27, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    An obvious and persistent problem is that there was not much motive for the Communists to burn the Reichstag. The somewhat retarded man who was convicted and executed for it was indeed a Communist, and one with a history of arson, but his claimed motive was simply to give “the workers” a rallying cry to resist the fascists—pretty vague stuff, even for the Spartacists.

    No basis in fact? Of course there was a ‘basis’ for the fact the Nazis started the fire. Either they did it, or the communists did it. In any event, the Nazis exploited it as if they intended the fire to be started. So you have a 50-50 odds the Nazis started the fire – and even better odds they knew about the plot and stood aside. Not a bad basis.

    “Though the origins of the fire are still unclear, in a propaganda maneuver, the coalition government (Nazis and the German Nationalist People’s Party) blamed the Communists. They exploited the Reichstag fire to secure President von Hindenburg’s approval for an emergency decree, the Decree for the Protection of the People and the State of February 28. Popularly known as the Reichstag Fire Decree, the regulations suspended the right to assembly, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and other constitutional protections, including all restraints on police investigations. Justified on the false premise that the Communists were planning an uprising to overthrow the state, the Reichstag Fire Decree permitted the regime to arrest and incarcerate political opponents without specific charge, dissolve political organizations, and to suppress publications. It also gave the central government the authority to overrule state and local laws and overthrow state and local governments.

    “The Nazi press described the Reichstag fire as the work of the Communists and a signal for their planned uprising. Even the US independent Fox Movie Tones newsreel reflected the German government version. Although the Communists had not, in fact, developed any plans for an uprising, the impact of propaganda and terror on existing fears of a Communist takeover convinced many Germans that Hitler’s decisive action had saved the nation from “Bolshevism.”

Bill Kristol: “My kind of Republican!”

When the news is just not good enough, start making up your own stories and push them AS IF they were news.

heck, he should worry that Trump will take a page out of Obama’s playbook and start using the IRS to seek revenge against his political enemies.

Why would he have to fake anything?

We’ve already had an attempted massacre of the legislative leadership.

Democratic leaders are throwing around words like “treason” and the word “impeachment” has been written and spoken so often in the last year that it’s about time we got a monosyllabic german-rooted synonym for it. And how many of us knew which one was the 25th amendment a year ago?

Is there a major news network or periodical that hasn’t at least flirted with the “will no one rid us of this little-handed orange-haired monster” line?

… take the first letter of each sentence of his & it says: STHB: {sold to the highest bidder}

casualobserver | August 27, 2017 at 1:54 pm

The talking heads landscape is getting filled more often with campaign operatives. Left or right, these are people whose careers depend on spin, selective edits, distortions, and media manipulation. Without expertise with those methods many are not so successful.

So why the surprise with his statements? I expect campaign operatives to be focused on quotables and not on accuracy. And they don’t come more establishment than Siegfried. So I am never surprised when he makes a comment that favors Trump only because it benefits establishment types. Likewise he criticizes in a way to get attention any time he feels the “old” part of the Grand Old Party is threatened.

predict Trump would stage an event to exploit politically.

Ummm, like what? And for what purpose? As is, this is not much of a statement; barely a step up from the usual mindless “DJT is a poopy-head.”

Like how the media exploited Charlottesville?

Apiar ‘faked” an assassination attempt? Do these people just make ups sht as they go?