Todd Hits GOP for ‘Islamophobia’: Candidates ‘Have Been Playing on the Politics of Fear’

‘The Republican presidential candidates have been playing on the politics of fear in an extraordinary way’

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TODD: "The Paris attack was roundly criticized for being tone deaf and dispassionate. The Republican presidential candidates have been playing on the politics of fear in an extraordinary way."
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TRUMP: "Database is okay and watch list is okay and surveillance is okay. If you don’t mind, I want to be — I want to surveil — I want surveillance of these people in are coming in. I want surveillance of certain mosques, okay? (Cheers and applause)  If that’s okay. I want surveillance. And you know what? We’ve had it before and we’ll have it again."
CRUZ: "Those planes that flew into the twin towers weren’t piloted by a bunch of ticked off Presbyterians."
CARSON: "If there’s a rabid dog running around your neighborhood, you probably are not going assume something good about that dog and you’re probably going to put your children out of the way. It doesn’t mean you hate all dogs."
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TODD: "The police of fear can be effective politically, but when does tough rhetoric turn into Islamophobia? That’s the discussion we’ll have right after the break."

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