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March 23, 2016

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Theo

derwill --

That is quite interesting. Previous polls had shown that the other candidates were splitting a large anti Trump vote.

However, I think that it will be much easier for Bernie supporters to unite behind Hillary (much like Hillary supporters united behind Obama or Romney supporters united behind McCain in 2008) than it will be for #neverTrump people to unite behind Trump.

In every primary season, there are voters who voted for someone who ends up not being the nominee. They almost always unite behind who is. I do not think that Trump fits that pattern, whether he is the nominee or not.

Captain Hate

Since Will's wife was on the Walker team he refuses to own up that they spent a lot of money for nothing. I think that skewed his entire election analysis and continues to do so.

Threadkiller

If we assume that all Cruz/Kasich voters are #nevertrump and we assume that the majority of them will vote for Trump, I do not see a problem on election day.

Threadkiller

Henry, I was a dickhead to you.

I sincerely apologize.

NK

JamesD-- Must see Brooklyn. OK, it was sentimental and stylized a 1952 Brooklyn that didn't really exist. But who cares, it celebrated an immigrant culture that wanted the best part of their old home ( culture and manners) but become Americans as well, free to dream and not be limited by class and circumstances of birth. Just sweet and wonderful. Here's Kyle Smith's review: http://nypost.com/2015/11/03/brooklyn-is-an-irresistibly-sweet-movie/

lyle

Also from Insty:

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will deliver a speech on Capitol Hill on Wednesday about the “state of American politics.”

A Ryan aide said the speech will focus on changing the tenor of the current political discourse.

“The speaker will talk about how, in a confident America, we can elevate political debates to inspire and unite people.”

The Speaker has weighed in on the contentious GOP presidential primary on only a few occasions. Without explicitly mentioning Donald Trump by name, Ryan has condemned the Republican front-runner’s call for banning Muslims from entering the country and failure to immediately disavow support from the Ku Klux Klan, and he urged Trump to take responsibility for violence at some of his campaign rallies.

Some in the party have suggested the Speaker as a possible presidential candidate who could unify Republicans at a contested convention this summer. Ryan, however, has repeatedly shot down that notion.

Did little Eddie ever feel the need to publicly call out Precious like this any time in the last seven years? Well...huh?

narciso

maybe greg berlanti who seems to handling the entire superhero portfolio, on tv, from supergirl to legends, should helm the rest of the films, yes he has his hangups, as well,

Zach Snyder is just too dark, we should have learned that from watchmen,,

sbw

I wonder what the credentials are for those posting predictions. They are sounding like a bunch of journolisters.

Leave predictions up to the psychics and stick to reporting facts as they are uncovered. It served this blog well during the Libby matter.

narciso

what he's going for the nixon madmen template,


http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-03-23/trump-lays-out-vision-for-gaining-respect-from-muslim-world

Theo

TK --

It will take a great deal more than a mere majority of the Republicans who supported someone other than Trump in the primaries for Trump to win in the fall. He needs to get somewhere close to all of them. If the party is not united behind him, it cannot win.

The issue is not whether we think George Will is a jackass for saying that he would vote third party rather than vote for Trump. The issue is how many like minded people there are. A recent exit poll -- I know how much you love them -- suggests that 35% of Republicans would at least consider going third party instead of Trump. To borrow a phrase, that would be "yuuuuuuuuuuge."

jimmyk

So in the end there might be an even bigger divide among the Dems.

But don't think for a minute that we'll hear about it in the MSM. Even if Hillary is indicted, which will be depicted of course as a partisan attack, and is in any case not too likely.

NK

I enjoyed the Watchmen movie, even though I never read any of the books.

Thomas Collins

Sounds as if Ryan is supporting Mr. Rogers for POTUS.

henry

TK, no worries... I'm just grumpy today.

derwill

--I think that it will be much easier for Bernie supporters to unite behind Hillary--

A chunk of them will to be sure. But a lot of Bernie's support comes from the brainwashed young. (He was in Idaho over the weekend, and he drew huge crowds of them.) At that age you're very ideological and sure you are right, and they actually despise Hillary about as much as we do. And their allegiance is to a cause, not what to they see is a fossilized party owned by Wall Street and big banks.

Not saying they'll vote GOP, just that they'll stay home.

Captain Hate

I could be wrong but one of Trump's biggest appeals is his willingness to fire back at his MFM critics, in contrast to the tomato cans of the world who go into a fetal ball when confronted with ridiculous attacks. When R$ was confronted with those clown car stories of transporting his dog or cutting somebody's hair, he should have ridiculed those dimwits loudly and longly. Instead he tried to be above it all with predictable results.

It's like dealing with terrorists; they'll keep attacking until they fear what you'll do.

Thomas Collins

You're grumpy, henry? Was that your order of chips and brewskis? :-)

henry

TC, a disturbance in the brewski/chips force.

NK

My kids 20-something cohorts who 'feel the Bern' call Hilligula "Jailary" because of her Wall Street $$$$ connections. They will not turn out for her. The traditional black voters will turn out for any Dem, but not the Delta voters Obummer turned out in 08/12. Hilligula is a mark, but Trump will lose to her.

narciso

yes, we fallen so far, below the plimsoll line,


http://babalublog.com/2016/03/23/obamas-speech-in-cuba-fails-to-surpass-or-even-match-jimmy-carters-speech-in-cuba.

maybe had mitt not treated the exercise, like a dissagreeable squash match,

NK

derwill@12:45- I agree with that. See my 12:47.

derwill

If we're going to lose to Hag anyway, then I'm at the point where I hope George Will, et al, do go off in a huff and form their third party. Some people just got to learn things the hard way, and at least the rest of us will be rid of them.

Captain Hate

A lot, but not all, of Bern supporters are like transplanted Ronulans.

Theo

I also agree with derwill@12:45.

But I also think that a lot more of #nevertrump people will stay home as well. I get the impression that the Trumpsters will be mightily pissed off and stay at home if Trump is NOT nominated.

Neither party will be totally united, but I think that the lack of unity in the Republican party will be epic this year no matter what happens.

NK

Obummer was less critical of the Castros than Carter in 2002? Shocker! It's understandable in a way; Carter is an age cohort of the Castros so they are no big deal to him; Obummer is a Castro Groupie who got to meet his older idols.

Captain Hate

derwill, the GOP is inalterably opposed to doing things the easy way.

Threadkiller


Cruz stood up to Trump today and at the same time seemed to paraphrase a classic film about life in the White House.

"She is way out of his league. If he wants to get in a character fight he should stick with me,” Cruz told Stephanopoulos.

Cruz set Twitter abuzz because his defense of his wife sounded a lot like President Andrew Shepherd in the 1995 film "The American President." Aaron Sorkin, famous for shows like "The West Wing," wrote the screenplay for the 1995 movie.

During one of the film’s most memorable scenes, President Shepherd, played byMichael Douglas, defends Sydney Ellen Wade, played by Annette Bening.

“Sydney Ellen Wade has done nothing to you, Bob. She has done nothing but put herself through school, represent the interests of public school teachers, and lobby for the safety of our natural resources. You want a character debate, Bob? You better stick with me, 'cause Sydney Ellen Wade is way out of your league,” Shepherd says in the film.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/ted-cruz-channels-screenwriter-aaron-sorkin-rebuke-donald/story?id=37866105

QuoTed can remember movies but forgot the oath Glenn Beck was administering in the faux swearing in?

lyle

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/03/21/members-leavenworth-10-languish-in-military-prison-while-gitmo-detainees-freed.html

narciso

that was not his best work,

she still has a touch of nigel tufnel

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/03/337419/

clarice

Reports of the nuns case on the contraceptive coverage requirement indicate the Ct is split--it it remains so at decision time (est. June) the lower Ct decision upholding the mandate will stand.

Do you suppose the Administration will then force the closing of all the nuns' charitable operations? How do you see this playing in November if they do?

Thomas Collins

My prediction is that the Administration would figure out a way to hold off harsh action until after the election, clarice.

NK

So the Nuns will be casualties of Nino's too soon demise. If Ginsburg had a shred of decency she'd recuse so SCOTUS could reach the result had Nino heard the case.

narciso

it's been that way since 2004,


http://observer.com/2016/03/europe-is-again-at-war/

James D

lyle @ 1:01

Oh, God. I hadn't even heard of any of that. It makes me ill.

Why on Earth is the GOP not hammering the Dems about this every single freaking day?

Why is anyone who has even a shred of personal honor not resigning in protest over this?

Tom Bowler

Didn't know that about Will and his wife on Walker's team, CH. To your comment about Trump's willingness to fire back at MFM, the quote that has been circulating in my brain these last few weeks was Lincoln explaining his selection of Grant to head the Union Army: "He fights."

Off to run errands.

Frau Knurrig

Along with Henry, I'm feeling grumpy today and think TC is correct; the administration will hold off until *after* the election. It doesn't matter since the majority--the FSA-- just doesn't give a carp about anything but their pleasures.

narciso

ok this threw me for a loop, bahamian citizenship,

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3506131/Bomber-brothers-gangland-criminals-jailed-wielding-Kalashnikovs-able-provide-ammunition-Paris-attacks-rent-flat-ISIS-Brussels-mastermind.html#ixzz43ju6nCNa

maryrose

If all of Hil's super delegates went to Bernie he would be ahead of her by 239 delegates

derwill

Going by today's NYT count, if you don't figure in the super delegates, Hillary has won only 50% of the Democrat delegates as of today. The Bern has won 38%. Heh.

In contrast, Trump has won 60% of the GOP delegates. So Trump has won a higher percentage than Hillary, even though she has only had one other competitor.

If I was a Bernie supporter I would be pissed ay how the MSM has been ignoring his support among actual Democrat voters.

I think The Bern movement is just as big as what's going on in the GOP, but it doesn't seem as important because it's being ignored.

maryrose

clarice
The Little Sisters of the Poor case is a loser for the Dems if decided the wrong way
Trust me

narciso

it's always interesting what they leave out, of the story, then what they chose to report,

DebinNC

Without Catholic Scalia, SCOTUS is 5 Catholic and 3 Jewish iirc. Has Pope Francis indicated his support for the Little Sisters of the Poor? I hope so.

maryrose

Bern must stay in the race
She can be beaten
If she is indicted he is in the cat it'd seat

maryrose

Bird seat

maryrose

Deb
The pope should weigh in on this in favor of the Sisters
Then the prog hate will come out

narciso

I provided a little context, to this theory,

https://pjmedia.com/ronradosh/2016/03/22/obama-confounds-critics-and-surprises-raul-castro-with-his-strong-defense-of-democracy-in-communist-cuba/

derwill

Also there's a whopping racial divide within the Dem party that is being ignored. Sanders is getting the white and youth vote, Hillary is getting the AAs and Hispanics. Hillary would be in a world of hurt, delegate wise, if she hadn't won all those southern states with their high percentage of AA votes. But those states will still be voting GOP in November.

narciso

how about that,


http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/23/epa-execs-rely-on-private-emails-to-talk-with-lobbyists/

James D

derwill @ 1:35

If you just switched the names of the parties and changed nothing else about the primaries thus far...

The WaPo Style Section would be writing fawning articles speculating about what the White House will look like after Melania Trump gets through redecorating it.

The NYT would run front-page stories about the 30% of Democrats who comprise the #NeverHill movement.

The New Republic and the Atlantic would be calling out Clinton supporters as lawless and willfully blind to the endless lies and crimes of their candidate. They'd probably come up with a cutesy name for them. #HillBillies, maybe?

etc etc etc

Frau Knurrig

My name is Rafael Edward Cruz.
Now you can call me Rafael,
or you can call me Ted,
or you can call me Teddy,
or you can call me Cruz,
or you can call me Cruzie,
or you can call me Raffie;
Now you can call me Ted C,
or you can call me TC,
or you can call me TEC,
or you can call me REC.

...but you dasn't call me taqiyya!"

clarice

You betcha, James D.

NK

Obummer speech. He did say good things to Cubanos. Babalu Blog however, makes the case he did worse than Carter in 2002.

NK

I can't argue with any of this: http://observer.com/2016/03/europe-is-again-at-war/

narciso

problem is schindler, doesn't like trump or cruz or rubio, and he was blanc mange about the choices in 2012,

derwill

James D. You are so right. I also would have predicted that the MSM would be all gaga over Sanders, but they appear to be just as solidly pro-establishment party as conservative media types.

It does go to show that even with today's social media, if the MSM ignores a story--even a big one--it just doesn't get the exposure that something so newsworthy should warrant.

narciso

a cunning, cunning plan that was,


http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/03/gross-speaker-paul-ryan-lectures-americans-on-proper-political-discourse/

JM Hanes

Selena Zito took the title right out of my mouth, although she’s working a different angle: A third party emerges — within the Republican Party. For the moment however, this is the piece that seems relevant to Theo’s question. In what one analyst calls “a case of Reagan Democrats finally making it official;”

Nearly 59,000 registered Pennsylvania Democrats have changed their voter registration since January.
Sounds great, except that Zito’s ostensibly emblematic subject was already a Democrat in name only, because Democratic primaries were where so many state elections were actually won or lost. He’d have voted Republican in the Presidential election anyway. In contrast :
Turns out, we are seeing that third-party phenomenon happening — but within the Republican Party, not as a separate entity. And it has caused nearly 27,000 registered Republicans to switch to the Democrats in Pennsylvania.
How much have we really gained in the first instance and how much have we lost in the second? It’s interesting that the first number is right at twice the second. Let’s call 59,000 the motivated Republicans who will vote for Trump if he’s the nominee. Call 27,000 the NeverTrumps, because they were at least strongly motivated enough to switch parties. Assuming they will really won’t vote for Trump, you start out needing to bring in 27,000 new voters to make up the deficit. Now, let’s say that that the NeverTrumps don’t just sit out the election, but actually vote for Hillary. Now you need another 27,000 just to break even. Unfortunately, what looks like encouragingly like the necessary 59K may represent almost no one new at all.

It’s all very well to tout Trump’s new voter appeal, but don’t underestimate that scale at which he needs to attract them to make a pivotal difference, when you’ve got this kind of negative force multiplier in effect. When so many on the putative right are willing to forgive Trump’s liberal, crony-filled past, is it really surprising that the liberal Clinton devil they know might collect a lot of those votes, too? That may be why some Republicans seem willing to go the deus ex machina route at the convention. Trump voters may stay home if they are disenfranchised, but the likelihood of them actually voting for Hillary seems slim -- at least in light of the rhetoric here at JOM.

At this point, I, personally, suspect that this election will ultimately turn less on how many Republicans turn out than on how many Democrats stay home.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Politico is absolutely panting to have the Repubs nominate Trump. Wonder why that is?--

If I grant the accuracy of your premise, I presume the answer is because they think he'll lose or at least be easier to defeat.

A more pertinent question is 'are they right?'
The answer to that is, at present, unknown and unknowable.

glasater

If the #NeverHill voters just stay home perhaps that will cancel out the #NeverTrump folks.

Who the heck is Galston?

Frau Knurrig

The Bernie Brothers and Sisters are being cheated royally and they know they are being used. They can always go PUMA, heh !


derwill sez: "Hillary is getting the AAs and Hispanics."
She also has the AK Democrats.
Oy, vey...

narciso

he was a domestic policy advisor, under razorback borgia, who has a journal column pushing various liberal memes,

derwill

Frau, You'll have to ask daddy about AK voters. My guess would be the Native Americans in AK are solidly establishment Dems because free stuff. But I don't know what percentage they are of the overall population.

glasater

The thing about Ted Cruz that comes to mind is that he was johnny on the spot with that Kim Davis mess in Kentucky.

Remember the county clerk who wouldn't sign marriage certs for gays?

Huckabee was trying to make some hay with that situation and then there was Ted lurking around trying to get in on that action.

Not a shining moment for him imo.

narciso

I would think the first cohort is larger, the fire department in philly is going to be busy this summer,

glasater

As always, thanks narciso.

derwill

So what are the odds we get a Belgium "incident" here in the US before the election? Or another financial meltdown?

I still remember that McCain was slightly ahead in the polls (thanks in large part to Sarah) before the 2008 meltdown. We'll never know if he would have pulled it out in the end without the meltdown, but we do know he lost his lead aver the stupid campaign suspension and never got it back.

DebinNC

Ryan grew up in a WI town and represents a WI district that both identify as 91% "white"... and are probably overwhelmingly middle class. I respect Ryan as a person, but he's the wrong messenger to chide other Americans living in less tranquil climes for lacking civility.

narciso

your welcome, glasater, so I linked the emails that show that red queen suspected the libyan prime minister, had his army chief of staff, younis, killed, de villiers, had another explanation and
'we came, we saw, he died' was actually what belhadj had done, these are from the nonclassified cables,

Frau Knurrig

Brave New World:

Campus Reform,
American Univ. Profs: Saying ‘All Lives Matter’ Is ‘White Supremacy’:

Dozens of professors from American University’s Washington College of Law (WCL) openly condemned an unknown student as a white supremacist for posting a sign with the catchphrase “All Lives Matter” on a faculty member’s door.

“The ‘All Lives Matter’ sign might seem to be a benign message with no ill intent, but it has become a rallying cry for many who espouse ideas of white supremacy and overt racism, as well as those who do not believe the laws should equally protect those who have a different skin color or religion,” the professors wrote in a statement to the WCL community. ..

The handwritten sign was allegedly posted on the door of a faculty member’s office by a student who has not been identified. The professors, however, think the student clearly intended to promote a racist message. ...

Nearly 60 professors signed on to the letter.


(TaxProf blog via Insty)

Porchlight

Last week's exit polls shows 35% willing to consider a third party if Trump is nominated. 35% is not a "majority" but it would kill his chance of winning.

Theo,

Not only isn't it a majority, but "willing to consider" in March ≠ definitely not voting or voting for another candidate in November.

I posted the link to that article because it indicates that there is a desire among a majority of Republicans to unite behind the frontrunner. Just as there has been every single election in my memory. That desire is only going to continue and strengthen as we get closer to November.

Party unity is the only hope for victory. And I will be happy to unite behind any candidate that fairly wins the nomination. (If there is a coup in Cleveland, it will be much harder, but as of now, IVR.)

Tired of your endless crystal ball gazing that only results in one outcome. Yes, no one here is going to change minds across the nation, but why give up so easily? If you really believed it wasn't worthwhile to try to change minds, why would you so frequently comment as to Trump's negatives and other candidates' positives?

narciso

greaney's last tome, I recommended it first, outlines a plausible scenario of how the last few years have unfolded, they have gone after certain targets in proscribed zones, which were provided by whom, exactly why other cells metastatize,

narciso

seriously he's like marvin the android, that alan rickman did pull off a decent job at, but still,

henry

Deb, remember we had a clear lack of civility in politics here for a while... including the unions posting threats on store fronts in Union Grove (Ryan's district and nearby for me). The voting shenanigans at the Chavez Center in Racine were not notably civil (also in Ryan's district). Civility has not returned to WI since. That said, Ryan is pushing a model UN form of kumbaya where government is presumed to do good for folks... so this resident of Ryan's district is peeved (separate from today's grumpiness).

Hemlock

"In contrast, Trump has won 60% of the GOP delegates. So Trump has won a higher percentage than Hillary, even though she has only had one other competitor."

60%??? I'd like to see a source or method for that number.

Texas Liberty Gal

Rush is praising Cruz's proposal to police Muslim neighborhoods.

pagar a bacon,  country ham and sausage supporter

lyle@01:01. Absolutely terrible treatment of American heroes, IMO.

Frau Knurrig

derwill, sorry to mislead you. The "Oy, vey!" was supposed to be the hint.

AK = alter kocker = Yiddish nicely translated as old fart and abbreviated as "AK". Hillary! does have them rounded up. Dem young'uns are signing up for Bernie who actually is an AK.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Worth reading as an example of what passes for journalism these days.
Some jackass interviews John Ehlrichman in 1994 wherein JE supposedly openly admits the drug war was launched to disenfranchise and discredit blacks.
He included the quote in a book he wrote in 2012 and some article he just wrote for Harpers[yeah that explains a lot].

Only problem is he also wrote a book in 1996 wherein he didn't include the quote.
What might have happened between 1996 and 2012 that could shed some light on his story?
Yeah, Erlichman died in 1999,

Captain Hate

Tom Bowler, to Will's credit he usually mentioned that when discussing GOP primary matters on the Sunday panel.

James D

If this is true, heads should roll. Literally...

http://www.haaretz.com/world-news/1.710572

Also, if it's true that the attack was planned in Raqqa, it seems like that'd be an excellent target for a MOAB or twenty. Flatten the whole city. Kill anything that moves.

narciso

sort of like Howard Hunt, was probably ticked about how he had been hung out to dry so many years ago,
subject to lawfare by Mark Lane, so he told his hippy son, a tall tale, a variation of the story
that is told in the third bullet,

Frau Knurrig

"We'll never know if he (McCain) would have pulled it out in the end without the meltdown, but we do know he lost his lead aver the stupid campaign suspension and never got it back."

The MSM and elected Dems grabbed the narrative and pushed it to the end. The Searchlight pederast told McCain to stay away from DC; he wasn't needed"!!!!! BHO displayed his ultimate coolness by doing nothing and saying nothing about the meltdown. McCain was isolated and ignored.

Porchlight

60%??? I'd like to see a source or method for that number.

Trump has about 49% of the total delegates so far, by my math.

He has 739, and Cruz + Rubio + Kasich = 773.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/republican_delegate_count.html

I don't know how to compare that percentage to Hillary's share because I don't know how to count the superdelegates.

narciso

but they won't do that, because there is innocent women and children, oh the huge manateee@Captain,

like I say the war for europe opened up in madrid, then london the following years,

Captain Hate

Frau, I remember financial super genius Lurch giving fawning reviews of how masterful Zippy, who didn't understand how auto insurance worked, was in resolving the crisis.

maryrose

Hemlock
I would like those numbers as well.

narciso

one would like to know more,

http://twitchy.com/2016/03/23/and-obama-wants-to-release-more-official-confirms-ex-gitmo-detainees-have-killed-americans/

maryrose

Thank you Porch for the numbers info

Threadkiller

I think it is 60% of the necessary delegates to get to the 1237.

Not 60% of the delegates.

Thomas Collins

According to Bloomberg and my arithmetic (which I hope is checked by one or more of my friends here), Trump has 48.36% of the awarded delegates (739 out of 1528).

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/graphics/2016-delegate-tracker/

I don't know how many uncommitted delegates there are for the GOP, but there are some. Thus, Trump's percentage at the moment could be higher or lower than the 48.36 percent, depending on the proportions of the uncommitted delegates who are #TrumpForever or #NeverTrump.

Thomas Collins

My arithmetic included all GOP candidates, not just the Big Three.

Captain Hate

Tammy Bruce just mentioned how the Gitmo released vermin have killed Americans subsequently.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Consider this;
The libs described the WWII generation as the Greatest Generation and WWII as the Good War.
In that war we targeted entire civilian populations of entire cities and even when more specifically targeting, the accuracy of our ordnance and the results of the bombings themselves were such that virtually entire cities burnt to the ground or turned to rubble. The civilian casualties were in the millions and we were the most discriminate of the combatants in that war.

Now, merely accidentally killing any muslim civilians via collateral damage is described as a war crime by the same numbnuts who loved them some WWII.
Trump is Hitler for suggesting targeting terrorist families. FDR was a saint for targeting millions of Nazi families.

Nuts is right.

Thomas Collins

I think you've hit on it, TK. Trump's 739 committed delegates constitute 59.74 percent (739 out of 1237) of the ones he'll need to win the Chester Avenue BBQ Challenge in Cleveland.

Threadkiller

Without the super delegates, Hillary is halfway towards the minimum amount of delegates to win the nomination.

Frau Knurrig

CH @2:46 - the preezy will probably use that as reason to close Gitmo.

James D

FDR was a saint for targeting millions of Nazi families.

He was also apparently a saint for refusing people fleeing Nazi persecution entry into the country, too.

Whereas when Trump or other R's suggest not letting in hundreds of thousands of people from countries that despise us, with no way to vet them, it's a crime against humanity.

narciso

and who interred the entire japanese american populace, they aren't serious, but they yell korematsu when pressed,

Threadkiller

Is the BBQ missing any beer and chips.

DebinNC

Cruz asked to explain his call for "police to patrol and secure muslim neighborhoods" in America: "'If you have a neighborhood where there's a high level of gang activity, the way to prevent it is you increase the law enforcement presence there and you target the gang members to get them off the streets,' [Cruz] told CNN's Anderson Cooper. 'I'm talking about any area where there is a higher incidence of radical Islamic terrorism.'"

Are there American neighborhoods identified as places with "a higher incidence of radical islamic terrorism" where muslim gangsters walk the streets? And if not, how does the "stop and frisk" Guiliani-type police policy targeting gangbangers carrying illegal weapons/drugs work on muslim residents in muslim neighborhoods here?

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