Sen. Ted Cruz wanted more TV media time and I think he just struck the chord to get it. When you make a statement like this where you want to patrol Muslim neighborhoods or have a police presence there, that is newsworthy and will garner you a lot of bad negative press that will keep your name in the headlines for days.
Our European allies are now seeing what comes of a toxic mix of migrants who have been infiltrated by terrorists and isolated, radical Muslim neighborhoods.
We will do what we can to help them fight this scourge, and redouble our efforts to make sure it does not happen here. We need to immediately halt the flow of refugees from countries with a significant al Qaida or ISIS presence. We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.
Cruz’s statement of domestic police presence in Muslim neighborhoods goes well beyond anything any presidential candidate has said during this campaign season.
That angered a lot of people, check out the responses:
Has Ted Cruz proposed special badges to easily identify potential radicals for his neighborhood patrols?
— Paul Blumenthal (@PaulBlu) March 22, 2016
If Sen. Ted Cruz favors special police patrols of Muslim communities, maybe he's in favor of "New York values" after all.
— Scott Shackford (@SShackford) March 22, 2016
What “Muslim neighborhoods” does Ted Cruz want to put under surveillance exactly? Can he name a few?
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) March 22, 2016
Cruz wants bigotry-guided neighborhood patrols…undermining relations w the exact community crucial for prevention https://t.co/70yQt2ZzWO
— Rula Jebreal (@rulajebreal) March 22, 2016
What attributes would a Cruz administration use to determine if a neighborhood was sufficiently Muslim to "patrol and secure"?
— Tim Mak (@timkmak) March 22, 2016
Reminder: Ted Cruz is a carnival barker wannabe televangelist who cares about only one religion’s liberties. https://t.co/6s1eZpAowL
— Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) March 22, 2016
Ted Cruz wants to “patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods.” How do conservatives favor limited government again? pic.twitter.com/uTZJABpdfP
— Joel Pavelski (@joelcifer) March 22, 2016
Ted Cruz has had that "we need to patrol Muslim neighborhoods" statement saved on his desktop for months with a bunch of TKs and TBDs in it.
— David Roth (@david_j_roth) March 22, 2016
By default, I'm basically a Cruz guy now. And I agree with him a lot in many policy areas. But the Gaffney pick, and the "patrols"–not good
— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) March 22, 2016
Kasich on Cruz patrols: "In our country, we don't want to create divisions, where we say you're a Muslim, we want to keep an eye on you"
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) March 22, 2016
Sometimes don’t you think you’ve heard some of these words that Sen. Ted Cruz uses in some of his interviews? I am starting to hear a lot of Donald Trump in Ted Cruz’s rhetoric. Tell me what you think in the comment section (below) and also add this story to your Facebook/Twitter timeline.