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Chris Matthews 2

“How is this any different than the big boat argument of people when it came to African-Americans after the Civil War, decided, ‘Put them on a boat and send them back where they came from?’ You know, he says it in polite language, but that’s what Romney’s been saying, ‘Get home where you came from, start all over again.'”

Martin Bashir 2

“[I]t’s interesting when you hear Herman Cain talk about alligators in the moat and an electrified fence, and then you have Rick Perry talking about using predator drones across the area. Those two are reflected also in Europe.

Do you know this week the German government issued an appeal to the public to help find a group of neo-Nazis who they believe are responsible for 10 murders. This week.

…And what you’re seeing in France is the lead candidate for the presidential election next year is the daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen, Marine Le Pen, and guess what? He is a far-right racist.”

Alex Wagner

“The term illegals, I think, is coded. It’s in a way derogatory, it may be factual, but I think he’s going to have to pivot off of that kind of rhetoric and then say to Hispanic Americans I will represent you too.”

Dick Durbin

“When I look around this room, I see America’s future, our doctors, our teachers, our nurses, our engineers, our scientists, our soldiers, our congressmen, our senators, and maybe our president.”

Howard Dean

“The far right is what I call the hate wing of the Republican Party.  They‘re overrepresented in primaries.  And, of course, when elections come along, they generally don‘t win.

But they can cause enormous trouble in the primaries.  They hate Muslims.  They hate gays.  They hate immigrants.”

Barack Obama 2

“You know, [Republicans] said we needed to triple the Border Patrol.  Or now they’re going to say we need to quadruple the Border Patrol.  Or they’ll want a higher fence.  Maybe they’ll need a moat.  Maybe they want alligators in the moat.”