Politiquotes of the Week: Jan. 27

Obama calls for income equality; GOP cries class warfare.

Barack Obama - ?We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while a growing number of Americans barely get by. Or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules,? said President Obama in his third State of the Union address.(Photo: Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

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Barack Obama - “We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while a growing number of Americans barely get by. Or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules,” said President Obama in his third State of the Union address.(Photo: Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

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Mitch Daniels - “No feature of the Obama presidency has been sadder than its constant effort to divide us, to curry favor with some Americans by castigating others,” said former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who delivered the GOP’s response to President Obama’s State of the Union address. “As in previous moments of national danger, we Americans are all in the same boat.”(Photo: AP Photo/APTN)

Herman Cain - ?Stop the blame game,? said former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain, who delivered the Tea Party?s response to President Obama?s State of the Union address.(Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

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Herman Cain - “Stop the blame game,” said former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain, who delivered the Tea Party’s response to President Obama’s State of the Union address.(Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Bob Dole - ?In my opinion, if we want to avoid an Obama landslide in November, Republicans should nominate Gov. Romney as our standard bearer,? said former Republican presidential candidate and senator Bob Dole, explaining why former House speaker Newt Gingrich should not be the Republican nominee.(Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

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Bob Dole - “In my opinion, if we want to avoid an Obama landslide in November, Republicans should nominate Gov. Romney as our standard bearer,” said former Republican presidential candidate and senator Bob Dole, explaining why former House speaker Newt Gingrich should not be the Republican nominee.(Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Ed Rendell - "The Republican race for president, so far, has resembled a clown show," said former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell. ?The president's going to be in great shape ? I think this Republican primary season has been a godsend. It's happening at the same time that he's finding his voice, [and] it's happening at the same time the economy is beginning to recover."(Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images for USC Shoah Foundation Institute)

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Ed Rendell - "The Republican race for president, so far, has resembled a clown show," said former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell. “The president's going to be in great shape — I think this Republican primary season has been a godsend. It's happening at the same time that he's finding his voice, [and] it's happening at the same time the economy is beginning to recover."(Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images for USC Shoah Foundation Institute)

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Jeff Duncan - ?I wasn?t sent to Congress to work with President Obama. I was sent here with a large freshman class to restore balance, and to stop the president from implementing a radical agenda,? said Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-South Carolina).(Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images)

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Jeff Duncan - “I wasn’t sent to Congress to work with President Obama. I was sent here with a large freshman class to restore balance, and to stop the president from implementing a radical agenda,” said Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-South Carolina).(Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images)

Joseph Maturo - ?I might have tacos when I go home; I?m not quite sure yet,? said East Haven, Conn., Mayor Joseph Maturo, when asked what he?s doing for the Hispanic community after four police officers were accused of harassing Latino residents and businesses.(Photo: AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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Joseph Maturo - “I might have tacos when I go home; I’m not quite sure yet,” said East Haven, Conn., Mayor Joseph Maturo, when asked what he’s doing for the Hispanic community after four police officers were accused of harassing Latino residents and businesses.(Photo: AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Chris Christie - "The fact of the matter is I think people would have been happy to have a referendum on civil rights rather than fighting and dying in the streets in the South," said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie about his proposal to have a ballot referendum on same-sex marriage instead of legalizing it through legislation.(Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Chris Christie - "The fact of the matter is I think people would have been happy to have a referendum on civil rights rather than fighting and dying in the streets in the South," said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie about his proposal to have a ballot referendum on same-sex marriage instead of legalizing it through legislation.(Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Cory Booker - "I shudder to think what would have happened if the civil rights gains, heroically established by courageous lawmakers in the 1960s, were instead conveniently left up to popular votes in our 50 states,? said Newark Mayor Cory Booker, responding to Gov. Chris Christie?s suggestion that the civil rights laws could have been achieved through ballot referendums.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Macy's)

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Cory Booker - "I shudder to think what would have happened if the civil rights gains, heroically established by courageous lawmakers in the 1960s, were instead conveniently left up to popular votes in our 50 states,” said Newark Mayor Cory Booker, responding to Gov. Chris Christie’s suggestion that the civil rights laws could have been achieved through ballot referendums.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Macy's)

J.C. Watts - "Somebody that looks like us needs to be at the strategists' table to say, 'I know what you're trying to say, but I wouldn't say it like that," said former Oklahoma congressman J.C. Watts about the need for Republican presidential candidates to hire African-American consultants to avoid making gaffes that offend Black voters.(Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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J.C. Watts - "Somebody that looks like us needs to be at the strategists' table to say, 'I know what you're trying to say, but I wouldn't say it like that," said former Oklahoma congressman J.C. Watts about the need for Republican presidential candidates to hire African-American consultants to avoid making gaffes that offend Black voters.(Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)