Politiquotes of the Week: Feb. 3

Romney appalls the GOP with “poor people” comment.

Barack Obama - ?We can?t go back to the policies that led to this recession and we can?t let Washington stand in the way of our recovery,? said President Obama following a positive January jobs report. ?I want to send a message to Congress: Don?t slow down the recovery. Don?t muck it up. Keep it moving in the right direction.?(Photo: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

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Barack Obama - “We can’t go back to the policies that led to this recession and we can’t let Washington stand in the way of our recovery,” said President Obama following a positive January jobs report. “I want to send a message to Congress: Don’t slow down the recovery. Don’t muck it up. Keep it moving in the right direction.”(Photo: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Mitt Romney - "I'm not concerned with the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I'll fix it. I'm not concerned about the very rich, they're doing just fine. I'm concerned about the very heart of America," said Mitt Romney in an interview on CNN in February.  (Photo: REUTERS/Steve Nesius)

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Mitt Romney - "I’m not concerned with the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I’ll fix it. I’m not concerned about the very rich, they’re doing just fine. I’m concerned about the very heart of America,” said Mitt Romney in an interview on CNN.(Photo: REUTERS/Steve Nesius)

Newt Gingrich - "We should care about the very poor," said Newt Gingrich in his response to Romney?s statement. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Newt Gingrich - "We should care about the very poor," said Newt Gingrich in his response to Romney’s statement. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Rick Santorum - ?It sort of sent a chill down my spine as a conservative and a Republican," Rick Santorum said about Mitt Romney?s lack of concern for the very poor. "That's not the Republican Party I want to belong to. I want to belong to a party that focuses on 100 percent of Americans and creating opportunity for every single one."(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Rick Santorum - “It sort of sent a chill down my spine as a conservative and a Republican," Rick Santorum said about Mitt Romney’s lack of concern for the very poor. "That's not the Republican Party I want to belong to. I want to belong to a party that focuses on 100 percent of Americans and creating opportunity for every single one."(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Rush Limbaugh - “He comes across as the prototypical rich Republican. And it's gonna make it harder and harder and harder and harder to go after Obama because this turns around on him,” said conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh of Mitt Romney’s latest gaffe. (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz - "It really wouldn't be surprising if Donald Trump supports Mitt Romney, because they both like firing people and they've both made millions doing it," Democratic National Committee chairman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida) said in an interview on MSNBC.(Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Donald Trump - ?Mitt is tough, he?s smart, he?s not going to allow bad things to happen to this country that we all love. So Gov. Romney, go out and get ?em. You can do it,? said Donald Trump in his endorsement of Romney?s presidential bid.(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Donald Trump - “Mitt is tough, he’s smart, he’s not going to allow bad things to happen to this country that we all love. So Gov. Romney, go out and get ‘em. You can do it,” said Donald Trump in his endorsement of Romney’s presidential bid.(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Herman Cain - I had it in my heart and mind a long time,? said Herman Cain of his endorsement of Newt Gingrich. ?Speaker Gingrich is a patriot. Speaker Gingrich is not afraid of bold ideas.?(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Herman Cain - I had it in my heart and mind a long time,” said Herman Cain of his endorsement of Newt Gingrich. “Speaker Gingrich is a patriot. Speaker Gingrich is not afraid of bold ideas.”(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Marco Rubio - ?[What] you?re going to see is a campaign that?s going to do two things: absolutely eviscerate and smear on a personal level the people he?s running against, and, the second thing, is to run a campaign of dividing Americans against each other, trying to get 51 percent of Americans to buy into the notion that they?ll be better off if they give him the power to make other people worse off,? said Sen. Marco Rubio (D-Florida) in an interview with Newsmax about the type of re-election campaign Obama will run.(Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

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Marco Rubio - “[What] you’re going to see is a campaign that’s going to do two things: absolutely eviscerate and smear on a personal level the people he’s running against, and, the second thing, is to run a campaign of dividing Americans against each other, trying to get 51 percent of Americans to buy into the notion that they’ll be better off if they give him the power to make other people worse off,” said Sen. Marco Rubio (D-Florida) in an interview with Newsmax about the type of re-election campaign Obama will run.(Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

David Axelrod - ?Instead of Super Tuesday it became Super Glue-Day for them. They're still stuck with Santorum and with Gingrich and with the prospect of a long race here,? Obama adviser David Axelrod told reporters this week.(Photo: Roger L. Wollenberg-Pool/Getty Images)

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David Axelrod - "Almost all of [Mitt Romney’s] rhetoric was negative. And he executed very well. His aides all boasted about that in the newspaper about what a great negative campaign they ran against Gingrich down there in Florida. And he ground out a victory for himself. So it was a tactical victory. I'm not sure it added to his luster as a potential leader of the country," said President Obama’s senior campaign adviser David Axelrod.(Photo: Roger L. Wollenberg-Pool/Getty Images)