It's getting harder and harder to tell Mitt Romney from Sarah Palin
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Decide whether the following statement was uttered by Mitt Romney or Sarah Palin.
You know, I think it’s about envy. I think it’s about class warfare. When you have a president encouraging the idea of dividing America based on 99 percent versus one percent, and those people who have been most successful will be in the one percent, you have opened up a wave of approach in this country which is entirely inconsistent with the concept of one nation under God.
The answer: Mitt Romney. Not so easy, though, was it?
Maybe it would have helped if I gave you the rest of his quote:
I think it’s fine to talk about those things in quiet rooms and discussions about tax policy and the like. But the president has made it part of his campaign rally. Everywhere he goes we hear him talking about millionaires and billionaires and executives and Wall Street. It’s a very envy-oriented, attack-oriented approach and I think it will fail.
Ah, so the problem isn't the issue per se. It's that it's being talked about in public. Better to keep things private, in the back rooms. So the wise men like Mitt Romney can make sure their voice is heard.