Matt Lauer received his talking points bright and early this morning and was ready to attack Mitt Romney before his appearance on the Today Show. Lauer reviewed Mitt’s victory speech from last night in New Hampshire and tried desperately to get Mitt to apologize. It’s just too bad Mitt wouldn’t play along.
Mitt ripped the far left crank on Obama’s politics of envy.
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Here’s the transcript from the Today Show:
LAUER: When you said that we already have a leader who divides us with the bitter politics of envy, I’m curious about the word ‘envy.’ Did you suggest that anyone who questions the policies and practices of Wall Street and financial institutions, anyone who has questions about the distribution of wealth and power in this country, is envious? Is it about jealousy, or fairness?
ROMNEY: 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 the 99 percent versus one percent — and those people who have been most successful will be in the one percent — you have opened up a whole new wave of approach in this country which is entirely inconsistent with the concept of one nation under God. The American people, I believe in the final analysis, will reject it.
LAUER: Yeah but envy? Are there no fair questions about the distribution of wealth without it being seen as ‘envy,’ though?
ROMNEY: 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.
Don’t you just love the way Lauer says the left “questions policies and practices” when he really is talking about pooping on cop cars, public squatting, rioting, vandalizing businesses and attacking cops?