October 30, 2013 2:12 pm -

You’d think the election is over, and that Mitt Romney would be gracious in defeat. Instead, he is attacking President Obama a year later, trying to make the case that Romneycare and Obamacare are different.  It’s a case he didn’t make during the election, as he avoided talking about his signature achievement as governor of Massachusetts. Before President Obama appeared in Boston Wednesday to praise Obamacare/Romneycare, the erstwhile Republican nominee for president issued a statement:

In the years since the Massachusetts health care law went into effect nothing has changed my view that a plan crafted to fit the unique circumstances of a single state should not be grafted onto the entire country. Beyond that, had President Obama actually learned the lessons of Massachusetts health care, millions of Americans would not lose the insurance they were promised they could keep, millions more would not see their premiums skyrocket, and the installation of the program would not have been a frustrating embarrassment. Health reform is best crafted by states with bipartisan support and input from its employers, as we did, without raising taxes, and by carefully phasing it in to avoid the type of disruptions we are seeing nationally.

Never mind that the then-Massachusetts governor wanted Romneycare to be a model for what could be done nationally. But, then, that was when Romney referred to himself as a “progressive” and was pro-choice.