We've seen a concerted effort by President Obama and his cronies to push the notion that Mitt Romney was responsible for Obama's national health care bill.
The latest is from the Governor of my state Deval Patrick who replaced Mitt Romney as Governor.
There is no love lost between these two Governors.
Romney had included Patrick in his book No Apology when he blamed Patrick for driving up the cost of his health care law, asserting that Patrick gave the poor free insurance when they should have been charged nominal premiums.
Patrick has done his part, reversing his predecessor’s policies — canceling spending cuts, undoing an immigration order, and reinstating an affirmative action policy that Romney had rescinded.
The Boston Globe reported today that Patrick, who has been tapped to be a major spokesman for President Obama’s reelection campaign, is working closely with the president’s political team to deliver backhanded compliments to Romney for his work on universal health care in Massachusetts, a law reviled by Republican voters.
David Axelrod Who helped run Patrick's first campaign for Governor, had this to say, he expects Patrick will be a big player in the president’s campaign.
Patrick in the mean time, has opened a federal political action committee to help him travel the country, working to reelect Obama. The so-called Together PAC will allow him to raise federal money so he can address Democrats across the country and campaign on behalf of Obama as he seeks re-election.
To read the full article, go HERE.
A few of the comments from Boston.com on this piece, summed up my feelings:
- yabba2010~Romney offers solutions, while Patrick wallpapers over problems. Patrick has had over 4+ years to fix MassHealth, and has neglected to do so. Now we see budget overruns, that the Feds can't bail him out for. Lots of lost jobs this year. I'll take Romney ideas, over Deval's excuses anyday.
- FanB4Orr~ Doesn't Patrick take a paycheck from the citizens of Massachusetts to attempt to run this state? Is he forgoing his paycheck while he vacations around the world and country? Wasn't he just reelected? Does he realize how much people in this state are struggling?
- Tirwilliger~Patrick has got to be the biggest goofball in politics today. Only in a state like Massachusetts could he be re-elected, and now we are all paying the price.