One of Romney's proud moments during debate#1 was when he crowed that he had worked with the dem legislature to craft the bill we now call Romneycare.
that is a lie. he didnt demonstrate the capability to work across the aisle, something he was asked about specifically,
HOW COULD YOU DEAL WITH THE LOGJAM?
He went on to refer to his Romneycare bill.
Here's what really happened in Massachusetts:
87% of the members of the legislature were Democrats.
ROMNEY VETOED major parts of the bill, including the mandate.
The dems, holding more than 2/3rds, did not need to compromise with Romney or the few Republicans in the legislature. they voted against the veto and the whole bill passed, as the Dems wanted, over the many vetos of your would-be heroic compromiser, bull shite artist Romney.
ROMNEY NEVER "WORKED WITH" the dems on the health care bill.
He tried to stop the main elements and was crushed every time.
He lied about that. He said, he would be able to work with the Dems in Congress like he used to back in the day. That day never happened. He lied about that.
I just recalled him saying that false claim, while I was reading up on the origins of the bill.
I was reading this website. LINK
This post was edited on 10/5 at 6:00 pm