The mocker-in-chief is back, and once again his target was Mitt Romney.

President Barack Obama broadly took swipes at Republicans on Thursday night for “starting to sound pretty Democratic” in their messaging about poverty and the middle class — and he took a thinly veiled swipe at his former GOP sparring partner from the 2012 presidential campaign.

“Even though their policies haven’t quite caught up yet, their rhetoric is starting to sound pretty Democratic,” Obama said of the Republicans during a House Democratic retreat. “We have a former presidential candidate on the other side and [who is] suddenly deeply concerned about poverty.That’s great, let’s go. Let’s do something about it.”