Rick Santorum Mocks Rand Paul As Kerry-Style Flip Flopper

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks to a supporter after endorsing state Sen. Chris MdDaniel for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate at a Madison, Miss., rally, Thursday, June 19, 2014. McDan... Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks to a supporter after endorsing state Sen. Chris MdDaniel for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate at a Madison, Miss., rally, Thursday, June 19, 2014. McDaniel is in a runoff against long-time U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran for the GOP nomination for senate. Santorum's appearance is one of several by "name" politicians and personalities who have stumped for one of the candidates. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) MORE LESS
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Rick Santorum penned a blistering opinion piece for Politico magazine on Friday mocking Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) as a flip-flopper on U.S. military action against the militant group ISIS.

“Did Senator Paul just hire John Kerry’s speechwriter? Is he really trying to convince Americans that he was against U.S. intervention before he was for it?” wrote the former senator and 2012 presidential candidate.

Santorum, a longtime supporter of U.S. interventionist policies, pointed to Paul’s change of heart in support of air strikes against ISIS, as expressed in a TIME opinion piece by Paul on Thursday. Santorum pointed to the Kentucky Republican’s voting record and past remarks to highlight his longstanding skepticism of interventionism.

Santorum’s op-ed was titled, “Will the Real Rand Paul Please Stand Up?” He opened: “The Kentucky senator is trying to tell us he’s not an isolationist. That dog won’t hunt.”

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  1. Rand, in return, mocked Santorum as a “frothy dog-fluffer”

  2. Avatar for bdtex bdtex says:

    I’ve never assumed that Rick isn’t running again.

  3. As a frothy mixture, when would he not be running?

  4. What a terrible combination. The conservatives at Politico and the lack of common sense crowd Santorum represents. Somehow they stumbled over Romney in the flip-flop comparison. Neocons taking a knee shot at Paul.

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