Santorum and Ted Cruz: The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

Like a case of herpes, every time we think Rick Santorum has finally disappeared, this cold sore on the butt of the American people re-erupts.

This time Santorum is seeking to claim another fifteen minutes of fame by criticizing Texas senator Ted Cruz and the role Cruz played in the unnecessary shutdown of the federal government.  The precise quote was “I would say that in the end he did more harm,” … “I think it was not his objective.  I think his objective was a laudable one.”

That’s just so special coming from Santorum because he did the same thing in the 2012 Republican presidential primaries.  His performance during those months forced all of the Republican candidates to push further to the right than they naturally were, further to the right than they wanted to be, and further to the right than the people whose votes they were seeking.  Those candidates never recovered from that disastrous right-ward shift and neither has their party, which essentially told the millions of Americans who sit on the fence, unaligned with any political party and willing to make their decisions on individual races based on the qualities of the candidates, that Republicans were no longer interested in their votes.  It was all Santorum’s fault, and now, he’s criticizing his political doppelganger for doing the very same thing.

It’s so…so…so very Santorum.

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