Rick Santorum — who just endorsed Marco Rubio for president — had a really, really tough time naming any of Marco Rubio’s accomplishments during an interview with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough this morning. Check it out:

Even worse, he literally said, “the bottom line is there isn’t a whole lot of accomplishments”:

With endorsers like that, who need enemies?

Chris Christie, who was on “Morning Joe” a little while later, used Santorum’s awful performance to attack Rubio’s inexperience as well:

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  • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    To be fair, most candidates look at the DOWNside of their opponent’s activities, not the good stuff. I’m gonna give him a bit of a pass on this one.

    And again, who the fuck was this guy? I mean, I know he ran “technically” since more than 47 people voted for him, but still…

    • Rhonda Lynn

      I would never vote for Christie; he’s FOR gun control! He has no room to talk about Rubio though and I won’t vote for Rubio either. Rubio wants to not vote on important issues in senate; that way these weasels can say “I never voted for that or this.” Yeah, well that’s because he’s a no-show at vote time.

      • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        I’m for gun control too, but only because my hands are a bit shaky and a double-grip helps my aim…

  • Perso Nasplit

    Christie on MSNBC. Thats a source Id believe.

  • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

    I guess collusion with the gang of eight doesn’t count.

    • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

      I consider it an accomplishment. It’s a large part of the basis in which I judge him.

  • Jake Wilde

    Santorum looks like a Clinton supporter when asked the same thing.

    • Kevin Giltrud

      Mega “Deer in the headlights”!

  • kennyraisin

    I think the burning question of all Americans is, “Did they play the Marco Rubio game in the Senate swimming pool?”

    • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Considering some of the crap that goes on in the Capitol, I’d be leery of ANY of their “swimming pool games”…

      • kennyraisin

        No Tootsie Rolls allowed.

        • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

          Which is sad, because before Barney Frank they never needed that rule…

        • Kevin Giltrud

          That’s a Baby Ruth,.. There’s a difference.

          • kennyraisin

            Dang, got it wrong that time. But I do like both

  • Maxx

    I’m not voting for the fella who made a mistake. I’m voting for the fella who has learned from it.

    All of them have supported some form of amnesty at one time or another and that includes Cruz and Trump.

    As for Christie. His condescending “boy in the bubble” nonsense sounds as unhinged as Trump right now. He sees it slipping away and that ain’t sitting well with the fella who thought he had a clear path and along comes the kid. Chris, depart with some dignity for Pete’s sake, you’re embarrassing yourself with all of this blathering “Rubio avoids questions.” He’s been on the air non stop for weeks and he’ll handle you just fine Saturday night when you regurgitate your insults.

    As for Marco’s accomplishments, at least he put a hurtin’ on Obamacare. Cruz’s effort was oratory opera but sadly, delivered absolutely nothing.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-marco-rubio-is-quietly-killing-obamacare/2015/12/14/c706849a-a275-11e5-b53d-972e2751f433_story.html

    • Steve in Katy

      I think it’s more than a mistake to be so malleable that he talked tough on immigration before elected then changed on a dime. He wasn’t honest and I don’t think anything will be done about illegal immigration if elected. IMO

      • Maxx

        The same can be said for all of them. I don’t believe any of their primary pontifications on immigration. Historically, what they said is truly how they feel.

        http://media.breitbart.com/media/2016/01/Trump-82913-Tweet.jpg

        As for Cruz, he’s been clear…long before silly season began, on a pathway to retain the illegals here.

        http://www.texastribune.org/2013/09/13/immigration-cruz-aims-middle-ground/

        Finally, the majority of voters are not one issue citizens and illegal immigration isn’t their primary concern, which explains their willingness to dismiss Rubio’s opponents incessant gang of eight cackling to focus their attention on those concerns which ARE primary to them.
        http://www.pollingreport.com/prioriti.htm

        • SunshineStater

          Do you think Trump’s position on immigration has been consistent? Certainly I agree with the position you cite in your post, but that does not mean I trust Trump at all to carry it through. Are you troubled by anything Trump said prior to 2013 on immigration?

          • Rhonda Lynn

            DT is STILL a democrat who thinks HILLARY would make a great president.

          • Maxx

            I don’t trust the Park Avenue panderer as far as I could throw him.

    • tbmbuzz

      Nonetheless, Cruz has been the most consistent conservative on the illegal immigration issue, as well as on other issues. Cruz and Lee (UT) and for the most part Sessions (AL) have been the only senators supporting the Tea Party line. Of all the candidates, Cruz is the only one who bucked his political establishment. Anyone who has the guts to call McConnell a liar to his face on the Senate floor gets my vote!

      https://www.conservativereview.com/2016-presidential-candidates

    • Rhonda Lynn

      Just imagine how a president Christy would talk to the “people” when he did something we didn’t like. I cannot stand this arrogant pompous arsey hole.

      • aka_m

        He’d be just like Trump.

    • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

      I really wanted to like the guy. When he went down that Gang of Eight road, I thought “this is definitely someplace he shouldn’t be going.” But I indulged it and he continued to push, not passively mind you, but aggressively for that legislation over an extended period of time. Rumor was he was going to back off early but it never happened. The way I see it, if he got what he wanted early and often it would have essentially legalized what Obama is already doing by dictate. This was a huge tactical error and either betrayed his lack of commitment for conservative principles, his inability to navigate the minefield of politics, or his naivete and inexperience. Take your pick which it is, either one of these choices is a bad one no matter which way you look at it. On the seminal issue of immigration, he absolutely HAD to get it right. There isn’t, wasn’t, any gray area.

      Maybe the guy has had his “come to Jesus” moment on immigration. I certainly hope so. But that whole spectacle left such a bad taste that I find it hard to trust him with the presidency. Would he be better than any democrat out there? Sure, any and everyday. But as a result of this he’s a distance from first for me. Rand Paul got along too, with leadership in his own party even, and that was enough for a lot of people to distrust him.

  • Chimp6

    Well, he had at least as many accomplishments as Hillary Clinton did in the Senate.

    Nothing from nothing leaves nothing.

    • Arttie the Deplorable

      And Barry too.

  • Kevin Giltrud

    Well, Rubio did bring back the flair and elan of Hispanic 1960s “Fruit Boots” back to Capitol Hill.,

    • AMD_Afficionado

      Those boots were on Capitol Hill prior to Rubio? 😉

  • Edgarson

    With friends like Santorum, who needs enemies?

  • Dan Abbett

    It seems clear to many that Marco Rubio is the GOP establishment’s latest champion. Critics of that opinion, to include talk radio’s Rush Limbaugh, don’t agree and swear to Rubio’s conservative bona fides. Obviously, there is a disagreement as to the definition of “conservative” as well.

    Media personalities like Britt Hume, Bill Kristol, George Will and Charles Krauthammer call themselves conservatives. I challenge their assertions. Progressive, Establishment Republicans would be more accurate in my opinion. They all speak highly of Marco Rubio. I’ll leave it you to solve that political equation for yourself.

    • Giuseppe Franco

      This entire election cycle has been so ass backwards though that conventional wisdom hasn’t really applied.

      Trump, the biggest RINO of them all, has somewhat successfully championed himself as a “conservative” while a guy like Rubio, who actually does have a strong conservative record, has been labelled a RINO and establishment candidate when he was the original Tea Party anti-establishment candidate coming from far behind to beat the establishment supported Charlie Crist.

      I guess if people repeat a lie enough times it starts to become the truth.

  • Jerry Shelton

    Better than what the Killary supporter do….”she great because we say she is great”

  • Kevin Giltrud

    *Ahem*

    “There’s this one….. And this one…. And this one…. And that one….”

    *Apologies to Vaughn Meader’s ‘The First Family” album.
    Jackie conducting a tour of the White House’s many fine pieces of artwork for CBS*

  • http://wandererswaysite.wordpress.com Wanderer

    In fairness, nothing much has gotten done in the Senate in years. The bad stuff was blocked by champions like Marco and Ted and the good stuff was strangled in the crib by Harry Reid.

    I’d have pointed to Marco’s participation in Ted’s Obamacare filibuster as an achievement. So what if it also boosts Ted?

  • tbmbuzz

    Did Joe Morning ask Santorum what HE accomplished in the Senate?

  • Rhonda Lynn

    And the ‘other’ thing Rubio is most like Obama on is that they ‘both’ keep missing senate votes. You know what Rubio…..saying “I’m running for Prez” is NOT an excuse for getting PAID for NOT showing up now and doing the job you CURRENTLY have!!!

    • AMD_Afficionado

      One of these cycles, I wish a state would drop the hammer on its Senators who deprive them of Representation in the Senate by ditching work to fundraise/hobnob/run for President.

      Especially the “defend the Constitution” type candidates as those guys have no excuse for not knowing better.

  • Rhonda Lynn

    Just like when Obama was a senator, Rubio too is a no-show at voting time. Must keep a clean voting record so you do NOT know the person’s REAL opinions/ideology.

  • Kate

    And this, ladies and gentlemen, is how NOT to do a media appearance. Good grief Rick, at least read your notes first.

    • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Or get a bluetooth headset so someone can feed you your lines.

      • AMD_Afficionado

        I hear even that doesn’t work too well (Al Pacino).

  • Krazy Kat

    He’s a “people person”

  • Marla Hughes

    Meh. He’s just coming off of opposing candidate mode. Rubio has more accomplishments than anyone on the stage with him. My favorite is how he championed getting rid of the risk corridors in Obamacare. On principle due to being crony capitalism and that eliminating them helped in the destruction of the program.

  • https://geekpolitics.liberty.me/ Come On Man!

    Well one warmongering neocon endorses another warmongering neocon who to boot is an amnesty shill. What a surprise! *sarc*
    #Cruz2016

  • linkay42

    If we try as objectively as possible to look at the remaining pool of candidates, who do we think can honestly unite the party and draw more people in to win the election in November? I personally think it’s Marco Rubio despite his past failing with the immigration fiasco. I believe he has learned from it and I don’t see how Trump or Cruz can unite the party. I think Carson could do it because he’s honest and humble and loves all Americans, but there’s no way he could win against Hillary (or any Dem) in the debates because he does so poorly in those situations. Marco is our best hope in my opinion.

  • jody

    Rubes is the worst. If he becomes POTUS he’ll have lots of accomplishments like ENDA. He owes Singer that one. He doesn’t talk about it because it’s worse than his immi plan. And for all the stupids buying the ‘legal but no citizenship’, wise up. La Raza, MALDEF and every nickel and dime immi lawyer will file suit and SCOTUS will knock that down faster than DOMA. The politicians know it but use the ruse to get amnesty through and then blame the courts. Besides Rubes says he is for citizenship especially in spanish to the latin markets. The guy is a megalomaniac. He’ll say and do anything to be king. Also, the idiot hasn’t seen a war he hasn’t wanted to get US military in on. Rubes, McCain and Graham a trifecta of neo con hell.

  • Mike Nemesi

    The Senate, especially under Reid, never accomplishes anything. No surprise Rubio doesn’t have a list of accomplishments.

    • AMD_Afficionado

      Accomplishments can still be racked up. For example, Jeff Sessions blew the whistle on obamatrade.

      Rubio could have been the one to do that…instead, he was the guy who voted towards it without reading it (and now refuses to tell us if he’ll still support it when it comes up for full vote).

  • AMD_Afficionado

    Why didn’t this guy follow The Huckster’s example and try and butter up Trump to save him from irrelevancy?

    What did Rubio and his pals in the GOPe promise Santorum for this?