Once upon a time, Rick Santorum was an ambitious young legislator whose considerable oratorical skills and policy fluency existed in unsteady balance with social views that make St. Paul look like Aleister Crowley. Now he is a slang term for the frothy mix of lube and shit that sometimes is a byproduct of anal sex, with an aggrieved professional political candidate attached. He is not running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination anymore.

Sometimes we use the .gif at left in our office Slack. It comes from a 2011 Republican presidential debate in Iowa, and is the last memorable moment Rick Santorum produced or will ever produce. Look at him go, man! He’s crankin’ away at that air-hog like there’s no tomorrow, buddy! Hoo boy. You’re gonna get a callus, Rick Santorum!

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He endorsed Marco Rubio.

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