This is the brain-dead patriotism-baiting that Democrats used to loathe. Now they’re turning it on Paul.
There are a few things worth noting here. The first is the ferocity with which the DNC responded to an attack that was, in truth, aimed more at Hillary Clinton than Barack Obama,. The second is the degree to which a Rand Paul-Hillary Clinton race would scramble the politics of national security, with Democrats running against Paul in much the way Bush ran against Kerry. And the third is that it’s still the case in foreign policy, the real divide isn’t left vs. right, but interventionists vs. non-interventionists.