April 13, 2015

The Daily Show had a bit of fun with Hillary Clinton's big announcement this week. After mocking her fairly boring campaign video, host Jon Stewart praised Clinton for "not acting like she's dropping a bombshell with the announcement, because this isn't about her," which he called a "refreshing change from her 2008 strategy, "shut up I'm talking, the I am inevitable bus tour."

Even though the Republicans have had forever to get ready to attack Clinton, what we saw from them in response has been pretty lame so far. Stewart went on to make a mockery of Rand Paul's creepy black and white attack at, to Reince Priebus handing out thumb drives on the Sunday shows, and a rather amateurish looking video from our buddy Tailgunner Ted Cruz:

STEWART: And presidential candidate Ted Cruz was also prepared. [...]

Are you fucking kidding me? Rand Paul's got Saatchi & Saatchi on the case. Priebus is manufacturing premium and you're banging out a quick Vine on the set of what looks like a 1970's porno shoot?

After mocking Brit Hume for the comment about the Clinton's "weird marriage," Stewart went after what had to be the most over the top, disgusting response to Clinton's announcement, the NRA's Wayne LaPierre. Here's how Stewart reacted after playing a bit of LaPierre's unhinged rant at this year's convention.

STEWART: And when you and your children are walking in this haunted wasteland, feasting on the bodies of the dead, crying out to God to save you from your cursed existence. You will rue the day you voted for center-leftish establishment Democrat!

Holy shit. Is there any other trade representative that only speaks in Revelation language? But of course the inevitable America-destroying apocalypse that will result from a Clinton presidency is not LaPierre's only gripe with Clinton.

LAPIERRE: I have to tell you, eight years of one demographically symbolic president is enough.

STEWART: Wow, I guess your dog whistle wasn't working and you just went with the regular whistle.

More like a blow horn Jon. The Daily Show's Jessica Williams followed up to help Stewart understand the right wing's response to Clinton.


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