The Daily Show's Jon Stewart had a bit of fun with Sen. Lindsey Graham's fearmongering, disconnected entrance into the 2016 GOP clown car this week.
June 1, 2015

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart had a bit of fun with Sen. Lindsey Graham's presidential campaign announcement this weekend, which probably didn't go quite as smoothly as Graham was hoping.

Apparently Graham was running late, and his campaign decided to entertain the crowd with little Andrew Sisters music, which had Stewart asking if he was running to defeat FDR, before moving onto his fearmongering campaign speech.

STEWART: You know, it doesn't matter how deeply paranoid you get, fearmongering just sounds so much more charming with that accent. "I mean, my stars, with the Muslims so close to getting our launch codes and turning our own missiles on us, I say there's little hope we'll survive the summer."

So alright, you're running for President, and we're all gonna' die. What are your parting thoughts?

After showing Graham wrapping up his speech, followed by James Brown's "I Feel Good" Stewart wondered how they could possibly have picked that song after trying to scare the hell out of everyone in the crowd and The Daily Show treated their audience to a little mash up of some highlights of Graham's speech, James Brown music included of course.

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