(Comedy Central)

"Are you f**king kidding me?!": Jon Stewart mocks the GOP's apocalyptic Hillary freakout

The GOP may have been anticipating Clinton's bid "since, like, 1978" but their shoddy take-downs tell otherwise


Colin Gorenstein
April 14, 2015 5:15PM (UTC)

Jon Stewart was perplexed by the virality of Hillary Clinton's "boring" first campaign video, "Getting Started," which he described as a "State Farm commercial gone viral." But on Monday's "Daily Show," Stewart conceded that it certainly didn't warrant witheringly scornful, and occasionally "dystopian," take-downs from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) -- as well as National Rifle Association executive vice-president Wayne LaPierre.

Stewart estimated that the GOP has probably been anticipating this announcement "since, like, 1978" which is why Ted Cruz's shoddy take-down ad "We're Ready For Hillary" seemed surprising even for Ted Cruz.

Advertisement:

“Are you f*cking kidding me?” Stewart asked. “Rand Paul’s got Saatchi and Saatchi on the case. Priebus is manufacturing premiums, and you’re banging out a quick Vine on what looks like the set of a 1970s porno shoot?”

Confirming suspicion that Cruz "chops up pandas," Stewart had the production crew zoom out on Cruz's close-crop to reveal that he was, in fact, filming his ad from a "panda-chopping dungeon." Investigative journalism at its finest.

Watch the clip below:


Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

MORE FROM Colin Gorenstein

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

Daily Show Hillary Clinton Jon Stewart Nra Rand Paul Ted Cruz Video




BROWSE SALON.COM
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR

Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address

•••


Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •