'The World Is Literally About To Blow Up'

Lindsey Graham, ladies and Civil War re-enactors
Graham and his guest

In a shameless attempt to get the fish biting/clicking, I was going to do some kind of BuzzFeedy, Salon-ish compilation of gobsmacking State of the Union tweets from GOP members of the Carolinas’ congressional delegations.

Sorry. I can’t. Too damn depressing. It’s all OBAMACARE=NAZI and photos of them posing with the Duck Dynasty guy.

So instead, here you go, speaking of Duck Dynasty and gobsmackitude: the Right Hon. U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who rarely disappoints (from Roll Call):

After praising President Barack Obama on immigration, South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham blasted the foreign policy portion of the State of the Union speech.

“The world is literally about to blow up,” Graham said, saying he completely disagrees with Obama on Iran policy.

Obama pledged to veto any additional sanctions legislation while negotiations over the Iranian nuclear program are ongoing.

“The world as I know was not remotely described by the president. Syria is a contagion,” Graham said.

“Explain to me what happens if the Syrian conflict goes on another year and Assad continues to win,” Graham said, referring to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “Iraq is disintegrating. The whole region is moving toward chaos, and we’re doing nothing. We’re talking about limiting drones?” said Graham, who brought “Duck Dynasty” co-star Korie Robertson to the speech as his guest.

“The true state of the union lies in your heart,” as Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state said last night in the official GOP response.

She’s off by several organs. The state of the union is in Lindsey Graham’s head: Paranoid, on permanent war footing, worshipful toward manufactured celebrity and (the real clue) ignorant of what “literally” means. Happy snow day!

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