President Obama : “Health care is complicated, health care is a hard issue”
John Stewart : “SO SIMPLIFY IT! You’re the Mother*&^%@#$ President!”
Hmm, the term “duh” comes to mind. Always love when Stewart takes a democrat to task. This particular “exchange” (put in quotes because it was Stewart responding to a series clips of President Obama, not face to face) came during a bit Stewart titled “It’s Complicated”, in which a series of clips showed President Obama explaining his administration’s lack of progress on certain issues. Essentially saying (often with a valid point) that things take a long time to get done because of the complexity of them. I couldn’t help my mind from taking the “so simplify it!” observation from Stewart.
So I started thinking about how to simplify health care, the economy, foreign relations, funding higher education, or cleaning up the BP oil spill. After about ten minutes inside my own head, I was mentally drained. Even in my own idealistic, often naive, view of the world I couldn’t wrap my head around these things. I hope there are people a lot smarter than me making these decisions, because damn, they seem pretty complicated to me.