posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 06:41 PM
Whether the ACA is an overall positive for the country or not remains to be seen, I don't think it's fair for either side to claim it's a great
failure or a great success so early on. Give it a decade and see how things have shaken out and then examine it's effects. But Stewart refuses to
look into it as a complicated issue, and like Krazyshot said he makes it seem like anyone who disagrees with him is an idiot.
He is also totally anti-gun, but I've known that for a long time and didn't let it color my view of him as a comedian, but it did color my view of
his integrity. He was on Oriley several years back when Oriley was acting like a fool about the rapper Common being invited to the white house because
one of Common's songs was in support of a man who killed a police officer. Stewart said something to the effect of "if you care about police
officers lives why don't you support reinstating the AWB (assault weapons ban)" which is a nonsensical question, when the AWB went away there was no
increase in crimes against cops, or crimes at all, actually the opposite. The overwhelming majority of gun crime takes place with janky little pistols
and old shotguns, not the weapons covered in the AWB.
I WANT to still like Stewart, he is a funny intelligent guy and does do a good job of exposing BS in politics, I was a fan for a very long time, but
he seems to have now taken the road of increasing bias and oversimplification of issues. He is such a fan and buddy of Obama and crew it's hard to
take him seriously, if he really was against BS in politics he wouldn't be buddies with ANY of them.
And I agree that he does call out Democrats too, but the tone in which he does it is far different than when he calls out republicans. I would also
agree that republicans open themselves up to being made fun of a lot more than democrats, but that's only because the democrat's brand of BS is a
bit more nuanced and understated compared to the republicans. Republican stupidity is in your face, vs Democratic stupidity which more lies in details
and execution of ideas.
It's also possible that I've simply lost some of my own personal bias, as it's hard to shake the old idea that the Democrats are the lesser of two
evils. After the good times of the clinton era and the bad times of the following bush era I used to bit more left leaning than I am now, maybe my own
personal move closer to center just makes his bias more obvious to me.