Overall, it was an entertaining interview, and they certainly discussed some crucial issues, but we wish they could have given even 1 minute of time to the issue of gay rights.
Here's Jon Stewart on the current state of the people in the nation:
"Are we the people we were waiting for? Or, does it turn out those people are still out there and we don't have their number? How are you feeling about that?"
In response, Obama said the following:
(That he was) "…feeling great about where the American people are, considering what we have gone through."
Obama continued to list accomplishments of his office, including health-care reform, financial reform, credit card reform, and slowly growing the economy.
Jon Stewart and Obama butted heads the most when the issue of health care came up.
Here's what Stewart had to say about it:
"Sometimes I don't even know what you want in health legislation."
Jon also called Obama's dealings with health care legislation "timid." Here's how Obama replied:
"Jon, I love your show but this is something where I have a profound disagreement with you — I don't want to lump you in with other pundits."
Obama defended his administration's health care legislation, and made it clear to Jon that he doesn't consider it to be "timid" at all.
As we said, there were certainly some important issues discussed, and we think it was a well-done, entertaining interview, but Obama really needs to step up to the plate with gay rights issues!
We appreciate the fact that he released an "It Gets Better" video for gay youth, but we're def gonna need a lot more from him than that.
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