Look, The Daily Show gets that a lot of Americans feel like they aren’t better off now than they were four years ago. But hey – even if President Obama hasn’t been perfect, he hasn’t made as many mistakes as he could have made. And everyone agrees that less bad is better than more bad… right?
That’s the point driven home by this fake biographical video for Obama. It points out how, as president, he put in place an “economic stimulus package that definitely didn’t ruin the country” and managed to keep the unemployment rating below 12 percent, “or 19! Or 80! There’s no limit to how high numbers can go!” As for Obamacare? “It’s better than cancer!” The whole thing is narrated by Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David, a guy who knows a thing or two about optimistic pessimism.
Check out the devastating and funny – or is that devastatingly funny? – clip below.
Democratic National Convention, Day 3: 10 lessons learned
Michelle Obama on Letterman: Top 10 reasons to watch the DNC
Democratic Convention review: President Obama’s speech, Joe Biden’s grammar, plus… Bruce Springsteen and Eva Longoria!