Jon Stewart interviews Debbie Wasserman Schultz. (See video below.)
First, I love the use of the phrase, "We need real people." What she means by"we," of course, is people who believe in more centralized control of our economy, which of course means more power in the hands of people like Debbie Wasserman Schultz to control other people's lives.
Further, to explain what she means by "real people," Wasserman Schultz uses the example of mothers needing to become more involved in education. But there are plenty of "real people," both fathers and mothers, thank you, involved in their children's education, many of whom send their kids to private schools, in part to separate their kids from the large number of kids whose parents do not concern themselves with, and who do not actively participate in, their children's education.
Also, what about the "real people" who work in the private sector as employees, employers, entrepreneurs, etc. Don't they better our lives, and arguably far greater than 99.99% of any government program that I know of.
She uses a straw man to criticize Republicans (who, by the way, deserve tons of ridicule and criticism) as obstructionists who do not see any value in government. Given the expansion of government under eight years of Bush, with four of those years having Republican control over both houses of Congress, I wouldn't say Republicans don't believe in centralized decision making and big government. What many of the critics might be contending is that there are limits on what government can, should, and ought to do, not that it cannot do anything right. Honest people can disagree; they don't need their views distorted simply because you disagree with them.
Which brings up Stewart's last question to her (with about 1:40 left to go). He notes that the Republicans handed Democrats a golden opportunity for the latter to prove that government does work and that they failed to take advantage of this opportunity. Could it be maybe, possibly, might be, probably, that critics of centralized planning are correct in that centralizing health care won't work? It's not that but for the bumbling of the Democrats health care can be centralized, but maybe, could be, just might be that the failure to launch the Affordable Care Act portends larger systemic problems with centralizing health care, both now and in the future? Can there possibly be, might be, probably is, a problem with the incentives that preclude much success when government seeks to control other people's lives and the decisions they make or fail to make? And that such a system is too complex to collectivize?