George Will and Dana Loesch School Donna Brazile and Ruth Marcus on Obama's 'You Didn't Build That'

July 29th, 2012 1:44 PM

For the past two weeks Barack Obama's media minions have been working overtime trying to convince the American people the President was taken out of context during his now infamous "You Didn't Build That" speech in Roanoke, Virginia.

CNN's Donna Brazile and the Washington Post's Ruth Marcus tried making that pathetic claim on ABC's This Week Sunday only to receive a much-needed education from George Will and's Dana Loesch (video follows with transcript and commentary):

DANA LOESCH, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR BREITBART.COM: And -- and you want to talk about gaffes. Here we have 41 straight months of unemployment that's been over 8 percent, which was -- the stimulus was supposed to have fixed. In terms of gaffes, it's not good to have the president get up in front of people during an election cycle and say, well, if you have a small business, you didn't built that, or as some have tried to say, oh, he took -- the Republicans took something out of context. He was talking about the Clinton tax plan, which really actually in context it's even worse, because he really was referring to his own plan, and the Clinton tax plan, we could -- we could get into...


LOESCH: ... the '97 tax cuts and everything else.


LOESCH: Yes, I did...


DONNA BRAZILE, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: As a small-business person, what he was saying...

LOESCH: Oh, I know...


BRAZILE: ... is that if you have a -- if you rely on roads and bridges and skilled workforce...


LOESCH: ... don't build businesses. It's the other way around, though.

BRAZILE: ... public education, that we are together, business and government, we have to have a partnership.



BRAZILE: That was the context.

RUTH MARCUS, WASHINGTON POST: It was completely taken out of context.

LOESCH: It was not taken out of context.

MARCUS: It was completely taken out of context...

BRAZILE: It was.

MARCUS: ... but it matters because it falls into this pre-existing narrative, which is very powerful among people, that the president doesn't get business in general, and small business in particular. And that's why...


LOESCH: It was in context completely.

GEORGE WILL: I have a question for my friend, Donna. This president is...


BRAZILE: ... when you say that, my friend.



MARCUS: ... need to be nervous.


WILL: We're told that the president is the brightest president since Madison, the best educated president since John Quincy Adams, and the most articulate president -- politician since Pericles. Why does he spend so much time explaining what he actually meant?

LOESCH: Right. When you're explaining, you're losing.

Game, set, match Will and Loesch.

Bravo and brava!