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Video: The Gold Standard in 'You Didn't Build That' Ads

Doug Indeap* Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 3:25 AM
Diagram sentences and parse words all you want. All but koolaid drinkers listening to President Obama's remarks will hear him stating the plain truth that each of us achieves success through BOTH our individual efforts and the support of others, including government. It is so simple and obvious, one can but wonder why the right has wrapped itself around the axle over this. I understand that some, perhaps those parsing words and diagramming sentences, would like to imagine Obama actually meaning that individuals have had no part in their own success. Even to say that out loud is to invite derisive laughter--and rightfully (pun intended) so. If Obama's opponents choose to predicate their opposition on such nonsense, more power to them.

Near perfection from the American Future Fund:
 


I only say near perfection because it's 90 seconds long, and therefore not television-friendly.  I suppose they could air the full thing, but it would be exceedingly -- if not prohibitively -- expensive.  Other than the length, it's virtuosic.  Using Obama's counter-ad at the outset (and again, devastatingly, at the end) is a stroke of genius because it allows viewers to hear the president's revisionist excuse, followed immediately by his full original remarks.  No editing required, aside...