The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.
To be honest, maybe Robertson is guilty of saying out in the open what many people "in the know" with regard to Venezuela are saying privately... Hugo Chavez has been accused of aiding and abetting terror before... He's known to have exported terrorism throughout South and Central America. He's definitely trying to spread communism in those areas. He is using oil revenue (the Venezuelan government owns Citgo Petroleum) to fund violent groups, to prop up his regime, and to go after the US.